b. Terrence Tessora, Brooklyn, NY, NEW YORK, USA. Rapper Tes was motivated to generate music after hearing Afrika Bambaataa’s ‘Globe Rock and roll’ at an glaciers skating rink. Primarily freestyling with close friends, Tessora started creating his very own tracks and finally teamed up with Brooklyn-based VF Productions release a two low essential EPs, COLLECT Tes and Audio Assets. His 2003 debut was a honestly intriguing record that juxtaposed a apparently breathless movement with mostly sparse underground hip-hop. The record was originally designed to end up being entitled Off On Mondays, in mention of the day from the week that Tessora abstained from function to record songs, but was released as X2 (pronounced ‘occasions two’), a mention of both its inventor’s dual part as MC and maker along with the dual ‘T’ of his initials. The name was also evidently a numerical in-joke as well as the recording was packaged having a sprawling, apparently incomprehensible mathematical method. Tes appeared to his day-to-day presence as subject material for his thick, breathless raps: ‘Don’t view the time clock/It’s a waste materials of period’, he recommended on ‘Fool Period’, ‘actually if they pay out you/don’t allow it to be by nine’. Another monitor was straightforwardly entitled ‘Past due To Function’. Intriguingly, the MC was his most ebullient on ‘New New York’, a monitor about existing in the town following a 11 Sept 2001 terrorist episodes on the Globe Trade Middle. The astutely sampling monitor was designed to counter the emotions of woe. X2 additionally highlighted Japanese beatboxer Afra (on ‘Big Pictures’), manufacturer DJ Ese (in the track ‘State When’) and Lo Deck (on ‘Later To Function’).