After discovering and falling in love with Hip Hop in 5th grade by listening to his brother's cassette single of Public Enemy's "911 is a Joke", Chrono Logic (Josh Hurwitz) began trying to mimic his favorite Hip Hop artists. Over and over again he practiced by copying the lyrics of artists such as Tribe Called Quest and Rakim and rapping over the songs. At age 13 in a Baltimore area middle school, he started writing his own original rhymes under the alias Beyond Z during his classes. sometimes incorporating pieces of his instructor's lectures; a practice that he would continue through grade school and college. In high school he linked up with fellow classmates who were musicians, played guitar, and started buying vinyl after saving up summer job money to buy a pair of Technics turntables.
After getting some basic recording hardware and software from summer job money, he released his first solo album "Music of the Common Man" in 2000, selling copies of the CD to all of his classmates in high school, and performing live at local venues and charity benefits. In 2001 he released his second album "Starsplit" and an EP as the group "The Longfellow Project", producing all the beats and half the rhymes. In 2004 he contributed beats and rhymes to the Baltimore area emcee and producer collective Omega 1ne's album "Winter Woetry". 2006 saw the release of his solo album "The Black Hole" as Beyond Z. 2007 he released an instrumental electronic album called "Gatekeeper's Lunch Hour" under the alias Oz Moses. 2008 he assumed production and rhyming duties with The Longfellow Project for their self titled album, as well as their 2009 album "Rise of the Octopus", and their 2010 free album "Seasons" on Bandcamp. He played numerous live shows in the Baltimore area with The Longfellow Project.
In 2011 he formed one of his newest ventures, Octavators, where he runs a music studio, produces and sells beats, tutors students, and records, mixes and masters for other artists. It was around this time that he dropped his Beyond Z emcee name and became Chrono Logic, as well as playing live instruments on another Oz Moses release "Maelstrom" in 2014. This album, "Guru of Time", is more than a decade in the making, with a selection of his best material cultivated over time as an emcee/producer, from his past as Beyond Z, and his present and future as Chrono Logic.
released August 31, 2014
Produced by Chrono Logic and Octavators, with additional production by Mabla on tracks 14 and 22.
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