Harlem-based rapper/producer/director and Krushed Grapes Lifestyle owner Cab Cabernet presents the music video for “Suspect”, the new single from Krushed Grapes: Harlem Vintage, his forthcoming album featuring guest appearances from VonQwest, Noni Kai, Kat Starr Johnson and Priciliya Marie as well as production from Roddy Rod, RTNC (the producer behind Your Old Droog’s album, J. Bless, Declat, Tigga-Bounce, Frank Lotz and White Indian.
“Suspect” comes on the heels of Cab’s remix of Jidenna’s “Classic Man”, the “Maiden Harlem” video and the music video for first single “The Lifestyle”. Formerly known as Hanif-Jamiyl of New England group Maspyke (of whom Roddy Rod is also a member), Cabernet performed alongside Mos Def, Q-Tip, Slick Rick and EPMD, co-founded Bukarance Records, and ghostwrote for numerous artists before reinventing himself in 2006, founding a private all-male escort service catering only to female clients and opening a cigar lounge. In 2009 he released the album Krushed Grapes and the following year he unveiled Krushed Grapes Footwear, a line of luxury, handmade sneakers. KG Lifestyle also produces handmade leather accessories including wine carriers, cigar cases, briefcases, wallets and hats, sold and customized at the customer’s request.
“There are some #SUSPECT agendas that have systematically been inserted into our Hip-Hop culture, to slowly but surely disconnect us from our history, bastardize our glorious art forms, and confuse and misguide our youth,” says Cab. “There is a giant pink elephant sitting in the room, and nobody wants to address it. It is true that every culture must evolve in order to survive and thrive. The question is, what is this culture evolving into? I believe that now is the time to have this dialog within the Hip-Hop community.” Click here to watch the Cab Cabernet/Krushed Grapes: Harlem Vintage EPK.