Epic of Self
Arriving from the world renowned city of Detroit and it's celebrated hip hop forum comes an MC who continues to make music in the spirit of the greats before him. Actuating his diverse poetic rhyme schemes fused with engaging tracks thus formulating a unique brand of music; where rhyme, poetry, and beat come together in a harmonious effort. Monk is an exuberant display of talent driven by a mind and heart that is bent on the preservation of the black soul culture. He has manage to captivate audiences with his profound yet immensely personable stage presence, in hopes to reach the ears and minds of a boundless people. Using vibe as a vehicle of expression and artistry, he continues to promote the ideology that the natural inner self will forever prevail as long as it remains true. Monk a child of the infamous beginnings of a definitive era in hip hop (RUN DMC, L.L. COOL J, RAKIM, BIG DADY KANE, PUBLIC ENEMY, KRS ONE) began his career as a youth in Detroit making an impressionable impact on the local seen as a solo artist, then as a member of one of the most critically acclaimed groups Ichabods Tree. With a warm response of the group's initial project, he migrated to Brooklyn, NY where he reunited with his hometown comrade and super producer behn to bring forth his latest effort Epic of Self. Monk has performed his music at various showcases in and around Detroit and New York with the intentions of bringing a good vibe and motivation for the soul to simply love and be well while dealing with the adversities of everyday life. Promising not to disappoint, Monk is definitely an artistic force to be reckoned with, throwing out all traditional stereotypes of what an MC should and shouldn't be, allowing Hip Hop to live once again through yet another MC who isn't afraid to dare to be different. The Epic of Self (EoS) is a refreshing validation for your soul and a refuge for the toiled mind. It's a fashionable Huey P. Newton, Old School rapping, with a young Marvin G. crooning, over melodic, bass dropping, soul infused beats, with a heavy dose of Detroit cool and Ghetto intellect. EoS is a collage of artful expressions that deal with life as a man, a father, a lover, and as a friend to the urban community. Beginning with a Destiny and ending where we all do, back to Self. With songs such as 'Self ' and 'Destiny' featuring the ever soulful and musically creative Behn, who appears on the project as a innovative producer and artist, this epic is a tale that is deeply seated in true emotion and heart felt realism. Along with momentous collaborations with artist like "down home songstress" Pfire who is featured, along w/ Behn on songs such as 'Anvibea' and the likes of the one and only Jupiter Girl: Isa Starr on songs like 'People', this CD surely is saturated with immense belief and an unapologetic state of mind. Seconding that notion with songs such as 'Grow' where the velvet voice of Walt brings remnants of the legendary Isaac Hayes to mind, body, and soul. Epic of Self promises a feel good substance of sorts for you to bob your head to, while being inspired to reach high for your dreams and becoming more consciously aware of the world around us. Ultimately, challenging all of man kind to live their EoS as well.