Yameen aka Stinke
|Birth name||Binyameen Friedberg|
|Also known as||Yameen
|Origin||Philadelphia, PA, U.S.|
|Instruments||Piano, Sampler, Computer|
|Labels||Clear Label Records
Hieroglyphics Imperium Recordings
Rumble Pack Records
BBR: Big Brother Resistance
Yameen is a hiphop producer from Philadelphia, PA. His most recent work, "Never Knows Encore" was released on February 10, 2010 on Rumble Pack Records. His music can be heard weekly on the Activision videogames podcast, One of Swords where he is also occasionally a guest commentator.
In 1998, SupremeEx released the instrumental-only affair, Destructor on retail cassette which originally caught the ear of Tajai and also lead to collaborations with Bobbito's Footworks, Electronic Arts / EA Sports and Eckō clothing, among others. SupremeEx & Tajai began recording what would become their first project together, Projecto: 2501 that same year.
In 1999, SupremeEx and Tajai released Projecto: 2501 as the first album on Tajai's fledgling Hieroglyphics Imperium sub-imprint, Clear Label Records. The critically acclaimed EP - applauded for its imaginative use of story telling elements such as included trading cards, Enhanced CD and web-delivered content - featured guest artists Shing02, Low Budget (Hollertronix), Jay Biz (Hieroglyphics), DJ Nozawa & Major Terror. Additional content was also included on the Enhanced CD including a bonus MP3, computer wallpaper, videos in the studio recording "Projecto" and more.
In 2005, Rumble Pack Records released an all-new full-length album from SupremeEx & Tajai entitled, Nuntype. Again, building on the story-telling aspects the duo established on, "Projecto" Nuntype is an album about Chaos, Prophecy and Change with Tajai as a deity who wields the power of Creation. Guest artist included R&B crooner, Goapele on the album's single, "Meaning".
Although never established as an official labelmate, nor indicative of the classic "Hiero sound", SupremeEx's roots as Stinke — the creator and curator of Hieroglyphics.com between 1995 and 2001 — offer him a curious niche in helping broaden the Hiero discography.
StinkE (Web Developer)
Yameen, under his nom de web "Stinke", designed and coded many popular hiphop websites and was featured as one of URB magazine's "Next 100" people to watch in April 2001. Among his credits are websites for Hieroglyphics, Aesop Rock, The Giant Peach, Murs, Mr. Len & more.
- March Madness 2000 (Videogame) (1999)
- Some of the Coolest Rappers...Ecko Clothing Compilation (2000)
- Sleeping Giant, mixtape by Tajai (2003)
- Pre-emptive Hype 3.5 HipHopSite
- Official Artist Website
- SupremeEx Artist Website
- Nuntype Website
- Projecto: 2501 Website
- Hieroglyphics Website
- SupremeEx Discogs