This self-produced instrumental offering from Herb-One is an introduction to his unique blend of boom-bap Hip-Hop; sample-based, scratch-laden, hard knocking beats with a laser-sharp attention to detail. Herb-One creates music for the Hip-Hop aficionado.
released November 22, 2011
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Executive Producers: Herb-One & Goose McGruder Jr. for Astroflip Corporation.
All songs produced, arranged, performed and recorded by Herb-One.
Engineering by Quinn Truckenbrod. Additional engineering by Herb-One.
Mixing and mastering by Jarome Matthew at Pro Soul Studios, Beijing, China.
Photography: Alexei Berteig.
Art Direction: Astroflip Corporation.
The One & Only. Dedicated to Grandma June and Grandpa Herb.
First and foremost I’d like to thank God for all of His blessings. To my wife, thanks for all of your support & for putting up with me while I frantically worked to finish this album. To Malcolm, thanks for being here. Mom and Dad, thanks for all of your emotional, financial and spiritual support throughout the years. To my mother-in-law, thanks for all of your encouragement and support in helping me to finish this project. And, thanks to Tajalli & Navid, Astrid & Solveig, and the rest of the family, too many to name.
Thanks to Jonathan Ball for helping me to record my first two songs back in the day. DJ Kage for laying down some funky ish for me. (I finally upgraded to CD’s when I perform. No more cassettes!) Andrew Chooch for taking the time to lay some dope cuts for me. Anthony Marzette for introducing me to a lot of dope Hip-Hop back in the day and for all the support over the years. Josh Higginson for constantly hooking me up with gigs, including my first one. Dan Erlewine for all the support given over the years. Quinn Truckenbrod for helping me to record vocals for this album. Jeremy Eberts for all of the feedback & support. Alexei Berteig for taking the time to go out and take photos for this project. Jarome Matthew for making my tracks sound great & for working with me within my budget and time constraints. Michelle “Boss” Layalka for being my boss when I just needed a real deadline.
Also, thanks to Kenneth Simms, Jordan Streiff, Takunori, DJ D-Fu, DJ Black Dogg, Ryan Burke, Nabil Huening, J-Black, Danio, Matt Diemer, Matt Beckwith, Mars, Michael Hampton Sr., Bob Simms, Louie Shansky, Melissa Polivoi, Wendy Cruz, Josh Lindsey, Tom Vanoyen, Brent Westbrook, Prashant, Andy Sloy, John Bacon, What's Her Face, Steve Good, Brian Stanford-Brandt, Brian Anderson, Karla Conner Marzette, Mehgan McNeil, Lindsey Nicholas, Nate Loghmani, Chris Bishop, Aunt Rhea, Jay Brayden, Javad Luckey, Brian Van Steenkiste, Christi, Jeremy (Yin Tsang), all Okayplayers including: Mista Monotone, Building Block, Denny, Anonymous, Mr. Wiz. & Admbmb. Additional thanks to Premier Skateboarding, Wherehouse Records (R.I.P.) & Apple Computer (Austin, TX).
And finally, I would like to thank the Astroflip Corporation for not hanging me over a balcony... yet!
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