Watch the Video for Politically Charged Single "Darker Daze" by Naughty Professor Ft. Chali & Dexter Gilmore


20 January 2017

"Once again it has been proven that prolific lyrical content interlaced with a live instrumental jazz accompaniment is to the ears what honey is to bears. Naughty Professor provides a mouthwatering bouillabaisse while Chali 2Na adds the perfect amount of thought provoking spices." - Sound & Silence 

Iconoclastic New Orleans-based jazz-funk sextet Naughty Professor recently released their politically charged song “Darker Daze.” Released with an accompanying video, “Darker Daze” is the second single release from Naughty Professor’s forthcoming 2017 album Identity, and features a unique collaboration with legendary hip-hop artist Chali 2na (Jurassic 5) as well as a guest appearance by fellow New Orleans guitarist/vocalist Dexter Gilmore. Also released today, the first leg of Naughty Professor’s 2017 Winter and Spring Tour. Dates below. 

The message in the lyrics to “Darker Daze,” written and recorded by Naughty Professor and Chali 2na in March 2016, takes on new meaning and becomes more urgent as today America looks toward an uncertain future with this week’s presidential transition.

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Of the song, Naughty Professor’s Sam Shahin states, "’Darker Daze’ plays on an obvious double entendre that represents the confines placed on marginalized people throughout the history and development of organized government in the United States.” Sam continues, “As these confines became less physical and less embedded into the written law, the daze of these confines emanated into the systematic power structures and societal norms. Some say things have been uncovered recently, we say the daze has thickened to the point that even those with weak vision can’t help but feel it shrouding the move of every American."

Chali 2na adds, “’Darker Daze’ is a song that reflects the opinions, predictions, and fears of people who are against a Donald Trump led America. Basically, ‘Darker Daze’ is our way of saying, whether you like it or not, fasten your seat belts because there will be turbulence! The Naughty Professor family created the inspiration and the vessel to convey this concept and I am happy to have been a part of this collaboration.”

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Naughty Professor Tour Dates

1/27/17

Last Concert Cafe

Houston, TX

1/28/17

Brass Hall

Marble Falls, TX

2/4/17

Martin's

Jackson, MS

2/11/17

Blue Nile

New Orleans, LA

2/17/17

Broadway Oyster Bar

St. Louis, MO

2/18/17

Schuba's Tavern w/ NastySnacks, Funk Trek

Chicago, IL

3/4/17

Punta Gorda Funkfest

Punta Gorda, FL

3/5/17

Vinyl Music Hall

Pensacola, FL

3/16/17

Dunedin Brewery

Dunedin, FL

3/17/17

Pi on Broadway

Ocala, FL

3/18/17

Terminal West

Atlanta, GA

3/22/17

Gypsy Sally's

Washintgon, DC

3/23/17

American Beauty

New York, NY

3/24/17

Thunder Road

Boston, MA

3/25/17

Nectar's w/ Rumblecat

Burlington, VT

3/27/17

Bryac

Bridgeport, CT

3/28/17

The 8 X 10

Baltimore, MD

3/29/17

James Street Gastropub

Pittsburgh, PA

3/30/17

Asheville Music Hall w/ Stoop Kids

Asheville, NC

3/31/17

Hogs For The Cause

New Orleans, LA

 




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