WrittenHouse is Anything But Square

An upbeat, breezy Germantown hip-hop trio puts on a tremendous live show.

By Brian McManus  
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So WrittenHouse had a mission from the start: no CDs. No pauses. They’d mix their J Dilla/DJ Premier beats live like a band—Conway pounding out the beats on the drum pads and samples of his MPC 1000 and Kush tapping out keyboard lines and samples on his Yamaha Motif 6. 

Before Conway joined the group, the guys, under a different name, played free shows every Sunday night for four months at the Fishtown venue the Fire, tightening any loose screws and developing a very “hittin’ hittin’ hittin’” workmanlike set that eventually attracted Conway into the fold.

“It didn’t matter if there were two people there or 200, we put on an energetic show,” says Kush. “And it was never 200 back then, by the way.”

Now, with opening slots for Wu Tang Clan and Dres from Black Sheep, it’s seldom less than 200. WrittenHouse is slotted for a noontime start at the Roots Picnic this Saturday. 

“DO BETTER,” and get there early. ■

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1. Staf Sharif said... on Jun 3, 2009 at 12:57PM

“I've seen these guys around...they're pretty dope! I think they're performing at the Roots Picnic june 6th, Definatley worth a listen wonder if they gotta music page....hmmmm...Writtenhouse with a "w"...I think its myspace time!!”

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2. Prep-A-Red said... on Jun 3, 2009 at 04:18PM

“Yeah dese boys is hot and da truth. I shold know im friends with some of them but dont let that influence you. Listen fo ya self. They put on a killa show too. Watch out for these upcoming stage rippas!!”

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3. Aashir Nuri said... on Jun 3, 2009 at 05:04PM

“The Roots Picnic - I'm there! Looking forward to seeing Writtenhouse shock the world.”

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4. Zarinah said... on Jun 3, 2009 at 07:15PM

“I love you guys and I am soooooooooo happy for you...Yall been going strong as Writtenhouse for only a year and you are being blessed cuz you deserve it...See yall at the top...muahhh and kill that Roots show


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5. Pat said... on Jul 12, 2009 at 09:41AM

“These guys performed at someone party and they were the only remarkable performers there. Show, flow, beats, rapping, everything jived together to make HIP-HOP. They made the party for me.Thanks”


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