From the Woods (feat. KRS-One) [Remix] Song Download
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This is a "name your price" download of my song "From the Woods (feat. KRS-One)". File is delivered automatically upon purchase.
Thanks to my community of friends and fans in The Berkshires and beyond who came together to make this happen. Having the opportunity to collaborate with KRS-One is a dream-come-true.
I had an innate feeling that KRS-One was supposed to be on the remix for "From the Woods". Even though the production is a backwoods, barn-type, blues-hop crossover, I was imagining his voice on it. As a hip-hop artist from a rural area, it's important to me to acknowledge where Hip Hop comes from and the legends who created the culture. I first listened to KRS when I was a little kid starting to rap and make beats back in the day. He changed my life by displaying that Hip Hop is something you live. I was as flabbergasted when I heard his verse on the track. The song aims to build a bridge between rural and urban at a point in time when unity is much needed.
Worldwide what's good We're bumping hip-hop From the the city to the woods From the street corner To your rural neighborhood It's a way of life man this is understood But we know where it started at
I'm the living almanac The teacher they call me that Breaking mcee-ing graffiti and DJ-ing Beatboxing fashion and language And knowledge and trading I'm all of that Whackest of rappers are falling back So I called up Whalan he called me back He asked me to come up with all the facts So I'ma get down where the water at? Up in the woods puffing the good Spitting and living the way that I should Eating the minerals spitting the spiritual Big up to Zin Uru all in the hood Culture let me indulge ya No kidding I'm here to adult ya Spitting the facts mcee-ing on rap I'm bringing it back the way I'm supposed to Trees talking the breeze walking Mcees are often hip-hop 1520 Sedgwick the boom bap started on this block So what's a color what's a race? What's the other what's a face? When it's time to spit the raw For sure you better rep your space Hip-hop demands no less Wherever you are be the best Suburban swerving rural urban Grab the mic and beat your chest No need to stress east to west Hip-hop it turns the lights on Yo Jackson Whalan turn your mic on
Worldwide what's good We're bumping hip-hop To the city from the woods From the top of the mountain To your local neighborhood It's a way of life man this is understood But we know where at started at
From pit bulls to poodles from urban to rural I battle and duel I'm blowing their bugle Cuz some are not used to the way I refuse to Sell out to the coo-coo the way they abuse you This is the teacher man open your pupils Steaming hot baking your noodle If you don't know you can check me on Google Yo Whalan do you
Yo I'm from where the forests at Collab-Ing with the God of rap With farmers and the tourists In the barn where I'm performing at Forget the second home owning corporate cats Hip-hop I'm out here forging that Coming from the 413 Then into the city and forth and back Backwoods material Link with the legend we're making a miracle Out of the box and we're making it spherical Teachers curriculum this is the peer review I'm Gandalf in the shire headed to Mordor Then it's back to nature Contemplating all of the greats who came before It's that hip-hop folklore While whack mcees are waging a war Cuz being fake could pay you some more But that's not what we're doing this for Forget what's trending never pretending I'm here to be a leader With blast master KRS-One up in your speaker From the clubs to big arenas For teachers and truth seekers From the dopest fans who feeding us Right down to non-believers For the activists fighting these warlords Who trying to cheat us Freeing your mind and leading the blind With words that leave you speechless
Worldwide what's good We're bumping hip-hop To the city from the woods From the top of the mountain To your local neighborhood It's a way of life man this is understood But we know where at started at What's good We're bumping hip-hop From the the city to the woods From the street corner To your rural neighborhood It's a way of life man this is understood But we know where it started at
Released April 23, 2021
Produced by Jackson Whalan Co-produced with Ian Evans
Vocals: Jackson Whalan & KRS-One Beat maker: Jackson Whalan Keyboard: Ian Evans Slide Guitar: Ian Evans Electric guitar: Robby Baier String Arrangement & Cello: Dave Eggar Violin: Kalia Yeagle Mandolin: Blake Collins
Recording Engineer: Jackson Whalan Additional Recording Engineer: Mike Stephenson Additional recording engineer: Evan Melville
Mixing Engineer: Ian Stewart Second Mixing Engineer: John Davis Mastering Engineer: Robert Macchiochi
Recorded at Jackson Whalan Music production studio in Housatonic, MA Additional recording at Patch Werk Recording Studios in Atlanta, GA Additional recording at Classic Recording Studio in Bristol, TN
Mixed at Flotown Mastering in North Adams, MA Additional mixing at The Bunker Studio in Brooklyn, NY Mastered at Subvert Central Mastering (United Kingdom)
Supporters: John Whalan, James Massey, Eliot DeLeo, Kara Gilligan, Janel Munoa, Rosemary Rahn, Eo Constantatos, Jem Taylor, Ed Husar, Nick Keene, Steven Amash, James J Gallagher, Christine M Berkowitz, Billie Reagan, Dan Bailey, Sean McCabe, Sahar Zellou, Greg & Jenn Costantino, Shelby Gasek, Sheldon Gaynor, Mary Deren, Margot Kimmel, Alexander Kasper, B S, Nancy Fitzpatrick, MATI KIIN, Sam McGarrity, Jonathan Vella, Gennari Electric, Mikey Cataldo, Ross Hammond, Amanda Kane, Kolbe R Pollock, Sean Pontier,Aaron Luttenberger, Joseph Scully,Crockett McGarrity, Seth Bartosik, Simon Ban,Thomas Goewey, Robert Robles, Amy Inglis, Camille B, Gregory Visci, Alex Goldman,, Rachel Mercado, David Inglis, Tessa Martina, Jeffrey Neumann, Li-Dor David, Jesse Johnson, LANA HEARST, Catherine Hancock, John Fülöp, Morgan Bubriski, Jackson Whelan, Tyler Gasek, Lionel Semedo, Steven Picheny, Jason Metcalf, Morgan Bronstein, Karen Climo, Elena Anastas-Evans, Ned Torrico, Andrew Dorian, Gabe Rossman, Jesse Watkins, Joseph Chang, Lisa Landry, Judy Knight, Daniel Karz-Wagman, Christi Nordoff, Justin Torrico, David Carriere, Benjamin Goldsher, Josh Gibbs, Mickey Friedman, Sophia St. Helen, Evan Snyder, Jesse Ciarmataro, Richard Sands, Gabriel Patel, Robert Baier, Cody Morrison, Lori Levinson, Joey Stokes, Ellen Lahr, Jules Tiven, Daniel Bialowas, Deb Curran, Mary Alouette, Adam Sacchetti, Peter Greer, Ezra Marcus, Neil Grant-Richardson, Rob Swift, Sim Bittman, Jason Morse, Molly Schwarz, UPFULLife, Kai Reed, Job Yacubian, Amelia Hammond, Alex Vazquez, David Weber, Andy Gennari, Richard Guerra, Andrew Anderson, Justin Badger, Dan Searl, Cameron Black, Samson Hertz, Elena Rodgers, Alexandra Rush, JOHN HENSLER, Sarah Sperber, DArtagnan Magana, Leonard Johnson, Mia Shepherd, Jonathan Martinez, Eugene Warshavsky, David Schnirman, Rob Sanzone, Eric Giambrone, Daniel Birghenthal, Brandon Boule, Reuben Smith, Sam Barron, Ian Stewart