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MONTREAL, QUEBEC–What happens when one of the most critically acclaimed underground hip hop producers/mc joins forces with the only Canadian band that plays live Hip Hop, Jazz and Funk Fusion? The result is “The Man”, a response to the call for authenticity, sought after by many across the world, in the realms of an art form that is all too often exploited, misused and left for dead.
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Taken from the Press Release:
“In the perspective of setting the record straight, Metazon and Kev Brown unite and through an exercise in style, they bring it back to its roots and clearly demonstrate why we should follow their lead, and the reason they are “the man for the job…” when the time comes to regain the prestige for the True School Hip Hop and to give back the place that it deserves.[B]
In keeping up with the tradition of Brotherhood, held so dearly by the Hip Hop culture, the contributions by beatmakers Ken-Lo, The Incubator, Johnny Illdigger and BrownyBeats all do credit to Cristo Ballz’s original version through remixes faithful to their reputation of true Hip Hop artists, striving to keep alive the Soul and the real vocation of this art form; one’s self-expression through arts.
The recording “The Man” is a collaboration between Metazon and Kev Brown, a leading figure with the American group Low Budget.
METAZON. Metazon, the first band of Live Hip Hop, Jazz and Funk Fusion in Canada, stands to lay down their principles and positioning as creators in the 21st century. In this digital era of sampling and recycling, Metazon insists to compose their own music and thus, leave behind an original repertoire for the use of a future generation of artists. Metazon looks to rediscover the greatest classics of music and to offer an alternative where Hip-Hop doesn’t rhyme with crime, drugs and hatred but only with art, creation and devotion. World Class Buffet, the first official album from Metazon, Soon available. www.METAZON.com.
KEV BROWN. Kev Brown’s soulful style of production has earned him comparisons to revered producers such as Pete Rock. He contributed to DJ Jazzy Jeff’s The Magnificent (2002) as a then-member of Jazzy Jeff’s production-for-hire unit A Touch of Jazz. His remix of Jay-Z’s The Black Album, titled The Brown Album released in January, 2004 is what made him become the most sought after artist in the Underground Hip Hop. www.myspace.com/kevbrown .”