Category Archives: Hip Hop

(New Single!) Suave x Prospek – “For My People”

forMyPeopleArtHip Hop Soul and Funk duo, Suave x Prospek  are back with the leading single for their upcoming album, Politics of Love and Life. These New Orleans natives, recent Cincinnati transplants, and Guerilla Publishing Company (GPC) co-founders bring their award-winning blend of live, funky drum breaks, soulful melodies, and social awareness to the topic of unity among the masses. “For My People” serves to empower the independent artist community and those impoverished (especially in the the state of Louisiana) to mobilize against generational political corruption. It serves as a call to action and solidarity for those seeking equality and freedom in and out of the music industry, as well as a cease and desist letter to opportunistic music executives. And, most poignantly, it’s a notice to Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal and his statewide political machine of corruption that their divisive tactics won’t work against a growing population of conscious young artists and their contemporaries. The song is combined with a short excerpt from a speech given by Angela Davis in 1975 on the empowerment and fair treatment of oppressed people of the Unites States.

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Single Art:

“Black Panthers vs. New Orleans Police Department(NOPD) Standoff”

The picture, taken on November 19, 1970 by the N.O.P.D., property of, Times Picyune.

“November 1971, a month that included a shootout with the police on Piety Street, the creation of survival programs, and the daylong standoff between the Panthers and 250 police equipped with a tank in the Desire housing development. It perfectly captures the songs spirit of Rebellion, Resistance, and Revolution.” – N. Cameron

Produced and Composed By: Prospek of The Guerilla Publishing Co.

Written and Arranged By: Suave of The Guerilla Publishing Co./BFAM Music Group

Engineered, mixed, and Masted By: Prospek of The Guerilla Publishing Co.

Recorded at: G.P.C/New Fidelity Studios (Cincinnati, OH)

Let Me Dream

A collaboration between long-time creative partners and label-mates Suave and ProspekLet Me Dream is an ode to the perseverant spirit of artists and activists alike. Speaking from experience in both roles, Suave encourages those seeking to rise above their current circumstances to continue dreaming of a “brighter day” while live instrumentation from Prospek awakens in listeners an oft-latent desire for real music from real musicians.

Download Let Me Dream on Suave’s SoundCloud page and purchase your copy of Prospek’s Polyphonic Congress – featuring Suave and the other members of GPNYC Records – on iTunes and Amazon today.

Written & Performed by: Nate “Suave” Cameron
Produced, Mixed, Mastered, Arranged by: Prospek
Drums: Prospek
Bass: Prospek
Keys: Prospek
Guitar: Coco Dank
Flute: Chuck ( of Private Pile)
Recorded at: GPC Studios (New Orleans, La)
Mixed and Mastered at: Inner Recess Studios (New Orleans, La) | New Fidelity (Cincinnati, Oh)

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Day 2 Day Soul CDs Now Available Online!

Original New Orleans funk and soul music

Day 2 Day Soul CDs now available online!

Suave and Prospek’s Hip-Hop Soul EP, Day 2 Day Soul, including the bonus track No Justice No Peace featuring Kam Royal, is now available on CD! Click here to buy a disc for yourself or for your retail store. Digital mp3 downloads are also still available here.

Suave at Café the Spot

Suave Funk and Soul performance in The Netherlands

Join Suave and DJ Calderon in Den Helder, Netherlands for a live funk/ hip-hop soul show at Café the Spot! Get all the details and RSVP for the show here.

Video: The Funkees vs. Joe Kickass

It’s really interesting to see how rhythms from all over the continent of Africa are still directly influencing the sound of urban music today. Check out the videos/ songs below; the first is the orignal track, Akula Owu Onyeara, from the old school Eastern Nigerian Afro-Rock group The Funkees, and the second is a recent hip-hop track from Dutch emcee, Joe Kickassentitled Akula.

You can cop the new vinyl release of some of The Funkees best known dance-floor hits online via Soundway Records.

The Funkees – Dancing Time: The Best of Eastern Nigeria’s Afro Rock Exponents.