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MP3: Finale - "Heat" prod. by J Dilla 05.07.2009
Finale Hooks Up With The Legendary J Dilla For New Cut From A Pipe Dream And A Promise
The successes of J Dilla have served as inspiration and driving motivation for all Detroit artists. For Finale, who himself received a personal Dilla co-sign early in his career, it's only fitting that the emcee has a song on his album, A Pipe Dream And A Promise, produced by the late legend. That song is appropriately titled "Heat." Speaking about creating the song and being able to work with Dilla, Finale says, "It was off a beat CD, but it was done before he passed away and I was able to build with him about it before he passed. I did three joints with him off the beat CDs he sent me; 'Heat' ended up being one of the joints we did. I look at that joint more like a tribute"
Featuring hard drums and distorted chops, "Heat" finds Finale spitting a braggadocio-filled stream-of-consciousness flow that showcases the Detroit emcee's ability to rip a mic. Showing off his smooth wordplay and seamless flow, Finale raps, "Be a needle, we need you to get in the groove / Don't sleep, keep it rolling / I'm a truck, I live in Michigan/ But Chilly never been in my forecast, like Usher / Won't change, even with the aftermath, like Busta." Closing out the song is a live performance clip of an impassioned Finale chanting J Dilla's name in tribute to the fallen legend. The ultimate tribute, though, is keeping the producer's name alive with great music, and with "Heat," Finale does just that.
A Pipe Dream And A Promise is now available everywhere.
* http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?id=310552492&s=143441 *
Finale recently released Super Finale, an innovative, Super Mario Bros-themed video game, starring Finale as the main character, in which fans can win track the track "One Man Show" from the album upon completion of the game. A Pipe Dream And A Promise features production from J Dilla as well as Nottz, Flying Lotus, Oddisee, MPhazes, and Black Milk, who produced the album's lead single "Motor Music."
Play Super Finale: http://www.imculture.com/_superfinale .
Before making his entrance into hip-hop, Finale worked as an automotive engineer promising to one day follow his dream of becoming a rapper. Making the rounds at local Detroit open mics and emcee battles, Finale began to mingle with local talents like Guilty Simpson and One.Be.Lo. After emailing some joints back and forth with J Dilla, Finale finally met him backstage at the DEMF (Detroit Electronic Music Festival), where Dilla introduced him to Madlib, saying that he was one of the best in the game. “It was an honor and definitely a defining moment," says Finale. After realizing his passion and talent for hip-hop, Finale decided to finally quit his day job, follow his true passion, and make music a full-time career. After a handful of Fat Beats released singles, an album released with European producer Spier 1200 as a part of The Rawkus 50, and numerous appearances on independent releases from Invincible, eLZhi and others, Finale's official debut LP, A Pipe Dream & A Promise, is available in stores and online everywhere via Interdependent Media.
About Interdependent Media:
Founded in 2006 in the Bay Area by Evan Phillips, Interdependent Media has built unique strengths in the development, production, and marketing of recorded music via new methods of marketing and promotion. Armed with a comprehensive understanding of both traditional and emerging methods of marketing, iM has successfully created multi-faceted methods of raising awareness and interest in their projects. Industry veterans Ian "ID" Davis and Dominic Del Bene head operations at iM and are credited with discovering and/or developing artists such as 9th Wonder, Little Brother, Tanya Morgan, Blackalicious, Del the Funky Homosapien, the Hieroglyphics and more. In 2009, iM will be releasing multi-media projects from artists Finale, Canibus, K'naan, Truthlive, and Tanya Morgan. For more information, please visit http://www.imculture.com .
"Heat" prod. by J Dilla
* http://media.audibletreats.com/Finale-Heat.mp3 *
"A Pipe Dream And A Promise"
* http://media.audibletreats.com/Finale-A_Pipe_Dream_And_A_Promise.mp3 *
"One Man Show"
* http://media.audibletreats.com/Finale-One_Man_Show.mp3 *
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