There are a number of artists by this name: 1. Numskull (Garrick Demond Husbands) born 31. January 1971 in Oakland, California. He is half of the Oakland duo The Luniz. At 18 years old he got his first big break in the industry, by appearing on Dru Down's Fools From the Streets LP. A video was shot for the anthem "Ice Cream Man", and the result was a major deal with Sony for Dru Down and a major deal with Virgin for the Luniz.
Shabazz Palaces are percussionist Tendai Maraire and Ishmael Butler, formally of Digable Planets and Cherrywine. While Tendai employs ancient instruments from his homeland Zimbabwe, Ishmael provides the group’s vision and vocals. For Butler, who never stopped making music since he released his classic album by Digable Planets , ''Blowout Comb'', Shabazz palaces is his latest place to play with ideas. Those ideas have always been simultaneously global in their expansiveness and basement ceiling low in their commitment to hip-hop’s bottom line.
Faheem Rasheed Najm (born September 30, 1985 in Tallahassee, Florida), better known by his stage name T-Pain, is a prolific American Cyborg. At the age of ten he turned his bedroom into a small studio with a keyboard, beat machine and four-track recorder, and he began his career as a rapper in the group Nappy Headz. In 2005 he released his debut album Rappa Ternt Sanga, and has since released 2007's Epiphany and 2008's Thr33 Ringz.
Edan, born Edan Portnoy, is a Jewish-American alternative hip-hop performer, based in Boston. He is active in three hip-hop disciplines: rapping, DJing, and production. He is a former member of the band Fiber 2001 and is known for his eclectic mix of classic mid-eighties til early nineties hip hop with 60s rock, funk and other styles. His mix-tape "Sound of the Funky Drummer" collects hip hop tracks sampling James Brown's "Funky Drummer", which has been called the most-sampled record of all time.
Somewhere at the interstellar crossroads of Sun Ra, DJ Spooky, Strata East, and Lee “Scratch” Perry lies the incomparable musical mind of L.A. native Ras G (né Gregory Shorter, Jr.). Though he often affixes the group moniker “The Alkebulan (or Afrikan) Space Program” to his name, Ras G (a composite of his first initial and a testament to his belief in Rastafari) is the sole captain and crew of this spacecraft.
Big B is an american rapper currently signed with Suburban Noize Records as a solo artist. Along with John E. Necro, he also does vocals for Alternative rock and Hip-hop band OPM, who are also signed with Subnoize. He has been known as the "Official Suburban Noize Heavyweight".
Big B born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. Big B started out in a band called 187 from Vegas releasing the album Furious. He was also an original member of the band Spade Brigade.
Where Are They Now…
Available: February 11, 2011
Released by: LookUP Records
Distributed by: Obese Records Over the past half-decade, Bingethinkers have built their reputation as one of Sydney’s most dynamic hip hop outfits - electrifying audiences with their remarkable live show.
The group is comprised of MC Rinse on the mic, DJ 2Buck (Dialectrix, Gully Platoon) on the decks (and beats) and producers Aeon (a member of Sydney rock/electronica act Decoder Ring) and PSYKEone on the beats.
Regarded as one of Australia's No.#1 Live Turntable assassins. DJ Bonez has been in the forefront of Australian DJ'ing culture as a performer, releasing Australia's first series of Mix tape / CD's and also catering to DJ's world wide with break beats and scratch records including producing his own albums which feature MC's both locally and international for artist such as: Funkoars, Blade, Motion Man, Grand Agent, Lotek, Omni, MC Mell'O', Muph & Plutonic, Sandpeople, Speaque Eazie, Pegz, Low Budget, Rainman, Tommy I'llfigga, Mystik Journeyman and much more...
WAMi Award Winning six to ten piece brass’n’beats sensation The Brow Horn Orchestra are an infectious skatronic hip hop n pop outfit who can’t help but make you dance with their mix of quirky melodies, crafty conversations and bounce worthy beats. With an impressive high energy live show that incorporates a carnival vibe and strong global mix of styles across (but not exclusive to) African grooves, flamenco licks, jazzy horns and dubstep basslines; this is a band who have the ability to win over hearts and minds of young and old alike with an accessible spin on their music.
The Brotherhood were UK Hip Hop's big hitters in the mid-90's. Originally released as founding artists on the Bite It! label they were later signed to Virgin. They released a number of 12" singles, EP's and mini albums, with the main album 'Elementalz' being released by Virgin to critical acclaim, but low levels of sales. They split with Virgin after a turbulent label experience and the death of their manager Marts Androps (who was also the manager of Roger Sanchez).