Archive for the ‘Inspirators’ Category

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Eyedea & Abilities was an American rap duo affiliated with Rhymesayers Entertainment and consisting of DJ Abilities and rapper Eyedea.

As the emcee half of this legendary, underground U.S. hip-hop act, Micheal “Eyedea” Larsen was a widely respected Freestyler on the Emcee Battle scene. He had a natural ability for creating intricate, intelligent and poetic rhymes with an incredible talent for verbal performance, which in my opinion far out classed the talents of his mainstream peers. Sadly Micheal died in his sleep on October 16, 2010 from opiate toxicity, his Cause of death was ruled as an accident by the attending medical examiner’s office.

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Sage Francis

Paul “Sage” Francis (born November 18, 1976) is a hip-hop artist from Providence, Rhode Island.

Francis is an acclaimed forefather of indie-rap and the CEO of the independent hip-hop record label Strange Famous Records. This label first began as a way for Francis to bootleg his unreleased songs in the late 90’s and has since evolved into an official enterprise with an expanding roster of like-minded artists. Francis won the Scribble Jam Emcee battle in 2000 and released several CDs available only on his tours, before releasing Personal Journals on Anticon Records. He joined up with Joe Beats in the duo Non-Prophets, releasing the albums Hope and Hopestrumentals in 2003 and 2004 respectively. He subsequently signed to Epitaph Records, the first hip-hop artist signed to the label, releasing the albums A Healthy Distrust (2005) and Human the Death Dance (2007).

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RATM - Rage Fist

Rage Against the Machine is a Grammy Award-winning rap metal band, formed in 1983 in Los Angeles, California, United States. The band’s line-up consists of vocalist Zack de la Rocha, bassist and backing vocalist Tim Commerford, guitarist Tom Morello and drummer Brad Wilk. Critics have noted Rage Against the Machine for its “fiercely polemic music, which brewed sloganeering leftist rants against corporate America, cultural imperialism, and government oppression into a Molotov cocktail of Punk Rock, Hip-Hop and Thrash Metal. Rage Against the Machine drew inspiration from early Heavy Metal instrumentation, as well as rap acts such as Afrika Bambaataa, Public Enemy, the Beastie Boys and Urban Dance Squad. As of 2010, they have sold over 16 million records worldwide.

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