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Official is a Northwest group in the 503 that brings you that feel-good music, Hip-Hop that will leave you reciting the hooks and trying to flow back the crafty lyrics. The group consists of Abidam, Shad, and Black Sinatra (AKA Unknown).
Abidam, one of the producers of the group, was raised by a single mom out in Salem, OR, the Capital of the 503. He has, since childhood, had love for making music and flowing. At this stage in his career droppin hot tracks with a catchy hook and flows for a hit song is nothin. Shad and Unknown were born and raised out in the LA area with their families, but made the 503 their home.
Shad is also one of the dope producers who has a major love and skill for making hot tracks. It has always been a DREAM of his to do something big about it and he believes and seems to be right with it's OFFICIAL and that's where it's at.
Unknown has always been known for laying his unique voice on hooks for multiple local Northwest artists, but recording tracks for the singer all started with Abidam with one of the fan-loved, hit singles from 2000 called Appreciate Me. The single was going to take the Northwest by storm, but some issues had occured outside of their control and the explosion never happened. The two went their separate ways musically, but they remained close friends. It wasn't until 2013 when they hooked up with their friend Shad a producer and lyricist of Captured Thought, that they all had a sound that clicked and decided to form the group "Official". The rest will be history so just listen up cause it's definitely Official!!