Death of a Beatmaker EP

by Klassik

  • “Death Of A Beatmaker”, the debut EP from Milwaukee’s own Klassik, is a five-track opus of sonically complex and original production coupled with clever, creative, and inspirational lyricism that is as intriguing as it is personal. Touching on everyday subjects in innovative, genre-bending formats, Klassik provides his own unique take on what it feels like to really pursue a dream. Detailing that very pursuit with fellow InkRed artist OYE on “ChasingTheFame”, the duo’s introspective offerings on how to conquer the ups-and-downs of dream chasing combine effortlessly with Klassik’s smooth, soulful melodies on the chorus, lending itself heavily to 90s era R&B/Hip-Hop. Keeping with the theme of pursuit, Klassik and the only other feature on the project (Milwaukee artist Blizz McFly), triumphantly declare that they are a force to be reckoned with on “WeUp/EverybodyDown”, surpassing many of their peers with exceptional lyricism, and a densely layered and symphonic production style not seen in a Hip-Hop setting since “Late Registration”. From start to finish, “Death Of A Beatmaker” is a masterfully arranged and thought-provoking work that is a melting-pot of genres, combined to evolve Klassik’s fearless originality into a new standard of musicality, and lay to rest all else that is not that.

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released 17 August 2010

Written, Produced and arranged by Kellen "Klassik" Abston

Executive Produced by Karl ¡OYE! Iglesias for InkRed University

Special Thanks: To InkRed University "Fuck yellow lights..."

Dedicated to the memory of Robin Abston



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Klassik Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Klassik is an independent hip hop/jazz artist out of Milwaukee, WI. Named "Artist of the Year" by 88.9 Radio Milwaukee, "Hip Hop Artist of the Year" by Wisconsin Area Music Industry as well as his single "Anything" was voted "Catchiest song of the year" by Milwaukee magazine. His first full length album #InTheMaking was released in 2012 to great critical acclaim. Follow on twitter @iamklassik ... more

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