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Free Album: A-Plus – Think Tank

Producer A-Plus of Souls of Mischief Releases Layered New Instrumental Project Think Tank


The Album:

A founding member of Souls of Mischief and The Hieroglyphics, rapper and producer A-Plus is ready to unleash the first of a series of free instrumental projects. Premiered this morning by PotholesInMyBlogThink Tank highlights A-Plus’s sample-chopping and beat-blending skills – from the triumphant horns and vocal coo’s on “Always Be the Same, to multi-layered guitar picks on “Nothing At All, to the lonely, crying strings on “Hear Me Out. As A-Plus says, “One reason I chose the name Think Tank was because I like my tracks to emote and to make people feel as they listen.”

It’s already been a remarkably busy year for A-Plus. Just a week ago, a deluxe 20th anniversary edition of Souls of Mischief’s classic ’93 Til Infinity was released by Get On Down, and last month Okayplayer premiered Molly’s Dirty Water, an experimental trip into dub-step and electronic. A-Plus explains, ”I made Think Tank with the purpose of letting people know that although I have stepped into a different realm with my production, my roots are in hip-hop, and I’m still a hip-hop producer. And always will be.”

Stream Think Tank here: https://soundcloud.com/hieroglyphics-1/sets/a-plus-think-tank

Check out the PotholesInMyBlog premiere: http://potholesinmyblog.com/potholes-premiere-a-plus-unveils-new-instrumental-album-think-tank/

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Please contact Michelle or Rory if interested in talking with A-Plus.

Souls of Mischief Background:

Starting with their landmark debut ’93 ‘til Infinity, Oakland’s four-person rap group Souls of Mischief has blazed the trail for hip hop’s evolution. Members Tajai, A-Plus, Phesto, and Opio have left their mark sonically, lyrically, and stylistically on Kanye West, Just Blaze, Big Sean, Big K.R.I.T., P. Diddy, Vampire Weekend, John Mayer, and many more who have cited them as cultural icons and influencers. Souls is also credited as having pioneered the independent label movement when they started Hieroglyphic Imperium Records in 1997 following their departure with JIVE Records, creating the infrastructure blueprint for other succesful independent hip hop labels. Co-founders of the Hiero label also include emcees Del Tha Funky Homosapien, Casual, Pep Love, and producer Domino. Souls also forged hip-hop’s relationship with the skate, surf, and snowboard communities after iconic skate brands included their music in their VHS videotapes in the mid-90s. The group’s creative output and legacy as a whole continues to thrive, and they show no sign of stopping.

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Think Tank stream: https://soundcloud.com/hieroglyphics-1/sets/a-plus-think-tank

Molly’s Dirty Water stream: https://soundcloud.com/hieroglyphics-1/sets/a-plus-aagee-mollys-dirt-water

“Blue Tear Drops” video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9l_Qg-hQFgk

“Won One”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5EEqnTR0IMw

“Proper Aim”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W064ZFxJtR4

“’93 Till Infinity”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mt3vZHDiM8

Bio, pictures & streams available here: http://www.audibletreats.com/souls-of-mischief