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Paper Tiger (hip hop producer)

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Birth name  John Samels
Labels  Doomtree
Music group  Doomtree
Years active  2001–present
Genres  Alternative hip hop
Instruments  Sampler, synthesizer
Role  DJ
Occupation(s)  Producer, DJ
Name  Paper Tiger

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Origin  Minneapolis, MN, United States Brooklyn, NY, United States
Albums  Made Like Us, No Kings, Doomtree, False Hopes, Laptop Suntan

Similar  Mike Mictlan, Sims (rapper), Lazerbeak

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John Samels, better known by his stage name Paper Tiger, is a Hip hop producer and DJ from Minneapolis, Minnesota, who is currently based in Brooklyn, New York. He is a founding member of the indie hip hop collective Doomtree.

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Paper Tiger released the 7-inch vinyl single, Cloquet, in December 2009.

His first solo album, Made Like Us, was released in July 2010. It features vocal contributions from Dessa of Doomtree and Maggie Morrison of Digitata. Chris Riemenschneider of Star Tribune described the album as "a moody, sometimes dark but also surprisingly elegant and cinematic collection, recalling DJ Shadow's best stuff."

He released Summer EP in August 2012 and Beat Tape the next month. Prefix premiered the track "Gold Pass" and 89.3 The Current premiered a video for the track "The Fortunate Wayfarer."

In 2016, Paper Tiger released In Other Words Part One in April and In Other Words Part Two in July, with each containing four songs. It features vocals from Dessa and Aby Wolf.

Besides producing, Samels also works as a Designer / Art Director in Brooklyn, New York.

Studio albums

  • Made Like Us (2010)
  • EPs

  • False Hopes 11: Paper Tiger (2007)
  • Summer EP (2012)
  • Beat Tape (2012)
  • In Other Words Part One (2016)
  • In Other Words Part Two (2016)
  • In Other Words Part Three (2017)
  • Singles

  • Cloquet (2009)
  • Mixtapes

  • Doomtree Standards Mixtape (2010)
  • 20 Min. Mix. #1: 80's Electro (2009)
  • 20 Min. Mix. #2: EPMD (2009)
  • 20 Min. Mix. #3: Random Stack (2010)
  • 20 Min. Mix. #4: New Jack Swing (2010)
  • 20 Min. Mix. #5: Ice Cube (2010)
  • 20 Min. Mix. #6: Cryphy-Dance (2010)
  • 20 Min. Mix. #7: TripHop (2010)
  • 20 Min. Mix. #8: Disco/Funk (2010)
  • 20 Min. Mix. #9: Prince (2011)
  • 20 Min. Mix. #10: Random Stack 2 (2011)
  • 20 Min. Mix. #11: Lazerbeak (2012)
  • 20 Min Mix. #12 Spring Fever (2013)
  • 20 Min Mix. #13 B.I.G. (2013)
  • 20 Min Mix. #14 De La Soul (2013)
  • 20 Min Mix. #15 Late Night Moves (2013)
  • 20 Min Mix. #16 Cold Winter (2014)
  • Productions

  • Dessa - "551" from False Hopes (2005)
  • Sims - "Dreamsleep" and "No Homeowners" from Lights Out Paris (2005)
  • P.O.S - "Low Light Low Life" from Never Better (2009)
  • Sims - "Pay No Mind Redo" from False Hopes XIV (2009)
  • Dessa - "The Chaconne," "Go Home," "The Bullpen," "Crew," and "Alibi" from A Badly Broken Code (2010)
  • Mike Mictlan - "Dwnsze" from Snaxxx (2012)
  • F.Stokes - Fearless Beauty (2013)
  • Dessa - "Warsaw", "Call Off Your Ghost", and "The Lamb" from Parts of Speech (2013)
  • F. Stokes - "Can't Call It" and "Summer Coldest" from Liquor Sto' Diaries (2014)
  • Sims - "A Bad Flying Bird", "Icarus", "Flash Paper", and "Gosper Island" from More Than Ever (2016)
  • Remixes

  • Poliça - "Chain My Name (Paper Tiger Remix)" (2013)
  • Astronautalis - "Dimitri Mendeleev (Paper Tiger remix)" (2014)
  • GAYNGS - "COLOGNE & WATER (PAPER TIGER REGRIND)" (2011)
  • Mike Mictlan - "Prizefight (Paper Tiger Remix)" (2009)
  • Sun Gods to Gamma Rays - "You Thought You Had It All (Paper Tiger Remix)" (2014)
  • J.Gundersen - "Balcony (Paper Tiger Remix)" (2014)
  • References

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