Last week established Underground Hip-Hop label Solidarity Records delivered a posthumous instrumental project by the late Xavier Narez a.k.a Professor X. For those who do not know this talented brother, please read this amazing eulogy written by Gigio, a longtime collaborator of Professor X.
When my team and I started Speak With Beats TV, we wanted Professor X to be one of our first features because of the extraordinary soul his beats possessed. Even though we did not get him the last time around, we were certain of having him on our next season; unfortunately it did not transpire.
For Professor's X beat tape titled What We Love, San Francisco MC by the name of Equipto mentions that "This music is just a portion of what we have left of Xavier (Professor Xavier) Narez's work". With a compilation of instrumentals that spans from 2008 to this year, Professor X stays true to the genre that he loves by crafting harmonious boom-bap beats. Even though we will never know the true potential of his contribution to the Instrumental Hip-Hop scene, Professor X will forever communicate with us through his music.
Pittsburg, CA lost two talented artists in 2015. May Allah provide safe passage to Xavier "Professor X" Narez and Shaeed "The Jacka" Akbar to the afterlife... Ameen
Stream What We Love / Instrumental Album below and click here to cop the album. All proceeds go to Professor X's son Zion.