I caught "B-Boy Beef", a track by Soul/R&B/Hip Hop Artist Slakah The Brainchild on Much Vibe today, and I was happily surprised at the old school vibe and chill flow of his music, something that has been lacking of late in the mainstream music scene.
After doing a bit of searching around, I found out that Slakah is a homegrown Canadian Artist out of Sarnia, Ontario!
Below are a couple of his Music Videos from his YouTube page:
YouTube - beatchildproductions Channel
Slakah The Beatchild - B-Boy Beef [Official Video]
Slakah The Beatchild - Enjoy ya Self [Official Video]
Here is some Bio information I was able to find on Slakah's Facebook page: Facebook - Slakah the Beatchild.
Record Label: BBE/Sony/Red
Current Location: Toronto
General Manager: Wil Van Zyl - firstname.lastname@example.org
Press Contact: Alyse Feldman - email@example.com
Artists We Also Like: Ebrahim, Tingsek, Shad.k, Ayah, D.O, Tona, Zaki,
Influences: Raphael Saadiq, Tingsek, J-Dilla, Marvin Gaye, Bob Marley, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, DJ Jazzy Jeff...
Band Interests: Making timeless music.
What do you get when you mix the flavor of Raphael Saadiq with the musical genius of J-dilla, then throw it in a pot and season it with a little Stevie Wonder & Quincy Jones? A glimps into the soulful fresh style & sounds of Slakah the Beatchild. The rest cannot be described in words, only through sound.
Raised in the small city of Sarnia, Ontario, Slakah the Beatchild relied on a modest collection of vinyl handed down to him by his parents to satisfy and fuel his musical curiosity. At the age of 10 his mother was tired of little Slakah banging on her pots and pans as drums & enrolled him drum lessons and later piano & vocal. This laid a strong foundation for his ability to understand music theory.
After several years of sleepless nights in the studio mastering his craft, he started to become known first in Toronto and shortly after in Europe.
His first international release entitled Soul Movement vol. 1 on BBE records showcases Slakahs skills as a producer, artists & writer. The project features tracks with music companions such as Divine Brown, Drake, Shad.k, Ayah & more. Soul Movement vol.1 has quickly won the praise and respect of a wide variety of music lovers around the world, leaving them in high anticipation for more.
Slakah The Beatchild's Official Website can be found at: http://www.beatchild.com/.
Keep up the great work Slakah, you have some serious talent!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/zkproductions/3751689452/sizes/l/ by ZKProductions on flickr