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The Essence

by Yaiva

Native American Hip-Hop, Conscious, Mainstream, Underground, R&B, representing all aspect of urban music.
Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap: Hardcore Rap
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1. Ya'at'ehh from Tony
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2. Life's Duality
4:11 $0.99
3. Back in the Building
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4. Get Down Remix
5:27 $0.99
5. Burgers & Fries (feat. Kelvin Long)
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6. American Dream
4:05 $0.99
7. Get Like Me (feat. DJ SOE)
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8. Wanna Know You
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9. Thanksgiving (feat. Daniel Rosen_
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10. Alive
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11. Ease Up (feat. Project X, Meelo 63 & Mowess)
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12. High Altitude Training
5:20 $0.99
13. The Vision (feat. Temashio Anderson)
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14. The Illest...
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15. Hey Mami (feat. JayNez, Big Luda & Zig Zag)
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16. Spinning in the Tracks
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17. Sick Wit It (feat. DJ SOE)
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18. Natural High Remix
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Album Notes
"I made this album to embody all the aspects of hip-hop as I know it" Yaiva.

"Honestly, hip-hop was not always a voice of revolution for me. As a youth I fell in love with song like "Colors" from Ice-T
and "Dope Man" from NWA, but also "Black Steel in the Hours of Chaos" from Public Enemy and "My Philosopy" from KRS-One and also "I Need Love" from LL Cool J and "My Posse's On Broadway" by Sir-Mix-A-Lot.

So when I was making this album I incorporate all of those elements of rap, (rap being one of the five elements of hip-hop)
to express myself.

Thanks to all the fans and supporters for the years of continued support, I appreciate and love you, Yaiva

Artwork by: Joel Garcia. www.rageoneart.com

Photo by: Kelvin Long

Sponsored by: The First Nations Composers Inititive, Peace and Balance of Native Movement, ETD Inc., La Fonda's Mexican Restuarant, Tony Skrelunas, Temashio Anderson, Fernando Bekay and Percussion Kinetics



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"Burgers and Fries" highlights Kelvin Long's soul as both an artist and an activist. Yaiva's latest release is as emotionally charged as his last [including the fine "For The People" EP on which "Natural High" first made it's debut]. His potent and aching "Down with the Struggle" remains on top of some of the most requested native hip hop on KUYI and Yaiva is up for a 2009 Listener's Choice Award. Vote online here: http://www.kuyi.net/community/lca-awards