The Way It Was Blue Vinyl Edition
LP | 2016 | US | Original (Redefinition)
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Release:2016 / US – Original
When you’ve been in an industry for over 20 years, adaptation andevolution are key functions in any field. If you’re Kevin Hansfordaka K-Def, you’ve seen good, you’ve seen bad, you’ve seen changeand on occasion, you’ve seen history repeat itself. For some artists,staying true and being innovative can be a fine line and a struggle.On one hand, a reputation is built from birth creating a connectionthat should always be maintained. On the other hand, growth orlack of growth will occur whether change is embraced. A producerlike K-Def would not still exist today in 2016 without being aware ofthose survival tactics. In a society dictated by technology, it’s hardto imagine the world as we know it without the devices and digitalplatforms we entertain unconsciously.As he continues to push himself, more recently K was inspired totrack down all of his original 90’s gear and works dating prior to hissoftware transition after a recent resurgence of old machines fromthe younger generation. That meant pulling out 2 full trash bags offloppy disks, revitalizing his old MPC 3000 to new condition, dustingoff rack sampler modules and hunting down his MPC 60ii whichwas the first machine he used debuting in 1993 under Marley Marl.Going through that process brings us K-def’s new album, The WayIt Was. The title sums it up. Instead talking about dues he paid andthe roots of his skill set, The Way it Was is a living demonstration foryounger listeners who grew up after the 90’s and his core fans whoremember the days of his Lords of the Underground, Real Live, MicGeronimo and World Renown productions like yesterday. Thoughmostly instrumental, frequent collaborator Blu appears on 3 tracks.Blu was inspired to record the socially aware, “The Boys” and thelively “Strawberry Lemonade” (featuring Damu the Fudgemunk andnewcomer Kunal) after hearing K-Def’s original demo cassettes. At11 tracks, “The Way It Was” is a must have for 90’s fans. It IS exactly“what it was”.