Tuesday, June 24, 2008
This mellow mix was made to chill out after the raucous fun of i'M juX tWiSteD.
It blends the conscious and encouraging lyrics of Dead Prez's "If I Fail" with the soothing spirituality of Cedric Im Brooks' reggae-flavored cover of Horace Silver's jazz standard "Song for my Father".
Realizing this needed something special, and taking a cue from DP's shout-outs, i also added a verse from Tupac's "Hail Mary" and dubbed it up with some spacey delay, turning this mix into the first of my Tupac tributes.
If I Hail (Song for my Father) (Dead Prez & Tupac Shakur vs. Cedric Im Brooks & The Light of Saba) Download
As featured on the MashAnthology double LP!
(produced in 2006, cover art by Klaudia Gottwald)