Fresh Chopped Beats / MADK Productions is a record label that provides true school, head nodding, boom bap hip hop to fans of the authentic beat machine music you can’t get from the radio anymore.
Dume41 is the founder the rap groups Several Active Minds and The Building Project, music production crew The Konstructicons, and record label Fresh Chopped Beats. His latest album Plus Degree Solar, the follow up to the well received God Save The King releases this fall.
King Khazm is the founder of community organization 206 Zulu, Television show Hip Hop 101, radio show 206 Zulu, and hip hop super group MAD Krew. His first solo full length album, Diaries of MAD is out now.
Artists who release with FCB/MADK have been reviewed by Rolling Stone, MTV, Okay Player and more.
- MADK Productions was originally founded to distribute records by MADKrew affiliate Cyphalliance. It eventually ended up exposing the world to Abyssinian Creole (consisting of Khingz, Gabriel Teodros, DJ WD4D and Kitone) and co-releasing the groundbreaking 911 Amerika album.
- Fresh Chopped Beats was founded mainly to release albums by Several Active Minds and their solo members. When the authentic sound of hip hop seemed to be evaporating, FCB reached out to Specs Wizard, the holy ghost of northwest hip hop, to begin co releases.
- Dume and Khazm originally met on MySpace and their conversations centered around nothing but Graffiti. Eventually each realized that the other had some of the puzzle pieces for more successful album releases, and King Khazm’s network was combined with Dume41’s labwork in 2009.
- Dume and Specs grew up next door to one another. Specs took Dume under his wing, freestyling at the old Gym and drawing comics and graffiti on the project stoops.