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IG Culture - Soulful Shanghai 2xLP

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IG Culture - Soulful Shanghai 2xLPIG Culture
Label: Kindred Spirits
Year: 2012
Price: $27.95
Format: Vinyl

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IG Culture has been releasing music and albums since the early 90's -- that's over two decades of craft under his belt. He's no stranger to anyone familiar with groups like New Sector Movements and Quango, a multitude of hip hop and broken beat projects and labels like Mainsqueeze.

Soulful Shanghai is a continuation of jazz and the civil rights of Black Jazz and Strata East. It's a continuation of the spiritual funk of the Mizell brothers and the spoken word of Gil Scott Heron. It's a descendant of hip hop and the resistance of the Zulu Nation, a distant cousin of techno and Juan Atkins' deep space explorations. Musically, 'Soulful Shanghai' mixes it all up while still making sense. Selected vocalists ID 4 Windz and John Robinson, both of east coast hip hop duo Scienz Of Life, Georgia Anne Muldrow conspirator Eagle Nebula, and New Jersey residents Bilal Salaam and K Banger lock IG's skewed beats together. The hip hop swagger is punctuated by plenty of live jazz tracks, with dedications to the Mizell brothers and Harry Whitaker keeping the swing spiritual. Perhaps the centerpiece of the album is the live rework of 'The Revolution Will Not Be Televised', with a 2012 lyrical update by Niles 'Asheber' Hailstones, reminding us that images of riots stay the same, and they keep happening round the world, round the clock, from decade to decade.

CREDITS
Produced by IG Culture

TRACK LISTING
1.Can't Believe It (feat. ID4 Windz)
2.Truth (feat. John Robinson)
3.Core Exit (feat. Bilal Salaam)
4.Talkin' Bout Mine
5.Black Renaissance (feat. Akwasi Mensah)
6.Futures Back (feat. K.Banger)
7.Take It There (feat. K.Banger)
8.The (Blessed) Mizells (feat. Akwasi Mensah)
9.Half Black Half Japanese (feat. John Robinson)
10.Bluff and Fold (Gamble and Bluff)
11.Catalog Pieces (feat. John Robinson)
12.The Revolution Will Not Be Tell Lie Vise
13.Do the Math (feat. ID4 Windz)
14.A Tangible Dream (feat. Bilal Salaam)
15.Outsider (The Lite) (feat. Eagle Nebula)
16.What's Happening (feat. K.Banger)
17.The Kikanju Baku Peace Arkestra

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