TRIBE OF LEVI consists of Sacramento residents POOR, NON, and MIC JORDAN. Unsatisfied with the current state of the art, these purists have taken it upon themselves to make the music they wish they were hearing. TRIBE OF LEVI strives to bring hiphop back to an era where only the best rappers became superstars, where an MC was more concerned with his craft than his image, and when it was still considered wack to bite. As members of the Sacramento-based hiphop collective TPR, the emcees of TRIBE OF LEVI have performed with numerous hiphop luminaries such as Nas, Dead Prez, KRS-ONE, Prince Poetic (Organized Konfusion), Black Sheep, Butterscotch, Zion I, Illogic, Bru Lei, Chuck Taylor, The CUF, Righteous Movement, and the Neighborhood Watch. Featuring production by Daddy Longlegs, DJ Doin' Somethin', DJ Filth, Jeremy Pearson, MahtieBush and NON (among others), their sound is raw, old-school, circa-'94 hiphop...a throwback to what many folks consider the golden age of rap music. If you like Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Souls of Mischief, MF Doom, People Under The Stairs, Shape Shifters, or Mr. Lif, you'll like the TRIBE OF LEVI.
"Mic Jordan, Non, Poor, & DJ Filth are the Tribe of Levi. These dreadlocked prognosticators of Hiphop are not just intelligence-espousing-thought-provokers, they are fierce,
word- playing emcees, as proficient in a freestyle cipher as they are writing thesis-based raps. Their style shows influences from groups like Brand Nubian and Dead Prez, but their collective intelligence as musicians and lyricists can't be matched.
There's nothing soft about this group, but that doesn't at all mean they're gangsters. Just hard-thinking, hard performing, hard-working men trying to give our city a taste of their Hiphop." Josh Fernandez of Sacramento News & Review