Tuesday, June 2, 2009
New Music From SHAHEED
Shaheed and I go back (waaay back). Our history began when the namesake of this blog was actually Birmingham's number one hip hop event (shout out to Sam and the High Note Lounge). The year was 2000 (or 2001) and a couple of brothers (Shaheed and Rasul) who called themselves the Unseen Ummah from the Precise Elements crew (peace to Heron Sparks) would emerge from that scene as the local group with the most promising future. Nine years later, Rasul is back in his native Buffalo, New York, and Shaheed and I produced quite possibly one of the best albums I've ever worked on Health Wealth and Knowledge of Self. Our bond goes beyond mere beats and studio time. It's a spiritual one. When I took Shahadah in '07 he was right there helping me out along the way.
Currently, we are tracking a remix EP which will include these two songs. First up is "Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Salam". If you can't say that, just call it "A Song for the Prophet". The song is special in that it chronicles the life and importance of Prophet Muhammad (SAWS). It has a serious '90's G-Funk feel to it, just updated a bit. Next up is "Glorious Day", which is a remix of a joint taken from his '07 debut Scholar Warrior. Enjoy... Peace!
Shaheed- Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Salam (A Song for the Prophet) Produced by Supreme
Shaheed- Glorious Day (Remix) Produced by Supreme