When he’s not busy giving people music to cheat to Detroit’s Dwele is making beats on the run. On his new CD, Sketches of a Man, the singer/producer has a track called “Five Dolla Mic” where he explains what it’s like to make something out of next to nothing:
What do you do when you moved to NYC and you left your sounds at home?
All you got is an M-Box, an MPC and your apple computer zone? I’ve got a five dollar microphone
I bought from Good Guys up in LA when Dwele found out that he left his good mic at home…
He goes on to sing about playing on a throwback piano and borrowing a jazz guitar from Eric Krasno from Soulive. That’s what you call making it happen.
“I’ve been playing keys and trumpet since about fourth grade,” he tells The Urban Daily.com. “Everything else I just picked up and started playing. I’ve been doing music for as long as I can remember. I’ve done production and remixes for Natasha Beningfield’s ‘These Words’ and I played the trumpet on Pharoahe Monch’s ‘Trilogy’ from Desire.”
Dwele’s new CD, Sketches of A Man, is in stores now!