bone crusher & valley high – breeding a new movement in music
Musical Artists, Free
Bone Crusher’s 2003 debut video, “Never Scared,” the heavyweight rap
artist appears to be a King Kong-sized giant who walks through the
streets of Atlanta and crushes everything in his path. Along with
Atlanta natives T.I. and Killer Mike, Bone Crusher unintentionally made
a statement about the ensuing emergence of Atlanta’s hip-hop scene. The
city was on the verge of producing hip-hop giants, and Bone Crusher did
the honor of letting the world know.
While his Atlanta comrades have ruled the hip-hop charts since the
release of his ground breaking video, Bone Crusher has remained low-key
in search of a new musical sound. He has since formed an ultra-original
band called Valley High.
“Valley High represents a new sound and flavor in music,” says Bone
Crusher. “The band has elements of classic rock and hip-hop. We’re
taking hip-hop to a place where it has never been before.”
Bone Crusher & Valley High recently released a video for their
first single, “Round,” and they’re equally excited about their album, Free. The album plays like an offspring of hip-hop, crunk and rock.
“As an artist, you have to grow and discover new ways to present
yourself,” says Bone Crusher. “I’ve been doing this type of music for
years and this is the time for me to bring it to the forefront.”
While the new Bone Crusher may be hard to swallow for fans used to his
aggressive lyrical cadence, he believes this album will usher in a new
movement in hip-hop.
“When we first did crunk music, it was a Southern thing that became
national,” he says. “But now we have to change the game again. I think
elements of rock and live instrumentation will be the new musical sound
that comes from the South.” – dewayne rogers