The new age crew

The new age crew

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It would be the future of the presents past. the combination of the accumulation of hip hop, techno, and acid. Hiptronic Electrohop.


A New Age began in 1999 after a fierce lyrical battle between two rival emcees. When a winner could not be decided, Kale (Travis Wells) and Flex (Marcus Write) decided to settle their differences shortly thereafter and began crafting an album in 2001. Seeking help from friends also immersed in hip hop culture, the duo ended up on north 3rd street where longtime school-mate C-Sharp (Carl Coats) was perfecting his skills on the turntables. After an intense night of hip hop collaboration, DJ C-Sharp became the third member of the New Age. As time passed and many high school talent shows were annihilated, eventually college began, Flex went his separate way, and it appeared the New Age had come to an end.

But once a New Age has begun, it cannot be stopped.

Out of nowhere, classmate Will Freeman dropped a full album of original beats begging for remix and additional lyrical mastery. Thus Kale was reborn as Traverse, and New Age's flagship album, The Exhibition, was released. Combining Traverse's off-the-head lyrical style and C-Sharp's fusion of new and old-school turntablism, the New Age began gaining momentum. "After The Exhibition we really got a feel for the fans and people unexpectedly embraced what we were doing," says Traverse. The album was incredibly popular on campus, but classes were the least of concerns at this point for the hip hop pair. C-Sharp and Traverse left college within months of each other and headed back to Philadelphia to begin promoting the newly crafted Exhibition. On a hot summer's day outside of Tower Records, a strange twist of fate led musical innovator First Degree directly to the New Age, who instinctively said, "we have to combine drum and bass with hip hop." With the city of brotherly love as their muse, the three began constructing beats and rhymes non-stop, and the New Age began growing. Combing their efforts with musical programmer Travyss Gaston (Ntlthsnxplds) and multimedia artist Erik Hierhager (er0k), the New Age released their second album, Non-Applicable, under the independent label Surroscape. Soon after hearing N/A, childhood friend and drummer Gary Jackson (Grand MB) joined the group and added the clarity and structure of live drums, while bassist/sound engineer Dan Grebb also joined forces for the upcoming album, The Industrial rEvolution.

Collaborating with other artists in and around Philadelphia, the New Age possess a unique ability to change styles in an instant. Elements of drum and bass, old school hip hop, electronica, and industrial rock are all embraced by the group, making it nearly impossible to confine them to any specific genre. Whether live on stage or in the studio the New Age never stop innovating.


The INdustrial Revolution

Written By: The New Age Crew

The hip hop nation/ in a state of deprivation starvation of quotations in the songs they be making/when i need motivation I'm checking radiostations /playin rappers playing fake presentations/making it too easy for me to pop off cause what you pop in your pop songs is just a knock off / i came to knock on everything you get your props on/and when it falls don't try to bite my style you'll just end up with lockjaw/then i run in your shop with the coppertop drawn/ vaporizer government issued poof you gone/the true new age with no punches drawn/and the exact impact of that is thermonuclear bombs/hiroshima Nagasaki and i fought through Nam/ still trying to stop a soldier/ but your movements were wrong/you could think of a solution try to even the odds/but truth is this confusion is to useless to resolve/

so go ahead and confuse it/say this isn't a movement this isn't music or the industrial revolution then prove it/

from the bottom/past the middle to the top ground/as you stand on your mark still trying to figure out/gone to long and too strong/we won't stop now kapow the gun sounds too late for you to catch us now.

you can't buy a heart or hire smarts to supply the art especially if you bias or oblivious to a certain part i observe and chart your remarks/ and in embark to distraught larks internally implode em apart/and your philoneous talk gets shot for sport sparks hittin my clothes but ima just brush em off /you narcs is thrown off plus that chain that you brought giving off a gilmmer helpin me to hit you when it's dark /and the rhythm involved with the adrenaline caused /every emcee in the vicinity of me to dissolve/ audience applaud a fraud further his cause furthermore i charge to discredit the floss/on your mark get set are you ready to start unluck suckered guppies/ don't know that you swimmin with sharks!


2003-The Exibition
2006-The Industrial Revolution

Set List

We usually combine the dance party theme along side our live performance.We do covers,remixes, and basic freestyles at a moments notice.
we have three albums worth of material so we generate a set list of random mayhem ahead of time based on what venue,city, and crowd expectancy