Succeeding their debut album, Day 2 Day Soul (2012) – a project both highly praised by independent music critics like The Indie Mine and Nerdy Boi Media and nominated for Album of the Year at the New Orleans Hip Hop Awards – this sophomore offering builds on the natural connection and complementary world views Nate “Suave” Cameron and Jonathan “Prospek” Bailey share. While the two currently reside in different parts of the United States, with Suave a recent transplant to The Bay Area and Prospek currently calling Cincinnati home, their ability to weave together seamlessly their creative expression has not been lost. If “Pictures With Words” is any indication, their upcoming album(Politics of Life & Love)(Oct. 2015) will continue a recent but potent legacy of soulful, expressive lyrics, inventive production, and provocative socially-relevant themes.
Hip Hop Soul and Funk duo, Suave x Prospek are back with a new single. 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 United States.
New Orleans born producer and musician extraordinaire Prospek teams up with a slew of indie vocalists, emcees, musicians,Djs, and engineers from around the nation called the “The Polyphonic Congress”. The latest single “Let Me Dream” is written and performed by Prospek’s GPNYC label mate and frequent collaborator Suave and is accompanied with all live instrumentation by Prospek and his team of musicians at Inner Recess Studios(New Orleans).
Suave is accompanied by his Liberated Soul Collective fam (Tank & The Bangas, Jarred “Nation” Savwoir, Amari Rebel, and Elliot Luv) while performing his originally composed tune “Crescent City Soul” live on the WWL Morning Show (New Orleans, LA)
Suave’s next project, The Feel Good Movement, will be recorded live in 2012. A testament to his musicality and stage presence, this nod to New Orleans’ live music culture will see Suave on stage with drums, bass, keys, and horns supplied by many of the incredible musicians he gigs with on a regular basis in NOLA, Cincinnati, New York, Austin, and even abroad. Preparations for the live show and recording are underway, and the date of the performance will be announced here on SuaveIsHere.com!
In 2011, Suave released The #Versatility Buzztapes, a collection of diverse tracks showcasing the breadth and depth of his musical talents that can now be purchased on iTunes. This unique project ran the gamut from hip-hop to soul to funk to jazz and back again while invoking the talents of producers The Pro Prospek, Inner Recess’ Dubla, Miles Felix, and AWNP Productions, plus features by Elliot Luv,Slangston Hughes, JusKwam, Coppertop, 6th Strict, Elespee and more. Now matter what your mood or situation, there’s a song on The #Versatility Buzztapes to help you “groove and relax.”
Suave’s 2010 release, The Hip-Hop Soul Revival, produced in large by The Pro Prospek of Gorilla Publishing Co., is a perfect balance of those elements which make Suave who he is as an artist. By combining the storytelling of hip-hop, the melodiousness of neo- and classic soul, the passion of funk, and jazzy vocals, Suave has managed to create a musical niche all for himself; The Hip Hop Soul Revival is, like all of Suave’s original work, an eclectic blend of the music and experiences that have shaped his life and his art. And with songs such as Educated Black Woman and Don’t Sell Your Soul, Suave speaks directly to the generation of ambitious, purpose-driven individuals from which he hails.
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