I’ve made a point to ask musicians and DJs from Detroit how their city seems to produce so many exceptionally talented people? Maybe it’s a factor of most major cities. But when you talk about Detroit, the talent is seemingly unstoppable. J Dilla, Eminem, Danny Brown, Elzhi, Black Milk, and many more. It seems like the city produces hard working, competitive talent. But strangely enough the folks are talented humble, and seem to have little in the way of making them act “Hollywood”. It’s been interesting seeing the influx of Detroit folks in Los Angeles too.
In this part I ask Quelle on his insight on what makes Detroit such a center for extreme talent. I also ask him about his connection to Danny Brown, and about Guitar Solo )one of my favorite songs ever, which Quelle and Danny made).
I dunno when or why I started following Quelle Chris on Twitter, but it was a good time before Danny Brown became my new favorite emcee. I had been following him for a good while I’m sure of it, because the day he messaged me in this following little story, I had recognized his pic long enough but not his name.
At one point I had Guitar Solo off Danny Brown’s The Hybrid on repeat. It was the most mesmerizing beat I had heard in a long time. Part of it felt like a sample, and part of it didn’t. The way it looped sounded like a sample, but it was done so smoothly I wasn’t totally sure.
One day I go on Twitter and ask “What’s the sample on Guitar Solo by Danny Brown?” A few people hit me back telling me it was Stanley Clark. Then I get an @ from Quelle on Twitter asking “Damn is anybody gonna ask the actual producer? lol”