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Sareem Poems X Ess Be – Dance for the Dead

Dance for the Dead“, is a new joint from Sareem Poems & Ess Be. It’s an upbeat single that was written over the summer of 2017. It’s about reflection & celebration of those who battled in the past so we could have the freedom’s we enjoy now in the present.

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Imperial – Know the Call

Illect Recordings and Imperial start off 2018 the right way… with a dope new single featuring Sareem Poems & Sojourn.

Sareem Poems X Terem – Easy

Sareem Poems and Terem are back with a new collaboration, “Easy“. The verses communicate wanting to be the tough guy, a brawler, and having a quick temper… how will you deal with those situations as an adult? Ease up. Fall back. You ain’t gotta act like that.

Hit play on this one!

Sareem Poems X Ozay Moore – Soap Opera

New remix from Sareem Poems (founding member of L.A. Symphony) and Ozay Moore (formerly known as Othello and member of Lightheaded) with production by Soulseize and cuts by DJ PA.

Sareem Poems – Show N Tell Remix

Here is a new remix by Swiss beatmaker, Soulseize. He takes on a Sareem Poems(@SareemPoems) track on this one.

Sareem Poems & Ess Be – Beautiful Noise [Review]

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Beautiful is defined as pleasing the senses or mind aesthetically.  It is alsoconsideredof a very high standard, of excellent. Noise is a sound, especially one that is loud or unpleasant or that causes disturbance.  Sareem Poems (founding member of LA Symphony) and Lansing, Michigan producer Ess Be formed as a hip-hop duo to create the high-volume and unrestrained handicraft Beautiful Noise(an album title whose two words contradict) as they make known publicly responsible adult contemporary hip-hop music fashioned to uplift, inform, educate, soul search, and see the beauty in the ugly realities of the world.

The album commences with the spatters in lyrical armamentssingle “We”.  Sareem’s stanzas, comealive as he describes the reversals of humanity as, “two generations of non-thinkers, non-believers.”Poems analytics project what society will embody, what the masses stand for, and what will and will not be tolerated, “We brush shit off/ We stand tall/ We live to see another day…We touch/ We love…We been bamboozled and tricked.”  The heartbeat in middle of song gives Sareem’s poetics a kick with militant emphasis.

The duo, an often reminder of The Lox and of Reflection Eternal, makes the masses climb to the highest in heights to the heavens of rap haven in “Higher” as the duo, “build from the ground up/ Check for the foundation/ Never trust a big butt or simile…Raise it up high/ Take it up high.”  Ess Be, regarded as producer Hi-Tek of sorts for his electronic and futuristic production that pushes the envelope of bombarded trap music heard through Clear Channel airwaves, produces an ill design of Golden Era tribute in hip-hop assembly.

The West Coast sound reminiscent of DJ Quik fuels Sareem Poems to pour his entire existence in the autobiographical “Push It Along”.  Sareem tears up, “No brother/ No sister/ Learned to be a man without the presence of a father…Can’t let them stop that forward motion…If you feel you are not going to make it/ Slow down and pray.”  This single compliments the poet/rapper’s “Worthy” of life and existence embodying everything that makes him the man he is today, “I’m a sinner/ I’m a winner/ I’m a fighter/ I’m a lover/ I’m a loser.”  What is respected about Sareem is his ability to show the human side of him without blame or being shamed labeling the good and bad side of him as supposed to being superficial like many in society.

The exquisite jazzy single “Show N Tell” is highlighted as the best throughout the album. The emcee embraces the GOD in him shining his light on the world, “The Godly parts of my life are so gorgeous/ I want to develop them and blow ‘em up enormous…by the grace of GOD I’m just a fly human being.” Profound!
Beautiful Noise serves fundamental to hip-hop blueprint of educating the masses as it challenges many to find self in a world consumed and obscurely separated by hatred, envy, and jealousy.  While hip-hop artists are fixated on clamored materialism and the baddest chicks they bag, Sareem Poems and Ess Be are only concerned with connecting with Mother Earth and with salvaging lives through music.  These two individuals are not the average hip-hop school teachers that talk the talk only to be disappointed that they do not live righteous.  It is proof in their music the manner which the lyricism and passion spilled in rhymes indicate they are working on self and practicing a healthy lifestyle as they reflect on their inner. While conscious artists come off a bit preachy at listeners, Sareem Poems and Ess Be talk and fellowship with fanatics penning hip-hop compositions of diplomacy- of high regard.

-Hector De La Rosa

Sareem Poems – Push It Along

Sareem Poems(@SareemPoems) has teamed up with Lansing Michigan based producer Ess Be for a new release.

Imperial – 12 Bars of Christmas

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Just in time for the holidays, rap veterans Sivion, Sareem Poems, Kinetik and Sojourn spit some bars over the Imperial(@imperialbeats)-produced beat for “12 Bars of Christmas“.

Sareem Poems X Imperial – God Bless the Child

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This is the first single from Sareem Poems(@SareemPoems) and Imperial(@ImperialBeats). The duo is working on an EP together to be released on Illect Recordings in 2014. The instrumental version of “God Bless the Child” was originally released in March 2013 and has now been reworked into a vocal version.

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