Bang on the Table Productions hip-hop recording producer Alpha-bet has unveiled details of his production work on the sophomore album from Bizarre of D-12, “BLUE CHEESE & CONEY ISLAND.” The full length LP includes the Alpha-bet produced breakthrough street buzz single, “ANIMAL” â€“ which was released Tuesday, October 23rd on Koch Records.
The track “ANIMAL” has a sound bed of haunting violins, echoing flutes and earth shattering drums all composed by Alpha-bet as the backdrop for Bizarre to verbally express his drive into the ‘rumble in the jungle’, with Detroit hip-hop veteran King Gordy and Raazaq riding shotgun. When asked about the up and coming Detroit producer Alpha-bet, Bizarre stated, “The beat for ANIMAL was the very first beat that I heard from Alpha-bet, and that was the one, I didn’t need to hear anything else!” The album marks the second release for Bizarre, a member of the group D12, who was brought to the world by multi-platinum Grammy winning hip-hop artist Eminem.
Along with the aforementioned track, Alpha-bet ‘s production work in the local Detroit hip-hop scene as been so potent that he has been nominated Detroit producer of the year by detroithiphop.com 2 years in a row. The producer has been mentioned in such press as XXL (Nov 2007 issue), The Source (Dec. 2007 issue), Allhiphop.com, Sohh.com, Detroit Free Press, and Real Detroit Weekly (click and scroll down to “The Zone” article). Alpha-bet has placed scoring duties for MTV, custom ringtones for Cingular/AT&T, the Discovery Channel documentary “The Real 8 Mile” by Pulitzer prize winner Charlie McDuff, music production on a video directed by Anthony Garth (Jim Jones, Eminem, 3-6 Mafia, Slum Village, Obie Trice) and Speed Channel’s “Unique Whips” custom car show, scoring the 3rd season debut featuring 50 Cent & LeBron James. “I represent 40 to 50 freelance producers at my music licensing company, and I’d defiantly put Alpha-bet at the top of the list. He’s very talented as a producer”, says New York based Indigi Music Publisher Nicole Sanzio.
Currently Alpha-bet is in the studio working with S.L. Jones from Killer Mike’s Grind Time Label, Young Jeezy’s USDA label, and several up coming projects for Def Jam & Koch Records. Alpha-bet inquiries can be sent to his myspace and website.
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