Andrews Hall from 1994-2004, has had personal influence over (at least) a full generation of emcees, producers, and then-future-DJs. Through House Shoes Recordings he pressed the now classic Jay Dee - Unreleased EP" (1996), Phat Kat – Dedication To The Suckers 12” (1999), and Houseshoes – Loungin’ (2004). The most recent House Shoes Recordings release The King James Version Vol. 1 (2008), his tribute to the late James “Jay Dee / J Dilla” Yancey, has sold well independently and received rave reviews.
As a DJ, Shoes has toured extensively throughout the United States and Europe with Hip-Hop acts (Percee P, Guilty Simpson, Illa J, Exile, Aloe Blacc, Phat Kat, Slum Village, and Elzhi to name a few) as well as on his own. He has garnered the respect of acts far outside the scope of Detroit Hip-Hop by taking crowds somewhere they never planned on going, helping them discover more about music in the process. As a producer Houseshoes has worked with some of Detroit’s elite musicians and emcees to help contribute to the soundtrack of his city. From the late and revered J Dilla and Big Proof, to Elzhi (Slum Village), Guilty Simpson (Stones Throw Records), Black Milk (Fat Beats Records), Ty & Kory (Buddha Brown / Sony), Now On (A-Side Worldwide), Phat Kat, Invincible, Finale, Big Tone, Ta’Raach, Marv Won, Danny Brown, and Stacy Epps.
Houseshoes’ Podcasts (shoeshouse.podomatic.com) boasts holding one of the top 50 podcast portals (60,000+ subscribers) on a site of tens of thousands of hosted podcasts. He lives and works out of Los Angeles, California. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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