Contributed by AdamBernard:
Being from Connecticut I had heard of Hushh long before I actually met them. If you’re into the local Hip-Hop scene at all it’s pretty much a guarantee that you’ve heard of the duo of DJ Status and Diadem, the latter being known as “the limbless MC” in local Hip-Hop circles. The irony came in where we met; New Jersey, networking backstage at Hot97’s Summer Jam mega-concert back in 2004. This is when I learned that not only had I heard of them, but apparently they had heard of me, as well. We instantly connected. Hushh stands for Help Us Save Hip Hop, and who can’t get down with that? To date the duo has released one official album entitled Are You Down for the Cause? and four mixtapes, the most recent being Are You Still Sleeping? which is hosted by Wu-Tang Clan members Ghostface Killah and Method Man. They have performed on stage alongside artists such as Wyclef Jean, Jadakiss, G-Unit, Fat Joe, Method Man, Keyshia Cole, Remy Martin and Papoose and have appeared on the Maury Povich show, the Howard Stern Show, and were featured in XXL Magazine last summer. Hushh has something to say and the skills to get their message across, and since I am down for the cause, they’re this week’s Artist Of The Week. For the full interview with Hushh, visit adambernard.blogspot.com.