Friday, 8 July 2016

Artist Profile: Stream Of Consciousness (Hip Hop)

"Stream Of Consciousness was born in Beaufort, SC on January 15th, 1983 (Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's REAL birthday). He was born into a military family, with both his father and at one point his mother serving in the United States Marine Corps. Shortly after his birth his family moved to Kaneo Bay, Kilauea Hawaii on the island of Oahu where his father was stationed. Spending his first few years of life living just blocks from the ocean was a formative experience. This helped inspire a sense of wonder about the world within him, and even at a young age he often payed attention to the world around him more so than most of his peers. It's safe to say that having a military upbringing definitely shaped his perspective of this planet and the people in it. He was tuned in at a young age to world events.

His parents divorced when he was just 8 years old. He eventually ended up living with his father for the majority of his teenage years stationed at Camp Lejeune, N.C. Living in such a militarized environment (of course it was no war zone) was in fact the catalyst that has driven him and his craft. Writing his first song when he was 15, even going so far as to write an entire albums worth of material which will never see the light of day. In 2003 he packed up his stuff from where he was living at in Wilmington, NC at the time and headed North to Wisconsin. It was a much needed change of scenery. From then on he only romanticized a bit about making music but never got any more serious about it then writing some lines here and there.

However, in early 2007 he recorded his first track after having performed at a few open mic events locally in Wisconsin to much acclaim from fellow emcees. Since then, he has been systematically smashing local shows with the help of DJ Solution. On top of killing shows, he is slowly but steadily building a fan base both online and locally all while working on his debut album called "The Pentagon Papers" which he hopes to have completed and ready for sale by the Summer of 2010. His music is politically conscious, his lyricism is exceptional and his flow is smooth but edgy. He hopes to be able to tour all across the globe and raise awareness about the oppressive forces at work within our society and corporate rap music."

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