This March 2013, a new partnership will make it’s formal introduction to the world. The crew in question is TRI-STATE SYNDICATE, a seven member collaboration of some of the most gifted & respected Christian lyricists, songwriters & producers mainly from the tri-state area of New York & New Jersey.
T.S.S. comprises of the duo known as FREESTYLE FAM (Quest The Wordsmith & Redeemed) from Staten Island, their close associate, MC & producer RKITECT from Florida, New Jersey’s RIGHTEOUS KNIGHT, SWINN DA EXAMPLE & YOUNG PAUL from HOLY CORE RECORDS & last but not least, Brooklyn lyricist/songwriter/vocalist CONQUEST.
Though longtime friends & close peers, the idea for T.S.S. actually began with a suggestion from Conquest to remake popular Harlem MC A$AP ROCKY’S ‘1 Train’, a 90‘s inspired hip hop posse cut of his 2013 album “Long Live A$AP” which also featured seven emcees. Once everyone agreed to do it, Rkitect came up with the name ‘Tri-State Syndicate’ for this collective of collaborators & suddenly in addition to a new song, a new union began to take shape.
For the record, any music done by TRI-STATE SYNDICATE will be the effective sum of it’s parts. T.S.S. will be unadulterated hip hop & with East Coast inspired sound, very much in the tradition of acts like Wu Tang Clan, Cross Movement, Pro Era, Slaughterhouse & Random Axe while maintain their own spiritual & musical identities.
Lastly with their formation,Tri-State Syndicate represents the desire for greater community amongst Christian hip hop artists as evidenced by their musical collaboration and spiritual fellowship. It’s their prayer that for however long their season lasts, T.S.S. proves to be an efficient example of how to co-labor with your fellow brethren for a greater purpose on behalf of a triune God. Consider their remake “DA OVERGROUND (1 TRAIN FREESTYLE)” as their first offering. The new track drops 3.12.13.
Connect with members of Tri-State Syndicate:
RKITECT: http://twitter.com/TheRkitect | http://www.rkitectonline.com/
QUEST THE WORDSMITH: http://twitter.com/QuestWordsmith | http://www.freestylefam.com
REDEEMED: http://twitter.com/RedeemedNY | http://www.freestylefam.com
RIGHTEOUZ KNIGHT: http://twitter.com/RighteouzKnight | http://righteouzknight.bandcamp.com
YOUNG PAUL: http://twitter.com/ypmusiclive | http://youngpaul.bandcamp.com
SWINN DA EXAMPLE: http://twitter.com/SwinnDaExample | http://swinndaexample.bandcamp.com
CONQUEST: http://twitter.com/RadicalONFIRE | http://conquest.bandcamp.com