As a producer, Salaam Remi proves that there is a market for music created for Generation X that does not feel old or dated.
His new album, Black on Purpose, embodies the Remi spirit that has curated signature sounds for Jazmine Sullivan, the Fugees, Amy Winehouse, and so many in 90s Hip-Hop and Dance Hall eras. With this project, he has enlisted Nas, Jennifer Hudson, Case, Teedra Moses, Bilal, Busta Rhymes, Chronixx, Spragga Benz, MuMu Fresh, Doug E. Fresh, Black Thought, Stephen Marley, Cee-Lo Green, and Anthony Hamilton.
The lead single, “Until this Day” is masterfully led by Case reminds you of how you felt when you first heard him on his breakout single “Touch Me, Tease Me” with Foxy Brown in 1996 or “Happily Ever After” in 1999. His voice, every still powerful, cuts over the Salaam Remi track with a beautifully touching tenor that declares that legacy artists can still compete on modern radio — and maybe the savior of true R&B, a genre that has recently been in danger of collapse.
When talking about Remi says, “The gospel’s influence into RnB inspired me to really let the pianos ring on this new single.”
“Black on Purpose is rooted in the ungentrified aspects of Black Music,” he continues. “Case knew exactly what vibe to bring to compliment it.”
Black on Purpose is set to release on Thursday, November 5th on all major streaming platforms and is worth the listen.