Shabaam Sahdeeq – “That Dope” ft Wais P & Sha Stimuli (Album: Keepers of the Lost Art)

Shabaam Sahdeeq – “That Dope” ft Wais P & Sha Stimuli (Prod. by DJ Skizz)

Shabaam Sahdeeq

Shabaam Sahdeeq is back with the much anticipated album, Keepers of the Lost Art! S-Dub definitely brings the lyrics on this one, complimented by beats from Ran Reed, Lewis Parker, DJ Dister, DJ Ready Cee and DJ Skizz to name a few. Despite setbacks such as a prison bid, haters and industry bullsh-t,  the Brooklyn vet is motivated to stay in the game and fight for the culture along with other Keepers of the Lost Art. On the DJ Skizz produced street banger “That Dope,” Shabaam is joined by two of Brooklyn’s finest – Wais P and Sha Stimuli. Party rocking’ DJ’s will be happy to throw on  the  dance friendly “Fall In Line” produced by DJ Wonder.

Keeper of the Lost Art coverBut anyone who sees the album cover art and title of this gem will instantly understand where S-Dub and his collaborators (Tragedy Khadafi, REKS, El Gant, Wais P, Sha Stimuli, Skyzoo, F.T., Mic Handz, General DV, Spit Gemz, and Bekay) are coming from. Hip-Hop’s younger generation has gone astray. The airwaves are filled with so much simplified, watered down pop rap that the true art of Hip Hop is being lost. It is up to the keepers of the lost art to guard and protect Hip Hop, like the guardians in the classic si-fi movie ‘The 5th Element,’ in order to maintain and preserve it for future generations. Those youth who seek out the truth only need look towards the solid gold boombox, jewel crusted crowns, drum machines, and outboard gear, that adorns the album cover.

“Imagine the world came to an end in an apocalypse and some kids survived in a bunker,” Shabaam Sahdeeq explains about the cover art. “Now when the dust settles and the smoke is gone, the kids come out the bunker and discover a treasure chest in an old music store that contains all the elements of Hip-Hop, and started having fun with it.”  

If this album was in that treasure chest, representing the Elements of the DJ and the MC, those kids would be in pretty good shape. For your first hit of the dopiness, start off with “That Dope”, then dig deeper in the treasure chest yourself.

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Substantial – ‘Art Is Where The Home Is’ (HIWTAI Remixes)

Substantial‘Art Is Where The Home Is’ (HIWTAI Remixes) is a collection of remixes & live versions of songs from his critically acclaimed Mello Music Group debut, ‘Home Is Where The Art Is’. If you loved the original, executive produced by producer Oddisee, you will want to check out this somewhat more mellow version, featuring production by Bop Alloy’s Marcus D, Japanese beatsmith Haruka NakamuraDeacon The Villain from  CunninLynguists, DMV producers, Sean Toure’, Jsoul & The Other Guys, Jazz Hop production team A June & J Beat & Jackson, and Mississippi’s 5-D.

unnamedThere are also some tracks featuring DC area’s live band Sound of the City, who jazz up the singles ‘See Hear’ and ‘Check My Resume’. One new song on the project is the previously unreleased ‘Lost Lost’ featuring Jsoul, produced by yU of Diamond District.

A CD of the Remixes is only available as an import on the Japanese boutique label Rockwell Product Shop. But you can get it digitally from Substantial’s own Bandcamp page and listen to or download the original album from Mell0 Music Group

Substantial is currently on tour with Marcus D (as the group Bop Alloy). For tour info, check and click Another Day In The Life Of…‘ to hear their 2nd album.

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Prince Po and Oh No “SMASH” Feat. Pharoahe Monch and O.C.

New track from Prince Po and his old Organized Konfusion / Fudge Pudge cohorts Pharoahe Monch and Prince Po & Oh No’s Animal Serum album which is out today. I bet they all talked and made this track after MCMI & Est.1975‘s show “Maters of the Underground” that we threw a few months ago celebrating the 20th anniversary of Organized first album Stress:The Extinction Agenda

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De La Soul “Vocabulary Spills” Produced by J Dilla

Daisys-BitchSoooooo De La Soul drops “Get Away ft.the Spirit of the Wu” last summer and blew our minds. They had us HYPE for a new De La project, we thought it was coming and then…… nothing. Flash Forward to valentines day and they give away their ENTIRE CATALOGUE for free download on their website. That was insanely cool and immensely generous considering this is DE LA SOUL. That catalogue is F’n priceless B! And now this?!? An ENTIRE project called “Smell The Da.I.S.Y.” (Da Inner Soul of Yancy) full of DE LA / J DILLA collabs? FOR FREE!?! Am I dreaming? All I can say is THANK YOU! (I guess thats why their new album is gonna be called “You’re Welcome

Here’s the first track off the mixtape ”Smell The Da.I.S.Y.” called “Vocabulary Spills”

The full project “Smell The Da.I.S.Y.” (Da Inner Soul of Yancy) will be released on 3/26/14 at Oh! and if thats not enough they have ANOTHER mixtape called “Premiem Soul On The Rocks” produced by DJ Premier & Pete Rock! It’s gonna be a good year.

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