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Growing up in Philly, it was inevitable that you were exposed to Hip-Hop. For those who were drawn to it, the love affair began and the culture grew. Since 1973, Hip-Hop grew from B-Boys, Beat Boxing and DJs to an art form relatable to everyone. The 1990s gave way to a generation of people who could appreciate Hip-Hop as an art form rather just a commercial entity because artists from NWA and Snoop to A Tribe Called Quest and Nas could co-exist. There wasn't one sound and people could hear different artists on local radio stations.
Coors Light and Power 99 would like to introduce The Movement, to give the mic to 13 local emcees and introduce the collective of real Hip-Hop artists that exists in the city. The Underground Summer Series, featuring 13 local artist performances, live in our performance studio, will take place over the 13 weeks of summer.
Growing up in Camden, New Jersey, Fel Sweetenberg's mother had the Soul music on in the house every morning while he got ready for school. He first fell in love with graffiti art before realizing he could put a soundtrack to it. He started writing and would practice for an audience in the cafeteria at Camden High. Sweetenberg started producing and emceeing and around 1997 became 1/3 of The Nuthouse, a Hip-Hop group, along with Dave Ghetto and Jason Archie. Goodvibe Recordings quickly put out a Nuthouse EP entitled Deez Nuts which featured cameos by El da Sensai (Artifacts), Planet (Outerspace) and Diamond Back (Deadly Snakes). Fel was also featured on the Dave Ghetto Love Life 12″ and LP (Counterflow Recordings), and the Embodiment of Instrumentation LP by Scratch from The Roots (Rope-A-Dope/Atlantic Records). In 2010, The Nuthouse reunited to put out Camden High and Rising, a tribute to De La Soul, which was hosted by Prince Paul, the producer of De La Soul's 3 Feet High and Rising.
Fel appeared with Slum Village and Bahamadia on the 2000 Goodvibe tour, and has also rocked crowds with Aceyalone and Jean Grae. Fel was a featured producer at Beat Society events in D.C. and Philadelphia, sharing the stage with Little Brother, Kanye West, 88 Keys, Bahamadia and many others.
While away from Nuthouse, Sweetenberg is also a member of The Gargantuans, a collective of underground artists including Baby Blak, Aul Purpis, The Journalist and Jay Ski. His second studio LP, The Sophomore Jinx, dropped in 2010 on Break Bread Projects.