Quarantine Takeover – Saleem

July 26th, 2020 by The Professor


This week’s Quarantine Takeover is a study in the sounds of Hip Hop protest. Saleem is bringing back the songs that inspired him and will keep protesters fueled up to demand change in the world. I could introduce him to you as Saleem the emcee, or I could introduce you to him as Saleem the producer. However I think the most apropos title would be Saleem, the dopest emcee on production! Starting out with an ASRX-PRO and a microphone, Saleem has been blazing his trail through hip-hop’s indie scene for several years. Performing with luminaries such as Common, The Roots, KRS-One, Rakim, and The Wu-Tang clan, to name a few, tends to hone and sharpen your skills. These experiences led him to craft his highly regarded debut album, Hip-Hop Revisited. A bold title for a bold project that served as a welcome, and refreshing, introduction into the world of this multifaceted artist; or as one writer described him, “The embodiment of hip-hop’s evolution.”

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SPOILER – click for the playlist

Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five: The Message – The Message
Brand Nubian: Wake Up – One for All
Public Enemy: Fight the Power – Do The Right Thing soundtrack
KRS-One: Sound of da Police – Return of the Boom Bap
Common: The 6th Sense – Like Water For Chocolate
Mos Def and Talib Kweli Are Black Star: Thieves in the Night – Black Star
J. Cole: Be Free – Be Free
Saleem & The Music Lovers: Inner-City Blues – Live Free or Die Trying
Saleem & The Music Lovers: Middle Passage Through North America – The Year was 2020…
Head Roc: Chris Columbus – Negrophobia
Mos Def: Umi Says – Black on Both Sides




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