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The Egyptian Lover, hip-hop pioneer

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The Egyptian Lover within the Max fun Studios.
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Greg Broussard, stronger referred to as Egyptian Lover, bought his birth as a DJ for Uncle Jamm's army, a hip-hop crew based mostly in l. a..
In 1984, Uncle Jamm's military released a 12-inch single by means of Freak Beat information. On facet A of that single changed into: Dial A Freak and facet B became: yes sure sure. each tracks had been produced via Egyptian Lover.
The tracks bought a lot of local play at huge parties thrown via Uncle Jamm's army. At one factor the venues they have been filling up blanketed the Hollywood Palladium and the l. a. sports area. As a solo artist, Egyptian Lover has launched 10 albums, mixing Kraftwerk, Prince, a little bit of G-Funk every now after which, too.
In 2015, he released 1984 on his label Egyptian Empire information. The legitimate music video for the track Killin' it is insane. Egyptian Lover transports us to his version of the '80s – a complete throwback to the aesthetic of the last decade, with glossy computer snap shots, rectangular prisms, polished sports cars and all! It reminds us of that Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror episode where Homer gets sucked into the 3rd dimension.
Jesse talks with the Egyptian Lover about the most iconic instrument in hip-hop: the Roland TR-808, and the early days of los angeles hip-hop and electro. Plus what a ten,000 person dance party feels like, and the way he bonded with his future spouse over a Kraftwerk record. The optimal meet adorable!
Egyptian Lover has launched into a major summer time tour. For tour dates click here. His newest album 1985 is available now.
This interview originally aired in January of 2018.

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