Big up yo’self to Morgan and Smart Shanghai for running this article yesterday.
As promised, I’ve got #2 in the mixtape series for the Love Bang one year anniversary party. This one comes from 22 year-old Shanghainese hip hop producer Ceezy.
Young boi first got into hip hop when his dad bought him some Rappin’ 4-Tay and Da Lynch Mob CDs but “[his dad] didn’t know what that was.” He’s now been producing his own tracks for about three years, using Fruity Loops and a desktop PC.
A lot of his music sounds like if all the characters in Mario Kart were jazz musicians from years past, who only race on sunny outdoor levels. If you like Nujabes, Samurai Champloo, or anything similar, you’ll dig this.
Ceezy describes his songs as “they sound like they’re made in bedroom and yes they are.”
I’ve been bumping this mix constantly since yesterday. Perfect for mornings, rainy days, or really whenever. Starts off with some of Ceezy’s own dreamy jazz hip-hop productions then gets into some of his influences. Really happy to host this one.
1 Unclaimed City – Ceezy
2 Welcome to summer night – Ceezy
3 Cee da future – Ceezy feat ZhongChi
4 Fever of fallin – Ceezy
5 Since Our Last Goodbye – Charles Bradley
6 Einstein’s Brasilian Travelogue + Rio De Janeiro Inst -DJ Einstein
7 Booker’s Bossa – Donald Byrd
8 Blue Dreamin – K Sparks
9 You got to be a man – Helen Smith
10 K-Jee – MFSB
11 Sexomania – Perez Prado
12 Getting uptown (To get down ) – United 8
13 Gimme Little Sign – Brenton Wood
* My site can’t display Chinese characters…so the track “Unclaimed City” is my translation of the original Chinese. Also the name ZhongChi on track three. For proper Chinese track titles check out Ceezy’s Douban page.