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Download: yU - "A Garbage Beat Tape"
Posted by Steve Juon at Friday, November 18th, 2011 at 6:00PM :: Email this article :: Print this article



Download: yU - "A Garbage Beat Tape"

Courtesy Mello Music Group.

yU, the DMV emcee and member of Diamond District and The 1978ers, is preparing for the release of his follow up to last years critically acclaimed Before Taxes. On December 13th, yU will release his sophomore album The EARN. To kick off his campaign yU has decided to show off of his skills as a producer by giving away a free 23 track instrumental project humorously titled "A Garbage Beat Tape."

yU's foray into production on A Garbage Beat Tape is nothing short of stellar. The wordsmith puts in work with ASR-XPro to produce a concept driven instrumental album on par with Prince Paul and Madlib productions. The project makes light of how seriously people can sometimes take things. "It's a thin line between quality and garbage. It's really up to each person to decide. One man's trash is another man's treasure," says yU. Refuse recycled into royalty.

Upcoming: The EARN:
After garnering success with Oddisee and Diamond District, then his solo debut Before Taxes, which was named to the Best of 2010 List by HipHopDX, Al Lindstrom, About.com, Passion Weiss, and Above Ground Mag, yU sharpened his skills through performances on a European tour and appearances at CMJ, SXSW, A3C, and the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival. Now, yU is back with his sophomore pro ject The Earn a progression that is as fluid, lyrical, and thought provoking as his critically acclaimed debut. His new album, The E arn, is a timely meditation on the struggle to advance, set afire by yU's potent wordplay. The EARN features production from Grammy Nominated Kokayi, Kev Brown, Charlie Ross, Slimkat78, Roddy Rod, 00Genesis, The Unknown, Usef Dinero, Cho ppy Chope, and yU himself. The new album also features vocals from Nicholas Ryan Gant, Duff, Imani Bilal, King Tut, Bilal Salaam, Danedra Rowell, and Diamond District. Save room on your Best of 2011list for The EARN!

Audio: Free Download: yU - A Garbage Beat Tape
* http://mellomusicgroup.bandcamp.com/album/a-garbage-beat-tape *



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