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Brutha War joins Eklectricity with Adam and Belinda

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I came up between the middle class & the hood, which is common for many urban people. I struggled with low self esteem, depression, and some serious family issues. I always believed in Yah(GOD) but my heart was filled with doubt. I was very disenfranchised with the judgemental, hypocritical, self righteous, & close minded attitudes I often perceived in churches & mainstream society. I always believed, but struggled with doubt.

I never had very many friends until I started hanging with gang members, small time drug dealers, & tennis shoe pimps. Although I was very shy, I realized that I could pull off being "cool" pretty well. I always liked to read & I was interested in writing. I was completely in love with Hip-Hop. It was the "hood" type of kids that encouraged me to rap when I was first playing with recording on tapes in the bathroom for acoustics. I admire the overcoming spirit of people who can make a lot from a little. I always wanted to rap about what was real & I felt the call to make a difference in an oppressive world. I teamed up with two other brothers who didn't shy from deeper subject matter, & BRUTHAZ GRIMM was formed. We started as a socially conscious/revolutionary group. I knew CREATOR had bigger plans. Eventually I made the transition into writing strictly Inspirational (but still revolutionary) lyrics. Miraculously the other two members of Bruthaz Grimm decided to accept salvation. We signed to the nationwide label GRAPETREE  from 1998-2000, released 3 projects ,reached many in the streets, The label sunk, BRUTHAZ GRIMM disbanded, & now here I am today.