In the late 80s, Detroit rap pioneer Awesome Dré (Hard Core Committee) was among the first to stomp onto the national scene by signing to Priority Records. With his mix of political and hardcore he provided a unique perspective and voice during the height of hip-hop’s golden era. A voice that would not shy away from controversy, asserting Detroit’s place in hip-hop by challenging New York legends Kool Moe Dee and LL Cool J.
Highly regarded as a top hip-hop lyricist, Awesome Dré has been putting out work for over 30 years. His debut album, You Can’t Hold Me Back, is considered by many to be a classic. For the first time since 1989 that Billboard charting debut gets a physical release on vinyl by blocGLOBAL label blocSonic! So, if you’ve been wondering where Awesome Dre and The Hardcore Committee is, Dré’s still doing his thing recording real hip-hop and working to shine a light on the art he launched his career with.