Check out Brooklyn Native, Shabaam Sahdeeq’s latest work, Modern Artillery. A project consisting of seven tracks of bona-fide raps from an emcee who’s perpetually making waves in the underground. From dropping gems with Rawkus’s fnest, Polyrhythm Addicts, to putting out critically acclaimed solo records like last year’s Keepers of the Lost Art, Shabaam is indeed an emcee to check for.
On Modern Artillery, Sahdeeq further cements his place in rap’s history with some Boom bap help from the gifted Amsterdam-based beatsmith, Big Ape, with cuts courtesy of Sweden’s, DJ Devastate, a large portion of the project was recorded out in Amsterdam while the rapper was touring Europe in 2012, which also inspired the project’s name.
I realized I was using my art as a weapon,” he said. “Peep the hidden message in the title: Modern ART-ill-ery.
The EP also boasts the likes of Outerspace, Ruste Juxx, Reef the Lost Cauze, Torae, 8thw1, and the late, PH (PumpkinHead). Those last three actually show up on the closing track, “Men of Respect,” an ill posse cut that concludes the project with a commemorative feel. The release represents a collaboration with Dutch/Swedish label Elite Fleet Records, and it’s actually their debut project. Modern Artillery is now available through all major digital retailers, and a limited-edition tape version drops Oct. 17 on Cassette Store Day. A vinyl edition is in the works…stay tuned!
02. Be About It (feat. Outerspace)
03. Gladiator School (feat. Ruste Juxx)
04. Get It
05. Chance (feat. Reef the Lost Cauze)
06. All Over the World
07. Men of Respect (feat. PH, Torae & 8thW1)
Modern Artillery is available now on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Google Play, and Tidal.
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