Adrian Younge
Adrian Younge

Adrian Younge

About Adrian Younge

Adrian Younge was known foremost as an entertainment law professor until he scored the blaxploitation homage Black Dynamite (2009). As noted on the front sleeve of the release, Younge was the composer and producer, yet he also performed most of the music, an acid-tinged hybrid of soul and funk. Once the effect of Black Dynamite took hold, Younge's grip tightened with projects ranging from the dark psychedelic soul of Something About April (2011) to the synthesizer experimentation of The Electronique Void (2016). Concurrent sessions yielded full-lengths headlined by the Delfonics, Ghostface Killah, Souls of Mischief, and Bilal. Younge has since worked directly with another influence, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, for the score of Marvel's Luke Cage, The Midnight Hour (2018), and Jazz Is Dead 001 (2020) which, by the following year, had registered more than half-a-dozen collaborative volumes with jazz-funk elders ranging from Roy Ayers and Azymuth, to Gary Bartz and Brian Jackson. ~ Andy Kellman

  • BORN
    May 7, 1978

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