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OTHER SIDE OF NEWARK
The Other Side of Newark album explores themes of anti-violence, peace building and unity in Newark, New Jersey. The album features a variety of artists, including spoken word poetry by Mayor Ras Baraka, West Ward's Councilman Dupré "Doitall" Kelly and rappers from Newark's wards, J.1.DA, Khalil Jibran, Haze Heffner, Bigga Bz, Dangerous MBK, Unicorn151, Kellz Merlin, Its Pearl and singers Monique The Star and Fatimah B. The songs are all original compositions, produced by multi platinum producer Jerry Wonda, Ar Keyz, Billionaire Beatz and Ymmi and mixed by renowned engineers Young Guru and Serge Tsai at Platinum Sound Recording Studios. The songs deal with a variety of topics, including the challenges of growing up in a violent city, the importance of education, and the power of music to heal and unite.