Member of Erykah Badu’s funk Group, The Cannabinoids, releases solo album “Music Box” in stores July 22.
Texas’s soulful hip hop producer/performer Symbolyc One, aka S1, releases the first 12″ single, Mash from his upcoming solo album Strange Fruit Project Presents: S1 Music Box, on Spilt Milk Da Label/Traffic Entertainment.
The single Mash, which releases on May 27th is a brilliant hard-hitting, beat-knocking record laced with S1’s signature production sounds and funky overtones. S1 continues his ongoing collaboration with rapper Big Pooh and the Little Brother Crew (The Minstrel Show, The Art of OneMind, and The Healing) by enlisting them as guest emcees on the project. However, this time he adds Houston prodigy Kay of The Foundation to the mix. This latest union advances their like-minded mission of diversifying the face of Southern rap while sharpening hip-hop’s dull creative edges.
The B-side track entitled Be Sure, features Brooklyn’s “Street Messiah” DV Alias Khryst, who delivers the smooth harmonic MC vocal stylings for which S1 songs have become popular. These same haunting vocals were captured on De La Soul’s 2000 release Art Official Intelligence: Mosaic Thump album, which earned the group a GrammyÂ® nomination.
The single Mash is the perfect introduction to S1’s 2nd solo album Strange Fruit Project Presents: S1 Music Box, due in stores on July 22. Named after S1’s reputation for churning out classic hits, Music Box features an array of hip hop veterans including songstress Tone Trezure featured on Snoop Dog’s Rhythm & Gangsta LP, Rah Digga of Flip Mode Squad, and Speech from Arrested Development. West Coast newcomer Young Blu joins Strange Fruit Project’s extended family members Bavu Blakes and Darien Brockington to round out this eclectic release.
S1, a Waco, Texas native, emerged as a solo artist with the release of Art of OneMind (BBE Records, 2005). He is best known for being one third of the hip hop group Strange Fruit Project. Their album The Healing was awarded among iTunes Top 25 Hip Hop Albums of 2006. In August 2005, S1 co-produced the Ghostface Killah song Milk’em which debuted number 2 on College Music Journal (CMJ) charts. He has collaborated with such artists as Slim Thug and Chamillionaire. Currently he is a core member of Erykah Badu’s electronic production group, the Cannabinoids.
S1’s tracks have been licensed for such hit TV shows as CSI, MTV’s Run’s House, and the top selling video game 2KSports NCAA College Hoops 2K8. Visit www.myspace.com/symbolycone.
About Spilt Milk Da Label:
Spilt Milk Da Label, LLC is an independent record label and marketing company specializing in artists development and live event promotion of urban progressive music. Founded in 2002 by music and advertising industry veterans B.Wells and Vincent Brandon, Spilt Milk has released underground hip hop albums The Healing, Soul Travelin and From Divine from Strange Fruit Project and The Art Of OneMind by S1 and Illmind. Spilt Milk has also executed brand-building campaigns for clients such as Heineken, Greyhound, Dr. Pepper and Toyota.
About Traffic Entertainment Group:
Since its inception in 2002, Traffice Entertainment Group has carved a niche for itself as a leading worldwide distribution company in an increasingly difficult music market by showing dedication to quality projects. Traffic has achieved this market share by understanding their customer base and consistently releasing first-rate products without the wind fall of bland releases associated with global corporate conglomerates. For information: www.trafficent.com.