Tuesday, July 21, 2015

The Memoirs Of Dayne Jordan

Memoirs of Dayne Jordan chronicles Dayne Jordan's personal and musical path. “In Progress,” the opening chapter of this autobiographical project, sets things up by touching on working at Foot Locker while developing his lyrical skills to launching on the scene with a co-sign from and tour with Lupe Fiasco when using the moniker Dosage.

“Prior to this album, there was a lot of confusion in reference to who I am, where I come from, and what I am about,” states Dayne. “Jeff provided the perfect sonic canvas for me to paint on.”

DJ Jazzy Jeff is an integral part of his career and the album’s producer, his first full-length project since 2007's The Return of the Magnificent. Jordan also tours the globe acting as Jeff’s MC.

Jeff states, “It's rare when you work with someone who is as pure and focused as Dayne... this was hands down the most enjoyable project I've ever done.”

The remainder of the album covers his childhood in North Philly, his early experience with women, eventually becoming a father, tapping into his creative potential and more. It is supported by Jeff’s production that ranges from gentle to hard driving depending on the topic at hand, much like the score for a movie. He dips into classic sounds while remaining modern throughout.

It’s an ambitious project: an intimate introduction to an artist that reveals his journey, the good and the bad.


In Progress- 0:00
Waitaminit- 5:58
Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood- 9:05
Don't Forget- 13:04
Shadows, Mirrors, & Memories- 16:27
Open up- 20:12
The Hustlers-25:59
Circle of Life (pt. 1 & pt. 2) 31:47-35:58
Family Man- 39:47
Wake Up-47:38