Originally heard on SMKA’s The Hang Out Vol. 1, I wanted to shed some extra light on the project’s closing track. On top of the 2dope Outkast sample, Aleon Craft, Jack Pres and Small Eyez do their part in delivering a song with substance and a message worth hearing. Thanks for that.
Blame it on Shake | November 13, 2012 | Comments Off
The homie Small Eyez links up with the DopeHouse, GreedmontPark and MauriceGarland to release his latest project, Give It All Now Transcend.
My best friend, Spree hooked me up with 88 Keys. We had worked out an exchange/arrangement for music and it didn’t pan out. So instead of me being disappointed, I got inspired and decided to start making some tracks myself. Hit up my radiant bredren Shane aka The Fountain & The Fury, and my long time music partner DJ Sly Fauxx (previously The Soul Stirrer) and we came up with “Going Deep” which started everything off. Then I started chopping up records shooting ‘em to (my engineer) Kenny to lay drums on and cleaned them up from there and the rest is history.
The inspiration for G.I.A.N.T.S. came about after months of intensely studying the lives and careers of jazz giants such as Miles, Coltrane, Monk, Tatum, and Parker, to name a few, through documentaries and written accounts and truly analyzing and absorbing the sounds, style, aesthetic, and culture of that era.