Creating a funky, intelligent hybrid of spoken term, hip-hop, and rock and roll, the members from the Okay Arts Militia aren’t not used to the music scene. The five-man group was founded when Open public Enemy main guy Chuck D linked to ex-Bootsy Collins bass participant/maker Hardgroove to get a creative outlet beyond rap music. Both had already worked well as well as Chuck D’s Confrontation Camp, but this time around desire to was different. Chuck D, who’s a normal politics preacher at university campuses across THE UNITED STATES, wanted a thing that would bridge his concepts about post-September 11th America having a jazz-inspired soundscape. Wes Small (drums), Victor J. Burks (keyboards), and Brad Craig (acoustic guitar) became a member of the Good Arts Militia and their debut recording, We Are Collected Here, made an appearance on Koch in springtime 2003.