"This album is about influence, inspiration, perception & reality. Every song was written in an outside environment, so that I could observe the subjects that would become my subject matter. All too often in Hip Hop, reality is limited to that of the artists own, actual experiences. People Hear What They See is my attempt to liberate the MC from those constraints & allow reality to be penned other than my own. Listening to congressmen & lawyers converse on the steps of the supreme court inspired 'American Greed', Watching a couple argue over the phone in a bar inspired 'Maybes'. By having a visual representation of my subject matter, my hopes are that the listener will see them through the worlds & melodies of my songs."
If you’re looking for 23 fresh gems to vibe with, then Supa Dave West has got you covered with, Beat Boxing. Simply put, SDW is a producer that’s mastered the art of putting the boom in the bap. Though fans may have first tuned in to the sounds of the former Jamaica, Queens drummer / beatsmith with his production contributions to De La Soul’s catalog over the years, on tracks like “Bionix,” “Baby Phat,” “Watch Out,” “The Grind Date,” and many more, that’s just scratching the surface. With recent credits that include “The Doe” and “No One’s Home” from J Dilla’s Give Them What They Want maxi-single (to be featured on the late producer’s album, The Diary), as well as various tracks with the likes of Talib Kweli, Common, Slum Village, Planet Asia and Ghostface Killah, SDW has aligned himself with some of the best to ever do it. The beauty of Beat Boxing lies in it’s ability to act as an ambitious, well rounded project that is well rooted to the foundation of the craft, while also venturing into new territories. Instead of seeming thrown together, Boxing comes across as a meticulously planned construct. Its scattered, unexpected drums bear production sensibilities resemblant to Dilla, and the sound coming out of The Ummah’s production camp at the time, while being unique enough for people to get a sense of what West is all about. Supa Dave West’s Beat Boxing has received co-signs from The Source, XXLMAG, Egotrip, Mass Appeal, Okayplayer & 2Dopeboyz, to name a few, and for good reason: his music is awesome.
More than 2 years after his highly acclaimed debut LP “Un Momento En El Tiempo”, here’s Brous One’s second producer LP. While travelling between South America & Europe he recorded a lot of dope tracks with great MC’s, Producers and DJ’s. Finally he arrived in Germany with a new life and family, but his music will always stay a tasty and spicy international barbecue with worldwide influences. International feature guests are Declaime (aka Dudley Perkins), Pablo (of Grand Groove), Prince Po (of Organized Konfusion) and Matiah Chinaski, Niel Brown and DJ Cidtronyck, DJ Pérez and Johny Alen, Sello Personal, Bufalo Dit and DJ GSO, Tha Connection (Hus Kingpin & SmooVth)! In Germany, fantastic collabos with Retrogott, Eloquent, Delicious, MC Rene, Niko Soprano, Dennis Da Menace, Fleur Earth, Mr. Nylson, Der Benman & Tetsuo (of 2 Zimmer Gefüge), Twit One & Sylabil Spill came into being! It all ends up into a big grill event with Brous One grabbing the mic personally to record the solo rap track“Der Fleisch- könig”. This deluxe CD edition comes packaged with a 12-page Booklet!
The 4th volume in the HIT+RUN Presents “ROAD KILL” compilation series contains 27 exclusive & unreleased songs from the HIT+RUN global family representing musicians and producers from Los Angeles, New York, London, Tel Aviv, Russia, Haifa, Philadelphia, San Diego, Long Beach, Ventura, Santa Ana, San Francisco & Tucson including the IZWID, LEAVING RECORDS, BRAINFEEDER, A1R, NINJA TUNE, ALPHA PUP, A-SIDE WORLDWIDE, MACHINA MUERTE and HOW2MAKE Crews.
Harlem’s Finest: A Freestyle History is an unofficial compilation album featuring rapper Big L. The album was originally released on vinyl only. The cd version was released in 2003 under the label Corleone 530 Records. It includes some of Big L’s freestyles and unreleased tracks.