Released On: Sep 11, 2007
Released By: Nataural High Records
Bay Area emcee, Spear of a Nation aka Sizwe Andrews-Abakah, delivers a politically driven lyrical powerhouse of a record, Spearitalk. Spearitalk launches with the funky and political "Black Love." It's clear that producer Aristotle the Great holds no punches on the beat tip. The undeniable jam, "Move" illuminates the boom slap signature sound. "Private Dancer" a bump and grind of a track and "Stand," a soul infused gem convey Spear's love of the old skool and soulful.
Spear's political influences come from his parents. His pops was deep in the LA jazz scene playing saxophone in legendary jazz pianist Horace Tapscott's band the Horace Tapscott Arkestra. He discovered that music meant recognizing that it was bigger than just an image and bigger than what you were saying. Spear has taught elementary education for the past seven years and uses Hip Hop as a tool for upliftment, truth and change. In 2006, he started the Spearitwurx Academy School of Science and Culture with an ancient vision "Educate our Youth to Liberate our Nation." The academy is an extension of Spearitwurx Foundation, an organization established to support arts and education work within the community. Spearitalk is a perfect union of get down sounds with lyrics of meaning and power.
"No shortage of empowering lyrics." — URB