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Songs To Live By

by The Square Egg

Songs To Live By is a 16-song power packed release by The Square Egg. The CD is filled with genre-bending compositions, thoughtful lyrics and engaging melodies.
Genre: Urban/R&B: R&B Rap mix
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1. A Place Called Ted's
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2. Dream (Featuring Antonia Jenae)
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3. 7 Days
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4. Joy In Repetition
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5. Move
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4:26 $0.99
6. Our Love Song (Featuring Geisha Solbarn)
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7. Hello Sunshine (Featuring Antonia Jenae)
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8. Water
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9. Build
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10. A Letter From U
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11. Ocean Lullaby (Featuring Sarah Brami)
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12. 1st Light (Featuring Kimona)
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13. Daydream (Featuring Kimona & Noah Bless)
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14. Let It Ride
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15. I Can't Fight This Feeling (Featuring Juliet)
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16. U Got Me Feelin' High (Featuring Big Brooklyn Red)
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
The Square Egg presents with it's first full-length studio release featuring collaborations with Big Brooklyn Red, Antonia Jenae, Geisha Solbarn, Nicole Henry and many more...

Billboard Magazine - "The raps are intelligent and accessible..."

Mind, Body & Soul - "These lyrical visionaries combine hip-hop beats...with thought provoking raps that take you from the bizarre to the caustic."

The Scene - "(Their cd) is also the catchiest tune I've heard in months - local, or national."

Jam Entertainment News - "(Their cd) isn't that decaffeinated instant stuff you get in a jar, but neither is it bitter or angry espresso. It's well brewed, tasty and invigorating, meant to be savored slowly."

Clue Magazine - "...this group definitely provided a lot of funk and a different aspect of what is going on musically in Miami manifesting in an enthusiastic response from the crowd."

Miami Herald - "...every now and then, an original voice comes along...a mixture of soul, rap, funk, jazz and the essential intangible appeal that has every critic scrambling to come up with another term for "crossover urban-pop fusion."

"...smooth, gold-soul raps simmered with jazzified funk and right-tight grooves"

City Search.com - 2001 Best of City Search Nominee for Best Local Music Act - "The thoughtful lyrics delivered by Square Egg frontman, Lee, are only one facet of what sets this band apart."

"Melodies ebb and flow at the tip of their dexterous fingers as (Lee) raps excitedly or softly croons in one of a number of original tunes."

"Most important, they obviously enjoy what they are doing, and that fervor is contagious."

New Times Broward Palm Beach - "...(The Square Egg gave) this observer the impression that some pretty good local music was lurking around -- "

Rag Magazine - "The Square Egg manages to get funky with r & b riffs, freely integrating different styles of the 1970s."

"The result of the band's inception in 1999 has been a smorgasbord of sounds unique to Miami."

Miami New Times - 2000 Best Of Miami Best New Rap Artist - "(Lee) is evolving into an original."

"With his new multiculti live outfit, The Square Egg, churning out the music behind him, he looks fully primed to head off in whatever unique direction he wants."

Miami New Times - 2002 Best Of Miami Best We Got The Funk Collective - "What's not to love about a man who can deliver a rap smoother than his pate, celebrating the virtues of womanhood while slinking low on the down beat in just the way your mama warned you about."

"All that jazz-funk-hip-hop-blues-soul spooned together promiscuous-like, feeling up your backside, lapping at your ears."

Miami New Times Reader's Poll - 2003 Best Of Miami Best Rap Artist

Miami New Times Reader's Poll - 2003 Best Of Miami Best Male Vocalist

Rolling Out Magazine - "(Lee) is not trying to keep up with the current trend of bling bling and thugging. He unapologetically raises the bar of vocabulary and comprehension like a hip-hop Joe Clark. The songs themselves are about love and viewing the world from the perspective of a man who is living on all levels - mind, body and spirit lead."

El Nuevo Herald/ Miami Herald - "(Lee's) impeccable interpretations have the freshness of the improvisations of rap and hip hop, but with lyrics with a solid foundation and a jazzy groove that flows generously over his warm voice."


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Brian Bestor

The "Egg" offers the listener a great escape into a musical ecstasy of smooth fu
'Songs to Live By' offers listeners a reason to hang out at "a place called Ted's" - why esle would you? An artistic story is told as the unique blend of the "Egg's" sixteen songs massage the mind and soothe the soul. The featured artists on the release provide a pop element that is exciting but not overdone. The Square Egg simply provides, "Joy in Repetition." Thanks guys
-Bess

'Cane Records - University of Miami

Songs to Live By is a musical experience you should not miss
Song to Live by is an ecletic mix of funk, jazz, and urban poetics that most people are never fortunate enough to experience. With songs ranging in topic from love to problems with society, anyone can relate to this album. Go pick it up. Buy one for the car, and one to jam to in the bathroom.

David

WONDERFUL
It's intelligent, mature, and just downright good. I own this masterpiece and I think you should too.

Bob Davis: Soul-Patrol.com

I find myself popping it into the CD player far more often then you might ever i
In 2005 usually when the term hip hop is used, images of guns, violence, ignorance and disrespect for Black America flash thru my mind. I have been listening to the album by
Brooklynites, Square Egg called "Songs To Live By" most of the year and I find myself popping it into the CD player far more often then you might ever imagine that I would with a modern day Hip Hop CD. That's because when listening to it, sometimes it's hard to even belive that you are listening to a modern day hip hop album. Flashback to the 1980's when a brand new Hip Hop group from Uniondale, Long Island named De La Soul burst upon the scene with a type of "flower power hip hop". If you can remember that type of hip-hop and it brings a smile to your face (as it does mine), then you will dig this album. It's a positive groove that you can easily forget that its even hip hop. Late last year I had the chance to meet this group at a bookstore in Philly. They were respectful and knowledgeable about the history of Black music. Put this album on and play it for your kids right after you destroy their 50-cent CD. Show them how cool you are by demonstrating that you actually have forgotten more about hip hop than they will ever know, simply by showing them that there is indeed "another way to go".

Coleen Kramer

Enjoy, Enjoy

MAlvarez

It's definitely worth every penny and then some.....
Songs to Live By goes from one amazing song to the next. It is funky, sexy and smooth. The lyrics are beautiful, smart and fun and the instrumentation follows suit. It is something that everyone and anyone can enjoy.

Earnest Lee Williams, Jr.

Proud of my son...
It is good to see such positive, melodic and intelligent music coming from the youth. I only hope that this receives the noteriety that it deserves.

Keep putting out positive thoughts/ music and it will come back to you.

John Babick

Awsome
The CD is great. A great crossover band.

Alex


Cd is hot, -move-1st light-Joy In Repetition- are my top 3 joints, preview the cd and i am sure you will buy it. Can't wait for the new one to come out.


The Chinaman

Garibaldi Miami Beach

If Dylan Thomas did cool jazzy hip/hop.....
If you like poetry and appreciate the fusion of the spoken and sung word with music, then this album is essential for your collection. Think Dylan Thomas does cool jazzy hip/hop......
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