Wednesday, February 10, 2010



At one point in time substantiated as the 4 elements of the culture of hip hop. The face of the culture has undergone change through time, and veteran D-nice has expounded his career from production/mc to photographer to journalist. On thurs we showcase the very fruits of his labor on our humble blogspot/eblast; a documentation of hip hop in the flesh through the life and times of dres, sadat x, and monie love. Their stories are heard clearly.,capitalism, exploitaion and commercialism certainly has its place in today's industry..but every movement has its roots. These vet's take us to a simpler time..peep all three profiles in good retrospect.


Dres (born Andres Titus) is a rapper of the alternative hip hop duo Black Sheep. On their 1991 debut album A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing, Dres has a smooth rhyme flow, with a dose of light humour. Later his style became more serious, which suits the name of the 1994 album: Non-Fiction. Shortly after this album, Dres and Mista Lawnge split up and started independent projects.[1] In 1999, Dres released a solo album Sure Shot Redemption. On the cover, he is credited as "Dres - The Black Sheep". In 2000, the duo reunited and recorded Redlight, Greenlight (EP) and the title track for the film Once in the Life. In 2006, just before the release of the Black Sheep album 8WM/Novakane, Mista Lawnge left the group to go solo. Mista Lawnge's contributions to the album are limited giving it the appearance of another solo album from Dres. A Tribe Called Quest member Q-Tip is his cousin.

Sadat X (born Derek Murphy) is an American rapper, most famed as a member of Alternative hip hop group Brand Nubian. Originally known as Derek X, Sadat takes his name from former Egyptian president Anwar Sadat.

Simone Wilson or Simone Gooden[1] (born 2 July 1970) known by her stage name Monie Love, is a female, English emcee and former radio personality in the United States. Love was a well-respected figure in British hip hop, and made an impact with American hip hop audiences as a protégé of female American emcee Queen Latifah, as well as through her membership in the late 1980s/early 1990s Native Tongues.[2] Love was one of the first BritHop artists to be signed and distributed worldwide by a major record label.SOURCES WIKIPEDIA[2]


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