Nuai Tribe - Nuai Dias : In-greedy-ends
Nuai Tribe - Nuai Dias (pronounced new ideas) : In-greedy-ends
It was a Friday night, at a dark parking lot in Universal City. I was
staking out the backdoor to the KPFK radio station because the front doors were
locked. In fact, that backdoor was locked, too, but I knew the Divine Forces
Radio show was broadcasting from inside- Live and in full effect. Eventually
someone would have to walk through the door. Turned out, that's when I met the
Nuai Tribe for the first time. They told me they were promoting a show on
Huntington Drive in El Sereno, and someone opened the door to let them in.
That's how I got in.
From the moment I met Moses and Aaron, they
reminded me of the Levite brothers that led God's people to freedom. Chosen
spokesmen called to speak against world powers and perform signs against a
slave-system society; I saw them that night (on the radio) putting the unity in
community, and radiating positive vibrations over thee air. Coincidentally,
Darrio Deborah told me he was in the same circle as Nuai and their music was
definitely another level of hip-hop. Over the years I've seen them rock shows
from the Eastside Cafe to Goin Hard in the Paint and Homeboy Industries in Los
Angeles. Their relentless efforts in the hood, and dedication to the proposition
that all men are created equal- have put the Nuai (prounounced New-Eye) Tribe in
numerous ceremonies from Los Angeles to San Jose, CA as champions of community
The elements that compose the music are a varied mix of Soul,
Blues, Ol' school Hip-Hop, soothing Native sounds, and definitely a Rising Drum.
Plus, Aaron and Moses have unique and distinguishable flowin' styles that
complement one another. Moses' strong, solid voice roars like a young lion! And
Aaron has a fluid flow that linquistically sounds like Speaking in Tongues. Its
def-initely Liquid. The good combination of the two is evident in the chemistry,
when they go back and forth. Their lyrics are full of knowledge and the delivery
is decisive. Execution: raw.
The best thing about these cats is that
they are so "down-to-Earth". Even with such blessed talents to channel great
inspiration, they remain everyday people. By acknowledging these gifts to be
from the Creator, they stick to their roots. That's Underground. I'm just
saying... It is an honor, and a pleasure to introduce to you- NUAIDIAS by the
1. No Further Exit
6. Thats Dope
9. A Losing Battle
AND PLEASE STAY TUNED FOR THE NEXT ALBUM!
skribe1 de Los Angeles