Bay Area based MYX Music Label signed Kam Moye a.k.a. Supastition to its roster of stellar artists for his newest project entitled Splitting Image, to be released autumn '09. This collaborative venture is an exciting move for Kam Moye, as he has adopted a new artistic direction, which is being fully supported and encouraged by MYX Music Label.
The ever wonderful Jazz Café recently offered a heavyweight hip hop show featuring Slum Village, Phat Kat, and Lifesavas with DJ Design, DJ Dez and DJ DV One. Some quality music and a vibrant show was offered to a well deserving crowd, heavily peppered with fans singing along to valuable Kat and Slum joints the whole show through.
There’s something about Phat Kat I like. I’m not sure what it is. He says it’s because he’s sexy. I can’t quite put my finger on it, but his warm character is definitely engaging. Phat Kat, who worked with J Dilla in the early days has been through a lot of ups and downs in the industry. With labels and management folding etc, he has had to fight to be where he is.
Detroit native Phat Kat, aka Ronnie Cash, is set to release his second solo album, Carte Blanche. Carte Blanche marks the first time Phat Kat was given total creative control to cherry-pick the best beats and the best emcees to work with. The result is an example of the finest in Hip-Hop Detroit has to offer. Scheduled to be released on Look Records in early 2007, the album finally gives Phat Kat his due credit. At long last, he notes, “I’m with a label that sees my vision”.
You can forgive Phat Kat for being supremely confident; it’s a trait he’s had all his life. And though this legendary Detroit MC (“from the East side”, he points out) has had his share of ups and downs in the music industry, he refuses to badmouth former labels, preferring to express himself in his rhymes. “I’m not even gonna say nothing, I’m gonna let it show in the music”, he says adamantly.
We at britishhiphop.co.uk are really excited about an upcoming album by an artist you may not know about yet but should. He is a producer and an emcee - his name is Black Milk. He's been buzzing about on the underground for a minute now. In fact, you may actually know about him already - If you're like me, you like to dork out when you get a new album by rushing to read the liner notes. And if you own a recent Slum Village album, then you know about Black.
’Volume One’ is the album which first highlighted the immense talent of producer and founding Slum Village member Jay-Dee aka J-Dilla. Ironically, for a project which garnered such huge critical praise within the industry it was never officially released, and became instead one of hip hop's most bootlegged releases ever - 'platinum on the street' as Jay-Dee himself called it in an interview, at the same time thanking those responsible for putting him on the map as a producer.