MP3 Isaiah 11:11 - For The Children For The Future
A Blend of Hip Hop, Spoken Word and Soul music that reflects the pains, hopes and passion of urban life.
14 MP3 Songs
HIP HOP/RAP: East Coast, SPOKEN WORD: With Music
Isaiah 11:11 is a highly lyrical and passionate poet/emcee whose poems and songs paint murals in the subconscious mind and allow the listeners to envision his feelings. The feedback from his music can spark debates and conversations about life, politics, history, culture, pain, triumph and hope. Take Gill Scott-Heron, Curtis Mayfield and Cool-G Rap and mix them together and you get a clear perspective of his talent. Isaiah''s first album, ''For The Children For the Future" was released in March 2005 and has already become an underground favorite for poet lovers as well as hip-hop heads. The album sets a standard in the cross breeding of poetry, hip-hop, and neo-soul while keeping the integrity of each of those genres. His raw lyrics open the hearts and minds of his listeners to the sounds and sights of their environment by awaking the human being inside all of them. From the song, "How It Is" to the spoken word piece, "Homeless", Isaiah helps us clearly understand the hearts of the forgotten ghetto youth and homeless people sketched on urban street canvases.
When asked why the album and its title Isaiah responded, "Besides trying to disseminate information to enlighten the masses I just want parents and everyone in charge of our children like the teachers, preachers or probation officers to understand what children go through day to day. The inner-city youth are not aliens to be locked up if they fail this experiment called life. They are the product of how we may or may not love them! I also write to encourage and give hope just like an old Negro spirituals."
Born in Painesville, Liberia, Isaiah 11:11 moved to the United States at the age of 6 and grew up in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Throughout his life he has been an avid reader; he began writing at the age of 14 when he couldn''t hold back the anger that was overtaking his soul like a forest fire. Watching his family and friends die young or get caught up in the system it angered him that it seemed like everybody else had peace and something to dream about. In addition to his album, Isaiah has completed one short story and is presently working on a book of poetry and essays.