Monday, March 07, 2011

T-K.A.S.H. & Five Eighty - Peace Of The Puzzle

Bay Area Activist/Artist T-K.A.S.H.

Teams Up With Five Eighty ; Drops new EP.

Oakland, Ca- After a two-year hiatus since his last major release, Bay Area MC T- K.A.S.H has emerged with fellow West coast MC Five Eighty to release “Peace Of The Puzzle”, a digital EP which features new music from both T-K.A.S.H. and Five Eighty, including the back-to-basics lyrical sparring track" Clap Ya Hands ” ( feat. Mikial ) and T-K.A.S.H.'s tribute track " Dear Herm ", in which he reflects on his teenage years under the influence of the music produced by Bay Area Hip Hop Social Activist, Andre “HERM” Lewis.

When asked about the EP and his contribution to the
project, Five Eighty reflects , " When I was presented with the idea, I wanted to jump on board and seize the opportunity because I knew I had material that was in line with the main message of the project which is peace, community activism and awareness ".

Creatively, they both agree that these songs are much more peaceful
and reflective than most of the previous music they have released in the past, and on the contrary to what T-K.A.S.H. describes as " Hyper-intellectual, complaint-based" music which he feels most people could be duped into believing is the absolute formula for " conscious " Hip-Hop.

In other related news, Five Eighty is currently working on a sophomore
release with R&B artist HazAli as the duo Medina and T-K.A.S.H is
scheduled to complete the Half Marathon Course at the Oakland
Running Festival, which will be held this March in Oakland, Ca. His run is in order to raise awareness for Non-Violent life strategies through the Bay Area-based Hip Hop Chess Federation, founded by Adisa Banjoko.

01. Clap Yo Hands f. Mikial
02. Strong f. HazAli
03. Dear Herm
04. The Real Thing f. Siaira Shawn
05. Writer's Block f. Amir Sulaiman & Siaira Shawn

You can download the new EP, Peace Of The Puzzle, here:


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