XL

by Ahmed Sirour

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This is my attempt to clear the decks (or perhaps the decs ;) as I embark on a new frontier in my life; saying goodbye to an amazing decade and eagerly welcoming another!

I thought the title of this project was fitting as it can take on various meanings (which perfectly fits into my play on multiple meanings), but for the quick, it should be pretty obvious what the main theme is out of all the other possibilities.

Released on my b'earthday, this was also inspired by a personal speech given to his peers by DJ Jazzy Jeff, who encouraged artists to simply "die empty", keeping nothing but selling or giving away as much music as they can, because the point of the creative art we have is to share with the world and not horde to ourselves, and thus is this attempt to purge from my vaults some unreleased joints as well as a couple of instrumental versions of vocal tracks from my previous album.

I'm excited by what is to come out of me in this new decade of growth in music, in my journey in this life, and in my purpose to share my gifts with the entire world, in hopes that it actually and positively changes the lives of those who hear it for the better.

Here's to another round, hopefully, but more so, here's to pushing the envelope of what it sounds like to be dope.

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released February 22, 2017

Myles Kayne (bonus track).

All music, unless otherwise noted, was composed, arranged, recorded, mixed, mastered by Ahmed Sirour.

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Ahmed Sirour Brooklyn, New York

The composer brings an idea sketched out. The arranger then takes the idea and places it in the best order. The musicians execute the idea. The producer oversees it all, and the engineer captures, mixes, and masters it...and they all happen to have the same name.

Ahmed Sirour.

Self-taught keyboardist/pianist, new breed remixologist, original music iconoclast. Basically, "press play" and hear...
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