Meet The Band

MEET THE BAND

Tislam the Great

December 01, 2005|By SAM SESSA

Tislam the Great

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."

Hear Tislam the Great Saturday at Sonar. Tislam performs at 7:15 p.m. Tickets are $10. Sonar is at 407 E. Saratoga St. Call 410-327-8333 or visit sonarbaltimore.com. For more information about the band, visit myspace.com/tislamthegreat.

sam.sessa@baltsun.com

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