Bilal Bashir & Divine Styler "Word Power (The Instrumentals)" CD
Bilal Bashir & Divine Styler "Word Power (The Instrumentals)" CD in stores now!!!
In stores now: From the beat smith who has produced many classics for Ice-T, Divine Styler, Everlast, King T, Styles of Beyond, 7A3, Cypress Hill, Mello Man Ace, Tha Alkaholiks, Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, Donald D and many more brings you the instrumental verison of his long time musical partner Divine Styler's debut album "Word Power". This hip hop classic was originally released in 1989 and entirely produced by Bilal Bashir. Sometime in 2005 as Bilal was diggin thru some of his old reels he came accross the instrumentals of this classic release. Now in 2006 Bilal Bashir teams up with Domination Recordings to bring the "Word Power" instrumental album to life for all true hip hop heads to experience.
Tracklisting & MP3's:
Get Up On It
The Last Black House on the Left
It's a Black Thing
Play It for Divine
Ain't Sayin Nothin
Tongue of Labyrinth
In Divine Style
Meet the artist: Bilal Bashir
1. Please introduce yourself?
Greetings my name is Bilal Bashir.
2. From where?
I was born in the Bronx but I now live in Los Angeles.
3. Music influences?
Whew! I have so many, but my earliest musical influences came from my mother. When I was very young I can remember my mother playing music all the time. As I got a little older in the early 70's I discovered a sound that I really gravitated too. At the time I didn't know it was going to be called hip hop...I just knew that I loved the sound. Around the same time a cousin of mine was a member of a very influential hip hop group at the time called "Grand Master Flash & the Furious 5" his name was Keith Wiggins AKA "Cowboy" RIP. Cowboy and Grand Master Flash really sparked me in the direction of hip hop. I really loved the dj aspect of hip hop and wanted to become a dj myself. another cousin of mine who lived in queens at the time was a dj as well. When we would go visit he would show the basics of djing. I knew that I wanted to become a dj. In those days I was more focused to becoming a block party dj and it was more of a hobby thing.
4. Debut appearance on production?
My very first profession production was more of a co-production with rap artist Def Jeff and Egyptian lovers brother Dave Brousard. We had an independent release called "Have you See her" featuring the group "Troop".
5. Who are some of the artists that you have produced for?
Def Jef, Divine Styler, Everlast, Styles of beyond, Ice T, 7A3, Cyress Hill, Mello Man Ace, King Tee, Tha Alkoholiks, Ice Cube, Dr Dre, Donald D, Salt n pepa.
6. When did you start to produce?
I caught the production bug in the early 80's.
7. Best moment for you in hip hop?
For me is when the technology allowed producers to sample breaks and have them loop. That allowed the producer's, dj's, mc's to really get creative musically.
8. Any plans for a tour or shows in the near future?
Hopefully in 06' I will get the opportunity to get back on the road.
9. What's next?
In 06' I will have several releases coming from my alter ego "Dr Bashir" so be on the look out.
10. Shout outs?
Yeah!!!! Big shout out to all my family, friends, fans, peace...
Thanks for the support!