This is a bit of a somber tune, but it's one that I enjoy and that I've listened to repeatedly over the years. This is the final track on Naphta Newman's debut hip hop album, "Classic Was The Day" (1997). This is where it all began for Naphta. It's a powerful and thoughtful classic. Give it a listen!
Based in Hackney, Great Britain, Newman has been a fixture in the hip hop scene for almost 20 years. He released a ton of singles and EPs since his first production in the late 90s, as well as 19 albums.
It all started in 1995, when 17 year old Newman stepped into the UK hip hop world with only a few demos. It didn't take long for his tracks to earn regular air play on Kiss FM and Radio One, however. In 1996, Newman won the Fosters Ice Breakers competition and released his first record entitled, "The Individual." That record led to a two single deal with Almost Records which ultimately led to a publishing deal with Rondor Music. These connections gave Newman the tools he needed to craft his debut album, "Classic Was The Day." It's one hell of a beginning and each track sufficiently holds its own.
Newman's latest album is "Back to Frank & Back To Rap" (Jan. 2013), a collection of tracks sampling Amy Winehouse. He also put out a jazzy hip hop single with Marcus D called "Don't Hold Ya Breath." You can check out the single below. It's pretty fresh! :D
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