Kinship Entertainment, LLC and Ubiquitously Eloquent Publishing founded by veteran music artists, brothers Australia and Michael Hoover, was created with the intent to curate multimedia content that is both educational and entertaining, and developed with a hip-hop context. The company produces materials across a variety of disciplines for self-empowerment and economic growth for underserved creative people throughout the world. This includes contributions from illustrators, animators, writers, and actors from minority and impoverished communities in the United States and abroad. Their Mantra: The Out of Place Art of Facts Out of Place Art of Facts—the idea of a hidden or forgotten history (influenced by the work of Erich Von Daniken)—began as a musical journey for the brothers. It culminated into eight tracks that told the story of the hidden history, expressed through the illumination of various artifacts that don’t “fit” within the history taught within the walls of established academia. These “out of place artifacts” reflected Kinship’s out of place art of facts, i.e., their musical expression of truth and empowerment of people; the brothers want people to think and do their research, and come up with conclusions about who they/we are and how they/we got to this place in time. Out of Place Art of Facts has spun into a full-fledged movement that includes films, comics, children’s books, toys, and merchandise. About Kinship Kinship, which consists of brothers Australia Hoover (The Ubiquitous Poet, U.P.) and Michael Hoover (Eloquent), is a Hip-Hop duo hailing from Richmond, Virginia. Currently residing in Atlanta, Georgia, the group—formed in the early 90s—was heavily influenced by the Native Tongues. Coming from a long line of visual artists and performing artists, the duo was heavily courted by several labels. When the conscious movement began to fade away—and so-called “gangsta” rap took over the consciousness of rap music—they decided to focus on other ventures. U.P. focused on production, and delivered a plethora of tracks for Atlanta-based underground hip-hop artists, as well as contributed production for television, creating music for shows appearing on MTV, E!, Bravo, and numerous other networks. They are currently working on a series of projects centering on their Out of Place Art of Facts movement.
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