Sometimes all we need is that good old uplifting hip-hop bop to remind us to give thanks and just relax in these crazy times. The duo of Shaheed and DJ Supreme are the ones to thank for this smooth joint titled “Appreciate Life” which also features Jurassic 5 and Ozomatli founding member Chali 2na.
As the title suggests, the trio is all about appreciating the gift of life as much as possible. Backed by a laid back groove, Shaheed and Chali 2Na implore the listeners to stay positive and focused in these crazy times. The song also comes with a video directed by Jordan Sullivan who makes use of several performance shots of the trio in different spots.
“Appreciate Life” is taken from Shaheed and DJ Supreme’s project The Art Of Throwing Darts.
Hard rhyme: there’s no substitute for it. Hard rhyme is the backbone of all the hip-hop classics, and it’s the one element of the genre that can never be faked or obscured. Either you’ve got what it takes to ride the beat and deliver lyrics with skill and conviction, or you don’t – and a real rap fan can tell the difference between a master and a pretender in a few bars. Shaheed and DJ Supreme make music that’s as kinetic and intoxicating as anybody’s, but they’ll never try to get over on sound alone. They know that to take their place among the legends, they’ve got to bring the verses. And they always do.
They call it The Art Of Throwing Darts, and that’s an apt metaphor for their talents, and maybe their identities, too. They’re sharp, pointed, incisive, and maybe a little dangerous, and they travel toward their targets with unswerving velocity. Shaheed pens the words and crafts the hooks, and Supreme supplies the beats, and together, they’ve made themselves cornerstones of Birmingham, Alabama’s underrated and multifaceted hip-hop scene. Multiple tours supporting the like-minded Jurassic 5 have introduced the duo’s music to thousands; irresistible songs like “Appreciate Life” are bound to impress thousands more.