Dume41 is an emcee, producer, engineer and film maker who has been crafting music since 1992. That year he formed a rap and graffiti crew called Several Active Minds along with MC’s Deepness (Rest In Peace) and Illoquint. Several Active Minds grew, reorganized and subsequently released full length albums “Constructicon Mathematics” and “Shogun Craftsman.”
Dume is also a founder of the group The Building Project (with King Khazm, Specs Wizard, Khingz and Gabriel Teodros), which released the album “Moving Pictures,” and the production crew The Konstructicons which includes King Khazm, Key, Rok Soul0, Kaz Fury and Third Eye Bling. His solo releases include “God Save The King” and “Plus Degree Solar.”
Plus Degree Solar is Dume’s ode to conscious music. It is a direct allusion to the beautiful history in hip hop of becoming enlightened through listening to its greatest teachers. The album combines good old sample based antics, plus degree lessons and life explorations. Although grounded in the streets, each song moves along a clear philosophical track toward an inevitable explosion of metaphysics. Plus Degree Solar features Specs Wizard, Khingz, Gabriel Teodros, OCnotes and more. Producers include long time collaborator Rok Soul0, Bean One (X-Clan, Black Sheep) and others. Plus Degree Solar releases on May 20th, 2020.
Dume produces, records, mixes and masters hip hop music at his lab The Legion of Dume.