Ya Never Know
'So I carry a pen like a staff for my protection.' Disciples Of Discipline are producers and emcees, Philasoph (Oaxerai) of Philadelphia, and Ziplok (Jawnzap Seven) of New Jersey. With the preliminary release of their sophomore album Ya' Never Know, D.O.D. tackles such issues as politics, love, the music business, and maybe even the meaning of life. They also throw in a solid dose of good old-fashioned emcee braggadocio and some dope beats, just for good measure. This album is their opus. The culmination of years of hard work, honing their skills as individuals, artists, and songwriters. Captured as a single moment in time. Disciples of Discipline's self-titled debut album and supporting 7' record (Starseed Travellers b/w Universal Laws) were released under Sacred Round Records in the spring of 2000, and were well received. They garnered attention and praise from local media, as well as national juggernaut XXL who said, 'disciples adds to the momentum of what's changing in music today, using their craft as a catalyst for social change.' Their songs 'Vegan Nutrition' and 'Starseed Travellers' made the rounds on college radio, blew up DJ Mixtapes, and appeared on compilations like Kojak Tracks in France. Matching their skills with local legend and Ill Vibe Collective member Dj Statik, and rocking with the occasional live band, they lit up indie hip-hop scenes throughout North and South America, Europe, and even Japan, with a live show that was rivaled by few. Between them, they have opened for such acts as Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Dead Prez, Channel Live, Mr.Lif, Akrobatik, Grand Agent, Jedi Mind Tricks, Schoolz of Thought, Scienz of Life, Buck 65, Cee Knowledge and the Cosmic Funk Orchestra, Granola Funk Express, Ricanstruction, Pocketdwellers, Odd Jobs, Adeem, Outerspace, Kenneth Masters, and Fathead. Now, they're back again.