Those of you who still have the legendary Soundbombing stuck on rotation (let's be real, no mixtape series can compare to the trilogy released by Rawkus Records) than there is no need to introduce Shabaam Sadheeq. As an up and comer at the turn of the century, S-Dub gained a following with joints like "Arabian Nights," "Every Rhyme I Write," and the Eminem featured "5 Star Generals"; 17 years since his release from the seminal East Coast label, he's still going strong. "Do You" has S Double reuniting with his Polyrhythm Addicts bandmate DJ Spinna for a futuristic onslaught of bars as the Brooklyn emcee drops rhymes on focusing on his own craft, his enemies and the struggles that have made him stronger using his fluid rhyming abilities.
Whereas most aged rappers would have changed their sound to attract new fans, Shabaam has always kept it real, never sacrificing his integrity for a pay check. "Do You" is just one of the 23 tracks that will be released on Shabamm's upcoming project, Keepers of the Lost Art, which drops tomorrow. If you desperately need some East Coast flavour or just need a break from being turnt in an upward fashion, give this gem a much deserved listen.
- Below System
- April 19th, 2014