New Music: ZAKEE – Freedom

by Winston "Stone" Ford


Where was I when this track dropped?

Thanks to a business connect that I met at SXSW, I’m blessed with the sounds of ZAKEE. The Philadelphia-bred, NYC living musician has been on some people’s radar for some time, dropping some material through New York’s Green Owl Records label. But this is the first I’ve heard of him, and I’m glad I did.

In a time where we’re bomblasted by sounds left and right, ZAKEE sound is worldly and eclectic, bringing the off kilter sounds of Brazil and South America into his instrumentals. Working with everyone from M.I.A. to Theophilus London the triple threat (singer/songwriter/producer) represents the new creative shift in urban music. Already getting recognition from Rolling Stone and UK magazine Dazed and Confused the dude’s sounds separate him from the pack and I see him going far in 2011.

His full-length project, Assimiliation drops via Green Owl/Warner Music this year. What do y’all think?

  • Hanah

    Great amazing

  • Nate

    This a money track right here,he’s about to blow hard. Sounds like its perfect for TV commercials and Music Festivals.

  • t.t.

    This iS amaazing! where do i find more and more?

  • Cassandra

    best stuff I’ve heard all year

  • Micah

    love it

  • LeroyTheGreat

    He’s on some Black Bob Dylan shit. I like it

    • Robert

      Or a Black Paul McCartney

  • Marcy

    I remember this kid from the Sneaker Pimps Tour. He was J.Cole’s DJ,he was really cool.

    • superbizzee

      Nice trainspotting, Marcy. Thanks for that tidbit.

  • YuYme

    Interesting sound. I like his voice, but I think some visuals would help me to like this more.

    • Summer

      I love this song as too. his vibe is so cool. I agree with you..I wish he had a video for it.

  • Chrissy

    Now this is great music. Luv ya sound ZAKEE:)

  • superbizzee

    Sounds like Tunde from TV On The Radio. Dope, nonetheless.

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