SFPL’S ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: COLIN MUNROE

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Colin caught the attention of the music industry earlier last year when his unofficial remix and video of Kanye West’s “Flashing Lights” exploded online, earning kudos from Kanye to Pitchfork to Perez. In December, he released a free mixtape – Colin Munroe is the Unsung Hero – featuring collaborations with Wale, Drake, Blaqstarr among others, to widespread acclaim. Colin is in the process of debuting his LP “Don’t Think Less of Me” – later this summer via Universal Motown.

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Colin also has a brand new remix of “Piano Lessons” that leaked recently. The track pairs the Unsung Hero with the Harlem Capo, Jim Jones, who counterpoints Colin’s frustration with childhood piano lessons with his own recollection of growing up in the streets of NY. There were doubts that the idea of a Munroe/Jones collab was pretty out there… But the resulting rmx is pretty satisfying.

Listeners can download “Piano Lessons” feat. Jim Jones for free (in exchange for an email address) via www.IMightBeTheOne.com.

MYSPACE: myspace.com/colinmunroe
VIDEO: Piano Lessons feat. Joell Ortiz – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQ4f5jmsx_Q
MIXTAPE: www.onsmash.com/unsunghero

-Stay Fly!