ProHoeZak

ProHoeZak

BandHip HopR&B

In my current incarnation my sense of groove not only draws from the current and future sound, but packs enough 70's vibe to insure the preservation of the motion of hips worldwide.

Biography

!ProHoeZak?: Artist/Entertainer/Producer:

Got !ProHoeZak? Most of the world has been unknowingly under his influence since the 80's and remain addicted to his flavor and grooves. !ProHoeZak? got his start as Cap'n -Crunch in the 1985 seminal rap sensation Rated X. Rated X's album sales and ‘party-till-you-drop’ live shows caught the attention of hip hop ‘Generals’ such as Shock G (Digital Underground) Chuck D. (Public Enemy) & Paris, who sought his talents for their projects as hip-hop began its military assault on the world. While still under contract to independent succession records, Cap'n Crunch shortened his moniker to C-Funk and went solo. In the midst of a successful solo career he produced tracks for Digital Underground (Tommy Boy), Public Enemy (Def Jam) and produced the highly successful Conscious Daughters (ScareFace).

Chuck D. then tapped the up & coming performer/producer to open for Public Enemy on consecutive tours from 1988 - 1992. As and opening act, C-Funk not only rocked the house but usually stole the show. His showmanship fused not only the newest hip-hop moves but incorporated an array of 40's, 60's, and 70's dance moves. His self choreographed impassioned performances also won him opening slots on the Hit Squad Tour featuring EPMD, Das EFX, Redman, Rodney O and Joe Cooley, Naughty by Nature and Tupac.

C-Funk's production skills, artistic vision & kinetic style landed him in commercials for the movie "Diggstown" (starring James Woods & Louis Gosset Jr.) and Public Enemy's home video release "Fight the Power" where he even designed and created the Flavor Flav cereal box. Paris signed C-Funk to Scarface/Priority Records where he recorded "3 Dimensional Ear Pleasure" which yielded the hit single "Lime in Ya Coconut." C-Funk's artistic vision was the basis & storyboards for the video which garnered heavy airplay on MTV, The Box & BET, where he was asked to host several "Rap City" episodes. He produced two tracks for Paris’ "Guerrilla Funk" (Scarface) CD which became singles and videos that featured his appearance. This lead to his production of the platinum "Gamers" album by the Conscious Daughters and his appearance in the Gamers video.

His production lists reads like "who's who of hip-hop"; E-40 (Jive), The Click (Jive), JT the Bigga Figga (Get Low), Bloody-Mary (Death Row), San Quinn (Get Low) and Messy Marv (Get Low). Even such sports luminaries as Ricky Walters (now retired NFL running back) & Delta O'Neal (NFL cornerback) have enlisted his services for their albums. In 1998, he was the youngest artist to be inducted in the Hip-Hop Hall of Fame & the San Francisco Hip-Hop museum.

In 2001, C-Funk changed his name to !ProHoeZak? and took his considerable talents to the next level. He has starred in an HBO feature film titled "Who Makes the Rules" (Sagg Films) and racked up production credits for Daz Dillinger (Deathrow), Kurupt (Deathrow), Kokane (Doggystyle), Suga Free (Atlantic), Yukmouth (Rap-A-Lot) and Night Owl (Priority).

In 2003, !ProHoeZak? teamed up with the "SugarRay" band, as a writer and guest vocalist for "Mr. Bartender (It's So Easy)" on their 5th album titled "In the Pursuit of Leisure." Impressed with the artist's versatility, style, and charisma, SugarRay's lead vocalist Mark McGrath invited !ProHoeZak? to tour with the band and appear in the video of "Mr. Bartender." Courteousy of SugarRay, !ProHoeZak? appeared on the Good Morning America show as well as the Jay Leno show where he performed on both shows with SugarRay.

In 2005, !ProHoeZak? retained the management services of Cwood56; Athlete and Entertainer Management and Marketing, LLC. In 2006 he landed a recording deal with In Ya Face Records, a South San Francisco, California ‘Bay-Area’ ‘PowerHouse’ Independent Record Label and a distribution deal with Universal Fontana. In 2007 !ProHoeZak? resigned with In Ya Face Records.

Discography

Current Singles:

'I'ma Ride', '24's Shinin', and 'Bang'

LPs:

2006 !ProHoeZak? Fake It Til I Make It
'Watch Out Now' (feat. Stagg from ill-billyz)

2004 Sugar Ray - In the pursuit of leisure
'Mr. Bartender' - Which lead to performances on Good Morning America and Jay Leno

1999 C-Funk - Shrooms
'Where the Green At' feat. Yuk mouth / 'The word is out feat. Bloody Mary'

1995 C-Funk - 3 Dimensional Ear Pleasure - Priority Records
'Lime in ya co co nut' (Received heavy rotation on Rap City which lead to a guest appearance)

1993 Digital Underground - Body Hat Syndrome - Tommy Boy Records
'Return of the Crazy one'

1992 C-Funk - I'm out 2 stoages

1991 Funk Lab All Stars - Funk track
'La Da Da' / 'Can you dig it'
La Da Da received rotation on Yo MTV Raps

1989 Rated X - And then came.......

Accomplishments:

'Movin on up' / 'Swift lift vocalist'
***BAY AREA HIP HOP CLASSIC***

'Law of groovity' / 'Be cool to your girl'
***BAY AREA HIP HOP CLASIC***

The Ruff Stuff ***BAY AREA HIP HOP CLASSIC***

'What you sayin ( Raggamuffunkin) '
***BAY AREA HIP HOP CLASIC***

'Play my song on the radio'
***BAY AREA HIP HOP CLASSIC***

*** In 2000 inducted in to the Bay Area Hip Hop Hall Of Fame***

Set List

15 - 20 minutes