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Dope On Wax: Kev Brown *Brazil Dedication* on ReDef Records BUY NOW

posted on October 2nd 2013 in Brazil & Frolaborators & Redefinition Records with 0 Comments

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Want to hear what happened when producer Kev Brown took a trip to Sao Paulo, Brazil with a bag of clothes and an mpc 2500? Check it out below then go grab the results on wax from ReDefinition Records

“Peace Y’all… All these beats were made in Brazil. I went to Sao Paulo in December (2012) to perform and somehow, I ended up staying out there for 2 months! Maybe I’ll write a book one day…ha. I actually made more than these (beats) while I was there, but for this project I narrowed it down to joints that have either a Brazilian “sample” or influence. I brought the MPC 2500 with me… and yes, I still have the xl!. That was all I needed to make it happen. I was making beats in hotel rooms, at different people’s houses … wherever. Goin’ hard, sampling straight in from whatever source was available at the time. Most places I was at didn’t have turntables. The “Baile Black Remix” actually features live musicians that are sampled from the original Hyldon session … that was definitely a new experience for me. Traveling alone to a place where the main language isn’t english… Check my instagram (@kevbrownpictures). I was takin’ mad pix till I lost my phone out there…haha.”

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Greg "Cognito" Barr first entered the hip hop world as a dancer during the early 1990s in the DC metro area. Later his love for hip hop brought him to Atlanta, GA where he formed the underground group massinfluence. With massinfluence, the relationships within the music industry grew both here in the US and abroad during their many European tours with the likes of the Company Flow, Beat Junkies, Jurassic 5, De La Soul, Blackstar and many others. Also during these years is when Cognito, also known as "Nito", put his mark in hip hop iconography by introducing his line of t-shirts "Nonstop Hip Hop" which was featured in classic video by De La Soul and Jeru the Damaja. Over the past 10 years, Nito has captured classic footage of some of hip hops greatest, including Jay Z, Mos Def, The Gorillaz, Nikka Costa, MF DOOM, De La Soul, Pharoahe Monch and The Roots. Recently, Cognito shot and compiled 4 years of concert and behind the scenes footage of Talib Kweli for a still to be released documentary.

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