New York’s Jackson Turner has just released his new album “Long Time Coming”. The LP ranges from classic boom-bap to more electronic influenced Hip-Hop. Featured on the album are the Boston Hip-Hop duo N.B.S., Cleveland rap phenomenon Donny Arcade, London rapper Apex Zero, Nkese P, Rawhx, Dan‑E, Nuel, and Zulu Bob. Jackson worked together with producers Soulspeak, Spoon, Jewell Fortenberry, DJ Shaba, DJ Seboo and TB-Ray. The album has been released under Pantheon Élite Records.
“Long Time Coming” has been named appropriately because it represents a culmination of almost ten years of Jackson’s musical and artistic development. The songs were written and recorded at various points in his career and reflect different changes in his musical style and world view. Topics range from the personal to the political; from righteous club music to hard hitting street cyphers. Reggae, Soul and Funk sounds can be heard throughout the album, while the lyrics remain conscious, artistic and poetic.
Compared to Jackson’s first project “The Foundation” EP, “Long Time Coming” is more of a deeper commentary on society. Every song has a clear message; every word precisely chosen to speak the truth. Whether rapping, singing or as executive producer, Jackson puts his unique touch on each song, bringing a unified vision to a wide range of concepts and sounds.
Alongside the new LP, Jackson has released his newest video for “Face the Morning Sun”, a soulful, lyrical boom-bap head nodder produced by Japanese based French producer DJ Seboo featuring Apex Zero and Chinese songstress MiXin. The video, masterfully created by GlobalFaction, was shot on location in Brixton, London before a show at the cHip sHop by the legendary pioneers of Hip Hop in the UK, London Posse. Rodney P and Bionic appear in the video alongside other royalty of the UK music scene, including DJ Skitz and Jumping Jack Frost.