TENSEI x ADad

“SMOKE IT OUT” is an homage to the everyday dreamer, working a 9-5 to get through a day where nothing is going right. Tensei sets a lush, bass-heavy electric landscape for ADaD to tell his tale. An aspiring rapper who’s never done anything to make his dreams come true gets fired from his job, almost attacks his boss but doesn’t have the balls to tell his girl what happened. He stays out all day wandering around the city getting high to avoid telling the truth, only to finally go home and find out what it’s like when your girl truly has your back.

Tensei (“Heaven Star” in Japanese) is the composer/ producer/ tandem of Chris Kramer & Midas Wells. The Chicago duo have a vast wealth of influences including: Hip Hop, House, Soul, Jazz, library & electronic music. They create eclectic compositions that fuse many different styles using mostly their own instrumentation and samples sourced from their musical collaborators. They play and compose most musical parts themselves.

ADaD is a Chicago born multi-hyphenated creative who shares his clumsy, troubled journey into “Black Manhood” through deeply personal music & films. Golden Era Boom Bap, featured short films at festivals, Emo orchestra rap & reckless emotions all come together through his discipline to resonate the honest, broken truth of humanity, as he sees it.

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