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Newselph is a Hip Hop producer from Canada who has the one of a kind gift to be able to capture the raw and the refined in a single beat.
After spending ten years in a self-imposed creative exile perfecting his craft, he emerged from beneath piles of snow with an array of samples, breaks, and bars to speak life into the listener's ear. His inspirations include cultural cornerstones like Mos Def and Deepspace5, as well as Canadian mainstays like Shad and Rel McCoy. As a Producer, Rapper, and Reverend, he knows that excellence is all in the execution as he skillfully creates art that has copious amounts of bounce and purpose.
After dropping a carefully considered yet potent mix of music, the man met the machine when Newselph signed on the dotted line with the indie label, Illect Recordings, in early 2020. He continues to create boom-bap bops for the traditional heads as well as the forward thinkers. Regardless of what side of the river you choose to sit on, get ready to immerse yourself in an exhilarating experience that will positively affect you from now until forever.
"‘The Art of Living’ is another masterful mix of thought-provoking lyrics and thumping beats. From start to finish Poems delivers these superb rhymes with the same crisp snap as Newselph’s drums, and both artists strike resonating chords throughout each of the album’s 11 excellent tracks."
- Joe Walker (THIS ENT)
"Sareem Poems teaches us 'The Art of Living' on a power-packed Newselph produced platter. Check out the exhilarating underground opus."
- Insomniac Magazine
The Art of Living was listed in the best albums of 2020 by HipHopGoldenAge, and an album you shouldn't sleep on!
released August 14, 2020
Vinyl available at Fat Beats and
"Fans of thoughtful, laid back hip-hop from acts like A Tribe Called Quest and The Roots will be right at home with this record."
"...Sareem Poems and Newselph really pushed each other to create something special with this project. It’s incredibly intelligent and emotional, and it does a great job educating listeners on important issues, such as race and masculinity." - Scratched Vinyl
released September 13, 2019