CHILL is an artist and rapper who grew up in the St. Bernard Projects of New Orleans' 7th ward. This album is the product of a 10 years long friendship that CHILL and musician / inventor Quintron struck up when CHILL was displaced to New Orleans upper 9th ward after Hurricane Katrina. CHILL, who is blind, is escorted daily by his nephew to a St. Claude Avenue food and liquor store called "Korner Market #2" (aka "Hot Fod"), just down the street from Quintron's Spellcaster Lodge studio. "Take It from the Bind Side" is CHILL's first recording.
After two or three failed sessions, a winning formula was discovered. At CHILL's request, all vocals were done acapella in two days and then the production was built around his flowing vocal cadences for the next three solid months with co-producer Benny Divine (Natural Child, Wizzard Sleeve, Gary Wrong, King Louie, etc). The production sound is inspired by classic early 90s MPC driven New Orleans gansta rap, the era and lifestyle that CHILL came up in. This guy is the real deal. Nuf said. Check it out.
WARNING / PARENTAL ADVISORY: Not one single minute of one single song on this album will ever be played by any DJ who is bound by censorship.
released March 5, 2016
CHILL - vocals, hand claps, and lyrics
QUINTRON - MPC 2000XL drum production, organ, bass, guitar, vibraphone, birds, Drum Buddy
BENNY DIVINE - samples,drum set, tympani, bass, organ, clavinet, tape delay, good ideas
KUNAL PRAKASH - guitar on “Child I’m Sorry”, electric auto harp on “You Miss Your Brother?”
MISS PUSSYCAT - vocals on “Niggas Can’t Fight No More” THANKS TO MISS KIM AND MELANIE
BRITTANY TERRY - vocals on “Take It From the Blind Side”
ISABEL THERIOT - scat vocal on “Fuck You Nigga”
KIMBERLY HEBERT - flute on “You Miss Your Brother”
JOHN HENRY KELLY - Organ on “Fuck You Nigga”
STEVE KENNY - Sequential Circuits Pro-1 synth on “Is It Because I’m Black”
GARY WRONG - synth on “Dead People Pt. 1”
BEAU CROUCH - drum set on “Dead People Pt. 1”
REBIRTH BRASS BAND - sample loop on “Dead People Pt. 2”-
recorded at 10 year K anniversary second line
COVER PHOTO BY PANACEA THERIAC
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