Vocab, an artist hailing from New Rochelle, NY has been on the local hip-hop scene for a few years. Starting off as a rapper, he has expanded behind the scenes as a producer and engineer.
I play locally for friends and hip hop fans. I'd say a noteworthy moment was walking into a house party where my CD was being played. Up until that point, I didn't know people actually listened to my music unless I forced them to.
I grew up on old school soul, funk and jazz of all kinds. I listened to everything from Motown, Earth Wind & Fire and James Brown to Miles Davis, Thelonius Monk and Herbie Hancock. I also listen to hip-hop, from early artists like the Fugees and A Tribe Called Quest to newer ones like Jay-Z, OutKast, and Nas. Right now I'm heavy on underground hip-hop like Pete Rock, Little Brother and MF DOOM.
I use an Akai MPC 2000XL, Korg Triton Module and a Yamaha Motif 8 to make my beats that I mix with Pro Tools. I'm supposedly starting to use Reason software, but we'll see how that goes.
If you're interested in ordering a CD or purchasing instrumentals, hit me up at Vocabproductions@gmail.com.
You can cop any of my albums at otherground.net/releases.