Stones Throw

Samiyam - Animals Have Feelings (LP + Download Card)

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It all started at a Detroit strip club called Platinum, with a platter of deep-fried beef taquitos and a dancer whose face looked a bit like Burt Reynolds.  It was here that Sam Baker first met a self-described fan of his, who gave him the sage advice to take his music work more seriously.

Sam had long since graduated from tapping on piano, clarinet and video games to working on the MPC and 404 under the name Samiyam, circulating beat tapes among local crew in Michigan, and zip files to friends on the web.  He was among a network of post-Donuts hip-hop producers focusing on instrumentals as the work, rather than traditional MC/producer collaborations, who found themselves migrating west and huddling in the scene around the Low End Theory in east Los Angeles.

That's where Flying Lotus met Sam and picked him for the debut release on his Brainfeeder label, 2008's Rap Beats Vol. 1. Sam Baker's Album followed in 2011. His Wish You Were Here showed up on Leaving Records in 2013, along with production work for Earl Sweatshirt, Captain Murphy and Pharoahe Monch along the way.

Samiyam has been extended Stones Throw family for a while now, and debuts on the label with Animals Have Feelings, an album which he considers the creative sequel to Rap Beats Vol. 1.  As he tells it, "Animals has roots in beats made around the time of Vol. 1, and the new stuff on the record has some of the same sound."

The record is classic instrumental hip-hop, mixed with a handful of rap tracks he did with the few MC collaborators he chooses to work with: Earl Sweatshirt ("Mirror"), Action Bronson ("Mr. Wonderful"), Jeremiah Jae and Oliver the 2nd ("Lord of the Rings").

taco chase

blowed

calisthenics

kimchee

meditate

part 1

lord of the rings feat. Jeremiah Jae and Oliver the 2nd

animals have feelings

surprise

pier 4

lotion

dartgun

mr wonderful feat. Action Bronson

not a fluke

smoke Break

mirror feat. Earl Sweatshirt

one day

Teebs gets angry

paddle boat

turkish vacation

ronald

gumdrops

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