Chicago producer A-Villa has released his highly anticipate project Carry On Tradition on the Closed Sessions label. The project has features from Big KRIT, Freddie Gibbs, AZ, Havoc, Action Bronson, Elzhi, Joe Budden, Fashawn, Mikkey Halsted, Cormega, Killer Mike, Roc Marciano, Freeway and many more. Within all of the guest features, Joell Ortiz and Navarro (formerly known as Scheme) connect for a song title Mega Trifle. Check out the song below and make sure to purchase your copy of Carry on Tradition today!
Navarro, formerly known as Scheme*, releases new music produced by THEMpeople. Maybe, is a spoken word piece; an audio interpretation from a piece Navarro wrote and released a few weeks ago, which was shared by major Latino websites, as well as NBC Latino news analyst and more. He considered restructuring it into a “rap song format,” but this wasn’t that. This had to stay the way he wrote it; every word.
The painting for the artwork is by artist Chantala Kommanivanh (www.chantalism-art.com).
Written by NAVARRO and THEMpeople
Produced by THEMpeople
Twitter: @SchemeNavarro | @THEMpeoplemusic
Sites: NavarroMusic773.com | Soundcloud.com/THEMpeoplemusic
*The reason for the name change is due to the refocusing of music in both Spanish and English for Navarro. Scheme wasn’t the easiest name to translate into Spanish for new fans and editorials, so Navarro chose to use his last name as his artist alias starting now. This is his 1st release under Navarro. Same music, only difference is the message is now worldwide. Same rebel, new cause.
Maybe – Stream of thought ….
Maybe I grew up in a mostly Latino and African American neighborhood because that was where my parents could pay rent. Maybe they could only pay rent there because my parents immigrated into this country with only a bag of clothes. Maybe they worked 16 hrs a day 7 days a week in ranches cutting cabbage. Maybe they worked 2 or 3 jobs, and yet it was barely enough to get by. Maybe there was a crack house on the corner that not only served the junkies within the blocks, but the people who came in from surrounding suburbs to get their fix. Maybe the cops harassed the lady selling tamales and elotes outside the grocery store to feed her family, but never once pulled over the white gentleman who came to pick up his drugs in his Cadillac. Maybe that made me question the police and their morals. Maybe my father would get pulled over walking home after work at night because he looked suspicious. Maybe there was gangs in the blocks I lived in. Maybe I had to throw gang signs every time I walked past the corner, as I walked to my cousins house down the block, just to make sure I was clear to pass. Maybe I had to choose one of the gangs in my block, because I felt the need to feel safe when I walked my neighborhood. Maybe that was a bad decision. Maybe that wasn’t true. Maybe when my friend got shot and killed while he played basketball, the police never came. Maybe when my father was mugged at gun point, the police never came. Maybe when the gentleman who worked the grocery store night shift came out to throw garbage out and got shot in the head, the police never came. Maybe this made me feel like we weren’t worth their time. Maybe this made me feel worthless. Maybe this made me question the police. Maybe at 18 I smoked a joint. Maybe I had been asked to smoke hundreds of times before, and I had always turned it away. Maybe I finally made a decision as an 18 year old that I wanted to try it. Maybe that isn’t true. Maybe I have photos of me smoking a joint with a friend. Maybe I have a picture of me and my friend throwing a gang sign. Maybe that isn’t true. Maybe that was the reality I lived in. Maybe I knew there was more to the world, but at this moment I had to live in this environment. Maybe we did get out of this neighborhood eventually. Maybe my dad had a better job. Maybe I graduated high school. Maybe I graduated college with a BA and planned to go back for my masters.
Maybe a police talked down on me as I walked down the street with a friend. Maybe after all of the years of seeing the injustice going on in my neighborhood, I talked back to the cop. Maybe he didn’t like me talking back to him. Maybe there was an altercation. Maybe he shot me once. Maybe I ran. Maybe he kept shooting. Maybe I turned around and ran back because I figured this cop doesn’t stop shooting me, and from most of my experiences I’ve had, I’m really not worth much to him. Maybe let me fight with every thing I have at least. Maybe this isn’t true. Maybe he shot me once, I ran away, then when he continued shooting, I turned around, fell to my knees with my hands up. Maybe this isn’t true. Maybe I died on the street. This is true. Maybe the cop hasn’t been questioned or detained. Maybe I didn’t ask for people to protest my death. Maybe you’ll call me a thug. Maybe you’ll forget I was human.
Maybe we shook hands before. Maybe we talked and laughed before. Maybe you thought I was a good person. Maybe you didn’t know much about my past. Maybe I was left dead on the street. Maybe you’ll base all of your opinions on the pictures you saw of my past on TV. Maybe you’ll forget I was human.
The one thing I know for sure, is what side you will be on before a trial is even underway. You will be on your computer, calling me a gang banger, a thug and using every racist undertone that exists in your mind, but are too scared to let out on a daily basis. Thanks for letting me know where you will stand, if I were ever killed, shot 6 times in the middle of the street. Maybe.
Navarro performed last week at Culture Creators in Humbolt Park along side Mexico City’s own Bocafloja and Chicago’s Michael Reyes. It was a great all around event. Navarro debuted some new music as well as performed some songs he previously had not. Expect Navarro to work along side both Bocafloja and Michael Reyes some more in the near future.
Here’s the promo video on Navarro which was released prior to the event:
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Here it is; the official artwork for Pocket Full of Pesos which will be released on 12/10/13.
Artwork by Sonia from Molemen Records
Pre Order Your Copy Today of the Limited Edition CD – Signed By Scheme.
1 Hr of music brought to you by Scheme & DJ Scend. This is the 1st project in which Scheme showcases his music in both English and Spanish. Be sure to check it out.
Molemen Records x SRNC x TheHipHopProject Present
Scheme & DJ Scend – Pocket Full of Pesos (Mixtape)
AVAILABLE ONLINE 12/10/13 | CD Shipping 12/10/13
3. The Pledge
4. Sweet feat. DJ Scend
5. Red Carpet feat. Clew Rock, Astonish, Jamal Science and DJ Scend
6. Bring It (Interludio)
7. Juan Blaze (Kilo Flow)
8.Young Chavez feat. DJ Scend
9. The World Is Ours feat. Oscar Castillo
10. Young Scheme for President
11. The Dive feat. Oscar Castillo
12. 2AM at Pasadita (Interludio)
13. 5AM En Chicago
14. Stay feat. Oscar Castillo
15. Vista Del Mar
16. Lo Mucho Que Te Quiero (Los Rakas)
17. La Gloria (Interludio)
18. The Change (Glory)
19. Mi Clika
20. A Word From The DJ (Interludio)
21. Lord Knows
22. Born In The Trap feat. Astonish & DJ Scend
23. Devil In A New Dress