Just in time for Presidents Day, the politically-acclaimed new album ‘The Campaign’ from Champagne Duane and Cee Goods is here!
Fully produced by Cee Goods, ‘The Campaign’ is a soundtrack to the current social and political climate from leadership to gun violence to equality. Timing is everything, and this album couldn’t be coming at a more important moment in this country. Much like American society, most will agree with the ideals on the album, some will be shocked by some concepts, while for others it will have an awakening impression. Production from Cee Goods does not disappoint as it has pushed Duane to be more insightful, informed and innovative. There’s no debate- The Campaign will spark conversation.
With “The Campaign” near completion, and U.S. politics being in the state that it’s in, the time is right to share this important song. “One Day” is an uplifting track that takes cues from speeches and writings made by iconic politicians and activists like Dr. King. Sprinkle some Saeeda Wright and Nehemiah Booker all over the Cee Goods-produced track and you’ve got an anthem to guide you the next 4 years.
“Power to the People” is the first track from the upcoming album “The Campaign.” Released on the 50th Anniversary of the Black Panther Party, it is a rallying call and response over a jazzy, yet gritty track produced by Cee Goods.
Remixes, features and singles inspired by the times. Sunday Brunch is the product of the diligence between new projects. Updated regularly with a new track, it’s smooth, soul-southing hip hop to cap off your weekend. Let the Champagne flow.
THE CLASSIC – Holiday Social from Here Seattle
Special thanks to the folks at HERE Seattle for allowing me to be a part of such an amazing event. Can’t say enough about Free Thought Takeover’s support in putting on a great show. As for Jonny Cool- he’s the coolest.
“If you’re a basketball fan, you and millions of others have already seen the work of Portland-via-Miami transplant Champagne Duane. His shoe designs have been worn by the likes of Dwight Howard and Tim Duncan. Now, Duane is set to prove his worth on the mic. He recently dropped his debut album, A Toast, and, true to his modus operandi, is an improbable amalgam of true-school rap and whatever is hot at the moment. The pop songs crank, hard. But Duane has a bigger vision. (more…)
The day is finally here. So thrilled to propose ‘A Toast,’ my debut album featuring Talib Kweli, Rapper Big Pooh, Jonny Cool, Saeeda Wright, Nehemiah Booker, Elin Skei and more! Three years in the making, this is my tribute to the Hip Hop I know and love- an ode to my influences. Raise your glass!
“The album is refreshing- solid production and delivery. Seriously impressed by the fact that it sounded different from the trending sound, and the content had substance.” – DJ OG ONE [Portland Trailblazers DJ, XRAY.FM Radio host]
My album “A Toast” comes out June 12 – my first at bat. It’s a tribute to the Hip Hop on which I grew up. In honor of that, I’d like to walk you through my Top Ten influences (in no particular order) on both my ears and the genre in general- one a day until the release of the album. Feel free to join the conversation. All artwork done by yours truly. (more…)
I’m a Classic Man! The minute I heard this song I was hooked. And then I saw the video! I’m excited because it means there’s a lane for the vision I’ve been trying to execute. The irony is that “Pink Champagne” is set to the same tempo so I had little work to do in the studio to put this together.