Sophisticated Itunes featuring Choyce and Hip Hop pioneer and legend DJ Red Alert is a sexy cool out song that gives a head nod to the mixtape culture of the ’90s. “It was popular during the ’90s for mixtape DJ’s to take R and B tracks and blend them with Hip Hop beats. Our producer B73 Music recreated that energy and vibe” says Chawle Dawk the Superstar from Langston Hughes III.
The group enlisted fellow Hip Hop artist Choyce to sprinkle the chorus with an infectious play on the classic Hip Hop party mixtape vibe. They also reached out to Hip Hop pioneer and legend DJ Red Alert who has broken many hip hop classic during the span of his career to make a cameo appearance on the song’s intro. ‘We reached out to Red, he liked the record and agreed to be a part of it. That completed the official mixtape vibe” says Chawle Dawk.
Langston Hughes III is an American Hip Hop group from Charleston SC. Langston consists of Renaissance men Chawle Dawk Da Superstar, Maximillion, Choc Da Bully, and Da Moja DJ Cory B. The group’s music is a natural progression of the 90’s “golden era” of hip-hop music they have termed Adult Contemporary Head Nod Music. “We are not stuck in the 90’s, but we also do not move to the beat of the current drums,” says Chawle Dawk DA Superstar.
Langston Hughes III performed under the name Da Phlayva in the mid-90s and secured a short-lived recording and distribution deal with Vertical/ Solar Records. In 2014, the group, who is often compared to A Tribe Called Quest, reformed and took its new name from Harlem Renaissance leader, poet, and activist, Langston Hughes.” Langston Hughes was a Renaissance man… from merging his poetry with Jazz to fashion. His suit game was crazy! We embody that same creative energy.” says Maximillion. Langston Hughes’s poem Dream Deferred also stands as the foundation and motivation for the group re-entering the music industry 20 years later. As a result of getting back to their dreams, Langston Hughes III has inspired others to do the same. Their Mantra? Protect your dreams by any means.
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