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TAH PHRUM DA BUSH
Tah Phrum Duh Bush is an oddball amongst artists. Dude is so askew from the norm he is often labeled a weirdo-nonconformist-freak... “Hey man this cat just ain’t right!” Yet somehow, strangely, it’s actually quite cool! With the comparability to the rawness of Redman, the Energy of the Roots, the lyrical wizardry of Pharoe Monch and the savvy of A Tribe Called Quest, Tah has been seen on stage doing wide ranges of craziness. Tah can be found in the bowels of New York City on a stage dropping science and knowledge in one instant and in the next he’s a humor ridden lyricist performing as an array of provocative characters. Consequently, Tah Phrum Duh Bush has chosen to represent himself (GIVE ME SOMETHIN NEW) see Tah online

ILLSPOKINN
Hailing from Boston, MA iLLspOkiNn has blessed the stage with such artists as KRS-1,RUN DMC, Rahzel, and countless others. In 2001, iLLspoKiNn moved to New York to pursue music. He has won numerous battles all over the US and Overseas. Currently, iLLspoKinN has been co-hosting a Live Hip Hop Open Mic weekly since 2002 in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. This weekly event - Sin Sin Freestyle Mondays, is where he met the members of SPOKINN MOVEMENT. With his Freestyle Skills more than Up to Par and his ability to paint pictures with writtens, iLLspoKiNn is a force to be spittin with.Want to know about the rest of his life? Cop the album when it drops! see ill online

HIRED GUN
One of New York Cities unsung heroes amongst the hip hop and drum n bass communities, Hired Gun has repped various crews in the tri-state area over the past ten plus years. Moving permanently to Brooklyn, NY in 2000 “HG” has been one of the underground’s most consistent, versatile and creative emcees rockin the stage. Looking at art and music as a means of communication and a way to pass truth, HG strives to positively impact those around him with conscious music, not in the trite, played definition that has plagued artist because of mainstream characterizations but a more tangible idea of music that makes you think, reflect and feel. HG currently has two albums out with the group 3rd Party. see HG online
MARIELLA
Mariella Gonzalez began her career as a dancer performing with such notables as Hank Willianms Jr,and Sergio Mendes. She has been a featured performer at the Superbowl, Sugarbowl, and jazz festivals around the Country.A consumate artist, she discovered her voice as a soulful vocalist and poigniant songwriter in early 2001 and has not stopped.She has graced many of New York City's top venues including Blue Note Jazz Club,SOB's,Joe's Pub,and the famed Summerstage series opening for Grammy nominated latin funk band,Yerba Buena.Mariella returned to Summerstage in 2006 as a principle actress in the musical "Bricolage", showcasing her dynamic range as a singer,dancer,and actor.After completing her first asian tour she is now workin on a full length album. see Mariella online
BUSY BISC1
From below the surface of New York City Busy Bisc 1 emerges with skill, style, and a serious need for movements. Alive off the pace of city blocks, his creative forces are used in all realms. From record art work for labels such as Definitive Jux, Nature Sounds, and Ninja Tune. To the release of his words over beats on New York’s block building label, Embedded Music (www.embeddedmusic.com), Bisc1 can be found in your town, on your walls and in your ears. His work had been played, performed, exhibited and distributed all over the globe, from The Queens Museum to the walls of Fat Beats in Amsterdam and back to the speakers banging in Hong Kong.. To dig deeper go see Bisc1 online. stay up!!
WHY G
Why G was born in Jamaica Queens where he fell in love with music, creating mix tapes out of his favorite songs spun by Dj's Such as Marley Marl and Red Alert. His father published poetry so in his early school years he began to write poems and creative essays. Why joined the Universal Zulu Nation meeting legends such as Afrika Bambatta who showed him the essence of true Hip Hop. After high school Why decided to attend the Institute of Audio Researchto learn the technical side of creating music in order to record and release his music. He also worked at a local Sam Ash studying the latest gear and doing tech work to improve his skills on the equipment. Hungry to take things to a higher level Why G would move onto Interning at the world famous Electric Lady Studios the once creative Home of Jimmi Hendrix. Here he would expanded his musical know how beyond Hip Hop while at the same time releasing his 1st Independent project "The Beginning of the End" with DjEmmo.Why and several friends created the Optimus Foundation to bring social programs to the communities in need. When asked what the future holds for Why G he simply says " I'm going to keep putting in work making music and giving back to the people... Peace and Respect"
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Nyle
He is a sophomore at New York University studying at the Clive Davis Department of Recorded Music. Originally from Philadelphia, he started rapping in high school as the front-man for a funk band named Secondhand Sound. Experimenting with acting, and spoken word, Nyle found that his love of music was the strongest. Armed with the art of freestyle and newfound knowledge of the recording studio he has found a new home in New York with many of the artists featured in OUT OF THE BOX. Voted Sin-Sin’s freshman emcee of the year, and looking to release his first album soon, Nyle looks forward to working with some young emcee’s and poets in training.
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JAKE LEFCO
Fueled by his relentless hunger to rhyme and his quest to tell it like it is, Jake Lefco is realer than most. Born and raised in Philly and currently residing in New York City, Lefco’s passion for emceeing has paved the way for a fast growing career as a recording artist and performer, earning him critical acclaim and widespread recognition. With his unique blend of clever lyricism, brutal honesty, and light hearted humor, Jake Lefco is described by many as “a breath of fresh air!” (Elemental Magazine, issue 77).
His debut 12" single “Headphones”, which reached #2 on national college radio charts, and his debut full length “And You Are?” have attracted attention from numerous publications such as Elemental Magazine, Philadelphia Weekly, OkayPlayer.com, RapReviews.com, RapMusic.com, and many more. Lefco’s follow up album “Missing Trooth” will drop in Spring of 2007 on Karma Response Unit Records, so keep an eye out for Jake! He’s just getting started. Challah!!! 
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MISS ANGELINA
Miss Angelina, the sassy lady rapper, serves up a fresh dish of new wave Hip Hop with that old school flava. Her irresistible music includes the sounds of Salsa, Bollywood, Reggae, Hip Hop, and Soul fused together to make hit songs you can’t help but groove to. Along with her sultry back-up singers and dancers, The Jersey Girls, she tantalizes crowds everywhere with her vivacious stage presence and killer style. You may have seen her perform on the WB11 Morning Show, or on the Spanish television program “La Loca”. She’s dazzled the crowds at such venues as The Knitting Factory, Joe’s Pub, Southpaw, SoHo 323, and The Bowery Poetry Club. As an apiring fashionista, Miss A designs and creates all of the wardrobe worn by her and The Jersey Girls at their live performances. See Miss A online

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ROSALEEN KNOEPFEL
Ms. Knoepfel, or Miss K, as she is known to the kids, is a full time English Language Arts and Drama teacher at South Bronx Preparatory. Miss K graduated from Marymount Manhattan College in 2000 with a B.A. in Directing. After writing and directing various original NY based theater productions, she became a New York Teaching Fellow in 2001, and now has her Masters in Secondary English education. Having worked in N.Y.’s public school system for the past six years, from East New York to Jamaica, Queens, Miss K has seen many programs succeed and many others fail. Noticing a disparate need for art and music programs in all of the underserved communities in New York, Miss K started to invite artists and community activists into her classroom her first year teaching. The response was so positive she continued to organize guest artists until Urban Art Beat was born!

BUSY BISC 1
From below the surface of New York City Busy Bisc 1 emerges with skill, style, and a serious need for movements. Alive off the pace of city blocks, his creative forces are used in all realms. From record art work for labels such as Definitive Jux, Nature Sounds, and Ninja Tune. To the release of his words over beats on New York’s block building label, Embedded Music (www.embeddedmusic.com), Bisc1 can be found in your town, on your walls and in your ears. His work had been played, performed, exhibited and distributed all over the globe, from The Queens Museum to the walls of Fat Beats in Amsterdam and back to the speakers banging in Hong Kong.. To dig deeper go to myspace.com/bisc1 or bisc1.com ,iveestudios.com stay up!!
EVAN WATERMAN
Evan Waterman, aka King Cut, was born and raised in New York City. Since 1999, he has organized and performed in showcases and open mic events locally and across the country. The 26 year-old DJ has done events ranging from rooftop and loft parties to small clubs and lounges throughout the city. He is currently the resident DJ at No Malice Palace in the East Village. He will graduate from New School University in 2007 with a liberal arts degree focusing on democracy and cultural pluralism.
HIRED GUN
One of New York Cities unsung heroes amongst the hip hop and drum n bass communities, Hired Gun has repped various crews in the tri-state area over the past ten plus years. Moving permanently to Brooklyn, NY in 2000 “HG” has been one of the underground’s most consistent, versatile and creative emcees rockin the stage. Looking at art and music as a means of communication and a way to pass truth, HG strives to positively impact those around him with conscious music, not in the trite, played definition that has plagued artist because of mainstream characterizations but a more tangible idea of music that makes you think, reflect and feel. HG currently has two albums out with the group 3rd Party. see HG online