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Inner City Boundaries
by Freestyle Fellowship
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The Freestyle Fellowship was formed in LA in the late 80s by three school friends - Aceyalone, Myka 9 and Self Jupiter. Originally called MC Aces, they changed their name once they added fourth member, P.E.A.C.E. Their agenda was to bring jazz rhythms and solos into rap. Myka 9 further added they wanted to release hip hop from the 'prison' of 4/4 time structures.

Not sure if my hip hop head friends have heard about a great documentary called 'This Is The Life - How The West Was One'. If you have, then read no further. However, if you haven't, here's a bit of the history (pasted from Wikipedia because I don't have the time to type it out myself).

"The Good Life Health Food Centre's weekly open-mic night started in December 1989 on the corner of Crenshaw & Exposition. Promoted by B. Hall and her son R/KainBlaze with his friends The Mighty O-Roc and The Dynamic Flow, KNGR: The Underground Radio at the Good Life offered a workshop-like atmosphere for aspiring MCs, poets and musicians to hone their craft. On Thursday nights from 8-10pm, artists were allowed to perform one song. Some would perform written songs, and some would freestyle. When a performance was not up to par, the audience would call out "Please pass the mic!" and the emcee had to end the performance promptly. In addition, there was a strict policy that no cursing was allowed. B. Hall once explained, "Young people needed a place to go to develop their own art. The no-cussing policy wasn’t about us being uptight church people, it was about wanting the atmosphere of a serious arts workshop. Most of the crowd respected the rule, some said it made rapping more challenging, that it created more respect and brotherhood."

Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, will.i.am, Common, Macy Gray, and Lenny Kravitz reportedly attended the open-mic, while artists such as The Pharcyde, Biz Markie, Fat Joe, Skee-Lo, and Kurupt occasionally performed there. Good Life Regulars Rebels of Rhythm and Unity Committee came together to form Jurassic 5. Other Good Life regulars included Freestyle Fellowship, Pigeon John, Abstract Rude, Chillin Villain Empire, Rifleman Ellay Khule, Volume 10, Medusa, Figures of Speech, OMD, Spoon Iodine, Ganjah K, and Fat Jack, among many others."

1993 - 4th & B'way Records - United States
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