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The Truth is Right Here - P.G.M
Street's Disciple - Nas
Hoodstarr - Rising Son
Blood, Sweat & Beers - Rising Son

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At around the age of seven Rising discovered the art of break-dancing and Body Popping and through this medium his love of Hip Hop was born. He got into the scene in a big way and started to build up his catalogue of music.
Some of his favourite Hip Hop artists of all time are Big Daddy Kane, Biz Markie, Run D.M.C, The Beastie Boys, Public Enemy, Tupac Shakur, Nas, N.W.A, Dr Dre, Jay-Z, Kool Keith, and Redman. Some of these are the artists Rising drew his influence from when he first started writing rhymes in the early 90’s.
Rising got his first real taste of the game in 1996 when he was able to cut his gums on a DJ Phusion Mixtape project called “The Phusion Philes Vol.1” which they promoted in the UK and the US for two years. It was from this project that Rising put the crew P.G.M (A Phu Good Men) together. The crew consisted of himself, 10 Faces and The Phantom. Rising later drafted a young Reveal and Doc Brown into the group, for all members it was their first taste of major exposure.

P.G.M’s first release was in September 1999 called ‘The Truth Is Right Here’. The release was big on the underground and they reached No.1 in the underground Hip-Hop chart. To celebrate the release, P.G.M hosted a Launch party for their newly formed Record Label “Undisclosed Records” which was attended by thousands of people. This was followed by a second release two months later called “The Key” (12”), which sold all 500 copies within a month. Unfortunately due to creative differences the group split in 2000 and all members went their separate ways.

Rising is no stranger to working with big names and has collaborated with the Outsidaz and toured Paris with “Cannibal Ox” and Old Skool Legend “Edo G” in 2002. He then went on to perform at the Glastonbury festival in 2004 alongside Glastonbury based group D.B.D.

In October 2004 Rising entered and won the Sony Records ‘Rhyme with Nas’ competition and got the chance to record with one of his idols. He was handpicked by Nas himself to feature on the Remix of his track “Thief’s Theme” which was to be included on the UK release of his “Streets Disciple” double album which is now multi platinum. Then in March 2005 Rising Son joined Nas, Dizzee Rascal and Kano on the UK leg of the “Streets Disciple Tour” playing to packed venues across the UK.

Rising found himself at the centre of controversy in the summer of 2005 when he verbally attacked US artist “Common” over his comments about mixed race relationships. The track “Dear Common” (which also featured Doc Brown & Yungun) even received daytime radio play on BBC 1Xtra on the Nesha Show and was also the topic of debate on a special show on 1Xtra called “UK Scandal”. The track can be found on Rising Son’s last release, a free Mixtape called “Hoodstarr: The Gift-Tape” which was a free download album to all of his fans. The video from Hoodstarr on rotation on Channel U “Rising’s Theme”.
Rising has now formed his own independent record label called “KMC Records” to release his own music. In 2008 KMC Records released Rising’s “Blood, Sweat & Beers” the follow up to Hoodstarr.

After promoting Blood Sweat & Beers Rising will be back in the studio to start work on his album entitled “Come As You Are” before heading to the US to establish his name in the biggest hip hop market in the world.