Monday, 7 May 2018

Hip Hop Legend DoItAll Steps Into The Political Realm



True Hip Hop heads know that Rap is not Hip Hop, it is an element of Hip Hop.  There are far and few artists who undeniably represent Hip Hop as a culture and all of its elements.  What seems to be lost in today’s day in age is the element of knowledge…

Hip Hop legend and pioneer DoItAll from Lords of the Underground has taken a pledge to formally give back to the communities and boroughs of society by running for Councilman-At-Large for Newark, NJ.  25 years ago Hip Hop was introduced to The Lords, and now 25 years later “Chief Rocka” is rocking the political realm.

On May 8th be part of history in the making, be part of unity, and be part of change! Vote B5 for DoItAll Dupre Kelly Councilman-at-Large for Newark, New Jersey!



The Message; “When you love your city you can change it!”



MJ: First and foremost, salute to a strong and prominent 25 years in Hip Hop, and the entertainment business as a whole! For those who don’t know you have starred in some Indie Films as well as Law and Order, Oz, and even the Soprano’s! So why politics? What possesses a renowned and celebrated Hip Hop artist to open the door of politics? 



DoItAll: Thank you! My decision is an accumulation of many things. One being a Hip Hop Artist. That allowed me to travel the world and to be able to see firsthand how different countries and different cities use the culture of HipHop to galvanize people in their communities. Another decision was based on my time being around elected officials in the great city of Newark NJ. That allowed me to be a fly on the wall and learn who was working on the people’s behalf and who was not. Lastly, the decision was based on a conversation that I had with Tupac Shakur over 20 years ago about how HipHop Artists need to become as popular as we can so that we would be able to go back to our perspective cities to create big and better youth initiative programs and to be able to start nonprofit organizations as well as run for political office. A goal so we can directly and effectively vote on Laws, Ordinances, policies & issues that concern the residents.



MJ: You mentioned on the radio how early on in your music career about that profound conversation with Tupac.  I think of the irony with that conversation as Tupac was extremely political with his rhymes and known for preaching to his fellow artists about coming together and changing the world.  If he was still with us how would that conversation flow today?  I can envision Tupac being one of your biggest supporters! 

DoItAll: Tupac would have most likely have followed his own advice and entered into politics himself.

https://www.doitall4newark.com

MJ: You have a powerful campaign followed by patrons of every walk and culture of life from our youth to seniors.  Can you share some of the immediate changes you plan on developing in the city of Newark? 

DoItAll: I will fight for the city to make a greater investment into our youth. For example, the city had a summer jobs program that was under funded. 5000 young people applied and only 2500 were placed into jobs. In our city every child deserves to have the opportunity.


MJ: Aside from the campaign you have other endeavors heightening this new year.  Tell us about those. 

DoItAll: I have a few film projects that are on hold until the campaign is over as well as a 25-year anniversary tour and music coming with my group Lords ofthe Underground.


MJ:  As a fan I have to say thank you! Thank you for continuing to create timeless music and blessing fans with 25+ years of longevity! 

DoItAll: We’re still at it. We just came back from Switzerland. We do about 60-100 shows a year!


MJ:  Let’s take it back to music.  As a vet, what jewels can you drop for up and coming artists?  What would you say is needed for them to truly embrace the essence and elements of Hip Hop?

DoItAll: I would say HipHop was always used as a platform where you could tell or showed people how you and your family, friends, loved ones or your peers were living the culture. The narrators of the culture are the rappers. I would tell these rappers to narrate what they see and how they are living the culture. I would also tell them to be mindful of the influence they have over a weak or impressionable mind and deliver a message. Utilize your platform to inspire.


MJ:  Are you hopeful the DoItAll for Newark Campaign will encourage and empower those artists to become more involved within their communities? 

DoItAll: Yes.I pray that I am the spark for artists who are more popular than I am. I want them to go back to their communities to do great work.


MJ:  As we wrap up, please let everyone know how they can donate to the campaign and continue to support you and “Raise The Torch”. 

DoItAll: People can donate to the Doitallfor Newark@ Movement by Texting “Doitall” to 973-846-2211 (wait for a quick text back).  Donate from $1 to $2,600. If anyone donates anything over $2,600 I will have to send it back.


MJ:  Thank you for taking the time for our readers, it has been an honor!  It is refreshing to experience a political campaign with a candidate who is genuinely for the people, his community, and the city as a whole! This is far from new for you. You have been giving back to the city of Newark for over decades and providing countless platforms for growth and success! I vote B5!

DoItAll: Thank you!  Just remember, when people love their city they can change it!


 








Tuesday, 1 May 2018

New Single/Video: Cuban Pete and Solomon Childs - Cocaine Raw - Download/Watch

Cuban Pete (C75 Live/FNBG Records/GGO) and Wu Family/East Coast Killa Beez member Solomon Childs drop a banger over a dope beat from DJ W.I.Z.
The track is off the upcoming Cuban Pete 'Renaissance Man' mixtape.
Solomon has been recuperating since his shooting incident last year and the East Coast Killa Beez member has been in the booth lately getting ready some new music for you all.

The track is produced by Wu Worldwide DJ Coalition member DJ W.I.Z. who recently dropped volume 3 of his Sic Ov Being Ovalooked trilogy (Available on itunes etc).
Volume 3 features an exclusive Cuban Pete track, as well as tracks from Killah Priest, D-Tach, Comet, Karnage aka Ca$hman, and more.

Download the track here C75 Live Bandcamp 
and watch the video below:
  

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released May 1, 2018
Lyrics - Cuban Pete and Solomon Childs
Beat - DJ W.I.Z.
Mixed & Mastered by D.Original Mr.Blue. Visit www.officialgorillaarmy.com

Friday, 27 April 2018

New Single: SoS Bishop - The Reinstatement - Stream


Scott La Rock Jr. delivers more of that official BX ish with the release of SoS Bishop’s Da Inphamus Amadeuz’s laced banger; “Reinstatement.”
SLR Music Group’s always bringing top quality heat and the track has been featured on DJ Premier's Live From Headqcourterz show!

Available on iTunes and most other digital outlets.

PRESS PLAY below to hear the track!




Thursday, 26 April 2018

NEW SINGLE: JOETHEPOET - LEGENDARY

JoethePoet is back unleashing his rage on his newest single titled Legendary 
(out on iTunes, Tidal, Google Play, Spotify, Amazon, Deezer, and soon will be getting on Pandora) 

What’s fascinating about this record is the growth I hear from JoethePoet. The passion has always been there from day 1 but his unique sound has blossomed. This record is relatable in a lot of ways as JoethePoet touches base on people not supporting him, coming up from a rough neighborhood, extending himself doing things with people who didn’t have his best interest, and ultimately finding his way out of the dark path in this long journey he has been. 

Overall this is a great record. I’m excited to hear what’s next from him as we expected to get his third album “Pain Changed Me” later on this year. Below are the link to his website where you can get his latest record and social media handles 

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Find links to stream and buy HERE

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Bronx native JoethePoet delivered his first record of 2018 titled “Legendary” off his third album “Pain Changed Me” which is projected to be released later on in the year. I had the opportunity to chat with JoethePoet and asked him a few questions.



Q: What made you release “Legendary” as the first single off this project?

A: I wanted to set the tone in the very beginning letting the audience and my fans know what I’m striving for. In life you either build or destroy. The way my life has been set up I’m not waking up thinking of self destruction; I wake up with the mindset how can I be better than the previous day because when its all said and done I’m striving to be a legend.



Q: Who produced this record?

A: I did using Logic Pro X



Q:How did this record come about?

A: I’m always studying my previous material before starting a new project and challenge myself to outdoes my previous work. So when I came up with the title and the beat for this record I started thinking about the opening bar to the song. Thats when it hit me and the rest was history.



Q:Yes, the very first bar was intriguing to me when you said “Never born to lose I was born with a Phillips tool/ always on hand just incase I need to tight a screw” can you elaborate on what you meant by that?

A: In the universe you find yourself on this path or journey that your working towards to and sometimes things comes along the way that may distract you from the main goal. It may destroy the whole plan and basically brings back to square one. I wasn’t one of those type of people who had those issues. No loose screws over here. I stay focus on the path I’m working towards to.



Q: Where can the fans download and/or purchase this single?

A: In the music section on my website. Currently on all digital platforms I combined all the links together so it’s easier for anyone to select which platform they use to hear music. www.musicbythepoet.com/music



Q:Where can we find you?




Don't forget to catch up with Joe and keep up to date on his music by following him on social media using the links below:






Sunday, 22 April 2018

REST IN POWER - THE NATRIX DREAM

RIP Nashville artist The Natrix Dream - Gone too soon!

Music artist and director Natrix Dream was fatally shot during the shooting spree massacre by a domestic white terrorist on US soil during the early hours today in the suburb of Antioch in Nashville, Tennessee.

Four people were killed and two others wounded in the attack before local resident James Shaw Jr heroically wrestled the gun away from the shooter forcing him to flee naked on foot.


Natrix was a talented director who recently directed the 'Im Bout It' video for TEST Squad/C75 Live artist OneMike.

Check out his video for his Never Doing Fine track below:




And check out his 'Righteous' project below, download HERE




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'I Might' video:




'Last Goodbye' video:



The C75 Live family, inc NOMADS blog, TEST Squad, and Gorilla Army, would like to extend their sincere and heartfelt condolences to the Desilva family and friends. 
Natrix was a legend gone too soon.


Here is the OneMike video Natrix directed. They were due to do a new video shoot together the day Natrix was killed

Thursday, 5 April 2018

ONEMIKE KILLS UZI VERT TRACK - VIDEO

OneMike decided to mess around and kill a Lil Uzi Vert track

So, OneMike was messing around in the studio and dropped something dope for y'all. I don't know if you've heard the original, or want to, but this is how an MC does it.

Get his latest single 'Im Bout It' on iTunes here:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/im-bout-it-single/id1293881122

Check out the video below:



Check out the sites:
www.nomadsstreetteam.com/
www.officialgorillaarmy.com



 

Wednesday, 4 April 2018

NEW MUSIC | A.B.Y.S.S. AKA THABYSSNESS @A_B_Y_S_S_ “BLACK AMERICA”



A.B.Y.S.S aka ThABYSSness is one of the hottest emcees coming out of the Tri-State area.  She delivers “A Necessary Truth” with every bar and lyric spewed from her mouth, leaving a volcanic eruption in the music scene. 
She is notorious for her passionate, raw, and captivating music. 

She is the image of business, boldness, and rareness with a striking force of phenomenal! Because she is consistently unapologetic with her delivery she has earned great respect from outlets such as REMY Martin, XXL Magazine, Hot97, Atlantic Records, Ruff Ryders, and the legendary Funkmaster Flex!  She has also been named winner of several freestyles including Scott La Rock Jr/C75 Live/Gorilla Gear/MJs Hip Hop Connex 'My Philosophy Challenge' and  winner of Funkmaster Flex Car & Music Showcase Tour.

For the past 7 years ThABYSSness devoted her time to music and claimed herself Hip Hop heroine all over the world from New York to Florida, to the UK to Australia, and Africa.

Her lengthy music catalog including her latest single release “Black America” off her forthcoming EP “Black Suits  is co-signed by several labels. This is just the beginning for ThABYSSness!








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Muddy Beatz Magazine issue 21 available for order NOW

Muddy Beatz Magazine issue 21 is now available to order for digital and physical copies.
Featuring an exclusive 2 page interview with C75 Live's Cuban Pete.

Click the pic to go to the order page:

http://www.muddybeatzstore.com/product/demun-jones-issue-21/#.WrD9XdaTuPY



Check out the 'Feelin Good' video from cover star Demun Jones below:



Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Jabbo reveals MACnificent tracklist - Release party info

TEST Squad / CTC member, Jabbo Tha Macnificent revealed the tracklist for what turns out to be a double album called Jabbo & his MACnificent Friends.

See if you can decipher his handwriting below: (click pic to zoom)



C75 Live/TEST Squad members Cuban Pete and OneMike are on there of course with a ton of other guests on this feature filled compilation.

If you're in the Tennessee area get down to The Revelry on the 25th March for the album release party. With plenty of live performers as well as some special guests its sure to be a great night.
Peep the flyer below:




Sunday, 11 March 2018

NewStart TalkShow interview - OneMike talks about being misunderstood

Watch this revealing interview with T.E.S.T. Squad and Black Hoody Enterprize founder 
OneMike on the NewStart TalkShow.
Mike speaks on how he is often misunderstood, how he got the hook up on thisis50, and what annoys him about the current rap game.

The NewStart TalkShow is a relatively new show that really gets its interviewees to open up and be honest while dropping jewels for aspiring artists on the come up.

Interviewer King D Son says "I was tired of my old lifestyle and felt like I needed a NewStart That's when i decided to create the TalkShow, giving people the opportunity to tell their story because maybe they also thought about changing their lives. Welcome to NewStart TalkShow. Where we turn our past into Success."

Check out the OneMike interview below and subscribe to the NewStart TalkShow YouTube channel HERE


Darius Southerland, better known as King D Son, is an independent song writer and records his own music. His music is based on life and issues that he would face before and after the 2004 death of his older brother. Darius's motivation for music was from the feedback that he received from producing music for listeners from the trenches of everyday life and reality. 

He also managed and decided to successfully write and produce an independent motion film about the struggles throughout his life for the people that can actually relate or have experienced similar lifestyle.



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