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The Loop

by Shafiq Husayn

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Megun Dee
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Megun Dee This album would be a very efficient 'desert island' choice. It blends funk, soul and hip-hop with really strong artists. You would save so much space/talking. Favorite track: Message In A Bottle feat. Coultrain.
Andrew Jervis
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Andrew Jervis Shafiq flying the SA-RA flag high. Check the interview: bandcamp.com?show=320 Favorite track: On Our Way Home feat. Fatima & Jimetta Rose.
Étienne Champagne
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Étienne Champagne Shafiq is such a monument when you're talking about future soul, abstract beats, brilliant hip hop and cosmic jazz. Do I say he gots the FUNK too?

SLJ for life! Favorite track: Message In A Bottle feat. Coultrain.
matt flores
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matt flores whait a minute. what? universally holographicly. what a ride. looking forward to the record. bless
Peanut Butter JC
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Peanut Butter JC Easy - it’s a work of art
dubsola
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dubsola Innovative, funky, broad and DEEP Favorite track: My-Story Of Love / Starring You.
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The Loop' is the new LP by Los Angeles based polymath Shafiq Husayn, an epic project which saw its inception in 2012 through a series of studio sessions at Shafiq’s home, including collaborations with the likes of Thundercat, Erykah Badu, Flying Lotus, Bilal and Anderson Paak. Amongst a close knit circle of friends and family the golden tones of The Loop were created, deeply rooted in ideas of song, story, history, guidance and spirituality. The album bumps, jumps and jangles through progressions in jazz, hip hop, soul and funk, following on from his debut album ‘Shafiq En’ A-Free-Ka’ and adding further to his rich history of timeless, unique music. On The Loop past, present and future are brought together through a psychedelic concoction of time traveling drum machines, celestial string sections and trails of synthesizer vapour. Inflections of Sly Stone, Pharaoh Sanders and Earth Wind And Fire traverse with Marley Marl and Dilla-esqe drums making for an organic yet LA-trifying experience.

Shafiq has brought together an impressive array of LA's musical royalty, enlisting the likes of Thundercat, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Kamasi Washington, Chris ‘Daddy’ Dave, Eric Rico, Coultrain, Computer Jay, Jimetta Rose, Om'Mas Keith, Kelsey Gonzalez, I-Ced and more to provide the backbone to his recording sessions. Drawing in features from an international cast of performers and artists like Erykah Badu, Robert Glasper, Hiatus Kaiyote, Fatima and Karen Be amongst others. Now complete and finally ready for release in 2019 The Loop is truly something to behold. The records is accompanied by a series of paintings by acclaimed Japanese visual artist Tokio Aoyama, who worked in tandem with Shafiq to create a painting for each song on the record.

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released March 29, 2019

This album features contributions from Erykah Badu, Thundercat, Flying Lotus, Hiatus Kaiyote, Bilal, Robert Glasper, Coultrain, Chris 'Daddy' Dave, I-Ced, Anderson Park, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Jimetta Rose, Fatima, Computer Jay, Medlodious Fly, Kamasi Washington, Eric Rico, Kelsey Gonzalez, Sunny Bey, Nia Andrews, Joseph Leimburg, Camille Martinez, Seven Davis Jnr, Jose Rios, Julian Lee, Itai Shapiro, Vicky Nyguen, Ivory Turner, Brian Hargrove, Om'Mas Keith, Dave Otis, Wes Singerman and more...

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Shafiq Husayn Los Angeles, California

Shafiq Husayn carries the hip‐hop torch by importing and exporting sounds and genres into an otherworldly whole but always rooting back to a beats‐and‐rhymes basis.
From Fela‐Kuti style horns, Brazilian drums, to cod‐operative crooning, Shafiq's music is a world sampler.
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