Game Over

Dabrye, the hip-hop alias of Ann Arbor’s Tadd Mullinix, returns after a quiet year, save the odd remix (such as T. Raumschmiere’s “Monstertruckdriver” for Novamute) and his extensive touring (US, Japan, Europe, Australia, etc.). Dabrye has patiently been building a hip-hop monster.

Dabrye;s first two releases, One/Three (on Ghostly) and Instrmntl (on Eastern Developments, owned by Scott Herren AKA Prefuse 73) were focused on the wordless beatscape as a mutable object. But “Game Over”, the first single from the forthcoming Two/Three, is straightforward street hip-hop. The cut features a guest appearance by Detroit’s Jay Dee, Slum Village veteran and producer for artists such as Busta Rhymes, De La Soul, Common, and A Tribe Called Quest. Also featured is Detroit MC Phat Kat who tears right trough the track.

The 12” features another new song, “Magic Says”, a deep dub burner that nods to Mullinix’s love of dancehall and ragga jungle. Dabrye is back with his unique interpretation of raw hip-hop—a refreshing new look at a long dormant style.

About Dabrye

Tadd Mullinix created his Dabrye alias in the late 90s as a hip-hop alter ego, a sonic wildstyle that weaved together the laid back vibes of midwestern hip-hop and east coast boom bap, the futuris...check out Dabrye's page and other releases

  • Ghostly International
  • GI-25
  • formats:
  • 12"/Digital
  • release date:
  • February 10, 2004
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1Game Over [feat. Jay Dee and Phat Kat (Street Version)]
2Game Over [feat. Jay Dee and Phat Kat (Instrumental Version)]
3Game Over [feat. Jay Dee and Phat Kat (Radio Version)]
4Magic Says
5Game Over [feat. Jay Dee and Phat Kat (Acapella Version)]
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