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  • KWESBAAR (Limited Edition 12" Vinyl)
    Record/Vinyl + Digital Album


    Limited Edition vinyl.
    Street shipping date 9/16/19

    What are you VULNERABLE to?

    That's the ethical question Neak's self-produced album asks of oneself...

    Soaked in the elements of hip-hop, jazz, soul, funk, and driven by heavy synthesizing and collaborative instrumentation, Neak designs a musical platform allowing him to discuss his greatest insecurities, agonizing internal fears, and featuring the trials and tribulations of people through many walks of life. Employing fluent rhyme schemes on striking subjects like, "Lost Fathers," and "Gold," to crafting a tribute to soul/jazz/funk legend "Kool and The Gang" on "Dreamer's Sadness" where Neak orchestrates vintage synth leads, he plays himself. KWESBAAR pushes his musical prowess to a level beyond his past; demonstrating his love for retro production and true-to-life raps. Collaborating alongside a multitude of skillful musicians such as trumpeter Sam Trump, pianist Aminata Burton, alto sax player Caroline Davis, and rap luminaries such as GLC, Rita J., and Rashid Hadee, this album is nothing short of a masterpiece inside and out. KWESBAAR is Neak's first introduction as an all-inclusive producer using the landscape of his life as a classroom moving from his current consciousness, to the next

    Production Credits:

    GLC - Feature (Kiss The Ring)
    Rita J. - Feature (Do It For Love)
    Rashid Hadee - Feature (War)
    Peter Jericho - Feature (Gold)
    Erthe St. James - Feature (Lost Fathers)
    Spq-Her - Feature (Remember, Hold On)
    Taylor Iman - Feature (Dreamer's Sadness)
    Jeremy K. Jones - Bass Guitar (In My Life)
    DJ RTST - DJ Cuts (In My Life)
    Caroline Davis - Alto Saxophone (W.Y.T.A.M.)
    FLYKelly - Additional Vocals (W.Y.T.A.M.)
    Rashid Hadee - Tambourine (W.Y.T.A.M.), Korg MS-20 synthesizer (War)
    Prentice Powell - Good Father Poem (Lost Fathers)
    Kenneth Leftridge - Tenor Saxophone (Gold)
    Aminata Burton - Grand Piano (Gold)
    Slot-A - Outro Production (Remember, Hold On)
    Sam Trump - Trumpet (Remember, Hold On)
    Dave Bovyn - Electric Guitar (Slander Pt. II, Kiss The Ring)
    George Wundsam - Electric Guitar (Fight)
    Neak - Arturia CS-80 Synthesizer Synth Lead (Dreamer’s Sadness)

    Produced By Neak

    Executive Produced, mixed, and mastered by Rashid Hadee

    Design, Photography, and Creative Direction by Domi V
    Additional design by Congo Square Design Group. Gold Standard Collective.

    Includes unlimited streaming of KWESBAAR via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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