King Solomon's DREAD
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Who gives a Damn 'bout D.R.E.A.D.?

Nasty Nes Rodriguez "Rap Attack" does!

DJ & Producer FUNKDADDY of Seattle does!

DJ Kun Luv with Sea-Spot does!

Big Sin of S.E.S. Entertainment (ESG & Slim Thug) does!

Chill of Ghetto Throne Entertainment, Houston, TX does!

FRONTLINE of Miami, Florida does!

CD Baby does!

The list could go on for miles potnas! Quite simply one of the most talented lyricists, performers and forward thinkers in the music industry today is the man they call King Solomon's D.R.E.A.D. His beginnings in the four elements of Hip Hop began as a Breaker...until his mother saw him spinning on his head; then a Bomber...until S.P.D. brought his lil ass home with paint tainted hands; then a DJ...until his mother walk in on him cutting her "Good Times" wax; now the ultimate MC...momma cain't say sh*** now!

This Houston Based Seattle artist is renowned for his vigorous writing recording and knack for phat ass hooks. Dubbed the "Hook Master" by Tas, former co-founder of the legendary Seattle Underground Hip Hop group P.O.T. (Prophets Of Truth), his persistence in continuing against all odds made him the man he is now.

His music is a throwback to the times when you didn't have to be a Thug, Killa, Gangsta, nor a Pimp to get it! Being one of the aforementioned only criminalizes the ground breaking creative outlet created when DJ Kool Herc brought the Sound Bwoy mentality from the West Indies. Yes he's done some the dirt that others have and yes he's appeared to be hypocritical at times, but who hasn't?

His style is a style that ain't a style no more...he actually believes that creativity within your flows coupled with fresh NEW producers, beats, and conceptual projects make your career. Platinum success...OK he'll take it but doesn't necessarily need it to validate his artistic merits!

The releases of "incognito", "antithesis", and "psychoanalysis" mark the bearing of his personage through music. "Antiquities Triunal", as the projects are collectively referred to, follows in the concept of the Holy Trinity (GOD, Son, and Holy Spirit), the concept of time (Past, Present, Future) and spirituality (Mind, Body, Soul). "incognito" deals with the trappings and vices physically experienced, "antithesis" reflects what is within this Emcee's soul and "psychoanalysis" reveals his thoughts ~ the good, the bad, the ugly.
Why this name?
Divine Intervention...
Do you play live?
MAYYYUUUUUNNNN. All over the place! Anywhere there's a Mic I'm On It.
How, do you think, does the internet (or mp3) change the music industry?
Its the wave brothers and sisters. Your best bet nowadays is to set up shop, put money into your internet promotions and make sure that your with as many digital download services as possible for maximum exposure.
Would you sign a record contract with a major label?
Don't know...why ya got something for me?
Band History:
www.InsanAsylum.com; www.myspace.com/ksdread; www.cdbaby.com/ksdread; http://www.garageband.com/InsanAsylum;
http://blog.myspace.com/ksdread
Your influences?
Jimi Hendrix, Miles Davis, Coltrane, Bird, James Brown, George Clinton/Funkadelic/Parliament, Roger Troutman & ZAPP, Michael Jackson, The Jackson 5, Issac Hayes, George Duke, The Beatles, Donald Byrd & The BlackByrds, Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five, Dana Dane, Slick Rick, 3XTimes Dope, Sir Mix A Lot, 2PAC, ICE T, ICE Cube, Das EFX, Public Enemy, KRS-1, Marley Marl, The Juice Crew, WU-TANG, NWA, CMW, Poor Righteous Teachers, Luke, RUN DMC, Whodini, Dr. Dre, Original Concept, DPG, Snoop, Big L, Scarface, The Ohio Players, Teddy Riley, LL Cool J, Scholly D, Grank Funk Railroad, De La Soul, Jungle Brothers, A Tribe Called Quest, MC Lyte, Souls of Mischief, The Liks, Threat, KC & JoJo, Mary J Blige, Nas, The Ohio Players, Too Short, CJ MAC, Ant Banks, RBX, The D.O.C., Eazy E, Sam Sneed, Poor Rigetous Teachers, King Sun, Big Daddy Kane, Twin Hype, AZ, Showbiz & AG, Aceaylone, The Coup, Askari X, Teddy Riley, MC Shy D, Rakim, MANTRONIX, MC Tee, JUST ICE
Favorite spot?
Sea-Town, H-Town, Van Cool, Miami
Equipment used:
Can't tell you, you might be in my hood and run up in my shit!!!!!
Anything else...?
Check it out folks. Too many sound a likes to many actors that wanna be gangsta, pimps, thugs WHATEVA. Don't you know the real Gangstas, Pimps, Thugs and WHATEVAs are trying to be squares like you! Just spit what you know don't try to be something you ain't...its ok if you grew up in the Burbs, on a farm, in the hills, just don't try doin' what you ain't ya might end up hurt FO' Real!!!

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