MUSIC: ClassicBeatz – Rumors and Royalty
by Reginald Duvivier
Producer/multi-instrumentalist Jason Minnis, aka ClassicBeatz, just dropped his new album Rumors and Royalty. Featuring smooth vocalists like Siara Shawn and men who rhyme in a syncopated style in a rhythm (aka rappers) like Black Spade, it bounces across different genres but still has an unerring focus. Here the man tell it:
“Rumors of Royalty is an album that links my American roots to the African diaspora. Soul, Funk, Gospel, Miami bass, Hip Hop and R&B have had a major impact on my life. As a native of St. Petersburg, Florida and a long time resident of Brooklyn, NY, I wanted this album to reflect these various influences. The Boom Bap is a perfect reflection of the melting pot of styles”
Listen to the first single, “Boom Bap” below and pick up his album (including a limited edition CD version) at his bandcamp here.