Biography All Music Guide
All Music Guide:
Though he's recorded as a solo act for DJ Vadim's Jazz Fudge label, most of Part 2's excellent production work has come for New Flesh, the group he formed in the mid-'90s with Toastie Tailor and Juice Aleem. Born Keith Hopewell in York, he got into hip-hop via a successful graffiti career, which saw him move into actual legal venues, where he was displayed alongside artists including notorious part-time writers like Req and Goldie. He began producing as well, and formed New Flesh for Old early in the '90s. After recruiting Toastie Tailor and Juice Aleem, the group recorded a few self-released singles and then LPs for London independent Big Dada. Part 2's own recordings have appeared on Jazz Fudge (Prelude to Cycle 6) as well as Big Dada (a single with Juice Aleem).