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Secondhand Kings / Bio

Chris & I have been into Hip Hop since the early 80's, with both our roots stemming from Run-D.M.C., Eric B. & Rakim, E.P.M.D., L.L.Cool J., Big Daddy Kane, De La Soul, A Tribe Called Quest, and a lot of other artists from the "Golden Era" ('87/88-'93/94)of the genre. We both grew up in Portage, Mi. Although we went to different schools, we met around our 7th/8th grade years. Shortly after, we both relocated to other states in the mid-to-late 80's, Chris to N.Carolina, and myself to Arizona. We then both came back to the area in '89. still attending different schools, we realized that we still had that same love for Hip Hop. Fast-forwarding a bit through our college years, our seven man crew, Rugged Lyric Sect, was dead set that a record deal was looming around the corner. Opening for Run-D.M.C. in '96 at Club Soda in Kalamazoo, Mi, and doing a slew of other local and/or somewhat regional shows, we still were trying to make it happen for ourselves. Little by little, our group disbanded and it came down to just Chris & I. We personally produced, recorded, and released a CD in 2001, but still nothing. So, on with our lives we went. Now, here we are in 2010, older & hopefully wiser, but definitely on the right path..His! You see, all those years we knew that our talents were gifts from God, yet we wanted to just take them & do what we pleased. Now, we get to do something we love for someone who loved us so that He gave His only Son! What more could we ask for!

General Info

Band Members
Matt Bradley-M.C., Chris Lalonde-D.J.
Artist Name
Secondhand Kings
Profile Page
Active Since
Christian/Gospel / Hip Hop

Contact Info

Portage, MI