Lecrae drops his album Gravity, on Tuesday September 4th. In anticipation of the release, the latest single features a couple things which certainly already set it apart from other releases. The inclusion on Big K.R.I.T. on a DJ Khalil beat has cemented this track’s goodness for you eardrums to interpret.
“I rarely go to church, false prophets rocking Prada so I rarely feel the word.” (c) Big K.R.I.T.
Featured on the single for “The Blast” this is the title track from Talib Kweli & DJ Hi-Tek’s debut collective album, which didn’t appear on the actual album. Maybe they felt like it didn’t fit sonically on the album, I don’t know but I’m glad it survived in vinyl form and with the age of the internet, it can be found anywhere. So go hunt it down and find it for yourself. It’s not too difficult I promise. Classic Hi-Tek production from a great time in hip-hop history in my opinion. I’m hoping to come up on a lot of these Rawkus singles soon……I have several but there are several more that I need.
I trust very few artist to recreate the music of Nina Simone, Meshell is one of them I trust though. The fact she brought along Cody ChestnuTT cements the deal. While he is certainly not someone who comes to mind when thinking about cover artists, he does an incredible job here, and of course Meshell is flawless. Her new album, which is composed entirely of Nina Simone songs is titled Pour une âme Souveraine (For a Sovereign Soul), A Dedication to Nina Simoneand is set to be released on October 9th. I can’t wait to see what else she has in store for us….I bet Kanye is kicking and screaming that nobody asked him to be involved.
On September 25th, 2012 the world will bear witness to Heaven’s Computer, a conceptual offering from 7even:Thirty via Mello Music Group. The first single dropped was “Get Up” and showcased the vocal weaponry of 7even:Thirty. This time around, he brings along Kamikaze (Crooked Lettaz) and Sleepy Will to warn about the pitfalls of the so-called Hip-Hop industry, over Erik L production. Exposing the dysfunctional business ethics of a corrupted industry being pimped by corporate America. Less verbal jabs and more dropped jewels makes for a track all these upcoming, wanna-be emcees need to peep.
“I’m Posdonous with a pistol, you rappers get plugged. One” – Kamikaze
“Biggest question you should ask is, “would you do this shit for free?” – 7even:Thirty
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Leon Ware was responsible for Marvin Gaye’s album I Want You.And I mean RESPONSIBLE, what begin with a song developed into an entire album of material given to Gaye from Ware. This was meant to be material for Ware’s own Motown release, but sent him back to drawing board once Gaye released his album. The result was Ware going back to the drawing board and writing Musical Massage,which was released in 1976 via Motown….