What possesses a young boy to choose what he wants to be when he grows up? What is that awe inspiring feeling, that consumes him, filling his head with possibility and amusement? How does culmination, experience, and assertiveness blend together into the cement that paves the road one walks on? What ever "It" is, trust Blue Suede is from there!
No disrespect, but this ain't no hobby! This is the passion! This is respect! This is diligence! This is legacy! That young boy, from earlier? That one one who knows what he wants to be? Lets say he's little Steveland Hardaway Jenkins! Lets say as soon as he learns to walk, he starts teaching himself harmonica, drums, and piano, telling his detached retinas to take a back seat like a boss! Now he sets the tone!
How could we step to the plate with anything less than what we feel is up to par? Naw, we take this serious, we've got a mission to move the people! This a responsibility to build people up, and a call to uphold that good feeling music is supposed to give you! This is that culmination of a young child's mind, being pulled by inclinations, unexplained interests, and invisible forces, to that place where he just knows he supposed to be...
Put together over a 3-4 year period (if not longer), this debut EP started as the ground work for a full length album. What came out of that time was a multi-producer, multi-engineer, multi-artist, experimental product, and with such diverse involvement, we're still growing, and we got a lot more for y'all, but in the meantime we got appetizers. With that, Blue Suede gives you....Rappin!
released June 14, 2014
All songs produced by Bruce Geetz
All songs arranged by Blue Suede
Djembe on Groove Rap by Andrew "Big Silv" Silvius
All songs recorded at Vibe Out Studios, Lancaster PA
Recording Engineer: Jamil "Buddha Blast" Adams
Mixed by Bruce Geetz
Album Layout & Design by Anisa Salim
Photos by Elyssa Deneen
When Hip Hop culture was being birthed in NYC during the 70's & early 80's, DJ's would plug into lamp posts to play music
the people could groove to - there were no stylistic boundaries - Hip Hop was about the way you approached things. From that foundation, progression is inevitable. With respect due to those before, who will be after, & those still with us, we express what we feel....more