Headsnack

Headsnack

 New York City, New York, USA
BandHip HopEDM

Tired of the same old hiphop? Do you long for the time when lyricism was an artform and producers made original, mind-blowing beats? Time to Regenerated Your Headpiece. We're a cross between De La Soul, KRS One, Weird Al, Devo, Pharoah Monch, Blackalicious, Ugly Duckling and the Beasite Boys.

Biography

Formed in 1998, Regenerated Headpiece (RHP) is a groundbreaking trio out of New York City-three young men dedicated to changing the way people think about what hip hop music is and what it can be. Representing the fresh new face of hip hop with an unprecedented sound and lyrical intelligence, producer/emcee Phon-X (Phonics), poet/emcee Shred Lexicon, and turntable specialist DJ Exfyl (X-File) seek to honor the rich history of their artform while simultaneously creating its future in the present.

Phon-X has been emceeing since he was 12 years old and producing beats since he was 15. His rhymes vary from the serious to the comic, but are built upon a foundation of raw wordplay and cleverness undercut by a political bent which serves to set him apart from other emcees. As a producer, Phon-X combines influences felt in every type of organized noise recorded or otherwise to create wholly original tracks complete with deeply rich sonic landscapes.

Shred Lexicon comes from poetry originally, and, truth be told, never really left. The prototype for the next evolutionary stage of the emcee, Shred is the kind of cat who is no longer satisfied with restating what's already been said in another way. Instead, he chooses to open things up, shaping both vocabulary and cadence to fit new, unprescribed rhythms and idea tracts.

DJ Exfyl has been deejaying for 10 years, and uses Technics 1210's, a Vestax 05-Pro and Korg Triton as the tools of his trade. A DJ Records Battle Top ten Finalist in 1998, Exfyl is known best for his ill scratching style, in which he rips combo after combo using basic techniques as well as more advanced techniques ranging from a transform scratch to a two-click flare.

Regenerated Headpiece is the official group of the worldwide website GlobalHipHop.com, an independently owned and operated site that has been receiving thousands of hits a day since early 1999, from over 20 different countries. Their song, "War Cry" appeared on the Bomb Hip Hop Records compilation The Real Deal, a ground-breaking concept album that exposes corruption in the music industry, and New York Newsday named their new album Dogfight among the top ten releases of 2003.

One of the group's biggest supporters is none other than the CNN of hip hop, Chuck D of Public Enemy. Not only did he praise RHP's song "Elements" as one of his "favorite songs of the year [2002]", he also licensed 6 of their songs for distribution through his Slamjamz label. And when Public Enemy's Revolverlution World Tour came to The World Times Square in September, 2002 he honored RHP by asking them to open up the show.

Regenerated Headpiece also keep busy by performing live around New York, and have been fortunate enough to open up for such notable acts as legendary DJ/producer Prince Paul (Stetsasonic, De La Soul, Gravediggaz), Mixmaster Mike (Beastie Boys), Dilated Peoples, Blackalicious, RCA records' The Sound of Urchin, Arsonists (Matador Records), and many of the finest groups on the underground music scene.

Discography

Rat Race Vacation - 2001
"War Cry" single featured on Bomb HipHop release "The Real Deal" - 2002
Dog Fight - 2003
The New Animal - 2008

Set List

1. Cyclops Monocle
2. Brainiac Monkey
3. The Trinity
4. Elements
5. Obese
6. Twist
7. The New Animal
8. Everybody Come On
9. War Cry
10. Escape from Slavecamp

Typical Set Time: 35 minutes