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Gym Class Heroes is an American Rap Rock band from Geneva, New York. The group formed when Travis “Schleprok” McCoy met drummer Matt McGinley and decided to form a band. After the addition of guitarist Disashi Lumumba-Kasongo and bassist Eric Roberts, former members of Earl’s Garage, they were signed to Fueled By Ramen and Decaydance Records, Fall Out Boy’s bassist, Pete Wentz’s, own independent record label, on which they released the gold-selling album As Cruel as School Children. Since that release, the band’s single “Cupid’s Chokehold” reached #4 on the Billboard Hot 100, and “Clothes Off!!” peaked at #5 on the UK Singles Chart. Gym Class Heroes use live instrumentation. They have collaborated with Fall Out Boy’s Patrick Stump on numerous occasions, notably for providing backing vocals on the song “Cupid’s Chokehold.” Stump also produced the majority of their album The Quilt, which was released on September 9, 2008.

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MC Travis McCoy and drummer Matt McGinley became friends at their local high school’s gym class in Geneva, New York. They officially came together in 1997. The original GCH began playing birthday parties, clubs, and festivals which eventually led to larger venues throughout the northeast, including two years on Warped Tour (2003, 2004, 2008). During 2004, guitarist Milo Bonacci parted ways with the band and was replaced with current guitarist Disashi Lumumba-Kasongo. In mid 2005, bassist Ryan Geise left the band and was replaced by their friend, bassist Eric Roberts. Gym Class Heroes’ lead singer Travis McCoy won MTV’s Direct Effect MC Battle and as a prize, appeared in Styles P’s video “Daddy Get That Cash”.The group released three more CDs from 1999 to 2004, called “Hed Candy,” “Greasy Kids Stuff,” and “Papercut Chronicles EP”. Their video “Cupids Chokehold” features appearances by Katy Perry and Patrick Stump. They also occasionally tour with New York songwriter Tim William on keyboards.

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