MP3/Video: D.Black – “Yesterday” / Jake One Speaks On D.Black D.Black Releases First Official Single From New Album, Ali’Yah, Jake One Speaks on D.Black’s Artistic Progression, Working With D.Black
The Song & Video:
The word “we” shows itself in nearly every phase of D.Black’s forthcoming sophomore album, Ali’Yah, creating a theme of community; music for everyone. His motivational messages, combined with smooth, flowing rhymes and a classic soul feel, not to mention impeccable production, build to the song “Yesterday.” The tune, produced by both D.Black and B. Brown, is an anthem for looking forward; letting go of yesterday’s evil. D.Black says, “On a more spiritual level, it means to not look back, by which you’d be giving life again to the evil nature that works contrary to pure spirit.” The refrain closes with the phrase, “We don’t know what tomorrow brings,” emphasizing the positive, heartfelt, and forward-looking message of the track. About his collaborator on the song’s instrumental, D.Black says, “Working with B. Brown, who is my Brother in faith and in Law, is a divine appointment every time.”
Jake One and D.Black’s musical collaboration goes back to when D.Black was still in his teens, when they were introduced through common friend and collaborator, Vitamin D. What began as a big brother/ little brother relationship has gradually developed into a strong, mutual musical friendship. As they collaborate with each other, Jake One talks about his experiences with D.Black, and watching his music develop into the incredible sound that it is now. D.Black’s new album, Ali’Yah, will be available September 15th via Sportn’ Life Records/MYX Music Label.
Be sure to check out “Keep On Going,” the first single from D.Black’s new album, featuring and produced by Vitamin D. The beat was also recently taken by 50 Cent from an old Vitamin D beat CD and used for the track “London Girl,” which is featured on 50 Cent’s War Angel LP
Also, MYX Music Label recording artist, Kam Moye (a.k.a. Supastition), and longtime producer DJ D.R. have been selected by Complex Magazine and Grey Goose Vodka as the North Carolina representative for their Rising Icons campaign. This is a huge opportunity and we truly need everyone’s support to bring this home. The winner gets a live performance on BET’s Rising Icons special. Complex Magazine and Grey Goose will be organizing a showcase for Kam Moye and D.R. in Charlotte next month providing the attendees with FREE Grey Goose vodka and much more.
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Born and raised in Seattle, Washington, D.Black’s musical roots are deep, with his mother and father both involved in pioneering hip-hop groups in the Seattle music scene. In 2006, D.Black released his debut album, The Cause & Effect, a huge regional success, allowing the emcee to share the stage with Nas, Freeway, Bun B, Clipse, Paul Wall, The Boot Camp Click, and more. After being mentored by Vitamin D, a staple and veteran of the Seattle hip-hop scene, D.Black began making a name for himself by working on projects with producer Jake One. One such collaboration resulted in D.Black being featured on Jake One’s White Van Music, on the track “God Like,” helping to cement the Seattle emcee as a household name beyond the Pacific Northwest. Jake One and Vitamin D were also both instrumental in helping D.Black create his new album, offering guidance and production on the record. D.Black’s new album, Ali’Yah, will be available September 15 via Sportn’ Life Records/MYX Music Label.
Jake One speaks about D.Black: