T-K.A.S.H. - Turf War Syndrome
T-K.A.S.H. is the Truth.
After honing his skills on Bay Area revolutionary hip-hop group The Coup's projects Steal This Album, Steal This Double Album and Party Music, T-K.A.S.H. ('Keep A Steady Hustle') unleashed his magnum opus, Turf War Syndrome, on a world weary of commercialized gangsta fables and the prostitution of hip-hop.
Featuring production work by industry-veteran and fellow revolutionary hip-hop artist Paris, Turf War Syndrome chronicles tales of street life, redemption and consequences in the inner-cities of post-911 America.
From the opening retro stylings of "American Nightmare" to the disturbing, almost cinematic critiques of society found in "Made In America," the listener is transported into the harsh realities of life that permeate Turf War Syndrome, as T-K.A.S.H. paints haunting images of struggle and persistence in life on the street.
Conceptualized in documentary form, the album continues, by way of seamless transition, into the celebratory "In My Drawz," a solid dance track that is a 'Trojan horse,' as its feel-good tone serves to mask its true meaning - a call to armed revolution if conditions for the poor and underrepresented don't improve soon.
And it doesn't stop. From the title track to the dancehall-esque "Louder Than Words" to the ominous warnings of "Stay Away," T-K.A.S.H. delivers the goods as only a serious student of real hip-hop can.
T-K.A.S.H. initially got his start by working closely with Bay Area radio show legend Davey D at KPFA radio in Berkeley, CA. He later went on to cultivate his own following with his own show, The Friday Night Vibe, which was heard weekly in syndication nationwide.
By already having dedicated underground acceptance for his activism and persistent work through non-commercial radio, T-K.A.S.H. has quickly become a Bay Area hip-hop icon in his own right. And with a fierce focus on musical quality and content, combined with the guidance of a seasoned team of industry veterans, you'll see why T-K.A.S.H.'s voice is now more relevant than ever.
1. American Nightmare
2. Made In America
3. In My Drawz
4. Turf War Intro
5. Turf War Syndrome (feat. Paris)
6. Something To Me
7. How To Get Ass
8. Write What I See
9. Louder Than Words
10. Last Real Hustlers
12. Liberty Mutual
13. Stay Away
16. American Nightmare (Long Version - feat. The Coup)