HIP HOP DEPARTMENT

Brother J and X-Clan
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In 1990, the Hip-Hop generation was introduced to a new era of music. The sound of funk, culture and Brooklyn-style lyrics would open attention spans for a message of social justice and enlightenment. The messenger group X Clan entered the music mainstream at the beginning of the decade in a timely fashion. With a unique sound, image, and concept, X Clan paid dues as pioneers rubbing against the grain of negative lyrics and ego tripping poetics. In allegiance with the Blackwatch Movement, (a Brooklyn based organization that informed youth of worldwide issues and injustices), X Clan stayed focused in it's mission of freedom and upliftment in the face of racial tension and indigenous genocide.

After two successful albums with Island Records ("To the East Blackwards, and "Xodus"), the X Clan disbanded in the mid 90's. Brother J, the voice of the X Clan, continued to produce and preserve his name and art form throughout the mainstream and underground markets of Hip-Hop. In 1996, the first generation of Dark Sun Riders released a project called the "Seeds of Evolution" also with Island Records.

Present day, Brother J has reassembled the X Clan. The new album entitled "Return from Mecca" is scheduled for release in 2006. The anticipation of the return of Brother J and X Clan has opened the door for consistent tours, spot dates and special appearances such as Def Poetry Jam (2005) ,Legends of Hip Hop Concert (2005) and The Damian Marley Jamrock Tour (2005). Currently in alliance with Suburban Noize Records ,Brother J has been given the green light to expose the next wave of conscious artists and street knowledge music.

Brother J and the X Clan will continue the tradition of displaying ancestral wisdom, culture, and signature lyrical style that appeals to all generations of Hip-Hop.



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