The Life As Shay Report:
I always get introduced to some of the most ECLECTIC music out, but when I heard The Understudy’s music they made me HALT. I have heard just about every different way to master a bounce beat, trap beat, R&B keys, Step swing Pop tune and Funk strings or so I’d thought–The Understudy‘s digital album, “Take One”, incorporates all of the above. Now have you ever heard anything that touched so many sounds, create a sonically pleasing piece of ear candy that leaves your musical senses buzzing? Well, I hadn’t before now. After a few intense listens, I was humbled by my lack of having encountered such a unique sound before.
I would describe their sound as “OTHER”- completely distinctive from anything already known or heard. Producers Daffy (NY) and Clevakeys (VA), together make The Understudy. Don’t let the name fool you, these guys are no newbies and they have the credits to prove it:
Olivia Ft Tank – Love Like This
Chris Echols – Smile Ft French Montana
Wale – StreetRunner Co-Produced With Beat Billionaire
T.I. – I See Ghost Ft Future and Rocko Co-Produced With Lil C of Grand Hustle and Also B.O.B – Epic Ft Meek Mill and Playboy Tre and The Adidas Commercial.
Uncle Murda Ft French Montana – Shut Up
Uncle Murda Ft Jadakiss – Think They Know Me
Bow Wow – I’m Dat Ni***
Jazmine Sullivan – Dream Big Produced By Lamb and Missy Elliott (Uncredited for producing drums)
Jeremy Greene Ft Jim Jones – Take It Off
Jae Ellis Ft Jim Jones – Speeding
Check out their album “Take One” on BandCamp and connect with them on Social (@Clevakeys & @Daffyora). I endorse this body of work, tell ’em Shay sent you!