“Doomsday economy, launching my bid properly. Life marketing, multimedia artists for the new audience, don’t even like rap, enjoying this.” – Coldshowda
For “Unseen Supreme” Coldshowda (of Chosen Few), a veteran MC from Ohio came together with Bay Area native DJ BASTA, to craft a project that mixed raw elements of funk, jazz, electronic and hip hop with polished lyrics. What started with sharing beats (from producers like Unjust, Ken Chronicles, 14KT, Dibiase, Onra, J Dilla and more) to find musical common ground turned into an initial series of bedroom recording sessions. After a couple of months of weekly recording, the two started a monthly event at a local San Francisco club, as a launch pad for new music coming out of their community and from likeminded artists. “Unseen Supreme” is a metaphor for inspiration or creative force, being found in the most unlikely places.
released August 2, 2011
All lyrics & vocals by Coldshowda
All songs recorded & mixed by DJ BASTA
Graphics by Keith Magruder