From their youthful mixtapes Sealed For Freshness, Church League Champions to their breakout mixtape Mania! and two studio albums The Div and G.M.B., the trend-setting California trio Pac Div (brothers LIKE & Mibbs and BeYoung) have always been a little ahead of the curve.
Since the group has been on a hiatus, they have released a few tracks here and there, but have been more focused on their respective musical directions as solo artists. Over the past few years, LIKE’s sonic evolution has come full-circle, as he has officially stepped to the forefront and has been quickly establishing himself as a multi-faceted renaissance man; solo-artist, producer and DJ.
LIKE secretly honed his skills behind the boards for years before making his presence as a producer known to the world; and that presence has definitely been felt. From Kendrick Lamar’s “Sing About Me, Dying Of Thirst” from Kendrick’s breakout Good Kid, m.A.A.d City, album (which earned LIKE a Grammy nomination) to Ab-Soul’s “Just Have Fun” which continued to build on his synergy with the TDE camp, Curren$y’s “Cruizin,” Med Blu/Madlib’s “Finer Things” f/ Phonte (with LIKE dropping a verse as well) to Anderson. Paak’s “Room In Here” f/ The Game & Sonya Elise from Paak’s runaway smash album Malibu have catapulted LIKE and his eclectic sound to new heights.
Never one to be relegated to just one creative medium, in March LIKE will be releasing an instrumental album entitled Emeralds. Inspired by the likes of Dilla, DJ Premier, Madlib, Blu, Radiohead and others and his travels abroad to Africa and Brazil, Emeralds is a 14-track journey filled with musical gems.
Today, Mass Appeal exclusively premiered “Seasons,” a pulsating intellectual instrumental which will not be included on ‘Emeralds’, but trust, it gives you a taste of what’s to come. Trust us, it’s amazing.
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