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.
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Hip 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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“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)
A collaboration between long-time creative partners and label-mates Suave and Prospek, Let 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.
Written & Performed by: Nate “Suave” Cameron
Produced, Mixed, Mastered, Arranged by: 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)
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 Kickass, entitled Akula.
You can cop the new vinyl release of some of The Funkees best known dance-floor hits online via Soundway Records.