Leftfield lyricist and MC Serengeti (David Cohn) and abstract beatmaker Polyphonic the Verbose (Will Freyman), first teamed up to produce Donít Give Up
for Audio 8 Recordings in 2007. Both from Illonois, Cohn is a prolific autodidact with seven albums to his name; Freyman played jazz trombone and set up his own 12-piece hip-hop big band. Their second collaborative album, Terradactyl
, was released on Anticon in 2009.
Will 'Polyphonic' Freyman was raised in the corn fields of Champaign. After producing with and for a handful of others, Polyphonic made his solo debut in 2006 with Abstract Data Ark, a glitchy outing overlaid with media samples and quietly expressive raps. A year later, he founded the Juba Dance blues-rap experiment.
David 'Serengeti' Cohn grew up in Chicago and released his first CD in 2002 on F5 Records, an independent hip-hop label from St. Louis. Cohn has since released ten albums in seven years, and recently debuted two new projects: Yoome, an electronic collaboration with a New Zealand singer, and Friday Night, a 'party rap' concept project with MC Hi-Fidel.
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