Faith Evans is here for you because she deserves it, and says so in her brand new song that features Sharaya J. Oh, and by the way, Missy Elliott is back, hee eee eee eee ow! The video was directed by Derek Blanks and will be on Evans’ forthcoming album, Incomparable
(Prolific Music Group/BMG Artist Services).
There was a time when a good rap album was based on quality “rap” and some damn good production, but somewhere down the line, it changed to where it was based on a publicist’s marketing efforts. The Greatest Story Never Told sounds like an album that would’ve been perfec if it was released in the mid to late 90’s, with the kind of integrity and freshness coming from someone who has a love for the music, and with confidence says “damn, I got a really good voice to do the job”.
The Greatest Story Never Told (Suburban Noize) features a number of guests that a lot of younger artists wish they had the luxury of knowing, including Q-Tip, Swizz Beatz, Bun B, Faith Evans, and a young cat ripping shit who goes by the name of (check this out) Jay-Z. Ha ha! But in the music’s essence is Saigon, who sounds like he’s ready to bust out on everyone with the kind of lyrics and music that make you want to say yeah, cheer, cry, and just go “damn, now this is what hip-hop should feel like”. It would be nice if this music became an inspiration for a generation, and if you don’t believe me, hear it for yourself. A quality hip-hop album that today’s revolutionaries should hear so they can hear what they’re not doing.
This music and video mash-up seems so flawless, it’s not even funny. It’s damn good, and is by Mashup Germany. Check it out, and if you like what you hear, you can download this and other tracks here. The video was put together by Panos.
It’s hard to believe Teena Marie has been making music for 30 years, but she has and in 2009 she will be releasing a new album called Congo Square on Stax. The first single from the album is called “Can’t Last A Day” (Windows preview/Quicktime preview), featuring one of the few singles today who could sit alongside her in a song, Faith Evans.
Congo Square will be released on June 9th but can be pre-ordered now directly from CD Universe.