Before Rappers I Know was Rappers I Know, D. Rose, Kay, and myself were at Beatfarm North, on the north side of Houston. It was January 13, 2005 and Kay had just finished recording The Talk Show with the exception of a few final edits and mix downs. After listening to beats all day in the studio, we decided to take a break and went to Wendy’s to get some food.
The same problem we’ve always had, we’ve got all this dope music, but no real way to put it out. Several months later, RappersIKnow.com was born out of that frustration and we just started giving things away, a trend you’ve probably seen all over the web the last 2 or 3 years, even from some of the very artists who were the loudest and up in arms about it. You’ve already heard the Talk Show, and if you haven’t, it’ll be out again in the physical and more officially.
Now you have Taster’s Choice, a collaboration between DJ Cozmos and D. Rose. Coz has been one of my favourite producers since I moved to and lived in Houston. Getting a hold of some of his beat tapes was especially a treat, or loose songs with his group Seedz of Soul that either DJ Cipher or Damien would send me. I can’t count the number of beat tapes we rock to up here in the offices at HOT 97 (my doing of course), it’s just a matter of getting some songs out there that people can mess with.
Anyway, this is another project that I stand behind wholeheartedly, and I hope you give it a listen.
“For The Jeeps”
“Revolution (Something I Just Wrote)”
“Wonderful” featuring John O, Priest, Affion Crockett, & Brew