Kev Choice is a staple in the Bay Area hip-hop scene. There’s no doubting it.
He’s recorded and toured with the likes of Too $hort, Lauryn Hill, and Goapele, worked with Souls of Mischief and Martin Luther, and has performed solo alongside Mos Def, Digable Planets, and DJ Quik. From The Power of Choice to Love and Revolution, he’s put out releases that have highlighted his lyrical proficiency as well as his production knowledge. Now he’s back with a mostly instrumental project titled 88 Steps to Eternity, which is set to be released later this spring.
88 Steps to Eternity is a demonstration of Choice’s talents as a pianist, composer, producer and band-leader, and takes influences from ’70s jazz fusion and ’90s hip-hop/R&B to modern-day trap. It’s a combination of synths, harmonies, and improvisation.
You can check out a video from Kev Choice’s previous performance at Yoshi’s, and catch him live there this week.
March 17, 2016