The Architecture Of Oppression Part 2

The Brkn Record

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Format: 2LP

Cat No: BBE766ALP

Release Date:  31 May 2024

Label:  Bbe Music / Barely Breaking Even

Packaging Type:  Gate Fold Vinyl

No of Units:  2

Barcode:  197189812675

Genres:  Jazz  

  • Description

    Introducing "The Architecture of Oppression Part 2" - the highly anticipated follow-up to Jake Ferguson's critically acclaimed debut album - Part 1. Ferguson is recognised as the 'other half' of The Heliocentrics, producing his solo work under the moniker, The Brkn Record. Effortlessly merging the realms of music and activism, he has created a groundbreaking album, which is set to be one of the most important bodies of work that illustrate ongoing systemic racism this side of the millennium.

    Ferguson takes the listener to a world where artistry and social consciousness intersect. Crafting an array of captivating soundscapes and themes. This album showcases the vocal talents of both established artists and hidden gems discovered through Ferguson's day-job as a former charity CEO and community activist.

    While Part 1 served as a rallying cry to dismantle oppressive systems, Part 2 offers a compelling soundtrack of a Pro-Black world reclaiming its destiny. This thought-provoking art piece invites listeners to envision alternative paths while avoiding the pitfalls of past paradigms.

    Unlike a broken record, this The Brkn Record album keeps pushing boundaries-

    By enlisting the voices of The Global Majority, The Brkn Record creates a platform for genuine expression through sound. Renowned for his production skills, Ferguson has captured the admiration of industry heavyweights including Nas, Madlib and Kanye West. However, rather than seeking popular features, he chooses to amplify the authentic perspectives of the talented youth he collaborates with in Hackney.

    One such initiative supported by Ferguson, Account Hackney, introduced him to two gifted artists showcased on this album - Great Okosun and Yolanda Lear.

    'This album serves as a visceral demonstration of my anger at the racially founded status quo in this country and globally. The continued oppression of people on the basis of their race is beyond evil, its common place and needs to end. Simple as.'

    The album also sees Ferguson joining forces with award winning laureate Anthony Joseph and legendary hip-hop MC Percee P - their dynamic and thought-provoking lyrics seamlessly intertwine with expertly produced musical landscapes.

    "The Architecture of Oppression Part 2" is not just an album; it is a transformative journey that challenges the listener and wants you to 'feel'. It's Art. A musical experience that inspires, compels, and empowers. Over to you!

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. Black Gold (featuring Jermain Jackman)
      • 2. Cut the Cheque (featuring Percee P & Great Okuson)
      • 3. Skull Tax (featuring Anthony Joseph)

      Side 2

      • 1. We Need Freedom (featuring Jermain Jackman)
      • 2. Believe (featuring Ugochi Nwaogwugwu & Toyin Agbetu)
      • 3. Indifference (featuring Anthony Joseph)

      Disc 2

      Side 3

      • 1. Why do they fear us? (featuring Yolanda Lear)
      • 2. Intensity in Five (featuring Anthony Joseph)

      Side 4

      • 1. Prison of Skin (featuring Ugochi Nwaogwugwu)
      • 2. The Walls of Jericho (featuring Dylema)