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by Te-Amir & Professor H

Circle is a live hip-hop album that’s inspired sonically by the sounds of 70’s jazz and soul and pays homage to the aesthetic and sample-based grit and color of the beat scene.
Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap: Jazz-Rap
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Ode to Dilla
Te-Amir & Professor H
1:55 album only
2. Here & Now
Te-Amir & Professor H
4:55 album only
3. Smoke Break - Pt. 1
Te-Amir & Professor H
0:36 album only
4. History
Te-Amir & Professor H
3:26 album only
5. Honey Love
Te-Amir & Professor H
1:35 album only
6. America
Te-Amir & Professor H
4:44 album only
7. Cosmic Action
Te-Amir & Professor H
3:17 album only
8. The Features
Te-Amir & Professor H
1:35 album only
9. Smoke Break - Pt. 2
Te-Amir & Professor H
0:33 album only
10. Naima
Te-Amir & Professor H
5:31 album only
11. Outro
Te-Amir & Professor H
2:22 album only


Album Notes
Being a producer means always having a collection of beats close by. Being a musician means having a band of peers just a phone call away. One night in early 2016, Los Angeles music creatives and close friends Te’Amir Sweeney and Henry “Professor H” D’Ambrosio were sitting and listening to beats on a hard drive when a vision was born. A vision of bringing together a community of musicians working towards a common goal – a live hip-hop album that reflected the cultural fabric of the city of L.A. and everything it encompassed.

In early Spring 2016 a who’s-who of L.A. musicians, vocalists, and emcees came together for three days at Red Bull Studios in Santa Monica. Sonically inspired by the sounds of 70’s jazz and soul, a long cast of creatives including vocalist Jimetta Rose, live remixer/composer Mark de Clive-Lowe, and emcees Thurzday, Hugh Augustine, and Omar Offendum began recording and collectively crafting the sound of what would become a full length album born from those early 2016 late-night beat… more

released February 15, 2019

Circle is a collaboration featuring:

Producers –

Te’Amir Sweeney – an acclaimed Los Angeles-based drummer and producer who tours and records with soul singer, Aloe Blacc. He has played with many of the musicians who have crafted LA’s unique brand of hip-hop, beatmaking, jazz, and soul including: Sa-Ra Creative Partners, Kamasi Washington, Mark de Clive-Lowe, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, YG, Wondem, Kadhja Bonet, and Ethio-Cali.

Henry “Professor H” D’Ambrosio – a Los Angeles-based engineer and producer. He currently engineers sessions at Truth Studios, Stones Throw Studios, and Red Bull Studios and has worked with a long cast of artists including King Mez, Dom Kennedy, Metro Boomin, Marsha Ambrosius, and Jansport J.

Musicians –

• Te’Amir Sweeney – Drums
• Mike McTaggert – Guitar
• Brian Akio Martinez – Electric Bass, Upright Bass
• Computer Jay – Keys, Synths
• Mark de Clive-Lowe – Keys, Synths
• Randal Fisher – Flute, Sax
• Tutu Sweeney – Keys, Trumpet
• Quetzal – Strings

Artists (Singers / Emcees) –

• Hugh Augustine
• Godfrey At Large
• Jimetta Rose
• Arima Ederra
• Omar Offendum
• Avila Santo
• Seti X
• Thurzday
• Louis King

Cover art painting by UNOPUEDE.



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