With the expanded re-release of his Cuba After Market project on the horizon, Low Budget producer, RODDYROD, has blessed us with 4 new tracks as a sneak preview. The original album was Rod’s audio tour guide to/history lesson of Cuba made from chopping, stretching & twisting Havana-inspired sounds to form his own brand of latin-infused broken beat. The journey was mostly an instrumental one, but also featured cameos from some of the DMV area’s brightest soul stars – Muhsinah, Bilal Salaam and Wayna. And Cuba After Market 1.5 carries on that tradition by adding additional instrumentals and also expanding the guest list to include North Carolina’s Phonte & Carlitta Durand (on “This Time Around”) and current Brooklyn resident Nicholas Ryan Gant (on “Let The Rain Fall”). By the way, if you’re not already up on Nicholas, be sure to check out MOOVMNT‘s great post on him last week.
As for RODDYROD, you can expect to see a lot more from him in the coming weeks – as he’ll releasing the video for “This Time Around” with Phonte & Carlitta in late April/early May before dropping the full Cuba After Market 1.5 on May 26th, as well as the second version of his Rawkus 50 album, Blunt Park Sessions (which was highly slept on, in my opinion) soon after that. He’s also been making some major moves with his graphic design & filmmaking venture, Humble Monarch, as well.
You can stream the two vocals tracks from the sampler before getting the full 4-track download (with both tracks & two more instrumentals) below. Also, be sure to check out the Videos section to see some of the music video work Rod has done for the likes of Muhsinah, Kev Brown, Green Tea, Kaimbr, Cy Young, JLaine and himself.
RODDYROD “This Time Around” (snippet)
(feat. Phonte & Carlitta Durand)
RODDYROD “Let The Rain Fall”
(feat. Nicholas Ryan Gant)
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