Gangsta Jazz 2 is Libretto’s first release since being released from prison, and his first full album since his classic debut, Illoet on Dim Mak recordings. Written entirely while Libretto was in confinement, Gangsta Jazz 2 offers meditations on the mystique and first person realities of life in the projects. Gangsta Jazz 2 The Album is the follow up to the popular Gangsta Jazz EP and continues the concept of making songs using strictly loops from old records. Paying tribute to the classic sound of 90s West Coast sample based Hip-Hop Libretto grew up with in Watts, California, Gangsta Jazz 2 reminds us of the power, perspective, and poetry that Reality Rap has to offer. Gangsta Jazz 2 The Album is available as a free download, and limited edition tape.
Libretto returns home to the Jordan Downs Housing Projects in Watts, CA for the location of his latest video, “Black Codes” ft. Dcokah. The setting provides the perfect visual backdrop for Libretto & Dcokah’s audio insights into Black life and Black thought. The music and powerful lyrics are punctuated by some well-timed quotes from The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan making this one of the standout songs on Libretto’s Gangsta Jazz Volume 2 The Album. -MN (Liquid Beat Records)