The Rebel's Renaissance

by Maylay Sparks



“The Rebel's Renaissance”! The 5th installment from Philadelphia's man on the mic Maylay Sparks. Just as the many treasured projects before and exclusive works with Hip Hop's elite, “The Rebel's Renaissance” is consistent with the golden era sound, to combine strong intense lyrical content over flowing sampled melodies & world class turntable techniques.

This new album boast crisp production from the likes of Koolade (producer of Masta Ace's Hip Hop anthem Beautiful). On the Rucker Pawk & Last Emperor featured track “Illadelph Elohim”, Koolade provides a heavy drum laced beat with precision cuts from Elite Fleet, DJ Devastate. Urban Click, the Slovenian production crew who teamed up with Maylay Sparks in 2011 for the “Truckdriver Fortuneteller” EP, provide the opening tracks “Sleepless” and “Another Bottle” featuring DJ White Shadow from Norway, and all-star feature track “Protocol” with Rasco of Cali Agents and El Da Sensei from the Artifacts. DJ Connect continues to hold the bar with production on the follow up single “In The Green” with drinking buddy Chukk Rukkuz, the nostalgic “Purple Fox” and “Illustrated Rhyme Flow”. K Sluggah from Muddy Fatique lends a hand on “Lifshitz” the LoLife inspired tune with an appearance from his number doobie brother and partner in rhyme Rocc Spotz who has appeared on many of Maylay's past albums and tours. RuzBeats from the squad provides an extra funk groove heavy protect ya neck ode to Malmö track “Changing Scenery” for his debut.

Sure to be a favorite amongst Hip Hop fans young and old Rahsheed aka Maylay Sparks exemplifies what true lyrical artistry and the love for the four elements can bring to the table every time.


released May 13, 2016

Tracks 1, 3 and 7 Produced by Urban Click
Track 2 Produced by Koolade
Tracks 4, 6 and 9 Produced by DJ Connect
Track 5 Produced by K Sluggah
Track 8 Produced by Sakke
Track 10 Produced by Ruzbeatz

All Tracks Written by A. Rasheed Gray
Except on:
Track 2 by A. Rahsheed Gray, J. Gray and D. T. Rucker
Track 4 by A. Rahsheed Gray and A. Nombre
Track 5 by A. Rahsheed Gray and R. Cifuentes
Track 7 by A. Rahsheed Gray, K. Brewer and E. Williams
Track 8 by A. Rahsheed Gray, Love McCune and Michael Morris
Track 10 by A. Rahsheed Gray, K. F. Svensson, M. DeBerry, A. Nombre and R. Cifuentes



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