Sunday, June 14, 2015

Boonie Mayfield, aka Solomon Vaughn, aka Boon Doc, rose to internet stardom by performing live Hip Hop beats on his MPC 1000 and sharing said performances on Youtube before doing so became a thing. Over the years, he matured as an artist, was robbed of almost all of his equipment and managed to re-emerge as a multi-instrumentalist who no longer depended on sampled material and instead created the type of music that beat-makers would dream of sampling. Unfortunately, not all of his fan base appreciated his progress. 
Despite the fact that his newer works showed a stepped improvement both technically and musically over his older works, his fan base shrank. Maybe it was because many of his fans were aspiring producers who got left behind in the wake of his progress. Or maybe his shift towards more soulful music threw them off. Whatever the reason, Boonie stuck with his guns and re-emerged as one of the best, and most interesting Hip Hop producers/performers in the wider Hip Hop community today. - (2014)


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