My 1st Song

02.01.2012

MUSIC

Inspired by the shift in hip-hop to explore production beyond just beats, Uptown rapper Najee the 1 and Queens producer Daniel Bazan Jr., a.k.a DB2 have endeavored to imbue their debut album, Settle For Greatness, with progressive sounds and classical instrumentation. Here, Life + Times documents the process of recontextualizing a genre, as DB2 leads a four-piece orchestra at New York University, producing a fitting soundscape for Najee the 1’s streetwise raps.

Listen to Najee the 1 and DB2′s collaboration, debut single “Elevated,” on the next page.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/John-Guajardo/100003266236693 John Guajardo

    i believe music inspires more wen they add orchestra mixed with lryics even instruments

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/John-Guajardo/100003266236693 John Guajardo

    i believe music inspires more wen orchestra and lyrics are combined or even instruments

  • http://www.facebook.com/TheScottDj Disc Jokey Scott

    houuuu !!!!

  • http://lesbianbrooklynite.wordpress.com/ Lesbian Brooklynite

    Great story. I am interested in seeing more.

  • http://twitter.com/giiggis1stalarm marla howard

    I LOVE THIS,HOW CAN I HERE MOREABOUT IT….?

  • http://twitter.com/NatLezhay natalya lezhay

    niceeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  • http://twitter.com/NatLezhay natalya lezhay

    niceeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  • http://www.facebook.com/justin.gordon33 Justin Gordon

    i would like to feature you on my website. please email me at justin@lifewechose.com

  • http://twitter.com/angelLuis07 ángel luis

    this is tight

  • http://twitter.com/phoebeholiday Phoebe Holiday

    i love these guys. truly talented artists, truly beautiful human beings.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jameselliott.photographer James Elliott

    His voice sounds just Commons… crazy

  • http://twitter.com/HERSOLE21 TIESHA INGRAM

    I like this

  • http://www.facebook.com/devon.mack Devon ChauncityTv Mack

    nice track

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