Shabaam Sahdeeq Spits That Grown Man Rap Over A Hard Boom Bap Track (Audio)

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“You got too many rappers and not enough MCs. That’s how I feel about it.” From the outset of Shabaam Sahdeeq’s “GMR (Grown Man Rap),” he sets the tone. Tired of what he sees as half-hearted artists downgrading the culture, he speaks his mind, without mincing words. After his spoken open, a hard-hitting J57-produced boom bap track commences, and the MC who was a part of both volume 1 and 2 of Rawkus’ esteemed Soundbombing series, lays a hard scrabble rap, sandwiched by a DJ Eclipse scratch chorus.

The video for “GMR,” the first single from Sahdeeq’s forthcoming album, Timeless: Of The Collection, finds him showcasing another art besides his ability to punish a track. The clip, which was directed by Rhugid Lee, shows the MC painting a portrait that, in the end, is revealed as a tribute to the late Sean Price.

The album follows Sahdeeq’s The Sound & The Fury mixtape, which premiered here on Ambrosia For Heads in December of 2014. Sahdeeq tells Respect Mag, who premiered the video, “Timeless: Of The Collection is a four-part series of albums. Each will have a different beginning title but all of them are from the collection. And every single will have a piece of art that goes with it that I hand painted.”

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