Can’t hold out for the highly anticipated Crown Royale debut album on Bay Area-based MYX Music Label? Fear not. Michigan emcee Buff1 and LA-based DJ Rhettmatic have your back. Not wanting to leave 2009 without releasing something to the people, Buff1 decided to link with his partner in Crown Royale, DJ Rhettmatic, to release a free project and end the year with a bang. Enter: It’s A 1derful Life Mixtape.
It’s A 1derful Life serves not only to showcase Buff’s talents as an emcee, but to further introduce the world to his next endeavor, Crown Royale. Hosted by DJ Rhettmatic of the world famous, It’s A 1derful Life is a compilation including some of Buff’s guest-appearances as well as exclusive material. The entire project culminates with two tracks from the MYX Music Label producer-emcee duo, Crown Royale.
“We Gotcha”: http://media.audibletreats.com/Crown_Royale-We_Gotcha.mp3
Both Buff1 and DJ Rhettmatic developed their careers in hip-hop hotbeds. A native of southeast Michigan, Buff1 witnessed the golden years of the Detroit scene – an influence that’s instantly recognizable in his polished cadence. Buff’s two solo records, Pure and There’s Only One, define his style over a decade-long run of touring and recording. Working as part of the septet Athletic Mic League (AML), Buff has gone on to be commended as part of URB’s NEXT 100. A couple thousand miles away, Rhettmatic was absorbing the hip-hop Mecca that is southern California. He has worked with legendary DJ crew Beat Junkies, hip-hop group The Visionaries, and spun for Cypress Hill, Talib Kweli, the late J Dilla, and a stack of Stones Throw artists. After finally connecting through Now On member DJ Haircut (Mayer Hawthorne) and Jackson Perry, Rhettmatic and Buff instantly realized their chemistry, adoration for each other’s work, and decided a collaboration was needed. Look for more from Crown Royale as they plan their debut 2010 release..