"Sneakerboxxx" is the latest offering from Jeff Spec, one of Vancouver's most prolific hip hop artists. The album is experimental in the context of modern hip hop, incorporating mainly live instrumentation alongside soulful vocal arrangements. Jeff's rhymes range from storytelling to social commentary, and from creative wordplay to conversational poetry. The 11 tracks promise to offer something for everyone; guest appearances include Moka Only and Shane Eli, as well as up-and-coming vocalists NaRai, Omar Khan, and Daniel Klenner.
While Jeff has worked with various labels in the past, including New York-based Day By Day Entertainment, "Sneakerboxxx" is released on his own imprint, Pushin' Records. Spec is a staple on the live music scene in Vancouver and abroad, and has developed a fanbase reaching around the globe. His previous albums "Rhythm and Blues" and "...a little night music" charted in the Chart Attack and !earshot top 10 for hip hop, nationwide. He will be touring Canada and the U.S. throughout the year in support of the record, and will release at least 4 videos, starting with "Truck Sh*t" in late June, 2010.
The material included on "Sneakerboxxx" has already proven to appeal to a broader audience than (but definitely not excluding) just the traditional hip hop heads, due in part to heavy contributions from Vancouver's Star Captains, a jazz-soul fusion sextet that boasts a strong stage presence and a healthy following of its own.
Here the full album here: http//:www.jeffspec.bandcamp.com
and to download the first single "I Did It For Kicks feat. Shane Eli off the album click the picture below.