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To thine ownself be true- Hip-Hop fable

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This story was inspired by a tale by Aesop called the "astronomer". Once their was a young MC, who had won many battles in his city. This MC was able to copy and style and master it. He constantly listened to the music of his favorite rhymers and could out flow them on their tracks. One day this young MC was invited to a studio of a top producer to demonstrate his skills on the mic. This was the day that this young MC had been waiting for. He listened to his favorite artist all night preparing his rhymes for his session. When the artist entered the studio, he was immediately walked to the booth by this legendary producer. The beat was dropped and the MC was challenged to drop some rhymes freestyle. The Mc felt like he was up for the challenge. The beat dropped and the MC cut into like fire and his flow seemed to him to be perfect, but the producer stopped him and said the lyrics was hot but it sounded a lot like "Lil Sam" which just happen to be one this young

Gypsy festival

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Image via Wikipedia Gypsy festival/ Local talent share their skills/ A beautiful site/ I was invited down to Cincy to take part in the Gypsy festival. It was a beautiful event, and  I will be at the next event. For those that don't know the Gypsy lounge has a spot in cincy and columbus ohio . They invited local talent from all over the state to share what they do. The poets, Hip-Hop artist , R&B, Jazz,Rock, and etc.. I want to first send out shouts to Gypsy lounge for putting on the event (especially Abdi and Zee). Then I need to send out some shots for Rasul the Knowbody that helped get me there. KnowVernacular slam team put it down sharing there soul with some powerful pieces (coach Jugh Jeffner, Lotus Blossom, and Kari) giving out a mix of soul and truth. There was a Rock band that laid down some hot shit, known Grey Leaves. Unfortunately my phone died on the way down so I didn't get no pics, but I want to send props out to ShyRony (to check out some of their musi

Local music: J. Rawls :: Alive! - Columbus, Ohio - Nightlife, Arts, Entertainment and Dining Guide

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Image via Wikipedia Local artist update. here is an article about J.Rawls , as far as I am concerned he is a legend in Hip-Hop especially for the underground true hip-Hop scene her in the Mid-west. Every where i go and hook up with Hip-Hop heads and they find out that i live in columbus Ohio , they ask if I know J.Rawls. so here is a short article about this man, and I encourage you to get his album you won't be disappointed. Local music: J. Rawls :: Alive! - Columbus, Ohio - Nightlife, Arts, Entertainment and Dining Guide

Jasiri X - Ascension

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Here is another of my talented brother. I know you thinking that i have a big and talented family, i guess i was just lucky at birth. so Check out brother Jasiri X:
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Image via Wikipedia Here another mix from a DJ on the Journey. Listen and surf the internet. ....HOT.... For those writers on the journey if you have some writers block Tune in to  Djdaleford Chadbourne.  I will be posting stuff from him as he sends it out from the lab:   Encantado 9 - DJ daleford chad by DJ daleford chad  

Living for the Moment

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Keeping up0 with my fam...here is a video from the MidWest spider..my Bta Demari. help get his clicks up... Nuf said

New economy

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Image by Office of Governor Patrick via Flickr New economy/ forces us to change or die/ which choice will you make?/  There are certain things that we have to learn to survive in this new economy . First we have to realize that this is a new economy, and we will  never be going back to the old way. So if you are waiting for a job to be created in the way it has been for the last 80 years, my friend it is not going to happen. So here is a list of things that will help you in this new economy: 1. stop talking hustle, and get one. 2. best way to get and keep a job is to create one 3. join or build a tribe 4. learn to use Internet for more than fb, and tweeting 5. create something that you can sale over Internet. 6. find ways to help others that are trying to help themselves 7. work on developing multiple streams of income. 8. look for opportunities on the Internet, not your next date 9. be on cutting edge in your field 10. stop looking for security in a job, and find it in yourself

New Age guerilla tribute to Jimon Jones part II

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Image via Wikipedia Guerrilla in midst/ Using Hip-Hop as weapon/ Waking consciousness/ I must admit that I didn't understand Jimon 's concept of revolution or what he called "guerrilla grime lyph" until I picked up a book called "Guerrilla warfare" by  Che Guevara . In this book the world famous revolutionary Che' who came to fame as a major player in the  Cuban revolution , described the concept of true guerrilla warfare. He states that the guerrilla fighter is a "social reformer, that takes up arms responding to the angry protest of the people against their oppressors, and that he fights in order to change the social system that keeps all his unarmed brothers in ignominy, and misery. He launches himself against the conditions of the reining institutions at a particular moment and dedicates himself with all the vigor that circumstances permit, to braking the mold of these institutions." Guerrilla Grime Lyph for Jimon and the young me

New Age guerilla tribute to Jimon Jones Part I

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Image via Wikipedia Guerrilla in midst/ Using Hip-Hop as weapon/ Waking consciousness/ I woke up today with several things on my mind but one of my ancestors was calling out to me. I have for years been involved in my community as a NationBuilder, and one of the task that I took upon myself was raising boys into men. For years my house was full of young men and their friends. This brought me great joy and great pain. I have lost count of how many young warriors have passed through my house (known by many as the Gye- Nyame house). I have been blessed with the fact that many of these young people developed a love for me and affectionately called me dad or big bra. Back to the reason I'm writing this piece I woke up with one of the Young men who was in the Gye-Nyame house on my mind heavy. His name was Jimon Jones. He lived next door from me and eventually ended up staying at Gye-Nyame house. Unfortunately he was murdered in the short north. When he died I wrote an article abo

shouts out to the Midwest Spider

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 power is making/ your dreams breath and walk for real/ through life obstacles/ This a new part of the Journey I will begin sending shouts out to local artist, and entrepreneurs that are on the Journey. It is important that we support these folks, because they are out there grinding trying to get there name out there. So feel free to hit me up with suggestions for yourself as well of friends that out there "doin it". You have to have respect for those people that are out there making their dreams real. whether they are grinding out of their trunk, or selling their products at beauty salons or barber shops. When we support them we are really supporting ourselves. Each time we purchase a book, cd, ticket, or piece of heart we promote the culture of entrepreneurship. We keep the flame burning in them as well as ourselves.  although i hve put some artist on the Journey i have never really introduced them to you so I have one of my favorite Hip-Hop artist send me his Bio and a