“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 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: