Mbela Ngale aka: ABF (Abstract Butta Fingas) was born on a stormy night in Chicago, raised in West Africa and known to make an entrance. After 3 years on college radio, obsessed with the music of Radiohead, Boards of Canada, and Autechre and combining that with his love for downtempo masters like Kid Loco, Nightmares on wax and Madlib, Jay Dilla, Dr Dre, Samiyam, Ras G and other underground Hip-hop producers; ABF decided to make his contribution to the advancement of the sonic arts.
8bliss (Infinite Bliss) in an Underground Hip Hop Poet & Avante-Guarde Electronic Producer. Born and raised in Metro Detroit, a sponsored skateboarder in the 90's, and a spoken word poet in the San Francisco Bay. In 2001, he tied for first at The Oakland Poetry Slam. In 2004, he was nominated for a UK “UMA – Underground Music Award”. In 2006, he toured Europe with (90's platinum) Lords of The Underground.
He's collaborated with: Nemo & Baracudda (Wu Tang Clan / Killer Bees), Kruze (Underground Cartel - UK), DJ Kam-r (France), Johnny Bass (Sweden), DJ Bless (South Carolina), Dj Exacto (SF, CA), Todd Modes (Detroit, MI), Abstract Butter Fingas (Los Angeles), Sacramento Knoxx (Detroit, MI) and more.
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