Dread tha Ol' Head
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Dread tha Ol' Head

Washington, D.C., Washington, D.C., United States | SELF

Washington, D.C., Washington, D.C., United States | SELF
Band Hip Hop R&B


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"Porter’s Pub (on the UCSD campus) Hosts Big K.R.I.T, Special Guests Unkle Sam & Kush Boys!"

Also on the bill as an opener for Big K.R.I.T is Kush Boys, the emerging brand for a demographic they call the “new-age pop culture, it is a lifestyle, according to Los Angeles, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) June 07, 2011,
“Has just released their first hip hop compilation album: “Kush Boys Presents…Tha Kushilation Volume 1: Space Launch Liftoff.” Hassan Johnson from the TV Show “The Wire” has called the album “a hip hop classic.”This ambitious album is the brainchild of executive producer Jamal Weathers and four seasoned musical artists: Lucky Lamar, Dread Tha Ol’ Head, Brotha Rahim and Jeremy Monk aka Baby Paw. Tha Kushilation contains a blend of hip hop beats true life tale of life in the streets to instant club classics. The explicit lyrics tell the story of the Kush Boys’ lifestyle and entrepreneurial spirit. The artists believe innovation, hard work, tenacity and “friends in high places” can lead to success.”
I have personally heard the album, it’s hot! It’s not some local mixtape you hear..these guys have some incredible sound, the bass drops are hard, vocals are crisp, and is something you need to hear for yourself! In addition to music, the Kush Boys has multiple brands attached to their movement series), Chronic Ice Tea, which is a hemp-tea beverage that comes in Original Lemon, Grape, Peach, and all new Ginger-Ale, better than the competitors on the market. Kush Couture is their premium clothing line, you can visit their store here. You can follow them on Twitter @KushBoysWorld. Its a movement that can’t be stopped! Come check them out August 1st with Big K.R.I.T. and special guests at Porter’s Pub, UCSD, La Jolla, CA. - Empower Network


A View From the Big Chair
No City for Old Men
Kushilation (2011)
Welcome to Kushville (2012)
Killzone (2012)
Heat for the Streets (2012)



A student of old school hip hop, Dread tha Ol’ Head has been rapping for more years than we care to divulge. Like many in the DC Metropolitan area, Dread’s first exposure to hip hop came from his love of go-go music. This local DC genre leaned heavily on the lyrics of well-known rappers to compliment the rhythmic and percussive sound that go-go music is known for. In junior high school, Dread began his musical career as a conga player in a local go-go band. His powerful voice and infectious personality caused many to encourage him to step from behind the instrument and pick up a microphone and, at the urging of his friends, he began writing his own rhymes. As his love for hip hop music grew, he realized that he was as talented as the rappers whose lyrics they were using, and it was that realization that pushed him to pursue a career in rap music.

His transformation from conga player to rapper came during hip hop’s golden era and his list of favorite emcees includes KRS-One, Kool G Rap, and Big Daddy Kane, to name a few. But, before you write him off as a grumpy old man, you should know that you won’t find tha Ol’ Head sitting around longing for the days of old. Although his early influences include many classic hip hop artists, he still has a great deal of respect for those creating music today. While his personal playlists may lean heavily on the classic albums of the mid-90s, he also searches the internet looking for new music from up and coming artists who, like himself, have chosen to go the independent route.

As he has developed his sound, Dread has carefully studied what makes artists successful and found ways to incorporate those aspects into his own style. It is that love of music that has ensured that his sound is always fresh, and his subject matter relevant. A regular on the local music scene, Dread’s charisma allows him to capture even the most resistant audience’s attention and win them over with his gritty lyrics and catchy punch lines.

In 2011, a joint venture with Kush Boys Studios resulted in the release of The Kushilation. This album, already deemed a classic by some, features songs by Dread tha Ol’ Head, and provides a peek at what fans can expect from his solo album, which is set to be released later this year. As if promoting one album, and putting the finishing touches on another isn’t enough, Dread frequently performs locally, and plans to include shows in Atlanta and Los Angeles this fall.

When asked about his future, Dread says he would like to move into acting and try his hand at comedy. An ambitious goal to be sure, but there is no doubt that this Ol’ Head is just getting started.