The Crack Emcee

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Gender MALE
Industry Arts
Occupation Artist/Song Writer/Band Leader/Social Commentator
Location United States
Introduction The Crack Emcee was born in Los Angeles. His mother had a thing with Jazz legend Charlie Mingus (producing a sister). After getting a G.E.D., Crack joined the Navy before settling into San Francisco. He went on to work with the Beatnigs (1988) Consolidated (1992) Broun Fellinis (1995) and his own Little White Radio (1998). The Crack Emcee has also been releasing a series of critically acclaimed solo mix tapes - starting with 1995's Newt Hates Me - that have solidified his reputation. This output morphed into his solo album, the anti-war Rap's Creation (2002) which was nominated for Album Of The Year (in, both, Rolling Stone and the Village Voice) and that year's list of Hip Hop's Best Anti-War Songs. Crack is listed as the artist of integrity in Donnell Alexander's memoir, Ghetto Celebrity, and is featured on the CD, Just Payin' The Rent: The Amoeba Music Compilation, Vol. II.
Interests Art, Music, Current Events, Critical Thinking, NewAge Cults and Cultish Thinking, Politics, and whatever it is you do.
Favorite Movies Grizzly Man, The Deer Hunter, Jean de Florette (and Manon of the Spring) Welcome to the Dollhouse, Mr. Death, The Right Stuff, Starship Troopers, The Devil's Rejects, One Day in September, Into the Void, Blood Simple, Star Wars IV, Borat
Favorite Music I like almost everybody, in every genre, but I'm picky about which are their quality tracks. I enjoy concept albums, though not many bands try to pull them off in this age of .mp3s.
Favorite Books <i>On Bullshit</i> and <i>On Truth</i> by Harry G. Frankfurt, On Truth by Harry G. Frankfurt, <i>SHAM (How the Self-Help Movement Made America Helpless)</i> by Steve Salerno, <i>Natural Causes: Death-Lies-and-Politics in America's Vitamin and Herbal Supplement Industry</i> by Dan Hurley, <i>An Encyclopedia of Claims-Frauds-and-Hoaxes of the Occult and Supernatural</i> by James Randi, <i>The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat</i> by Dr. Oliver Sacks

If you were a pirate, how would you avoid laughing when saying "poop deck"?

I wouldn't.