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Lord Khefran
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Lord Khefran
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A fusion of The Underground Hip Hop, Latin Roots and Poetic Lyrics
Khefran the Neferious- Born in Humacao, PR and raised in a the small town of Las Piedras in Puerto Rico, Khefran adopted hip hop at the age of 11 when he first heard "Down with the King" by Run DMC. His love for the music and the culture developed after learning to vent thru his pen and paper. Greatly influenced by east coast style hip hop, Khefran developed his style after artist such as Rakim, the Wu Tang Clan, Mobb Deep, Big Pun and others. He moved to Tampa, Florida when he was 7 and went back to his native Puerto Rico a year after. In only one year he managed to learn english. Once he returned to the island he then witnessed the earlier days of the now popular reggeton, a spanish version of the jamaican dancehall that originated in Panama. All though this type of music was dominant in the island his interest for hip hop never slowed down. Instead his love for the culture grew. He began to expand his vocabulary in both Spanish and English to be able to deliver his music to both crowds. At the age of 15 he returns to Tampa for two years and meets a hip hop DJ by the name of Josian the Blind Eye Samurai Serrano. Blind had a lot to do with the mayor influences Khefran had as an artist. Blind also served as a corner man for Khefran helping him refine his style and always giving him pointers on his performances. After returning to Puerto Rico for the second time, Khefran saw the lack of actual hip hop artist in the island. Everyone was doing reggeton and hip hop had gone completely underground. At the age of 18 Khefran joined the U.S. Marine Corps contracted under UZ 0321 Recon, but did not complete the training because of family issues. Instead, he became a 0311 in 2/6, and infantry unit where he would later meet fellow hip hop artist RobStar, a Philly based MC, and Midwest lyricist Rainjah X from Death Squad. During his time served in the military Khefran became very interested in the way the government works and grew awareness of the injustice that the lower class people suffered. He began to study this power struggle restlessly. After realizing that by serving the military he was supporting this system of psychological suppression he finished his time and returned to the civilian world where he reunited with Blind and formed part of a group called True Life. But his love for hip hop could only be match by the love he has for his people so he parted from that group and began his own company called Ecos del Grito. This company now has bilingual and Spanish MCs and vocalist that up hold the traditional hip hop and work to bring this hip hop culture to a whole new level of lyrical skill, delivery and performance. Khefran also became involved in the spoken word poetry for he feels that it goes side by side with hip hop. He is a member of The Poets, a USF organization devoted to spoken word. Khefran is aiming his music at every Spanish speaking country in Latin America and the bilingual crowd within the United States. His message is that of change and unification. Lord Khefran brings social awareness and targets the faults in the government and our current society. He brings those issues to the eyes of the lower class working man and woman and speaks for those who are afraid to raise their voice.
Your musical influences
Let's see, Rakim, De La Soul, Redman, Nas, Wu-Tang, GangStar, Camp Lo, KRS One, Mexicano, Luis Diaz, Cultura Profetica, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Abysinians, Black Uhuru, Hector Lavoe, El Gran Combo, La Sonora Ponsea, El Grupo Niche... and many more
What equipment do you use?
I use a Pen (Black Gel), a Pad... and the world.
Anything else?
1,2 uh and it sound so nice Hip Hop you the love of my life.
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