In 1998, Hip Hop visionary and Public Enemy leader Chuck D took to the fledgling world wide web to establish a fan super-site that featured a forum where PE fans and like-minded individuals could share information with one another. This ever-expanding community, known as The EnemyBoard, would not only bring people together but it would also spawn creative endeavors that no one had previous thought possible.
Utilizing the burgeoning MP3 compression technology, EnemyBoard member C-Doc (The WarHammer) theorized that since it was possible to transmit entire songs across the Internet, it would therefore be possible to send parts of songs. He explained that a producer or DJ could send a beat to an MC who could then record a vocal and send back the a capella. These experiments came first with selections from an EnemyBoard compilation album and then culminated with the birth of what would become The Impossebulls with the song We Don’t Need You.
‘We Don’t Need You’ was produced by Bill Tha Pharmacizt from California and featured Chuck, Professor Griff, Kyle Jason, and Xeno from the group DFXO giving their own scathing attack on the outdated and crooked practices of the music industry. The song was remixed by C-Doc and became quite the internet sensation, signaling the beginning of a new era in recorded music techniques. The success of ‘We Don’t Need You’ inspired Chuck to form a rhyme collective of musicians from The EnemyBoard overseen by C-Doc. Dubbed The Impossebulls, this group of talent from around the world could cut and release records at a moment’s notice on a variety of topics. Their online home became Chuck’s newly revamped SLAMJAMZ record label and the crew recorded a self-titled album in 2001.
The core members of the group began performing live and refining the squad into a more manageable entity. Marcus J Gilligan (Xenia, Ohio), Tirade (Kent, Ohio), C-Doc (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania), and DJ President Ike (New York, New York) have created a dynamic live show that not only showcases the group’s music but also pays homage to Hip Hop’s forefathers. Along with Pvt Militant (Flint, Michigan) and DJ Def Chad (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania), The Impossebulls opened up four shows on the 2002 Public Enemy Revolverlution Tour to rave reviews and overwhelming crowd enthusiasm. They continue to perform in support of their new album SLAVE EDUCATION, as they continue fusing hardcore beats with socially conscious lyrics, addressing the problems and concerns of people around the world.
- Mark Dowding