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Lateef & the Chief


Combine Lateef from Latryx and Key Xcel from Blackalicious and you have Lateef & the principle, the politically and socially conscious rap group that provides “hard music for crisis.” Climb up either from the Western world Coasters’ family trees and shrubs and you’ll look for a comparative in or mixed up in Black Panthers. It had been this common relationship that made both fast friends if they fulfilled in 1992 within the cellar studios of KDVS-FM in the University or college of California, Davis. Both talked and discussed a common hip-hop information and made a decision to work together. Both released some singles beneath the Soulsides name, which developed in to the group/label Quannum. Acquiring its name from your renegade 18th hundred years African societies that erupted within the slave colonies, the Maroons task began after Blackalicious’ NIA recording was completed but both users were to become called aside for other tasks. The Maroons: Ambush debut full-length finally made an appearance in 2004 around the Quannum Tasks label.

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Full Name Lateef and the Chief
Music Songs Lester Hayes, Beautiful You, Best Of Me Bonus Beat, Ambush, If, Don't Stop, Matter of Time, 365, 365 / First Draw, Golden Rule, Talkin' Blues, Best
Albums Ambush, Best Of Me / Best Of Me Bonus Beat 12"

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Assistant Director

Assistant Director

Pukar 2000 assistant director - uncredited
Ghatak: Lethal 1996 assistant director - uncredited
Barsaat 1995 assistant director
Andaz Apna Apna 1994 chief assistant director
Damini 1993 assistant director
Ghayal 1990 chief assistant director
Ankush 1986 assistant director



Khushboo 2011 TV Series 2011
Hum Panchi Ek Daal Ke 2003
Dahek: A Burning Passion 1999
Aakrosh: Cyclone of Anger 1998



Dahek: A Burning Passion 1999 screenplay / story
Ghayal 1990 assistant screenplay writer

Production Designer

Production Designer

Sadiyaan: Boundaries Divide... Love Unites 2010

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