Psalm One


Psalm One

Psalm One, a.k.a Hologram Kizzie, is a multitalented musician, rapper, chemist, mentor, and philanthropist whose diverse, robust sound and wide-ranging content reflects her multitude of skills and life experiences. A native Chicagoan, Psalm One released her debut CD, Bio:Chemistry, while studying chemistry at the University of Illinois in 2002. In 2006, Psalm One became the first woman to sign and release an album, The Death of Frequent Flyer, with independent record label Rhymesayers Entertainment. In 2011 Psalm One made her national television debut on MTV’s Emmy Award-winning series, MADE, where she was cast as a rap coach for one of the participants. In 2012 she released a children’s album, aptly titled Child Support, in conjunction with ASCAP and America SCORES, a non-profit after-school program, to help raise money for underprivileged youths. She most recently released Free Hugs EP under her Hologram Kizzie pseudonym with Bonafyde Records, and is set to release the follow up Hug Life LP in early 2014.

Rhymes: Stevie Wonder “Don’t You Worry ‘Bbout A Thing,” George Michael “Kissing a Fool,” and Aaliyah “One in a Million”


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Songs from this Interview:

Life After Champaign County (Album version) from Psalm One on Myspace.

Brotha Ed Onaci

Brotha Ed Onaci

Brotha Onaci is a student, teacher, and turntable liberationist who uses DJing to bring progressive change to the world. A former Chicago resident, he helped co-found Sonic Diaspora and the People’s DJs Collective. Now in Philadelphia, Brotha Onaci spins at various venues and events in the area. You can also check him out during Sonic Diaspora at Patty Boom Boom in DC on the 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of each month.

Rhymes:     Mos Def “If You Can Huh, You Can Hear,” Lauryn Hill “Lost Ones,” and J-Live “Traveling Music”
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Songs From this Interview:
Mos Def “If You Can Huh, You Can Hear”

Mos Def “Universal Magnetic”

Reflection Eternal ft. Mos Def “Fortified Live”

GZA “Swordsman”

Mobb Deep “Still Shinin'”

Killah Priest “B.I.B.L.E.”

Reflection Eternal “Manifesto”

Lauryn Hill “Lost Ones”

Lauryn Hill “Doo Wop (That Thing)”

Raekwon ft. Ghostface Killah “Rainy Dayz”

Common ft. D’Angelo “Geto Heaven Part II”

Brand Nubian “Weed vs. Weaves”

Raekwon “Heaven & Hell”

J-Live “One for the Griot”

J-Live “A Charmed Life”

J-Live “Traveling Music”

J-Live “Satisfied”

P. Diddy “Bad Boys for Life”

Fela Kuti “Water No Get Enemy”

Lupe Fiasco “Around My Way (Freedom Ain’t Free)”

Ani DeFrano “In or Out”

Dr. David Stovall

Dr. David Stovall

David Stovall is Associate Professor of Educational Policy Studies and African-American Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago.  Over the past eleven years, he has been involved in social justice education efforts in Chicago Public Schools and across the country.  Currently he works with faculty and students at Social Justice High School in Chicago.

Rhymes: Public Enemy “Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos” and Organized Konfusion “Releasing Hypnotical Gases”


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Songs from this interview:

Public Enemy “Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos”

Public Enemy “You’re Gonna Get Yours”

Common “Nothin’ To Do”

Liquid Liquid “Cavern”

Eric B. & Rakim “My Melody”

Public Enemy “Brothers Gonna Work it Out”

Sugarhill Gang “Rapper’s Delight”

Al Green “I’m so Glad You’re Mine”

Eric B. & Rakim “Mahogany”

Gangstarr “Tonz ‘O’ Gunz”

Public Enemy “Terminator X Speaks with his Hands”

Public Enemy “Fight the Power”

Public Enemy “She Watch Channel Zero”

Immortal Technique “Poverty of Philosophy”

Organized Konfusion “Fudge Pudge”

Organized Konfusion “Keep it Koming”

Organized Konfusion “Releasing Hypnotical Gases”

Organized Konfusion “Stray Bullet”

Pharoahe Monch “Calculated Amalgamation”

Hannaan “HB Sol the Policy King” Joplin

HB Sol the Policy King

Hannaan “HB Sol the Policy King” Joplin has been described by many as that special, once-in-a-lifetime emcee–gritty, yet intelligent; witty, yet upfront and brutally candid; smooth, yet fiery; universal, yet straight from the block. He works with Chicago producers AntonGenius and Grant Parks. Look for newly  released material from HB in 2012! He currently works as a Career Coach with the Cara Program.

Rhymes: Eric B & Rakim – “Follow the Leader,” Scarface – “The Wall,” Nas – “NY State of Mind”


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Songs From This Interview:

Eric B & Rakim- Follow the Leader

Eric B & Rakim- My Melody

Eric B & Rakim- I Ain’t No Joke

LL Cool J- I’m Bad

Wu-Tang Clan- Wu-tang: 7th Chamber

Eric B % Rakim- Microphone Fiend

Eazy E- Boyz In Da Hood

Scarface- The Wall

Geto Boys- My Mind’s Playing Tricks On Me

Nas- Halftime

Dr. Dre- Let Me Ride

Nas- NY State of Mind

Nas- One Love

Alicia Keys feat Nas and Rakim- Streets of New York