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Building Bridges Cypha Released 2.11.17
Off the momentum of the Building Bridges album General Steele & Es-K collaborate to bring the Building Bridges Cypha. The song was created to bring artist together from different walks and regions. Hip-hop bonds us as a family not to be separated by belief, religion, race or gender. We Build Bridges to make the connection from point A to point B, like connecting the dots to see the bigger picture.
General Steele wanted to have known artist with some you have never heard before. His idea was to illustrate relationships under the umbrella of Hip-Hop and creativity. “We are all connected in some form or fashion. When we band in unison we form a circle or a cypher. Like links in a chain, we work to strengthen each other.”
There are 17 emcees who each take a moment to reflect on 2016, the triumphs and the disappointments and prepare to embrace the next cycle in 2017. Incidentally in keeping with the theme of the Building Bridges LP, which was released on 11/11, the Building Bridges Cypha is 11minutes and 11 seconds long. In order of appearance: K.Trakz, SUPREME THE ELOHEEM, Mic Handz, Asethic, Louie Skaggs, Innocent? Flow, Vvs Verbal, Top Dog, Chel Strong, Shabaam Sahdeeq, Jarv, Pressha Dinero, GQ Josh, Rez, Cashino NDT, Young Coke, and General Steele AKA GST5000. The cuts are done by Crusty Cuts.
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BUCKTOWN USA SLATED TO RELEASE General Steele & Es-K Present Building bridges 11.11.16
General Steele and Burlington, Vermont-based producer Es-K present their collaboration album Building Bridges. Produced mostly by Es-K, the album features guest appearances from Buckshot of Black Moon, Smoothe Da Hustler, Shabaam Sahdeeq, Rockness Monsta of Heltah Skeltah, and a posthumous cameo from his late great partner, Sean Price.
A low-key display of introspective verses, classic cuts and jazz-inflected beats, Building Bridges stays true to its name by bridging the gap between established artists and rising ones alike such as VVS Verbal, Shadow TheGreat of Loaf Muzik, Napoleon Da Legend, Mar'rz Atomz, Stage One, Louie Skaggs, Boone Bixby, Supreme The Eloheem (from the Representativz) and Coke as well as production from Hellfire Beats and Central Parks. DMC champion DJ Grazzhoppa contributes cuts alongside Hashfinger and Hellfire.
The cover art comes courtesy of Joe Buck, the artist behind the De La Soul Is Dead cover art. Building Bridges will be released via Bucktown USA with digital distribution through Duck Down, including a limited-edition pressing of 500 records.
Pre-order General Steele & Es-K #BuildingBridges from iTunes and instantly receive “Unforgettable" featuring VVS Verbal & Sean Price with purchase