“BASELINE CAVI” is a collaboration album between Inland Empire/Los Angeles rapper Trizz and producer MIKE SUMMERS (aka Seven) from Kansas City. The album has that classic Westcoast Hip-Hop sound and the intro track gives that feeling right away. Guest features on the album are from Bino Rideaux, XV, T.F, ICECOLDBISHOP, John Givez and Bale. The deluxe edition features six brand new tracks (added to the original fourteen) including features with T.F., 2 Eleven, Sahtyre, Traffic, Left Brain, Rich Rabbit and E.D.I. Mean (of The Outlawz).
Though fans may not know it, this collaboration between Inland Empire California emcee Trizz and Kansas City production ace MIKE SUMMERS has been brewing for close to a decade. Back in 2013 SUMMERS (then known as Seven) was already a prolific producer signed to Tech N9ne’s Strange Music label and Trizz was part of horrorcore legend Brotha Lynch Hung’s Madesicc Muzic roster. The two connected while working on Lynch Hung’s “Mannibalector” album and a spark for future work was laid.
Linking up in spring of last year, the two creatively fed off each-other with the resulting album evoking classic West Coast melodicism and car-rattling thump. As Trizz states “this sh*t is so f*ckin authentic. It got bounce, it’s swangin’ and bangin! When you hear this album, you can feel it and damn near smell the palm trees and bomb ass weed.”
As SUMMERS relayed “It’s probably different for a lot of my fans to hear a more classic West Coast style of production from me, but that style of production has always been embedded in my sound. I grew up on 90’s West Coast Hip-Hops studying producers like DJ Quik and Dr. Dre. The only reason I started using lots of live musicians on my tracks was because I watched Quik do it. BASELINE CAVI really let me dig into that classic L.A. sound that I’ve always wanted to build with.”
Lyrically Trizz’s immediately distinctive flow and storytelling abilities are at a new plateau with the emcee admitting “The lyrics on this album are probably more refined and defined because I just turned 30 and I have no more time to waste.”