Saturday, August 6, 2011

Mello Music Group

"Like Lao Tzu in Hiphop Mello Music Group provides music for the soul, from the heart of American culture, opening the realm of the intelligent Hiphop experience through melodic evocations, beats that corroborate the truth, and voices that roar above the rising void and impose order on the terrible & triumphant moments of everyday life. This is the compelling sound of Mello Music Group.

Founded in late 2007 by Michael Tolle, MMG released its first full length album, Oddisee "101", in December of 2008. Since then the label has grown to be home to 20+ musicians. The label won recognition in 2009 after releasing the critically acclaimed Diamond District project "In The Ruff." In January of 2010, The LA Times named MMG one of the 10 reasons to be optimistic about Hiphop in 2010. Then in October of 2010, MMG cemented its place in Hiphop when they released the commercial success "Gas Mask" from the Apollo Brown headed Detroit group The Left. Already being compared with the likes of Stones Throw, RhymeSayers, and DuckDown, MMG chief Mello simply states, "it's an honor to be mentioned amongst those great labels, but we just try and do our thing. Our inspiration comes more from labels like Blue Note."

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