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I Am Shem (Discipline Riddim)

Queen Makedah

Queen Makedah delivers a unique package of some of the most healing and inspirational music around, melding rich velvet-soul vocals, spiced with delicious flavors of Soul, Jazz, R&B and Middle Eastern music, over muscular Roots Reggae Rhythms.

With her new single ‘I Am Shem’ Queen Makedah begins a new chapter of her musical journey in roots and culture music. The ‘I Am Shem’ single is her first collaborative work with the roots production family of Zion I Kings, producers ‘Tippy I’ of I-Grade Records (Midnite), Andrew ‘Moon’ Bain of Lustre Kings (Lutan Fyah) and “Jah D” Goldfine from Zion High Production. The track features Queen Makedah’s signature velvety vocals on lead and the lush background vocal harmonies of Michelle ‘Songbird’ Gordon. ‘I Am Shem’ tells the story of the mystical journey of the lost tribes of Israel of the African diaspora and is the first single from Queen Makedah’s upcoming album ‘Peace Process’ (2013).

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Suspicious (Unlimited Love Riddim)

Queen Makedah

'Suspicious' brings a potent contemporary reggae sound, blending Queen Makedah's compelling r&b vocals and conscious lyrics with a serious roots reggae riddim. From the upcoming album 'Peace Process' (Oriyah Music/Spring 2015).

The track ‘Suspicious’ tells of the tragic events surrounding the shooting death of Trayvon Martin and is dedicated to victims of racial profiling, police brutality and gun violence. The strong lyrics of the song center around the ominous and paradoxical 911 phone calls made by both the shooter George Zimmerman and the victim’s girlfriend, Rachel Jeantel.

‘Suspicious’ is a follow up to ‘I Am Shem’ (Discipline Riddim/I-Grade Music/Zion I/Lustre Kings), and is the second single from Queen Makedah’s upcoming album/EP ‘Peace Process’ (Spring 2015). The single is co-written by Queen Makedah (lyrics and melody) and Jah David of Haile Tabernacle Music and Tippy I of I Grade Music (Zion I Kings), composers of the Unlimited Love Riddim. The chune features Queen Makedah on lead and harmony vocals; Horsemouth on drums, Jah David on bass and pick guitar, Tippy I on keyboard and rhythm guitar, Junior P on keyboard, Norman Grant on percussion, plus Due Lyric on Spanish guitar and harmony vocals. Vocals were recorded, co-produced and engineered by David Sovereign at Studio J by the Bay (Oakland) and the song was mixed by Tuviel Levi at Rocksteady Recording (Colorado).

Queen Makedah currently has a 'Peace Process' album crowdfunding campaign on Pledge Music.com and is donating 10% of all pledges go to support the Trayvon Martin Foundation. Visit www.pledgemusic.com/projects/queenmakedah for more information. Keep up with Queen Makedah news at www.queenmakedah.com.

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