Producer and recording artist, Theory Hazit, known for his work with Braille, Kokane and Redman, has released an instrumental project every month of the year in 2017! To end the year with a bang, Theory has teamed with indie label Kiasu Records to bring fans “The Soul Chops” – a brand new 20-track instrumental project with some of Hazit’s finest work this year. For fans of J Dilla or Madlib, Theory also adds his own vocals and taps Portland’s Libretto as well for a guest appearance. Located in Portland, Oregon Kiasu Records is a small but efficient team, purely focused on limited edition vinyl releases, making “The Soul Chops” their third official release of 2017. Available now on a limited edition double 12″ LP printed on white vinyl, Theory Hazit’s “The Soul Chops” comes via free shipping at KiasuRecords.com.
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At the time his debut album was released in 2007, Theory Hazit had relocated to Cincinnati, Ohio. This album, entitled Extra Credit, was released on July 17, 2007 in the United States by Groove Attack Productions. It featured production from Tony Stone and Re:Flex the Architect. A review of Extra Credit written in Relevant compared Theory Hazit to Kanye West and Common as both a producer and an MC. Another review of this album, written by Omar Mouallem for Exclaim!, praised the album’s song “I Just Wanna Come Home” for having “lyrics as contagious as its soulful hook.” The album was also ranked as the 59th best hip-hop album of 2007 by Quentin Huff in PopMatters.
Since then, he has released several additional albums, including Thr3e in 2012. He has also released another album entitled “Fall of the Light Bearer”