MoSS “Kids” ft. Joell Ortiz [audio]
Canadian born (and a Toronto resident), MoSS may be a new name to some in the music game, but his production credits are instantly recognizable and have resulted in over 2 million record sales worldwide. Ghostface Killahâ€™s smash hit â€œKilosâ€, Raekwonâ€™s â€Have Mercyâ€, Obie Triceâ€™s entire Special Reserve album and most recently a collaborative album with Eternia (At Last which was released on Fatbeats).
MoSS got his first taste of notoriety by working with Obie Trice (Shady Records) around 2000. Moss was producing records for Obie, including both his independent singles â€Well Knownâ€ and the 12â€ â€œMr. Trice,â€ which created the buzz that eventually led to Obieâ€™s major label deal. Since then, MoSS has produced for a long list of â€œwhoâ€™s whoâ€ in the hip hop world, including: Joell Ortiz, Ghostface, Papoose, Peedi Crack, The Game, Slum Village, Boot Camp Clik, Red Cafe, Mr Easy, AZ, Bounty Killa, D-Block (Styles P and Sheek Louch), Termanology, Big Shug, M.O.P., Kool G. Rap, Ras Kass, Omilio Sparks, Proof of D12 and the list goes on.
A former member of DJ Premierâ€™s production label, â€œWorks of Martâ€, as Premierâ€™s first ever production signee, MoSS is not only an emceeâ€™s producer, but a producerâ€™s producer as well.
After so many years of really not getting the attention he deserves for his hard hitting production that ranks up there with some of the best hip-hop has to offer, we finally get an album from MoSS entitled Marching To The Sound Of My Own Drum, which will be released on 11-13-15 and features appearances from Joe Budden, DJ Premier, AZ, Joell Ortiz, Sean Price, Jon Connor, Skyzoo, Inspectah Deck, Ill Bill, Havoc, Onyx, Slum Village, Willie The Kid, Guilty Simpson, Termanology, Peedi Crakk, Slaine and others.
Today, Hiphopdx.com premiered MoSSâ€™ collaboration with Joell Ortiz, â€œKids,â€ and also discussed how the track came to light and how far MoSS and Joell go back: â€œWe recorded â€œKidsâ€ in Toronto at Belvia Sound when Joell was up here doing a show with Slaughterhouse. Royce and Joe Budden were also in the studio when Joell and I recorded it. I heard about Joell early on and really felt what he was he was doing from jump. I worked with him before either of us had a â€œnameâ€ (Joell has of course become a household name) and early on in his career (before his Koch or Shady projects), I did ‘Humble’, ‘125 pt 1’ and a couple other tracks that will hopefully someday be heard.â€
iTunes: Marching to the Sound of My Own Drum – MoSS