With just one week until their Almost Famous album release date, Spectac and Amiri drop the Keys to the Vault mixtape today for free download. Keys to the Vault is sponsored by The Originators, 2 Dope Boyz, and KevinNottingham.com. It has been mixed by HiPNOTT Records’ in-house DJ Mark-1, spiked with cuts from Khrysis and 9th Wonder and showcases Spectac and Amiri classics, as well as unreleased material, and tracks with Big Daddy Kane, Little Brother and other Justus League members.
Additional New Spectac & Amiri Material:
About the album Almost Famous:
Almost Famous (HiPNOTT Records) marks the first official full-length release for Spectac and Amiri after almost two decades recording and collaborating together on various projects. The album is composed of 13 tracks which all contain the soulful, classic, fresh throwback sound of producer Amiri, and the vivid, poetic freestyle and storytelling style of Spectac. Almost Famous will hit iTunes, Amazon.com and all major outlets on April 13, 2010.
“We are feeding music enthusiasts that are utterly disappointed and frustrated by the current state of rap music. We are bringing substance and originality back to the game,” Spectac and Amiri said.
About Spectac & Amiri:
Rap artist Spectac and producer Amiri have successful music careers both as individuals and as a duo. Together they have performed with Wyclef Jean, KRS-1, Nas, 9th Wonder, Jurassic 5, DJ Jazzy Jeff, The Wu Tang Clan, 50 Cent, Black Moon, Naughty by Nature, De La Soul, Akinyele, Supernatural, Onyx, Little Brother and more. Spectac and Amiri have recorded countless projects together over the past two decades and their first official release, single “Lessons from da Ghetto” (Principals of Entertainment, 2003), charted the Billboard Top 100 Hip-Hop/R&B.
Individual Artist Highlights:
- Spectac has recorded with Big Daddy Kane, Dana Dane, 9th Wonder, Median, Little Brother and many other influential artists.
- Amiri has co-produced with Rashad ‘Tumblin Dice’ Smith on A Tribe Called Quest’s reunion single “I C U (Doin It)” featuring Erykah Badu, and has ghost-produced for major several projects.