"Om Shanti" is a greeting of peace and expression on unity. Exactly what hip hop should be. This mix tape has a basic throw down - this is me, this is how I feel and what I believe... But at the same time there is this complexity of emotion created by the ideas he's got and the points he's raising.
Jalporte has been busy since we interviewed him and here we have a few quick tidbits of info regarding what he has in the pipeline. New live show dates have gone up on Jalporte's Myspace page, further details of all the events will be posted on the ‘appearance page’ on www.jalporte.co.uk.
Maze is from Leicester, Belgrave to be precise. He started DJing on pirate radio at 16 and soon hooked up with Oxford based rappers Thunda Tongue and Tung-Fu in 1994 and was at that time mentored by Spida Gill (RIP). 1997 saw Maze hook up with Kerfew for their earliest collaborations and since then he has been instrumental in the WCE (World Champion Entertainment) and MIC (Mother India’s Children) crews.
Kerfew was born and bred in Leicester and has been learning music since the age of 7 when he started to play the Tabla and Naal. Multi instrumented Kerfew also took up the trumpet and violin. He progress further in the music arena by linking with a pirate radio station where he rose from the ranks from taking calls, to doing the graveyard slot, through to getting on the primetime weekend shows.