Here's a new free Mulatto Patriot leak featuring Brooklyn Academy's Pumpkinhead, as well as Chi-Town family members Ka Di & Propser Jones. MP remixes the original for a new flavor to the track. The "Sonic Visuals Remix" LP is out in stores now!
Mulatto Patriot, or MP as he is also known, is not what you would typically expect of a hip-hop artist. Hailing from Chicago, IL, MP is a more than just a talented and multi-faceted producer, engineer and entrepreneur. He is an active member in his community where he engages and educates local youth with the same fervor and appreciation that attracted him to hip-hop so long ago.
Born and raised in Hyde Park, on the Southside of Chicago, MP grew up listening to Jazz (Stan Getz and Oscar Peterson) as well as the electric and eclectic sounds that permeated the urban streets, which defined the city. Drawing from moody blues to soulful house, Chicago hip-hop is known for its distinct musical influences that have produced a bevy of artists and styles not easily defined and refusing to be pigeonholed.
MP's affinity for music began very early in his life helping his father, a professional pianist. By the age of 8, MP began to learn the process of setting up gigs. As he grew older his love for Jazz naturally evolved into his love for hip-hop. Understanding that music business can be a difficult and tedious trade, he enrolled at Full Sail Real World Education in Orlando, FL. There he attained the knowledge and art of composing a greater quality of music while also learning the fundamentals of the business. At the age of 20 he bought his first turntables and shortly thereafter began to DJ at in-stores, club dates and a weekly radio show at WKRP Rollins College where he dedicated his time to incoroprate independant hip hop artists.
With a mass of opportunities before him in Orlando, MP decided to return to Chicago and rep his home. Armed with newfound knowledge and a desire to work, MP was quickly hired to engineer projects for other artists often leaving him with little time to focus on his own work under his own production house, Mulatto Patriot Productions which he launched in 2003. Faced with the pressure of what to do, a sudden twist of fate changed his destiny to run Mulatto Patriot Productions as a full-time career.
Even though music was his lifelong passion, it wasn't until a near fatal experience that served as the launching pad for this young artist's career. At 27, MP's appendix ruptured, landing him in a coma for over six weeks. What started as a minor stomachache landed him in the emergency room fighting for his life. "12 hours later and I wouldn't be around" recalls MP.
Now, at the age of 29, MP has released" Sonic Visuals", a producer's album featuring MCs from across the U.S., Canada and Germany. Artist features include Ras Kass, Casual (Hieroglyphics), Pumpkinhead (Brooklyn Academy), Eternia. Pugs Atomz , Anacron, Decay (Molemen) and DJ Intel to name a few. This debut album and its key tracks were featured on Myspace.com, Reverbnation.com, HipHopDx.com, NahRight.com and radio stations across the US and Canada. He believes his music is diverse, reflecting different styles while still keeping the vibes that got him to love hip-hop in the first place. "At the end of the day there is something for everyone [on the album]"says MP. "I feel there is a lot to take from this album, but beyond diversity in the styles displayed and in the selection of beats, the obvious feeling you get is that a lot of work and time was put into making the album. I want people to know that this is 100% Chicago Hip-Hop."
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