“A love letter to the Basement Boys 2001 classic with Ras Baraka “An American Poem”, Malik Ameer Crumpler lays down an incredible, wry and poignant sermon over a swing beat that builds into some fine freeform horn work from Leron Thomas. A fusion that spans Sheffield, Paris and New York, pays homage to Gil Scott Heron and delivers a critical message, the timeliness of this is legitimate. The acapella is incredibly handy, too. With sunrays this strong, everything else is a lightbulb…” -Juno Records


TheBasementRadioShow  August 17, 2017

The second release of SWAT comes from a collab between That man monkz (From Sheffield,UK), Malik Ameer (a veteran M.C. in the experimental Rap/Jazz scenes of California and NYC) and Leron Thomas (Houston born, Manhattan based critically acclaimed writer, artist, and trumpeter) , paying tribute to The Basement Boys and Amiri Baraka’s track -An American Poem (
The release is focused on the main track “Amerikkkan Poets” which has the same afro influenced rhythm of the 2001’s version but with few additional sounds that create a catchy groove, Malik provides new and profound lyrics while Leron adds several Free/Avantgarde Jazz incursions with his Trumpet in the mid section and at the end of the track to create a perfect feeling of afro//Jazz/Electronic fluctuation.
Complete the EP 3 additional variations Dub, Rhythm and acapella to offer multiple options to the most eclectic Dj. A must have house track if you want to offer a more organic mix with a Jazz twist to surprise your audience.Support the movement and Follow us on: