Soccer was my life for 19 years. It taught me the core values of life and discipline, while introducing me to a plethora of cultures from around the world. I am truly grateful for the game and everyone I have had the pleasure of sharing the pitch with. Fulljoy this tune remixed by drum and bass heavyweight Dave Owen which was originally produced by Kensaye (both from London)! Big ups to everyone for supporting Neopolitan, the full album drops next week, May 7th! Bless up!
Cage Lu hits us with the first track off the ‘SlowBurn’ EP. Produced by the homie Kensaye. The smooth soulful feel is perfect for the weekend, fulljoy the release, and be on the lookout for a video in the near future! Bless up!
In this instant vintage classic, I show off my unique ability to swap accents at the drop of a dime (no pun intended). Like a chameleon I use my lifetime of traveling and supreme knowledge of cultures to camouflage into any scene. I teamed up with Hoodie Allen’s Producer RJF for a soulful U.K. house feel and top notch Indianapolis video director Jace, for the seductive visuals. Fulljoy the playful nature of the tune and be on the lookout for my debut L.P. Neopolitan which will be realeased May 7, 2012 via Rad Summer. Bless up!
On February 13, I stumbled across an NPR Fresh Air interview with Oscar nominated actress Viola Davis. She discussed the traditional roles of dark-skinned women in Hollywood films and made an incredible point about how ‘media inspires the mulatto from within’. I completely agreed with her position and wrote a song which features poetry from the legendary Gil Scott-Heron and production from RJF. The track is entitled “The Mulatto (Afrodite)” and it depicts the life of a girl who knows she is beautiful but falls victim to societies simulated standard of light-skinned beauty. I am reaching out because I feel that the message covers an important issue that no one is addressing in the hip hop/music community.
“The Mulatto (Afrodite)” is the second release from my debut album Neopolitan which drops via Rad Summer on May 1, 2012. Fulljoy the message, bless up!
Absolutely beautiful track from London based duo Native Sun. They are comprised of bilingual rapper Mohammed Yahya, born in Mozambique, South East Africa and singer-songwriter Sarina Leah born in London with Caribbean roots. “Gallery of Dreams” depicts what it’s like for to dream from the perception of a child that we all once were. The lyrics are brilliant as they state, “Hope is near, when you dream, you can touch it with your fingers it closer than it seems” which is so true… The track is off their latest release Indigenous Soundwaves which will be released April 23, 2012. Be on the look out for more from Native Sun and also check out my other favorites “Summer rain”, “Lightness of Hapiness” and “Senses” which features production from bredren Kensaye! Bless up!