It’s hard to believe it has been 3 years since Spectac & Amiri hit the scene with their debut album Almost Famous (HiPNOTT Records, 2010). Since then, the dynamic duo have amassed a total of 4 solo album between them: Spectac’s For The People (HiPNOTT Records, 2013) and Spectac Returns (Domination Recordings, 2010); and Amiri’s Vinyl Ritchie (HiPNOTT Records, 2012) and The Recipe (HiPNOTT Records, 2010). Jumping right back in where they left off, Spectac & Amiri release their sophomore collaborative album Soul Beautiful.
Inspired by the soulful sounds of the 60s and 70s, Soul Beautiful is comprised of 12 tracks containing the classic, fresh throwback sound of producer Amiri, and the vivid, poetic storytelling style of Spectac. Standouts include the album’s first single, “I Grew Up”, which includes an infectious hook by singer Najee; the no-holds-barred, 1930s sample-laced banger “This, That, & Tha 3rd”; and the smooth, mellow title track “Soul Beautiful”.
released 30 April 2013
All Songs Written by Mervin Jenkins
All Songs Produced, Recorded and Mixed by Amiri Gamble
Artwork Designs & Photography by Drawyah
HiPNOTT Records was founded in 2009 by hip hop blogger Kevin Nottingham (of KevinNottingham.com) in an effort to release
good music by artists that deserve to be heard. Currently a digital only label, HiPNOTT Records is backed by Soulspazm Digital for digital distribution. This is the first instance of a hip hop blogger branching out to form an independent label....more