AJB wanted to feature this very dope emcee from Cleveland named Replife, been into this cat music for awhile now and the music he creates is quite impressive, with various flows he makes beautiful music such in tone of soulful/nu-jazzy/broken beats well he kinda does it all and yeah he also sings! This gifted cat is not to be slept on so get into it dear Apple Juice Break lovers of good music! Featured below is the song, "Put It Down".
Based in Cleveland, he began rhyming at the age of 12 and enjoyed early success gaining national recognition both as a poet and rapper. However, in 2001 he decided to hang up his microphone believing that his days as a performance artist had passed him by and settled into another successful career as an award-winning journalist, columnist, editor and educator. Luckily in 2004 he was finally persuaded by the young producer aLIVE (of the Cleveland-based Muamin Collective) to drop by the studio and pick up the mic again. This prolific collaboration helped to define a new Cleveland sound that fuses musical genres and yet manages to remain rooted to the essence of their home city--the realities of living in which have become the source of inspiration for Rep's solo offering The Unclosed Mind.
Much more than "just another hip-hop album", the Replife sound is often described as a fusion of hip-hop, nu-jazz, future soul and broken beat, although even this description fails to capture the freshness and innovation behind the music and artist! And with this album Replife shows himself not only as a gifted rapper, poet, singer and writer, but as a master of ceremonies, pulling together talent from across the globe to complete one sonorous musical thought.
Replife - Put It Down