For the past month we’ve brought you 2 singles from 3 up and comers in this game, who have united under the name SuaveHaus. Charmingly Ghetto, Abib Jahleel & J-Coop, are SuaveHaus and today we bring you “C.R.E.A.M” (SuaveHaus Resurrection). The track features fellow Atlanta emcees Keith Charles Spacebar, Weedy & Truth. As stated before, J-Coop & Abib Jahleel (of Thumbs Up crew) are from Atlanta and met Boston MC CG through producer Introspective Minds. Today we will also bring you the story of SuaveHaus and its origins from Abib and CG. Check below for C.R.E.A.M & the tale of SuaveHaus.
On The Origin of SuaveHaus:
When we came up with the idea of doing a project it was definitely something that happened organically. Coop and I have been working together for a long time so that relationship and chemistry was already there and we have always had a substantial amount of respect for CG and his music.
As far as the name all credit goes to CG on that one. The basic idea was to represent the south (being that me and coop are from here) with a name that signifies quality and taking it back to days when people were really saying something in their music. Anybody thats a fan of vintage southern hip-hop will know what that name is about.
I met the Thumbs Up crew in the Summer of 2011 when I visited ATL to perform some tracks from the OverStanding project that I released with Introspective Minds in June of that year. It was my first time in ATL and I was unsure of how I would b received but the love from the homies down there was ill, from the stage to the parking lot cypher to the bottles that got passed. It was love. I came back with a great deal of respect for Coop as an MC and just brought up the idea of doing a joint mixtape. Soon after, Coop suggested Bib get involved. After hearing his bars and his passion for the music it was a no brainer for us to get him involved in the project.
SuaveHaus came about after we realized our similar tastes in music and our influences. We all felt that perspective 8 Ball and MJG had on their records was their own narration of the realities around them and it was always delivered fervently, no matter the subject matter. Collectively, we missed that vibe and felt we should share that same unadulterated and attention grabbing style to this project so that came out of that. The name is from us paying homage to the legacy that was left behind by that independent label in the hip hop industry and also is an ode to the Southern influence of music on hip hop.