Burning Tire Artisan
Chee Malabar is one half of the hip hop outfit Himalayan Project and Oblique Brown. Firmly planted in the American experience, his music speaks on the immigrant experience, love, relationships, politics, and art. Having released 'Wince At The Sun' with Himalayan Project in 2003, Chee went on to release the eponymous LP 'Oblique Brown' and an EP entitled "Dust" with long time collaborator Zeeb. 'Burning Tire Artisan'--an amalgam of the personal and the political is his most recent full length effort. Produced by Staten Island native Ali Abidi, the album features Amitava Kumar, Willie Perdomo, Toki Wright, Haysoos, Ardamus, Anand Subramanian, Rainman, and Mo.