Brave New World, the Album now out September 16th! KOCH Entertainment is pushing the release of Shyan Selah’s debut, Brave New World, the Album, from September 2nd to September 16th.
KOCH (the number one distributor of independent music in North America) is distributing the album from Brave New World Records who says the move has proven to be very beneficial as it not only gives them even more time to spread word of the project before it hits stores nation-wide; but that the new release date also corresponds nicely to Shyan’s upcoming “Stay in sChOOL” tour, which kicks off September 20th at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA.
“I feel that this is a blessing,” says Shyan, who’s also the President/CEO of Brave New World, Inc. “Brave New World has a mission to promote this album for a full year and we’re treating every day of that year like it’s the release date.”
Already a critically-acclaimed piece of work, URB Magazine called Brave New World “a passionate album that still holds some mainstream-like hip-hop production,” and top industry insiders can’t stop talking about it:
“Since Nas Hip Hop has been needing and waiting for a voice of substance and power,” says Steven Ray, former executive of Windswept Publishing, Capitol Records and Universal Records. “That voice has arrived in this body of work from Shyan Selah.”
“Shyan Selah is something like Lenny Kravitz, Jay Z, D’Angelo and Common combined in one,” according to Jon Stockton, former V.P. for Def Jam Music Group and Bad Boy Entertainment.
“The sound, mix, vocals and content on this album is top-notch,” says Eddy Schreyer, Owner/Chief Engineer for Oasis Mastering (Christina Aguilera, Akon, Kanye West, KC & JoJo). “Hollywood Blvd is a hit!”
About Brave New World, the Album:
High Powered Entertainment and Brave New World Records bring you the future of Hip Hop that crosses through genres, with Shyan Selah’s freshman record. Songs from the album are inspired by the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Prince, Tupac Shakur, and many of music’s pioneers of unique sounds that have mentored this young artist. “I’ve found inspiration through all types of music that move people and create a visual story instead of just reminiscing on my own personal experiences,” says Shyan. “My edge comes from a willingness to embrace the extreme and create an artistic explanation of the experience.”
Based on the company’s mantra: Be Brave, the LP reflects Shyan’s talent for introducing the most unexpected content over amazingly unique and soulful music. Selections from Brave New World such as “Oh My Godd “My Musik,” or “The Summer We Fell in Luv”, leave the listener with a evocative feeling of Jimi Hendrix, Led Zepplin, and Marvin Gaye. New school flavor isn’t lost with smooth beats and conscious lyrics, with nuances from Nas, Kanye West, Lauryn Hill, and Jay Z on “Soul Myousic,” “Hustla,” “Luv Me Or Leave Me Alone” and “Carpe Diem.”
Hempfest picThe first single from Brave New World, “Hollywood Blvd” pulls a simple truth from adoring eyes of the American public on the glitz and glamour of Hollywood. With the momentum of Brave New World already on high, NBC/Paramount has picked up “Hollywood Blvd” to air in the hit series Numb3rs and has deemed it, “An instant hit, impossible not to dance to.” The combination of Shyan’s vivid lyrics complete with a pulsing base and screaming guitar solo from Dave “Davo” Foreman (Anthony Hamilton, Snoop Dogg, Aaliyah, Christina Aguilera) gives “Hollywood Blvd” the promise of major cross-over appeal. High Powered Entertainment CEO, and notable West Coast producer John “J” Silva (Snoop Dogg, E-40, Kurupt, Keyshia Cole) bridged the deal with KOCH Entertainment to distribute Brave New World.
Hempfest picShyan Selah’s contribution doesn’t stop at the legendary House of Blues recording studio where Brave New World was spawn; he is also the COO of The Jimi Hendrix Foundation in Seattle where he serves as a spokesman for the Rock & Roll pioneer. Shyan’s talent reaches from his lyrics, album, and advocacy to pass the baton of Hip Hop’s inspiration to today’s youth.
Brave New World brings the best of Shyan Selah all the way around: the MC and the vocalist, the hustler and the community leader. His unique tone, character and voice, bring a much needed relief to the state of mainstream Hip Hop, and strengthen the bridge to the cross over genre of rap and R&B.