New Music: Hezekiah – “Fired Up” feat. Talib Kweli and Bahamadia

Friend of Under Sound and my sometimes collaborator (i.e. this and ummm… this) Hezekiah, is preparing to release his new album Conscious Porn on Soul Spazm.  As you can see from the above flyer, it’s got some amazing contributors including some bona fide heavy weights.  Two of those heavy weights are  another Philly based MC,  Bahamadia and the legendary Talib Kweli, who are featured on the aptly named “Fired Up.”  Simply put, this song goes HARD.

On Conscious Porn Hez is taking a decidedly more raw approach to his signature soulful sound.  One of the best things about Hezekiah as and artists is that he explores the contradictions that exist in so many of us and he continues that exploration with this album.

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Photos from DC Loves Dilla 2010

This was an amazing event as it is every year.  I’m just very grateful to be a part of keeping Dilla’s legacy alive.  There are many more photos but here are a few I grabbed.

Ardamus and E Major

Talib Kweli

Grap Luv and Kev Brown

Baltimore’s Tislam the Great

Ma Dukes and band leader J Laine of The Players