Creative and artistic freedom is what most artists (in my humble opinion) strive for in this day and age. DJ Jazzy Jeff, one of my go-to legends when it comes to turntablism and production, has now entered the realm of a musical free agent, so to speak, with the release of the final installment in the Magnificent series, M3. This is the first Jazzy Jeff-helmed product as an independent artist, and that freedom serves him well. He's been so influential in developing artists and sounds for the better part of three-plus decades, and this album is an emphatic exclamation point for Magnificent as a sonic trilogy. Dope collaborations abound, with Dayne Jordan, Rhymefest, Amir (Jeff's son), Masego, James Poyser, Andre Harris (Dre & Vidal) and others contributing their talents to this exciting project. I have no secrets about DJ Jazzy Jeff as one of my biggest influences, and M3 is another feather in a stellar, almost unparalleled career as one of the dopest DJ's ever (actually he is the dopest in my book). Stream and download the project (and thank me later). Fleet DJ/Fleet Producer WISDOM BEATS signing out!
Thursday, May 10, 2018
Collaborating with Jamil Honesty has truly been an honor. What turned out as a simple beat submission to a respected emcee has turned out to be a blessing indeed. What resulted was "Searching", a song anchored by a dope Roy Ayers sample. With the beautiful and spirited vocalist Whitney C adding her vocal flourishes, "Searching" is destined to be a joint played during the dog days of summer (not only in the hometown of B-more but across boundary lines). The song has taken on a life of its own, being featured on Rap Is Outta Control with DJ Eclipse and DJ Riz (SiriusXM Ch. 45), as well as a slew of other terrestrial and online stations (spanning the US, Canada, UK, Belgium). Rounding out this joint is DJ Grazzhoppa providing the succinct scratches, and you have a timeless hip hop song (in my humble opinion). Support the music and the movement by visiting Bandcamp and downloading "Searching".