Dan The Automator

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Lyrics To Go (Remix) Dan The Automator 2K7 Instrumentals
My Guru Dan The Automator Bombay The Hard Way- Guns, Cars, & Sitars
Ganges a Go-Go Dan The Automator Bombay The Hard Way- Guns, Cars, & Sitars
Rapper's Delight - Evian Mix Dan The Automator Rapper's Delight - Live Young - Single
Bombay 405 Miles Dan The Automator Bombay The Hard Way- Guns, Cars, & Sitars
The Good, the Bad, and the Chutney Dan The Automator Bombay The Hard Way- Guns, Cars, & Sitars
Theme from Don Dan The Automator Bombay The Hard Way- Guns, Cars, & Sitars
Satchidananda Dan The Automator Bombay The Hard Way- Guns, Cars, & Sitars
What Makes The World Go Round? (MONEY!) (from the motion picture “Money Monster”) [feat. Del the Funky Homosapien] Dan The Automator What Makes The World Go Round? (MONEY!) (from the motion picture “Money Monster”) [feat. Del the Funky Homosapien]
What Makes the World Go Round? (Money!) [From the Motion Picture "Money Monster"] Dan The Automator What Makes the World Go Round? (Money!) [From the Motion Picture "Money Monster"]
Intro Dan The Automator 2K7 Instrumentals
I Love This Game Dan The Automator 2K7 Instrumentals
Bang The Ball Dan The Automator 2K7 Instrumentals
Don't Hate The Player Dan The Automator 2K7 Instrumentals
Ball Til You Fall Dan The Automator 2K7 Instrumentals
Champions Dan The Automator 2K7 Instrumentals
Baller Blockin' Dan The Automator 2K7 Instrumentals
2K007 Dan The Automator 2K7 Instrumentals
Catch Me Dan The Automator 2K7 Instrumentals
Here Comes The Champ Dan The Automator 2K7 Instrumentals
Anchor Man Dan The Automator 2K7 Instrumentals
Fade Away Dan The Automator 2K7 Instrumentals
Intro Dan The Automator 2k7 (Instrumentals)
I Love This Game Dan The Automator 2k7 (Instrumentals)
Bang the Ball Dan The Automator 2k7 (Instrumentals)
Don't Hate the Player Dan The Automator 2k7 (Instrumentals)
Ball Till You Fall Dan The Automator 2k7 (Instrumentals)
Champions Dan The Automator 2k7 (Instrumentals)
Baller Blockin' Dan The Automator 2k7 (Instrumentals)
2k007 Dan The Automator 2k7 (Instrumentals)
Catch Me Dan The Automator 2k7 (Instrumentals)
Here Comes the Champ Dan The Automator 2k7 (Instrumentals)
Anchor Man Dan The Automator 2k7 (Instrumentals)
Lyrics to Go (Remix) Dan The Automator 2k7 (Instrumentals)
Fade Away Dan The Automator 2k7 (Instrumentals)
Intro Dan The Automator 2k7
I Love This Game (feat. Slim Thug) Dan The Automator 2k7
Bang the Ball (feat. Rhymefest) Dan The Automator 2k7
Don't Hate the Player (feat. Hieroglyphics) Dan The Automator 2k7
Ball Till You Fall (feat. Fabolous) Dan The Automator 2k7
Champions (feat. Aceyalone & Rakaa of Dilated Peoples) Dan The Automator 2k7
Baller Blockin' (feat. E40 & San Quinn) Dan The Automator 2k7
2k007 (feat. Ghostface & A.G. Of D.I.T.C.) Dan The Automator 2k7
Catch Me (feat. Lupe Fiasco & Evidence of Dilated Peoples) Dan The Automator 2k7
Here Comes the Champ (feat. Mos Def & Anwar Superstar) Dan The Automator 2k7
Anchor Man (feat. Chali 2na of Jurassic 5) Dan The Automator 2k7
Lyrics to Go (Dan the Automator Remix) Dan The Automator 2k7
Fade Away (feat. Zion I) Dan The Automator 2k7

Dan "the Automator" Nakamura is a hip-hop producer most known for his work in the mid to late 1990s and early 2000s. Nakamura's most well-known production work includes The NBA 2K7 video game soundtrack, the commercially successful Dr. Octagon project with Kool Keith, and the widely successful anime influenced trip-hop project Gorillaz. He is also renowned in underground circles for spearheading the critically acclaimed underground projects Handsome Boy Modeling School with Prince Paul; Deltron 3030 with Del tha Funkee Homosapien; Head Automatica with Daryl Palumbo and Kid Koala; and Lovage with Mike Patton and Jennifer Charles. From San Francisco, his early 1990's debut 12" "Music To Be Murdered By" that sampled Hitchcock and was released as "the Automator" earned him radio play and a serious street rep. Nakamura became a major figure in the somewhat higher-brow rap underground that developed while mainstream hip-hop integrated its successful gangsta image with the also-popular Miami Bass party-jam style, with heavy borrowing from its ignored soul music roots. Avenues of rap which pursued more introspective, creative, and esoteric angles became brushed aside, admired by fans with more eclectic musical tastes and appreciation for dense lyrical constructions and obscure or off-beat musical inspirations. Nakamura's work tends to integrate significant amounts of overlooked 1970s and 1980s kitsch, cult classics, and B-grade 1990s television material. His work also tends to make heavy use of classical music and science fiction overtones and references, the latter with hip hop roots in the space jams of Parliament. Sci-fi also pops up in the hip hop oeuvres of RZA and Jedi Mind Tricks, among others, both in and out of collaborations with Dan the Automator. Trained in classical violin as a child, Nakamura was more attracted to early electronica and hip-hop. After dabbling as a DJ, he gave up on the skill and instead worked on musical production, taking on small gigs until getting his major break working with Kool Keith. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.