Gym Class Heroes are an American rap rock-hip hop band from Geneva, New York, United States. The group formed in 1997 when Travie McCoy met drummer Matt McGinley during their high school gym class. The band's music displays a wide variety of influences, including hip hop, rock, funk, and reggae. After the addition of guitarist Disashi Lumumba-Kasongo and bassist Eric Roberts in 2003, the group was signed to Fueled by Ramen and Decaydance Records (Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz's independent record label), on which they released their debut album, The Papercut Chronicles. The group gained a strong fanbase while promoting the album, appearing at festivals such as The Bamboozle and Warped Tour.

In 2006, the group released the gold-selling album As Cruel as School Children. Since that release, the band's single "Cupid's Chokehold" reached No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100, and "Clothes Off!!" peaked at No. 5 in the United Kingdom. On September 9, 2008, Gym Class Heroes released their third album, The Quilt, which contained numerous collaborations with other artists. The band went on hiatus in 2009, a time in which the members pursued various side projects. McCoy released his solo debut album Lazarus in June 2010. Lumumba-Kasongo has been working on his side-project Soul, while McGinley now drums in the rock group Kill the Frontman. The group released The Papercut Chronicles II on November 15, 2011. It has since become one of their most successful albums to date.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2001 ...For the Kids Gym Class Heroes 1
2005 The Papercut Chronicles Gym Class Heroes 1
2006 As Cruel as School Children Gym Class Heroes 3 4
2008 The Quilt Gym Class Heroes 2 1
2011 The Papercut Chronicles II Gym Class Heroes 4


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2006 New Friend Request Gym Class Heroes 2
2007 Cupid's Chokehold Gym Class Heroes 2
2007 Clothes Off!! Gym Class Heroes 4
2008 Cookie Jar Gym Class Heroes 2
2008 Peace Sign/Index Down Gym Class Heroes 1
2008 Guilty As Charged Gym Class Heroes 1
2011 Stereo Hearts Gym Class Heroes feat. Adam Levine 3
2011 Life Goes On Gym Class Heroes feat. Oh Land 1
2011 Ass Back Home Gym Class Heroes feat. Neon Hitch 3


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2000 Greasy Kid Stuff Gym Class Heroes 1
2004 The Papercut EP Gym Class Heroes 1
2008 Patches from the Quilt Gym Class Heroes 1

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