Press: "Goodwin's raps are sharp, good-spirited and hyper-literate, and the music is surprisingly moody and subdued. It's a radically different voice in the hip-hop spectrum, and one very much worth listening to." --Telegram.com
"Diles' beats have a fine studio sheen, but drop a fraction of a beat every so often to remind you that they're the product of human hands on the beat box. Idris flows right through the little Dilla-esque glitches--'Only way I stop rapping if I was jawless' he says, and i'll only stop listening if I go deaf'. " --Kent Williams (Little Villiage)
Visceral View Entertainment and New School Poetics Presents
BREAK BEAT BARS an EP by IDRIS GOODWIN -produced by DILES
IDRIS GOODWIN was praised by the New York Times for his "grown man rap" and named one of the top 30 performance poets in the world. He is recognized in the realms of hip hop music, spoken word performance, theater and literature. He's featured on HBO's Def Poetry, The Discovery Channel and will appear on the 2011-2012 season of Sesame Street. These Are The Breaks, his debut collection of essays, was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. A highly sought artist-educator, Idris lectures at colleges, K-12 schools, and arts venues across the nation.
DILES-Professionaly certified, passionately motivated audio engineer, emcee, beat junkie and producer. Founder and lead architect behind Visceral View Entertainment, defined as “Conviction Arising From One’s Mental Or Spiritual Being, Obtained Through Intuition Rather Than Reasoning”. This professional and business-oriented arts collective is focused on nourishing and expanding creative community, developing young artists, and supporting them in pursuit of their dreams.