Trials & Tribulations
FREELIFE RECORDS BELIEVES THE CURRENT STATE OF HIP-HOP HAS A VOID NON REFLECTIVE OF OUR SITUATION AS A PEOPLE. AS CREATORS OF MUSIC WE CAN DIRECT ARE LYRICS TOWARDS THE PEOPLE WHO WE FEEL ARE MAKING A MOCKERY OF SOMETHING WE SEE AS SACRED. INSTEAD, THIS ORGANIZATION OF FREELIFE IS FOCUSED ON LEADING BY EXAMPLE. OUR GOAL IS TO CREATE MUSIC THAT WOULD BE RELEVANT NOW AND FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS TO COME. AS LONG AS THERE IS PRIDE TO SPEAK ON AS A PEOPLE, FREELIFE WILL REPRESENT THAT. AS LONG AS WE FACE STRUGGLES IT WILL BE EMBODIED WITH THE ESSENCE AND FREEDOM FOUND THROUGH THE EXPRESSION OF MUSIC. WE ONLY ASK THAT AT THE END OF EACH SONG CREATED SOMEONE LISTENING CAN SAY ALOUD OR MENTALLY 'I FELT THAT'. BIO LOGIC-LYRICIST, Openwounds FREELIFE RECORDS REAL NAME: Kendrew Slater AGE: 26 Born on the west side of Chicago I've been flowing since I was seventeen. I think that's significant since my mother had me at the same age. So Hip-Hop for me has been a rebirth. As a member of Openwounds I relive my early experiences with the flip side reaching some kind of conclusion that someone faced with similar circumstances can learn from. I'm not about preaching in music, but I'm not glorifying the things done to survive either. I have five brothers and a sister. My fathers deceased, older brother locked down, and the rest of my siblings are in a foster home because of our parents trials of addiction. It goes without further explanation the amount of motivation needed to make this talent of music a path for better days. LOGIC RUCKUS-LYRICIST, Openwounds/PRODUCER/VOCALIST/ FREELIFE RECORDS REAL NAME: Hezekiah Rucker AGE: 30 HT: 6'4' WT: 245 B-DAY: 11/11/77 Born and raised in Dayton, OH. I am the product of a single parent home, my pops and me are still mad cool though. I have six other brothers and sisters besides me. Plenty of aunts, uncles, and cousins. I also have both of my grandmothers. And last but definitely not least, my wife Charese. Now that's a little about me personally, time to move to the professional side. I've been rhyming for 14+ years. And i've been serious about 11 of those. I started producing when I was 17, Lil gemini samplers here and there. I've moved up through the years, and now use the yamaha motif. As far as rhyming goes right now, it is all about Openwounds. My style is; raw, some what old school, emotional, and passionate. I believe that the sky's the limit, and until I pass from this life, my goal is music excellence.