Kendo & The Almost Famous Band

Kendo & The Almost Famous Band

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Biography

Kenneth “Kendo” Walker, also known as Do to family and friends, was a child of the 80’s. He grew up during an era of multitalented Hip-Hop artists, such as Public Enemy, Erick B & Rakim, and N.W.A, that produced authentic music that is still being used as a mold for the kind of sounds we hear today. These influences, as well as the “big brother mentoring” of hip hop legend Chuck D from the multi-platinum group Public Enemy, helped to breed a young man that is exciting, creative, and full of fire. This creative fire has lead to Kendo wearing many hats throughout his career including songwriter, lyricist, producer, actor, mentor, friend, and father. His poignant lyrics are delivered to the public through five different and unique MC styles and his music is crafted in such a broad pallet of colors that even the most diverse crowds that attend their shows come away from the events knowing that they just experienced something special.

Kendo experienced early success with his group Hyenas in the Desert which was signed with Columbia Records. Following this successful project Kendo signed with Chuck D’s Slamjamz Records and released the “Almost Famous” album which has received rave reviews from fans and critics alike. Kendo and The Almost Famous Band are now in the writing process for their sophomore effort tentatively titled Empire City.

Living by his motto “Never Stop” Kendo and The Almost Famous Band is always reaching for a higher level and seeking more to accomplish. The name of the band is always a constant reminder and great motivator to the entire team that there is always more to be achieved. With this attitude, Kendo and The Almost Famous Band will forever be reaching for the next rung on the “never-ending” ladder that will keep them on top.

Quotable Quotes;

From Chuck D of Public Enemy
“Kendo rocks this harder than rent itself…somebody needs to be watching this cat.”

From Alvon Miller Director of Marketing Shady Records
“This sh*t is bumpin’!”

From Rah Digga
“I’m lovin their style. I can’t wait to do a track with them”

From “Dee” Dean Owner Ruff Ryders Ent.
“These cats got talent! They are original and doing something that no one else is doin.”

From Kat Green Sony BMG
“These guys are original and their tracks are cool”

Recent News

Kendo has recently signed on to play the role of KB in the upcoming B&W Filmworks motion picture “Only the Hood Dies Young” along with Keysha Cole and Fabalous. The group will also be the subject of a feature article with Uptown Magazine and appearing on B.E.T.’s 106 and Park as a guest judge. The group is also scheduling an appearance on Hot 97’s Street Soldiers with Chris Alverez who has also expressed interest in doing a DVD on the bands story.

Kendo appeared on a few great compilation albums that's released in India and Europe. These compilations produced by Dj skribble and superstar Dj J-nas from India. Kendo appeared on the track along side world famous singer Sonu Nigam and Rob Base. Kendo has performed from the cold snowy mountain top clubs in Vancouver, Canada to hot latin clubs in Brazil. Kendo has rocked from London, Amsterdam, Sweden to the Fuji Fest in Japan that occupied 10,000 people.

Lyrics

Dangerous Man

Written By: Kendo

Hook 1
I’m a dangerous man (repeat 2x)
With the whole world in my hands

Verse 1
I’ll blow your Aiwa bookshelf
Write rhymes myself
The black maledict, Creedmoor psychotic
Jumping jack, China Town house party get down
Studio, one room, pull out the high riser
Next week, burn ya block in da Skyliner
Kidnap ya girl, pay heavy, you wanna find her
B.F Goodwrench scuffing the sidewalks, who dat?
Hyena from Long Island, NY, let’s talk
A long time they heard the raw rhyme
From the bowling ball type nigga, replacement killa
Hot-headed mailman with terror machine guns
Who escape, their next stop will be a hospital
Black out, ivory elephant gunning it
Altar crazy, just cut Kenneth
Who that 49er, who rock that fools gold
I’m a bad boy that totals like Durango smack a Yugo
In deep cities that don’t sleep 2 Am
7/11 smack the shit out Rasheed
Get the pleasure when I hear my broad scream
Secret to success, to start with a tight team, nigga

Hook 2
Wad up
They aint ready
Wad up?
They don’t want it
Wad up
We rock steady
Get up
To get the party going

Repeat Hook 1, 2x

Verse 2
Attack the world with the release of my style
Malnourished, underfed, climbing 6 feet high out the pine bed
The red rum, we diggin’ from the slum
Of never had, until we took from…
The pushers and players, and politicians and pimps
Half dead, the rest a y’all be playing dirty and simp’
Big time thug, with the iced out wrist
I’ll put the burner in his mouth up on Park & 5th
Say my crew aint shit, we aint even contenders
But when night fall, get the claws we coming to get ya
Hope ya man got insurance, I aint done with ya
Autopsy reports states they finding traces of venom
Carnage and venom, evil villain
The black and red, fuck around with Do and get the part through ya head

Repeat Hook 2

Repeat Hook 1, 2x

Discography

Kendo
Hyenas In The Desert
Album
"Die Laughing"
1996 Slam Jamz/Columbia
Residents evil
1997-98 slamjamz/Columbia
Kendo the Almost Famous
"Almost Famous"
2006-07 Slam Jamz
"Damn Homie"
2008-09 slamjamz rec.
"Rock Harder"
2010 Slam Jamz rec
It's my time
2010 WWE rec

Set List

Be where I Be
Rock Star
Dangerous Man
My Turn
Rock Harder
Hell