Regenerated Headpiece

Regenerated Headpiece

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Regenerated Headpiece combines intelligent, poetic lyricism, original, head-nodding beats and fierce turntablism to produce a unique sound aimed to rock the mind, body and spirit.

Biography

WHO OR WHAT IS REGENERATED HEADPIECE?

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 rap music is and what it can be. Representing a unique new direction in 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.

RHP's song, “War Cry” appeared on the Bomb Hip Hop Records 2002 compilation The Real Deal, a bold concept album that exposes corruption in the music industry, and both New York Newsday and PopNews of France named their last album, 2003's "Dogfight" among the top ten releases of 2003. Both of RHP's albums have been reviewed extensively, including favorable write-ups in such established publications as Smooth magazine, Future Music, and Hip Hop Connection in the UK.

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 seven 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 having them 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 of the hip hop underground.

Discography

LPs:

2001: "Rat Race Vacation," Globalhiphop Records
2003: "Dogfight," Globalhiphop Records
2005: "New Strange," Globalhiphop Records (Forthcoming in Fall)

Singles:

2002: "Connect The Dots," Slamjamz Records
2002: "Writers Block Party Ciphers," Slamjamz Records
2002: "Obese," Slamjamz Records
2002: "Elements," Slamjamz Records
2003: "Retaliate," Slamjamz Records
2003: "Escape from Slavecamp," Slamjamz Records
2003: "Cyclops Monocle," Slamjamz Records

Compilations:

2002: "War Cry" appeared on "The Real Deal," Bomb Hip Hop Records

Set List

RHP's usual set runs 45 minutes to an hour. We have a repertoire of approximately 40 original songs.

Here is the set list from a recent show:

Cyclops Monocle
Elements
The Trinity
Obese
DJ Exfyl Scratch Routine
Twist
Backdoor Sluts 8
Escape from Slavecamp
Boardroom Assholes
Brainiac Monkey
Mass Times Matter (Featuring M. Port'd Flows)
War Cry
Special Freestyle Cipher