A Beautiful Strength | Volume 1

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Volume 1

by A Beautiful Strength

Deliberately uplifting, feel good music.
Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap: Hip Hop
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Beautiful Strength Intro
Mr. Hawkins
0:36 $0.99
2. Life Affair
Shak-C and Mr. Hawkins
3:37 $0.99
3. My People
3:15 $0.99
4. Life is Like a Song
World B. Free
3:25 $0.99
5. Love Rain
Lady Star
4:10 $0.99
6. Cheers
4:15 $0.99
7. Icewater
Shak-C, Mr. Hawkins
4:12 $0.99
8. Unify
Laelo Hood
4:32 $0.99
9. You Street
Lady Star
3:33 $0.99
10. My Block: Harlem
3:27 $0.99
11. Playgrounds
World B. Free
2:42 $0.99
12. That\'s What Love Will Do
Mr. Hawkins, Shak-C
3:28 $0.99
13. No Chaser
Lady Star
3:49 $0.99
14. Everyday Story
World B. Free
3:26 $0.99
15. Look Around
Mr. Hawkins, Prince Hotness
3:29 $0.99
16. Eulogy
Laelo Hood
4:00 $0.99
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Album Notes
Beauty and Strength. Two seemingly mutually exclusive words which, upon further review, reflect a near perfect balance when in tandem. Think of the enduring love of a mother. Or the struggle, and concurrent perseverance of an oppressed people. The relationship between Beauty and Strength isn't merely symbolic, it's symbiotic.

What began with a mid-summer talent showcase in Harlem, blossomed into a movement. Mr. Hawkins, head of Dangerous Muzic, brought together some of the hottest underground talent in both Harlem and Washington, DC. The aim was simply to rock out, have a good time, and make the people feel good. The show was a resounding success, spawned it's own concert series, and upon linking with Coalition Media (School of Beats' Lesson Series, Shak-C's Pay Attention mixtape series), A Beautiful Strength Volume 1 was born.

A Beautiful Strength is both a definition and a declaration. A combination of heavy wordplay, soulful grooves, and potent content, all layered on top of a feel good vibe. It's the type of album you can pop in and play, with no worries of leaning on that skip button.

A Beautiful Strength Volume 1. Available now on CDbaby.com, iTunes, and the Amazon music store.



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Something for Everyone
Truly a labor of love.From R&B Soul Songs (compliments of Lady Star) to Rhyme with reason (Shak-C, Mr. Hawkins, Malik-16 and host of other talented artists)- this is the type of CD that you can leave in the player on a long road trip and know that by the time you reach your destination everyone in the car will be satisfied. Step into the hearts and minds of the "Young, Gifted, and Black".

Andre Collins

Collection of PURE Hip-Hop
I wish I could underline the word pure in my title. The music on this album represents the underground of hip-hop at its finest. Shak-C offers a lyrical soliloquy on "Life Affair" and on "Cheers" that paints a colorful picture and gives unique insight. Malik 16 posts my favorite feel good song on the album with "My People".
Overall this album will provide you what everyone should demand from their albums; a chance to experience the artist's emotions, reflect on your own, and feel closure when the album is complete.


Beautiful and Strong Indeed!!
Very charismatic and poetic. I think the best track from is # 12 That's What Love Will Do By Shak-C Very nice. He is very creative with his words. Very well done for this being an intro and compilation cd. Everyone on here is talented. I really like World B. Free and Malik-16 as well. Great Eulogy! And all the beats are fire!


I actually first purchased this CD at the live Beautiful Strength show on my visit to NYC. The show had a live band, was positive with a great energy. I can’t remember before this event the last time I had such a great time at a show each artist was HOT, right on point and easy listening- This was the highlight of my east coast trip. When I got back to cali I found myself planning the CD often, friends were excited about the music so I got a few more CD’s for gifts. My favorite “ICE WATER”- Mr. Hawkins just know- I need some ice in my cup too.- This song is hot or COLD :) … Keep em knocking..

In closing the vibe throughout the CD is like ICE WATER!