Uppanotch by Sue Rissberger


Danon and Hosannah combine science with sociology to bring the caliber of hip hop UPPANOTCH. Danon is a Queens native with a sharp tongue capable of decimating a speaker. You can feel his life experience in his rhymes, and he’s gifted in everything from the art of story telling to straight lyrical spitfire: “could take six bars, make it an anthem- F the SOURCE I want my face on the moon, like Ralph Kramden- these ain’t delusions of grandeur- hat tilted like black panthers, the flow is chemotherapy- guess the beat is the cancer.” Hosannah was born in England , and came to New York in ’83. Raised by hip hop, the kid is slick with the gift. The word play is ridiculous- pay attention, you might miss su’m Hosannah finds a way to hold the track hostage- he’d rather surround it than be on top of it: “Link subjects through rough text- pen a curse on a scroll and have the verse plaguing listeners I provide the spirit through words that grasps parishioners and make em give ten percent of they folds to buy innocence…” Danon and Hosannah use different rhyme styles and techniques to touch your eardrums.  Both are also accomplished in the academic world, Danon has a JD and Hosannah is a PhD candidate, which inspired them to start a non-profit named Uppademics which works with youth to incorporate fundamental principles of academic fields such as law and engineering with artistic expression in an effort to help bridge the gap between artistic passions and academic goals.

Rhymes: Nas “The World is Yours”, The Mighty Sparrow “Congoman”, Gang Starr “Dwyck”


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More Info on UPPANOTCH:




Uppanotch on Facebook

Songs from this Interview:

Nas “The World is Yours”

Kwame and a New Beginning “Oneovdabigboiz”

Just Ice “Latoya”

Hard 2 Obtain “L.I. Groove”

Slick Rick “Hey Young World”

Phil Collins “Can’t Turn Back the Years”

The Mighty Sparrow “Congo Man”

Eminem “Cleaning Out My Closet (Instrumental)”

Uppanotch “Invincible”

Large Professor “The Mad Scientist”

Gang Starr feat. Nice & Smooth “Dwyck”

DJ Bazooka Joe feat. Uppanotch and Finsta Bundy “Who You Know?”

Bazooka Joe Lopez

Bazooka Joe Lopez

DJ/Producer/All-around Hip-Hop junkie and collector since the early 80’s. Started out with a Fearless Four record, a fisher price turntable and a double cassette boom box making “pause” tapes, as we used to call them back in the day. Inspired by mixtape pioneers like Kid Capri, Action PAC, DJ S&S, Tony Touch, DJ Double R & G-Bo The Pro, as well as the Golden Era of Hip Hop radio (Mr. Magic, Red Alert, Chuck Chillout, Stretch & Bob).

Rhymes: Gang Starr “Work,” and Diz Gabran “Brotha”


Click here to download Bazooka Joe’s interview

[audio https://archive.org/download/RhymesAndReasons-BazookaJoeLopez/RhymesReasons-BazookaJoe.mp3]

More Info on Joe:

Bazooka Joe’s New Album “Slang Parade”


Bazooka Joe’s Sound Cloud

Truck Jewls

Songs from this Interview:

Gang Starr “Work”

Gang Starr “You Know My Steez”

The Nonce “Mixtapes”

Wu-Tang Clan “Wu World Order”

Just- Ice “Going Way Back”

Pharoahe Monch “Simon Says”

Non-Phixion “Rock Stars”

Gang Starr “In Memory Of”

Gang Starr “Moment of Truth”

Run- DMC “Rock Box”

Black Sheep “Without a Doubt”

Showbiz & A.G. ft. Dres “Bounce Ta This”

Diz Gibran “Brotha”