|January 31, 2007
From: Laura Harris, Director of Media Relations
(318) 342-5447, firstname.lastname@example.org
ULM kicks off Black History Month with Hip Hop 101
The founder of Little Egypt, Joe Steele, of Brooklyn, N.Y. says, “The beats are not like the typical mainstream beats. They make your head bop but allow you to slip into a meditation type state.”
“Black History is very important to us and it is important to realize that what you do today will be future history for your grandchildren’s children,” says Joe Steele, whose stage name is Visual Poetics.
Little Egypt has gained notoriety by performing for crowds in Europe, Canada, Poland, Mexico, Brazil, the World Music Festival and opening for legends like Fat Joe, Jurassic5, and Mos Def.
According to their Web site, “Little Egypt is taking hip-hop out of the gangs, violence, and misogyny and returning to traditional story telling, artistic expression and a positive message with hip-hop urban rhythms and timeless ethnic melodies.” The group focuses on the younger generation and providing them with clean, positive lyrics.
For more information about Little Egypt, go to the Little Eqypt web site at www.littleegypt-ny.com