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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Vocals

Carl Hancock Rux - Rux Revue album art Carl Hancock Rux Carl Hancock Rux - Rux Revue 550 Music US 1999 Sell This Version
KNG-133, KNG 133 Carl Hancock Rux - Abstract Jazz Lounge III album art Various I Am (London Elektricity RMX) Various - Abstract Jazz Lounge III(2xLP, Album, Comp) Nite Grooves, Nite Grooves KNG-133, KNG 133 US 2000 Sell This Version
Carl Hancock Rux - Bow Down To The Exit Sign album art David Holmes Slip Your Skin David Holmes - Bow Down To The Exit Sign (Album) Go! Beat UK 2000 Sell This Version
KSS 1111, KSS-1111 Carl Hancock Rux - New Directions album art Yukihiro Fukutomi I Am Yukihiro Fukutomi - New Directions(12") King Street Sounds, King Street Sounds KSS 1111, KSS-1111 US 2000 Sell This Version
GSTP 7009-1 Carl Hancock Rux - Lamentations (You, Son) album art Carl Hancock Rux Carl Hancock Rux - Lamentations (You, Son)(12") Giant Step Records GSTP 7009-1 US 2001 Sell This Version
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 (Album) Thirsty Ear Russia 2002 Sell This Version
KCD-228 Carl Hancock Rux - Love Each Other album art Yukihiro Fukutomi I Am Yukihiro Fukutomi - Love Each Other(CD, Album) King Street Sounds KCD-228 US 2002 Sell This Version
none Carl Hancock Rux - More Than Posthuman: Rise Of The Mojosexual Cotillion album art Burnt Sugar The Arkestra Chamber The Final Daze and 1 more… Burnt Sugar The Arkestra Chamber - More Than Posthuman: Rise Of The Mojosexual Cotillion(2xCDr, Album) Trugroid none US 2006 Sell This Version
THI-57168.2 Carl Hancock Rux - Good Bread Alley album art Carl Hancock Rux Carl Hancock Rux - Good Bread Alley(CD, Album) Thirsty Ear THI-57168.2 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) and 1 more… David Holmes - The Dogs Are Parading (The Very Best Of David Holmes)(2xCD, Comp) Canderblinks, Universal UMC 5322144 UK & Europe 2010 Sell This Version
CJA-33770-02 Carl Hancock Rux - Life Forum album art Gerald Clayton A Life Forum Gerald Clayton - Life Forum(CD, Album) Concord Jazz CJA-33770-02 US 2013 Sell This Version
Carl Hancock Rux - Tributary Tales album art Gerald Clayton Gerald Clayton - Tributary Tales (Album) Motéma USA & Canada 2017 Sell This Version
none Carl Hancock Rux - Tomorrow Comes The Harvest album art Tony Allen, Jeff Mills The Night Watcher and 1 more… Tony Allen, Jeff Mills - Tomorrow Comes The Harvest(10xFile, WAV, 24-) Blue Note none Europe 2018
CRT CD 02 Carl Hancock Rux - The Temptation Of Saint Anthony album art Bernice Johnson Reagon Bernice Johnson Reagon - The Temptation Of Saint Anthony(CDr, Album) CRT Artificio CRT CD 02 Italy Unknown Sell This Version

Instruments & Performance

THI-57168.2 Carl Hancock Rux - Good Bread Alley album art Carl Hancock Rux Carl Hancock Rux - Good Bread Alley(CD, Album) Thirsty Ear THI-57168.2 US 2006 Sell This Version

Writing & Arrangement

Carl Hancock Rux - Rux Revue album art Carl Hancock Rux Carl Hancock Rux - Rux Revue 550 Music US 1999 Sell This Version
KNG-133, KNG 133 Carl Hancock Rux - Abstract Jazz Lounge III album art Various I Am (London Elektricity RMX) Various - Abstract Jazz Lounge III(2xLP, Album, Comp) Nite Grooves, Nite Grooves KNG-133, KNG 133 US 2000 Sell This Version
Carl Hancock Rux - I Am / Music Is The Healer album art Yukihiro Fukutomi I Am and 1 more… Yukihiro Fukutomi - I Am / Music Is The Healer Jazzanova Compost Records (JCR) Germany 2000 Sell This Version
VSP-13001 Carl Hancock Rux - A New Dimension album art Yukihiro Fukutomi I Am Yukihiro Fukutomi - A New Dimension(12") Forma Recordings VSP-13001 Japan 2000 Sell This Version
KSS 1111, KSS-1111 Carl Hancock Rux - New Directions album art Yukihiro Fukutomi I Am Yukihiro Fukutomi - New Directions(12") King Street Sounds, King Street Sounds KSS 1111, KSS-1111 US 2000 Sell This Version
GSTP 7009-1 Carl Hancock Rux - Lamentations (You, Son) album art Carl Hancock Rux Carl Hancock Rux - Lamentations (You, Son)(12") Giant Step Records GSTP 7009-1 US 2001 Sell This Version
KCD-228 Carl Hancock Rux - Love Each Other album art Yukihiro Fukutomi I Am Yukihiro Fukutomi - Love Each Other(CD, Album) King Street Sounds KCD-228 US 2002 Sell This Version
Carl Hancock Rux - McKay album art McKay* Thadius Star and 1 more… McKay* - McKay (Album) Go! Beat Australia 2003 Sell This Version
none, MULT 2011/1 Carl Hancock Rux - Apothecary Rx album art Carl Hancock Rux Carl Hancock Rux - Apothecary Rx(CD, Album) Giant Step Records, Ultima Sounds none, MULT 2011/1 Portugal 2004 Sell This Version
THI-57168.2 Carl Hancock Rux - Good Bread Alley album art Carl Hancock Rux Carl Hancock Rux - Good Bread Alley(CD, Album) Thirsty Ear THI-57168.2 US 2006 Sell This Version