Nabo Rawk of Porn Theatre Ushers | Interview
Nabo Rawk is an emcee from Boston, MA. Influenced by DJ Premier, Large Professor, Ultramagnetic MCs, De La Soul, and Organized Konfusion, Nabo teamed up with producer Mister Jason to form the group Porn Theatre Ushers in 1997. They were introduced by Esoteric, and the group set out to bring fun back to hip hop music, combining clever lyrics with idiosyncratic, whimsical production. Nabo competed in the freestyle battle event called Biscuithead Battle and tied for first place. DJ Bruno offered to release a 12″ single on his label Biscuithead Recordings. The duo released the singles “Me & Him” and “My Imagination”, building a buzz in Boston’s hip hop community. In 2000, the Porn Theatre Ushers finally released their debut album, Sloppy Seconds, with features from Cage and K-No Supreme. They followed up in 2004 with the album, Taxachusetts, and Nabo branched out as a solo artist, releasing several more projects over the years.