DJ Too Tuff (Tuff Crew)
Skrewtape, Aul Purpis, Juvie D, Alchachaz
142 E. Market Street
West Chester, PA, 19382
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
DJ Too Tuff (Tuff Crew)
Tuff Crew, composed of Ice Dog, L. A. Kid, Monty G, Tone Love, and DJ Too Tuff, is a hip hop group from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, dubbed "Philly's first Rap Supergroup". They released four albums. Their debut LP included production by the Ultramagnetic MCs' Kool Keith and Ced Gee, with a style that was bass-heavy with Roland TR-808 drum machine, raw "street" lyrics and aggressive scratch DJing. They performed with Public Enemy, Run-DMC, Biz Markie, Big Daddy Kane, Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock, LL Cool J, and many others. They toured the U.S.A as the support act for 2Live Crew, and were fan favorites on the groundbreaking Street Beat radio program on Power 99, hosted by Lady B. They were racially-mixed and ethnically diverse, and were regular performers at the After Midnight club in North Philly, once the largest Hip-Hop club in America. Their contemporaries included Dj Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince, Dj Cash Money and Marvelous, Cool C, Schooly D and Three Times Dope. DJ Too Tuff, a/k/a the Deuce Ace Detonator, is considered a forefather of the turntablist movement, because of several dynamic DJ tracks on the group's albums. Dj Z-Trip, DJ Shadow and other New School DJs credit DJ Too Tuff for inspiring their style and music.
During the recording of their fourth album "Still Dangerous", the group was joined by Smooth K and D.J. Cutzology. Members Tone Love & D.j. Too Tuff were absent during this 1991 recording working on outside project Danger Zone M.O.B.B. Squad.
LA Kidd has recently married Bunny D from L'Trimm, is working on a new album, and also a new Tuff Crew album is in negotiation.
"My Parta Town" peaked at #23 on the Billboard Hot Rap Singles charts (1989).
"Back to Wreck Shop" reached #74 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs charts (1989).
Skrewtape is one of the most determined and distinctive emcees to date. His music has been described as "streetwise with a deep side", merging the golden era sound with new age thoughts and ideas. Emerging from South Jersey, Skrewtape has shared stages with world-renowned rap icons Ghostface Killah (Wu-Tang Clan), Raekwon (Wu-Tang Clan), and Cam'ron (Diplomats), as well as underground hip hop legends Shabaam Sahdeeq, El Da Sensei (Artifacts), C-Rayz Walz, Jakk Frost, Wax, and Reef the Lost Cauze. His passion for performing, and his ability to personally connect with fans during his live shows, has helped him to gain increasing recognition throughout the Delaware Valley, namely the burgeoning Philadelphia underground hip-hop scene.
Skrewtape’s "Skumbag Millionaires" pays homage to the mixtapes and compilations he grew up listening to (i.e. Soundbombing, Lyricists Lounge and Fat Beats) and features some of those same artists, along with others, both established and up-and-coming. With productions by Mr. Green, known for his "Live From The Streets" web series (Noisey/Vice), the album hosts veteran emcees like Pace Won, Young Zee, Tame One, Copywrite, Thirstin Howl III, C-Rayz Walz, Shabaam Sahdeeq, Milkbone, and Reef the Lost Cauze. The project also includes some rising stars such as Apollo The Great, Rich Quick and Voss to name a few. Skrewtape has collaborated with some of his greatest influences on this LP, and even those considered pioneers in the world of hip-hop music. Skumbag Millionaires will hit the streets in July and will be available via Skrewtape’s Bandcamp (http://skrewtape.bandcamp.com) A follow up to Skumbag Millionaires is also in the works with a planned release through Philadelphia via North Carolina label, BIMMG, who carries distribution through Bungalo Records/Universal Music Group