Jabee

PREMIERE: Jabee “By Any Means”

Jabee belongs to a strong, proud, and (considering the state of the US right now) essential lineage of rap music–conscious hip hop. This Oklahoma emcee has been dropping music that brings a smile to the faces of legends like Chuck D and Murs since his debut on the scene in 2008. If you need proof, Chuck D has stated, “Jabee’s music has the potential to change the world,” and Murs’ label 3:16 released his 2013 album, Everything Was Beautiful and Nothing Hurt. Cuts like “Dreams 2014” and “Ghetto” have solidified his position as an informed lyricist and proficient educator.

With just over a week until the release of his latest opus, Black Future, Mass Appeal brings you Jabee’s powerful new single, “By Any Means.” With taut strings jabbing at a dusty drum loop and heavy synths wailing over the top, Jabee sets the tone for what you can expect on the upcoming album. He tackles America’s racist underbelly and the struggle of the 99% on this 4 minute plus track with hard hitting lyrics like: “Mind of Mandela, heart of Mike Tyson/call upon the spirits of slaves just to write this…” Let me put it this way: this cut would be comfortable on a mixtape next to something off dead prez’ debut.

Jabee’s third album, Black Future, drops August 12th on Grand Union Media. Pre-order it here.

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