RoadsArt 2013 Year In Review “Production”
With 2013 coming to an end, I put together a year in review of my production work through 2013. Had the honor and pleasure of working with Raekwon, Talib Kweli, Freddie Gibbs, Maino, The Kid Daytona and more. So here are some of my key production from the year, enjoy!! Look out for tons of music coming in the upcoming year.
-Single Release: Raekwon- A Rainy Day
(Produced By RoadsArt)
This is a joint Raekwon and I cooked up one day in the studio, going through my older catalouge of music and came across this beat and immediately thought of the original Cuban Linx banger “Rainy Dayz” so i took a vocal sample from Ghostface’s opening lines and scratched it in for the hook.
-Album Release: RoadsArt & Yasin- End Of The Road
Released a new full length LP alongside Yasin, features for this album include Raekwon, Capone “CNN”, Drea, Water 4 Mars. Arinze & Bottomline. All tracks produced by yours truly. This was the 3rd installment in our collaborative album series.
Check out this album review by Intrigued
The dynamic duo from New Jersey of Roads Art and Yasin has been putting out records consistently. Producer Roads Art name has been slowly making noise making beats for Capone from the legendary group Capone and Noreaga and Raekwon da Chef. Yasin subject matter relates to the average hip hop listener that sticks to you like glue. With LP’s “The Rocky Road” and “The Road To Success” receiving great reviews the musical chemistry between them gel perfectly. The New Jersey native duo returns with their latest opus “End Of The Road” with the same formula: Yasin on the microphone and Roads Art behind the boards.The tracks on the album get you to a feel of what the duo is all about. Roads Art provides a variety of beats that fits Yasin’s lyrical cadence. The Intro provides a smooth horns beat in the background as it leads to the head nodding “You Just Talking” when Yasin exposes the opposition which is self-explanatory. The next track “Price On Your Head” is a blow for blow lyrical track where Yasin teams up with Shaolin’s finest Raekwon over the dope piano infused Roads Art production; this is where Yasin shines like a gem: enemies wanna eat/big macs, get wrecks put cheese on the beef/hood evening night of the creeps/and they can’t stop, won’t stop till you deceased. Roads Art production shines well on tracks involving the singing component samples such as “Let Me In”, “B Together”, “What She Told Me” and the soulful track featuring Drea on “What You Thought”. This doesn’t stop there as the variety of beats elicits different emotions. The rough hard hats and kicks from tracks like “Jurassic Park”, “Intermission/True Story” where Yasin brings out the aggression. Yasin spits abstract subject matter that is relatable on “B Together” and “What She Told Me” where he raps about the females. Yasin spits a memory lane nostalgic theme on “Real Shit” about the street life: work go to school, baby try to learn/graduated still down to flip a tax return/my old heads, tell you what life means/summertime real niggas get the kids ice cream.What you see is what you get and if it’s not broken, don’t fix it are the themes of a cohesive project. This explains End of the Road where Yasin puts in the lyrical flow into contextualization while Roads Art provides the heavy hitting production. This is an album that brings relatable subject matter. Yasin spits the bars that make you think which other artists either struggle to do or diversify. The guest appearances assisted from Raekwon, Capone and Drea added the flavor that strengthens the project further. The emcee/producer duo projects are starting to become popularize but they are not new to this; they have been doing this for a long time. We will hear more projects from the New Jersey native duo as this a strong gem project. End of the Road built a musical journey with a starting point until the end. With solid structure, the average listener still wants to continue the road, not end it with a solid album like this.Strong Tracks: “Intro/You Just Talking”, “Price on Your Head”, “Jurassic Park”, “B Together”, “We Doing Us”, “What She Told Me”, “Gods and Devils”, “Real Shit”, “I Did It”
Rating: 4 out of 5
-Single Release: RoadsArt & Yasin- Price On Your Head ft. Raekwon
Lead single of the album “End Of The Road” Produced by RoadsArt, shout out to Raekwon on the feature!! Look out for the video coming soon.
-Single Release: Raekwon ft. The Kid Daytona & Mic Geranimo
Dope single released from Raekwon featuring some ill lyricists.
-RoadsArt & Yasin – Leak A Week Series
In promotion for our new album “End Of The Road” Yasin & I got together and dropped a new original song for 18 weeks straight leading up to the release of our new album.
-Instrumental Album Release: RoadsArt- Instrumental Crates Vol.1
Collection of instrumentals I produced for Raekwon, Freddie Gibbs, Maino, Capone, Yasin & More
-Single Release: Yasin & Drea – What It Can Be (Prod. By RoadsArt)
-Single Release: Raekwon – Never Can Say Goodbye (Mixed By RoadsArt & Frank G.)
Single released from Raekwon going over the classic Jackson 5 instrumental
-Best Of RoadsArt Extended Mix by: Ninth Level
The homies Ninth Level put together a dope mix of best of RoadsArt produced songs, over 1 hour of music, check it!!
-Single Release: RoadsArt ft. Oksajin & Yasin (Prod By RoadsArt)
Shout out to Oksajin & Yasin, laced this joint on the spot in the studio
-Single Release: Raekwon- Son Of Sam (Produced By Frank G. & RoadsArt)
Collaborative production along side fellow collaborator Frank G. “Ish Productions”
-Single Release: Raekwon ft. JD Era – Whateva Baby (Produced By RoadsArt)
Single from Raekwon featuring his artists from Canada “JD Era” over a sample from Maxwell
-Official video release: Capone “CNN” – Hello America (Produced By RoadsArt)
Official video for Capone of “CNN”
-Single Release: Capone “CNN” ft. Haiti – Get Lifted (Produced By RoadsArt)
released on 4/20 a little smokers anthem
-Raekwon – Lost Jewlry EP
Produced 3 records on Raekwon’s “Lost Jewlry EP” Along with mixing and recording the project alongside Frank G. (Also did the back cover art) had the opportunity to collaborate alongside Freddie Gibbs, Maino on this project.