Donald Trump isn’t finished dropping in popularity just yet. It took him a record 68 days for his approval rating to drop below 35%. As if he needed anymore help, he’s preparing to issue a ban on the sale of Hip Hop music. After a wave of artists in the genre [such as YG and Snoop Dogg] have managed to tarnish his name with less than favorable lyrics, he’s proposed a bill that will force all Hip Hop to go under federal review before release. Negative commentary about him or his administration will be subject to censorship, marking yet another dictatorial decision that will join the growing list of things that won’t go over well with the public.
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.
It’s always first class with this group. Honored to meet some new artists. Check out this cypher.
What started off in April as me unsure of how to read a music sheet turned into the most enjoyable part of the music journey. Incorporating live instruments in my live show has added to my maturation process tremendously. Performing with Free Thought Takeover has made me feel like a true musician and I’m proud to be a part of this mixtape “2016: New Year New Beat”.
From “Victory in the Making” to “Need,” Jonny Cool has always produced the tracks to the ‘realest thing I ever wrote.’ With an amazing feature from singer/songwriter Alana, “Come Home” is another meaningful installment in my musical progression. Special thanks to true musicians Shane Richardson (guitar), Jared Henkin (trumpet) , Rob Castillo (bass), and PaulParesa (piano) for bringing this piece to life. Dedicate this one to someone close to you.