Check out the new “Corner to Corner” video series (directed by Shamus Coneys) featuring North Carolina’s SUPASTITION and Brooklyn’s KIL RIPKIN as they journey to different points of the city to deliver verses, freestyles, and acapella versions of their lyrics.
“Honk if you love someone.” What I read is, take a second to think about more than yourself and play a small but positive role in the community. I dig this and support their mission … check out the video and lose your indifference.
Life is short. Share Your Passion. Start Living. I continue to really appreciate the art & originality of the work by TEKSTartist. Check out The Holstee Manifesto for more information … and definitely check out the video!!! I still think an original piece / video by TEKST would be an amazing piece of art and promotion for your project or company, but you’ll have to check out his site to see if that offer is still available. Peace n Love.
Juno Award winner, Shad, from Ontario - Where I’m At … Where I Wanna Go … What I Wanna Be. A nice outlook & some excellent perspective.
Eternia is still 1 of thee greatest live performers I’ve ever witnessed - this video breaks down many of the reasons why. To book Eternia, send me an email & experience her live show in your city. DJ.Sav.One@Gmail.com - Peace.
Raekwon speaks on how working on separate projects hurt the entire group. While financially some of the members have clearly seen the benefits - as a brand, the Wu Tang Clan could have benefited from more attention and dedication back into the whole group. It’s an interesting argument and I can see the validity in it - especially when it comes from one of the more successful members, who makes a good living off his solo career. The every man for himself mentality is sure to destroy the bigger picture and a bigger movement - some people get left behind, but more important to consider is after prolonged periods apart, the fanbase splits, and you lose the momentum you once had. I mainly check for Ghostface now & occasionally Raekwon (his official releases). Too late to form like Voltron?
Why Sound is So Important to the Way We Connect With the World:
“Listening to all this random, disparate noise and sound that’s going on around us right now - when you actually tune it in and listen to it, you hear pitches that are like singing together - you hear harmonies, you hear weird textures. It’s about paying attention to the individual components more than the overall effect. The more differences you perceive, the richer your life is…There is music in every sound.” - Video made by SoundCloud
Hip-Hop legend, Rahzel discusses his link to beatboxing, the current state of the community and shares his thoughts on the 2012 American Beatbox championships, August 11 and 12 in New York City. Hasan Salaam will be hosting the event on August 12th at LPR in NYC.
I know it might feel a bit emo for this page, but … a reminder that there is calm IN / during the storm too, if you find it. #ThinkDifferently
Refreshing perspective on creativity & inspiration - I don’t know the music but I enjoyed this clip - from the documentary “Under Great White Northern Lights”
A MESSAGE FROM HASAN SALAAM
“I cannot begin to explain how blessed it is to be a part of this project. Not only does Guinea-Bissau have to deal with the political and historical struggles of post-colonial Africa, but people have to face the day-to-day struggles that very few people here in America have ever experienced … and some cannot begin to fathom. Drinking water: something we have on tap in our homes, public fountains, and even bottled up for choice of brand, is very difficult to get in many parts of Guinea Bissau. The construction of this well has ensured clean water for the village and surrounding areas.”
“The former school structure had to be rebuilt every year after the rainy season washed it away. Now, the proceeds of this project have built a school with a strong foundation not only for the building, but for the education of the community. None of this would be possible without all the supporters who have spread the message through word of mouth and social media. PLEASE take a look at the video and links below to see how we can work together to keep this project alive. Thank you. Peace”
Buy The Music Is My Weapon Album:
Music Is My Weapon:
The concept behind Hasan Salaam’s “Music Is My Weapon” EP is the belief that music can be used as a powerful tool in the pursuit of freedom, justice, and equality. With the release of the project, Hasan is aiming to prove that music can change people’s lives, literally. All profits from the sale of the EP are being used to fund a school, clean water well, and medical facility in Guinea-Bissau, West Africa.
“This album is not mine, its D’jati’s; it is the peoples! None of this would be possible without everyone who spread the word, and as long as this project is making people nod their heads, dance and sing along, it will go to make sure that that the school and medical facilities have supplies - to me that’s the best part.” - Hasan Salaam
Hasan’s music paints vivid pictures of the commonalities that bind us: struggle, love, and pain. It’s this ability, to touch people at their core, which has garnered Hasan a loyal fan base all over the world. Hasan Salaam has accomplished more as an independent artist than many acts on a major label. He’s performed live on national TV stations such as NBC, FUSE, CSPAN, and PBS. He’s been featured in numerous major media publications such as The Source Magazine (twice), The Village Voice, and The Washington Post.
In addition to his musical successes, Hasan has remained dedicated to his work in the community. He continues to work with troubled youth, and helps run a monthly food and clothing drive in Jersey City, N.J. Hasan has taught “The Socio-Political Importance of Black Music in American Society”, a self created lecture, at universities across the country (Boston University, the London School of Economics & more). He also speaks regularly at conferences and discussion panels, to help bring awareness to vital social issues. Hasan Salaam has come a long way in a short time. However, his goal remains the same, “to be a voice for the voiceless.”