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StreetWise November Update...

What's Up StreetWise ARMY?

Well, October is over and November is upon us. As always, this is your monthly
update to let you know what's going on in the world of StreetWise. READ &



KITTIE - "Oracle" - November 13th
ROB ZOMBIE - "The Sinister Urge" - November 13th
KID ROCK - "Cocky" - November 20th



KID ROCK - The "American Bad Ass" himself struts back into the spotlight with
COCKY, the long-awaited follow-up to his 1998 classic, DEVIL WITHOUT A CAUSE.
Packed with brash tracks like the swaggering first single, "Forever," COCKY sees
Detroit's Favorite Son doing what he does best - stirring up a multitude of
musical styles into his own unique brand of chicken-fried rock n' roll. Electric
metal, streetwise hip-hop, classic country, powerhouse punk, and redneck boogie
all combine to make that unstoppable, undeniable Kid Rock sound - the very same
sonic assault that blew up radio and MTV with such hits as "Bawitdaba,"
"Cowboy," "Only God Knows Why," and "American Bad Ass." With larger-than-life
arena anthems like "Lonely Road of Faith," COCKY burns with rambunctious energy,
thanks in large part to the always-brawny backing of the Twisted Brown Trucker
band, along with special guest shots from Sheryl Crow and Snoop Dogg.

CUSTOM - Custom is a tough guy to do a 25-words-or-less on. He's a true
dichotomy - on first glance, he's a low-key, twenty-something, 6-foot-8 dude,
complete with the skate pants hanging half-way down his ass. But closer
inspection reveals a complex, ultra-sensitive, multi-talented artist.

A dedicated New Yorker at heart, Custom lives in an industrial loft in lower
Manhattan, a place he calls 120. He thrives on the 24-hours-a-day energy of the
City, and as a natural chameleon, gets much of his inspiration from its people,
its streets, clubs, and bars. The loft is a haven for a tight-knit collective of
friends that includes artists, musicians, and writers. If Custom has errands to
run, he'll jump into Liberty (or Libby), his undercover cop car - it's not
flashy, he can blend in, and he gets great parking spaces. If he's visiting a
friend close by, he'll opt for the skateboard as transportation. The current
love of Custom's life is not a tall, gorgeous, leggy blonde, but a KTM 640
Austrian enduro bike - a motocross bike that he considers a piece of art and
keeps inside 120 at night on a specially-built stand. Again, the dichotomy -
Custom, an extreme sports enthusiast, has taken the cross-country sport of
motocross and molded it into his own urban activity.

Custom has a wry and quirky sense of humor, as well as an uncanny ability to
weave words together that take you on adventures down the rabbit hole. These
talents are apparent on his debut CD, "Fast." All thirteen tracks were written
and produced by Custom, who also played most of the instruments, and recorded in
the studio he built at 120.



EARSHOT - Hailing from Los Angeles, Earshot was formed in November of 1998, in
search of creating a sound that was both heavy and melodic, yet with lyrical
themes ranging from isolation to divine inspiration. On a quest to create their
own personal brand of rock and roll, Earshot emerges with their debut album,
slated for release in early 2002 on Reprise Records, entitled "Letting Go."

The ball is in your court...should we "Use It Or Lose It."

Click here to vote:



HEMLOCK - After eight years together, Hemlock finally found some honor in its
hometown. The four filthy-looking men, who perform uncompromising, heavy, raw,
and violently hard metal music, felt like they'd finally taken it to the next
level. At last, they made it to the Strip--headliners at the House of Blues.

"So this is what it feels like to be in love. We love every single one of you,"
declared Hemlock's singer and bass player, Chad Smith, 23. Smith then dedicated
"Kill Your Children" to long-time fans. "This one is about me; this one is about
you. It's about every single one of us, because it's about broken families."

"We started Hemlock in 1993. I was 15 and my brother was 17," Chad remembers.
"We were young. We just got inspired by all the bands we saw and wanted to be.
We wanted to jam, have a band and a musical outlet. It was started more as fun,
but we realized that we wanted to be serious."

Hemlock are four guys who have spent a lifetime around the glitz and glamour of
Las Vegas. But they aren't impressed by it. At the heart of the band are two
brothers: Chad and Brian Smith. No surprise that the two truly are an n'sync
rhythm section. Guitar players Mike Johns and DJ, both started out as techs,
before becoming actual members of their favorite band.

"Hemlock is crazy, heavy, ugly and they kill it. We love them,"
says B.C. of (Hed)PE

Hemlock have other fans as well including Mikey Doling of Snot & Soulfly, who
signed on to produce the group's soon to be released CD "PIGEON HOLED". The
songs from the sessions have already attracted serious interest from the major
labels. But no matter who winds up signing Hemlock, the band still intends to
make the new music available to fans ASAP, old style, by putting out a special
limited edition cd which will be available at shows and in stores.

Hemlock are committed to their music and fans no matter what the cost. In the
end, all these guys want out of life is to be the greatest band in the world.
And, oh, yes, if it ain't too much to ask: they wouldn't mind, also, watching
the occasional porn.

Click here to listen to the EXCLUSIVE, Mike Doling produced track, "Basking In
The Darkness" :

REMEMBER...You heard it here first!!!


There you go...LEARN IT, LIVE IT, LOVE IT!!! Along with all of this, TAPROOT is
back in Los Angeles to begin pre-production on their highly anticipated, second
release on our own Velvet Hammer Music. Look out for TAPROOT in the March issue
of Alternative Press as one of the "25 most highly anticipated albums of 2002."

Right beside TAPROOT are the boys in HEADSPACE who begin recording their debut
record for Velvet Hammer Music/Atlantic Records on November 5th! Be prepared
for the next generation of the StreetWise Revolution...

Peace, Respect & Love,

StreetWise Concepts & Culture 2001
"Bringing You The Sickest New Shit First"
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