I don’t really pay attention to mainstream hip-hop nowadays, mainly due to a strong preference for the classics, hits from the 00s, and a love for underground rhymes infused with soul. Due to those three musical preferences, I tend to avoid the mainstream jargon that makes it way into the airwaves. Yet don’t be confused, I’m still a hip-hop lover.
My senses are always attracted to connoisseurs of rhymes that infuse culture with lifestyle (fashion, art, & urban appeal.) It may seem like an easy task to rhyme about all of those elements, but I’m truly amazed when it’s done with an impeccable level of class that still has a street swag, and the Bakery Boys are just that group of hip-hop artists that know exactly how to infuse a street vibe with a classy appreciation for art, fashion, and lifestyle.
Back in January I wrote a blog post about London based collective Bakery Boys and their single with London based rock band The Thirst called “Up & Down Girl.” Initially I had fallen in love with the artistic vibe of the Thirst and their funky indie rock sound, but then I had the pleasure of being introduced to the musical stylings of Bakery Boys and my ears were pleasantly pleased.
So who are the Bakery Boys? Well they are a London based creative collective made up of Ace Boogie, Shack & Dirty Dre. These three fellas are skilled in the art of rhyming, fashion, and art appreciation. Their music alone speaks for itself, but you’re still left wanting to know more about who these guys are and what it’s like spending a day (or a few weeks) in their lives. Well, that’s why they’ve got the Prologue series.
Prologue is the Bakery Boys’ new video series that captures their journey and their unique perspectives on music, life, art, and other eloquent random musings.
The first video in the Prologue series is called “Recognise” and it’s a set of visuals + sounds that show the Bakery Boys teaming up with Recognise the Movement to document their journey throughout Summer 2012; a glimpse into the Bakery Boys lifestyle. And from what I’ve seen so far, a day in the life of the Bakery Boys seems soulfully awesome.
Ace Boogie, Shack, & Dirty Dre truly exude what happens when culture + lifestyle + music intertwine…Bakery Boys.