Since we first told you about soul duo Myron & E back in May, they’ve been busy. They released their outstanding debut LP Broadway on Stones Throw, dropped a pair of videos that flat-out exude coolness in every shot, and are currently on the road with the Stones Throw Soul Tour, which stops at the New Parish in Oakland on Tuesday, August 27.
Both members have had some success in different musical ventures in the past. Myron Glasper, who now lives in LA, sang with Blackalicious (and several other acts) in addition to spending time as a dancer on In Living Color. “E”, aka Eric “E da Boss” Cooke also toured with Blackalicious as a DJ, has toured as E da Boss, and has his own label, Slept On Records. Last week, I chatted with Myron and E about their recent past while they were between dates in Tuscon and Denver. A portion of our conversation is below.
TBB: Can you explain how you first got hooked up with The Soul Investigators?
E: I had actually had met them on a tour when I was out in Helsinki in 2005 doing a hip-hop hour and that was when we first connected with them. During that time when I was out there I was just in an impromptu jam session with them and I sang at that session, and then they liked it and wanted to try to get me singing then…but at the time I was doing the hip-hop project, and then for the hip-hop project I was working on a few years later, I needed to have some sample-free music, so I thought about the Soul Investigators, and I called them, and that’s when they agreed to supply me with some music for the hip-hop project, but they also sent me a track to sing on, as well.
TBB: What made you bring Myron into the fold?
E: It was just all real happenstance, actually. Myron just showed up at my place one day, and when he showed up, I had the track from the Soul Investigators, and I was like, “Oh yeah, I have this track that these guys want me to sing on it with me.” And so on that day we wrote and recorded “Cold Game”.
Myron: It’s different because they