There's a legendary Hyattsville, MD band that many people still remember, they made a big splash in the area before its members moved on to other projects. The Mighty Heard was born over a decade ago by Honest Lee and Terry T at Franklin's Brewpub and quickly grew to incorporate UMD musicians and play shows in College Park. Formed as a space funk and intergalactic soul band, the group was then joined by vocalist Abdullah Thompson, aka Dullah D, who brought a cool Hip-Hop swagger to the mix. The result was creative bliss and The Mighty Heard took off, playing shows and festivals throughout the Washington, DC region.
In 2010 they recorded an album, “WORD”, which was never released, and the band kept going until 2012. Tragically, a stroke and subsequent brain failure claimed the life of Dullah D in December of 2017. That sad event brought The Mighty Heard back together, and they agreed the album should not stay in the dark any longer. After much delay, and many life lessons later The Mighty Heard are proud to present the first single from their album, “Still High”, and the b-side track “Karma”.
“I woke up this morning, ... zoning, still high, from last night....” The lyrics are as smooth as the beats on “Still High”, a laid back and soulful hip-hop ode to Mary Jane. The strength of The Mighty Heard band can be heard as they hit a steady g-funk pocket beat and let the track ride. Dullah D and Terry T's vocals complement each other well, its a smoked out session with an irresistible hook! As the smoke clears and you reach for the visine, Still High emerges as an instant weed anthem in the era of legal
The second track included is “Karma” and right away you get to hear the band working it out front and center. Steady guitar riffs and a head-nodding breakbeat provide a solid bed for some incredible horns throughout. Dullah D and Terry T tell it like it is, “This is called Karma, think about the things that you do, before they come back to haunt you...” The Mighty Heard have created a jazzed out, conscious hip-hop vibe that speaks to issues in the community. If you're really listening, Karma is the kind of track that will speak to you, music with a message, from the ancestors to the youth.
The first single from The Mighty Heard showcases their lyrical skills and musicianship, while giving the listener two different moods. The Mighty Heard was Growroom Productions' first flagship project,
and we are very excited to finally release the music to the people, stay tuned for the full length album coming soon. For all the radio stations and DJs, we are also providing clean versions and instrumental versions of both tracks.
released February 22, 2019
Recorded 2009-2010 at The Growroom Adelphi, MD
Terry T - vocals
Dullah D - vocals
Kyle Unnewehr - guitars
Zac Conway - bass
Lee Durham - drums
Gerard Bingham - percussion
Chris Wolf - trombone
Danny Davis - trumpet
Mike Feagans - tenor and baritone sax
Engineered by Dan Bradley
Produced and Mixed by Mylie Durham IV
Special thank you to the family of Abdullah Thompson
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Started in 2001, the Growroom has been an outlet for PG and DC based creativity specializing in film, recording, & live shows. We have a ton of talent under our wing and continue to host events and release music that make you happy....more