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To the Flow

by Various Artists

The album's title track, "To the Flow," presents Bay Area hip hop star D Labrie with special guest tenor sax master John Patrick Douglas, followed by a diverse group of talented artists on 6 hip-sounding "edu-tainment" bonus tracks.
Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap: Jazz-Rap
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  Song Share Time Download
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1. To the Flow
D Labrie & John Patrick Douglas
3:59 album only
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2. He-Done-Ism
D Labrie
3:33 album only
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3. Mucha Alegria (Short Version) [Remix]
Kalizay
3:47 album only
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4. Master Peace (Remix)
John Patrick Douglas
4:26 album only
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5. Ain't Yo' Mama Black
Paradise the Poet
3:21 album only
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6. Let's Take a Ride
Big Dan
4:12 album only
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7. Give It All U Got!
Brianni Savage, Bill Jackson, Kalizay & Paradise
5:23 album only
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
This fun and brand new version of the album's title track, "To the Flow," pumps up the hype and puts a positive spin on underserved Black and Brown communities, presenting Bay Area hip hop star D Labrie the E.O.G. (East Oakland’s Greatest), AKA “Mr. Network.” This upbeat conscious hip hop song celebrates Oakland in particular and the Greater San Francisco Bay Area in general. Over the catchy jazz-funk beat, he tells a story about Oakland's vibrant people enjoying fun times, Oaklanders working hard and playing hard, but also feeling empowered to stand up for social justice.

In addition, D Labrie gives listeners a snapshot into the life of an upcoming conscious hip hop artist and pays tribute to Bay Area sports teams—especially those which have won championships during the 2010s decade. Listeners can dig two slammin’ solos by powerhouse tenor saxophonist John Patrick Douglas.

This version of the song is bolstered by The Legendary Mighty O'Town Passions singing group, which began as a Doo-Wop group at West Oakland's renowned McClymonds High School back in the late 60s. Talented vocalists Caley Kenny, Vendetta Jeanjacques, and Bill Jackson also sing background.

Bonus tracks with a strong "edu-tainment" vibe include "He-done-Ism" by D Labrie, "Mucha Alegria"-Short Version Remix by Kalizay, the smooth Latin Jazz instrumental "Master Peace" by John Patrick Douglas, dynamic conscious spoken word pieces "Ain't Yo' Mama Black" by Paradise the Poet and "Let's Take a Ride" by Big Dan, as well as the hot Afro-Cuban/ Latin Jazz and Funk joint "Give It All U Got!" with lead vocals by Brianni Savage, Bill Jackson, Kalizay, and Paradise. This is another project among a series featuring a music genre called Jazz Funk Hip HoPoetry (a term coined by Paradise the Poet). The album producer is Bill Jackson and the recording label is True Vibe Records. For more information go to www.trueviberecords.com

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