Tuesday, June 24, 2008

If I Hail (Dead Prez vs. Tupac vs. Cedric Im Brooks & The Light of Saba)

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)