LA Emcee Joins Bay Area DJs For Vol. 1’s Third Video
Drums & Ammo are back with another hard-hitting track, this time teaming up once more with Los Angeles emcee Bambu for “U Funnystyle.” The song, produced by 6Fingers, is the third single off the group’s debut instrumental album, Vol. 1, and was created to sound like “the music you would hear in a old cartoon, with the shadow of a big ass dude lurking around looking to stomp on suckas,” says 6Fingers. “I had no idea what Bam was going to come with because the beat is a little out-there, but as usual he ripped it.” Drums & Ammo’s REL directed the video, a psychedelic, fish-eyed visual that captures 6Fingers beat-making in the studio and Bambu rhyming around the Bay.
At the end of the month, Drums & Ammo will be dropping an EP that will serve as a supplement to Vol. 1 and will include the songs that have been featured as a part of the instrumental album’s music video series. In addition to “U Funnystyle,” songs on the EP will include “Blame Game” featuring DaVinci and produced by Al Jieh, “We Mobb In That…” featuring Bambu and produced by REL, “Speak Up” featuring and produced by Ammbush, and more.
Fans can continue to look forward to additional videos to be released from Drums & Ammo, each showing off the diverse stylings of the California collective.
Drums & Ammo is a four-man production team featuring Ammbush, 6Fingers, REL & Al Jieh. Collectively, they have worked with the likes of Raphael Saadiq, Messy Marv, Bambu, DaVinci, Keak Da Sneak, Mistah FAB, The Jacka, Del the Funky Homosapien, Exile, and many more. Their diversity in experience and range in sound – from spacey to soulful psychedelic – allow their music to be so much more than just hip-hop. Drums & Ammo’s debut album of their instrumental work, Vol. 1, is available now via SWTBRDS at swtbrds.com/drumsnammo.
SWTBRDS (pronounced Sweetbreads) is a Bay Area-based record label that exemplifies the raw, rare and boutique qualities of its namesake. Founded in 2009, it houses rapper, DaVinci, renaissance DJ, Prince Aries, DJ + rapper duo StreetMedia, as well as the dynamic production team, Drums & Ammo, featuring the collective musical work of producers Ammbush, REL, Al Jieh and 6Fingers. Their first release was the self-titled StreetMedia LP, followed by Adrian Champion Presents: Stars & Stripes – The White Stripes Reimagined in Winter & Spring of 2009. Their most recent release was The Day The Turf Stood Still by DaVinci, his debut album, which received critical acclaim from publications such as Pitchfork.com, Wax Poetics, SF Weekly, XLR8R, Ozone Magazine, URB.com, and more. With a diverse release schedule on the horizon, SWTBRDS kicks 2011 off with Prince Aries’ Clean Ass Whip mixtape, an ode to West Coast Hip-Hop’s cruising aesthetic, dropping in May 2011. Soon to follow are DaVinci’s Feast or Famine EP and The MOEna Lisa LP, Drums & Ammo, Vol. 1, the self-titled first installment of a new instrumental series, REL’s sophomore solo instrumental album, The Orchestration 2, Ammbush’s solo artist EP, and StreetMedia’s sophomore album.