Tuesday, July 10, 2012
A Day In The Life: Karriem Riggins - "Moogy Foog It" (Alone Together, Beat CD-R)
Having laid down drumwork for everyone from Paul McCartney to Madlib, Karriem Riggins is finally ready to unleash his proper solo debut full-length. Alone Together is being pressed up through Stones Throw and is slated for an October 23rd release date; While members of their "Digital Subscription Club" will supposedly get an early pre-release sometime this Summer in 2 separate parts - Alone/Together. Even though it's still nearly 3-4 months away, Peanut Butter Wolf decided to premier the first taste of Riggins' Hip-Hop Beat CD a couple days ago, "Moogy Foog It."
Fresh off the heels of "The Brick," Alone Together plays out like a Hip-Hip Beat CD-R ... Karriem Riggins himself labeling it as the "right intersection of Hip-Hop and Jazz." In addition, Stones Throw also labels it as a "34-track instrumental odyssey" that's ultimately influenced by nearly every aspect of Riggins' musical career thus far. Self-produced and recorded by Karriem Riggins in-between Los Angeles and hometown Detroit, the album is likely influenced by J Dilla, Erykah Badu, Paul McCartney, The Roots, Hank Jones, and Donald Byrd. Alone Together will be out on October 23rd, but where's that [damn] long-rumored "Supreme Team" album with Madlib!?