Tuesday, 30 December 2008

Chops and Mountain Brothers

This holiday I checked out 'Triple Crown' by Mountain Brothers. It's a pretty good album from a group considered to be "cultural pioneers, being one of the first Asian American hip-hop groups, and also for the lack of sampling of other music in construction of their own."

Since 2003 the producer of the group, Chops, has gone on to make a name for himself in the Hip Hop scene. He produced three tracks on ODB's posthumous release 'Osirus' and has produced for Hiero, Grand Agent, Princess Superstar (!), Panda One, Bun B (which featured Lil' Wayne), Young Jeezy, Chamillionaire and Keak Da Sneak. Forthcoming production work will feature E-40 and Paul Wall.

Those who have been keeping up with the British Hip Hop scene (ie those who buy CDs and read the liner notes) will have noticed that Chops also produced 'Stereo', a track on Sway's 'The Signature LP'. His current sound is that typical dirty south sound whereas the Mountain Brothers stuff is more straight up Hip Hop.

Check these Chops productions out:

And if you want more (as opposed to war), check back soon, I'll up some more Chops productions.

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