After nine years of community college in Detroit, and finally obtaining a film degree from Columbia College in Chicago, KURZ moved to Los Angeles to make a hip-hop album. After two weeks, he found himself homeless and struggling to survive in the heart of downtown L.A. But don't feel sorry for this cat. He could have afforded a place to live and put cloths on his back, but then there would be no money left to press an album. As a founding member of "Boxeight", a Los Angeles artist community, he became the studio manager, and earned a small studio space of his own. It is here that Kurz began to assemble the musical patterns of everyday, inner-city life, and author the lyrical accompaniment that would eventually stem into a genre of music that in indescribable. You can call it hip-hop. You can call it rap noir. You can call it beats and voices. Whatever it may be, "The City", portrays an organic and humane look at the velocity of life and the people who control it from within.