I’m very pleased to put together this very special Salacious Sunady Hip Hop Hits post today. Â We recently had aÂ remix competition,Â and our winner Hooks has shown he is no one trick pony. Â All of the songs in this mix are created by his duo MP Records, and I’m damn impressed. Â A little bit of info:
Hooks has aÂ diverse range of musical influences-eclectic -jazz, rock, rap, blues, soul,funk, reggae, electronic… Â He wasÂ influenced initially by his dads old blues and rock records, and isÂ a record digger, always frequenting garage/yard sales. Â Pete rock, Premier, DJ Shadow, RJD2, and Madlib are all major hip hop influences. Â He hooked up with Dylan DC in 2004 and created Mass Productions (MP), and the two have been working together since.
No doubt Pete Rock and RJD2 are influences.. Â Mad respect guy. Â I’m looking forward to Hooks’ and Dylan’s upcoming project, Zed’s Dead, which is slated to launch this year. Â The two will be taking their production in an electronic direction, and if their tunes are anything like the remix Hooks’ submitted, they are going to be a BIG deal.
A final word from Hooks:
Thanks toÂ thank everyone who voted for [me], and all the other artistsÂ who submitted their work. Â More than anything, music unites us all.