Choice Cuts: Tee Double
Introducing a periodic survey of what's tickling local musicians' ears, in their own words. Local rapper Tee Double, whose 12-inch split single "Feel the Vibe/Let It Go" was just picked up for national distribution by the Bay Area's TRC Distribution, shares his picks.
It's pure music, spiritual and thought-provoking, with a touch of the Dirty Mind era. Very cool.
It reminds me of when hip-hop was about life, and not so much cars, girls, and jewelry.
N.E.R.D, Fly or Die
That cat Pharrell is on some real creative production tip. Wow!
PETE ROCK, Soul Survivors 2
Back to the early Pete Rock and C.L. Smooth times, with more focus on his beats and less on his rhyme skills. Good guest appearances. What a real compilation by a real DJ/producer sounds like take note.
DR. DRE, Chronic 2001
Just the clarity as far as vocals and production on this classic banger. A producer's manual.
Tee Double appears with Stimulus/Response Thursdays at the Caucus Club.