A few weeks back I headed out to S.O.B.’s in lower Manhattan to catch the debut performance of the hip-hop, Brazilian funk, soul band, Brookzill. Though not in anyway new to the music world, Brookzill comprises some of the most renown figures of hip-hop. DJ Prince Paul the architect of production for acts like Stetsasonic, De La Soul, Gravediggaz…yeah you get the picture, Ladybug Mecca of Digable Planets, Don Newkirk, of Funk City and the voice of many memorable drops and interludes from some of the most classic hip-hop albums and Rodrigo Brandão, of Gorila Urbano.
The rain had just fallen and washed the streets for their premiere and Ladybug finished the blessing by laying smoke all around the stage. It was a dope sight to see all of these spirits play, sing and dance together. The music pulls on your soul, it’s feel good music! You can’t help to nod your head or move that body, either way Brookzill will rock your world.
Individually the members bring unique experiences to the band that collectively are a throwback to the future!!! You like what I did there?
Check out some images from the show and get the album “Throwback to the Future” out now on Tommy Boy entertainment.
All images taken by John Arambulo, if you use any give props, or I’ll put a spell on you… IG: mindstate_dubplates_ixl