Monday, September 5, 2016

The 3KNGZ collective association of self expression

Hip Hop collective, 3KNGZ, is more than just a rap group searching for fame they are hip hop artists who are focused on elevating the listeners' mindset to a higher consciousness through the art form of Hip Hop while making a social change for justice. I capitalized the word "hip hop" in the previous sentence because I used it as a noun and because it is a remnant from the golden age of Hip Hop when people who have the responsibility of being the torch-bearers carry on the traditional art form of self-expression, self reliance and entrepreneurship while uplifting their communities. 3KNGZ is based in St. Louis, MO.

from left to right: iS, CHILL and Meru Muad'Dib of 3KNGZ
3KNGZ is not just a group but is a muzik collecitve! It consist of MC's, singers, producers, song writers, video editors, lecturers, poets, graffiti artist..etc!Their goal is to utilize music as a medium to enlighten humanity and create spiritual awareness. Their main tool for outreach is Hip Hop music. The member’s are Chill, Meru Muad’Dib and iS.

“His crew's music is carried by deep messages and poetical references the average listener won't catch on the first play,” Tef Poe, Riverfront Times.

The album ENDSIGHT by Chill, iS, Meru Muad'Dib. This
is not your typical hip hop album. It contains the essential core
elements to take Hip Hop to a positive outlook.

The album Endsight has a song called "Consume the World" featuring Chill, Meru Muad'Dib, Chango & Lyfestile which is the first song on the album to set the tone of what's to come. The album contains the essential core elements to take Hip Hop to a positive outlook. It mixes jazz, club bangers, and traditional Hip Hop music with uplifting messages about overcoming struggle. If the listener has struggled in life, the listener will be drawn in by the vivid metaphorical images lyrically delivered. The Endsight album features Lyfestile, Rukahs, Supreme Sol, and Leroy Jenkins. The songs “Science of Life”, “Lighter”, “New Day”, and “Without Your Love”, are produced by St Louis Grammy Award winning super producers ‘Trak Starz’.

This video is from the 3KNGZ's mixtape "Return of the Nagas". The song is called "Hip Hop Saved My Life" featuring Floyd Boykin Jr. Video is directed and edited by Floyd Boykin Jr.

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