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B.R.O.T.H.E.R.

Black Rhyme Organisation To Help Equal Rights

Also known as B.R.O.T.H.E.R Movement, B.R.O.T.H.E.R. (Black Rhyme Organisation To Help Equal Rights), B.R.O.T.H.E.R. Congress, B.R.O.T.H.E.R. Movement, B•R•O•T•H•E•R
Members of B.R.O.T.H.E.R.: Benjamin Balogun, Cookie Crew, The, Demon Boyz, Gatecrash (2), Hijack (2), Icepick, The, London Posse, London Rhyme Syndicate, MC Mell'O', She Rockers, Standing Ovation

Discography of B.R.O.T.H.E.R.:

# Release title Total tracks Type of audio release Imprint date Label
1 Beyond The 16th Parallel 5 Track list 1989 4th & Broadway
2 Ghettogedden 4 Track list 1992 Tribal Bass Records
3 Beyond The 16th Parallel 3 Track list 1989 4th & Broadway
4 Beyond The 16th Parallel 5 Track list 1989 4th & Broadway

The [a=Black Rhyme Organisation To Help Equal Rights] (B.R.O.T.H.E.R. ) was a collection of some of the most talented UK Hip Hop artists around in 1989. Instigated by the political ragga-rap group [a=Gatecrash (2)], the main purpose of their debut single release, "Beyond the 16th Parallel," was to raise awareness of the racial inequalities of the South African apartheid regime. Assembling an all-star line up, including the late Bernie Grant MP, each of the separate groups had the task of tackling the specifics of the Botha government. With this as a new main focus, the B.R.O.T.H.E.R. project managed to temporarily stem the inter-group friction that existed across much of London's Hip Hop community. All artists royalties were donated to the African National Congress (ANC). This led to a second B.R.O.T.H.E.R. project entitled "Ghettogeddon", a three track release focused entirely on the rising inner city gun culture of the nineties. The release was preceded by a BBC documentary entitled "The violence must cease". All associated artists' royalties were donated to SCAR (Sickle Cell Anaemia Research). In addition to the list below, also members of the movement: Freshki, Junior San and Trouble & Bass.




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