Video: Blu & Pharoahe Monch Talk Shafiq En’ A-Free-Ka

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

Shafiq Husayn of SA-RA’s Shafiq En’ A-Fee-Ka drops October 6th:

This was shot at Blu’s studio in downtown Los Angeles, where a bunch of local musicians would periodically have late night jam sessions. Pharoahe was in town, and came thru to participate in one of the jam sessions and we got them both on camera talking about Shafiq Husayn’s “Shafiq En’ A-Free-Ka” album dropping October 6th.

Look out for some footage of Pharoahe Monch collaborating with Blu.

Previously: Shafiq Husayn (SA-RA) – Nirvana

Shafiq Husayn (SA-RA) – Nirvana

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

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Here’s the second leak from Shafiq Husayn of SA-RA’s upcoming album Shafiq En’ A-Free-Ka, which drops October 6th.

This time, we unveil “Nirvana” a spiritual call featuring various live musicians, chanting, and Shafiq’s off-kilter drum programming.

Shafiq Husayn (SA-RA) – Nirvana | Usershare

Music video for “Lil’ Girl” dropping soon.

Shafiq Husayn of SA-RA – Lil Girl

Monday, July 13th, 2009

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Shafiq Husayn, one third of the group, SA-RA, is dropping his solo debut LP entitled “Shafiq En A-Free-Ka” this October via Plug Research. Many are unaware of the depth of Shafiq’s history, as he was an integral producer for Ice T during his Sire/Warner days as well as working with folks like Lord Finesse for his “Return of the Funky Man” LP.

“Shafiq En A-Free-Ka” is definitely a more mature album from the Master Teacher, as he dives into various genres of music, while keeping the same aesthetic that has proven successful for Shafiq and the group SA-RA. Filled w/ lush orchestrations, precise drum programming, and features from the likes of Bilal, Count Bass D, and new comers Fatima and Noni Limar, “Shafiq En A-Free-Ka” will definitely be one of the best front to back albums this Fall.

The first leak features UK bred Fatima for the joint “Lil Girl.” This is one of the most “hip hop friendly” joints as well as one of my favorites from the album, featuring Shafiq’s off kilter drum programming and the amazing vocals from singer Fatima.

Shafiq Husayn of SA-RA – Lil Girl

Previously: SA-RA feat. Erykah Badu – Dirty Beauty | Sa-Ra – The Bone Song | Sa-Ra Creative Partners – Bitch Baby + Nuclear Evorlution: The Age of Love Tracklist