Julio Francisco Ramos (born July 24, 1981), better known as Ceschi Ramos, or simply as Ceschi (/ˈɛski/ CHESS-kee),[1][4][5] is an American hip hop musician based in New Haven, Connecticut.[6] He is a co-founder of Fake Four Inc.[4] He won the Connecticut Music Awards for Best Hip Hop in 2014.[7]

Ceschi
Birth nameJulio Francisco Ramos[1]
Also known asCeschi Ramos
Born (1981-07-24) July 24, 1981 (age 42)[1][2]
OriginNew Haven, Connecticut, United States
GenresHip hop, Folk punk
Occupation(s)Rapper, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer
Years active2002–present
LabelsFake Four Inc.
Beyond Space Entertainment
Websiteceschimusic.com

Life and career

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Ceschi released his first solo album, Fake Flowers, in 2004.[8] They Hate Francisco False followed in 2006.[8]

In 2008, Ceschi and his brother David Ramos founded the record label Fake Four Inc.[4]

In 2010, Ceschi was arrested[9] and pleaded guilty to a 100-pound marijuana shipment that he accepted at the home of his grandfather in New Haven.

Ceschi released The One Man Band Broke Up, a collaborative album with German producer DJ Scientist, in July 2010.[10] It was described by Tiny Mix Tapes as "music for the saddest party in recorded human history."[11]

In 2014, Ceschi won the Connecticut Music Awards for Best Hip Hop.[7] He released Broken Bone Ballads, a collaborative album with Canadian producer Factor Chandelier, in April 2015.[12] In 2019, Jahan Nostra and Ceschi won Best Music Video at the Hip Hop Film Festival for their video “El Chapo.”[13][14][15]

Codefendants

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In 2021, Ramos formed his newest project Codefendants, alongside fellow punk rock musicians Fat Mike of NOFX and Sam King of Get Dead. The group seeks to break genre barriers and produces a mix of hip hop music, new wave, and punk rock, which they call "crime wave". The group has opened for NOFX on their farewell tour, and shared the stage with notable punk rock acts, including Lagwagon, Pennywise, and Circle Jerks. Codefendants released their debut album, This is Crime Wave on March 24, 2023.[16]

Codefendants
Genres
Years active2021-present[17]
Members

Discography

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Solo studio albums

  • Fake Flowers (Beyond Space, 2004)
  • They Hate Francisco False (Net31, 2006)
  • The One Man Band Broke Up (Fake Four Inc., 2010) (with DJ Scientist)
  • Broken Bone Ballads (Fake Four Inc., 2015) (with Factor Chandelier)
  • Sad, Fat Luck (Fake Four Inc., 2019) (with Factor Chandelier)
  • Sans Soleil (Fake Four Inc., 2019)
  • This Guitar Was Stolen Along with Years of Our Lives (Fake Four Inc., 2021)
  • Bring Us the Head of Francisco False (Part 1) (Fake Four Inc., 2024)
  • Bring Us the Head of Francisco False (Part 2) (Fake Four Inc., TBA)

B-side / demo albums

  • Fake Flowers R.I.P. 1 (2005)
  • Fake Flowers R.I.P. 2 (2005)
  • Fake Flowers R.I.P. 3 (2005)
  • Forgotten Forever (Cooler Than Cucumbers, 2014)
  • Elm St. Sessions (Fake Four Inc., 2018)

Toca (Ceschi with Danny Levin, David Ramos, Max Heath, Tommy V & Xololanxinxo)

  • Dancing with Skeletons (2003)
  • Toca (Two Tone Elephants, 2007)

Dead by Wednesday (Ceschi with David Ramos, Opus, et al.)

  • Democracy Is Dead (Stillborn, 2005)
  • The Killing Project (Eclipse, 2008)
  • The Last Parade (Eclipse, 2011)

Other collaborations

  • Anonymous Inc. (Anonymous Inc., 2001) (with David Ramos, as Anonymous Inc.)
  • A.O.K. (Anonymous Inc., 2003) (with David Ramos, Jay Scafariello & Robert Koizura, as The Most)
  • Knuck Feast (Grimm Image, 2007) (with David Ramos, iCON the Mic King & Jay Scafariello, as Knuck Feast)
  • Ceschi / Pat the Bunny (DIY Bandits, 2016) (with Pat the Bunny)
  • This Is Crime Wave (Bottles to the Ground, 2023) (with Fat Mike & Sam King, as Codefendants)

Singles

  • "Count on It" b/w "Bad Jokes" (2008)
  • "Same Old Love Song" (2009)

Guest appearances

Music references

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  1. ^ "Mitochondiral Blues". Noah23. Bandcamp. July 27, 2004. Retrieved July 17, 2015.
  2. ^ "Jupiter Sajitarius". Noah23. Bandcamp. November 2, 2004. Retrieved July 17, 2015.
  3. ^ "Cameo Therapy". Noah23. Bandcamp. November 12, 2007. Retrieved July 17, 2015.
  4. ^ "Rock Paper Scissors". Noah. Bandcamp. September 23, 2008. Retrieved July 17, 2015.
  5. ^ "Owl Hours". Fake Four Inc. Bandcamp. July 21, 2009. Retrieved July 17, 2015.
  6. ^ "Lawson Graham". Fake Four Inc. Bandcamp. November 28, 2012. Retrieved July 17, 2015.
  7. ^ "The Great Depression". Fake Four Inc. Bandcamp. December 3, 2012. Retrieved July 17, 2015.
  8. ^ "The Landmark". Fake Four Inc. Bandcamp. January 13, 2011. Retrieved July 17, 2015.
  9. ^ "Synesthesia". Fake Four Inc. Bandcamp. June 20, 2011. Retrieved July 17, 2015.
  10. ^ "Hello Cruel World". Fake Four Inc. Bandcamp. Retrieved July 17, 2015.
  11. ^ "Cannonball!!!". Fake Four Inc. Bandcamp. January 24, 2012. Retrieved July 17, 2015.
  12. ^ "Fanfaronade". Kristoff Kran. Bandcamp. May 22, 2012. Retrieved July 17, 2015.
  13. ^ "Anx". Fake Four Inc. Bandcamp. July 24, 2012. Retrieved July 17, 2015.
  14. ^ "Sovereign Soul". Fake Four Inc. Bandcamp. November 18, 2012. Retrieved July 17, 2015.
  15. ^ "Flowers for My Father". Fake Four Inc. Bandcamp. February 19, 2013. Retrieved July 17, 2015.
  16. ^ "Civil War w/ Ceschi Ramos, Sean Bonnette, Skyrider". Sole. SoundCloud. May 2, 2013. Retrieved July 17, 2015.
  17. ^ "Big Huge Truck". Fake Four Inc. Bandcamp. June 18, 2013. Retrieved July 17, 2015.
  18. ^ "Woke Up Alone". Fake Four Inc. Bandcamp. July 23, 2013. Retrieved July 17, 2015.
  19. ^ "Newstalgia". Time. Bandcamp. October 29, 2013. Retrieved July 17, 2015.
  20. ^ ""Substances" – Sleep of Oldominion feat. Ceschi & Onry Ozzborn". Strange Famous Records. SoundCloud. April 9, 2014. Retrieved July 17, 2015.
  21. ^ "Hella Frreal". Mike Mictlan. Bandcamp. October 27, 2014. Retrieved July 17, 2015.
  22. ^ "Pattern of Life". Sole. Bandcamp. August 26, 2014. Retrieved July 17, 2015.
  23. ^ "No Quits Till (Feat. Guante, Ceschi)". Black Box Tapes. Bandcamp. October 9, 2015. Retrieved January 19, 2016.
  24. ^ "Factoria". Factor Chandelier. Bandcamp. April 15, 2016. Retrieved June 6, 2018.
  25. ^ "Sole & DJ Pain 1: Nihilismo". Sole. Bandcamp. April 22, 2016. Retrieved June 6, 2018.
  26. ^ "7 Vessels". Fake Four Inc. Bandcamp. June 16, 2017. Retrieved June 6, 2018.
  27. ^ "10:00 feat. Ceschi". Hustle & Fitness. Bandcamp. November 24, 2017. Retrieved June 2, 2018.
  28. ^ "Wisdom Teeth". Factor Chandelier. Bandcamp. February 9, 2018. Retrieved June 6, 2018.
  29. ^ "Lucas Acid". Fake Four Inc. Bandcamp. April 6, 2018. Retrieved June 6, 2018.

References

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  1. ^ a b c Kaempffer, William (December 10, 2010). "Bail lowered for suspect in massive New Haven 'Christmas present' pot bust". New Haven Register. Retrieved July 17, 2015.
  2. ^ Ceschi (July 25, 2018). "No. My bday was yesterday actually". Twitter. Retrieved July 17, 2015.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Fake Four Inc. – Ceschi". Archived from the original on July 22, 2015. Retrieved July 17, 2015.
  4. ^ a b c Kangas, Chaz (January 2, 2014). "The Prison Saga of Ceschi". The Village Voice. Retrieved March 25, 2015.
  5. ^ Quinlan, Thomas (October 18, 2010). "Ceschi – The One Man Band Broke Up". Exclaim!. Retrieved March 25, 2015.
  6. ^ Hamad, Michael (March 24, 2014). "Hip Hop's Ceschi Ramos Celebrates Freedom With Hometown Appearance". Hartford Courant. Retrieved March 25, 2015.
  7. ^ a b Hymans, Julie Bess (June 12, 2014). "2014 Connecticut Music Awards + Grand Band Slam". Connecticut Post. Retrieved March 25, 2015.
  8. ^ a b Hamad, Michael (March 11, 2015). "New Haven's Ceschi Ramos Celebrates New Release At Toad's". Hartford Courant. Retrieved March 25, 2015.
  9. ^ Kaempffer, William; Staff, Register (December 8, 2010). "UPDATE: Christmas 'presents' full of marijuana: Police seize 100 pounds of pot in New Haven, all wrapped up with festive bows (video, photos of 'presents')". New Haven Register. Retrieved January 3, 2020.
  10. ^ Anderson, Rick. "Ceschi – The One Man Band Broke Up". AllMusic. Retrieved March 25, 2015.
  11. ^ Hemmerling, Joe. "Ceschi Ramos – The One Man Band Broke Up". Tiny Mix Tapes. Retrieved March 25, 2015.
  12. ^ Bein, Kat (February 2, 2015). "Ceschi's Time in Prison Helped Shape Broken Bone Ballads". New Times Broward-Palm Beach. Retrieved March 25, 2015.
  13. ^ "Harlem's Hip Hop Film Festival Provides A Safe Space For Black Creatives". BET.com. Retrieved September 18, 2021.
  14. ^ Jahan Nostra: El Chapo (feat. Ceschi) (Video 2019) - IMDb, retrieved September 18, 2021
  15. ^ "#DXCLUSIVE: Jahan Nostra & Ceschi Honor César Chávez Day With "El Chapo" Video". HipHopDX. April 1, 2019. Retrieved September 18, 2021.
  16. ^ "Codefendants". Fat Wreck Chords. Retrieved December 15, 2023.
  17. ^ https://wallofsoundau.com/2023/05/08/sam-king-and-cheschi-ramos-codefendants-were-living-a-dream/
  18. ^ "Cars & Trains – The Roots, The Leaves". Discogs. Retrieved July 25, 2017.
  19. ^ Kawaii, Keith (April 4, 2011). "Noah23 – "Sea of the Infinite Wave feat. Myka 9 & Ceschi"". Tiny Mix Tapes. Retrieved July 17, 2015.
  20. ^ Klosowski, Thorin (August 1, 2011). "Download Sole's Nuclear Winter Volume 2 with Pictureplane, Greencarpetedstairs and more". Westword. Retrieved July 17, 2015.
  21. ^ Martins, Chris (July 10, 2013). "Loden and Doseone Release 'Future Confetti,' a Bursting Bag of Psych-Rap Righteousness". Spin. Retrieved July 17, 2015.
  22. ^ Hudson, Alex (October 11, 2013). "Josh Martinez Announces 'Blotto' LP, Shares New Track and Books North American Tour". Exclaim!. Retrieved July 17, 2015.
  23. ^ "El Chapo feat Ceschi, by Jahan Nostra". Jahan Nostra. Retrieved September 18, 2021.
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