JACOB H. CARRUTHERS FOR INNER CITY STUDIES
To start off, "the primeridian's" explosive stage presence separates these lyricists and put them in a class of their own!! Their extraordinary show performances have been the reasons for them being labeled as seasoned stage entertainers. Since 1995, "the primeridian" has released a major production video for the song "Battle Cry" and 5 nationally & internationally distributed singles on vinyl that received plenty of radio play on the college market throughout the United States and over seas. They have also been part of several nationally & internationally distributed compilation albums on CD's that included major and underground artist, "the primeridian" has facilitated hip hop workshops on production, writing and performing during their month long residency tour in France and in Chicago, They've performed at colleges/venues all across the United States with artist such as Erykah Badu, Umphrey's McGee, Run DMC, Pharcyde, Common & Pete Rock. In May of 2002, they were included in the "Conscious Hip Hop Panel Discussion" during the 5 Elements of Hip Hop Odyssey Conference with Afrika Bambaataa & DJ Kool Here.
During the months of June & July of 2001 in Bordeaux, France, "the primeridian" was part of a residency tour with the JUBA Collective. The JUBA Collective project consists of avant-garde jazz, hip-hop, spoken word, dance and visual arts. This was a month long residency tour in which "the primeridian performed, and taught workshops on urban art and culture, for European students, The JUBA Collective features Jazz icons & musicians such as Kahil El' Zabar (Chicago's AACM, Ethnic Heritage Ensemble, Ritual Trio), Robert Irving III (producer for Miles Davis), Fareed Haque (Jazz professor at Northern Illinois University) & Frank Orrail (Poi Dog Pondering), The JUBA Collective is releasing a self titled album, co-produced and written by "the primeridian", on Preminition/Blue Note Records in the spring of 2002.
In April of 2002, "the primeridian" performed with the JUBA Collective in Munchen, Germany at the Theater im Haus der Kultur & Wien, Austria at Porgy for some Jazz Festivals.
In April of 2002, PROMIHJAY 8, Inc. released "the primeridian's" well over due album called "I'll meet you in Greenwich". It contains 21 tracks of melodic tunes for the dreamer to a collage of thought provokin lyrics to some intense head bouncin' tracks. We're currently touring, getting, write ups in the media and promoting the album with radio play and creative marketing campaigns
Look out for "the primeridian's" next album called "Tha Allnighta". The release date is scheduled for Fall 2004.
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