Dark Key the Blac Sheep - Black and Blues
There is a new concept album by Dark Key the Blac Sheep called Black and Blues. The experimental spoken word/hip hop/jazz album
He says, “After being brutally attacked and beaten, Dark Key was rescued by his ancestors and placed in the light of the sun. There he… underwent mysterious happen[ing]s unknown to the creatures of earth and most beings. Reemerging from the brightest of lights, he is known as the Blac Sheep. This album is based on the experiences of one US citizen. A man. A human. A being of life. It was not created in hate, malice, or with ill intent. It is simply one man venting the frustrations of a life lived in a state of arrest. Ignorance feeds ignorance. Please allow intellect to feed intellect. Be smart, be wise, be understanding. Be TRUE.”
Check out “In God I Trust” for a pretty cool synth going in and out of phase. While the flow is a tad garbled, the layers and loops create a pretty complicated sound that’s hard to pin down.
"The Wake" references Kendrick Lamar ("Martin had a dream…..Kendrick had a dream…") and sounds like poetry.