#SOTD | Chin Injeti – Peoples 1 ft. Bishop Lamont, Shad & Skratch Bastid [MP3]
Vancouver, BC – The always innovative Chin Injeti is at it again, and we have a sneak peak at his upcoming Peoples Mixtape, set for release on Tuesday, July 17th. The project features David Banner, Talib Kweli, Jay Electronica, Shad K, Bishop Lamont and many others. It will be a free download available through Wandering Worx Music and is point proof that big things are happening in the West.
Click the jump to check out the first single, “Peoples 1,” which features Bishop Lamont, Shad and Scratch Bastid on one of Chin’s legendary beats. “Peoples 1” is HipHopCanada’s Song of the Day.
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About Chin Injeti
Early in his career, Chin Injeti was a founding member of the ground-breaking Toronto group Bass is Base. Because of their success, the Juno award-winning band paved the way for many Canadian urban artists of their time. During their incredible success the young trio toured with the likes of James Brown, the Fugees, The Roots, A Tribe Called Quest, Nelly Furtado and the Marley Family. They went on to receive rave reviews and swept both the radio and club charts in both Canada and the United States. Awards followed from the likes of Much Music, SOCAN and the Junos. Since Bass is Base disbanded, Chin would relocate to Vancouver and continue to exercise his artistic talents with eclectic solo projects such as Daydreaming, D’tach and Re’tach.
In recent years as a production partner with fellow west coaster and L.A. based producer DJ Khalil (Aftermath Productions), Chin has been producing and working with everyone from Dr. Dre, Talib Kweli, Organized Noise (TLC, Outkast), Busta Rhymes to Nas. Through that partnership also comes Chin’s biggest accomplishment to date; a Grammy Award win for Eminem’s album Recovery (Best Rap Album) where Chin wrote and performed on “Almost Famous” and “Talkin’ 2 Myself”. Other notable production credits include “Fear” by Drake, the Clipse’ single “Kinda Like a Big Deal” featuring Kanye West, “Could’ve Been You” by 50 Cent featuring R Kelly, and “Ansomnia” by Zaki Ibrahim which appeared on the major motion picture soundtrack for Tyler Perry’s For Colored Girls, starring Janet Jackson.
Chin has not only created outstanding music but has also given back through his charitable work. During the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics Chin participated in the Young Artists for Haiti project that saw many of Canada’s most talented stars get together to record “Wavin’ Flag” by K’naan. The remake of the song was produced by legendary producers Bob Ezrin and Garth Richardson and it would go on to win a Juno award for ‘Single of the Year’, but more importantly it raised significant funds towards helping those affected by the devastating earthquakes that hit Haiti. The Canadian Music Therapy Trust Fund is another charitable initiative Chin is involved with and passionate about having been a beneficiary of it as a child.
Today, in 2012, Chin continues stronger then ever and shows no signs of slowing down. The work and projects are never ending: countless studio sessions, working on his new solo record, the release of his Peoples Mixtape, down to discovering and developing new talent (Sophia Danai and Omar Khan). Being one of Canada’s most talented and diverse artists, writer and producer, the world is sure to hear a lot more from Chin Injeti in years to come.