Never one to be relegated to just one creative medium, the mic isn't the only vehicle of expression for renaissance man Like. Eager to put his sonic stamp on the game, Like secretly honed his skills behind the boards for years before making his presence as a producer known to the world. With an eclectic sound inspired by everything from J Dilla and DJ Premier to Chicago juke and Radiohead, he would soon begin cooking up sound creations for such superstar artists as Kendrick Lamar and Anderson .Paak.
Ready to show his full potential and further imprint his name on the culture, the Grammy nominated producer and MC is reminding fans across the world of why they fell in love with hip-hop in the first place. Songs Made While High serves as the follow up to his solo artist debut Emeralds which he released through his own imprint Squatch Records in early-2016. The record features guests like Anderson .Paak and Kali Uchis.
"It takes me a long time to create. Especially when I thrive on inspiration. I need the experiences of life to help push me artistically. The reason I titled this album 'Songs Made While High' wasn't because I'm a pseudo-druggy (I only smoke weed and occasionally take shrooms). As cliche as it may sound, music gets me high. I'm addicted to sounds and melodies, chords and samples - colors and soundscapes my brother and I heard growing up in church; or cleaning our parents home Saturday mornings (Mom always played Sade and Anita baker). My dad always played and sang beautiful songs on his upright piano. I want to thank everyone who played a hand in developing this project with me, it's my first & hopefully not my last." - Like