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MP3: Grand Puba (@IAmGrandPuba) – It’s Been A While

Legendary emcee Grand Puba (of the groundbreaking group, Brand Nubian) is one of the first lyricists to bridge the gap between upbeat, socio-political ideals, & conscious narratives in Urban music. His influence can be seen in the expansion of the Native Tongues movement (De La Soul, A Tribe Called Quest) to other relevant groups like Dead Prez & Black Star to mainstream Urban collectives like RZA & GZA from Wu-Tang Clan. In addition to his massive success with Brand Nubian, Puba is also a decorated solo artist with classic hit singles in his arsenal such as “360 Degrees (What Goes Around)” & “I Like It (I Wanna Be Where You Are)”.

Currently, Grand Puba has reunited with Babygrande Records; adding to his robust legacy with the release of his new record, ‘Black From The Future‘. This is his first album since the release of ‘Retroactive‘ in 2009; which was also released by Babygrande Records.

Black From The Future‘ is bolstered by socially-driven rhythmic tracks, including the new singles, “It’s Been A While” & “UDK”. The track was produced by Grand Puba; who sounds sharper than ever as he reflects on the climate of today’s society. He touches on issues ranging from racial tensions to celebrity scandal. ‘Black From The Future‘ is the first album set to be released in 2016 on Babygrande. Grand Puba says, “The day my people wake up is the day I no longer have to make songs; and until that time comes, party on!”

https://soundcloud.com/babygrande/grand-puba-its-been-awhile-black-from-the-future-in-stores-415

Grand Puba’s new album, ‘Black From The Future‘ (which you can pre-order via iTunes), will be released on 4.15.2016 via Babygrande Records!!!

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