- Artist: MC Yogi
- Format: CD
- Release Date:9/9/2008
In the hands of recording artist MC Yogi, you get a first-of-it's kind new record mixing the energy, beats and vocal stylings of rap music with traditional Indian instruments, kirtan-style chanting and yoga-inspired lyrics. With 14 original tracks celebrating Indian mythology and spirituality, MC Yogi's genre-bending debut, Elephant Power, offers a devotional hip hop experience. MC YOGI grew up painting graffiti & listening to hip hop music. At age fourteen, inspired by artists like the Beastie Boys & Run DMC, he began writing his own raps and free styling for friends at house parties. MC YOGI spent most of his high school years at a group home for at-risk youth. During those turbulent years, Hip Hop culture provided both a soundtrack and a creative outlet. Then at age eighteen, he discovered yoga. On a whim, he joined his father for a meditation intensive with a famous spiritual teacher from India. Deeply moved by this powerful experience, he devoted himself to learning everything he could about the ancient discipline. He continues to study the physical forms of yoga, as well as meditation, philosophy, and devotional chanting. At age 20, he enrolled in a yoga teacher training program in San Francisco. It was there that he met and fell in love with his wife Amanda. Together they traveled to India, and upon their return opened Yoga Toes Studio in Point Reyes, California, where they currently reside.
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