Azariah & Kidd Called Quest - Young, Black, And Gifted : Long Time Coming
Some things just naturally go together, peanut butter & jelly, hot dogs &mustard , Guru & Primo, Termanology & Statik Selektah , and of course Azariah & Kidd Called Quest..,
These two always come together on some straight hip hop ish , as they both compliment each other,Quest's Boom Bap, & AZ's quirky rhyme style go hand in glove . Quest pulls some of his best production using a lot of drum loops and some 70's 80's samples here along with drops from some of his favorite black movies . Azariah sounds ready to take on any challenger but breaks down his life ( Memories Of A Youngsta) , knowledge ( Listen To My Words , Act Out), and just generally rhyming ( Raw Rap, Down, Get It In) , no trapping & tales of money stacked to the ceiling here , just good mc'ing as Azariah just spits what's on his mind on Jay Quest's sonic landscape. Also included is Kidd Called Quest's remix of the Rashad & Confidence's " The City" which I thought was dope and a good "part 2" to a already tight ass track. Fans of club rap & radio type hip hop might pass this up , but real hip hop fans shouldn't sleep on this release from a already impressive collection from these two 585 greats ....
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released February 5, 2013
AZARIAH & KIDd CALLEd QUEsT
YOUNG BLACK AND GIFTED
LONG TIME COMING
2. Young Black And Gifted
3. Listen To My Words
4. Check It Out
5. Act Out
6. All Real
7. Memories Of A Youngster
8. Take A Minute
9. Forbidden Days
10. Get It In
12. Time To Connect
13. Raw Rap
14. The City Remix - Rashad and Confidence Featuring Azariah Remix Produced By Kidd Called Quest Original Song Produced By Confidence Off THE ELEMENT OF SURPRISE Album.
ALL SONGS PRODUCED BY KIDD CALLED QUEST
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS Jason Martin And Darius Franklin
TWITTER @ JAYQUEST @Smoothfreshness
TRACKS 2,4, And 6 Mixed By JD RIGGS
3,5,10,12 And 13 Mixed By SHARP
7,11 And 14 Mixed By MIDNITE
AZARIAH WOULD LIKE TO THANK.
Family first I thank the Almighty for life my moms, pops, little brother Ozell,my cuz Curt, my cuz Eerie Canal, my grandma Suzette. My homies Murda McVay, High Deff aka Violent Vocals, Izzy, Godllest Joe, J Hustle, Young Prophet, Nu Breed, DJ Ease, Key Yo, Tommy Siggz, Maggz, Bushido Garvy
Quest good lookin my ni**a Young Black and Gifted we here.
KIDD CALLED QUEST WOULD LIKE TO THANK.
lets see i try not to leave any names out but if i do it's all love big shout out to Big Shug and Dj Premier for letting AZARIAH roc the mic that night at the (i am 4 eva) release show big shout to Jerry Epps And Dj C4 for inviteing us down to the bean for the radio show and showing us around Boston big shout to all the blogs that was posting up our music helping us get out to the people all the internet Dj's Chris G, Dj Coolie High, Dox Boogie, Act Live music Radio show and everyone else who gave us some spins, big shout out to the 585 artist grinding 24/7 to make they dream a reality shout out to my family big shout out to DIVINE GOD ALLAH,Coach P, Midnite, THE TEAMSTERZ ,Li, Nikal Fieldz, Moz Destroy, Snacks, Trey Eziem, Khalil Womack, Dj Ease, Dj Sight B$, Justin Bale, the list is so big just 1 BIG SHOUT OUT TO EVERYONE WHO BEEN SUPPORTING US SINCE DAY 1 PEACE.
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