Harlem-based rapper/producer/director and Krushed Grapes Lifestyle owner Cab Cabernet presents the music video for “So Sophisticated”, his new single produced by Roddy Rod and featuring Noni Kai. “So Sophisticated” will appear on Krushed Grapes: Harlem Vintage, his forthcoming album featuring VonQwest, Noni Kai, Kat Starr Johnson and Priciliya Marie as well as production from Roddy Rod, RTNC (the producer behind Your Old Droog’s album), J. Bless, Declat, Tigga-Bounce, Frank Lotz and White Indian. “So Sophisticated” comes on the heels of the music video for “Suspect” (watch, Cab’s remix of Jidenna’s “Classic Man” (listen), the “Maiden Harlem” video (watch) and the music video for first single “The Lifestyle” (watch).
Formerly known as Hanif-Jamiyl of New England group Maspyke (of whom Roddy Rod is also a member, Cabernet performed alongside Mos Def, Q-Tip, Slick Rick and EPMD, co-founded Bukarance Records, and ghostwrote for numerous artists before reinventing himself in 2006, founding a private all-male escort service catering only to female clients and opening a cigar lounge. In 2009 he released the album Krushed Grapes (listen on Soundcloud) and the following year he unveiled Krushed Grapes Footwear, its signature sneaker billed as the world’s first wine lifestyle sneaker (watch the new promo video). He has also announced the fall 2016 addition of the Maduro, billed as “the quintessential cigar lifestyle sneaker”, 100% handmade in Italy. KG Lifestyle also produces handmade leather accessories including wine carriers, cigar cases, briefcases, wallets and hats, sold and customized at the customer’s request. Cab calls his new single “a testimony to the satin smooth, ice cold, braggadocio flow that is signature of Mr. Cabernet. Just lettin’ kats know that can’t see me with the slow flow. The track is straight jazz piano, bass and drums from DJ Roddy Rod, and vocals from Noni Kai carry like Ella in a Monk session. Something to sip & smoke to. Tailor made 3-piece suit, vintage record player, and a hand carved, cherry wood pipe. What’s smoother than that?”