Hay, Reid & Smith

Jonathan Hay, Benny Reid & Mike Smith - Eric B. & Rakim’s Follow The Leader: Re-Imagined As Jazz (CD)

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The limited printing of Eric B. and Rakim's endorsed 'Follow the Leader (Reimagined As Jazz)' compact disc is now available for 35% off to commemorate the 35th year anniversary of the iconic hip-hop group's historical album. Eric B. stated to Javier Hasse of Forbes, "hearing the music faithfully arranged and re-recorded with the stellar group of musicians Jonathan Hay and Benny Reid brought together not only stays true to our original work, but elevates and highlights the core concepts we drew from 30 years ago. It really completes a full circle... We imitated jazz, and now jazz is imitating us." The God emcee Rakim shared with Kyle Eustice of HipHopDX that, "the trajectory of this project is the ultimate blessing. It's tapping into a divine consciousness and showing how the universe continues to spin full circle. Eric and I were always heavy in our influence from the jazz genre." 

The CD is a critically-acclaimed instrumental album that's produced by Jonathan Hay, Benny Reid, Mike Smith and Atlas Jenkins. 'Follow the Leader (Reimagined by Jazz)' hit #1 on the Billboard charts and it's co-signed by Eric B. & Rakim, who told Ron Hart at Billboard, "Couldn’t have done a better job myself and [we] created the original album. The simple way to put it is that life imitates art, and art imitates life, and it’s all coming around full circle." 

 Pick up 'Follow the Leader (Reimagined by Jazz)' today and own a piece of jazz and hip-hop history while supplies last. 

Follow The Leader

Microphone Fiend

Lyrics of Fury

Eric B. Never Scared

Just A Beat

Put Your Hands Together

For The Listeners

No Competition

The R

Musical Massacre

Beats For The Listeners

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