On Tuesday, September 23, 2014, Prohaize is set to release his highly anticipated mixtape, African Born, American Raised (otherwise known as ABAR). Amongst these medley of songs comes one of the project’s most unapologetically controversial singles: “Wade in the Water.” Sharing a name with the most influential and timeless Negro Spiritual in African American history, this song paints vivid truths of contemporary enslavement through social, economic, and self-inflicted suppression of the black race. The soulful harmonies of singer Levii Turner in conjunction with the brilliant production by BryceJBThomas takes listeners on a journey of intimate self-reflection and inspirational change. The song exemplifies a revolution and is sure to be the pulsating anthem for all those who are ready to wade in the water and become more than what society has predestined them to be.
African Born, American Raised (ABAR), Prohaize’s first full-length project, is made possible by the support and contributions of over $3,000 he received during his Dreams Do Come True Indiegogo Fundraiser Campaign in the Spring of 2014. On behalf of the entire Prohaize Team, thank you to all those who have supported Prohaize on his journey. Because of you, his dreams continue to unfold before his very eyes each day.
What Critics Are Saying:
“…The record draws inspiration from the well-known Negro spiritual of the same name, and its themes are every bit as provocative as that pedigree would lead you to expect…” - http://www.djbooth.net/index/tracks/review/prohaize-wade-in-the-water