Grimmey hard-core straight to the bone marrow
member crew featuring Oh Kaptain my Kap'n, Gemini, HueMan,
Breeze, S.E.L.F., Non Depiction, Krook'd (the War Monger),
Snazz(the Dictator) and Lord Bonafide. In Aug.2003 Ground
Works released its debut album "Demolition: The
Me-Story". This long-awaited masterpiece has been
in the makings since 1999, when the group first formed.
The crew is well renowned from Cape Town, Johannesburg
to the Eastern Cape for their star-cast of cut-throat
lyricist and grimy banging beats.
Frontline soldiers for real, doing the groundwork...
paving the way for other similiar minded heads to
join and follow. There was a time when without fail
you would see them on stage at all the Hip Hop shows
and still... still today! Ground Works is synonymous
with underground Hip Hop, make no mistake about that!
They've earned the respect (the well-deserved-, hard-worked-for...respect)
of everyone in the scene... you can catch them outmaneouvre,
outbattle, outshine, outrhyme cats in a jiffy. Dude
they got mad styles... Crazy shit! After seeing one
of their shows... The next day you are almost sure
their anthems will be imprinted in your braincells,
like..."GROUND WORKS! THE SOUND HURTS!"
Out of their stables came some of the illest, dopest
underground productions, like Huemans' Stereotype(Type),
Dungeon Keepers, Casualties of Raw! You have to, have
to... must give them a listen... no more then that....
make some contact with them via the net! Don't be
interview : with Kaptain my Kap'n (emcee of the band)
||" We started
out just as heads holding shit down on an individual
level. Then myself, Gemini, and Hueman came with the
idea of creating an collective... a super crew! From
a perspective of cats that want to build on an independent
level, not trying to go to big record companies / labels.
To build from the ground up, henceforth the name Groundworks…we
start from the ground and build up from there. A forefront
crew that lead and pave the way for other ground-roots
- On the life and time of Hueman : "He was
a phenominal cat not only was he one of my best friends,
he was an inspiration to a whole community of heads.
He was more like the cat coming straight out of the
township structures…with that ‘don’t
give a fuck attitude’ at the same time with a
real tight grip on reality. I’ve never seen Hueman
not get in a club for free…he was always on the
hustle. Even in his rhymes he was an inspiration…he
was speaking alot about what was going on around him.
He touched the lives of mad cats out there... spending
time with Mr.Len (Def Jux) when he was out here. Hueman
is this that,... the original man."
in few dates
- March 2000- Groundworks
founded the the Hotbox, an underground Hip-Hop radio-show
@UCT Radio,CPT. Gemini, Breeze, Non-Depiction and
S.E.L.F. headed this operation and the show ran
for two years.
- May 2000- Groundworks
featured alongside DJ Mr.LEN and Jean grey from
Company Flow(New York)
performed @ Princeton High(CPT) with the Black August
crew: Talib Kweli (Black Star), Black Thought (The
Roots), Jeru the Damaja and Boots (the Coup).
- Nov.2002 - Groundworks
featured on the Beach Rd. Studios compilation, recorded
live @ SABC,CPT
- Nov. 2003 - Groundworks
won the prize for the most popular track,"Stereotype
Type", on the Y FM Harambe show.
My Kapt'n at : email@example.com
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