MP3 Euphonics Redefined - HIP HOP/RAP: Hip Hop
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HIP HOP/RAP: Hip Hop, HIP HOP/RAP: East Coast
"People have to understand what you mean when you talk about hip-hop. Hip-hop means the whole culture of the movement. When you talk about rap you have to understand that rap is part of the hip-hop culture. That means the emceeing is part of the hip-hop culture; The DJing is part of the hip-hop culture. The dressing, the languages are all part of the hip-hop culture. So is the break dancing, the b-boys and b-girls. How you act, walk, look and talk is all part of hip-hop culture. And the music is colorless. Hip-hop music is made from black, brown, yellow, red and white. It''s from whatever music that gives that grunt, that funk, that groove, that beat. That''s all part of hip-hop."
- Afrika Bambaataa
Hip-Hop has seen better days. Although Hip-Hop started out with a variety of talents and personas, and at some point, Hip-Hop lost it sense of individuality. But what makes Hip-Hop unique from any other musical genre is that in its effort to find itself, Hip-Hop is an ever-evolving entity, thus lending itself to cyclic patterns. The spice of life returns.
Euphon is ushering in a movement of quality music. Steeped in the essence of New York City''s elder statesmen and founders of the art form, the Harlem-based Hip-Hop duo is made up of artist/producer Slim and MC Mr. Fantastik. Euphon''s brand of music brings about classic Hip-Hop themes and ideals all with a contemporary flair. Relying less on arrogance and more on conviction, assertiveness and a willingness to showcase vulnerability, Mr. Fan''s B-Boy flamboyant delivery only complements Slim''s quiet confidence. The group''s "Anti-Music Music" movement is one that states that a corrupted system can only be change from within.
Sonically, Euphon draws and provides inspiration from their rich blend of Hip-Hop, Jazz, Funk, and Soul influences. Their balanced, no-gimmicks approach garnered the group respect from their peers in New York''s underground Hip-Hop circuit, including Dujeous, Sub-Con, Pack FM and Jean Grae and led to a cult following. In 2002, Euphon landed a spot on MTV2''s Area 2 Tour with Moby, appearing on the singles Superbaby and Rock Wid Us featuring producer/artist DougSimpson. Those triumphs led to the duo being invited to perform at the Zulu Nation''s 30th and 31st Anniversary Celebrations in 2003 and 2004.
Described as a refreshing alternative to the cookie cutter material being released commercially, Euphon''s first official release, Euphonics (EP) was warmly received by critics and the public alike. Euphon''s re-release of the project, as a full LP is a true testament to its fans and supporters, as well as those new to the Anti-Music Music movement.
Their music, triumphs, struggles and stories resonate with an understanding of the responsibility bestowed upon them to carry on the legacy of Hip-Hop music. Euphon is Hip-Hop''s alternative.