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True Skool Hip-Hop


Genres: Hip Hop / Rap / Indie

Location: Brooklyn, NY

Stats: 0 fans / 6 plays / 6 plays today






Members: Brian Corrigan

Growing up in Baltimore, MD Brian Corrigan (a.k.a. Anom) would race home from school and listen to hip-hop on AM radio. The sounds of The Native Tongues, The Juice Crew All-Stars, Gang Starr and others created the foundation for his life-long love affair with hip-hop.

Anom went on to attend Washington University in St. Louis, MO where he met close friend and future collaborator Yahya Jefferies-El (a.k.a. Yah Supreme). Soon thereafter, he was introduced to another talent in the St. Louis hip-hop scene, Producer Cave Precise.

The three friends moved to New York City and formed SonDoo Recordings. Anom's first single (produced by Cave Precise) on their label, Without A Shadow Of A Doubt was released in April 2000 to receptive reviews with the b-side, Open Season charting for four weeks and peaking at number two on The Gavin Report's Hip-Hop Chart. In addition, Public Enemy's front man, Chuck D listed the single in his year's best 100 on bringthenoise.com. SonDoo continued to grow with the critical success of eight subsequent releases and international acclaim culminating in the 2001 compilation, For Your Information distributed in Europe by the French label, Underground Academy. SonDoo's final release included Anom's Without A Shadow Of A Doubt and a new single, The Bottom Line.

SonDoo unravelled in 2002 but Anom returned in 2005 with his full-length album, So It's Come To This. Flowing rhymes backed by a funky rhythm guitar, the title track and lead single sets the album's tone. So It's Come To This is as much a personal evaluation and call to arms as it is a straight head-nodder offering refreshing accessibility. Produced by Cave Precise, the ten-song effort is honest and personal. The most avid hip-hop heads will embrace its purity while the casual music fan can sit back, relax and enjoy.