It wouldn't be out of place to say that Mello Music Group is the greatest Hip Hop music label around these days, the label consistently releases great music from true artists that represent Hip Hop as an art-form and culture to the fullest and now after the superb Castle-Gasface album.
Mello Music Group have just released the debut compilation album from Seattle producer Def Dee titled 33 and A Third.
Def Dee who has produced for Zar, Boog Brown, Langauage Arts (LA), yU, DTMD and many others as well as various remixes to be found on his Bandcamp page was given access to the vaults of Mello Music Group and provided with the task of producing a full length album with new songs, fresh instrumentals and a couple of remixes, the album features Oddisse, Tranquil, Black Milk, Majestik Legend, One Be Lo, Hassan Mackey, Jamal Bufford, John Robinson, Boog Brown, Grynch, Kenn Starr, Wise Intelligent, The Black Opera and others.
Dee makes really well crafted beats that remind true heads of greats like Large Professor, Madlib, Oh No, the late, great Dilla, Pete Rock, Kev Brown, Kankick, Vitamin-D, Damu The Fudgemunk and lablemate Oddisee to name a few, Dee has an ear for ill samples, case in point ("Still Proppa" which is a personal highlight for me) and "Errbody Bent" featuring Uptown XO.
Stream and download the album below, you won't be disappointed.
Peace to SPanky, Mike and the team at Mello Music Group.
Bonus: DTMD-The Flame (Def Dee Remix) (2010)