The Sound Providers Albums!

The Sound Providers are a Jazz rap duo formed by producers Jason Skills and Soulo. Formed in 1998 in San Diego, California, it originally included a third member, an MC named Profile, who left the group shortly before they were signed by ABB Records. The Sound Providers have produced a number of singles before releasing their debut album An Evening with The Sound Providers, recorded and produced in San Diego and Los Angeles, in 2004 on ABB Records. Without Profile The SP’s filled the void by bringing in a number of guest artists; Asheru, The Procussions, Wee Bee Foolish, Maspyke and Little Brother all made contributions to the album. Soulo, although fulfilling the role of DJ/producer, is known to occasionally spit on the mic. He only raps briefly on the debut, but rapped on a number of their earlier tracks.

In early 2006 they released another album entitled Looking Backwards: 2001 – 1998; which is a compilation of earlier songs made when Profile was still a member of the group. These songs were previously only available as 12″ singles. The album also includes a number of radio promos and other beats and songs which had never seen the light of day before.

In 2006 The SP’s remixed the Kero One track Give Thanks featuring Niamaj. The remix was released as a B-side to Kero One’s In All The Wrong Places single.

Jason now lives in Florida where he teaches advanced web development using Adobe Flash. In 2006 The Pro’s also completed a full length album with an emcee from Tampa, Florida named Surreal. The album is entitled True Indeed and the first single “Just gettin started” b/w “Place to be” was released in June of the same year. The full length album was released on 14 November 2006 on Quarternote/ABB Records.

The Sound Providers sound is predominately jazz orientated hip hop, though their work can consist of a much wider array of genres. Their style is a mix of socially conscious lyrics with new school rap beats, with samples taken from jazz, funk, and reggae. They have cited artists such as Gang Starr and the Native Tongues Posse as influences for their work. For more info check

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2004 – An Evening With The Sound Providers


01. Intro
02. Live At the Spot #1
03. For Old Time’s Sake (feat. Asheru)
04. Night Steps
05. 5 Minutes (feat. The Procussions)
06. Only Moments Ago
07. Autumns Evening Breeze
08. Live At the Spot #2
09. It’s Gonna Bee (Alright) (feat. Wee Bee Foolish)
10. Jazz At the Cove
11. The Throwback (feat. Maspyke)
12. Live At the Spot #3
13. The Prodigal Return
14. Live At the Spot #4
15. Pacific Vibrations
16. Live At the Spot #5
17. Braggin & Boastin (feat. Little Brother)
18. Never Judge (feat. Soulo)
19. Live At the Spot #6
20. Outro

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2005 – Looking Backwards: 1998-2001


01. Intro
02. Dope transmission
03. The Field
04. J Rocc Radio Promo
05. Get Down
06. No Time
07. Choc Promo
08. Breath Testing
09. The Difference
10. Yes Ya’ll
11. That’s It
12. Who Am I
13. 7l Promo
14. Fresh Rhymes
15. DL Promo
16. Who Am I (Remix)

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2006 – True Indeed (with Surreal)


01. Intro
02. Just Gettin’ Started
03. The Lesson
04. Push On
05. Truth Be Told
06. Place To Be
07. Night To Remember
08. Walk in The Park
09. Gifted
10. They Call Me
11. Life & Rhymes
12. True Indeed
13. The Rundown

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2 Responses to “The Sound Providers Albums!”

  1. Beatz says:

    Yo do you have any of the 12″s?

  2. Bros. Jose says:

    Hey, how are you guys gettin gigs state side?

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