to follow up the dam funk post we've got some more LA boogie future funk.
Aqeel "is the name of the vocalist, composer and songwriter from Los Angeles, California. Lover of music since the days of singing in church as a youth with his mother before dedicating his time professionally as a musician AQEEL spent ten years as a barber. In 1998 he worked with Erykah Badu on a demo, she produced and he wrote the lyrics, but the project didn’t see light because AQEEL wasn’t as prepared as he thought he was. This made him more determined in taking his craft seriously. Shortly after he had another opportunity, he worked three days along side Dr.Dre on ‘The Chronic 2001’ project offering backing vocals and lyrics."
From there he headed off to Spain and continued to hone his skills, working with many producers and touring around Europe.
An interesting story that should be heard.
Out on the great 4Lux label and ft. shafiq husayn of sa ra with the remix by syrafin also well worth checking out.
buy: download (UK)