Def Poet, Amir Sulaiman’s, “Like a Thief in the Night” feat Mos Def, Goapele

April 22, 2007 at 3:37 pm | Posted in Hip Hop News/Press Releases | Leave a comment

Uprising Records, the label that delivered the hugely successful multi-platinum band, Fall Out Boy, is proud to announce the upcoming release of “Like A Thief in The Night”, the national debut by accomplished poet, lyricist, activist, and bonafide recording artist, Amir Sulaiman. The album is described as “A Poetic diatribe spit-like fire over a collage of hard hitting hip-hop, anguished neo-soul, and gritty Portishead-esque dirges.” In a nutshell…this ground-breaking album signals a desired change bringing about a level of consciousness sorely needed in today’s music industry and society in general.  

Amir Sulaiman’s new album may well prove to be one of the most innovative, and dynamic albums of 2007. Fusing disparate genre’s with impassioned narratives of tragedy, redemption, and above all…revolution. Boasting guest appearances from Mos Def, Goapele, and The Last Poets, “Like A Thief in The Night” has created a soundscape that could easily serve as the score for a classic Martin Scorcese film. A tour de force of razor sharp lyricism, and innovative sonic stylings. “Like A Thief in The Night” will appeal to both the street hustler, hipster, and intellectual alike. The album features production from
Minnesota (Ghostface Killah, Big Pun, Lil’ Kim, and Mos Def).

Starting with Amir Sulaiman’s 2006 appearances on HBO’s Def Poetry Jam and the entire national Breed Love Odyssey Tour with friends Mos Def and Talib Kweli – there has been a steady but ever increasing buzz building around Amir quickly gaining the attention of everyone from Kanye West and Russell Simmons (who referred to Amir as “blessed”), to Dave Chapelle, Black Thought, and Pharoah Monch.  In addition, organizations such as the ACLU, Amnesty International and Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow/PUSH Coalition have been requesting Amir to be a spokesman on various upcoming campaigns.  

Consistently working across the United States and Canada, Amir has shared the stage with artists such as Kanye West, Lauryn Hill, Common, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Pharoah Monch, Floetry, Black Thought of The Roots, Goapele, Stevie Wonder, The Last Poets, Dead Prez, Ghostface of Wu-Tang Clan, MOP, and more. Amir is currently developing his very own “Cornerstone Folklore” tour followed by more high profile package tours slated for this Summer 2007.   


Can you take a second to vote for Amir?


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