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Out Da Box TV – A-Alikes talk Us Against Them

Posted on September 1, 2013 by I-Supreme in Featured, video

After quite a bit of a hiatus, Out Da Box TV returns with a special episode featuring Revolutionary rap group the “A-Alikes”. Made up of emcee’s K and Ness, most are probably familiar with the group through the affiliation with their politically outspoken comrades “deadprez“. Fresh off the release of their new EP entitled “Us […]

After quite a bit of a hiatus, Out Da Box TV returns with a special episode featuring Revolutionary rap group the “A-Alikes”. Made up of emcee’s K and Ness, most are probably familiar with the group through the affiliation with their politically outspoken comrades “deadprez“. Fresh off the release of their new EP entitled “Us Against Them” the duo humbly spoke with us on a number of thought provoking topics that affect the working class, black, brown and poor in the world today. They spoke on the significance of their EP’s title “Us Against Them” in defining who represents “Us” and who represents “Them”. We also discussed the ongoing fight for the people to achieve justice and freedom despite the stopping and drifting from protest, when all the media hype dies down. We also spoke on the cycle of struggle that the working class has unfortunately continued to endure, the idea of working one’s entire life and having nothing to show for it after retirement, which is a theme that rings loud and clear in their EP’s lead single “Whole Life”. The A-Alikes also spoke about their RBG comrades “dead prez” and the musical influences the group had on them, as well as K(Karaam) and Ness’(Illuminessence) desire to eat healthier in this day of GMO affected foods and poor diet in the working class community. It was indeed a great pleasure to have such an meaningful conversation with the “A-Alikes”. Feel free to pick up their latest EP entitled “Us Against Them”, and share or post our exclusive interview with the group if you like what you see. Also be sure to check out our newly launched audio podcast entitled “Out Da Box Radio” by clicking the radio show tab on outdaboxmedia.com. Much Thanks for supporting Out Da Box always. We hope you are inspired! Visit us online at www.outdaboxmedia.com and click the episodes and radio shows tabs to preview our TV and Radio shows. Also, feel free to leave a comment and let us know what you think.

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New EP from Brooklyn rap duo A-Alikes “Us Against Them” Available Today

Posted on June 11, 2013 by I-Supreme in Featured, New Music

(Brooklyn, NY) – Today, Brooklyn rap duo A-Alikes release their highly anticipated EP Us Against Them June 11th, which includes the lead single “Whole Life” featuring M-1 of dead prez. The EP and single are available on iTunes, Spotify, MOG and all other key online outlets. This EP includes features from M-1, Divine from The […]

(Brooklyn, NY) – Today, Brooklyn rap duo A-Alikes release their highly anticipated EP Us Against Them June 11th, which includes the lead single “Whole Life” featuring M-1 of dead prez. The EP and single are available on iTunes, Spotify, MOG and all other key online outlets. This EP includes features from M-1, Divine from The D.E.Y, and Raye 6. Coinciding with the release of the EP is the music video for “Whole Life”, directed by Exile Ramirez.

A-Alikes consist of rappers Ness and K. The group formed in Tallahassee, FL. during the late Nineties. It was there that they connected with their People’s Army/R.B.G. comrades Stic.man and M-1 of dead prez. This fertile environment allowed the crews to cultivate a delicate balance between the reality of the streets and the revolutionary philosophy that remains the backbone of A-Alikes’ powerful and poignant lyrical exposition.

A-Alikes have long since relocated to Brooklyn where they are mainstays as musical icons and proponents of progressive community activism. Whether it’s conducting interviews for their upcoming documentary film Ballot or the Bullet, performing and setting up fundraising events for the burgeoning Occupy Movement, working on their “Eat Right” online campaign, or simply tearing down stages at local events, the A-Alikes have been all about putting their words into action.

Ness from A-Alikes – “We went through a phase where we were looking for the right “home” for the project but the labels we met up with either didn’t understand A-Alikes’ music or wanted to control it to an extent. With Hard Boiled/eOne we basically get the freedom to do us but still have a team riding with us, helping us get our music to the people.”

Charles Book (President of Hard Boiled Records) adds, “We are thrilled to be working with A-Alikes and Guerilla Nation. These guys walk the walk and give sincere voice to an audience that has been too often ignored in today’s disposable and highly commercialized musical environment. This is music for the heart, soul and mind and I can’t wait to help share the great things this group has in store with the rest of the world.”

Us Against Them – iTunes
Us Against Them – Amazon