The wait is over. Shabaam Sahdeeq has dropped gem after gem warming us up for Precious Stones album solely produced by renowned beat-smith J57. The project features some of the underground’s hottest artists, such as Jamo Gang, El Da Sensei, Planet Asia, Gorilla Nems, Born Unique, DV Alias Khryst, Tristate, Casual (Hieroglyphics), J Hood, Rim Da Villin and many more! I’m honored to be amongst this arsenal of heavy spitters. The project is full of barbaric bars and bold bravado commanding cadence and high energy delivery.
The soundtrack created by J57 is versatile. He’s giving us layers in this project. Each artist’s flow and style compliments the album. The chemistry on the collaborations are magnetic. Jewels are definitely being dropped. The stand out joints to me are “Diamond in the Dirt”, “Steady Pace”, “Bar Etiquette”, “Put You Up on Game” and “Razor Sharp Vernacular”.
Kudos to Shabaam and J57 on a dope body of work. This is an instant classic any hip hop enthusiast would gladly add to their collection. Brace yourself for a genuine listening experience that embodies that raw boom bap. Listen to Precious Stones now.