MUSIC: HeavyLight Experience – Ocean’s Eleven
by Reginald Duvivier
The HeavyLight Experience is a new musical group making what they call “a hip-hop/soul project made for grown-ups without being stodgy”. I think it sells them short, the music is universal and firmly within what’s happening now in the music space. Its half of two projects formed by Dasan Ahanu (Zulu Nation MC, 9th Wonder Affiliate, Verses & Flow, Slam Champ, Professor at St. Augustine) and Tai Allen (Indie soul artist, music curator [BAM, Apollo Theater], published poet, creative director at Vibe Vixen, Uptown and YRB) and rounded out collaborators Mic El, producer, MC/Poet (Colette, Eric Roberson, Jarrard Anthony), and CEO: DJ/MC, (Fuse TV’s United States of Hip-Hop, Brooklyn Beer + Wine Festival).
The other, The Originals, has played BAM Cafe and has plans on hitting the college tour circuit (you can listen to their Gil Scott Heron cover at Bam here)
Check out the collection of tracks below: