Rasheed Chappell & Buckwild - Sinners and Saints (Album)
Jersey Lyricist and Legendary Producer Unite for Momentous Collaborative LP
By: Get On Down
When the two sat down to work together, Rasheed says that they only knew that they "wanted to address the now, the past, and the potential future." And upon receiving the first batch of beats from Buck—the D.I.T.C. producer with decades of acclaimed work to his name—the NY emcee used a majority of them and knew immediately what they were doing.
"My goal was simple: don't try to recreate anything they have done, just create something that no one else can do, which is to be me," Rasheed says. Buck echoed that sentiment when he talked about the record in the album documentary, in which he expressed his excitement to work with not just a talented rapper, but a skilled artist. "Being an artist is just as important as putting two words together to rhyme," Buck explained.
That high level of artistry, from everyone involved, is what makes Sinners & Saints so impactful. Not just anyone could pull off a track as stirring as "The Blue Hood," in which Rasheed plays the role of a racist, corrupt police officer over Buck's harrowing production. The same goes for "Rock Bottom" where he and Ransom sound off about life's low points, and "Bredren," a speaker-knocking middle-finger in musical form featuring Planet Asia.
There's just so much to love about what these two have created with Sinners and Saints, a project that sounds like if 2020 was a hip-hop album. And if things do truly get better as we move into 2021, there's no better anthem than "Black Owned," a powerful anthem for Rasheed, Buck, and everyone listening.
Sinners and Saints is available now through all digital retailers and streaming platforms and can be purchased on CD and vinyl (in classic black and red w/ white swirl) via Get On Down.
01. Tour Bus (feat. Che Noir & 38 Spesh)
02. Sinners & Saints (feat. Shannell Griggs)
03. Rock Bottom (feat. Ransom)
04. Mass Media
05. Crime & Punishment (feat. Yolanda Sargeant & Oran Juice Jones II)
06. Bredren (feat. Planet Asia)
07. Dyckman (feat. The Musalini & Durgaveli)
08. Post Game (Skit)
09. The Blue Hood
10. C.E.O. Sug (feat. SugaHill)
11. Black Owned
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