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Hailing from the boroughs of New York City, Recording Artist & Rapper,
Kulture Free-Dem AKA MC Ewl, has been hitting the ground running
with music since his childhood single-digit years, and has garnered a
very insatiable buzz and devoted fan base ever since.
Jumping back to the way-back-when period of his life, Kulture began
writing rhymes at age 7 relentlessly. Two years later at the age of 9, his
hard work began to pay off when he won a Rap Contest at a St. Gabes
event & concert. These crucial years would set the groundwork for what
was to come later on as the Rapper began to dynamically find his niche
in versatility, charisma, and innovation as a young up & coming Artist. At
age 14, he began to record freestyles on cassette tapes; honing his craft
in every way he can, despite the low recording resources.
Two years later, and the MC stepped things up a notch when he signed
to Dick Scott Entertainment & Congo Square Productions at the age of
16. He hit the studio with the Def Duo, and ended up getting some
regular rotation on 93.5 Raw FM.
Then in 1992, Kulture formed his group Mudfaces. And without any
pause at all, they quickly put out several singles and followed up with
their street-successful Indie album "Pain Every Day Rhyme", which
received critical acclaim and positive reception with industry affirmation
and appreciation. Mudfaces sold over 40,000 units straight out of the
trunk alone, not to mention the buzz factor that already came with it;
deeming the album a classic Indie favorite among many to this day.
Mudfaces also hosted Night Hawk Radio on 103.5 in the city area, and
continued their independent marketing until 2003, when MC Ewl decided
to pursue his solo career exclusively.
In 2006, he released his freshman effort "Uhuru Movement", which was
recorded in London with Detrimental Productions. The album pushed
over 100,000 digital global units and instantly gained a classic-worthy
status, and even got deemed as a masterpiece among fans and Industry
moguls & bloggers collectively.
Shortly after this, the successful Recording Artist went on a 10-year
hiatus to raise his athletic sons, and also ended up in some tragic and
adverse situations during this time as well.
Now in 2017 and ready to get back in action, Kulture has his eyes and
mind set for another stroke of success with his music. He recently just
released his sophomore effort "Equipped With Lyrics", and just like its
predecessor, it received high praise and critical acclaim. He is currently
still pushing the album's unit numbers and has many tricks up his sleeve
for 2017 and beyond. Be sure to keep up with Kulture Free-Dem through
his Social Media platforms and Music Streaming sites as the MC
continues his winning streak.