Suave x Prospek Release “Pictures With Words,” The First Single From Their Forthcoming Album, Politics of Life & Love
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 worldviews 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, this album will continue a recent but potent legacy of soulful, expressive lyrics, inventive production, and provocative socially-relevant themes.
The single artwork for “Pictures with Words” features an image captured by New Orleans-based photographer Larry Everage of the South Rose Window of Notre Dame Cathedral. It was in these chambers that Moorish academics shared with European dignitaries (later the founders of Oxford and Notre Dame of Paris) the knowledge that would eventually influence The Renaissance that brought the Middle Ages to an end. Much like this historic view, Politics of Life & Love is a window into how unseen and often unrecognized forces shape the realities we stake our lives, loves, and identities to. – K.O.C.
When is the last time you saw an underground artist from New Orleans featured on the same blog site as Quincy Jones, Mary J. Blige, and Erykah Badu? If you’re a reader of KevinNottingham.com (which you should be), then that day would be today.
The newest project from New Orleans artist, Suave reconnects us with the spirit of soul music. His thought-provoking lyrics and subtle baritone harmonies take us on a ride through the thoughts of a young black man striving to better himself and the world. […] Suave’s album addresses hate and promotes love. So creatively and masterfully relevant for those new to hip hop soul and those who already cherish the genre.
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This eclectic album blends elements of hip hop, jazz, neo-soul, spoken word, and live instrumentation to create a vibe that is undeniably New Orleans and uniquely Suave.
In addition to the soulful vocals of Suave, The Hip Hop Soul Revival features local hip-hop artists such as Lyrikill, Caligula, Focus of The Lost Souls, and Elespee, fused with the smooth saxophone of Erion Williams of the Soul Rebels Brass Band and spoken word performed by iCon the Artist of Team SNO.
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