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Shafiq En' A-Free-Ka


Download links and information about Shafiq En' A-Free-Ka by Shafiq Husayn. This album was released in 2009 and it belongs to Hip Hop/R&B, Rap, Soul genres. It contains 17 tracks with total duration of 59:35 minutes.

Artist: Shafiq Husayn
Release date: 2009
Genre: Hip Hop/R&B, Rap, Soul
Tracks: 17
Duration: 59:35
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No. Title Length
1. Intro / Electra 0:56
2. Nirvana 4:45
3. The U.N. Plan 4:53
4. Cheeba featuring Bilal 4:59
5. Lil' Girl featuring Fatima 3:50
6. Lost & Found featuring Jimetta Rose & Bilal 3:44
7. Dust & Kisses featuring Noni Limar 4:10
8. No Moor 3:06
9. All Dead 3:14
10. Major Heavy featuring Sonny Coates & Count Bass D 4:31
11. Evil Man 2:41
12. Changes featuring Om'Mas Keith & Stephen "Thundercat" Bruner 4:26
13. Love Still Hurts 2:18
14. Le' Star featuring Rozzi Daime, Noni Limar & Nia Andrews 5:18
15. Egypt featuring Jessie West & Kahil Sadiq 1:41
16. The Odd Is C 2:54
17. Rebel Soldier 2:09



Connected in the '80s and '90s to Afrika Bambaataa's Zulu Nation and Ice-T's Rhyme Syndicate, and in the 2000s one-third of Sa-Ra, Shafiq Husayn releases his first solo album following an excellent vinyl-only beat suite EP for Poo-Bah. Issued just a little over three months after Sa-Ra's Nuclear Evolution, Shafiq En' A-Free-Ka is a sonically sprawling album in which the balance between spirituality/ancient Egyptian roots and Hollywood perversions — the Sa-Ra lyrical dichotomy, more or less — swings all the way to the former. (The album cover's resemblance to that of Eddie Kendricks' People...Hold On, with Husayn sitting proudly with a spear directed skyward, doesn't seem like mere coincidence.) Although this is largely the work of the multi-instrumentalist, producer, vocalist, and occasional MC, a dozen featured collaborations give the album the feel of an informal and relaxed studio session, not unlike a Sa-Ra album. And there is plenty of the expected: advanced mutations of hip-hop, soul, and jazz, with synthesizers emitting funked-up chunks as often as space vapor and grimace-inducing beats that resemble early-'70s Sly & the Family Stone in some kind of star-bound spin cycle. During the album's back half, however, Husayn throws in quite a bit of the unexpected. He touches upon droning Krautrock, harmony-rich dream pop, tropical quiet storm, and dubby psychedelia, and the finale is gorgeous and defiant, with thrumming bass frequencies and singing strings dancing together as a chorus repeats "Devil man's tryin' to hold ya/Break away, rebel soldier." A stimulating, complex, yet loose extension of his stellar contributions to Erykah Badu's New Amerykah, Pt. 1, Shafiq En' A-Free-Ka eclipses Nuclear Evolution, if only slightly, and that's saying a whole lot.