General Steele, of Smif N Wessun Presents: Welcome To Bucktown (In Stores 5-5-09), the first official release on the Bucktown USA Imprint. The soundtrack delivers some of Brooklyn 's finest emcees: Boot Camp Clik, Sha Stimuli, Shabaam Sahdeeq of Polyrhythm Addicts, UG of the Cella Dwellas, Blahzah Blahzah, Smoothe Da Hustler, and Trigger Tha Gambler. General Steele mentions that he wanted "artists who fit the cast so to speak; who could carry that 70's energy naturally through their personal contributions. I carefully picked out each track and then I wrote down whom I would like featured on that particular song. Everyone who is featured on this soundtrack did so out of love and respect, which we all share for each other and is what this project is about…our love and supreme respect for the game and what we bring to it. I salute each and everyone who participated.
Production on the album is from Da Beatminerz (of Black Moon), DJ Revolution, Ayatollah, 7VEN H.D., Che Triumph, Sic Beats, J. Scrilla, Kevorkian & Suaze.
Welcome to Bucktown, the soundtrack, was inspired by the 1975 Blaxploitation film Bucktown. The soundtrack takes the listener through modern day Bucktown, AKA Brooklyn, as coined by the rap duo Smif-N-Wessun circa 1994, and explores the evolution and current conditions through the eyes of hip-hop Brooklyn artists. General Steele proclaims "I didn't try to copy the film or the soundtrack, but the concept and the feel of it. I was able to relate to what they where going through with the police and with their own comrades and I wanted to depict that vibe & energy with the songs and the artwork."
Bucktown USA Entertainment and Methods NYC clothing have also joined forces to debut the limited edition 'Welcome To Bucktown' T-shirt line for the album. The line features 3 men's and 2 women's designs and can be purchased by visiting www.methodsnyc.com or www.store.duckdown.com
Tracklisting and credits for General Steele's Welcome To Bucktown:
1.) "Welcome" f/General Steele (produced by 7VEN H.D.)
2.) "Bucktown Baby" f/Smif N Wessun & Stormey Coleman (Produced by Che Triumph)
3.) "Bucktown State of Mind" f/ General Steele & Mantecha Music (Produced by DJ Revolution with scratches by DJ Evil Dee)
4.) "No Sleep 'Til Bucktown" f/ Boot Camp Clik, Ruste Juxx & The Representativz (Produced by Sic Beats)
5.) "I'm From Brooklyn" f/ Smif N Wessun & The Smith Brothers (Smooth Da Hustler & Trigger Tha Gambler) (Produced by J Scrilla)
6.) "A Toast To Brooklyn" f/ Buckshot, General Steele & Jo Chris (Produced by Che Triumph, Additional Drums by DJ Evil Dee)
7.) "Find My Way" f/ General Steele & Stormey Coleman (Produced by Che Triumph)
8.) "Made Me Do It" f/ General Steele & 5FT of Black Moon (Produced by Ayatollah)
9.) "Dreams" f/ General Steele & Hersh (Produced by 7VEN H.D.)
10.) "Hometown" f/ General Steele, Young Coke, VBS Verbal & Mantecha Music (Produced by Kevorkian & Suaze)
11.) "I Walk Around Town" f/ General Steele, Supreme & Blahzay Blahzay (Produced by 7VEN H.D. Scratches by DJ Evil Dee)
12.) "Riot" f/ Sean Price, Illa Noyz, UG and General Steele (Produced by Che Triumph with Additional Drums by DJ Evil Dee)
13.) "Bucktown Affiliates" f/ Shabaam Sahdeeq, General Steele & Sha Stimuli (Produced by 7VEN H.D.)
14.) "Things Are Getting Better" f/ General Steele (Produced by Mr. Walt for Da Beatminerz)
DL link to "A Toast To Brooklyn" f/General Steele, Buckshot & Jo Chris: http://www.zshare.net/audio/580461573f8c4bcf/