1500 OR NOTHIN’ – GIRL
As you know, we are great admirers of producers and musicians and we always check the credits in order to get familiar with the genius behind an amazing song,and every day, right back to the first time we felt in love with hip-hop, we read the liner notes,learning to love the solid work of superlative acts such as Easy Mo Bee,Jay Dee,Pete Rock,Madlib,Da Beatminerz,RH Factor,Dre & Vidal,James Poyser,No I.D,Timbaland,Neptunes,B.Cox,Stargate,Teddy Riley,Jermaine Dupri,Jake One,Just Blaze,The Runners,Trackmasters and more recently Noah 40 Shebib,Boi-1nda,T-Minus,Tall Black Guy,Jake Milliner,Eric Lau,SoundZ.
Well, Los Angeles has much to offer to hip-hop fans in terms of bright producers!
Names such as Terrace Martin,Mndsgn,Knxwledge,Like(of Pac Div),Flying Lotus,DJ Dhai,DJ Mustard,TDE’s Digi-Phonics have been having an extreme impact on hip-hop music around the globe.
Today we want to sing the praises of L.A based collective 1500 or Nothin , the brainchild of Larrance Dopson,Lamar Edwards,Charles ‘Uncle Chucc’ Hamilton,Brody Brown and James Fauntleroy.
In ten years ,1500 or Nothin’went from being a band to an Entertainment company with three divisions 1500 or Nothin Music, 1500 or Nothin’ Video, and 1500 or Nothin’ Ancillary.
Their curriculum could inspire just as much jealousy,including 30 grammy nominations and a huge number of productions and collaborations with seminal acts such as Diddy,Ce-Lo Green,B.O.B,Marsha Ambrosius,Chris Brown,Frank Ocean,The Game,J.Cole,Justin Timberlake,Rihanna and the list goes on and on….
Recently the HBO comedy series , Insecure, released the official soundtrack boasting appearances from GoldLink,D’Angelo,Thundercat,KING,Moses Sumney among others.
We’re so fucking impressed by the extraordinary rendition of Girl performed by 1500 or Nothin’.
They rearrange a smooth classic called Girl by one of our favorite bands of the moment, The Internet originally co-produced by canadian finest beat-wizard Kaytranada and included on their third acclaimed album Ego Death.
1500 or Nothin’ blow our mind through the incredible sonic textures that define them and give to their works vitality …..and…wow…..the vocals (we’re not sure but probably in this case, Mr. Uncle Chucc grabs the mic) represents a moment of pure pleasure.
We take this opportunity to extend a warm greeting to Charles ‘Uncle Chucc’ Hamilton , for his grammy nomination in the category Best R&B Album through his collabo on Terrace Martin Velvet Portrait