L.A. rap stalwart Bread of Kaliwild links with fellow hip-hop luminaries Sadat X & Lord Jamar for his inspirational and thoughtful new single/video, “Star” taken from his forthcoming LP, A Breath of Fresh Air.
The video is directed by Gabe Evans, while Dani Chaya provided the character illustrations and William “Dolla” Chapman did the animation. Together, they provide Bread and his guests with a colorful, uplifting visual canvas that hip-hop fans of all ages can enjoy. The same goes for the message of the track itself, which Bread kicks off with rhymes about overcoming whatever life brings your way while maintaining the blue flame inside you. This theme is reinforced by a strong hook supplied by singer/songwriter, Sirius.
Of course, the Brand Nubian emcees are the perfect fit for a track like this. Sadat and Jamar deliver back-to-back verses full of spiritual and meditative rhymes—as well as some witty bravado—and they sound right at home over producer Therealasethic’s shimmering instrumental. The two fit right into the visuals, too, and they may leave you wishing we could see a new animated series starring all three.
Check out the visuals and head over to support the track through your preferred digital retailer or streaming platform. A Breath of Fresh Air is available now for pre-order and hits DSPs on Sept 03 via SomeOthaShip Connect in partnership with Fat Beats. In addition to Sadat X and Lord Jamar, the ten track LP boasts guests features and production by Keak da Sneak, Planet Asia, Big Shug, DJ Romes, Nottz and more. The album will also be available for purchase on vinyl and CD and falls on the heels of Declaime & Madlib’s vaulted collab LP, In the Beginning Vol. 1.
01. Let Us Begin (feat. DJ Romes) [prod. by Noah Ayala]
02. Star (feat. Sadat X, Lord Jamar & Sirius) [prod. by Therealasethic]
03. Feels So Good (feat. Keak da Sneak, URG7, Gemini) [prod. by Therealasethic]
04. What Love Is (prod. by Nottz)
05. Christie (feat. Rum Boss) [prod. by Nottz]
06. World Wide Peace (feat. Frequency Konstruct) [prod. by Therealasethic]
07. Cornbread (feat. DJ Romes) [prod. by Therealasethic]
08. Eye 4 Eye (prod. by Nottz)
09. Godz Return (feat. Planet Asia) [prod. by Noah Ayala]
10. Nice Like That (feat. Big Shug) [prod. by Nottz]