BK rhyme vet Shabaam Sahdeeq returns with his first solo full-length in three years. Timeless: Of The Collection is sixteen tracks (and one remix) deep with that classic boom-bap style that he became known for while dropping a classic string of singles (with Rawkus Records) in the 90s.
The album is available for stream and immediate purchase via Bandcamp and Audiomack currently and will be available via iTunes and all other digital retailers on January 13th.
Stream Timeless: Of The Collection below, and purchase through Bandcamp.
Packed with beats that Sahdeeq describes as that “dirty-sounding SP-1200/MPC sample type ish I love to spit to” producers on the album include J57 (Westside Gunn, Joey Bada$$), Nick Wiz (Rakim, Cella Dwellas), DJ Doom(Blacastan, Nutso), Icerocks (Meyhem Lauren) and Arcitype (Vinnie Paz, Ruste Juxx).
On the rhyme-side lyrical heavy-weight guests include Planet Asia, Milano Constantine (D.I.T.C), Masta Ace, Ras Kass, El Da Sensei (Artifacts) and El Gant among others. Speaking on the link-up with Milano (who appears on two tracks) Sahdeeq said “I’ve always wanted to work with him and we work with the same circle of producers like Skizz and DJ Ready Cee so it was inevitable.”
Another notable track is the Grande-sized posse cut “Darkness” that also features Masta Ace, Ras Kass, El Gant and Pawz One (produced by Jake Palumbo and remix by Nick Wiz). Speaking on the formation of that track Sahdeeq said “all of the artists on the track were appearing at Hip Hop Kemp, which is one of the largest hip-hop fests in Europe. We dropped that track shortly before the appearance in part as a promo for that and it also raised funds that were donated towards medical care for Jake Palumbo’s mother.
Starting off a busy new year Shabaam Sahdeeq revealed that Of The Collection is the first in a Timeless album series in four or five parts to be released over the next two years. He is also completing a full-length album Precious Stones that is completed produced by J57 to drop later this year. European fans can also catch Sahdeeq on tour across the pond starting this May.