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Friday, August 2, 2013

Mobetta Ft. Jean Grae - "Back At The Ranch" [prod. DJ Scratch]

This upcoming album by Maurce "Mobetta" trumpeter that I just heard about the other day sounds like something really interesting for anyone who's big on their bop and their hip-hop, and don't mind the two to intermix, like myself. Morbetta is a classically trained trumpet player whose been supported and mentored Ramsey Marsalis and Wynton Marsalis (wonder what he thinks of Maurce new direciton though HAHA). This skilled horn blower is also a a grammy award winning trumpet player who have appeared on on records by Prodigy, Talib Kweli, Cee-Lo, Ski Beatz, Santigold, Diddy, and many others.. So he definitely payed his dues!

Now he's up for his first solo album, "Maurice vs. Morbetta", sees the young artist reflecting on his roots in the jazz scene and taking a step towards the hip-hop culture. Over production by himself, DJ Scratch, and The Fyre Dept. you'll hear Mobetta's trumphant horn over thumping beats. It's not an instrumental project however; as witnessed by the DJ Scratch produced single "Back At The Ranch" where an evidently hungry Jean Grae steps up to the plate. Other vocalists set to appear on "Maurice vs. Morbetta".

Alright! That's it for today; I'm heading out to Vanguard Festival in Copenhagen where the line-up is Wu-Tang Clan, MF DOOM, De La Soul and the almighty Pharoahe Monch. Catch you there if you're around!

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