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2006 was kind of a dark period. a lot of attention was on the war, housing was really expensive, nobody liked the president, and Dilla had just died. maybe this is what inspired me to make a bunch of beats that some would call melancholy, hopeful, or glorious. i liked that.
this collection moves away from the classic drum-break approach and explores a whole lot of snares and off-beat claps, the fusion of samples and synthesizers, and a handful of live instrumentation. a darker, electronic and also organic vibe.
these instrumentals served as the production bed for the second Blue Scholars LP, “Bayani”