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Rasheed Chappell - First Brick (Album)
East Coast Lyricist Builds a New Foundation Alongside the Legendary Kenny Dope
Seven years after dropping their underground classic, Future Before Nostalgia, East Coast emcee Rasheed Chappell has returned with his long awaited LP, First Brick, produced entirely by the iconic Kenny Dope. Standing at ten tracks, the LP is bursting with raw, unfiltered Boom bap fueled equally by Chappell's immersive lyrics and Dope's unbelievably fresh production.
"It was intentional to create something that could connect to my first LP and my next while still standing on its own," explains Rasheed. "I treat every song as if the listener has never heard me before."
That passion for the art is felt throughout First Brick, which pulls you in with its "Breaking Ground" intro and hits the ground running with "My Epic (Portraits)."
That vibe continues throughout the record and its hard-hitting singles, "First Brick," "Shorty Rock (Pt. 1)," and "Street Corner (feat. O.C.)." All three also received the video treatment courtesy of foundationDIGITAL FILMS, who bring that same raw approach to the visual realm. Their direction really makes you feel like you're on the corner with Chappell and his crew, and that sense of reality plays a crucial part in First Brick being so immediately engaging. And considering how this body of work is the base of a new foundation, it's safe to assume that more bricks are on the way from one of rap's most promising talents.
First Brick boasts guest features from the likes of Lil Fame (M.O.P.), CRIMEAPPLE, DJ Scratch, Hus Kingpin, Daniel Son, Recognize Ali, Napoleon Da Legend and O.C., and is available now through all digital retailers and streaming platforms via Kay-Dee Records. CD and vinyl will be available soon in limited quantities.
01. Breaking Ground (intro)
02. My Epic (Portraits)
03. First Brick
04. Shorty Rock (Pt. 1)
05. Aiding & Abetting (feat. Daniel Son & CRIMEAPPLE)
08. Banana King on Broadway (feat. DJ Scratch)
09. Street Corner Shit (feat. O.C.)
10. Kingsmen (feat. Recognize Ali, Hus Kingpin, Napoleon Da Legend & Lil Fame)
Album Pre-Order: https://fanlink.to/
Page Updated Last on: Sep 14, 2018