MP3: Sareem Poems- “Rude Awakening” (feat. Oddisee & Kenn Starr) SoCal Teams Up With the DMV To Deliver Oddisee-Produced “Rude Awakening”
After a critically acclaimed original release, Long Beach native Sareem Poems is releasing an unusually comprehensive Deluxe Edition of his album Black & Read All Over. The Deluxe Edition will include all fourteen of the original songs along with instrumentals for each track. The album’s most unique feature, however, might be its remixes. Sareem chose to remix the album’s centerpiece track, “Lower the Boom” not once or twice, but half a dozen times. Each remixed version of “Lower the Boom” was given a different name, and each features a different producer and new guest verses.
“Rude Awakening” is the first of the “Boom” remixes, and features typically fantastic contributions from DMV super-producer and Diamond District emcee Oddisee, as well as lyrical contributions from up-and-coming rapper DMV rapper Kenn Starr. Released by Mello Music Group, the remixes simply had produced too much good feedback for the label to keep them unreleased. Michael Tolle of Mello Music Group simply had no choice- “the promotional remixes started coming back from Oddisee, Fabio Musta, and Nick Tha 1Da and garnered so much attention, had so many people asking ‘what album is that on?’ that we felt we had to re-release the project with them included. We really wanted to make it worth people’s while since the project had already dropped, so we figured we’d give people the whole package.” The whole package is about to be delivered. Watch out for digital release of Black & Read All Over: Deluxe Edition, coming December 1 on Mello Music Group.
“Rude Awakening” (feat. Oddisee & Kenn Starr)
For Sareem Poems, love is the revolution. The Long Beach, California bred emcee maintains a humble mentality while combining complex metaphors, catchy hooks, and heavy bass tone vocals. His positive music changes expectations within hip-hop as he speaks with truth & soul, omitting anything reminiscent of gun glorifying, thugged out rap. No novice to recording major releases, Sareem earned his stripes with the LA Symphony crew. He is now following up on the success of his Blooming Sounds project by enlisting Theory Hazit to man the boards on his newest release, as well as some guest production by D.C. super-producer Oddisee. The new album, Black & Read All Over Deluxe Edition, lets the raw vocals of Sareem Poems’ gospel mix with the haunting voice of Georgia Anne Muldrow, up-beat rhymes of Pigeon John, and Akil of J-5, along with a plethora of other prominent guests including Ragen Fykes who possesses one of the most beautiful voices in music today. The Deluxe Edition includes all 14 album cuts with their respective instrumentals, 5 remix tracks, and original artwork by Gene Pendon of HVW8 also included. Check out the Black & Read All Over Deluxe Edition available December 1st via Mello Music Group.
About Mello Music Group:
Like Lao Tzu in hip-hop, Mello Music Group provides music for the soul, from the heart of American culture, opening the realm of the intelligent hip-hop experience through melodic evocations, beats that corroborate the truth, and voices that roar above the rising void and impose order on the terrible & triumphant moments of everyday life. This is the compelling sound of Mello Music Group. Industry newcomer Michael Tolle founded MMG in 2007 and is acting Director of Operations. MMG will be releasing projects from Oddisee, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Kenn Starr, Finale, Trek Life, Dudley Perkins, Sareem Poems, and YU in 2010.