Samiyam is Sam Baker, hip-hop producer working out of the same dusty corners of Los Angeles that brought us Flying Lotus, Jonwayne, Gaslamp Killer, Ras G and so many others.
Sam Baker’s Album was his debut, released on Brainfeeder in 2011. More
recent credits include production for Captain Murphy’s Duality and Earl Sweatshirt’s Doris.
Wish You Were Here is his first release with Leaving Records & Stones Throw. It’s sixteen tracks instrumentals with three rap tracks featuring
Evidence, The Alchemist and Samiyam, making his debut on the mic. “I’m just trying to show where I’m coming from,” he says, “I’m not about futuristic spaceship beats, just straight forward hip-hop.”