Clever Jeff – Adult Contemporary Hip-Hop and Soul Music

clever jeff - adult contemporary hip-hop and soul Who is Clever Jeff?

Song writer, producer, rapper, singer, DJ, emcee

What kind of music does he make?

Hip-Hop, Deep House, Soulful House, Classic Soul, Jazz

Clever Jeff’s sound is a fusion of hip-hop, jazz, and soul. In 2013 he began working with faster beats per minute and the house and disco sounds that came out of Chicago in the late 70’s and early 80’s. He makes great music of all varieties, and it is impossible to put it into one category.

If you are looking for adult contemporary or alternative hip-hop music which is all honest expression. Melodic, street-wise and socially-conscious…luxury sports sedan music which entertains and heals the soul…. you’ll find something here that you will love.

Music should be like life – different moods and vibes. When I make music I want to soothe the souls of the people and open some minds to the truth.


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What is Adult Contemporary Hip-Hop and Soul Music?

Adult contemporary music is music for a mature audience. This does not mean an old audience, but an audience that appreciates socially conscious and thoughtful music and lyrics. This is music that moves you, entertains you, heals you, and uplifts you. It also has a dynamic message. Adult contemporary music draws you in, engages you and gives you something to think over as you listen. Because it engages both your mind and your soul, it is memorable and is a music that you can connect to.

 

What is Alternative Hip-Hop?

Alternative hip hop (also known as alternative rap) is a subgenre of hip hop music that encompasses the wide range of styles of hip hop that have not become identified as mainstream. AllMusic defines it as follows: “Alternative rap refers to hip hop groups that tend not to conform to any of the traditional forms of rap, such as gangsta, bass, hardcore, pop, and party rap. Instead, they blur genres – drawing equally from funk and rock, as well as jazz, soul, reggae, country, electronic, and even folk.”

 

What is Socially Conscious Hip-Hop

Socially conscious hip-hop describes music and artists whose lyrics address social issues and situations. It also captures culture, sometimes religion, and every day lift. It uplifts. It does not demean, it does not hate women, it does not kill, it does not think its a gangster, and it does not tear people down. Its often controversial and it struggles to get main-stream air play. But that is the beauty of hip-hop, it is not main-stream and it should never be. Keeping it popular, viable, yet underground is what will keep hip-hip alive.

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About Clever Jeff

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As an independent artist, Jeff strives to create music with meaning that both moves the feet and heals the soul. Growing up in a household rich with music, his early influences included Roy Ayers, Slave, Ohio Players, Earth Wind and Fire, Parliament, George Clinton and the full roster of soul, r&b, funk and jazz artists. His mother was a singer. His uncles were musicians. By age ten, Jeff was joining in and playing in the jam sessions in the family living room. A talented free-style emcee, Jeff began writing down his rhymes in his late teens. Later on he found his signature singing voice which is described as soulful, honest, smooth and sexy.


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In 1993 Jeff caught the attention of Quincy Jones who signed him to his Reprise/Warner Brothers imprint, Qwest Records. 1994′s “Jazz Hop Soul” on Qwest/Reprise spawned several regional hits and much critical acclaim. He has continued to release albums independently over the past 2 decades under his own label, Fatius Walker Records.

Based in Oakland, Clever Jeff writes, arranges, performs and produces all music on his albums. Similar artists include: Guru, CL Smooth, Roots, Mos Def, Sadat X, J Dilla, Gang Starr, Common, Tribe Called Quest, Lauryn Hill, John Legend… Jeff has a classic MC style, reminiscent of the early 90′s golden age of hip-hop.

 

 

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