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Vol. 1: Operation Start​-​Up

by Rod Lee

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The legend of Rod Lee, the undisputed Godfather of Baltimore Club, grows with the popularity of his music. Morphius Urban in conjunction with Club Kingz reissued Rod Lee's entire essential catalog, beginning with his first seminal mix tape Rod Lee: Operation Start-up. The album, with 30 tracks of some of the most energetic, shocking and eclectic Club music ever, continues to haunt the sinewy form of Baltimore Club, defining the music at it's enigmatic best.

The legend of Rod Lee, the undisputed Godfather of Baltimore Club, grows with the popularity of his music. Rod Lee, whose music has served as the soundtrack for episodes of THE WIRE, has appeared in publications as diverse as Spin, The Fader, Seattle Weekly, Village Voice, The Washington Post, and The Baltimore Sun, has become an icon for the international breakout of Baltimore Club, the home-grown mix of frenzied house beats with dark, frenetic hip-hop chants. A feature article about Rod Lee’s role in creating this art form in the December 2005 issue of Spin made reissuing his back catalog "a sure thing." According to Morphius CEO David Andler “it was the perfect time to make Rod’s entire catalog available to people just getting to know this music.” Respect!

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released January 1, 2005

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Rod Lee Baltimore, Maryland

Lee, the undisputed Godfather of Baltimore Club, the city’s own indigenous music that has spread like an electric undercurrent via underground clubs and pirate radios around the world. Rhythmically incessant, laced with scattershot insights, chants of anger and virile sublimity, Baltimore Club blends the rabid energy of house music with the reckless defiance of hip-hop. ... more

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