"Sake" is a 51 track album by myself, BazilleDx.
The number 51 symbolizes dedication and respect for fallen relatives (originally the jersey number of the late Emilio Boyzo R.I.P.), as well as dedication to the life-outlook that I have obtained from these relatives and others close to me throughout my life.
"Sake" (pronounced shah-kay) is a Dakota/Lakota word, the literal translation is Talon (my first name). During a time where so many only saw the negativity of the art that I was creating, my late-grandfather Everett Harrison (R.I.P.) instead chose to call me over one day during the memorial of my cousin Zane Azure (R.I.P.). He called me "Sake" as he always did, and asked me, "Do you have a song that you can perform for Zane?"
I realized then and there that I could be saying so much more with my music, not only for myself, but for everybody here and elsewhere. If it weren't for Zane, I would not be rapping today, so at the time I felt so bad about not having a song for him. Since then, I have made multiple dedications and tributes to him and others. One of the many desires of this album is to do just that once more, in a way I haven't done before. 51.
"Sake" is me learning myself, and passing the exam that is me. It is a project that is also dedicated to myself. I have tried so hard over the years to fully express myself, and I think I got so much closer to that with this project.
There is so much more to say about this project, but with that, I will end here. I hope you enjoy the album, download, and share it. Thank you for even giving it the time of day by stopping by this page.
-Talon Bazille Ducheneaux (BazilleDx)
released March 13, 2015
Lyrics written and recorded by: Talon Ducheneaux
Beats compiled together by: Talon Ducheneaux
**"Heartbeat" was recorded and mixed by: Alex Rafi
Album artwork by: Taran Ducheneaux
All samples used are from their respected sources by their respected owners.
Track 1 - Ultimate Warrior
Track 2 - Big River Cree
Track 3 - Russell Means Speech, Tania Maria - Tanoca Vignette
Track 4 - Sins of Satan - Sunshine Girl
Track 5 - Bad Nation Singers, Northern Cree
Track 6 - Miles Davis Interview, Toshiko Akiyoshi - Memory, Lakota Woman film
Track 7 - Bob Marley - Could You Be Loved
Track 9 - Cowboys And Indians LP, Bad Nation Singers, John Trudell
Track 10 - Buddy Red Bow - South Dakota Lady, Styx - Suite Madame Blue
Track 11 - Smoke Signals film
Track 12 - Minnie Riperton & Michael Jackson - I'm In Love Again
Track 14 - Pow Wow Highway film
Track 15 - Friday film, Cinnamon Spear, Bomberman Jetters anime
Track 16 - Jackie Gleason - This Guy's In Love With You
Track 17 - Don Cherry - Vanity
Track 18 - Dave Brubeck & Paul Desmond - Alice In Wonderland, Northern Cree
Track 20 - Alice Coltrane - Turiya & Rama Krishna
Track 21 - Charles Manson - Close To Me
Track 22 - Leon Russell - My Father's Shoes
Track 23 - Hank Williams Sr. - Tear In My Beer
Track 24 - Tupac Shakur - Me Against The World, Tupac Shakur - Starin' Through My Rearview, Notorious BIG - Suicidal Thoughts
Track 26 - Michael Franks - Eighteen Aprils
Track 27 - Paul Desmond - Skylark
Track 28 - Chet Baker Sextet - These Foolish Things
Track 30 - Tokyo Ghoul anime
Track 31 - Herbert Rehbein -
Track 32 - Gandalf - Hang On To A Dream, Justin DeLeon TedX Talk, Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai, The Walking Dead, O'Jays - Stairway to Heaven
Track 33 - Kitaro - Full Moon
Track 35 - The Moments - When The Morning Comes
Track 36 - Smoke Signals film, Grover Washington Jr. - East River Drive
Track 38 - Art Bell Coast to Coast AM, Silent Hill 2, John Coltrane - Alabama
Track 39 - Tokyo Ghoul anime, Gary Burton & Chick Corea
Track 40 - Billie Holiday - Body & Soul, Isao Tomita - The Sea Named Solaris
Track 41 - Paul Weston - I'll Remember April, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Martin Luther King Jr., Dexter Wansel - Time Is The Teacher
Track 42 - Yoshi sounds from Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
Track 43 - Saul Williams Interview
Track 44 - Archie Whitewater - Cross Country
Track 45 - Shalamar - Right In The Socket, Bad Nation Singers
Track 46 - Midnite Express, Northern Cree
Track 47 - Ocapellos - The Stars
Track 50 - Patrice O'Neal interviewed by Ron Benington, Tupac Shakur Interview
Track 51 - CNN's final broadcast, Dexter Wansel - Time Is The Teacher
*All other samples used were either lost in translation or lost in records.