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About Time

About Time

  • By Saint
  • Release 11/07/2008
  • Music Genre Rap/Hip Hop
  • Media Format CD
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Saint parlayed his engineering skills into a part-time temporary job offer with Brooklyn\'s Seven Heads record label. While there, unbeknownst to his bosses, he took advantage of his access to the company\'s master reels and remixed two songs by Unspoken Heard, one of the label\'s flagship artists. Impressed by his work, the label included the remixes on the group\'s "48 Months" album. Opportunities to work with Seven Heads artists J-Live, Wordsworth and Kon and Amir soon followed. Before long Saint was offered full time work as the label\'s studio manager and given the opportunity to record his own album. Released on Seven Heads/Uncle Junior Records in 2004, Saint\'s \'Grown Folk Music\' included guest appearances by Mr. Man (Bush Babees), Grap Luva, Vinia Mojica, Tiombe Lockhart, Reggie Watts and others. But Seven Heads wasn\'t immune to the struggles facing the music industry and before long the company chose to shift it's focus from running a record label to music promotion and marketing. Undeterred, Saint independently released \'Variety Hour\' (mixed by DJ 3D), in 2005, a mix CD of his production for other artists during those few years. He then began work on what would have been his next solo album. For one of the songs on the album Saint tapped Emskee, a DJ/Emcee who was known at the time as a resident DJ on 99.5 WBAI\'s \'Underground Railroad\' show to perform scratches, but after learning of Emskee\'s lyrical abilities the two formed a musical bond that led Saint to scrap his solo album in favor of a group project with Emskee. Billed as \'The Good People\' the group released an EP on Germany\'s Mad Flava Record label in 2006, which featured El Da Sensei (Artifacts), Mr. Man, Kool Kim (UMC\'s), Cadence (Raw Produce), Dr. Becket, Dumi Right (Zimbabwe Legit) and Prince Po (Organized Konfusion). They followed soon after with their debut album on Japan\'s Goon Trax/Media Factory label. They built on the success of those releases with a number of international releases, including a second album on Japan\'s Revolution Records. The group also caught the ear of hip hop legend MC Serch (3rd Bass) who said \'The Good People are that lost soul of hip hop...I love listening to their music. It is grown folk hip hop for all ages.\' Saint continues to build his reputation as a producer and MC. He has worked with an ever-expanding list of artists in the US and abroad and was even tapped to perform a commercial for Nickelodeon\'s Spongebob Square Pants. Now, a few years after never completing his solo album, Saint returned to the drawing board and emerged with \'About Time\' on Pro Se/Domination Recordings. He is joined on the mic by Cadence, Dumi Right, NYOIL, Mr. Man, Eternia, Emskee, Muneshine, Anti-, Honey Larochelle, Verses, Dr. Becket, Mr. Complex and El Da Sensei. With a mix of Hip Hop, R&B and Soul, Saint brings audiences a taste of New York hip hop from it's pinnacle point, providing a unique vibe, but with a sense of familiarity. For listeners who have been awaiting the return of hip hop with substance, it\'s \'About Time.\'

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Artist: Saint
Title: About Time
Genre: Rap/Hip Hop
Release Date: 11/07/2008
Label: CD Baby
Media Format: CD
UPC: 616892970828
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