"Cream of the crop, the crem'e de la creme." - Guru of Gang Starr
Alpha Pup Records is ecstatic to announce the signing of Crem’e to the family roster, scheduled to drop his debut full-length, Close Up, on August 26. Hitting both vinyl and digital formats upon release, Close Up is a highly personalized vehicle of sound, created over the last few years as a response to the passing of his mother. Crem’e summed up this transition in his life with the following, “It’s like getting rid of a scar and then feeling naked without it.”
Close Up is music that represents the very essence of human connection and particularly the relationships Crem’e fostered over the last two decades. The detail and dynamics of the LP were amplified with the mixing and mastering work of Alpha Pup label head and Low End co-founder Daddy Kev at Cosmic Zoo. Close Up is the fullest realization of Crem’e’s creative path, standing as a formidable debut from a rising visionary in the LA beat scene.