This week’s edition of “Hello, My Name Is…” on BreakThru Radio focuses on 3 talented hip-hop outfits that have been staples in rotation here on BTR for quite some time. We’ll talk with E.A.R.T.H., Sankofa, and Glue, to find out the stories behind their unique monikers.
E.A.R.T.H. are a talented hip-hop troupe who call California home. The group is comprised of comprised of NOE, Double Negative, Sinister XL, and Write Words. BreakThru Radio has been big fans of the group since we got our hands on their track “Feelin’ Good Feelin’ Great”. We were hooked and the track has received many spins here on BTR.
We talked with XL and Write Words of E.A.R.T.H. and got the details behind the acronym which is their brand.
BTR: How did the name E.A.R.T.H. come about?
XL: E.A.R.T.H. stands for Everything Around Revolves Thru Hiphop. Two cliques join together to become E.A.R.T.H. But the word E.A.R.T.H. was too simple, so we thought of an acronym and Everything Around Revolves Thru Hiphop.
Write Words: E.A.R.T.H. reflects us, as a group, from different backgrounds, different ethnicities. We’re E.A.R.T.H., the place you live in.
Hailing from Fort Wayne, Indiana, a seemingly unlikely spot, Sankofa is another creative and talented rhyme spitter that has received much attention from the BreakThru Radio DJs. We talked with Sankofa and found out the origin of his personage.
BTR: Where and why did you take the name Sankofa?
Sankofa: From way back before I ever thought about rapping, and was killing time posting imaginary raps on places like the Guillotine, Sethro’s, Tha Landz, Davey D’s, and the Honeycomb Hideout. Back then, I had a Vibe subscription and my information must have gotten sold to marketers catering to businesses mailing out promotional brochures promoting black health magazines. One such brochure introduced the Akan term “Sankofa” which was defined as “learning from the past and building for the future.” As I felt the term fit, I chose it. Years later (back in ’98), I started recording and kept the handle.
Adeem, djdq, and Maker are the three men behind the hip-hop trio known as Glue. They produced innovative beats and clever rhymes that are so contagious you cannot help but bounce to the beat.
Adeem took time to give us the goods behind the trios name.
BTR: Why the name Glue?
Adeem: It stands for “Girl Let’s Understand Each other”, and it was given to us by DJ Z-Trip. It’s just as random as we are.