They are, The Original Bambu, Big Will aka William Paul and Queen Aries. They hail from the corners of the Caribbean and the corners of the South Side of Chicago.
P.X.I. (The Original Bambu & La Voz aka “The Voice”) was formed in 2000 performing through out the region. With that Caribbean, Spanish Hip-Hop, flavor created an underground “Gerotone” buzz with the UNEXPECTED album.
Big Will, formerly of the group U-MYND, who released GHETTO SOUL, paired up with Queen Aries, who had released, THE AGE OF ARIES. Queen is known for her writing/performance of “Spend the Night” on Scarface's album, MY BALLS, MY WORD.
Together, under the Sonic Crave Productions umbrella, came a new, international and energetic sound; appealing to the masses. PXI XTREME is Spanish, Hip-Hop, Soul and Pop; mixed it with dedication and drive. Thus, P.X.I.XTREME was born.
The Original Bambu: P.X.I. aka PANA XPRESS INTERNATIONAL
Origin: Panama/South Side of Chicago
Affiliations: ENTAKULCHA w/ Brother Fada, Pana Xpress International (Founder)
Projects: The Unexpected Album, (Divercity Records). P.X.I.X. Mixtape Volume 1
Performances and Venues: Ferrari Club, Club Orbit (Los Silver Stra Salsa Show), Club Cairo (ultimate Afircan Dance Show), Culture Club (Dancehall Explosion), E&E African Culture Show, Spring into Africa Concert, SOCA (Opened for Square One), Aragon Theatre (Jaime Onniel Release Party, International Bad Boyz New Years Bash, International Reggae Music Awards, Festival of Life, Excalibur and Puerto Rican Parade 2004-2007.
Big Will aka William Paul: XTREME
Origin: Gary, In/SouthSide of Chicago
Affiliations: U-MYND, Bobbin Heads Entertainment and Xtreme
Projects: Prove My Love (Luke Records), Christmas at Luke’s House (Luke Records), Funky, Sexual, Freaky and on the Real (Lil Joe Records), Ghetto Soul (Bobbin Heads Ent.) and P.X.I.X. Mixtape Volume 1
Performances and Venues: Toured the U.S. with H-Town and 2 Live Crew. Numerous venues throughout the Chicagoland area.
Press and Published Articles: Black Entertainment Television (BET), Video Soul, Teen Summit, BET Christmas Special, (WGN) ACT-SO Awards
Queen ARIES: XTREME
Origin: Puerto Rico/Southside of Chicago
Affiliation: T.S.P. (Three Stripe Posse), J-FAM and XTREME
Projects: In-house demo vocalist with Battery Studios for Various artists (Brittany Spears, Smooth etc.), Family Affair (Deadwood Music Inc.), My Balls, My Word w/Scarface (Rap-A-Lot), I'M A BEAST, (DBomb,Ent.), The Age of Aries (D-BOMB Ent.) and P.X.I.X. Mixtape Volume 1.
Performances and Venues: Toured the Midwest with T.S.P. Currently touring with J-FAM nationally. Numerous venues throughout the Chicagoland area.
Press and Published Articles: Hip-Hop Weekly, Digital Underground Magazine, Noisehead.com and XXL.