Soul Supreme made a jazz tribute to A Tribe Called Quest. Soul Supreme is a Jerusalem-born, Amsterdam-based keyboardist, DJ & producer, trained as a jazz pianist who obsessively studied the work of pianists such as Herbie Hancock, McCoy Tyner, Bill Evans or Weldon Irvine, but with a big love for classic era of hip hop. “Check The Rhime” and “Lyrics To Go” are his latest reworks.
Q-Tip, Phife Dawg, Jarobi and Ali Shaheed Muhammad as A Tribe Called Quest are known for cementing the link between jazz’s grooves and hip-hop’s future funk. Now Soul Supreme by paying them a tribute he brings back those jazz influences through his improvisation.
Soul Supreme’s versions of “Check The Rhime” and “Lyrics To Go” follow the line of his "The Message / Umi Says 7” release on Chicago-based imprint Star Creature Universal Vibrations last year. That record featuring instrumental tributes to Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five and Mos Def was sold out in a matter of days.
Watch the video to Soul Supreme new song " Check The Rhime b/w Lyrics To Go” below:
“It’s kinda ironic: these tracks are interpretations, but almost everything is different, the harmony, the melodies, the instruments that are used for each part, the structure. I want to take the listener on a trip to overlook tracks they know, but from a different perspective. I try to go 'in and out' of the A Tribe Called Quest tracks so the listener never knows what’s going to happen next. My overall goal is to give existing music my own twist. I don’t want to sound like a rehash of something listeners have heard before”, says Soul Supreme.
Soul Supreme new 45 " Check The Rhime b/w Lyrics To Go” came out through Soul Supreme Records on 17th April 2020.
Listen to Soul Supreme new song " Check The Rhime b/w Lyrics To Go” below:
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