James Poyser is known for his work with the incomparable musical family, the SoulAcquarians. The SoulAcquarians were a collective of Neo-Soul & Hip-Hop heavy weights like Common, Mos Def, Erykah Badu, D’Angelo, Bilal, Talib Kweli, Q-Tip and Raphael Saadiq. It has been said that “The founding members of the collective — Questlove from The Roots, D’Angelo, James Poyser, and J Dilla — share sign of Aquarius” hence the name.
If you know the music of the James Poyser and the SoulAcquirians, you know the sound is soulfully lush and bangin’. It’s no secret that the Fender Rhodes was a huge part of this incredible sound that they crafted into what is known as Neo-Soul. Responsible for such classics as The Roots’ Things Fall Apart (1999), D’Angelo’s Voodoo (2000), Erykah Badu’s Mama’s Gun (2000), and Common’s Like Water for Chocolate (2000), James Poyser and the SoulAcquirians ruled the airwaves and the streets in the early 2000’s.
Here in this particular Down The Rhodes webisode James Poyser discusses his love for the Fender Rhodes.
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