Tag: Modern Artillery EP

Over the course of this site’s almost six year history, you’ve likely come across posts on Brooklyn-based emcee Shabaam Sahdeeq and as you may know, Sahdeeq recently celebrated his 20th anniversary in hip-hop as an artist. And considering the state of the contemporary music industry and that hip-hop has long been an extremely fickle genre, such longevity, especially as an underground/indie artist is a rather impressive, almost Herculean task. Interestingly, Sahdeeq has marked his 20th anniversary as an artist by being as prolific as ever — last year, he released the Modern Artillery EP, a collaboration with Swedish-born, The Netherlands-based producer Big Ape, and this year he’s collaborated with DJ Ready Cee and Spit Gemz on the politically charged single “News at 11.” 2016 will also mark the release of Timeless: The Collection and the latest single from the album “Fly Script” is a collaboration with DJ Doom that has Shadeeq rhyming about social media’s influence on hip-hop, artists and fans, the hustle of the hip-hop game, touring around the world as a musician, dealing with deceitful and dishonest people, and of course, gorgeous woman over a production consisting of boom bap beats, twinkling piano keys, scratching and chopped up vocal samples, along with ominously swirling synths. Sonically, the song has a menacing undertone that reminds me a little bit of It’s Dark and Hell is Hot-era DMX.

 

 

 

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New Video: JOVM Mainstay Shabaam Sahdeeq Teams Up With DJ Ready Cee and Spit Gemz On His Most Politically Charged Collaboration to Date

If you’ve been frequenting this site over its almost 6 year history, you’ve likely come across a post or two about Brooklyn-based emcee Shabaam Sahdeeq. Sahdeeq recently celebrated his 20th year in hip-hop — and considering […]

New Video: Hang Out with Shabaam Sahdeeq in Amsterdam as He Brushes Haters Off in the Video for “D.I.L.L.I.G.A.F.”

If you’ve been frequenting this site over its almost 6 year history, you’ve likely come across a post or two about Brooklyn-based emcee Shabaam Sahdeeq. Sahdeeq recently celebrated his 20th year in hip-hop — and considering […]

New Video: Shabaam Shadeeq’s “Grown Man Rap” is Here To Save You From Too Many Rappers and Not Enough Emcees

Over the nearly six year history of this site, Brooklyn-based emcee Shabaam Sahdeeq has become a JOVM mainstay artist, who I’ve written about on a number of occasions. Last year marked Sahdeeq’s 20th year as a recording […]

Brooklyn-based emcee Shabaam Sahdeeq has had a lengthy 20 year career in hip-hop — and considering that hip-hop has long been a fickle genre, lasting more than a decade is a rather impressive feat. Of course after two decades, some people would think that an artist would start to slow down; however, Shadeeq has been hungrier than ever, as he proves on “Get It,” the first single off his Modern Artillery EP, slated for an October 13 release through Dutch/Swedish label, Elite Fleet Records. You can also purchase the EP on cassette when it’s available for Cassette Store Day on October 17.

“Get It,” produced by Dutch producer Big Ape features Sahdeeq spits some fiery verses full of braggadocio and pertinent advice for future artists while priming folks for what to expect on this EP and future projects — pure hip-hop comprised of emcees spitting bars and lyrics over dope beats. Speaking of production, Big Ape’s production consists of bright, brassy bells paired with a chopped up guitar sample backed by tweeter and wooter rattling, boom-bap beats and some incredible scratching throughout. The track channels hip-hop’s golden age, complete with a street banging grittiness.