From the 1996 single “Real Live Shit (Remix) / Pop The Trunk”
The group Real Live includes Rapper Larry-O and DJ/Producer K-Def. They released an album aptly titled, The Turnaround: A Long Awaited Drama. His cousin Larry-O handled all the vocal production, and the duos complementary styles; were applauded by rap fans and critics. They created the underground smash ‘Real Live Shit”. K-Def has a blues/soul sampling style, which of late has come back in vogue, with current Hip-Hop artists.
Preferring the role of Hip-Hop insider than hyped recording artist, DJ/Producer K-Def has kept a low profile in the game for a number of years. Earning critical praise for his early production work with Marley Marl on the classic album “Here Comes The Lords” by the group Lords Of The Underground. K-Def has steadily produced stellar Hip-Hop music for the world to bump their heads too.
With this opportunity K-Def carved out a defying discography. He has lent his production talents to artist such Tragedy (Intelligent Hoodlum), A.D.O.R., Da Youngstas, Real Live, World Renown, Positive K, and The Artifacts to name a few.
A style he and other 1990’s Hip-Hop producers help solidify. Before his work had matured beyond 2000, his catalog had been sampled three times. The first time by Easy Mo Bee for “Machine Gun Funk” for The Notorious B.I.G., then by “Wildchild” for the club anthem “Renegade Master”, followed by a track called “Got Me Open” which was featured on Dr. Dre’s first release …math Entertainment.
2004 K-Def kept his name relevant by producing the standout track, “Its Over” on the Ghostface Killah release, “The Pretty Toney Album” (Def Jam). He has kept the ball rolling by contributing tracks on other Ghostface project “Theodore Unit 718” and Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s “The Osirus Mixtape”.