Brooklyn's own Talib Kweli sits down with Tavis Smiley on his PBS television show to discuss his latest LP "Prisoner of Conscious," his artistic approach (and how it has changed), and more. In the above clip, Talib relates his firm stance on artistic integrity; holding that succumbing to every whim of his fans would actually betray them... in that doing so would mean he was not being a true artist. View the entire interview after the jump.
Dynamite Bruhz on the track. DJ Presyce on the cut. Recorded and Mixed by Amond Jackson for Salem Psalms. Now all we need is to sprinkle in a bunch of quality ATL emcees and this "Wrath of the Siafu" will be done... a perfect hook to put folks on to the OrganizingIsTheNewCool.com Soundtrack and movement. Oh, that's what they did... with a FREE download... and a W. Feagins, Jr. video? Okay then.
'If Hip Hop was a hurricane, then Wrath of the Siafu would be positioned somewhere in the eye of the storm. Wrath of the Siafu, the first single release off of the Organizing is the New Cool Soundtrack is a perfect example of the underlying theme of the documentary film. This thunderous anthem is an amalgamation of 11 of Atlanta's heaviest hitting independent artists who lyrically ambush a hardcore instrumental that will leave the avid Hip Hop connoisseur begging for more! The Dynamite Bruhz produced track features a who's who of internationally respected underground emcees including: StaHHr, Mike Flo, members of The Liuns Den and Craig "Flux" Singleton (co-producer of the film). This is a guaranteed Hip Hop Classic.'
Title got ya didn't it? Wait 'til you see the vid! Murs and Fashawn with visuals for "Tuition: A Tribute To BET Uncut." The duo obviously supports the hard working ladies - but they don't love 'em though (as the old Snoop would say):
They think that n*ggas don't tip? F*ck 'em though
Think I'm begging for a dance? F*ck no
Pretty b*tches give the worst dances anyway
I'ma take a 7 'fore a 10 n*gga any day
Skrip klub wisdom. Hahaa!
CAUTION: Naked breasts and beautiful booties after the jump (NSFW).
Philadelphia singer Mel Alston Jr is releasing his latest EP called 'Waking Up vol 1.5' on May 7. The EP will have 6 songs, including the motivational single "Dreamer". There will also be an deluxe version available through Amazon.com, which will feature 2 bonus songs.
'Waking Up vol 1.5' features remastered as well as previously unreleased songs which did not make the first installment. Frequent collaborator Willie Stone handles the majority of the production on 'Waking Up vol 1.5' and also serves as the projects Executive Producer, along with Mel Alston Jr and T. Troi Dickey
'Waking Up vol 1.5' will be released digitally worldwide through a partnership with BYNUMAgency/iNgrooves/Universal Music Group.
Mel Alston Jr is a male indie singer/songwriter from Philadelphia. His music is an alternative mixture of Soul, Rock & R&B. He released His First mixtape, Waking Up # Vol 1, in 2010.
Mel sang as a child and played several instruments including Piano, trumpet and trombone. He attended Howard University where he played trumpet for the "Showtime Marching Band". After finishing college, he began to act and sing in local plays, which created an interest by his peers in a solo career. Along with J Forbes and several others, "Da Circle Entertainment Group" was created to positively influence and network with local artist in Philly. Mel began to work with several writers and producers including Willie Stone, Terrence Anderson & Ric & Pres. Currently unsigned, Mel plans to break boundaries with a new raw sound influenced by Rock & R&B
Founded in 2012, BYNUMAgency is a full-service entertainment company with services that range from artist management, music publishing, touring and film & tv.
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Visuals from Spectac & Amiri for their hot new single "I Grew Up" off their album "Soul Beautiful." Respect to BANK! of Two Fifty Media for delivering the song's vision to video. R&B singer Najee on the hook.