Brooklyn-bred emcee Yah Supreme made a splash in the indie hip-hop scene with producer Cave Precise. Their first 12\", \"Old & Wise\" was widely received and paved the way for them to release subsequent singles and a compilation on their self-owned label, Son Doo Recordings. With the backing of Fat Beats--the premier international independent distribution company specializing in vinyl-- Yah\'s material quickly circulated worldwide and received favorable reviews in such magazines as Vibe, Urb and HITS! The demand for Yah Supreme led to performances around the U.S. and overseas.
In addition to releasing material through Parisian production company Underground Academy, Yah is performing regularly in New York City with his live band Brohemian. Buttressed by drums, percussion, bass, vintage keys and multi-part female harmonies the \"Yah Supreme sound\" has greater depth and finesse. This stage of his musical progression was enhanced by the production of Italian composer and drummer Tommaso Cappellato. Best described as \"atmospheric hip-hop,\" these classic-soul inflected arrangements coalesce with plaintive anecdotes and earnest introspection.
In performance, Yah makes his college theatre training apparent, infusing each show with improv, stand-up and audience participation. Guest musicians and vocalists frequent Brohemian concerts, and jam sessions vary from funk to blues, disco to samba. The band has promoted their recent debut album \"Post Modern Garden\" in Williamsburg (Brooklyn) at Zebulon, Galapagos, Rose Live Music, Rain Lounge, Red & Black, B.P.M., Brooklyn Sole and at a weekly residency at Black Betty. Brohemian has also played dates at the Stephen Talkhouse, Sullivan Room, Ace of Clubs and the Delancey Lounge. Yah\'s history of appearances in New York includes S.O.B.s, CB\'s Gallery, Nuyorican Poets\' Cafe, and a guest vocalist and emcee role at NuBlu\'s monthly Meltin\' Pot.
released January 15, 2006
Lyrics by Yah Supreme
Music by Tommaso Cappellato except "Postal", "Things She Wants To Do To Me" and "Winter in Brooklyn" by William Berlind and Tommaso Cappellato
Yah Supreme: MC, vocals
Tommaso Cappellato: drums, bass, keyboards, vocals
Chauncey Yearwood: percussion, vocals
Lincoln Turner: bass (tracks: 3, 4, 9, 8, 10, 12, 13)
Michele Manzo: guitar (tracks: 3, 5, 11)
Todd Neufeld: guitar (tracks: 4)
Nico Georis: keyboards (tracks: 4, 9, 13)
Will Berlind: keyboards (tracks: 8, 10, 12)
Troy Simms: saxophone (tracks: 3, 10)
Alessya Piermarini: vocals (tracks: 2, 7) ,
Chiara Civello: vocals (tracks: 6)
Nerida Lawton: vocals (tracks: 1)
Simone Forbes: vocals (tracks: 8, 10, 11, 12)
Zena Kitt: vocals (tracks: 8, 10, 11, 12, 13)
Produced By Tommaso Cappellato in 2005
Mixed By Giorgio Poli
Mastered By John Davis
Photography by Sean Aiken & Nastassia Weitt