After much anticipation ‘In The Shadow of an Icon’ From Thug Life Army Records Will Be In Stores Tuesday January 15th.
Grassroots record label Thug Life Army Records is set to re-arrange the urban hip hop landscape with the release of their highly anticipated hip hop project ‘In The Shadow of an Icon’.
In stores January 15th nationwide, ‘In The Shadow of an Icon’ is a unique project putting artists from all across the nation together for a meaningful message filled CD, built on the ‘thought process’ of the late hip hop and rap icon Tupac Shakur (2Pac). The project contains no music by Tupac (2Pac), but it does reveal artists who grew out of the ‘shadow’ of the hip hop Icon
As we see the urban hip hop musical landscape infiltrated by corporate hip hop and what seems to be so much music with out a meaning, this unique project focuses on the ‘real’ things going on in the streets and in the lives of many in hip hop culture.
Hip hop icon Tupac Shakur was more than a rap artist. He was also a poet, an activist, a reporter and yes a teacher. The artists put forth on this unique project have all learned and have crafted their skills out of the ‘shadow’ of the teacher Tupac Shakur; they too have re-taken the place of ‘street reporter’ to enlighten, spread the news and/or deliver true street messages in their rhymes.
This project, from Thug Life Army Records, distributed by Fontana/Universal/AMG, was released to all the major digital download sites in mid December and is available now for online download also.
Here is the track list for ‘In the Shadow of an Icon’
Track list for ‘In the Shadow of an Icon’
1.) Boo Kapone – KNOWLEDGE
2.) Concrete Souljahs – Walk wit me
3.) allfrumtha i – Everywhere I Go (good and evil)
4.) SUPe – The System
5.) Hustle Creed – We Live and We Die
6.) Purple Lounge “H.O.P.E”
7.) Nolan – PEOPLE
8.) 1223 – Wish I Knew
9.) Jasiri X and Franchise – 2 Pacs More
Producer: Paradise Gray (X Clan) and GM3
10.) Page 1 – Fallen
11.) Ebony Burks – Choice
12.) G Luv – Revelation
13.) FAME – Next 2 Kin
14.) U.N.D feat. Teeka – Understand
15.) binky mack – Conflict Of Interest
1.) Kemo the Blaxican – Breathe
2.) Celly Cel – No Tomorrow
3.) Dolo – So Much Drama
4.) Qwiccshott – Never
5.) Sammy B feat Big Dee – No Half Steppin
6.) 3RDegree – Broken Home
7.) allfrumtha i – Me & My Dawg
8.) K – Loron – Speed of Life
9.) Concrete Souljahs – Related to the Undergroud
10.) Tommy Danger – Run for Cover
11.) Wize-Fool – DANGEROUS FREE THINKER
12.) binky mack – Taken Over
13.) Malign20 – Hopes and Dreams
14.) Queen Josie – Young Men of Today (Spoken Word)
The project has been endorsed by many including the Hip Hop Association, The Hip Hop Congress, The Black Coffee Channel, and many others.