Small Professor - A Jawn Supreme (Vol. 1)
Philly Beatsmith Kicks off Greatest Jawns Series for All Streaming Platforms
By: Coalmine Records
You can hear how this album reflects these days and times, especially during the hellscape that is 2020, on nearly every cut. But it's particularly evident on standout single "wish cops would stop killing unarmed black people," which Pro actually produced in 2015 following the death of Freddie Gray in the custody of Baltimore police officers. "Unfortunately, this song continued being relevant as the months and years went by to the point of absurdity," he says, adding that different and extreme changes to American ideas of policing and imprisonment need to occur for things to change.
In addition to being a powerful statement, "wish cops…" is a testament to Pro's talents as an artist. By interpolating Special Ed's verse from the legendary track "Crooklyn," he flips everything into an entirely new song, vocals and all. But even without words as his guide, tracks like "reflection"
While the music contained within A Jawn Supreme (Vol. 1) is reason enough to be excited, the best part just might be that we're due to hear more very soon. Vol. 1 is available now through your preferred digital retailer or streaming platform, with Vol. 2 and Vol. 3 due out Aug 21 and Oct 16, respectively. And on Cassette Store day, which this year is Oct. 17, you can buy all three installments on a single cassette. It's all being released through Small Pro's Beat Goliath imprint via Coalmine Records, which previously worked in partnership on projects like his Highway Robbery collaboration with Guilty Simpson, and 2019's acclaimed 86 Witness LP with the late Sean Price.
01. feelin like the man
03. make his shoes work
06. wish cops would stop killing unarmed black people
07. word to UGK
09. et, tu
10. february tenth
12. six eyed sand spider
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