The man that needs little introduction or who doesn’t even want one at all..Anaxagorus joined Oldominion in 1999..He began rhyming at 19 and has surpassed most people who have been doing it for more than a decade..He was influenced by a bad situation that made him turn a love poem into a horror story..Although alcoholism has plagued his attitude towards music..He continues to make battle tracks and nothing else seems to make him happier..With many titles for battles under his belt ,his appetite for destroying random m.c.’s carrers is far from being fulfilled..Anaxagorus isn’t the easiest person to get along with in Oldominion either..Having started fights with almost everyone in his crew at least once it’s his own twisted way of showing love to his family..He has currently relocated to New York..There he has completed 3 albums in one year..Defended his crews honor numerous times..And still reps the NW.. /cduniverse/
Pale Soul, a founding member of the Northwest’s Oldominion crew is an equally skilled MC and Producer. His self-produced debut solo LP showcases his talents as a complete songmaker. Pale is able to visualize a concept and construct a complete song, from start to finish. “Fear is the Mind Killer” is the total package from this well rounded artist who has developed his live show touring the country with his crew Oldominion and established talents like Swollen Members, The Micranots, and Anticon as well as performing with the likes of Blackalicious, Snoop Dogg and Casual from the legendary Hieroglyphics crew.
Pale Soul is an integral member of Oldominion, and the sound that emanates from his MPC is largely responsible for the dark, haunting, and spiritual feel of his crew’s music. At the same time, Pale is known for his street savvy and aggressive microphone personality, as well as for his harmonious cadences and hooks.
“Fear is the Mind Killer” is Pale Soul’s foray into the dark passages of the human brain. The album lets his crew get some shine and features among others, Onry Ozzborne, the Boom Bap Project, JFK, Snafu, and Toni Hill. It is the complete package. Love, hate, death, envy, and fear are all addressed in this album, it is literally a journey of thought and emotion.
Noise Complaints, the debut solo album from IAME, is over 73 minutes of raw hip-hop, with intelligent wordplay and incredible production, from one of the Northwest’s top up and coming MCs. Inspired by both the beauty and the gloom of the rain-soaked City of Thornz (Portland, Oregon), and the constant drama and demons that surround him, Noise Complaints is simply one man’s way of venting, questioning life, and trying to keep his head up even when it seems like there is no hope left. IAME is a founding member of Sandpeople and one of the newest additions to Oldominion, two super crews from the northwest.
Guest appearances by Gold of Sandpeople/Clockwerk, Soul Plasma, as well as Toni Hill, Smoke, and NyQwil of Oldominion. Production by Simple and Sapient of Sandpeople and EarthFire music (Smoke and Zebulon Dak of Oldominion).
Grayskul are an alternative hip hop group from Seattle, Washington.
As part of the Pacific Northwest indie rap collective Oldominion, Grayskul made a name for themselves regionally with futuristic sci-fi raps over gloomy, innovative production from the likes of Mr. Hill and Smoke before catching the attention of Rhymesayers Entertainment while touring with Eyedea & Abilities. Opening for Atmosphere on the At It Again Tour in 2005, emcees Onry Ozzborn (aka Reason) and JFK (aka Recluse) took to the stage with aliens draped over their shoulders and televisions set to static on either side of the turntables. From the early days of their existence, it was clear that Grayskul was on another plane.
Don’t take Grayskul’s sometimes dark, mystical aesthetic the wrong way – MCs Onry Ozzborn and JFK aren’t trying to be Goth or ghoulish. “We never go into anything like ‘oohh, let’s be eeevil on this one. We’re gonna get ’em!’ It just comes how it comes,” explains Onry.
Born out of the Pacific Northwest’s Oldominion hip-hop collective, Grayskul emerged as a group in 2004 touring with Rhymesayers artists Eyedea and Abilities. And they made quite an impression as the opening act. In addition to holding an unrelenting energy, Grayskul brought to the stage their animated bassist Rob Castro, a television with no signal, and alien dummies propped atop their shoulders.
With their 2005 Rhymesayers debut, Deadlivers, this Seattle group kept the uncommon visuals coming in the form of imaginative storytelling. Going by the alter egos Fiddleback Recluse (JFK), Reason (Onry Ozzborn), and Phantom Ghost El Topo (Rob Castro), Grayskul conquered corrupt MCs and societal ills utilizing razor-sharp raps and electrifying boom-bap beats (from Onry, Fakts One, Oldomion’s Mr. Hill and others).