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Book details
  • SubGenre:Entertainment & Performing Arts
  • Language:English
  • Pages:160
  • eBook ISBN:9798350906509
  • Paperback ISBN:9798350906493

Where I'm From: Past Iz History

by Supreem Da Rezarekta'

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Immerse yourself in the dynamic journey of MC Supreem, a major player in Philadelphia's Hip Hop scene. Experience the evolution of the genre, technology, and his career from the '80s through 2004 in "Where I'm From: Past Iz History."
In "Where I'm From: Past Iz History," take a deep dive into the vibrant and transformative world of Philadelphia's Hip Hop scene. Follow the compelling journey of an MC named Supreem as he navigates the ups and downs of chasing his dreams to create the music he passionately loves. From his initial discovery of the burgeoning genre to his various artistic pivots to find and fulfill his unique voice within it, Supreem transitions from being a fan to learning the business and eventually emerging as a major player in Hip Hop. As the industry shifts from cassettes and vinyl to CDs and mp3s, Supreem's career evolves alongside it, spanning from studios to stages, TV to movies, stores to DSPs. Experience the evolution of music, technology, and Supreem's personal journey from the '80s through 2004. Discover the key players who shaped the early years of the Hip Hop game. This engaging narrative offers a snapshot of a pivotal period in the Hip Hop industry, inviting readers to share Supreem's passion, perseverance, and love for the genre.
About the author
Jemal Carter, also known as Supreem Da Rezarekta', is a respected force in Philadelphia's urban/hip-hop scene. Known for his electrifying stage presence, he has opened for iconic acts such as The Roots, Fat Joe, and the late Notorious B.I.G., earning a reputation as the "Urban Entertainer." Supreem's debut solo album "Breathe" (2002), produced by Philly's Docta Shock, marked the start of his recording journey. Since then, he's released several successful singles and videos, including the award-winning "Queen of The Wobble" (2014) and the popular Hip Hop anthem "Gimmie" (2015). Beyond his music, Supreem is deeply committed to his community, performing on tours against guns, drugs, and violence, and working with mental health non-profit organizations in Philadelphia. He has also contributed to NFL Films, recording original songs for HBO's "Hard Knocks" series. Supreem's latest singles, including "Rise And Grind" featured in CBS's "East New York," are distributed worldwide by WhoMag. His rich career and contributions to hip-hop are captured in his book "Where I'm From: Past Iz History," a deep dive into the evolution of the Philadelphia hip-hop scene.