Doseone

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Doseone
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Background information
Birth name Adam Drucker
Born (1977-04-21) April 21, 1977 (age 36)
Idaho, United States
Origin Ohio, United States
Genres Alternative hip hop, indie rock
Occupations Rapper, singer, producer
Instruments Vocals, sampler, synthesizer, keyboard
Years active 1997-present
Labels Anticon, Mush Records, Big Dada, Lex Records, Alien Transistor
Associated acts Jel, Deep Puddle Dynamics, Greenthink, Clouddead, Themselves, Subtle, 13 & God
Website www.anticon.com

Adam Drucker (born April 21, 1977), better known by his stage name Doseone, is an American rapper, producer, poet and artist. He is a co-founder of the indie hip hop record label Anticon.[1] He has also been a member of numerous groups including Deep Puddle Dynamics, Greenthink, Clouddead, Themselves, Subtle and 13 & God.

History[edit]

Doseone is known for his extensive collaborations with other Anticon members, forming numerous groups and performing guest spots on others' releases. He has recorded with many musicians including Mr. Dibbs, Aesop Rock, Slug, Sole, Alias, Jel, Odd Nosdam, Why?, Fog, Boom Bip, The Notwist and Mike Patton. He has also released several solo albums, including the spoken word album Soft Skulls and a combination audio CD and poetry book The Pelt.[2]

Early in his musical career, Doseone once competed in a freestyle rap battle with then-unknown Eminem at Scribble Jam in 1997.[3]

Doseone is also a visual artist. He has worked on the cover art for many of the albums he has performed on. He has contributed the artwork on Jel's album Soft Money in 2006. He has also done work in animation. He worked on an online animated cartoon NOTGarfield. The series consists of characters from Garfield involved in surreal dada situations.

In January 2012 it was announced that Adult Swim has ordered a pilot of an animated series called Mars Safari that will feature a soundtrack by Doseone and Jel. Doseone will star alongside Steve Little and Carl Weathers to voice the character Emilio.

Style[edit]

Doseone is known for his nasal and high pitched voice, fast polyrhythmic rapping style, and extremely dense and abstract lyrics. His words tend to express upon topics of childhood, nature, and American life. While rapping/singing onstage, he often also simultaneously performs on the synthesizer, sampler, or keyboard.

A recurring character in much of Doseone's work is a man named Hour Hero Yes. He is mentioned in the 13 & God song "Ghostwork" as well as throughout albums of his band Subtle. Album and video artwork, as well as art on Subtle's official website, suggest Hour Hero Yes to be a bald man with a black and white striped face; an image which is embodied by a bust that serves as a centerpiece prop during live Subtle shows. On the cover of For Hero: For Fool, he appears in old military garb with fire for hair.

Discography[edit]

Albums

EPs

  • Crazy Hitman Science (1999) (with Jel, Why?, et al., as Blud N Gutz)
  • The Peel Session (2001) (Clouddead)
  • We Ain't Fessin' (Double Quotes) (2002) (Deep Puddle Dynamics)
  • Summer (2002) (Subtle)
  • Autumn (2002) (Subtle)
  • Winter (2002) (Subtle)
  • Spring (2003) (Subtle)

Mixtapes

Spoken word

Remix albums

Compilations

Live albums

  • Apogee (1997) (with Why?, Josiah & Mr. Dibbs, as Apogee)
  • Live (2003) (Themselves)
  • Live II (2005) (Themselves)
  • Live in Japan (2008) (13 & God)
  • Was Here (2008) (Subtle)
  • Be Evil (2009)

Singles

  • "Rainmen" (1999) (Deep Puddle Dynamics)
  • "Joyful Toy of a 1001 Faces" (1999) (Themselves)
  • "Attack of the Postmodern Pat Boones / Cannibalism of the Object Beings" (2000) (Object Beings)
  • "Apt. A" (2000) (Clouddead)
  • "And All You Can Do Is Laugh" (2000) (Clouddead)
  • "I Promise Never to Get Paint on My Glasses Again" (2001) (Clouddead)
  • "Jimmy Breeze" (2001) (Clouddead)
  • "Cloud Dead Number Five" (2001) (Clouddead)
  • "Bike" (2001) (Clouddead)
  • "The Sound of a Handshake / This About the City" (2002) (Clouddead)
  • "This About the City Too..." (2002) (Themselves)
  • "Dead Dogs Two" (2004) (Clouddead)
  • "P.U.S.H." (2004) (Themselves)
  • "F.K.O." (2004) (Subtle)
  • "The Long Vein of the Law" (2004) (Subtle)
  • "Men of Station" (2005) (13 & God)
  • "The Mercury Craze" (2006) (Subtle)
  • "Old Age" (2011) (13 & God)

Audio books

Guest appearances

Compilation appearances

  • "Rainmen" "It's Them" "Human Races the Tortoise" on Music for the Advancement of Hip Hop (1999)
  • "Do Tell" on Rapid Transit (2000)
  • "Dead Beats, Generation Of" "Inventor's Cry" on Ropeladder 12 (2000)
  • "My Way Out of a Paper Bag" on Coast II Coast (2000)
  • "We Ain't Fessin'" "A.D.D." "My Way Out of a Paper Bag" on Giga Single (2001)
  • "Them's My Peoples" on A Piece of the Action (2001)
  • "Confessions (of Three Men)" on Tags of the Times 3 (2001)
  • "Thisboutthecitytoo" on Urban Renewal Program (2002)
  • "Dark Sky Demo" "Mothers of Invention" "Poison Pit" "It's Them" "Good People Check (Hrvatski Remix)" on Anticon Label Sampler: 1999-2004 (2004)
  • "Freelance Exist" on Complex Volume 1 (2012)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Long, Zach (June 1, 2012). "Review: Doseone’s G is for Deep". ALARM Magazine. 
  2. ^ Bush, Ben. "Interview with Doseone". The Believer. 
  3. ^ Dahlen, Chris (March 6, 2005). "Interviews: Doseone". Pitchfork Media. 

4. http://www.bonafidemag.com/doseone-bonafide-beats-29/ Doseone mix for Bonafide Magazine

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