Symmetry (Almighty Shing Shing Regime) & Tha Professa – In Tune [Video]
Scarborough, ON – “In Tune” is the latest video from Symmetry and Tha Professa off their new Cell Therapy project. Stay IN TUNE with this Shing Shing warrior as he delivers mathematics over classic production by Tha Professa (Six City Records) through the infamous city of Scarborough, building with the “ones who were led astray”…You can watch the video below and look for more info after the jump including a press release and the Cell Therapy track listing.
Symmetry and Tha Professa bring you the new album Cell Therapy
The Almighty Shing Shing Regime continue to lead the way in the Canadian independent hip-hop movement, releasing their formal debut mixtape I AM SHING (March 2011) and follow-up hit albums the Invincible Swordplay EP (April 2011) and Everlasting Waves (October 2012).
The “Shing” has garnered plenty of attention and a large dedicated international following. They have also opened for well-known acts such as Nas, Ice Cube, Lupe Fiasco, KRS-One, Reflection Eternal (Talib Kweli & DJ Hi-Tek), The GZA & Ghostface Killah (Wu-Tang Clan).
Further, they have received acknowledgement from some of hip-hop’s greatest such as, GZA (Wu-Tang Clan), Chuck D (Public Enemy), KRS-One, 9th Wonder (Jamla Army), Planet Asia (Cali Agents/GCM/DRDC), Stic.Man (dead prez) and Lord Jamar (Brand Nubian).
With a style that does not preach but reaches the masses the Shing describe their art as “socially conscious commentary” via music. The Shing Shing Regime are well aware of the power they wield via the microphone and in their brief time on the scene, have made it apparent that they have the ability to craft songs that are both content-filled, experience laced and at the same time listener friendly.
This time around, Symmetry from the Almighty Regime has stepped into forefront to clutch the microphone and deliver his potent lyricism over bone-chilling, hard-hitting composition. The essence of the city which he was raised, Scarborough.
Cell Therapy is a dual project with Scarborough, Ontario producer Tha Professa and is based on Symmetry’s upbringing, growth and perspectives as a young man living and learning to survive in the community-housing developments of East Toronto.
Cell Therapy is a combination of the realities of life, with the calculated representation of hip-hop days gone by.
“I wanted to make a record from the eyes of a young person growing up and seeing the world change all around him, and he’s just striving to make sense of it. That’s how I grew up. That’s how I continue to live. It’s a reflection of myself when I was younger just scratching the surface of the Knowledge of Self. So you hear the triumphs, you see the missteps, the arrogance, and the humility. You might learn a thing or two or you can just jam with that Scarborough sound. It’s all balance a.k.a. symmetry.”
“This was something we had promised each other… that we’d come together and make this record even though we never spoke on it much to others but we thought about it every night. The Power of the Mind. It’s always a matter of mathematics that brings people together to accomplish great things. That’s why when I mentioned the idea to (Tha Professa), there was no long talk. He went into G-mode and disappeared into the lab. Lit one up and went straight to work. One of, if not the hardest working guys I’ve ever known. He grew up in this hood with me too so he knows what it’s like. This record is therapeutic for your cells, your brain cells and for our folks locked in prison cells. At the same time, musically, we wanted to show the world that they could make a dope record using just one emcee; one producer and one vision like we did (back) then. It was peace to get into this traditional style. It’s still that classic Shing Shing Regime sound, just another chamber in the empire.”
Cell Therapy Track Listing
All tracks produced by Tha Professa
01 – The Cipher
02 – Immaculate
03 – Prhyme 8’s
04 – Frequency
05 – In Tune
06 – Not 4 Minors (The 2nd Draw)
07 – G-Code
08 – ItsLikeDat
09 – Cell Therapy (Lemon Water)
10 – Mr. Rice
11 – Bodhidharma (The Sifu)
Twitter: @ShingShing7 | @Symmetry7 | @ProfessaBeats