(Derrick Hodge far left)
Having just recently taken home the award for Best Traditional R&B Performance at the 57th Annual Grammy's with The Robert Glasper Experiment for Black Radio 2, here's a look at the tremendous bass work of Derrick Hodge. Watch him kick off this performance of "Say Yes" with a beautiful bass solo.
Hodge is currently working on a slew of projects including his next solo album that he is writing between his busy schedule of performances and studio sessions.
Here is a recent excerpt from Hodge talking with BP about his mentality approaching recording his solo material:
"The biggest thing I've learned is that it’s never too late or too early to find what you believe is true to yourself and try to develop and document that. Even if you don’t know if you have something valid to say, don’t put yourself down. Take the time and respect yourself enough to move forward and record your tracks because you never know how they can impact other people. And hold on to those thoughts when certain attention and perceived success happens later, because when success comes and people are looking to you, it’s easy to get caught up in that scene. But remember that the person you are now isn’t what they’re responding to. They’re responding to the person you were when you recorded those tracks before you were getting all that praise. You always have to just be yourself and stay humble and hungry."
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