Trio Pac Div set the record straight as some of the best and “next up” emcees of the early 2000s. Producer LIKE now returns to debut his Emeralds instrumental album. The LA-based artist honed his skills behind the boards for years before making his presence as a producer known to the world; and that presence has definitely been felt. From Kendrick Lamar’s “Sing About Me, Dying Of Thirst” from Kendrick’s breakout good kid, m.A.A.d city, album (which earned LIKE a Grammy nomination) to Ab-Soul’s “Just Have Fun” which continued to build on his synergy with the TDE camp, Curren$y’s “Cruizin,” Med Blu/Madlib’s “Finer Things” featuring Phonte (with LIKE dropping a verse as well) to Anderson. Paak’s “Room In Here” featuring The Game & Sonya Elise from Paak’s runaway smash album “Malibu” have catapulted LIKE and his eclectic sound to new heights.
The 14-track album is inspired by his travels abroad to Africa and Brazil and artists such as J Dilla, DJ Premier, Madlib, Blu and Radiohead.