Calvin Valentine – Announces ‘Plush Seats’ Beat Tape & Two-Album Mello Music Group Deal

Calvin Valentine - Announces 'Plush Seats' Beat Tape & Two-Album Mello Deal

Mello Music Group welcomes producer, singer, and rapper Calvin Valentine of Los Angeles by way of Oregon to the MMG team. By his mid-20s, the precocious producer has already racked up a resume that could pass any certification exam, featuring production collaborations with De La Soul, Nas, Bun B, Boogie, Juicy J, Illa J, Planet Asia, Fat Tony, and Devin The Dude. His first Mello Music Group album, Plush Seats, will be out February 23rd.

Calvin Valentine has signed a two album deal with Mello Music Group for 2018.  The first project, an instrumental beat tape titled “Plush Seats” will be out February 23rd.

Plush Seats. Recline for a minute, spark a spliff, and savor the cozy luxury. Enjoy the foggy velvet majesty summoned by the new beat tape from the LA-by-way of Oregon singer, rapper, and producer known as Calvin Valentine.

In theory, these are merely instrumentals, but each is a self-contained narcotic universe. Novel strains invented from the finest hybrids of past and present. The genre tag on your iTunes reads “Bong Rips,” and conceivably, this is the chill soundtrack to the weed dispensary in your heart, mind, and favorite herbal habitat. You can detect the DNA of past originators, J Dilla and Madlib, Kanye West and The Heatmakerz, but it’s more than just tapping into the best of this millennium. Valentine drills into the atavistic soul that made their beats so cold. A brilliant new recipe for donuts, another panacea to be hawked at the medicine show.
Plush Seats follows Home, a gorgeous record that Valentine produced entirely for Illa J (brother of the late immortal, James Yancey), which Fader hailed as “a moving testimonial to the family and the power of community.” His previous album was Eugene, a full-length gumbo of celestial R&B, pop, and hip-hop that would you leave you rightfully believing that Valentine grew up eating Coney dogs in Detroit, rather than the bucolic countryside of Eugene, Oregon.


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