With his Booth-hosted debut just a week and change from release, Al-J returns to our pages with another world premiere off the project. Coming on the heels of late October’s reader-acclaimed Above & Beyond, The Past Meets the Future is a modern-day street banger with a throwback feel. Teddy Roxpin reprises his role behind the boards from the aforementioned cut, layering sampled brass hits over a boom-bap rhythm as the Blak Madeen member and Queensbridge vet Tragedy Khadafi chronicle their efforts to fight injustice and create social change through their music. For this lyrically-driven selection and much more, check out Al-J’s Blak to the Future LP November 19, when it hits The DJBooth for free streaming and download via Leedz Edutainment.(via DJBooth)
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After dropping some unexpected knowledge via last week’s release of Militant Minds, Boston duo Blak Madeen (Al-J and Yusuf) and emcee Tragedy Khadafi continue to deliver a stream of gritty lyricism on their latest DJBooth premiere Ready For War. Also prepared to battle are Reef The Lost Cauze and Blacastan, who each drop their own determination-drenched verses. Ready For War includes a mention of iconic Public Enemy emcee Chuck D, which is supremely fitting given how similar this record is to past Public Enemy releases. Taking the reigns on the production is Miestro Da Semi Conductor, who keeps Ready For War relatively fast-paced thanks to his use of drum-kicks and percussion. Both Militant Minds and Ready For War will be featured on Blak Madeen and Tragedy Khadafi’s joint EP Militant Minds, which will be released on DJBooth on September 10, via Leedz Edutainment.
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Check out Cormega, Tragedy Khadafi, & Blak Madeen at The Middle East Upstairs, September 8th. TIX: http://tktwb.tw/QWpIy1