Ka – Decisions.

The brother Ka continues to razzle, dazzle and amaze us with visuals from his recent classic album Grief Pedigree. Personally, I’ve been listening to the album since the day that I bought it from the man himself (fittingly in our beloved Brooklyn), and still haven’t gone a day without hearing it. Grief Pedigree is a slow, brooding, cold piece of art that seems to peel back a layer leading to warmth with every listen.

Methodical with his beat making and light years ahead of his counterparts when it comes to his skilled delivery of introspective and cryptic lyrics, the deliberate nature of his work is refreshing. Following the ad-libs alone can take you for a journey off of the main path.

The time that was spent writing, producing as well as mastering this album is very much appreciated by myself and his multinational and devoted fan base. The song sequencing is the icing on the cake that gives Grief Pedigree such a tight cinematic feel, which in turn lends itself to multiple listens.

Peep the new video to see exactly what I mean.

For the cd check the link below. Get the vinyl for the bonus cut. Also cd’s of his first album Iron Works are available on the site.  Ships worldwide.

http://brownsvilleka.com/

Add On: Young Guru 2

We last spoke of Mr. Young Guru here. As usual, he’s back with some real talk about the complexities of trying to survive and thrive in the current music industry.

Also kind of unrelated but still involving music, I got a kick out of seeing these N’awlins icons bring it back to basics. Mainly Mystikal and Mannie Fresh. It’s almost like they’re having their 90’s in the 000’s, if you get what I mean.

We last spoke of Mystical here.

The Crack Era.

Peace to my man Q-Unique, Asf-Tck mobb. Fly song, creative video and nice hand styles. I remember all too vividly the Crack Era. Somehow in all the madness of the mid to late 80’s and the early to mid 90’s, rap took shape and became a globally dominating music form. It’s an amazing story that I’m sure someone will get rich telling.

Anyway, check out Q’s new album “Between Heaven & Hell” which is coming out on Sept. 7th, on the Fat Beats Record label.

I wonder if he’s going to do a remix called the Fat Beats era with all the ex employees?