Dre Kay | Common Thread

Go To Artist Page

Recommended if You Like
Cocaine 80s Common Jill Scott

More Artists From
United States - United States

Other Genres You Will Love
Urban/R&B: Soul World: Afro-Brazilian Moods: Mood: Dreamy
There are no items in your wishlist.

Common Thread

by Dre Kay

A soulful cross-continental/ cross- genre collaboration between producer Dre King ( Raheem Devaughn, Sy Smith, Kindred The Family Soul) and singer /songwriter Kenny "K' alyn" Allen ( Meshell Ndegeocello )
Genre: Urban/R&B: Soul
Release Date: 

We'll ship when it's back in stock

Order now and we'll ship when it's back in stock, or enter your email below to be notified when it's back in stock.
Sign up for the CD Baby Newsletter
Your email address will not be sold for any reason.
Continue Shopping
just a few left.
order now!
Buy 2 or more of this title and get 10% off
Share to Google +1

To listen to tracks you will need to update your browser to a recent version.

  Song Share Time Download
1. Inner Peace
Share this song!
2:46 $0.99
2. Quiet
Share this song!
1:24 $0.99
3. Longing for Tomorrow
Share this song!
3:28 $0.99
4. Lazy Sunday
Share this song!
3:48 $0.99
5. Feel Good Thang
Share this song!
3:31 $0.99
6. Different Kinda World
Share this song!
3:59 $0.99
7. All of Me (feat. W. Ellington Felton)
Share this song!
3:17 $0.99
8. 13(Where Did It All Go?)
Share this song!
3:35 $0.99
9. Forever Love (Japan Bonus Track)
Share this song!
3:13 album only
10. Selam Selam
Share this song!
3:20 $0.99
11. Something's Going Down (Japan Bonus Track)
Share this song!
2:44 album only
12. So Much to Be Said
Share this song!
3:30 $0.99
13. Common Thread
Share this song!
3:33 $0.99
Available as MP3, MP3 320, and FLAC files.


Album Notes
DRE KAY is a duo consisting of Musician/Composer/Producer DeAndre "Dre King" Shaifer and singer/songwriter Kenny "K'Alyn" Allen who originally connected on bandstands in Washington, DC in the onset of the 21st Century.

Surrounded by Hip-Hop, Jazz, Soul, and Funk in DC's U St. renaissance in the late 90's, the two maintained contact and respect for each others works, while they grew their musical roots and changed geographic locations. Dre, originally from Gary, Indiana is a Betty Carter Jazz alumni and has produced music for 3 -time-Grammy Nominated Artist Raheem Devaughn, Kindred the Family Soul, Wale, Conya Doss, Sy Smith, Jon Bibbs, W. Ellington Felton, Bilal Salaam, Wayna and Nicholas Ryan Gant. Kay (Kenny Allen), from Washington, DC, currently living in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, has made 5 solo albums and is a flourishing producer of talented artists in Ethiopia.

The two reconnected musically, while Kenny was recording his 5th release, ''Free'' and invited Dre to lay down keyboard tracks. As a gifted trumpeter as well, Dre obliged with penetrating horn arrangements. The concept of Common Thread surfaced shortly after. Dre sought a voice for his genre experimental compositions, while Kenny desired the groove and beauty in funk he experienced touring with artist Me'Shell Ndegocello from 1999-2002.

The transcontinental collaboration, DRE KAY "Common Thread" launched with the song ''Different Kinda World" and continued on through to the title track which includes singers from 10 different nations, Ethiopian traditional musicians, and Ethiopian Folk Legend Seleshi Demessie. The album also features a guest performance from Washington, DC based all-things art, W. Ellington Felton, who has led the duo's visual presentation. Mix engineer, Ty Macklin, from Dallas, TX who has worked with Erykah Badu and other talented artists played a major role in the file swapping, internet exchange process.

The duo released a teaser EP, ''From the Vaults'' in the summer of 2012 and is currently presenting their full album, Common Thread to the international market.


to write a review