Invasion of the Intelligent Lifeforms
- Artist: Enlited Wonz
- Format: CD
- Release Date:7/23/2002
After 2 years recording with producer Hendrik David Gideonse XIX of Indecent Music, the Enlited Wonz are proud to present their debut album 'Invasion of the Intelligent Lifeforms.' Enlited Wonz exploit scientific and spiritual metaphors, which reflect their belief in Nuwaubu, an ancient Nubian science of life, that literally means 'right knowledge, right wisdom, and right overstanding.' As subjects of Nuwaubu, the Enlited Wonz approach life with a sincere heart, open mind and controlled emotions and exude it in their lyrics. Kenneth Jacques, best known as Sham-Ra, the explosive founder of the Enlited Wonz, was born in Brooklyn, New York to Ygenise Jean and Jean Louis Jacques. They honored a strict Haitian-Christian lifestyle that isolated Sham-Ra from the streets. Sham writes, 'Growing up with a Mom that is very religious can have a big affect on children in a society of so-called low class people. My Mom's positive energy and father's discipline made me the man that I am today.' In 1989, Sham-Ra began writing rhymes, poetry and songs with the intention of motivating his audience with positive inspiration and minimal profanity, much like the religious leaders from his childhood. Although Sham spent the early 1990's bouncing between New York and Boston, he focused on finishing school and his music. He closed the decade with spiritual study in Georgia that solidified his devotion to Nuwaubu. Shortly after returning to Boston, Sham-Ra signed with Indecent Music, where he continues to express his beliefs and talents. Sham-Ra incorporates science fiction, philosophy, humor and a variety of speaking voices into his flow. Sham is feared as one of New England's fiercest freestyle champions. The majestic Andrew W. Davis, a.k.a. Powerman Analyst, is a native to Boston. Analyst resides in Dorchester, where he developed his passion for music. He writes, 'I had always been fascinated with the sounds and music coming up- listening to such artists as KRS-ONE, Wu Tang, Arrested Development and Chino XL.' He'd beat box with friends in the train stations, spending long hours practicing his unique beatbox technique of singing an un-broken melody while maintaining a full kick-snare-hat beat at the same time. Taking the next step in his musical career, Powerman Analyst signed with Indecent Music. His stoic emotions combined with his child-like laughter only intensify his use of free verse and internal rhyme. On the first track of their new album, 'Invasion of the Intelligent Life-forms,' Powerman Analyst flows, 'I sit with centipedes in dirty bushes/ rugged jungle armor/ burn the blasphemer/ I give a computer an asthma attack.' Bio was born in the Bronx as Justin Charles, but he attributes much of his rearing to Powerman Analyst and Sham-Ra, his 'big brothers.' It is funny that Bio is the smallest of the three for his tremendous energy makes him huge. Bio began MC-ing at fourteen years old. With the support of his family and peaceful influence of Powerman Analyst and Sham-Ra, Bio turned to music rather than the streets. Bio writes, 'If I am going through some hard times, I'll just get a pen and a pad and let nature take it's course.' Grateful to his older brothers he says, 'They made me expand my mind, made me explore and see other parts of the world by reading books. They fed me the brain food to give me my Bio-Energy, but only together are we the Enlited Wonz.' Bio's lyrics reflect his intellectual, ethical and spiritual beliefs. He believes that MC's should always be themselves and tell the truth. As he sits hunched over his notebook in the studio, you can only duck out of the way from Bio's arms thrashing the air to the beat. Bio creates flows that are so rich with scientific references and elevated vocabulary that it takes multiple listens to overstand the meaning. Humble for someone with his talent, he jokes, 'If somebody asked me for my autograph, it would surprise me because my handwriting is so ugly.'