Chris “The Glove” Taylor just dropped the official music video to his latest single “Cahuenga Boulevard”, off the recently-released Redshirt Freshman album.
The pioneering Los Angeles, California producer and DJ appeared in the 1984 films Breakin’ and Breakin’ Too: Electric Boogaloo as himself. His many music productions include Ice-T (Reckless off the Breakin’ soundtrack), Dr. Dre (The Chronic, 2001), LL Cool J (“Zoom” off the Bulworth soundtrack), Snoop Dogg (“Doggy Dogg World”), The Firm album with Nas, AZ, Nature, and Foxy Brown (“Phone Tap”, “Firm Fiasco”), and Xzibit (“Focus”) to name a small few.
Taylor has also been credited for mixing Snoop Dogg’s 1993 Death Row Records debut album Doggystyle and has served as music coordinator, programmer, and assistant composer for many television series including American Soul, Played By Fame, Tiny & Toya, The Parkers, Frankie & Neffie, and Monica: Still Standing.
“The Glove” has also had song placements featured on N.C.I.S. Los Angeles, Empire, The Chi, The Neighborhood, America’s Next Top Model, Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Lost, and King Of Queens to name a few.
The introspective “Cahuenga Boulevard” track finds “The Glove” in a timeline reminiscing on working with Dr. Dre, moving from Ruthless Records to Death Row Records with the help of Suge Knight, and reflects on The D.O.C. and Snoop Dogg’s early creativity and influence in building the label, 2Pac coming through with “California Love”, all before the downfall of the storied label.
Later in the song, Taylor recalls Interscope Records head Jimmy Iovine setting Dr. Dre up with the Aftermath Entertainment imprint where “The Glove” was instrumental in Aftermath’s early days producing tracks like “Fame” from the Dr. Dre Presents…The Aftermath compilation and others.
Check out the “Cahuenga Boulevard” music video from Chris “The Glove” Taylor below: