SOOPACRZY - MIRRORS OF SELF EP (PROD. BY GDNA)
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George Brown, also known as “Soopa" (or SoopaCrzy) is an Atlanta-by-the-way of Cincinnati emcee.
Soopa started rapping when he was 13, after he found out that one of his friends was going to a studio to record - that was when the desire to rap began. Determined to hone this craft, he would dedicate countless of hours listening to some of his favorite artists, such as Common and Mos Def, their inspiring message in their music rubbed off well on him. Combining those influences along with personal experiences, he was more eager than ever to start putting out music. In 2011, he would proceed ahead to record his first project, titled "Prologue, Monologue", and "Golden" in 2013.
Eventually, his path would align with an older mentor in the form of Yared 'GDNA' Yonas, who is a firm favourite at the DTW HQ. Born of Ethiopian origins and a Southern Californian upbringing, GDNA has been producing and vocalizing ever since an early retirement from a short lived Electrical Engineering career. With influences ranging from Flying Lotus to Dwele, his sound is a cross between organic soul with future essence.
Both first connected over their shared love of The Roots, Talib Kweli, J Dilla, along with the rest of the Soulquarian veterans. With this shared vision and influence, the duo began piecing together elements of future electronic music along with the gritty soul that would later become Mirrors of Self. "
'Mirrors Of Self' is a clear demonstration of GDNA's maturity, which sits comfortably with the raw, enthusiastic energy of Soopa. There's a much welcomed restrain on the beats, allowing Soopa to breathe and converse, and both feed off each other's vibe extremely well. Each song offers a certain story-telling of surroundings and everyday experiences, and one can relate to this journey in a real and tangible way.
Another equally talented rapper Waju jumps in on 'No Doubts', adding an extra silkiness to the warm textures of GDNA's carefully crafted sounds.
released September 18, 2015
Productions by Yared 'GDNA' Yonas
Vocals by George 'Soopacrzy' Brown
Additional vocals on 'No Doubts' by Waju
Mastering by soundcloud.com/inglewoodsir
Artwork by the Funk Bast*rd