Profile:
Poet/spoken-word performer Carl Hancock Rux was born and raised in Harlem, NY, 1964.

Selected by The New York Times Magazine as "One of Thirty Artists Under The Age of Thirty Most Likely To Influence Culture Over The Next Thirty Years" (New York Times, 1994) and featured on the cover of The Village Voice as one of "Eight Writers on The Verge Of (Impacting) The Literary Landscape..." (Village Voice, June, 1998)

Carl Hancock Rux crosses the disciplines of poetry, theater, music, and literary fiction in order to achieve what one critic describes as a "dizzying oral artistry...unleashing a torrent of paper bag poetry and post modern Hip-Bop music; the ritualistic blues of self awakening; Coon songs and schizophrenic soul sestinas...from hellacious to hilarious, and back again... one of the most engaging one-man shows you’re likely to see all year." (Ray Rogers, NEW YORK POST, 1997).

Recipient of the 2002 NYFA Prize; 2002 NYFA Gregory Millard Playwright in Residence Fellow; NEA/TCG Playwright in Residence Fellow; Bessie Schomburg award; and twice short listed for the Herb Alpert Award in the Arts, Carl Hancock Rux has published poetry, plays, fiction and essays in numerous anthologies, and is the author of "Pagan Operetta" (poetry/ Autonomedia Press/ recipient of The Village Voice Literary Supplement Prize) Carl Hancock Rux has also written poetry for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, as well as other dance companies.

"Rux Revue" (Sony/Epic), his critically acclaimed CD was voted one of the top ten alternative music CD's of 1998 (New York Times/Year In Music). New works include Rux’s sophomore recording project, "Apothecary; Rx" (Giant Step Records), and his novel, ""Asphalt" (Simon & Schuster), both available in stores now.
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Albums

OZO-88804-2 Carl Hancock Rux - Eargasms-Crucialpoetics Vol. 1 album art Various Gut-Bucket Blues (as Rux) Various - Eargasms-Crucialpoetics Vol. 1(CD) Ozone Music OZO-88804-2 US 1997 Sell This Version
ZZ-02GP0000397 Carl Hancock Rux - Optometry album art DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid* With Matthew Shipp, William Parker, Guillermo E. Brown, Joe McPhee Asphalt (Tome II) DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid* With Matthew Shipp, William Parker, Guillermo E. Brown, Joe McPhee - Optometry(CD, Album, Unofficial) J SHP ZZ-02GP0000397 Russia 2002 Sell This Version
Carl Hancock Rux - Soul Sessions 2 album art Various Protean Character Various - Soul Sessions 2 (Comp) Giant Step Records US 2002 Sell This Version
SSMXCD4B Carl Hancock Rux - Eclectic Asthetic (Part 2) album art Theo Parrish Intro To (R)Evolution Theo Parrish - Eclectic Asthetic (Part 2)(CDr, Mixed, RE) Sound Signature SSMXCD4B US 2004 Sell This Version
USEXCD006 Carl Hancock Rux - New York Soul (A Bite Of Soul From The Big Apple) album art Various Trouble Of This World Various - New York Soul (A Bite Of Soul From The Big Apple)(CD, Comp) Unisex USEXCD006 UK 2004 Sell This Version
LP022 Carl Hancock Rux - The Green Room 003:(Ear)th album art Various Protean Character Various - The Green Room 003:(Ear)th(CD) LOOP Recordings Aot(ear)oa LP022 New Zealand 2004 Sell This Version
CJ 0001 Carl Hancock Rux - Words, Poetry And Beyond (Volume One) album art Various Me Various - Words, Poetry And Beyond (Volume One)(CD, Album) CrimeJazz CJ 0001 Netherlands 2005 Sell This Version
THI571742 Carl Hancock Rux - Thirsty Ear Blue Series Sampler album art Various Thadius Star Various - Thirsty Ear Blue Series Sampler(CD, Smplr) Thirsty Ear THI571742 US 2006 Sell This Version

Compilations

ESK 42176 Carl Hancock Rux - Pride 2K album art Various Miguel Various - Pride 2K(CD, Comp, Promo) Epic ESK 42176 US 1999 Sell This Version
CMJ-NMM072 Carl Hancock Rux - CMJ New Music Monthly Volume 72 August 1999 album art Various Asphalt Yards Various - CMJ New Music Monthly Volume 72 August 1999(CD, Comp, Promo) College Music Journal CMJ-NMM072 US 1999 Sell This Version
R2 79874 Carl Hancock Rux - Rhapsodies in Black: Music and Words From the Harlem Renaissance album art Various Smoke, Lillies And Jade Various - Rhapsodies in Black: Music and Words From the Harlem Renaissance(4xCD, Comp + Box) Rhino Records (2) R2 79874 US 2000 Sell This Version
XPCD2456 Carl Hancock Rux - Still Smokin' 7 - A Black Music Sampler album art Various My Coon Gal Various - Still Smokin' 7 - A Black Music Sampler(2xCD, Comp, Promo) Columbia, Epic, Urban XPCD2456 UK 2000 Sell This Version
QDCA 93276 Carl Hancock Rux - Epic Records Single Collection - January 2000 album art Various Intro To Various - Epic Records Single Collection - January 2000(2xCD, Comp, Promo) Epic QDCA 93276 Japan 2000 Sell This Version
R2 78012 Carl Hancock Rux - Our Souls Have Grown Deep Like The Rivers - Black Poets Read Their Work album art Various No Black Male Show Various - Our Souls Have Grown Deep Like The Rivers - Black Poets Read Their Work(2xCD, Comp, RM) Rhino Word Beat R2 78012 US 2000 Sell This Version
TRANS 23 Carl Hancock Rux - 23e Trans Musicales (Rennes.28.29.30 Nov / 1 Déc 2001) album art Various Miguel Various - 23e Trans Musicales (Rennes.28.29.30 Nov / 1 Déc 2001)(2xCD, Comp, Promo) Trans Musicales De Rennes TRANS 23 France 2001 Sell This Version
Carl Hancock Rux - Soul Sessions album art Various Ground Various - Soul Sessions (Comp) Giant Step Records US 2002 Sell This Version
LP017 Carl Hancock Rux - Loop Select 005 album art Various Lamentations (You, Son) Various - Loop Select 005(CD, Comp + DVD) LOOP Recordings Aot(ear)oa LP017 New Zealand 2003 Sell This Version
GSFALL 03SP Various Lamentations Various - Fall 2003 Records Sampler(CD, Comp) Giant Step Records GSFALL 03SP US 2003 Sell This Version
none Various Eleven More Days Various - Tracks - Music: Volume Two(CD, Comp, Promo) Tracks none US 2003 Sell This Version
none Various Trouble Of This World Various - New York Soul (A Bite Of Soul From The Big Apple)(CDr, Comp, Promo) Unisex none UK 2004 Sell This Version
GSTP 7045-2 Carl Hancock Rux - Simply Good Music Vol. 1 album art Various Lamentations Various - Simply Good Music Vol. 1(CD, Comp) Giant Step Records GSTP 7045-2 US 2004 Sell This Version
PLAY-04 09(14)-1 Carl Hancock Rux - Superсборка (#14'04) album art Various Me Various - Superсборка (#14'04)(CD, Comp, Promo, Smplr, Sni) Play Magazine PLAY-04 09(14)-1 Russia 2004 Sell This Version
D4K 10029, D4K 10030, D4K 10031, D4K 10032, D4K 10033 Carl Hancock Rux - Poetry On Record: 98 Poets Read Their Work (1888 ~ 2006) album art Various Eleven More Days Various - Poetry On Record: 98 Poets Read Their Work (1888 ~ 2006)(4xCD, Comp + Box) Shout! Factory, Shout! Factory, Shout! Factory, Shout! Factory, Shout! Factory D4K 10029, D4K 10030, D4K 10031, D4K 10032, D4K 10033 US 2006 Sell This Version
5322144 Carl Hancock Rux - The Dogs Are Parading (The Very Best Of David Holmes) album art David Holmes Living Room (Kevin Shields Remix) David Holmes - The Dogs Are Parading (The Very Best Of David Holmes)(2xCD, Comp) Canderblinks, Universal UMC 5322144 UK & Europe 2010 Sell This Version

Mixes

GSTP 7018-2 Carl Hancock Rux - Sessions: Volume One album art Ron Trent Lamentations (You, Son) Ron Trent - Sessions: Volume One(CD, Mixed) Giant Step Records GSTP 7018-2 US 2001 Sell This Version