BY TESSA SOLOMON
Described as “the creative epicenter” of Kendrick Lamar’s contemporary classic To Pimp a Butterfly, a steady collaborator with Flying Lotus, and a contributor to cutting-edge neo soul albums, multi-genre threat Thundercat has emerged as a major player in today’s jazz fusion landscape. Born Stephen Bruner to a family of accomplished musicians, his first noteworthy gig was as the new bassist for his older brother’s famous L.A.-based band, Suicidal Tendencies. Often the first choice bassist for artists such as Sa-Ra and Erykah Badu, 2011 saw the debut of his first solo studio LP The Golden Age of Apocalypse followed by 2013’s Apocalypse. Looks like the end of the world has found a fitting soundtrack.