Minneapolis born, Dallas dwelling producer Cardo is the peerlessly funky young beatmaker who has provided smoked out soundbeds for a literal Who’s Who of hip-hop’s new generation. After helping craft Wiz Khalifa’s sound on the beloved Kush & OJ and Taylor Allderdice mixtapes, & lacing everyone from Freddie Gibbs to Mac Miller with his signature grooves, Cardo reaches new musical heights on his debut EP, Everything I$ Gold, out today on Fool’s Gold Records.
The 8-track release is equal parts gangsta soul music, futuristic synthesizer trips, & unstoppable 808 bump, an awesomely region-less hybrid inspired by DJ Quik & Pimp C classics but rightfully belonging to one dude alone… Cardo on the beat! As Fool’s Gold co-founder Nick Catchdubs explains:
“When you say ‘instrumental hip hop’ to people, they immediately think dusty loops and half-baked beats that rappers passed on. But Cardo is creating all his solo tracks in very unique, very wavy new territory. These songs are a world of their own, and A-Trak and I are proud to have Cardo’s sound under the Fool’s Gold umbrella!”
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