Bahamadia, Hezekiah & Jaguar Wright
PHILLY SOUNDS TOUR 2008 featuring:
BAHAMADIA, HEZEKIAH, JAGUAR WRIGHT & LIVE BAND
VERITASAGA (Hip-hop soul / http://www.myspace.com/trupaveritasaga)
SHY BEATZ ( Hip-hop / Experimental / Funk / http://www.myspace.com/shybeatz)
FUNKTASTICS (Hip-hop / funk / http://www.myspace.com/funktastics )
Hip hop’s first lady, known for many classics on her album “kollage” and
still rocking it like no other!
As an affiliate of the Gang Starr Foundation, she released her
critically-acclaimed debut album entitled Kollage in 1996; the album
featured production by Guru and DJ Premier of Gangstarr. Her reputation in
North America has been enhanced by a number of highly regarded guest
appearances on tracks by artists including Talib Kweli, The Roots, Jedi Mind
Tricks and Planet Asia, and through her peripheral association with the
Philadelphia hip hop collective Army of the Pharaohs.
JAGUAR WRIGHT: http://www.myspace.com/jaguarwright
Philadelphia’s premiere lady in soul!
Philadelphia-based singer/songwriter Jaguar Wright’s name can be added to
the list of such Philly-based neo-soul talents as Grammy Award-winning rap
band the Roots and multi-platinum hitmakers Jill Scott and Musiq Soulchild.
After impressing Scott Storch of the Roots, she was added to the lineup of
the Black Lily, an acclaimed performance showcase held at the Five Spot in
Philly, and later toured with the group on the Okayplayer Tour. Wright also
earned rave reviews for her background vocal stint at Jay-Z’s MTV Unplugged
appearance in December 2001
As one of Philly’s premier underground beat-makers (J-Live, Zap Mama,
Bahamadia, Mr. Complex, and Pharoahe Monch), Hezekiah got his humble start
singing in church and fronting his uncle’s funk band. As luck would have it,
in 1983 he met up with the Roots at the peak of their success and started
involving himself with Philadelphia’s flourishing hip-hop scene. In 2005,
New York’s Soul Spazm label took notice and released his debut solo album,
Hurry Up & Wait…, which featured Hezekiah rapping among guests Bahamadia,
Scratch, Chief Kamachi, and Grand Agent. For the following year or so he
continued working behind the console, co-producing music for a Showtime
series titled Street Time and creating tracks for singers Aaron Livingston
and AAries, and in September 2007 he returned with his sophomore record, I
Predict a Riot.