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Lee Bannon is an experimental hip-hop producer from Sacramento, California. His work has spread along the vast hip hop scene, having produced Joey Bada$$, Ab-Soul, Souls of Mischief and others. In addition, Bannon has evolved his sound into traces of trance, jungle, and deep house music and establishing himself as one of the few producers able to navigate across all soundscapes.
After a series of collaborations and releases he delivered the Fantastic Plastic album in 2012 and earlier that year premiered his Caligula Theme Music with Spin Magazine. Bannon toured with Joey Bada$$ in 2012 and appeared on Jimmy Fallon alongside The Roots performing Joey's hit single "Waves". He produced the B side to that single titled "Enter The Void" with Ab-Soul. In addition to the Bada$$/ Lil B diss track "Don't Quit Your Day Job", he also produced a few songs on the Pro era compilation Peep the The aPROcalypse and had a heavy presence on Joey's follow up project Summer Knights.
In February 2013, he released a free 10-track project and follow-up to his Caligula Theme Music EP titled Caligula Theme Music 2.7.5 and a few months later, the calmer free EP Never/mind/the/darkness/of/it...Later that summer, the hard core jungle-influenced track "NW/WB" took the internet by storm and listed him on Spin Magazine's top 5 artist to watch that month. Freshly signed to UK label Ninjatune, Bannon is ready to share his official debut album at the end of 2013.
Lee Bannon Headlines
"Average person my age has more glow sticks and and festival wrist bands then $$ now thanks _________.com"Wed Sep 17 02:02:43 2014
"Fuck it tho wall-e already told us it would be like this huh http://t.co/fmgYwRw3FZ"Wed Sep 17 01:43:00 2014
"@BANNON916: 80% of the people in this country probably couldn't point out Washington dc on a map but know every spooky black lyric."Wed Sep 17 01:41:32 2014
"The Majority of people are so below dumb that publications have no choice but to dumb down there content to something a dummy can digest"Wed Sep 17 01:30:31 2014
"..The true nature of humans is they enjoy seeing shit they would never do and most of that is highly ignorant !"Wed Sep 17 00:54:42 2014