Producer Spot Light: Chicago’s own Rashid Hadee
After years of producing the best of the best in Chicago’s underground Hip Hop scene, Rashid Hadee has established himself as Chicago’s go to producer for that undeniable head nod Hip Hop that has worked its way back into the hearts of millions of Rap music fans worldwide. The sound and quality of his production has become internationally recognized, thus garnering him respect as one of the best producer/emcees of the new Chicago Hip Hop movement. The beauty of a Rashid Hadee track is it encompasses the fearless and futuristic sensibilities of J Dilla, the unabashed boom bap of early 9th Wonder and the soulful groove of the legendary Pete Rock, to create a hybrid of sound that is becoming more and more known as simply a Hadee beat.
In the very early part of 2011, the only complaint amongst various blogs was the quantity of Rashid Hadee’s releases didn’t balance out with the quality. Simply put, the people wanted to see his work at a more consistent pace. Rashid Hadee obviously took heed to what the bloggers had to say because we saw completely different results a few months into 2011. I don’t know if it was the words spewed by the writers of various music sites and blogs that caused Rashid Hadee to completely transform himself into a workaholic in 2011, or if it was the relentless online grind of Honest Management that fueled the 360 degree turn by an individual who deserves every bit of spotlight his work has earned him this past year. Either way, the outcome was a much more consistent and recognizable Rashid Hadee.
By mid-2011, the producer (who is also the emcee) dropped a video for a buzz record called The Dreamer and announced the title of his upcoming album; Aural Sex: The Search for Pinky Tuscadero. The video received rave reviews on hundreds of blogs, which created an appetite for more. This effort was followed by a 5 song release called Leakage the PrEp that included The Dreamer. Promoted as a project to tide his supporters over until the album dropped, Rashid Hadee introduced the world to his web series The 2nd Life. After premiering a few episodes of his web series, the Hip Hop Jekyll and Hyde went on a production onslaught creating tracks for a variety of artists in and out of the United States. His latest offering is a music video for the second single taken from Leakage the PrEp called Night Train featuring The Primeridian.
Honest Management informed us that we will see a lot of Rashid Hadee in 2012 which will include a mixtape that will showcase several of the tracks he produced in 2011. Also, the long awaited release of Aural Sex: The Search for Pinky Tuscadero as well as several more episodes of The 2nd Life. If that’s not enough we will also see Vol.2 of Hadee’s Chopped Not Screwed Mixtape series and a music video campaign that will surely cement Rashid Hadee’s place as one of the top producer/emcees in the game. In the meantime, you can stay abreast of everything Rashid Hadee via his Bandcamp page, tumblr and various social sites. We’re also told there may be one more video from Leakage the PrEp.
Rashid Hadee online connects:
2011 Featured and Produced singles:
In The Mood – The Primeridian
Chi-Town’s Finest – The Primeridian feat. Slot A x Neak & Rashid Hadee
Be Ever Wonderful – The Primeridian feat. Decay
Everything I Am – Neak
Means The World – F.A.B.L.E x Rashid Hadee x Slot A x Sincerely Yours x Mike Schpitz & NidaNasheeda
You Already Know – Sincerely Yours feat. Neak & Rashid Hadee
Land of Opportunity feat. Rashid Hadee, D.I Verse & K. Sparks (prod. Roads-Art)
Hey Yall – Pugz Atoms feat. The Primeridian & Rashid Hadee (prod. Mulatto Patriot)
Life of a don – Sincerely Yours
Don’t sleep – AprilOctober
Gorgeous – Project Mayhem
Watch Me Now – Neak (prod. Slot A & Rashid Hadee)
The Meeting place – Neak
Got Em Goin – The Primeridian feat. Rashid Hadee
The Small Things – Neak feat. Rashid Hadee & Sincerely Yours
HBRS – The Primeridian feat. Buff-1
Everywhere We Go – Neak feat. Rashid Hadee, Sincerely Yours & Slot A (prod. Trumaine)
Past Produced Projects:
Pugz Atoms – Stormy Mixtape
Thaione Davis – Still Hear
Hadiesel: The Fuel Up
Chopped Not Screwed Vol.1: 808’s & Hadee