Suff Daddy is a gentleman who knows about the good life: Jamaican Kush, rare soul records and beautiful women make his day. The Berlin producer spices his drunken neo-boom bap sound with twisted Microkorg licks and sick samples. His all-time favourite rap group are Tha Alkaholiks. And Suff Deezy ain’t no greedy man. On his new record he shares his music with friends like Miles Bonny, Fleur Earth, Mariama, Mar, and Jim Dunloop. We call “The Gin Diaries” a beat novel, consisting of 13 musical short stories. Some have lyrics and some have not, but they are all snaphots of the life of Suff Daddy.
How “The Gin Diaries” came about: Right after the release of “Suff Draft” (Suff’s contribution to the “Hi-Hat Club” series) MPM started to work on a follow-up to “EFIL4FFUS” (his EP with Odissee, Kissey Asplund and Miles Bonny). Suff’s harddrive was already filled up with beats, layouts and songs so we said, who’s gonna rap on it? We made a list of our favourite MCs and counted our money. But then we asked ourselves, who needs another album from a European beatmaker that features the usual indie rappers from the US? Buying 16 bars from MySpace-friends is so 2008 and rarely makes great art. Luckily we are surrounded by many talented singers in the extended MPM fam, so Suff decided to work only with artists with whom he has actually shared a Pilsette and spliff in real life.
An effort that has paid off, if you listen to “The Gin Diaries”. Prost!
Suff Daddy Top 10 April 2010:
01. Danny Brown – Re Up
02. Mr Dibiase – Mario Galaxy
03. Erykah Badu – Fall In Love
04. Georgia Anne Muldrow – Run Away
05. Hubert Daviz – Al Doilea Fragment
06. The Away Team – The Blah Blah
07. Funky Dl – The Record Shop
08. Monopoly – Oilfields
09. DJ Babu – I Dont C U
10. Freddie Joachim – Shoulder Kiss