Live at Trinity Int'l Hip-Hop Festival 2007 (2007)
Hailing from Blackpool, Lancaster and Morecambe, but now living in Manchester, Surreal Knowledge are a four piece hip hop group consisting of Derogatory a.k.a Stoopid iLL (DJ / Producer / MC), Jay Madden a.k.a Homicide (MC), Mr Dick (DJ / Producer / MC) and Da Sharpest a.k.a Swamp Thing (DJ / Producer). SK take influence from various forms of music, drawing upon elements of Rock, Jazz, Funk, Soul, R n B and Electro with all the elements of Hip Hop. Surreal Knowledge tracks are made up of Sampled Loops & Stabs, Live Instrumentation, Scratches, Rapping and occasionally Singing. The group has performed live across the UK and have supported many established acts such as Tim Westwood, Adam F, Scratch Perverts, Klashnekoff, Skinnymanand DJ Cash Money to name a few. The Surreal Knowledge live show consists of DJ tricks, MCing Original Material and Freestyling (along with the odd stage prop and bright green operating scrubs thrown in for good measure!) Mr Dick and Derogatory have also performed several times with Grand Central Record's Funky Fresh Few, after appearing on their album Stealing. Surreal Knowledge are currently putting the finishing touches to their debut album THE TRI-SPECTRUM ARGUMENT PHENOMENON, after forming and working closely under the Tactical Thinking Records label.