Black Cree Sessions 1
Revolution, Reformation, Enlightenment, all being born to Black Cree. Black Cree was birthed and has been headed by Yusef Assaan for 30 years. This unified movement has been able to garner the attention and support of some of the most respected artist and contributors of the collective African genius. Black Cree is a conglomerate of Musicians, Producers, Songwriters, Poets, Authors, and Artist coming from different perspectives and walks with a clear and deliberate intention; the perpetuation of SOUL music. Black Cree carried the genre of designation of Soul Music simply because, that is the derivative source of every piece of music released by this company. Music ranging from extreme funk like the prodigal piece, ' Take Me Back' to meditative, trance inducing songs like 'Live For Nothing Die for Anything' and 'Wisdom'. Yusef Assaan has been fortunate enough to work with some of todays, and yesterdays, most prolific artist throughout his fruitful career (Case, Mary J. Blige, Irv Gotti, Young Gunz, Jae Hood, Ruff Ryders, Gil Scott Heron, Bilal, and Mike Phillips). The Black Cree artists have also been able to work with many other influential figures in the music industry (Ginuwine, Lil Mo, Stephanie Mills, Michael Speaks, John P. Kee, Jodeci, Christopher Williams, Supernatural, Abiodun Oyewole). 'We're attempting to carry the torch of true artistry that, seemingly, was left to consume itself and cease to regenerate due to neglect and unconstructive influence. To claim the designation of 'Artist' is a serious charge, even if self-proclaimed' says Yusef Assaan. 'The word Artist and Healer must be interchangeable at all times. If we can not hold ourselves to the standard of spiritual conduits as our gift dictates than we are only sonic masturbators' says Black Cree's owner. Currently this intriguing company is in the process of releasing several 'session' CD's. 'Our session CD's are basically a compilation of the work that we are currently doing collectively and individually. We really make a conscientious attempt to convey the spirit and passion that we carry throughout our studio sessions onto the CD medium. The Black Cree Sessions are more than music; they are the ear piece of an experience.' With this coalition of artist you truly get a deep breath of everything from Spoken Word to Hip-Hop to R&B to Jazz, Gospel, and indigenous African rhythms. Black Cree presents Metaphysical concepts and indigenous African sensibilities and translates these cultural pillars into some of the funkiest and melodic songs one could ever have the honor of listening to. 'We invite and urge you to partake in a listening experience that will allow you to remember and understand what music in the key of life truly is.'