Just stumbled upon this post, reminding me that LES PRINCES DE LA VILLE by 113 was officially released about 10 years ago.
Man, 10 years, really?
For those who have no clue what I’m talking about, 113 used to be, along with IDEAL J, the hip-hop band I spent my night and days with, beat-making, producing songs and albums, and touring non-stop – from 1992 to 2002 approximately.
This one album, LES PRINCES DE LA VILLE, went on to be the most successful record I’ve ever produced, and still one of my all time favourites. I don’t even feel like going into the numbers and the awards and stuff, but the memories of recording the damn thing is just pure joy and happiness. Incidentally, it’s also the moment the not-yet-so-busy Pedro and I started to work together so that’s another decade of fun to celebrate right here.
Rappers Rim-K, A.P, and Mokobe remain my good accolytes today, as well as my then co-producer Manu Key, my brother Kery James and cousins Rohff, Karlito and OGB, to name just a few. Lucky you are if you’re familiar with their work and songs, and lucky as well if you don’t know them YET because you’re in it for a real treat, trust me—