"I'm just an average type of guy," says Kim, who wears rectangular glasses, a craggy beard, and today at Meshuggah Coffee House, a white thermal shirt with an image of legendary Ethiopian king Haile Selassie. "We aren't into bling, aren't into the materialistic or the shiny. Hip-hop when we were younger was about getting information. What to eat, how to dress, religious information, political information." Though the group's sounds are up-to-date, their lyrics tend toward hippie.
Kim earns his living by selling custom T-shirts and shoes. He hocks his wares at Killa Skillz's store, Raw Blend Gear (4158 Dr. Martin Luther King Drive). You can also pick up the group's albums there, in particular Marko-V's latest, Napoleon Complex, and Supreme's new one, Struggle to Live. Those albums are also available at Vintage Vinyl, Culture Vibes' two locations, and a local liquor store or two. For more information, check out www.aocentertainment.com. Ben Westhoff
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