in short, AVI is a Hip-Hop Enthusiast.. Hailing from West Covina, CA, this poetic Jazz Diciple is nothin short of pure greatness. From the opening trak in STRAIGHT UP-- "The Funk"-- to "Pro" (the last), listener's ears are blessed with true, musical expression-- somethin' wildly scarce in the commercialized music world. With Clever, lyrical composition of both words and melodies, Avi boasts his ability to captivate any average person who enjoiz "dope" music. Although he's not one to criticize gangsta rap or hardcore hustla club music, he does give the hip hop community somethin' just as raw, but with an alternate, jazzy, intellectual twist.
ALL but Three trax on this album were produced from scratch by Avi himself. Using nothing more than a keyboard to create simple jazz/funk riffs and Drum patterns that "flip" as he would say, AVI gives the public his roots in the form of music. The history of hip hop is in his blood-- Nasty, but simple, rugged drum patterns from africa (Black side)-- intellectually complex musical depth (Creole side)-- and a latin aura of 3/4 time mixed in with plenty of minor 7th chords (dominican side). And in the midst of all these loudmouth one-hit-wonder emcees that flood the radio and media with nonsense, Avi keeps his composure and produces classic, yet cunning, Hip Hop
.. Avi the most Ill is livin proof that down-to-earth music still exists..
All who are apart of this album that Avi would like to give props to for makin' it even more classik--
My niggi "Funk Logik"-- Rocks wit me on the intro, second verse on "I Love Hip Hop", Does the hook on "Shake Somethin'", and produced "Catch me in tha Cov'", n also was the nigga talkin' cosmic significance wit me on "The Faith vs. The Cosmos"...
Stonez aka Likewise-- Rips The third verse on "I love Hip Hop" and talks his shit on the intro of "Shake Somethin'" .. shoulda had im' on mo trax cuz his flow'z fiya like that..
Poetic Force-- Second verse on "High on Life".. a young boi wit much promise cuz of his appreciation for the music.. big up!!!
Ma nigga EMVEE-- the ILLEST mexican Rapper i ever heard in my life!! rips "MEATLOAF" wit me-- STRAIGHT UP BANGIN ON NIGGAS WIT THAT SHIT TOO.. MEATLOAF, BITCHEZ!!!!
last but definitely not least..
DAt Niggi BLACK SAINT-- ROcked "Chillin' like a Villain" wit me and spit that 8-or-so bar Poem in the beginnin of "Real Love"... holla at ya muhfukin kinfolk, nigga...
not to mention the production...
shit.. my nigga ILL TRAK aka LATTer Born-- from the west covina also... represent.. produced "The Rest is History"
Spok Beatz-- anotha nigga i shoulda worked wit sommore.. he made the beat for "X-Qizit" one of my favorite trax..
and of course my nigga Funk Logic-- produced "Catch me in Tha Cov'"
.. and aaaaaalll ma niggaz in tha cov', yall kno who u are i love yall and thankz for tha support!!