Album Stream: Sareem Poems & Ess Be

Mind Over Matter is the latest drop from Lansing, MI based duo Sareem Poems & Ess Be. It released June 15th via Illect Recordings.

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After three years of writing, developing, and preparing new music, Sareem Poems and Ess Be are back with Mind Over Matter. Released via Illect Recordings, Mind is the second full length project from the Lansing, Michigan-based MC and producer duo. Their first album on Illect, 2015’s Beautiful Noise, was a highly motivational record based around positivity and perseverance. Mind Over Matter is definitely in the same vein as Noise, but it’s clear that as they worked on the new project, Poems and Ess Be weren’t afraid to dive deeper into who they’ve become as artists.

From start to finish, Mind Over Matter takes on some of the most pressing issues of our time. Employing his signature measured flow, Poems discusses political divisiveness, the dangers of succumbing to greed, loving yourself, and economic inequality in the United States. “So you in your heart of hearts really believe that the playing field is level?” he asks on the ninth track, “What’s Wrong.” Over the course of his twenty-year career, Sareem Poems has meticulously crafted a style of music informed by his deep respect, and love, for humanity. On Mind, Poems continues to build on that.

Over the last three years Ess Be has officially made the transition from being a part-time producer with a day job to pursuing music full time. Throughout Mind, Ess Be’s skill as a producer is on full display. Ess Be could easily fall back on familiar boom bap tropes or trendy drum patterns. Instead, he incorporates a little bit of everything. Heavy bass lines and trance-like EDM moments on tracks such as “Dance For The Dead” and “Eyedentity” keep the record moving as Sareem Poems adapts to each new musical moment.

As artists, Sareem Poems and Ess Be have never shied away from using their platform to bring people together—even as those in power would pull them apart. Mind Over Matter, their second full-length album on Illect Recordings, celebrates the beauty of humanity while also questioning the systems of inequity that have kept certain people in power for centuries. It’s always been important to practice self-care in the face of struggle and Mind Over Matter is a manifestation of that.

Written by Gus Navarro

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Sareem Poems and Ess Be announce Mind Over Matter album

Mind Over Matter is set for a June 15th, 2018 release date via Illect Recordings.

After three years of writing, developing, and preparing new music, Sareem Poems and Ess Be are back with Mind Over Matter. Released via Illect Recordings, Mind is the second full length project from the Lansing, Michigan-based MC and producer duo. Their first album on Illect, 2015’s Beautiful Noise, was a highly motivational record based around positivity and perseverance. Mind Over Matter is definitely in the same vein as Noise, but it’s clear that as they worked on the new project, Poems and Ess Be weren’t afraid to dive deeper into who they’ve become as artists.

From start to finish, Mind Over Matter takes on some of the most pressing issues of our time. Employing his signature measured flow, Poems discusses political divisiveness, the dangers of succumbing to greed, loving yourself, and economic inequality in the United States. “So you in your heart of hearts really believe that the playing field is level?” he asks on the ninth track, “What’s Wrong.” Over the course of his twenty-year career, Sareem Poems has meticulously crafted a style of music informed by his deep respect, and love, for humanity. On Mind, Poems continues to build on that.

Over the last three years Ess Be has officially made the transition from being a part-time producer with a day job to pursuing music full time. Throughout Mind, Ess Be’s skill as a producer is on full display. Ess Be could easily fall back on familiar boom bap tropes or trendy drum patterns. Instead, he incorporates a little bit of everything. Heavy bass lines and trance-like EDM moments on tracks such as “Dance For The Dead” and “Eyedentity” keep the record moving as Sareem Poems adapts to each new musical moment.

As artists, Sareem Poems and Ess Be have never shied away from using their platform to bring people together—even as those in power would pull them apart. Mind Over Matter, their second full-length album on Illect Recordings, celebrates the beauty of humanity while also questioning the systems of inequity that have kept certain people in power for centuries. It’s always been important to practice self-care in the face of struggle and Mind Over Matter is a manifestation of that.

Written by Gus Navarro

Mind Over Matter track list
1. Simply Truthfully
2. Maze
3. Way Up There (feat. Sean C Johnson)
4. Shallow (feat. Finale)
5. Dance For The Dead
6. The Way It Goes (feat. Al Singleton)
7. Eyedentity
8. I See You
9. What’s Wrong (feat. Dre Murray & Adan Bean)
10. I’m Alright
11. Until We Meet Again

Beats by Ess Be
Mixed by Imperial
Design by Jordan Hills

Pre-order Mind Over Matter: Bandcamp (CD+MP3) // iTunes // Amazon // Google Play

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Sphere of Hip Hop Podcast episode 145

Sphere of Hip Hop Podcast episode 145 is mixed by DJ Tony Tone BKS.

In this episode, enjoy tracks from: Andy Mineo, B. Cooper, Daniel AMP, Ess Be, Frontlynaz, J. Crum, J. Johnson, JGivens, K-Drama, Propaganda, Sareem Poems, Sean C. Johnson, Ty Brasel and more.

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Sphere of Hip Hop Podcast episode 145 play list

1. Sareem Poems & Ess Be “Way Up There (feat. Sean C. Johnson)”
2. Ty Brasel “Young T”
3. J. Crum “No Way (feat. T-Vision)”
4. Frontlynaz “What U Lookin 4 (feat. Beez & J. Johnson)”
5. Propaganda “How Did We Get Here (feat. Andy Mineo & JGivens)”
6. K. Allico “Some Mo”
7. Vic Sage “Chamberlain (feat. B. Cooper)”
8. Daniel AMP “Can’t Stop Us”
9. K-Drama “Stained Glass Window”
10. Mission x K Rider “Uzi & Ak”

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Sareem Poems & Ess Be “Way Up There (feat. Sean C. Johnson)”




Way Up There is a dope collab from Sareem Poems & Ess Be featuring Sean C. Johnson. We’re loving Ess Be’s production on this… sets the perfect tone for Sareem and Sean’s vocals.

Sareem Poems shared, “Way Up There is a song about not allowing anything to steal your joy. There are so many things that can bring you down. Focusing on the positive or the brighter side of things can be very difficult to do sometimes.

I’ve purposefully put myself in this head-space. It’s the best habit I’ve ever had. Many thanks to Sean C. Johnson. He came through and executed the hook perfectly.

Audio: Way Up There

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Connect with Sean C. Johnson: Facebook // Instagram // Spotify // Twitter

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Watch Sean C. Johnson Daydreaming music video

Sean C. Johnson continues to stay on brand and drops another quality visual. The Daydreaming music video features another great concept that continues the story-line.

Fresh off winning an NAACP Image Award for his work on the Greenleaf Season 2 Soundtrack; Sean C. Johnson releases “Daydreaming” featuring The Junk Band. This serves as a buzz single + video for his upcoming project Days Like This.

Daydreaming music video

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Armond WakeUp releasing “Even If I Lose” February 27th

Armond WakeUp is set to release Even If I Lose, the follow up to 40 Days, on Tuesday February 27th via Illect Recordings. The project features several guests including: Sean C. Johnson, Jonathan Baker, DJ Because, and Brieah Taiye. Production credits include: Tee-Wyla, Ess Be, Doc, J. Rhodan, and Jonathan Baker. Armond shares, “Even If […]

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Sphere of Hip Hop Podcast episode 138

Sphere of Hip Hop Podcast episode 138 is mixed by DJ Tony Tone BKS.

In this episode, enjoy tracks from: C.J. King, Corey Red, Dream Junkies, Eshon Burgundy, HURT, Imperial, J.Lee the Producer, JusThoughtz, Kinetik, Plain James, Sean C. Johnson, Tragic Hero and more.

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Sphere of Hip Hop Podcast episode 138 play list

1. Tragic Hero “Wish You Could”
2. Plain James “Flexin”
3. C.J. King “They Alright”
4. J.Lee the Producer “Fade Away (Kobe Bean) [feat. Sean C. Johnson]”
5. Eshon Burgundy “Prayn In the Rain”
6. Corey Red “My Style Iz Hot”
7. Imperial & K.I.N.E.T.I.K. “Travel The Map (feat. Oddisee)”
8. Dream Junkies “HypocritiCOOL”
9. JusThoughtz “I’m Okay”
10. Palace “Mortar (feat. H.U.R.T.)”

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J.Lee the Producer “Music Box” (album stream)

J.Lee Productions is excited to announce the release of the Music Box album from the multi-talented J.Lee The Producer, available now at all digital outlets.

The album hosts a wide-range of intricate harmonies, melodies and beats all composed to support the continual inspirational message throughout the album. The title track Music Box, is a perfect example of the album’s direction and summation with vocal harmonies, sound effects and instruments excellently layered over the tracks main underlying longing but reflective beat. It’s the embodiment of the album, it personifies what is spoken in the beginning of the track itself, “but I hope the music we make has some staying power for the ones that do hear it, you know a memory attach to it…

J.Lee The Producer has over 10 years of experience in music production and engineering. He has successfully built J.Lee Productions into a highly sought after production company.

Track list
1. Music Box Intro
2. Morning Glory (feat. Adam & Kizzie)
3. Fade Away (Kobe Bean) [feat. Sean C. Johnson]
4. Came Saw Conquered (feat. Adrianne Archie)
5. Fresh Wind (feat. Cooki Turner)
6. Rightly (feat. Marcellus Coleman)
7. I Said Nothing
8. Datgum (feat. Adam L.)
9. Music Box Melodies (feat. Jessica Leidy)
10. Music Box (feat. Cooki Turner and Thaddeus Johnson)
11. The Image (feat. Cam)
12. Questions (feat. Thaddeus Johnson)
13. Carry Me (feat. Tony Foster Jr.)
14. Music Box (Deuce)
15. Home (feat. Cooki Turner)
16. You Got It (feat. Kizzie Ledbetter)
17. Lift (feat. Marcellus Coleman)
18. Music Box (JLee)
19. A Crude Apology For The Divinity Of God (feat. Adam L.)

Music Box is available now at download & streaming outlets. Stream the album below and let us know what you think.

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