About to hit the road with my friends again! I’ll have new music to perform and share with you, and these guys will have new albums! Meet them all.
Born in Washington, DC and raised during the golden era of hip-hop, K(yle) Murdock’s affinity for music was a result of growing up idolizing his late uncle Melvin Lindsey, who was a popular local radio host/philanthropist in the DC area; His interest in hip-hop culture was weaned by his older cousins. One crew in particular, The Native Tongues, changed his musical life when he stumbled upon the cassettes of two of the collective’s landmark groups (A Tribe Called Quest & De La Soul) back in the early ‘90s. The biggest thing K learned from the likes of those’ artist is consequently one of the biggest ideals he continually strives to get across in his own music- individuality!
Best known for being one half of the progressive hip-hop tandem Panacea, K, along with the group’s emcee Raw Poetic, has rocked shows all over the United States; Sharing the stage with legends like Brand Nubian & Rahzel of The Roots to “new schoolers “Little Brother, Lupe Fiasco & J-Live. K-Murdock’s self-proclaimed “Neosonic” (new-sound) productions have taken shape over the last decade and helped K garner respect from his contemporaries to some of K’s personal influences- DJ Spinna, Thes One (of People Under The Stairs) & Omm’as Keith (of The Sa-Ra Creative Partners). His mix of spacey elements fused with soulful sampling have allowed him to work with a range of artists including Grammy Nominated R&B singer Raheem DeVaughn to Capcom-licensed “nerdcore” rapper Random (aka Mega Ran), whom K has been collaborating & toured the U.S. & the parts of the world (U.K., Japan) with since 2010!
Other notable career highlights for K include: Being selected as 1 of the 60 participants for the 2005 Red Bull Music Academy, having Panacea’s 2007 album The Scenic Route be named “Album Of The Year” in the respected UK magazine Hip-Hop Connection & being repeatedly named as one of the “top producers” over the last few years on popular music sites KevinNottingham.com, Nerdcore.com & theWordisBond.com.
Tribe One is a rapper from Atlanta, Georgia who writes smart, personal and emotional songs about things like comic books and video games. He’s a bit of a nerd and he knows it. Revels in it, in fact. Having worked as a public librarian for eight years before making the jump to rapping full time, he is acutely aware that he is on something of a non-traditional path to rap stardom. But it’s exactly this nonchalance when it comes to fitting into the hip hop mainstream that allows Tribe One to be the engaging performer that he is. Able to switch from lightning fast speed raps to heartstring tugging storytelling at the drop of a hat, Tribe One has devastated audiences all over the country on tours with mc chris, MC Lars, Ceschi, Louis Logic, Adam WarRock and Mega Ran among others. He is also 50% of the rap group The Remnant, 50% of the band Malibu Shark Attack and 100% himself.
Doug Funnie is a Underground Hip-Hop Artist who is mainly associated with the genre known as “Nerdcore Hip-Hop”. In addition to being a solo artist, Doug is also the bassist for Fort Worth’s Local Punk Band, Scratch The Hound. Doug is known for his Hip-Hop album “Head in The Cloudz.” Publications say that “Funnie can speed it up and slow it down with the best” in this project. While Doug has his love for music, he widely expresses his enjoyment in Video games with projects like the “Metal Gear Solid: The Mixtape” Freshly off a US tour with Crunk Witch from Maine,Some publications referred Doug Funnie’s music to as “an unusual lyrical approach to portray alternatives to the common themes of hip-hop”. Songs are usually layered thick with choice samples and Funnie’s often witty, sometimes rapid-fire rhymes reference pop-culture like video games and comic books.