Langston Hughes III consists of Renaissance men Chawle Dawk Da Superstar, Maximillion and Da Moja DJ Cory B from Charleston, SC. The group’s music is a natural progression of the “golden era” of hip hop music they have termed Adult Contemporary Head Nod Music. “We are not stuck in the 90’s but we also do not move to the beat of the current drums” says Chawle Dawk DA Superstar. The group took its name from Harlem Renaissance leader, poet and activist, Langston Hughes.” Langston Hughes was a Renaissance man… from merging his poetry with Jazz to fashion. His suit game was crazy! We embody that same creative energy.” says Maximillion. Langston Hughes’s poem, “Dream Deferred”, also stands as the foundation and motivation for the group re entering the music industry 20 years later.
“Karolina Shine: An Old Kneegrow Spiritual” is the debut single from Langston Hughes III (LH3). Tomorrow is Today… Today is right now… Karolina Shine is a rally cry for the heart; a personal call to action to set forth and make a dream reality. In LH3s case, rescue a dream deferred. It is for the young, the old, the ones afraid to take the leap of faith. It’s for the ones who tried and didn’t quite make it the first time around and the experience shook them into being hesitant to try again. For those who have great dreams and ideas but lack the drive to do anything about it. As long as there is breath in the body there is another chance regardless of circumstances. Your time to shine has arrived. Karolina Shine
Stream or purchase the single on iTunes.