Porter Chops Glasper

Rappcats — June 25, 2013 | Comments (40)

Denaun Porter instrumental hip-hop album inspired by jazz musician Robert Glasper.

Free download at Rappcats.com: PORTER CHOPS GLASPER

Porter Chops Glasper is the first in a series of instrumental albums planned from Grammy Award-winning artist Denaun Porter, the producer working as “Mr. Porter” for the likes of hip-hop’s Dr. Dre, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, Busta Rhymes and Snoop Dogg, and worldwide icons like Burt Bacharach, Beyonce and Shakira.

The album is inspired by the music of fellow Grammy Award-winning jazz musician Robert Glasper. Porter explains, “Long story short, I am a fan of Robert Glasper. This project contains samples of music of his from the internet, official releases, and even live performances I saw on YouTube. Porter Chops is a representation of when, I feel, the business side of things interfere too much with my creative process.”

In other words, this project represents an emotional release for the Detroit bred admirer of the late J Dilla, who explains that the Detroit icon was most impressed when Porter, “too broke to buy all the records (Dilla) did, chopped up as many beats as I could make out of one.” He further explains: “The first time I got (Dilla’s) attention was because of the way I chopped a Minnie Ripperton sample. The sample was very familiar. It was actually the same sample that A Tribe Called Quest used for ‘Lyrics To Go’. He said, ‘Wow did you hear the way he chopped it!?’ That was an accomplishment for me because I got his attention and he’s the MASTER of chops to me.”

Freed from any commercial constraints, and able to indulge in the atmosphere and groove of a likeminded pacesetter, Porter turns Porter Chops into a celebration of the spirit and soul of music. Not hip-hop. But music, period. While his first love is hip-hop, and while this is clearly a hip-hop take on Glasper’s jazz, Porter Chops Glasper seems more about trying to focus a plethora of great ideas, about taking the most ready elements of a modern genius’ already full discography and making them as appealing to those who are already aware of Glasper’s celebrated fusion as to those whose concept of jazz starts and ends in their grandfather’s dusty record collection. The fact that Porter created this album – which also contains snippets of his forthcoming project Nine, and interludes of Porter himself speaking about the power of music – in nine days says a lot about what we should expect from his juggernaut in coming months. But it seems as if Porter Chops Glasper’s main aim was to replenish Porter’s tapped spiritual well. “I went back to the days of when I was just trying to be noticed, “ he states. “Lately in the industry, it’s been less about the music and more about business. I think those things can diminish the emotion and feeling behind the music. It gets lost.” We’re very lucky we have people like Mr. Porter to give us the gift of renewal, nestled within some damn-fine, banging music.

Two videos have also been produced for the project: Porter Chops and Denaun’s Happy Song

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40 Comments »

  1. what if you are already signed up to the mailing list and you want to download it?

    Comment by will — June 21, 2013, 12:13 pm
  2. Can’t wait for this. Sounds great.

    Comment by leo — June 21, 2013, 12:15 pm
  3. merveilleux ;un sample qui donne la pêche ,*te rappelle le passé te motive pour le futur et les deux sent complémentaire*……
    merci

    Comment by Ga.Salah — June 21, 2013, 1:49 pm
  4. Signed up for the mailing list!!
    where do i get the download link??

    Comment by rusty — June 21, 2013, 3:15 pm
  5. ^ “… coming Tuesday June 25 to Rappcats.com.” READ… nigga!

    Comment by @Gene_us — June 22, 2013, 7:10 am
  6. ^ “READ… nigga!” Oh snap my bad… nigga!

    Comment by rusty — June 22, 2013, 10:51 am
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  8. ITS the 25th, drop that ISH!

    Comment by brooklynsballa — June 25, 2013, 12:13 am
  9. y’all are playing with my emotions right now.

    Comment by dizzles — June 25, 2013, 8:55 am
  10. Isn’t it amazing that this is the same guy who once rapped “Denaun carry the nine where I go/Bullets whistle and hit you while I’m shooting at five-0″?

    Comment by Derek Lipkin — June 25, 2013, 10:04 am
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  12. 1<3~

    Comment by OG San — June 25, 2013, 10:19 am
  13. Thank you Mr Porter great music.
    Sandile
    Durban, South Africa.

    Comment by sandile — June 25, 2013, 10:19 am
  14. RIGHT ON YALL!!!!!!!

    Comment by gEEchieDAN — June 25, 2013, 10:51 am
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  16. [...] Detroit-bred producer Denaun Porter, a/k/a Mr. Porter, applies his sample flipping skills to the catalog of acclaimed jazz pianist Robert Glasper – and the result is the 22-track instrumental album, Porter Chops Glasper. Listen to “Dutch Master Roland” and read additional background on this intriguing project below. Download the whole thing at rappcats.com. [...]

  17. [...] El productor de Detroit Mr. Porter de sobra conocido en el panorama por su trabajo con producciones desde Dr. Dre a Beyoncé -por nombraros algo- y a través de Stone Throw y su filial Rappcats, presenta un interesante proyecto basándose en la música de Robert Glasper, un trabajo en el que ha ido recopilando temas de directos, de música de internet y de cualquier otro ámbito. El resultado lo podéis descargar visitando Rappcats, os dejamos un aperitivo para que vayáis abriendo boca y el enlace donde escuchar y descargar el resto de la obra. PORTER CHOPS GLASPER [...]

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  19. [...] “Freed from any commercial constraints, and able to indulge in the atmosphere and groove of a likeminded pacesetter, Porter turns Porter Chops into a celebration of the spirit and soul of music. Not hip-hop. But music, period. While his first love is hip-hop, and while this is clearly a hip-hop take on Glasper’s jazz, Porter Chops Glasper seems more about trying to focus a plethora of great ideas, about taking the most ready elements of a modern genius’ already full discography and making them as appealing to those who are already aware of Glasper’s celebrated fusion as to those whose concept of jazz starts and ends in their grandfather’s dusty record collection. The fact that Porter created this album – which also contains snippets of his forthcoming project Nine, and interludes of Porter himself speaking about the power of music – in nine days says a lot about what we should expect from his juggernaut in coming months. But it seems as if Porter Chops Glasper’s main aim was to replenish Porter’s tapped spiritual well. “I went back to the days of when I was just trying to be noticed, “ he states. “Lately in the industry, it’s been less about the music and more about business. I think those things can diminish the emotion and feeling behind the music. It gets lost.” We’re very lucky we have people like Mr. Porter to give us the gift of renewal, nestled within some damn-fine, banging music.” Grab the full project HERE [...]

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  20. Anybody knows what’s the track Denaun Porter sampled Minnie Ripperton’s “Inside My Love” for?

    Comment by MonBienCherAmi — June 25, 2013, 9:58 pm
  21. Where is the link to download this…the people await!!!!

    Comment by jahrok — June 26, 2013, 10:45 am
  22. Its states FREEDOWNLOAD but it say’s BUY next to each song…cmon now!

    Comment by jahrok — June 26, 2013, 10:46 am
  23. @ Jahrok – the download link is right here on this page.

    Comment by Rappcats — June 26, 2013, 11:08 am
  24. [...] Wow Denaun actually took the time to flip some of Robert Glasper music for a Free Instrumental Project. Stream below and Download over at Rappcats. [...]

  25. This is a incredible project for an artist to embark on
    Cant wait 4 more instrumental releases

    Long Live Mr. Porter
    Long Live Detroit

    Comment by P- Osirus — June 27, 2013, 9:55 am
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  27. THANK YOU!

    spread music spread love

    Comment by Julianna — July 1, 2013, 12:51 pm
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  29. [...] of Martian-jazz-hop. The instrumental release is available for free download via the bandits @ Rappcats.com, and stay tuned for upcoming releases from Denaun & his My Own Planet [...]

  30. [...] hip hop producer Mr. Porter has busted out a Robert Glasper inspired project aptly titled Porter Chops Glasper. Containing 22 short-but-sweet beats crafted by “chopping” samples of Glasper’s music. [...]

  31. Hi,

    very much skills to hear in this project. Its very nice!
    Is there a possibility to get the project lossless format,
    like FLAC or something like this?

    Comment by Michael — July 11, 2013, 8:41 am
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  36. [...] new one from TiRon & Ayomari over a beat borrowed from Denaun Porter’s Porter Chops Glasper beat [...]

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