Singer/Producer Dwele Makes Beats on The Run

JLBarrow • June 24, 2008 • 3 Comments

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 “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!

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  • tonybenjaminz • 13 years ago

    Left all your sounds at home, and all you got is your Macbook, a cheap mic and an M-Box? I’ve BEEN there man!!!