""Mental War" Every man, woman and child fights the battle
between good and evil in their minds. We, the people of Raw Latnem, want
to unite the mind of all mankind in hopes of achieving a global understanding
of what's just and unjust, logical and illogical, ethical and
unethical. Realizing the force of Hip-Hop culture and it's influence on
the world, Raw Latnem decided to be a voice to be respected instead of
just a noise to be heard in the life of the have-nots.
Using Hip-Hop as our foundation to reach, preach and teach to the "lost
souls all over the world", we deliver deep, message filled, straight
truth lyrics over hypnotic, jazzy, old school,
simple Hip-Hop beats. Raw Latnem has a catalog like Ikea - full of down
to earth Hip-Hop and informative songs with a wide range of topics. Using
and infusing the sounds of life are the PRODUCERS - Lygix and MYwerkz
(aka Malik). Junya, Lygix, Malik, Nute, Big Now and Chris Cipher lay the
vocals over the tracks. This is the core group of Raw Latnem. However,
everyone is a member if your mind is right.
Raw Latnem evolved out of a single man frustrated with the system and
the colonialism that runs, oppresses and exploits, for their own personal
well-being, the poor and disenfranchised.
With a simple machine and a few ideas, Lygix launched No Options. He taught
himself the necessities of making a song and speaking his piece. All the
while, his younger cousin Junya was honing his writing skills and would
rap his taste over the beats Lygix made. From their days of
endless freestyling and two minute verses, they improved and became motivated
to do something different. This would prove to be the foundation for a
circle that would grow. Adding and subtracting
while weeding the real from the fake, Raw Latnem would form from the minds
of a few feeding off the energy of many. Then later on came another soul.
Malik (aka MYwerkz), moved to Baltimore in 2000 and joined the group in
'03. He was making an alternative Hip-Hop record at the time, and had
a history putting on shows in New York. Most of his career was spent as
a portrait photographer, but he had a secret passion for making beats
and spittin' rhymes. He happened to live on the same block as Junya and
Lygix. They linked up and they have been recording as a group ever since.
The Mental War is on through the day and night.
Keep your 3rd eye open. The matrix is in your face.