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Supreeme – Church and State [Exclusive Download]

Sunday, March 6, 2011 by | No Comments | Category: Downloads

A lot of ya’ll might remember when we debuted Supreeme’s final album, God Bless the Child, back in 2009. It’s hard to believe Supreeme recorded and released this rare, hard-to-find album, Church and State, nearly 8 years ago. Though the group disbanded this album can still be held as ahead of it’s time. I consider this their prime when they birthed the Atlanta indie “hipster” rap scene, before anyone ever knew what a hipster was… Greedmont Park presents the Grady High School grads [Negashi Armada, King Self and Dope Pope], a trio of international teenagers using the theme of globalization, and all its political and socioeconomic baggage, as a metaphor for their Supreeme takeover. This timeless album inspired me on so many levels during college, and after moving to New York and recently listening to it on the subway I felt like it was something everyone should experience. Since we released their last album, it only felt right to re-release their first album. This is a straight up classic!


Supreeme – Church and State

Sunday, March 6, 2011 by | 2 Comments; | Category: Music, Rap

A lot of ya’ll might remember when we debuted Supreeme’s final album, God Bless the Child, back in 2009. It’s hard to believe Supreeme recorded and released this rare, hard-to-find album, Church and State, nearly 8 years ago. Though the group disbanded this album can still be held as ahead of it’s time. I consider this their prime when they birthed the Atlanta indie “hipster” rap scene, before anyone ever knew what a hipster was… Greedmont Park presents the Grady High School grads [Negashi Armada, King Self and Dope Pope], a trio of international teenagers using the theme of globalization, and all its political and socioeconomic baggage, as a metaphor for their Supreeme takeover. This timeless album inspired me on so many levels during college, and after moving to New York and recently listening to it on the subway I felt like it was something everyone should experience. Since we released their last album, it only felt right to re-release their first album. This is a straight up classic!


Supreeme – God Bless The Child (Album)

Sunday, November 29, 2009 by | 6 Comments; | Category: Music

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Supreeme gave us the privilege to release what-is-said to be their FINAL album together, God Bless the Child. Yes, rumors are true, they have disbanded… I was honored to sit back and listen to it for it’s first review, although it is somewhat saddening. You can basically say Supreeme birthed the “hipster scene” in Atlanta back in 2004, beating everyone to the punch from skinny jeans to the “80′s Crack Dealer” fashion phase. Still on a similar path set by their sophomore album, Silver Medallion, of fast tempo, bass heavy beats; lyrically Supreeme has taken a more morbid, but religiously inspired route. While managing to stay true to their early chick-loving, carefree personalities; they sacrificed their cocky, globe-trotting flows for more personal, bittersweet subject matter. Which is how they feel about each other. Unfortunately, this project was recorded after KingSelf (aka Sam) left the group, so only one song features him… Tom Cruz (aka The Dope Pope) states:

Dear Friends, This is God Bless the Child- Supreeme’s last Testament. Thank you, all who worked on it. This is not mixed or mastered ( well only in a “I’m high so I got to hear it right now” way) but I feel it is my greatest work so far and I want you all to hear it. Beats, rhyming all that. These past 6 yrs in this group Negashi, Sam and I said that we all had to say together and this IS the last album and recordings of a group called Supreeme, never say never, but for now that is what it is…. Well ain’t shit else to say, enjoy. …thanks to Paul Katzman the engineer who transformed his room into a studio this past summer… That guy is the best…

Simon Says “Available exclusively here at Greedmont Park, this is definitely something you don’t wanna miss.”

DOWNLOAD: Supreeme – God Bless The Child

Rating:8/10