b. c.1974. Another of the new crop of Staten Island (aka Shaolin), New York, USA, rappers, whose appropriation of the ‘Shaolin’ martial arts ethos saw him compared to neighbours the Wu-Tang Clan. He made his debut with the ‘Warrior’s Drum’ 12-inch, which became a huge underground hit in 1994. Backed by his crew/gang, Blackfist (also the title of his label, operated through Select), it was competent hardcore but seemed somewhat unoriginal in the context.
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