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basketQASE Rodriguez

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Sam "The Basket QASE" Rodriguez has always had a passion for modern music. Born on Chicago's northwest side, he has been influenced by the greats, and has worked with them. Basket's original compositions combine unique lyricism over odd-metric Boom Bap, and also integrates jazz harmony and arranging techniques, giving his brand of Hip Hop a post-modern sound.

The Basket QASE founded the underground hip-hop crew: "The Storytellas" circa 1993... The Storytellas Crew then made an important impact on the Chicago hip-hop scene in the mid-90's with a series of now legendary hip hop parties, most notably: Storytellas Present: Chapter 1 the Untold Story (at Yo Mama's Cafe June 22nd 1996 - see original flyer in pics). After high school, he became an accomplished student of jazz and the double bass.

His first self-produced album is scheduled to be released early in 2009. Be on the lookout for the production skills of Sam "The Basket QASE" Rodriguez. "I got whatever kind of bass line you need, in tune and in time!" -basketQASE... ...Email address: