Small Professor & Arcka Drop Herbie Hancock Tribute 'Hancock'

Small Professor & Arcka Drop Herbie Hancock Tribute Project 'Hancock'

by karaslamb
April 03, 2014 1:40 PM

Small Professor & Arcka Team To Drop The 8-Track Herbie Hancock Tribute Project Entitled 'Hancock'

Uber-prolific producers Small Professor and Arcka have teamed up to drop Hancock – a collaborative tribute project dedicated to the massive catalog of the legendary Herbie Hancock. After threatening to team up for ages, the pair have cooked up an 8-track collection that is as much a primer on Hancock as it is a clinic in sample flippage. The project, which premiered via The Find Magazine, comes with a note from Small Professor:

“Hancock” was originally conceived by myself in 2009, a project inspired by rapper/producer Blueprint’s “Blueprint Vs. Funkadelic” album from 2008. Intended at first to be a solo offering, fellow Philly producer Y?Arcka (aka Arcka this time around) was asked to come on board. The idea was to showcase the contrasting styles between us; I’ve often joked about how I will use samples from 5 songs to make one beat, and Y? will sample 1 song and make 5 beats. Herbie Hancock’s vast discography was perfect for this exhibition, spanning many different style of music over the course of his career and already being a go-to source for samples for years. Personally, I’m partial to Arcka’s ‘side’ of this release, but there’s a little something for every beat lover on this short but sweet piece of instrumental hip-hop pie…enjoy. – Small Professor

Check the tracks below to stream the Hancock project from Arcka and Small Pro. Purchase the project via Bandcamp. Stay tuned for more.

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