Tuesday, December 7, 2010

CRIS PROLIFIC "Art/Money" [album release] + "VOYAGE" featuring ILLA J [official video]

The official video for CRIS PROLIFIC "Voyage" featuring Illa J.
 
My good friend, Brussels-based producer CRIS PROLIFIC has just sent me this video that marks the release of his much-awaited album ART/MONEY finally out on 45 Scientific. Featuring the late J Dilla's little brother Illa J, Voyage pays homage to the golden days of Detroit hip-hop...this is the kind of sound that is missing from most of mainstream hip-hop these days. Cris has previously collaborated with some of the best french MC’s such as LUNATIC, KERRY JAMES, and OXMO PUCCINO, jazz legend-activist KAHIL EL ZABAR (ART ENSEMBLE OF CHICAGO), folk-soul singer AYO, world-renown Cabo Verden legend CESARIA EVORA and has done remixes for THE ROOTS, RZA, ERYKAH BADU and PHAROAHE MONCH & MR. COMPLEX. For his debut solo project, he gathered an international roster of heavyhitters like Illa J, Large Professor, the late Baatin’, Wildchild, M.E.D, Cappadonna, K Banger, Phatkat, Ursula Rucker, Blackmilk and more. Last year, we had a chance to build about the album- you can read my interview with him here. 
[artwork by Tim Okamura]
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