HiPNOTT Records introduces Spectac and Amiri’s album Almost Famous (Release Date: April 13, 2010) by bestowing the single “My God” as a 12” EP upon the music masses. This five-track free download is packaged to include the album version, radio edit, instrumental and acapella of “My God” and a b-side, “Ol To New”.
“My God” represents the spirit of the album as a whole. Spectac brings his laid-back, storytelling, poetic style and Amiri’s beat is soulful and innovative but still reminiscent of the Golden Era of hip-hop. Spectac’s chorus holds the message of this track, “This one goes out to all the crews before us, this one goes out to all our fans, this one goes out to all that doubted out, this one goes out, God knows who I am”.
About the album Almost Famous:
Almost Famous 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.
Tracklist – Almost Famous
01 My God
02 As If
03 The Mass Effect
05 A Love Remembered
07 She Loves Me!
08 Oh Baby Please
09 Routine Death
11 A Soldier’s Story (S.A.M.)
12 Eddie Cane
13 Bring Back…
In other news:
In anticipation of the Almost Famous release, HiPNOTT Records will release a mixtape for free download by the end of March 2010, title to be announced. The project will be mixed by their in-house DJ Mark-1, spiked with cuts from Khrysis and will showcase Spectac and Amiri classics, unreleased material, and tracks with Big Daddy Kane, 9th Wonder, Little Brother and other Justus League members.
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.
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