Meanest Man Contest

credit: Michael Senese


As college roommates, Quarterbar and Eric Steuer started making lo-fi rap songs on a barely-working 4-track, then recruited friends to create the Santa Barbara hip-hop ... (more) crew The duo formed Meanest Man Contest after a move upstate to Oakland, where they spent their free time digging through filthy stacks of flea market records looking for samples and inspiration. From this effort came a series of short tracks that would form MMC's collage-like first single, "Contaminated Dance Step."

Meanest Man Contest's music has evolved around a constantly expanding set of influences. MMC's first LP, "Merit," pushed their sound into thoughtful, atmospheric places with jazz samples and live guitar. More recently, the duo has stretched the boundaries of its roots with
releases like the off-kilter pop EP "Some People," the electro-tinged single "Throwing Away Broken Electronics," and the hip-hop LP "Split."



Gold Robot Project(s)

Buddy Peace & Eric Steuer

L.A. Looks


A Thousand Vows

So Old (feat. Dos Feeliz)


Not the 1s

Everybody's Rappin


Meanest Man Contest

Everything Worth Mentioning


Not The 1s

Why You Cryin?


Various Artists

Designed Entropy I


Meanest Man Contest

We Blame You


Meanest Man Contest

Throwing Away Broken Electronics


Video Project(s)

Meanest Man Contest

Throwing Away Broken Electronics


Gold Robot Artists