Muslim emcees Al-J and Yusuf form the Boston unit, Blak Madeen. The duo share a love for Islam, conscious Hip Hop & positivity, & these traits either exude or hit you smack dab in the face through their music. The lyrical emcees Al-J & Yusuf are almost polar opposites when one considers their flow & delivery, however, the differences make for dynamic tracks.
The duo are a part of Leedz Edutainment & have opened shows for Lupe Fiasco, Brother Ali and Immortal Technique, they also collaborated with Lord Jamar (Brand Nubian), Hell Razah (Sunz of Man), Hasan Salaam and Reef the Lost Cauze, with production by Matty Trump, Falside and more. Their debut album,“Sacred Defense”, made some noise & I expect “Divine Power Culture” to get them more attention. The lineup of features on the album is impressive, take a look at the track list below.
Every track on this album hits hard instrumentally, & lyrically each one of them touched my heart & mind. Stand out track:”Bismillah“, featuring Krumb Statcha. “Cuz I praise my GOD, I’m accused as a terrorist”, a line most Muslims can relate to.
“Stick to your deen stay true, wakin’ up in the morning, first thing you do, ‘Bismillah’.”
01. Divine Power Culture
02. Bismillah (ft. Krumbsnatcha)
04. The Cause (Remix) (ft. Cormega)
05. Ray of Light
06. Actual Facts (ft. Slaine)
07. The Difference
08. Believe (ft. Reef the Lost Cauze)
09. Night Time
10. Let It Be (ft. Blu)
11. Act of Defiance
12. End Is Near (ft. Mazz)
13. Drop Guns (ft. Timbo King)
14. Eye to Eye
15. What’s Going On
16. The Untold (ft. Stu Cat)
17. Out of Control
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