Wrapping up their 2012 season, the good folks at Shaking Through went out with a fun, bumpin’, goof-off hip-hop track from Grant$, a collaboration between Chris Powell of Man Man (the session’s curator) and indie rapper Tim Fite. Originally conceived as a one-time-only pairing for the series, it quickly grew. From the Shaking Through website:
Tim, whose music has run the gamut of genres, shares one simple goal with Powell: to make art and to have fun doing it. The two came together at Miner Street Recordings in Philadelphia to record “Punch Drunk” – a thumping hip-hop track, true to its own name. What none of us could have expected, however, was that by the time the day was finished, this Shaking Through recording session would give birth to a new project, a collaboration with a life of its own. That’s right – this final episode of 2012 captures not only the birth of a song… here we have the birth of whole new musical project called Grant$.