The BUMS are MO (MC, Producer) from Richmond, VA and TJ Hooky aka Dick Grayson (Producer) from Fayetteville, NC. The Raleigh duo came together in 2006 officially as The BUMS after working closely together on projects with the Centerpoint Family. TJ and MO felt it was necessary to meld together their sound of Hip-Hop, Soul, R&B, Jazz, and Rock into their own interpretion of music, which gives them the name Building Up Musical Sounds. Working closely with the Centerpoint Family, as well other Raleigh area artists, the debut album entitled Like This was completed in 2008. It touches subjects of life, love, and hip-hop. Like This has something for everybody that loves that true sound. Collaborators include Law, Rapsody of Kooley High, and MicSouce of Grown Folks.
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***Bonus Track info***
18. Open Up to Me (M. Blount, R. Montague) - Produced by MO
This track was originally a bonus track for the Like This project, but we cut it because the album already felt long and didn't want to overdo it our first time out. We hope that you enjoy it and forgive us for not including it in the original pressing. You should find it to be a fitting end to Like This and we'll see you up next for A Beautiful World in 2012. Thanks for listening.
Executive Producer: Rodney Montague
All songs recorded by The BUMS at Garage Ma-hal, Raleigh, NC except “The Time is Here”.
“The Time is Here”, recorded at Garage Ma-hal, Raleigh, NC by The BUMS and at DSR Studio, Richmond, VA by Todd Powers for Dox Media.
Additional DJ cuts and scratches by Skilled Professional (SP).
All Publishing: Sounds Bumtacular (ASCAP) except for “The Time is Here”
Rapsody of Kooley High appears courtesy of It’s A Wonderful World Music Group/Loop 6 Music Publishing (ASCAP).
MicSource of Grown Folks appears courtesy of Concice Records/Kelsey’s Grammar Publishing.
All Mixing and Mastering: The BUMS.
Cover Art Photography: Michael Burvick
Additional Photography: Danielle Marcus and Rodney Montague
Cover Design: Rodney Montague
released February 10, 2012
Copyright: Rodney Montague and Marlan Blount, 2008