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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The mission of T.R.I.S.I.N.G. (Teen Recording & Instructional Studios to Inspire the Next Generation) studios is to create a safe and positive environment for local youth of Fresno, CA to cultivate their passion for music. Through the fulfillment of our mission T.R.I.S.I.N.G. envisions the development of a community that celebrates and encourages positive music and where our youth can flourish as passionate musicians and artist.
One of their leaders, brother Marcel Woodruff, years ago heard a song I wrote and performed quite frequently back during my weekly hosting/house band performance duties of “Liberation Lounge” on Sundays at Blackstar Caffe & Books back home in New Orleans. The song, “Pain B4 Progress,” from my debut album, speaks from the POV of a kids wanting to escape the wilds of their surroundings all while not wanting to be judges for coming from that environment.
Marcell and his student s choose “Pain B4 Progress” as a song they wanted to remix and add their own personal experience and flavor to. The video and song are being used to show the program’s and the students’ endorsement for the “Lifeline to Healing Campaign”, a national effort of the Faith In Community (FIC) National Network that aims to address the root causes of violence in cities.
I loved the vibe and expression that these young artists brought to my composition. I’m honored to have been selected by them. Check out these young gifted artists and their music, and this awesome program providing a much needed platform in the Arts for our kids.
T.R.I.S.I.N.G. Studios Faith In Community Lifelines to Healing Endorsement
Written & composed by Nate: Suave – www.suaveishere.com
Edited by: T.R.I.S.I.N.G. Studios
Artist: Jenuin & Halo
Produced by Fokus
“T.R.I.S.I.N.G supports Faith in Community’s LIFELINES TO HEALING campaign which aims to end the issue of mass incarceration in America and inner city violence.”
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)
Tonight, Suave is bringing an acoustic soul set to Dayton, Ohio for the Lyrical Lounge Spoken Word & Open Mic night! The doors open for 7:30pm at De’Lish Cafe (www.delishdayton.com), so be there early to get your week started right!