King Just

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.…
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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.