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MP3 Khingz - From Slaveships to Spaceships

"From Slaveships to Spaceships" is a testimony of transformation, a voyage through time and space, a continued search for freedom of mind.

15 MP3 Songs in this album (54:47) !
Related styles: HIP-HOP/RAP: Hip Hop, ELECTRONIC: Electronica

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If punk rock and blues met in a dark, cigarette smoke fogged speak easy in Gotham City and were overwhelmed by jazz-induced lust and bore a child they raised in a ghetto to an alternative soundtrack out would come Khingz.

One-half of the Seattle-based group Abyssinian Creole, Khingz offers his highly anticipated 2009 debut, From Slaveships to Spaceships, on Fresh Chopped Beats / MADK Productions. …Spaceships is Khingz’ first release since 2001’s Vitamin D helmed production Mi Vida Negra, written under his alias Khalil Crisis.

As Khalil Crisis, he was torn between a life of crime and his desire to be a force for change and control of his own life. From Slaveships to Spaceships is the culmination of Khingz’ transformation from a youth with a crime-haunted past, to a man of honor. The actualization of his higher self was motivated by his motivational and self-esteem building work with youth programs in Seattle (King County), Washington. Khingz also ventured east where he provided similar service for youth in Brooklyn (Kings County), New York. This move proved to be life-changing. In addition to his tales of hood antics and experience, he began to include rhymes about liberation and has inspired his listeners to think past the corners.

In recent years Khingz has embraced a nomadic lifestyle, as evidenced by long stays in Brooklyn, Oakland, and Vancouver, BC. …Spaceships, reflects these travels, sharing Khingz’ broadened perspective without losing the fire that formed him into an emcee originally. His live performances been praised as reigniting showmanship and raw emotion as key elements in moving the crowd, earning him the respect and following of his peers and fans. The education that Khingz has extracted from both the streets and scholars has proven invaluable as his lyrics and philosophy reflects. Khingz pushes the boundaries of conscious thought-provoking Hip-Hop with his feet planted firmly in his experience as a battle-tested reality MC. He gives credence to his commitment as an elite and original artist successfully (and often tortuously) forging his own path rather than follow in the footsteps of others.

…Spaceships is a window into Khingz’ actual journey past the imprisoned mentality plaguing some of the communities he’s lived in. He has a message for oppressed people everywhere – “You are the prize over which everyone is fighting, seize yourself.” With …Spaceships he is extending a hand to his people – all of you - and asking you to step off the slaveship and step on board the spaceship. See you there.

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