He goes by Damu The Fudgemunk–and that’s cool enough to get my approval. The hip hop producer is a beat master, cutting jazz samples over loose kicks, like really smooth New York productionists. I first got into Damu when I saw his live performances in Washington Square Park. The clip is ill, as Damu works the MPC pad like it’s a style of improvised jazz. Then I listened to Overtime EP which is filled with east coast sampling. On one track from Overtime EP he flips a James Brown sample and it’s just crazy. Crazy.
In 2008, Damu with MC Insight formed Y Society, which in my opinion was one of the better debut hip hop albums of ’08. Insight is a creative lyricist who doesn’t take himself gangsta serious.
Below is a taste of all the music I referenced, as well as a link to a free download of Damu’s Overtime EP
Damu The Fudgemunk in Washington Square Park
From Overtime EP “Soul Brother Number 3”
Y Society – (Live) “Same Beat”
Download HERE : Damu The Fudgemunk “Overtime” EP