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Spectac & Amiri: Soul Beautiful

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It's hard to believe it has been 3 years since Spectac & Amiri hit the scene with their debut album Almost Famous (HiPNOTT Records, 2010). Since then, the dynamic duo have amassed a total of 4 solo album between them: Spectac's For The People (HiPNOTT Records, 2013) and Spectac Returns (Domination Recordings, 2010); and Amiri's Vinyl Ritchie (HiPNOTT Records, 2012) and The Recipe (HiPNOTT Records, 2010). Jumping right back in where they left off, Spectac & Amiri release their sophomore collaborative album Soul Beautiful.

Inspired by the soulful sounds of the 60s and 70s, Soul Beautiful is comprised of 12 tracks containing the classic, fresh throwback sound of producer Amiri, and the vivid, poetic storytelling style of Spectac. Standouts include the album's first single, "I Grew Up", which includes an infectious hook by singer Najee; the no-holds-barred, 1930s sample-laced banger "This, That, & Tha 3rd"; and the smooth, mellow title track "Soul Beautiful".

Over the years Spectac has gotten heavy media attention because of his involvement in both Hip Hop and education. The former school principal has been able to chart billboard while obtaining accolades such as 'Principal of the Year' which is probably still a phenomenon in the history of Hip Hop. His sophomore release titled Spectac Returns garnered much anticipation with features from 9th Wonder, Big Daddy Kane and a host of other artists. From feature interviews on NPR (National Public Radio), HipHopDX as well as countless show performances at music venues around the country the heads know and respect his art. Many know Spectac for his prowess as a freestyle emcee and others for his work as an educator. Regardless of how or what brought this charismatic character to your attention, all can agree that it's the music that keeps us looking forward to his return and he's done just that.

Not that it's missing, but Amiri wants appreciation when it comes to skills in the art of Hip Hop. Born and raised in South Carolina, Amiri was introduced to Hip Hop during his childhood through the sounds of Hip Hop pioneers like T La Rock, Kurtis Blow, and Run DMC. "Growing up, anything with rap music involved, I wanted to be a part of it". Crafting his skills as an MC was how it began, but Amiri realized behind the boards was his true gift.

Amiri is definitely not new to the game. In 1996 Amiri produced the remix to Mista's top ten single "Blackberry Molasses". Since then, Amiri has sharpened his skills and worked with many underground emcees such as Spectac, Blame One, Rubix from Mass Influence, Makeba Mooncycle and last but not least, A Tribe Called Quest on their reunion single "I C U (Doin It)" featuring Erykah Badu.

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1. Invasion
Producer: Amiri
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2. This, That, & Tha 3rd
Producer: Amiri
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3. I Grew Up
featuring Najee
Producer: Amiri
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4. Soul Beautiful
Producer: Amiri
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5. Make It Mellow
Producer: Amiri
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6. Natural Woman
featuring D. Devine
Producer: Amiri
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7. Da Real
Producer: Amiri
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8. Just Love Him
Producer: Amiri
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9. Shooting Stars
Producer: Amiri
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10. Looney Tunes
Producer: Amiri
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11. You, U, & Yoo
Producer: Amiri
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4.5 Stars (4.5 Stars )
Total Comments: 23
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 2/5/2014 7:56:00 AM; Partial IP: .201.65.74)
Location: az/ hell
Comment: these cats bitin Tribe , besides that it's tight!
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 1/29/2014 3:28:00 AM; Partial IP: .26.88.217)
Location: North Cack
Comment: Classic!!! My favorite album of 2013 handsdown!!!!
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 6/6/2013 11:39:00 AM; Partial IP: .54.64.177)
Location: Tuscaloosa al
Comment: Ill very dope although I didn't get a poster!?
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 5/15/2013 4:48:00 PM; Partial IP: .41.65.235)
Location: bronx, ny
Comment: really nice smooth album. I like the flow of it. hiphop you can listen to in the morning. haha. only minus for me is the mastering job. his vocals sound so prominent and laid on top of the beat. but im an engineer and am probably just being anal. all in all solid effort.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 5/9/2013 5:03:00 PM; Partial IP:
Location: SFC
Comment: Only minus is its length
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 5/7/2013 8:05:00 PM; Partial IP: 229.21.146)
Location: Miami, FL
Comment: Wanna hear an UNRELEASED Spectac & Amiri album? Pledge to our vinyl campaign! www[dot]pledgemusic[dot]com/projects/spectac-amiri-soul-beautiful-vinyl
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 5/7/2013 2:13:00 PM; Partial IP: 196.61.241)
Location: Orlando
Comment: Dope!!! These guys always hold it down!!!
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 5/3/2013 2:50:00 PM; Partial IP: 255.96.155)
Location: vicks city
Comment: One of my top tens of 2013!!! Peace to Spectac/Amiri!!! Hold it Down!!
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 5/3/2013 10:45:00 AM; Partial IP: 09.248.114)
Location: thunder bay CANADA
Comment: great album a couple beats are subpar but spec kills the mic this that and tha 3rd is such a great jam one of the leading contenders for song of the year I prefer their first album to this one tho still a great buy
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 4/25/2013 11:17:00 AM; Partial IP: .71.117.42)
Location: North Carolina
Comment: Spectac & Amiri has got another bangin' album in their hands.
Name: (Posted: 4/22/2013 1:32:00 PM; Partial IP:
Location: Miami, FL
Comment: If you'd like to see this album pressed up on vinyl, check out our vinyl campaign at: http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/spectac-amiri-soul-beautiful-vinyl
Name: (Posted: 4/7/2013 2:21:00 AM; Partial IP: .49.68.227)
Location: NYC
Comment: This album is incredible, Avengers!!!
Name: (Posted: 4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM; Partial IP:
Location: J-City, Nigeria
Comment: oh my goodness. . . this is what we need (some relief music from the bullsh*t music on air now). big up Spectac & Amiri!!!
Name: (Posted: 3/26/2013 10:39:00 AM; Partial IP: .71.117.42)
Location: North Carolina
Comment: Spectac & Amiri has done it again with another incredible album. Almost Famous was the shit, too.
Name: (Posted: 3/26/2013 4:36:00 AM; Partial IP: .73.231.30)
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Comment: Make it Mellow is worth the purchase alone. Grown man rap. My man got grey in the beard like LP. Props/Wisdom.
Name: (Posted: 3/25/2013 7:47:00 PM; Partial IP: 252.148.70)
Location: Charlotte, NC
Comment: My man....glad to have had the pleasure of knowing the story of spec & amiri and boy the joy of still rockin to these catz
Name: (Posted: 3/25/2013 6:25:00 PM; Partial IP:
Location: Ontario,Can.
Comment: this is mad nice,fuck even my parents could listen to this.
Name: (Posted: 3/25/2013 4:17:00 AM; Partial IP: 139.13.109)
Location: hamburg, germany
Comment: nice coverwork, indeed!!
Name: (Posted: 3/24/2013 7:03:00 PM; Partial IP: 120.216.77)
Location: Soufside Jamaica Neighbor
Comment: This Is Sounding Incredible. Amiri Is A BEAST!!
Name: (Posted: 3/19/2013 7:22:00 AM; Partial IP: 248.115.31)
Location: anywhere
Comment: Essential ish
Name: (Posted: 3/19/2013 2:17:00 AM; Partial IP: .133.92.18)
Location: South Africa
Comment: Dynamic Duo....Does it Again....I can't get enuff of these two Gentle Men.....This Is Real Hip Not That Fake ish!
Name: (Posted: 3/18/2013 10:23:00 PM; Partial IP: 91.241.122)
Location: Lanham MD
Comment: You can't go wrong with these two, Spectac with the flow and Amiri with the Beat! HipHop at its Essence
Name: (Posted: 3/18/2013 9:29:00 PM; Partial IP: .49.68.227)
Location: ATL
Comment: Yep! Copped this off the album cover-art alone... Wow!
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