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Git Imagination
Git - Imagination
(CD/Digital) Yoruba Records/Barely Breaking Even BBE190ACD/BBE190ACDG, 2011-11-14

Git's album Imagination could be described as an Experimental Design with roots in underground Hip Hop. Git's musical style may be hard to pin point. His love of drums set the foundation for his sound: driving, percussion heavy productions anchored in traditional Hip Hop, with an experimental streak. His sound has many flavours and is not to be boxed in one label. One of the goals of this album is to fill the void that pop music has left. Imagination will remind us that talent and emotion can still be found in music today and one not always needs a million dollar budget to make good music. If you like music that is raw, pure and speaks from the heart then you will love this project. This is a solid album from start to end, sounding a bit like Pete Rock if he wasn't so stuck in the past glorious period of Hip Hop, without any cheap electro stylings for the uneducated masses. Recommended lounging for fans of J Dilla, Mos Def, Raekwon...

Git Imagination
Git - Imagination
(CD/Digital) Yoruba Records/Barely Breaking Even BBE190ACD/BBE190ACDG, 2011-11-14

GIT "IMAGINATION" Sampler On YORUBA/BBE (Coming Soon Nov.14th) by gitbeats

Tracklisting :
01. Me (Intro)
02. Imagination
03. Did You Hear Something
04. Free World Isn't It
05. Destroy feat. Distrakt
06. Higher feat. Big Brooklyn Red
07. Stacks Of Wax (Skit)
08. Dreamz
09. Thinkin
10. If You Just Make Love To Me
11. Loose It
12. Up Rock
13. Remote Control
14. Spaced Out Feat. Future Robot Monster
15. Bamstro (Skit)
16. Nothing Can Stop Me Now

Links :
Git : official | discogs | facebook | myspace | soundcloud | twitter
BBE : official | facebook (page) | facebook (group) | soundcloud | myspace | twitter | youtube

Biography :
In 1992, the year the Wu-Tang Clan shocked the world with Enter The 36 Chambers, Git Beats was huddled in a corner of the Staten Island Ferry with his boombox, bumping his beat creations for the RZA & The Wutang Clan. His encounters as a Staten Island youngster with the figures that put the "forgotten borough" on the rap map comprise just one more not in an accomplished career that has taken him from the birthplace of hip-hop in its heyday through park jams, battles, block parties, record deals, mixtapes, and more vinyl then you ever thought existed. This path has led him all the way to where you're most likely to find him today: behind the mixing board at his studio, with some of the genre's most respected emecees behind the mic. Remember the tale of the tortoise and the hare? Think of that story when you think of Git Beats.

As a kid working summers in his uncle's store in the South Bronx, Git (pronounced "jit", after the original name for "b-boy") knew early on that hip-hop was going to transform his life. But he didn't know it was going to take the globe over until 1983, when the movie Flashdance cracked the breakdancing craze wide open. That was the year Git bought his first record, Afrika Bambaataa's "Renegades of Funk", scrounged the cash to buy a friend's turntable setup, and began his DJ career, a logical transition for a kid who was drumming at age nine. "I spend hours on my drums." says Git. "Drums are everything to me." His love of drums set the foundation for his sound: driving, percussion heavy productions anchored in traditional hip-hip, with an experimental streak. Indeed, after several years of working with his Staten Island click The Street Preachers and trying his luck with different labels - including a stint on Payday, the imprint behind classic releases from J Dilla, Mos Def, Jeru, Showbiz & AG, Jay Z and O.C., before it was forced to cease operations - Git finally struck a chord in 2000 with the "Saxxy" 12-inch, a self released white-label that some maintain is the first example of was has come to be known as the "broken-beat" genre.

"Saxxy" proved to be a turning point in Git's career, in 2002 Git and renowned producer Alchemist collaborated on the "Just Be Good To Me" b..w "Raised In The Slums" 12-ince for NYC underground crew Tomorrowz Weaponz, a group Git would go on to score big with the "Dem Boyz" single, which hit number 6 on the Billboard charts in 2006, staying in the top 15 for over three months. Things started snowballing in 2005 when he performed in Central Park alongside DJ Z-Trip at the request of Nike, who featured the performance in the "Keep On Pushin" commercial. Beat duties on "Step Up Wise", a song on Digable Planets femcee Ladybug Mecca's comeback solo album "Trip The Light Fantastic", as well as 2006's Problem Solving Mixtape Vol. 1 both set the stage for the 2007's "Just One Of Those Days" 12-inch with Ice Water and Raekwon of Wu-Tang Clan. Git turned heads in 2005.

In 2007 Git ventured into movie scoring, providing music for 2008's Sundance Grand Jury prize winner Sangre De Mi Sangre & Staten Island.

In 2009 Git Beats released his solo album 'Say Cheeze" Feat. Raekwon, Ladybug Mecca, Prince Po, Rockness Monster, Goretex & More. The Source Magazine stated, "This promising NY producer is clearly on the come-up. as evidenced by the work put in on his impressive Say Cheeze! album. ‘Pure sonic bliss.'" Soren Baker 2/09.

In 2010, MURAL, a Graffiti Documentary, Art or Vandalism. Giant Step features Git's 2010 Remix for Wayward Saints "Dream Merchant" Future Vintage LP. Osunlade asked Git to remix his hit song, "Butterfly" it was later released in 2011 on Yoruba Records, on 7" Vinyl.

In 2011, The 58's "The Realness" Produced by Git Beats inspired the group to release the 1st single off their album. Git also produced "Daydreamin'" from that same album.

One of the world's foremost vinyl collectors, he can also be seen sharing his knowledge in the 2004 documentary Deep Crates. As his number continues to rise, Git remains true to the ethics the South Bronx taught him, always putting quality and substance first, no matter who's on the track and what may be up for grabs. "I try to make concepts with any artist I work with." he says. "If the person I'm working with has a name, that's all good, and I'm feel blessed to be able to work with them But at the end of the day, I have to be proud of the music I make."


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