Tislam the Great

Sun staff

Hometown: Baltimore

Current members: Timothy Gregory

Founded in: 1999

Style: complex hip-hop

Influenced by: A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, Madlib, Pete Rock, Little Brother

Notable: Gregory is currently working two side projects: one with fellow rapper Ezechiel "EQ" Quiroz named E.T. and another with EQ and Chantee "Mzery" Williams called Unison Collective.

Quotable: Gregory on the choice of name E.T.: "We feel like we're aliens amongst the hip-hop realm here because not too many people around here rhyme about the same things we do. We kind of feel alienated."

For more information about the band, visit myspace.com/tislamthegreat

--Sam Sessa


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