We all have those Could Have Been / Should Have Been relationships in life when it comes to the ladies. This is discussed in the track "Forever" the lead single off of the forthcoming album Evolution by Slum Village. The album is scheduled for release June 25th until then rock out to this track and think back to your possible Forever relationship that was only temporary!
J. Keys delivers yet another heater. This one is powered by the sounds of late Detroit brethren Dilla. "Wake up calls and alarm clocks to everyone that slept on!!" If this is any indication of what we can expect from KeymoTherapy, we are in for some fire.
Be on the look out for the forthcoming "KeymoTherapy" Mixtape from J. Keys
Verse:1 Its like my music may take you to places, though I was never there Like white folx walking their dog I'm sh!tting everywhere, And never cleaning up, give me the mic I beat it up Put ya mothaf#%*in' hands in the air, and just leave 'em up Took my joint to Radio, they told me to make dance up They wanna spin my sh!t but the PD got 'em handcuffed Tolerance getting low like I took time off drinking Seem like we as an audience took time off thinking You in denial like an addict admitting that he's a fiend Or girls with flab falling out of low rise jeans Thinking you hot when you barely luke warm Thinking you full price, when you really coupon You singing the same song that's already on the air Gucci, Louis, Diamonds, No Roof, nobody cares Tell a ni66a you rhyme, they assume you want record deal I'd rather have a fan base and a way to feed my family meals (that's real)
Hook: Let's go y'all, This one here is for the soul y'all You can feel it in ya chest Yuh yes yuh yes
Let's go y'all (c'mon) This one here is for the soul y'all You can feel it in ya gut, Unh Hunh, Unh hunh yeah
Verse 2: Buyer beware, sellers wanna hang with ya A lot of dream danglers a lot of dream stranglers Other people's dreams try to tangle ya You doin' you now they wanna try to mangle ya What's ya angle huh, acute or obtuse Is this line perpendicular, or parallel to you Been in a box so long I'm happy to see a rhombus. Every time I click record I'm on a quest to be timeless To make up for all the days I tapped the bottle to be mindless A lot of rappers dropped a song never to be rewinded Blinded by the lights, the cameras, the action For all the money, cars, and hoes what's life without passion Some of my best times was spent broke with my loved ones You make it to the top look around and you alone son In America we work everyday 'til we die So busy trying to stack money that we don't enjoy life (that's right)
Hook: Let's go y'all, This one here is for the soul y'all You can feel it ya chest Yuh yuh yes yuh yes
Let's go y'all (c'mon) This one here is for the soul y'all You can feel it in ya gut, Unh Hunh, Unh hunh
Be on the look out for his forthcoming "KeymoTherapy" Mixtape.
J. Keys literally gives you the math, dropping high octane bars to the soulful production of Pete Rock's 'A Love Thing.' From muffin tops to 'Dream Stranglers', Keys delivers the perfect blend of comedy, wit, and truth that you can 'feel in ya gut'.
Be on the look out for his forthcoming "KeymoTherapy" Mixtape.
J. Keys attended the Public Theater's dual opening night party for its productions of Guillermo Calderon's Neva and Dominique Morisseau's Detroit '67 on Monday, March 11 at their Astor Place home.
Detroit '67, a co-production with the Classical Theatre of Harlem and the National Black Theatre, the work follows a pair of siblings in Detroit in 1967, who end up dealing with a mysterious visitor and the city's eruption into riots. The complete cast includes De'Adre Aziza, Francois Battiste, Brandon J. Dirden, Samantha Soule, and Michelle Wilson. The show runs at The Public through March 17 and continues at the National Black Theatre from March 23 through April 14. Guests included Public Theater veterans Colman Domingo (Wild With Happy), Sharon Washignton (Wild With Happy), Stephen Spinella (As You Like It), and John Douglas Thompson (King Lear), among other stars.
One of my favorite emcees coming out of Detroit was interviewed by the good people over at Hard Knock TV. In this in-depth two part interview interview Elzhi talks about how Ice Cube was the first rapper to make him want to rap after referencing classics like "America's Most Wanted", "Kill At Will" & "Death Certificate". Elzhi also speaks about being a student of the game having studied emcees like Lord Finesse & Rakim before getting detailed about the early Detroit hip hop scene where he first met Proof & Eminem. Check out part two on friday under the hood....
Fuse TV covers the celebration of life of one of Hip-Hop's all-time greats - James "J. Dilla" Yancey. Festivities captured in the above footage are from the Detroit, at which folks like Talib Kweli, House Shoes, and J. Dilla's mom speak on his legacy.
Drama... Bad assness... reality TV... at the same damn time! Can it be done? Uh... yeah. Check out how this Detroit firefighter accomplishes just that by strapping on a helmet cam... and taking the fight to the fire on film! Watch and experience the action in first person. The firefighter edited a years worth of video & put it all into this 8 minute highlight reel with music by Eminem as the backing soundtrack.
While visiting Detroit's Hot 107.5 FM the King of The South surprised the children at the Detroit Medical Center's Children's Hospital with gifts. Usually, people come bearing gifts to the king. But,...
During this fun episode we talk Soulsinger J. Tait about his current EP, 'Things On My Mind', and how he represents the next generation of talented vocalists in Detroit City. We cover his travels on the road with Dwele, and we really mean ON THE ROAD & in the air as they just returned from Kenya. J. Tait gets into a little sports, politics and his new effort to help those out of work/homeless like our honored war veterans.
The Classical Theater of Harlem, The Public Theater and The National Black Theatre presents "UPTOWN MEETS DOWNTOWN: Celebrating a historic theatrical collaboration"
NEW YORK, NY - The Classical Theatre of Harlem (Producing Artistic Director, Ty Jones) kicks off their 13th season in a groundbreaking co-production with The Public Theater and National Black Theatre of DETROIT ''67. The "UPTOWN MEETS DOWNTOWN" kick-off reception will be held on Friday, November 9, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. at the National Black Theater, 2031-33 Fifth Avenue, between 125th Street and 126th Street in Harlem.
"UPTOWN MEETS DOWNTOWN" is an unparalleled theatrical collaboration not seen in Harlem since the late 1960''s when Dr. Barbara Ann Teer, founder of The National Black Theatre and her friend, Joe Papp, founder of The Public Theater first imagined projects in the late ''60s to carve out new spaces on their own terms. It was their vision that theater could be a viable tool for embracing and confronting the complexities of contemporary society while nurturing artists, developing audiences, and affecting change. Fifty years ago, they partnered together on a musical adaptation of Gwendolyn Brooks'' poem We Real Cool that toured the five boroughs of New York City.
The March 2013 co-production of DETROIT ''67, by award-winning playwright Dominique Morisseau and directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah, is the fruit of a new collaboration between these uptown and downtown theater companies, reigniting a connection that began decades ago, bringing together diverse neighborhoods across New York City.
Ty Jones, Artistic Director of CTH, says, "The Classical Theatre of Harlem is standing on the broad shoulders of Dr. Teer and Mr. Papp. These artistic pioneers created institutions that have persevered for over 50 years. I hope to take lessons of their leadership to help preserve and develop cultural treasures for the next 50 years and beyond in the city of New York."
Oskar Eustis, Artistic Director of The Public Theater, says "I am thrilled that the Public is collaborating with CTH and our dear friend Ty Jones on this production of Detroit ''67. The fit between CTH and the Public is a natural one, our missions complement each other beautifully, and I hope this uptown/downtown partnership can be the first of many."
The Classical Theatre of Harlem''s new season brings programs from Future Classics, Project Classics, Playwrights Playground, and a summer production of A Midsummer Night''s Dream in Marcus Garvey Park. The Classical Theatre of Harlem''s firm resolve is to serve the needs of the community and the partnership with The Public Theatre and National Black Theatre furthers their mission to create enriching opportunities for theater arts in Harlem. For more information about the season kick-off reception and to purchase tickets visit http://www.classicaltheatreofharlem.org/
ABOUT THE CLASSICAL THEATRE OF HARLEM CTH combines non-traditional casting, original adaptations, music and dance in ways that render works from the classical canon as fresh, innovative, and essentially a new experience of world classics. It is CTH''s vision to create the 21st century theatre company whose value to its community is inherent and essential, a company that is engaged in producing theatre that has the capacity to change lives and truly reflects the diversity of ideas and racial tapestry that is America. The Classical Theatre of Harlem has garnered critical acclaim from diverse yet established institutions and seeks to create comprehensive access for theatre artists of diverse backgrounds. This includes not only actors, but directors, designers and playwrights. Since its founding in 1999, CTH has presented nearly forty productions including works by Anton C