Meet Alain Mion, The Man Behind Rick Ross’ Soulful Sound

blame it on JES7 April 26, 2014

Despite whatever opinion you may share on Rick Ross, one cannot deny that the man has a great ear for incredible, ethereal production. If we dig further beyond the soundscapes of recent singles from Rozay, such as “Oyster Perpetual,” “Amsterdam” or the Cardiak produced “Diced Pineapples,” we come upon one common denominator: a shared love for 70s jazz band Cortex.

Check out a short documentary on the now 67 year old Frenchie Alain Mion, who, in a way, inadvertently helped Ross create his soulful “coke raps.” Peace to Gasface. Below, you can stream La Crème de la Crème, a dope mixtape that pays tribute to all of the great French jazz artists and the songs that were spawned from the originals.