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Once a platform for creativity, self-expression and voice for the voiceless, hip-hop has manifested into a haven for commercialization, corruption and promiscuity. Narrating this continual depreciation in conscious music that has so often inspired conversation and provoked thought from its listeners.
Maryland native K.A.A.N., with his distinctive voice and unquestionable musical talent, embodies what hip-hop once was. His music commemorates the likes of Tupac, in its rebellious tone and unapologetic honesty. Big Pun for its lyrical wittiness. Biggie for its emphatic delivery and Eminem for its organized recklessness. K.A.A.N. is the perfect storm for what has become a very tumultuous time for hip-hop.
Demerick Ferm, better known by his stage name Demrick, formerly known as Young De, is a rapper from Spokane, Washington, now living in Los Angeles. He has collaborated with Xzibit, Kurupt, Snoop Dogg, Too $hort, B-Real and Cypress Hill.