Taking the next logical step in his evolutionary hip-hop album cycle, Dabrye has rounded up a formidable crew of MCs to create Two/Three. A moody, propulsive take on the genre, the Blade Runner-esque beats help cage rhymes ranging from world events to the street, with little chance to catch your breath. The result is a dizzying narcotic rush stronger than a back alley glue hit. Five years after his meticulously sculpted debut One/Three, Tadd Mullinix is back to make an indelible mark with his new hip-hop sound. Gritty singles “Air” and “Game Over” have thus far foretold the progression of the Dabrye sound, and in the full-length context these tracks fit together as pieces of an unstoppable manifesto. Other appearances by Vast Aire, Wildchild, Beans, and Ann Arbor’s Kadence work in tandem with Mullinix’s signature handmade productions to create a hardheaded onslaught of the underground new school.
Going back to basics, instrumentals like “Machines (pts. I & II)”, “Bloop” and the Waajeed (Platinum Pied Pipers) collab “Jorgy” further showcase Dabrye’s uncommonly detail-driven style, balancing crackling trap kit beats against gossamer melodies and bass lines that reference jazz and electro in equal measure. Again emerging at the forefront of hip-hop’s new wave, Dabrye has made the wait worthwhile, offering up a Molotov cocktail as raw and uncompromising as its cover art (by WK Interact), and a proverbial cattle prod to the underground backside.
Dabrye (an alias of Ann Arbor’s Tadd Mullinix) is best known for creating head-nodding beats with saw-tooth bass lines and a keen eye to forward-thinking production. With support from both t...check out Dabrye's page and other releases