Deep Rooted Takes It To The Next Level With Killah Priest, Sha Dula
DOWNLOAD: Deep Rooted – “XL” (feat. Killah Priest & Sha Dula)
In order to up the ante for their latest track, “XL,” San Diego-based hip-hop sextet Deep Rooted recruited emcees Killah Priest and Sha Dula. More production from Mr. Brady, who did a handful of tracks on the new album, gives the track that in-the-pocket groove, highlighted by a laid back bass line and dark, sinuous string sections. Singer Just Brea provides another soulful hook, which contrasts well with the harsh, aggressive verses of Killah Priest, Sha Dula, and Johaz. The song addresses themes of ancient civilization, power, and leaders, which Deep Rooted metaphorically uses to rhyme about their rise as a group. Check out the latest release, the self-titled D.E.E.P. R.O.O.T.E.D. out now on 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.