K-Salaam & Beatnick present NY Is Burning / Whose World Is This?
K-Salaam & Beatnick present NY Is Burning
(mixed CD) VP Record, 2008-05-23
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01. NY Is Burning Intro*
02. K-Salaam & Beatnick Present: Buju Banton & Trey Songz - StreetLife*
03. K-Salaam & Beatnick Present: Dead Prez - Bigger Than Hip-Hop 2008*
04. K-Salaam & Beatnick Present: Mos Def & Sizzla - Victory*
05. K-Salaam & Beatnick Present: Young Buck - My Hood*
06. Collie Buddz - Come Around (Beatnick & K-Salaam Homegrown Remix)*
07. Richie Spice - Open The Door (Beatnick & K-Salaam Open Mind Remix)*
08. Richie Spice - Marijuana (Politics Remix)
09. K-Salaam & Beatnick Present: Outlawz - We Want In*
10. Buju Banton - Sinsimilla Persecution (Down & Out Remix)
11. Bounty Killer - Fed Up (If I Ruled The World Remix)
12. K-Salaam & Beatnick Present: Junior Kelly - Freedom*
13. Capleton - Tour (K-Salaam & Beatnick Street Medley Remix)
14. Damian Marley - Welcome To Jamrock (Beatnick & K-Salaam High Grade Remix)*
15. Dead Prez - Bigger Than Hip-Hop (Jamrock Street Remix)*
16. K-Salaam & Beatnick Present: Outlawz - Only Life I Know*
17. K-Salaam & Beatnick Present: Mos Def & Sizzla - Victory pt.2*
18. NY Is Burning Outro*
* = produced by Beatnick & K-Salaam
"NY Is Burning" is the long awaited Mixtape/Street Album from one of the hottest new Production Teams in the game. It features all original songs and remixes from Mos Def, Collie Buddz, Young Buck, Sizzla, Dead Prez, Damian Marley, Outlawz, and much more… All over original Production from Beatnick & K-Salaam. "NY Is Burning" should give you a taste of what K-Salaam & Beatnick are capable of. The official album -> "Whose World Is This?" will be in stores everywhere on July 29th, 2008 on VP Records, with dist. through Universal.
K-Salaam & Beatnick - Whose World Is This?
(CD+DVD) VP Records VPCD1780, 2008-07-29
Tracklisting CD :
01. Whose World Is This? (Intro)
02. We Gotta Take It feat. Papoose & Busy Signal
03. Street Life feat. Buju Banton & Trey Songz
04. Feel feat. Talib Kweli
05. Sail On feat. Sizzla
06. As We Continue feat. Kardinal Offishall & Solitair
07. The World Is Ours feat. Black Ice
08. Fallen Soldierz feat. Dead Prez
09. Babylon (Must Be Mad) feat. Young Buck & Sizzla
10. What Are We Fighting For feat. Luciano
11. Bad Mind feat. Saigon
12. Vieques P.S.A. feat. Bobbito Garcia
13. Never Let Us Down feat. Capleton
14. Where I'm From feat. Rakaa
15. Mission Complete feat. Jamelody
16. The Truth feat. Outlawz
17. Revolution feat. Anthony B
18. Refugees feat. Suheir Hammad
Note : also contains DVD featuring Trey Songsz, Buju Banton, Dead Prez, Sizzla, and more
Press Release :
Produced by Beatnick & K-Salaam for Shining Star Music
The Production Team/Compilation album will be in stores in summer of '08. The album features all new original and exclusive songs from:
HIP-HOP STARS: TREY SONGZ, TALIB KWELI, PAPOOSE, DEAD PREZ, SAIGON, OUTLAWZ, KARDINAL OFFISHALL, BOBBITO GARCIA, RAKAA FROM DILATED PEOPLES, AND MORE...
REGGAE LEGENDS: BUJU BANTON, SIZZLA, CAPLETON, ANTHONY B, LUCIANO, RICHIE SPICE, AND MORE...
AND HBO DEF POETS: BLACK ICE & SUHEIR HAMMAD
WHOSE WORLD IS THIS as an album represents the idea that all people who have had our freedom, our rights, and our land stolen from us, must take back what is rightfully ours. In the making of this album, I wanted to create something that would serve as a voice for people who do not have one. However, I am aware that this album is available to anyone and everyone who chooses to buy it. So, to who ever is reading this, regardless of your religion, ethnicity, or economic background; we have to remember one thing: we all have a choice of whose side we can be on. The time is now for us to choose a side, no longer can we stand in the middle of the line. We are either part of the problem, or a part of the solution. If this album offends you, then I do not want your support, nor do I look at you as an ally. For the people who agree with my ideals, we all need to ask ourselves this question: How long will we allow the powers that be to spread their corruption, slavery, and rape? We have to stand up for ourselves at all times, but even more important, we must stand up for those who have it worse off than us. Only then will we be free.
I would like to dedicate this album to all people around the world who live in constant fear of being arrested, deported, attacked, or murdered just because of who we are. The truth is that all Immigrants, Refugees and People of Color everywhere have had to come to terms with the fact that we have no rights, and anything could happen to us at any time. I made this album because I wanted the world to hear our story. The World Is Ours.
I would also like to dedicate this album to all people who have had their land stolen from them, from New Orleans to Palestine. We must take it upon ourselves to learn about what is really happening around the world, rather than watching the news because we are not going to get any type of truth from watching a media broadcast that is funded by vampires. Believe it or not, what goes on in places like Iran and Palestine has a direct effect on what goes on to working people and people of color everywhere. If you stand up and demand justice for people somewhere else, then there is a greater chance that you will live in justice in your neck of the woods. Otherwise, what is going to stop these major corporations and imperialist powers from continuing to seize land without hesitation; then destroying it, and rebuilding it to their own liking; just as they are doing to Brown people in Palestine, and Black people in New Orleans; just as they did to the Indigenous people in the United States and everywhere else. There can never really be justice on stolen land.
Furthermore, I would like to dedicate this album to the people who created this music and culture that is currently being raped by major corporations and record labels. The majority of people who are making big money off of hip-hop are people who have added nothing to the culture, and are not giving anything back to the communities where it originated. This album is dedicated to all real hip-hoppers worldwide who are representing the culture to the fullest (activists, political prisoners, grassroots organizers, emcees, Djs, producers, b-boys, graf writers, singers, musicians, poets, etc) and giving something back to the communities, rather than just taking. The World Is Ours.
There are many other people who this album should be dedicated to. However, The World Is Ours was not meant to be a dedication album. Instead this album is a movement, made to spark new ideas and philosophies that would in turn bring about a change in this wicked system; and lead to a better way of life. We do not have control of the lies that they spread in the news and mainstream media. But at the same time, we have our own media the streets. We are not really taking advantage of the opportunities that we have to voice our opinion. The propagandist is just as important as the revolutionary. Somehow, we are going to have to change the way things are going. Somebody somewhere will have to take a standit might as well be you. It is time for us to take back that which was stolen from us the truth: The World Is Ours.
PEACE & BLESSINGS,
Check out what some of the artists wrote about the project:
"I am so happy to be a part of this album representing the struggle of the people. For too long we have been tortured, prosecuted, and oppressed. World Leaders have their own agenda, so are we as a people, we Are the world. The World Is Ours. And we live by the trustworthy principle of ourselves to take us through. We are only human, we can only stand up for whats right. Therefore, if these words be of offense to you it is just the truth, and we express this truth in our songs, on a daily basis. Through the way we live, and the cruel and inhumane actions brought upon us. Peace be to the world. The World Is Ours. Jah Rastafaris Love. Let Us All Love."
Yours Truly, Love You All.
- Sizzla Kalonji
"THE WORLD BELONGS TO THE PEOPLE, BUT IT IS CONTROLLED BY THE STRONGEST ARMY...THROUGH ORGANIZATION WE CAN FULLY EXERCISE OUR POWER AS A PEOPLE AND AS INDIVIDUALS. AS INDIVIDUALS WE HAVE TO DO WHAT WE CAN TO SURVIVE AND GAIN POSITIONING THAT CAN HELP THE WHOLE. AS GROUPS WE MUST GUARD AGAINST NARROW MINDED NESS AND REMAIN OPEN MINDED AND PROGRESSIVE SO THE MOVEMENT CAN AVOID STAGNATION AND PETTYNESS AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE. ABOVE ALL, LOVE EACH OTHER, PROTECT EACH OTHER, EACH ONE TEACH ONE, LIVE YO TRUTH, KEEP YOUR INTEGRITY AND LEAD BY EXAMPLE TO BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE. THE WORLD IS OURS!"
- DEAD PREZ
The World Is Ours/ But the whole world is in problems/ No one seems to can solve them/ Only Love, Truth, and Compassion can resolve them/ More Fire/ Fire is for the Purification/ Let it Burn/
- Poem submitted by Capleton The Prophet
"Until we realize and accept that we are one people, living in one world...this World will never be Ours and there will never be a Revolution"
- Anthony B
"I heard a K-Salaam mix years ago. It touched me so much it moved me to tears. Never before had a mixtape affected me so deeply, so when K invited me to be part of his new LP--I was super-honored. The plight of Vieques is familiar. Basically, an innocent and decent community of people needlessly suffering in favor of colonization, military occupation, and greed of a world power. How different is that from Palestine, or the former apartheid-ruled South Africa, or countless other countries under siege? I say we keep praying, putting out positive energy for one another, and continue to exchange knowledge."
- Bobbito Garcia