Bekay has been making some nice hip-hop for quite some time, and now he brings his lyrical and verbal skills to Alterbeats, who decided to hook up with the MC and put together “Idol” for the Class Struggle
album. Nice work here, guys.
We’re only two weeks away from the release of Alterbeats’ Struggle
album and in the words of Larry Graham, can you handle it? You’ll have to wait just a bit more so for now, check out the newly released video featuring Mic Handz, Skeezo, and Shabaam Sahdeeq. I’m sure hearing and watching this will be like a bottle of ketchup, you can either break the bottle or anticipate the goodness.
New Alterbeats music means more intense listening (and if you say otherwise, maybe you are the one who isn’t listening). A compilation album called Class Struggle, highlighting the works of the Alterprod collective, will be released on the 29th of October and this is the first juicer, a track which brings in Guilty Simpson and The Rockness Monstah (b/k/a Rock). The publicist called this a “leak” but it’s not a true leak if it’s acknowledged. It’s a promotional tool, a tease, and it’s a song for you to hear so here, have a sip of “Fruit Punch”.
Innocent? is a Brooklyn MC who has a lot of hope for his future, and he wrote a song about it. Wanna hear it? Here it goes, and it’s called “Hope”, produced by French producer Alterbeats. I think what I like about this is that not only do the lyrics tell the story, but Alterbeats’ production also helps tell Innocent?’s story with his own complimentary story. Dig this. The song is from the Love It Or Hate It album, and I believe he would like for you to love this (or at least a “deep like”).
A hip-hop that begins with anger has a point to make, YOU DON’T COME OFF SLAPPING PEOPLE LEFT AND RIGHT WITHOUT EXPLAINING YOURSELF!!!
Anyway, Alterbeats have released The French Revolution, bringing on a wide range of MC’s to take their music and move it into new places. This includes help from… well, look at all of the people tagged for this review. Chief Kamachi, Murdoc, Bekay, Shabaam Sahdeeq, Reef The Lost Cauze, Willie Maze, Halfabrick, Estee Nack, Sadat X. That’s an incredible wealth of artists and artistry on this, and the exchange between each of them with one or another will make you want to buy, hear, and absorb for weeks, months, and years to come.
Is it angry now? Now, this is just what hip-hop is and always will be: a celebration of beats, rhymes & life, without fear.
Alterbeats have been making the beat junkie rounds for awhile, and now the French production collective are about to release an album of their wares, and this is a morsel of what’s on it: a track featuring Sadat X, A.G., and Lion of the group Bordeaux.
The full album, called The French Revolution, will be released on June 26th.