Grammy nominated producer and MC Like (Kendrick Lamar, Curren$y & Anderson .Paak) releases his follow up solo album on Jakarta Records.
From their youthful mixtapes Sealed for Freshness, Church League Champions to their breakout mixtape Mania! and two studio albums The Div and G.M.B., the trend-setting California trio Pac Div (brothers LIKE & Mibbs and BeYoung) have always been a little ahead of the curve. In the meantime, Like has officially stepped into the forefront and has been quickly establishing himself as a multi-faceted solo artist, producer and DJ. Never one to be relegated to just one creative medium, the mic isn’t the only vehicle of expression for this renaissance man. 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 up and coming emcees. One of those tracks, “Dying of Thirst” would land on Kendrick Lamar’s breakout 2012 LP good kid, m.A.A.d city. The track earned him a much coveted Grammy nomination as well as solidified Like as a new force on the production side. Continuing to build on his synergy with the TDE camp, he also produced Anderson .Paak’s “Room In Here” featuring The Game & Sonya Elise from Paak’s runaway smash album “Malibu.” LIKE: “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 cliché 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.” Ready to show his full potential and further imprint his name on the culture, Like is reminding fans across the world of why they fell in love with hip-hop. “Songs made While High” marks the follow up to his solo artist debut “Emeralds” he released through his own imprint “Squatch Records” earlier in 2016.