Art of Fresh
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Art of Fresh

Utica, Michigan, United States

Utica, Michigan, United States
Band Hip Hop R&B


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"Back to the Earth" album - 09/02/2008
"Out This World" single - 06/01/2008 - Charted #1 on US College Radio Hip Hop chart. High rotation on Toronto's Flow 93.5. Rotation on Halifax's Z103.5 and Kitchener's 91.5 the Beat.
"Get Free" Single - 06/01/2007 - Listed as one of top songs of 2007 on Toronto's FLOW 93.5. Video was a "featured video" on Youtube. Video played in rotation on MuchMusic.



Art of Fresh is on a mission to bring butterfat boom-bap to the funk nation!

Rapper D.O. (Defy the Odds) and Slakah the Beatchild make up Art of Fresh, who are doing their part to bring funky hip-hop for the soul to the masses! Formed in 2003, D.O and Slakah the Beatchild both bring their own distinct style and energy to the group. Both artists bring their vocal talents to the group, while Slakah the Beatchild also focuses on providing the beats and production elements. The groups first single Get Free quickly became a summer anthem for the club scene in 2007. The song was a hit with DJs internationally,
receiving light rotation on Much Music and Vibe TV, as well as being highly viewed on Youtube.

While the group now resides in Toronto, Ontario, they met in the small city of Sarnia, Ontario, initially working together in 2001 when D.O. was a guest featured on Slakah the Beatchilds debut album Too Late Now. Although D.O. and Slakah the Beatchild both attended the same high school it wasnt at the same time, and it wasnt until University that D.O. heard about the young beat-making talent. The age gap between the two is partly responsible for the groups unique sound. While D.O. grew up in the 80s - a time known as the Golden era of Hip-Hop, Slakah the Beatchild grew up in the 90s listening to neo-soul influenced Hip-Hop. Putting the two together has created a distinct sound that can only be described as
Tribe meets Outkast, Rakim meets Raphael Sadiq. In addition to working as a group, Slakah the Beatchild and D.O. are also successful solo artists.

Already an accomplished emcee, D.O. was declared the True Freestyle King by XXL Magazine after he set the Guinness Freestyle Record for rapping over 8
hours and 45 minutes! In 2007, he released his debut album The Northstarr featuring the
hits Young Brother and Defy the Odds.

Known for the hits Funky Music and Enjoy Yourself, Slakah the Beatchild is looking forward to releasing his debut album Soul Movement (Universal and BBE) in 2009. An accomplished producer, he has helped create hits for Divine Brown, Melanie Durrant, Arabesque and Drake amongst others.

With buzz growing over Art of Fresh, the group released their debut album Back to the Earth on Nova Music Group / Universal on September 2, 2008. The first single Out This World is full of catchy beats with a laidback yet playful vibe.