Let the Record Show – the crate-dug interview series in which artists discuss their favorite songs of all time as the tracks spin on vinyl – continues its fourth season today with Grammy award-winning producer Cam O’bi. A Las Vegas hometown hero, the rising producer recently won a Grammy for his work on Chance the Rapper’s "Coloring Book" LP, which was awarded Best Rap Album in 2017. O’bi’s discography includes an extensive playlist of tracks from hip-hop’s new generation, working with some of the most celebrated artists in the genre, including Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, Anderson .Paak, Vic Mensa, Big Sean, SZA, Noname, Mick Jenkins, and Isiah Rashad, among others. Cam’s song selections on Let the Record Show show intricate knowledge and a multi-genre obsession with music, with a crate of tracks that include Michael Jackson classics, J. Dilla bangers, shoegaze rock sleeper hits, and some incredibly unexpected showtunes. O’bi breaks down each song with a cerebral approach, showing a deep understanding of musicality and brilliance behind the boards. Towards the end of the show, O’bi also spills details on his forthcoming album Grown Ass Kid and what to expect from the project. Originally released March 2020
This 10,000 hour journey has to rank as one of my favorites. This week, Cam O'bi swings by the podcast to tell the tale on how he quit his boring job to pursue music full time while only knowing one person who owned a studio. He took the leap and his resume is insane with placements on Acid Rap with Chance, Vic Mensa, Kendrick, J. Cole and more. We chat about his childhood, his long awaited album 'Grown Ass Kid', this GRAMMY-winning producer and rapper looks to the future and delves completely into his craft, setting himself up for a huge year and an even bigger debut after a fruitful career behind-the-scenes. Visit the website: https://www.bedroombeethovens.com/ Support the show on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/bedroombeethovens
Cam O'bi on Kanye West's "Late Registration" (2005)
When Kanye West first announced the follow-up to his critically acclaimed debut, The College Dropout, the biggest question on everyone's mind was "can he do it again?" And Kanye proved without a doubt that he can. He enlisted composer/producer Jon Brion to help create a much more lush and dense record. They dug through the crates and flipped some fantastic records and collaborated with some of the biggest artists at the time, like Jay, Nas, Jamie Foxx, even Adam Levine came into the studio for this one.Fellow producer-turned-rapper Cam O'bi sits down with us to discuss Kanye West's sophomore album, Late Registration. We talk about the prolific use of samples on the album, the changing image of Kanye at the time, and the influence it had on Cam's own producing techniques.More on CamCam's single "Tenderheaded" featured on NPRBeat Break: Cam O'bi Shares the Story Behind His 5 Biggest Songs (DJ Booth)Bandcamp | TwitterMore on Late RegistrationEvery sample used on Late Registration (Bandstand)How Kanye West Handed In A Stone-Cold Classic (uDiscoverMusic)Heard 'Em Say animated by Bill PlymptonShow Tracklisting (all songs from Late Registration unless otherwise indicated):Gold Digger (Radio Edit)Cam O'bi: PerfectJay-Z: This Can't Be LifeCelebrationLupe Fiasco: Kick PushDiamonds From Sierra Leone (remix)Skit #1Heard 'Em SayNoname: YesterdayNoname: Shadow ManCinderella (1950): Sing Sweet NightingaleNoname: Diddy BopHeard 'Em SayKanye West: ImpossibleWe MajorOrange Krush: ActionWe MajorAddictionTouch the SkyCurtis Mayfield: Move On UpTouch the SkyDrive SlowCowboy Bebop: Tank!Akifumi Tada: White IceLateSean Rose: TomorrowGold DiggerGoneThe Whatnauts: I'll Erase Away the PainLateThe Kay-Gees: Heavenly DreamCelebrationDiamonds from Sierra Leone (remix)Kanye West: Love LockdownDrive SlowJay-Z: Izzo (H.O.V.A.)Common: ResurrectionPink Floyd: MoneyHere is the Spotify playlist of as many songs as we can find on thereIf you’re not already subscribed to Heat Rocks in Apple Podcasts, do it here!
Cam O'bi On His Creation Process, New Releases, J. Cole, + More | Ambiance Podcast Ep. 26
Over the last five years, Grammy-winning producer Cam O’bi has influenced the direction of Chicago hip-hop more than anyone. The Las Vegas native produced hits from the likes of Chance the Rapper and Vic Mensa (“Cocoa Butter Kisses”) to Saba (“Church/Liquor Store”) and Noname (“Diddy Bop”), R&B (SZA's “Doves in the Wind”), and J Cole (Revenge of The Dreamers 3). Now the Chicago-based producer (relocated to LA) is stepping out from behind the boards with the release of “Perfect” (OUT NOW), from forthcoming debut album, 'Grown Ass Kid' which has features from Chance The Rapper, Smino and other big hip hop/R&B names. Ambiance Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/creative_ambiance/ (@creative_ambiance) Twitter: https://twitter.com/collectiveamb (@collectiveamb) Website: https://www.ambiancepodcast.com/ Cam O'bi Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/camobi/ (@camobi) Twitter: https://twitter.com/camobi (@camobi) Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/4jqFe1fd5uul2XSSxsRvbZ Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/gb/artist/cam-obi/1090158330 Production: Nicholas Saldana Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nicholas.saldana/ (@nicholas.saldana) Website: http://nicksaldana.com/ SUBSCRIBE.
Follow me on social media Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/djenjayparis/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/djenjay Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/djenjay Tracklisting Cam O'bi - TenderHeaded (feat. Smino) Big Sean & Jhene Aiko - Déjà vu Chance The Rapper - Cocoa Butter Kisses (Feat. Vic Mensa & Twista) Cam O'bi - Blue Streak Mick Jenkins - Comfortable (Feat. Noname) Bas - Too High To Riot Rockie Fresh - Kush Do (Remix) (Feat. Wiz Khalifa) Isaiah Rashad - Free Lunch 15 Minutes Cam O'bi - Text Me Your Love Vic Mensa - Hollywood LA (Feat. Lili K) Mick Jenkins - Angles (Feat. Noname & Xavier Omär) Rejjie Snow - The Rain (Feat. Cam O'Bi & Krondon) Verse Simmonds – Concentrate Cam O'bi - Single Girls Feel The Secret Vic Mensa - Suitcase Ft. Chance The Rapper SZA - Doves In The Wind (Feat. Kendrick Lamar) 32 Minutes Moses Sumney – Quarrel Saba - For Y'all (Feat. Eryn Allen Kane and MC Tree) Vic Mensa - Holy Holy (Ft. Ab-Soul & BJ The Chicago Kid) Odd Couple - Danger (Feat. Pell, Alex Wiley, Cam O'Bi & Carter Lang) Cam O'bi - (B)irth Music Cam O'bi – RBG Rejjie Snow - All Around the World 45 Minutes Chance The Rapper - Everything's Good (Good Ass Outro) Noname - Sunny Duet (feat. theMIND) Monte Booker - Alien Blues w/ Cam O'bi Noname - Diddy Bop (Feat. Raury & Cam O'bi) Supa Bwe - Fool Wit It Freestyle (Feat. Chance The Rapper) Chance The Rapper - Israel (Sparring) (Feat. Noname) Chance The Rapper - Living Single (Feat. Big Sean, Jeremih & Smino) 1 Hour Chance The Rapper - Good Ass Intro (Feat. BJ The Chicago Kid, Lili K., Kiara Lanier, Peter Cottontal) Lil Wayne & DJ Drama - You Song (Feat. Chance The Rapper) Telana - Lose My CoolVic Mensa - Orange Soda Domo Genesis - Faded In The Moment (Feat. Cam O'bi) 2Realist - Minority Report (Feat. Cam O'bi) Lute - Premonition (Feat. EARTHGANG & Cam O'bi) 1 Hour 15 Minutes Lute - Ford's Prayer (Feat. Cam O'bi) Rejjie Snow - PURPLE TUESDAY (Feat. Joey Bada$$ & Jesse Boykins III) Noname - Bye Bye Baby Cam O'bi - Loti's Dreamland Saba - Church / Liquor Store (Feat. Noname) Rejjie Snow - Pink Lemonade feat. Cam O'Bi Cam O'bi - Hov Back! J. Cole - High For Hours
February's mix features an interview with hip-hop producer Cam O'Bi (Chance The Rapper, Vic Mensa, SZA), as he gets ready to drop his debut solo album, Grown Ass Kid. Music featured in this episode includes Cam O'Bi's debut single, "Tenderheaded" (feat. Smino), the much-anticipated return of Philadelphia's Hop Along, Solange collaborator Starchild & The New Romantic, the return of Stephen Malkmus, sultry vibes from Dutch/Iranian singer Sevdaliza, the Chicago R&B of the fantastic Ravyn Lenae and our spirit animal, DJ Koze. Playlist: 1. Starchild & The New Romantic - "Language" 2. Hop Along - "How Simple" 3. Ravyn Lenae - "Sticky" 4. Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks - "Middle America" 5. Sevdaliza - "Human" Interview with Cam O'bi 6. Cam O’Bi - "Tenderheaded" (feat. Smino) 7. DJ Koze - "Seeing Aliens"