Last evening I was continuing my journey through the inbox and I came across a few notable tracks. One was Othello & DJ Vajra – Active Balance Remix, it’s been a while since a song made me impulsively nod my head, and when i played this jam at work my Filipino co-worker was also nodding her head impulsively. I’m currently trying to get some more info and tracks from him so ill keep you posted. This track is totally worth a buck!!
Emcee Othello (Lightheaded Crew) connects with turntablist DJ Vajra for this 12″ which showcases Mayer Hawthorne aka Haircut and his group Now On (Jackson Perry, IX Lives, Haircut). This is the first single off the upcoming album ‘The Required Taste.’
Another notable e-mail i found was Kam Moye AKA Supastition. Kam has been on several of the playlists that have been posted over time on WYDU. so here are a few new tracks by Kam Moye to take a listen to.
Kam Moye, a different breed of emcee, is gearing up to release his newest album, Splitting Image. Being the first album released after his name change from Supastition to his actual birth name, Kam shows that he has developed lyrically and isn’t afraid to touch on mature subject matter. The album is due October 27th on MYX Music Label. The lead single off the album is “Lets Be Honest” with production being handled by Veterano. The song is about having a humble attitude towards life, something rarely spoken about in today’s industry. Talking about the inspiration behind the song’s concept, Kam says, “The song was inspired by a quote that I read once which said ‘happiness isn’t having what you want, it’s wanting what you have.’ That’s my perspective in life on everything from family to my career. It’s not settling, but sometimes you gotta just accept that maybe it wasn’t meant for you to have what everyone else has… It’s cool to dream but not to the point where you don’t take notice of how good you have it already to just be alive.”
Kam relays the song’s message from the get-go, saying, “If you don’t appreciate what you have right now, you’ll never appreciate what’s coming to you in the future.” The song is conceptual in the way that each verse tackles different issues relating to materialism and superficial tendencies. Kam goes in on materialism for the first verse before touching on women and relationships in verse two and stardom in the third and final verse, rapping, “I don’t need people in the streets to know me / Man, I kind of like keeping it discreet and low-key.” With Veterano providing a soulful backdrop for Kam’s true-to-life delivery, this track is poised to turn some heads as the lead single off his new album. Be sure to get a taste of Kam Moye’s new sound, and look out for Splitting Image via MYX Music Label October 27, 2009.
So this post is like a buy one get 2 free sort of deal except you get the 2 free even if you don’t buy the first one!!