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LIKE – Emeralds [Beat Tape] [2016]

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LIKE – Emeralds [Beat Tape]
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01. Emeralds
02. Anamoly
03. Gutterball
04. Mendes
05. Qd3
06. Jazz Cats
07. Ok, This Is Why I Came to Brazil
08. Even More Than More
09. Qd4
10. Strange Love
11. Somba
12. Yes McCann
13. Inspire
14. Yola Yola

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LIKE – Emeralds

From their youthful mixtapes Sealed For Freshness, Church League Champions to their breakout mixtape Mania! and two studio albums The Div and G.M.B., the trend-setting California trio Pac Div (brothers LIKE & Mibbs and BeYoung) have always been a little ahead of the curve.

Since the group has been on a hiatus, they have released a few loosies here and there, but have been more focused on their respective musical directions as solo artists. Over the past few years, LIKE’s sonic evolution has come full-circle, as he has officially stepped to the forefront and has been quickly establishing himself as a multi-faceted renaissance man; solo-artist, producer and DJ.

LIKE secretly honed his skills behind the boards for years before making his presence as a producer known to the world; and that presence has definitely been felt. From Kendrick Lamar’s “Sing About Me, Dying Of Thirst” from Kendrick’s breakout Good Kid, m.A.A.d City, album (which earned LIKE a Grammy nomination) to Ab-Soul’s “Just Have Fun” which continued to build on his synergy with the TDE camp, Curren$y’s “Cruizin,” Med Blu/Madlib’s “Finer Things” f/ Phonte (with LIKE dropping a verse as well) to Anderson. Paak’s “Room In Here” f/ The Game & Sonya Elise from Paak’s runaway smash album Malibu have catapulted LIKE and his eclectic sound to new heights.

Never one to be relegated to just one creative medium, LIKE’s new instrumental album, Emeralds, is inspired by his travels abroad to Africa and Brazil and artists such as J Dilla, DJ Premier, Madlib, Blu and Radiohead.