K-Def – Touching Realness

blame it on JES7 February 16, 2013

K-Def is set to release his latest project, One Man Band on Redefinition Records, where the NJ producer puts his own twist on some of Soul & Hip-Hop’s classics, including Stevie Wonder, 24-Carat Black (NaS Is Coming) and more. Below is a sample of his take on Miilkbone’s Keep It Real, made even more popular by the legendary Big L x Jay-Z freestyle.

Herein lies the simple genius that makes K-Def a “producer’s producer.” The years spent crafting classics, listening to records, and absorbing sounds has allowed him to develop his own sonic tapestry, which is best exemplified here on this excellent record. He re-orchestrates another composer’s classic record and develops movements, crescendos, and transitions that would leave any music connoisseur grinning from ear-to-ear. “Funky Fridays” epitomizes the strides K-Def has made en route to remodeling his sound with the marriage of his production prowess and technology. This gem defines the project and raises the bar for other producers paying homage to those whose shoulders they now stand. Within K-Def’s boastful canon of hit records, “Funky Fridays” stands as an opus that deserves its rightful spot, if for nothing more than marking a new level in which he has successfully attained, daring to stretch the boundaries of Hip Hop music.

Cop it on vinyl and/or CD with a release date of March 5 attached to it.

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