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Released on 11/11/2020, this 8 track EP was marrinating for a few years. 1/2 Downtempo Instrumentals & 1/2 Hip Hop Songs.
Entirely produced by 8bliss and featuring a few of Detroit's finest underground rappers: Jemille Ali, La Peace, Sam Be Yourself, and 8bliss himself.
Sam Be Yourself is a Metro Detroit native with a wicked flow. He was the only Detroit-area rapper to make it past the audition phase for Netflix's Rhythm & Flow. A 2019 reality show judged by Royce Da 59, Chance the Rapper, Cardi B, and T.I. Sammy performed like a vet. He smashed through emcee competitions and reached the final Top 6! He's only 25, but with countless mixtapes, albums, videos, performances, and features already under his belt, he's paving his way to greatness.
La Peace has been a Detroit Hip Hop mainstay for over 2 decades. From being featured on Slum Village, to working with J Dilla, to beating Eminem in a freestyle battle at the Hip Hop Shop, to being the rapper to beat on VH1's “Ego Trip's The (White) Rapper Show”. La Peace has always had the respect of the Motor City.
With too many features to mention, La Peace is a Detroit underground legend. He's worked with Phat Kat, J Dilla, Dabrye, Nick Speed, Laswunzout, Malik Alston, Cardi Boyz, Lord Jessiah, Joe Louis, Cardi Boyz, and now 8bliss.
Jemille Ali is a producer/rapper/writer from Detroit, MI. At the age of 15, in the mid 90's, he started making music and performing with Drum and Bass DJ's at underground parties. In 2000, he joined the hip hop group Dubphonics. They went on to tour with many established hip hop acts and performed at musical festivals all over the mid-west: North Coast Music Festival (Chicago), Summerset Music Festival (Wisconsin), and Movement Electronic Music Festival (Detroit).
Jemille is a such pleasure to work with and an excellent Live performer. He has opened for Lil Wayne, The Gza (Wu-Tang), Brother Ali, J Dilla, Madlib, Danny Brown, Jarobi (A Tribe Called Quest), EOTO (String Cheese Incident), Datsik, MC Breed, RJD2, and Atmosphere.
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), and more.