Animals Have Feelings
LP | 2016 | US | Original (Stones Throw)
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Release:2016 / US – Original
It all started at a Detroit strip club, with a platter of deep-fried beeftaquitos and a dancer whose face looked a bit like Burt Reynolds. Itwas here that Sam Baker first met a self-described fan of his, who toldhim to take his music work more seriously.Sam had long since graduated from tapping on piano to working onthe MPC and 404 under the name Samiyam, circulating beat tapesamong local crew in Michigan. He was among a network of post-Donuts hip-hop producers focusing on instrumentals as the work.Flying Lotus met Sam and picked him for the debut release on hisBrainfeeder label, 2008’s Rap Beats Vol. 1. Sam Baker’s Albumfollowed in 2011. His Wish You Were Here showed up on LeavingRecords in 2013, along with production work for Earl Sweatshirt,Captain Murphy and Pharoahe Monch along the way.Samiyam, extended Stones Throw family for a while now, debuts withAnimals Have Feelings, an album which he considers the creativesequel to Rap Beats Vol. 1. “Animals has roots in beats made aroundthe time of Vol. 1, and the new stuff on the record has some of thesame sound.”The record is classic instrumental hip-hop, mixed with a handful of raptracks he did with the few MC collaborators he chooses to work with:Earl (Mirror), Action Bronson (Mr.Wonderful), Jeremiah Jae and Oliverthe 2nd (Lord of the Rings).