Bronze Nazareth

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Bronze Nazareth
Birth name Justin Cross
Also known as Jaskaran Chahal
Born December 8, 1979
Origin Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
Genres Hip hop
Occupation(s) Record producer, rap artist
Labels Black Day In July Productions LLC
Associated acts
La The Darkman
Wu-Tang Clan
Wu-Elements
Wisemen
Willie the Kid
Website www.bronzenazareth.com

Bronze Nazareth (born Justin Cross in Grand Rapids, Michigan) is a Hip-Hop music producer and emcee associated with the Wu-Tang Clan. He is, along with Cilvaringz, part of the new generation of producers to carry on the Wu-Tang sound as a Wu-Element. He has a solo career as an emcee and is also a part of the hip-hop group Wisemen along with his brother Kevlaar 7.

Biography[edit]

He was born and raised in Grand Rapids, MI.[1] Around 2001, Bronze Nazareth contacted Wu-Tang producer and rapper Cilvaringz who was impressed by his work and added him to his own production team and label Ringz & Partners Inc. Bronze Nazareth, who got his name from Cilvaringz accompanied him during the recording of his debut album and was present for most of the recordings in Steubenville, Ohio and the legendary D&D Studios where Bronze first met with prominent Wu-Tang Clan affiliates 4th Disciple, Killarmy and Sunz Of Man. Eventually Cilvaringz introduced Bronze Nazareth to The RZA who was impressed by his works and added him to the Wu's in-house team. He furthered his technique and sound. Bronze went on to contribute two beats to RZA's solo album Birth of a Prince. He produced most of the 2005 compilation album Wu-Tang Meets The Indie Culture, released on Dreddy Kruger's label Think Differently Music. In 2006 he released his solo debut on this label titled The Great Migration to critical acclaim. It features Wu-Tang Clan affiliates such as Timbo King, Prodigal Sunn and Killa Sin. He produced the majority (11 out of 13 tracks) for Sunz Of Man member 60 Second Assassin's debut solo album Remarkable Timing, along with contributing to affiliated 9th Prince, Timbo King, and Prodigal Sunn. 9 beats were made for his group the Wisemen's second album Children Of A Lesser God released in 2010. He released his 2nd solo album in 2011 called School for the Blindman with features from Canibus, Killah Priest, The Wisemen, RZA, Masta Killa, Raekwon, Inspectah Deck, La The Darkman & Willie the Kid again to critical acclaim.[2] Furthermore, that same year he released Knowing Project Manzu with the Italian duo Project Manzu, providing all production for the album alongside various Wu-affiliates.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Mixtapes[edit]

  • Thought For Food Vol. 1 (Mixtape) (2005)
  • Thought For Food Vol. 2 (mixtape) (2008)

Appearances[edit]

12. "Street Corners" (Performed by Bronze Nazareth, and Byata)
19. "Black Dawn" (Performed by Bronze Nazareth)
05. "Los Pepes Pt. 1" (featuring Bronze Nazareth)
  • "Gun Barrell Prison" - Shaka Amazulu The 7th featuring Bronze Nazareth (2008)
  • "Brain Swell" - Chronicredeye featuring Bronze Nazareth, Franko Fraize & Lyrical T
  • "Old Flicks" - Shaka Amazulu The 7th featuring Bronze Nazareth & Cilvaringz Cilvaringz
  • "7 Pounds feat. Bronze Nazareth" - Genius/GZA (Unofficial remix released on the internet)
  • "Thirsty Vampires - Shaka Amazulu The 7th ft. Jedi Mind Tricks & Bronze Nazareth, Produced by Bronze.
  • "Story of Sadness" - Tragic Allies feat. Bronze Nazareth (The Tree of Knowledge of Good & Evil)
  • "Ask About Me" - Kevlaar 7 & Woodenchainz ft Styles P & Bronze Nazareth
  • "3 Bricks Apollo Figures Remix" ft Ghostface Killah & Raekwon.

Production[edit]

2003
13. "A Day To God Is 1,000 Years"
15. "The Birth"
2005
01. "Intro: Children of Children"
08. "Righteous Talk"
06. Livin' Like Dat (featuring Masta Killa)
01. "Introduction"
02. "Lyrical Swords" (Performed by GZA and Ras Kass)
03. "Slow Blues" (Performed by Timbo King, Prodigal Sunn, Vast Aire and Byata)
06. "Think Differently" (Performed by Casual, Rock Marciano, Vordul Mega and Tragedy Khadafi)
09. "O.D.B. Tribute" (Performed by DJ Noize)
10. "Fragments" (Performed by Del tha Funkee Homosapien)
12. "Street Corners" (Performed by Bronze Nazareth, Solomon Childs and Byata)
13. "Listen" (Performed by Littles, Khalid and Planet Asia)
19. "Black Dawn" (Performed by Bronze Nazareth)
02. "Growing Up"
2006
05. "Nehanda & Cream"
10. "Street Corner" (featuring Inspectah Deck and GZA)
11. "Ringing Bells"
2007
05. "Los Pepes Pt. 1" (featuring Bronze Nazareth)
12. "Millennium Warface"
01. "Introducing (No Matter How)"
04. "Associated" (featuring GZA)
05. "Mixture Of Muhammad"
06. "Iconoclasts" (featuring Killah Priest and Vast Aire)
07. "Founder Of Pain"
09. "Up There Beyond"
10. "Verbal Joust"
11. "Words From Prodigal Sunn..."
12. "Goblins (Tablets)" (featuring Planet Asia and Prodigal Sunn)
13. "Welcome Home" (featuring Altaire and Gooch)
15. "Wisemen Approaching"
8. "Christ & Judas (Skit)/Brothers Ain't Brothers"
2008

Immortal Technique - The 3rd World

11. "The Payback" (featuring Ras Kass and Diabolic)

GZA - Pro Tools

4. "Groundbreaking" (featuring Justice)
10. "Columbian Ties" (featuring True Master)

Vordul Mega - Megagraphitti

6. "Trigganomics"
  • "Lady Whirlwind" - Shaka Amazulu The 7th featuring Darkim Be Allah & Allahwise (AIG), [Black Stone of Mecca]
  • "Thirsty Vampire - Shaka Amazulu The 7th ft. Jedi Mind Tricks & Bronze Nazareth [Gods of the Universe]
  • "Knights & Armor - Shaka Amazulu The 7th ft. Black Knights & Wasabifunk [Children of the Heavens]

Almighty - Original S.I.N. (Strength In Numbers) 3. "Handle The Heights" (featuring Canibus & Keith Murray) 7. "Daylight" (featuring Kevlaar 7) 9. "Interlude #1" 10. "Killer Bee Swarm" (featuring Timbo King) 16. "Dead Flowers" (featuring 60 Second Assassin)

2010
01. "Words From The Assassin (Intro)"
03. "M.O.A.N. (Mind Of An assassiN)" (feat Sunz Of Man)
04. "Clockz N' Kingz" (feat 12 0' Clock, Chi-King & Timbo King)
05. "Remarkable Timing" (feat Masta Killa, M-80 & Poppa Wu)
07. "Cloud 9" (feat T.H.U.G. Angelz, Son One & Kristina Green)
08. "No Face"
09. "Paradise" (feat Timbo King, Killah Priest & Kristina Green)
10. "Love Burns" (feat Prodigal Sunn & Phillie)
11. "The Throne" (feat Planet Asia)
12. "Dead Flowers Part II" (feat C-Rayz Walz & Bronze Nazareth)
13. "Fizza Funky"
14. "Role Of Life"
04. "Medical Kush" (co-produced with Kevlaar 7)
03. "Concrete Jungle"
02. "Children Of A Lesser God"
06. "Lucy"
07. "Get U Shot"
08. "Hurt Lockers"
10. "Words From Big Rube (Skit)" (feat Big Rube)
13. "Panic In Vision Park"
15. "Interlude: Toxic"
16. "Makes Me Want A Shot"
18. "Corn Liquor Thoughts"
2011
01. "Butter Knives"
  • Bugsy Da God - The Terrorist Advocate (Studio album released February, 2011)
03. "The Sound Of Gunz" (feat Dom Pachino & Shyheim)
01. "The Book Of Timothy (Intro)"
05. "The Two Babylonians [Interlude]"
06. "High Ranking" (feat RA The Rugged Man)
09. "Identity Crisis [Interlude]"
10. "Youth"
13. "Tombstone"
16. "Timbuktu [Interlude]"
17. "Thinking Cap"
  • Tragic Allies - Collecting Dust BONUS CD included with The Tree of Knowledge of Good & Evil debut album of the Tragic Allies released September 27, 2011.)
03. "Undeniable"
03. "No Perseverance" feat Chapelz
  • Project Manzu - Knowing Project Manzu (Entire album released December 15, 2011)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Marisa Brown. "Bronze Nazareth - Biography - AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 13 December 2014. 
  2. ^ "Bronze Nazareth Talks "School For The Blindman" (In Stores 9/13)". YouTube. Retrieved 13 December 2014. 
  3. ^ HipHopDX (27 July 2011). "Bronze Nazareth Reveals Cover Art, Tracklist For "School For The Blindman". HipHopDX. Retrieved 13 December 2014. 
  4. ^ Sunez (11 September 2012). "Wisemen - Children of A Lesser God - producers, cover art, reviews". UGHH. Retrieved 13 December 2014. 

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