Boston rap duo, Blak Madeen follow up their 2016’s solid effort Supreme Aftermath LP with a brand new EP that brilliantly balances their hopes and frustrations with some help from underground legends, such as Edo. G, Divine Styler, and Grand Daddy I.U. Across the seven tracks of One Second to Pray, proud Muslim rappers Al-J and Yusuf Abdul-Mateen dream of better days for their people while venting on the ongoing treatment that has left so many of them in pain. It’s this multifaceted approach that keeps the music and lyricism fresh; it’s something you can nod along to if you like, but you can also sit with it and come away with potentially life-changing insights.
In promotion of One Second to Pray, the duo is pleased to share the Myster DL (of ILL Mannered Films) directed visuals for, “Men of Peace” featuring Roxbury’s own, Edo G., with production supplied by Billy Loman (Slaine, Termanology, CRIMEAPPLE, REKS). The visuals shows all 3 emcees in their element kicking bravado bars and some knowledge to boot. Edo G takes the first verse with “…Trump’s nightmares, Obama dreams/No pictures, a bunch of memes/…A house ain’t a home, you can’t rent a lease/ we play the background you play the centerpiece/ Ed and Blak Madeen, we men of peace”
One Second to Pray is now available through all digital retailers and streaming platforms, via Rhyme Dawah.
01. One Second to Pray (prod. by Sicknature)
02. Out of Place (feat. Grand Daddy I.U.) [prod. by David “C-Doc” Snyder]
03. Men of Peace (feat. Edo. G) [prod. by Billy Loman]
04. Windows (feat. Divine Styler & Rite Hook) [prod. by The Arcitype]
05. On the Edge (prod. by The Arcitype)
06. Industry Doors (feat. West Coast Kam & DJ Slipwax) [prod. by Sicknature]
07. The Sum Up (prod. by The Arcitype)
*All Cuts by DJ Slipwax