Ten years is an eternity in hip hop, during which entire rap empires have risen and fallen. Since their debut in 2013, however, PRO8L3M has consistently remained at the forefront of the Polish music scene. Platinum albums, debuts at number one on the OLiS list, sold-out biggest concert halls in Poland - the band is a phenomenon that cannot be passed by indifferently.
The duo avoids following trends in the genre, building its own sound full of references to the culture of the 80s and 90s, from Polish pop to club music. This allows them to reach an audience of different genres, from hip-hop through electronica to alternative. In their work, which is full of pop-culture references, themes of new technology and futurism are mixed with sensational stories. They go beyond music, translating their vision into visual arts as well, complementing their music with award-winning videos, original settings for their albums, unique visuals at concerts and immersive activities in adapted spaces.
From the very beginning, all of the band's albums and mixtapes have stood out for their conceptual nature. PRO8L3M leans into the dangers of the technological expansion of large corporations, deconstructs visions of modern Poland born in the turbulent period of transformation and describes dynamic visions of big city nightlife. Each story grips you like a thriller movie, full of scenes of violence, sex and shocking emotions.
PRO8L3M is celebrating its tenth anniversary in 2023 with the new album "PROXL3M," which covered gold in just 24 hours. The new material is a fascinating story that shows, in a manner worthy of an ancient tragedy, the fate of a protagonist caught up in a criminal enterprise. By outlining a broad social context and a multitude of followups to previous recordings, it is the fullest realization of concepts also present on the duo's other albums.
Since the fresh debut of "C30-C39," a risqué royal gambit, PRO8L3M has been repeatedly awarded for its artistic achievements. After the mixtape "Art Brut" reaching back to the musical canon of the communist era, the band was hailed Artist of the Year by Aktivist. The full-length album "PRO8L3M" was the first to go platinum. All subsequent albums also received this honor. "Ground Zero" was, in turn, the first mixtape ever to be awarded a Fryderyk.
Fight Club (2021)
Art Brut 2 (2020)
Widmo LP (2019)
Ground Zero Mixtape (2018)
Hack3d By GH05T 2.0 EP (2017)
PRO8L3M LP (2016)
Art Brut Mixtape (2014)