Friday, January 15, 2021

Aaron Kane: Patterson Projects Sampler (Promo) (200x)

Random Artist Roster Sampler on promo CD out of Vineland, NJ and won on auction by Stuart a few months back. I don’t know what year this disc is from but mostly featured are tracks from the 2000s including 4 early versions of tracks from SoCal MC Melange Lavonne’s 2008 LP "The Movement" and tracks from New Jersey underground rap trio Storm Trooperz. These date from around the mid-2000s at least although there are 4 tracks from Gina Thompson’s debut LP from 1996. Whether Thompson was signed to this label at one point I don’t know, and if so, why already-recorded music from her time at Mercury Records was used instead of any new material is utterly baffling to me. Tracks 1-4 are by an artist called Aaron Kane who was formally signed with Boyz-II-Men's Stonecreek label (through Epic Records.) Long time friend of the group, Kane was signed at around the same time as Stonecreek's only established artist Uncle Sam but it was poor sales that prompted the then head of Sony Music Tommy Motolla to pull the plug on the whole thing. I don't know if any of these tracks originated from those days though tracks 1 & 2 were later released on subsequent self-released projects of Kane's. I am presuming the latter two tracks are unreleased but don't know for exact certain.  From Newport, VA, he is very much reminiscent of Robin Thicke.

Track titles on tracks 3 & 4 are approximate

So Comfortable 3:16 
Hear What I'm Say'n 3:34 
If You Could Read My Mind 4:37 
Spend The Night 3:58