Archive for January, 2012

Olamide Faison On 106 and Park Tuesday

January 30, 2012  |  Uncategorized  |  Share

I will be performing on BET’s hit show 106 and Park with Olamide Faison doing an “acoustic set” with Doug Smith on hand percussion. The performance airs Tuesday (January 31st) at 6 PM. Tune in! I am really excited about this. We got to this point with no help from labels, management or anything. Just making great music and staying true to what we do. You can listen to or download our live album here:

Albums, Shows, etc…

January 21, 2012  |  Uncategorized  |  Share

The New Year has been crazy so far. Been playing all over the US with Idle Warship and an incredible band featuring Daru Jones, Yuki Hirano, and John Cave. These are some of the baddest musicians out in my opinion and am blessed to be working with them. In addition to these performances, I have been working on multiple albums with Ski Beatz (as always). These include Freddie Gibbs, Jim Jones, Camp Lo, Da$h, and others. The compilation “Twilight” is coming out on February 14th. I played on the album in entirety and co-produced a bunch. These beats are insane, can’t wait for it to come out… Below is a video featuring my boy Curren$y. This is the second track released off the album. It will be in stores all across the US and on iTunes. Make sure to pick it up.

This is just an ill solo…

Jean Grae “Cake or Death” First Single

January 3, 2012  |  Blog, shows, songs  |  Share

So a while back Jean asked me to do an “all bass” composition for her album. Of course I jumped on the opportunity, although I’ll admit it took a minute for me to figure out exactly what to do… What I made ended up being the intro to her first single off her next album Cake or Death, the track is called “U&Me&Everyone We Know.” What I did basically was use some melody and structure from the M-Phazes beat and created a whole new thing using only bass, overdubbing over myself several times, panning, and adding effects. After I sent to Jean Grae she had her homie record a really dope trumpet composition over mine and Jean edited it all together. You can listen to it here:

The Album is slated to come out sometime this Spring.

I have a lot of shows coming up this month around the country with Idle Warship, Olamide Faison, and more. The upcoming shows section to the right of my page will keep you posted. Oh and Happy New Year! Work every day to make this one great.