BioIn the current state of hip-hop, where artists often collaborate for the sake of money or publicity, few rappers come together on projects with real direction and purpose. Even less are those emcees who join forces to present a clear message, touching topics of universal relevance like politics, religion, economics, and revolution.
Things are about to change, there is a sense of urgency in the air. Enter Black Market Militia, the brainchild of two different emcees, from two different crews, from two different boroughs, whose common goal is the persuit knowledge and wisdom and to spread these beliefs through the medium of hip hop.
Killah Priest is best known for his close affiliation with the Wu-Tang Clan and as a founding member of Sunz of Man. Having first appeared on Old Dirty Bastard's solo debut Return to the 36 Chambers and the GZA's Liquid Swords, Priest released his solo debut Heavy Mental in 1998 to much critical and commercial acclaim. He's been an integral player on the Wu-Tang Clan's projects and still continues to present his unique rhyme style, covering topics too deep to be articulated by most MCs.
Tragedy Khadafi's impact on hip hop is just as undeniable. As a member of the Juice Crew (Big Daddy Kane, Biz Markie, Kool G Rap), Tragedy released his debut album, Intelligent Hoodlum, in 1990, which was entirely produced by the legendary Marley Marl. Arguably the innovator of the early 90's queensbridge rhyme rennaisance, "Trag" layed the groundwork and helped launch the careers of artists who would follow in his footsteps such as Nas, Mobb Deep, and Capone & Noreaga.