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DOWNLOAD: Deep Rooted – “From the Heart” (feat. Blu)
San Diego based hip-hop group Deep Rooted returns with the track “From the Heart” off their recent, self-titled release. The group of producer Mr. Brady, rapper Johaz, vocalist Just Brea, and DJ Artistic blend a nu-soul feel with hip-hop production to forge a unique sound. In “From the Heart” the beat is straight-ahead, but synth riffs make the time go by in the most soulful way. Meanwhile, singer Just Brea helps create an old school hook that is too in the pocket to not bop your head to. Guest artist, and rising hip-hop star Blu comes in for a verse and his flow mixes right into the Deep Rooted recipe. Look for the self-titled D.E.E.P. R.O.O.T.E.D. out online and in stores everywhere via Clear Label Records (run by Tajai of Souls of Mischief & Hieroglyphics fame).
In 2004 former Battle-Axe recording artist Mr. Brady and one of San Diego’s most seasoned rap artists Johaz came together to form the group Deep Rooted. Under their indie label Openmyndz Entertainment, Deep Rooted began to blend their favorite hip-hop with a new style of “feel good music”. Shortly thereafter, the group added soulful singer Just Brea, whose vocals brought the group to a whole new level. The group expanded again when DJ Artistic and Urban Dynamics dancers CeSee and Boosblak were welcomed aboard. By this time, Deep Rooted was beginning to find their sound and make their mark. Along with performing at the Vans Warped Tour and Urban Network conference, Deep Rooted has been on stage to open for some of the best acts in hip-hop, including Public Enemy, The Roots, Common, KRS- ONE, Lupe Fiasco, X Clan, Wu Tang Clan, Kurtis Blow, and The Boot Camp Click. The group’s music is also featured on the X Box and Play Station video games NBA 2K6 and NBA 2K7, as well as the commercials for the game. After independently releasing their first two albums, A New Beginning and A Second Coming, Deep Rooted has moved to Hieroglyphics/Souls of Mischief member Tajai’s Clear Label Records. Their first release on Clear Label Records, the self-titled Deep Rooted is available now everywhere.