Dutch/Swedish-based, indie Hip-Hop consortium, Elite Fleet
Records, is pleased to unveil their inaugural LP, ‘Modern Artillery,’
from the Brooklyn rap veteran, Shabaam Sahdeeq.
As part of Rawkus Records’ dream team roster, which included
labelmates Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Company Flow and Pharoahe
Monch, among others, Shabaam was part of Hip-Hop’s most
influential independent rise of the mid-to-late ‘90s. A founding
member of DJ Spinna’s Polyrhythm Addicts, Sahdeeq found a
career resurgence in the mid 2000’s with the release of the group’s
sophomore LP, ‘Break Glass.’ Over the next several years, Shabaam
would go onto release quite a few independently launched projects
through various labels, including his own Marvial Entertainment
imprint, all of which led up to his most acclaimed solo effort to date,
‘Keepers of the Lost Art,’ which was released in april of 2014, via
Below System Records.
On the heels of the release of ‘Lost Art,’ the ‘5 Star General’ emcee
has joined forces with Elite Fleet Records’ for the release of, ‘Modern
Artillery,’ a seven track LP, produced entirely by the Dutch-based
beatsmith, Big Ape. Ape’s bouncy, basement style production is well
suited for Shabaam’s precise rhyme schemes, that are complimented
with the handy work Elite Fleet’s own, DJ Devastate. Featured on the
LP are Outerspace, Ruste juxx, Reef the Lost Cauze, Torae, 8thW1,
and the late PH (Pumpkin Head).
• Shabaam Sahdeeq is on the heels of his most acclaimed solo
effort, ‘Keepers of the Lost Art’
• The LP inlcudes guest features from Outerspace, Ruste juxx,
Reef the Lost Cauze, Torae, 8thW1, and the late PH (Pumpkin
• Inaugural release from the European Hip-Hop consortium,
Elite Fleet Records
• Orange Vinyl
2. Be About It (feat
3. Gladiator School (feat.
4. Get It
5. Chance (feat. Reef the
6. All Over the World
7. Men of Respect (feat.
PH, Torae & 8thW1) Available from 05.02.2016