“Lee’s Summit 2” Barz and Boardz by Adam Ledbetter
Welcome to Barz and Boardz
“Barz & Boardz is a video series that features me rapping while accompanying myself on various keybaords. The origin of this concept began while still in middle school in Oklahoma City. I attended a performing arts as a piano major and developed an unusual assortment of obsessions. Frederic Chopin, Busta Rhymes, Richard Smallwood & Oscar Peterson were my four corners. I spent all my lunch hours transcribing my favorite rap verses and banging out solo piano reductions of the beats. Now all of the raps and grooves are original. The goal of this series is to take the art of rap into unprecedented territory by way of odd meters, uncommon stylistic juxtapositions and sheer virtuosity. Barz.” -Adam Ledbetter (of Adam and Kizzie)
No. 2 “Lee’s Summit Pt. 2”
A continuation of the last video. Lee’s Summit is reference to the Missouri border town which is also the birthplace of Pat Metheny. The brass patch used here was inspired by Julian “J3PO” Pollack’s work with the Sequential Prophet 6 synthesizer.