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HPrizm aka High Priest

HPrizm is known for “Evoking images of Sun Ra and Africa Bambatta at once (Jesse Sewer XLR8R Magazine). As the founding member of the critically acclaimed Antipop Consortium, Prizm has consistently challenged the boundaries of traditional hip-hop, winning the praise of taste makers across the globe. In the course of his career, spanning over a decade, Prizm has performed alongside of or collaboration with a diverse range of artists including: Wadada Leo Smith Jamaaladeen Tacuma, Anthony Braxton, Vijay Iyer, Mike ladd, The Roots, Radiohead ,Mos Def (Yasin Bey)Public Enemy and many others.

“My artist practice relies heavily on connected histories. I am thankful to have an opportunity to share these connections via my music as well as in educational capacity. Prizm (ne:Kyle Austin) has also taught via: professorially at William Paterson University as well Drexel University.

PRIZM Currently resides between Philadelphia/NYC.


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Alto saxophonist Steve Lehman debuted his Sélébéyone project in 2016 with a self-titled release on the Pi Recordings label. It was nothing short of revolutionary; an amalgamation of jazz improvisation and globalized hip-hop, it was an intrepid declaration. Originally a septet, Sélébéyone returns as a quintet on Xaybu: The Unseen. The five current members are from the original formation, with bassist Drew Gress and pianist Carlos Homs absent from the sophomore outing. Lehman is a renaissance artist; composer, ...

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