Michigan-based producer and artist Tadd Mullinix began releasing under his moniker in the late ‘90s. Spearheading the hip-hop scene with an unmistakable medley influences, Dabrye merged hip-hop, Motown, and Detroit techno when he debuted his first release under the moniker, One/Three — the first installment in a planned trilogy.
After the album’s release, Dabrye’s distinct marriage divergent genres captured the attention Detroit production legend and the two went on to collaborate with Phat Kat on a track called “Game Over,” in 2004. Just two years later, Dabyre released the second installment in the instrumental series, Two/Three.
Despite both his immense success and ample respect from the hip-hop community, Mullinix retired his Dabrye moniker after the release Two/Three. At last, he’s made his massive return with a 19-track LP, Three/Three —the final number in his prophetic trilogy, and the first release from the artist in more than 10 years.
Three/Three boasts an ingenious list storied collaborations, from rap heavyweights like , ‘s own , and Roc Marciano, to a compelling showcase Detroit talent from the immensely gifted , Guilty Simpson, , and more — Dabrye’s in top form on Three/Three. Through the album may be his final installment in the trilogy series, if its sheer energy tells us nothing else, it’s that Dabrye’s work is far from done here.
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