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Josef Leimberg

Los Angeles-based trumpeter and composer Josef Leimberg had an extended réamounté before he became recognized to a broader market through his focus on Kendrick Lamar’s platinum-certified, Grammy-winning To Pimp a Butterfly. He appeared through the early ’90s as an associate from the short-lived rap group Mad Kap, Ruler Tee associates who had been among the first acts on Noisy Information. After one record with this group, Leimberg shifted into program gigs. Through the remainder from the ’90s and the first 2000s, the performers who highlighted his function included Quantity 10, Busdriver, Freestyle Fellowship, and Snoop Dogg. Leimberg’s publicity increased toward the finish from the 2000s and in to the 2010s with vivid enhancements to Erykah Badu’s New Amerykah, Pt. 1, Sa-Ra’s Nuclear Progression: Age Like, and Shafiq Husayn’s Shafiq En’ A-Free-Ka. He also made an appearance on the crop of Robin Thicke albums. After dealing with Big K.R.We.T. and Funkadelic, Leimberg co-wrote, co-produced, and made an appearance on “JUST HOW MUCH a Dollar Price” and “You Ain’t Gotta Rest (Momma Said),” two from the deeper features to Pimp a Butterfly. Another year, Leimberg collected fellow Pimp players Terrace Martin, Kamasi Washington, and Bilal, combined with the prefers of Jimetta Rose, Georgia Anne Muldrow, and Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, and documented his first record, Astral Progressions. A intensifying fusion of religious/cosmic jazz, spirit, and hip-hop, it had been released in Oct 2016 over the Globe Galaxy label.

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