November 30, 2009

Desperado Soul - Abstrak

Desperado Soul, long time supporter of the very successful 'A Monthly Bondfire' show at The Bowery Poetry Club in NYC gives us a taste of things to come on his yet untitled debut album. He says that most likely this track will not be on the project.

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November 23, 2009

11-24-09 Bondfire Welcomes Sleepwalkas And GNU to the Concert Series Stage!

Bondfire Welcomes Sleepwalkas And GNU to the Concert Series Stage!

Bondfire Mic Open with 15 Slots available broken up in sections of 5 spread out through the show!

SPECIAL MiC Open Guests:

Kalae All Day, emcee/vocalist (
Shavon Meyer, poet/author of "The Quiet Storm Vol.1 (
Kojo, vocalist (
Robert Gibbons, blues vocalist/ spoken word artist
Tzitzi Farmer, Poet

Special Guest Painter: Demostina

Be on time you to get your slot. No call ins, text ins, emails or tweets. That's just not fair...

If you miss this one. Well, just don't miss this...

As always A Month Bondfire is hosted by The Bronx Über Villain & co Host TastyKeish [WBAI 99.5FM] Rise Up Radio
DJ - DJ Boosh Wheelz! [Tah Phrum Duh Bush]

The Bowery is an All Ages Club.

$5 B4 10:30PM $10 After

308 Bowery btw Houston & Bleeker

November 18, 2009

Rakim talks about Dr Dre, Aftermath and why he left Rakim talks to Nick Huff for Hard Knock TV interview about his current relationship with Dr. Dre, why things didn't work out for him and Dre at Aftermath, why the album "Oh.... Rakim talks to Nick Huff for Hard Knock TV interview about his current relationship with Dr. Dre, why things didn't work out for him and Dre at Aftermath, why the album "Oh. My God" never came out and speaks on his new album "The Seventh Seal".

November 10, 2009

Bless Roxwell's "She's So Fresh II"

November 3, 2009

Jay Electronica - Exhibit C (Prod. Just Blaze)

Jay Electronica - Exhibit C (Prod. Just Blaze)


When I was sleeping on the train
Sleeping on Meserole Ave out in the rain
Without even a single slice of pizza to my name
Too proud to beg for change mastering the pain
When NY niggas was calling southern rappers lame
But then jackin our slang
I used to get dizzy spells, hear a little ring
The voice of a angel telling me my name
Telling me that one day imma be a great man
Transforming with the MegatronDon spittin out flames
Eatin wack rappers alive shittin out chains
I aint believe it then, nigga I was homeless
Fightin, shootin dice, smoking weed on the corners
Tryna find the meaning of life in a corona
Till the 5%ers rolled up on a nigga and informed him.

"You either build or destroy, where you come from?"
"The Magnolia projects in the 3rd ward slum"
"Hmm, its quite amazing that you rhyme how you do
And how you shine like you grew up in a shrine in Peru."

Question 14 Muslim lesson 2: Dip diver, civilize a 85er
I make the devil hit his knees and say the our father
Abracadabra! You rockin with the true and living
Shout out to Light Out, Joseph I, Chewy Bivens,
Shout out to Baltimore, Baton Rouge, my crew in Richmond
While yall debated whos the truth like Jews and Christians
I was in Cecil B, Broad St, Master, North Philly, South Philly, 23rd, Tasker
6 Mile, 7 Mile, Hartwell, Gratiot
Where niggas really would pack a uhaul truck up
Put the high beams on
Drive up on the curb at a barbeque and hop out the back like "whats up"
"Kill a nigga, rob a nigga, take a nigga, buss up"
Thats why when you talk that tough talk I never feel ya
You sound real good and you play the part well
But the energy you givin off is so unfamiliar
I dont feel ya.

Nas hit me up on the phone said "what you waitin on"
Tip hit me up on a twitt said "what you waitin on"
Diddy send a text every hour on the dot sayin "when you gon drop that verse nigga you takin long"
So now im back spittin that He could pass a polygraph
That Rev Run rockin Addidas out on Hollis Ave
That FOI, Marcus Garvey, Nikki Tesla
I shock you like a eel, electric feel, Jay Electra.

They call me Jay Electronica
Fuck that, call me Jay ElecHannukah
Jay ElecYarmulke
Jay ElecTramadaan Muhammad Asalaamica RasoulAllah Supana Watallah through your monitor
My uzi still weigh a ton, check the barometer
Im hotter then the mothafuckin sun, check the thermometer
Im bringing ancient mathematics back to modern man
My momma told me "never throw a stone and hide your hand"
I got a lot of family, you got a lot of fans
Thats why the people got my back like the Verizon man
I play the back and fade to black and then devise a plan
Out in London, smoking, vibin while I ride the tram.

Thai'Matic - Goin Down

They've spliced up a car commercial... Yeah, for serious jacking right here... Can we all agree, this is sampling on some next level...?

"DIRTY"--The Official ODB Biography Premiering in NYC 11/10

New York, NY -- On Tuesday, November 10th, ImageNation Cinema Foundation will present the New York Premiere of the Zu Films’ ‘Dirty’ One Word Can Change the World. Directed by Raison Allah, DIRTY is a personal tribute to one of the most enigmatic, controversial and tragic figures in Hip-Hop music history, Russell Jones, aka Ol’ Dirty Bastard or ODB. DIRTY features interviews with Ol’ Dirty Bastard (ODB), his family and friends, and other Wu-Tang Clan Members: RZA, GZA, Method Man, Ghostface Killa, Raekwon Da Chef, Inspectah Deck, U-God, Masta Killa, Cappadonna, ODB’s Brooklyn Zu, Sunz of Man, Kllarmy, the Black Knight and more of the 36 Chambers.

This special premiere will open with a live performance by ODB’s group Brooklyn Zu and will close with a panel discussion with director Raison Allah (ODB’s brother in spirit and cousin by blood), members of the Wu Tang Clan, Brooklyn Zu and Terrie Williams, author of Black Pain: It Just Looks like We Aren’t Hurting. Panelists will discuss ODB’s life, the genius of his work, and will touch on how the Black community handles mental health and substance abuse issues.

DIRTY is an in-depth documentary that traces ODB’s life from his childhood in Brooklyn to his eternal influence on music, time spent in prison and, finally, to his untimely death just two days before his 36th birthday. ODB one the founder members of Wu-Tang Clan, whose 1993 debut CD, 36 Chambers, received enormous critical praise and is now widely regarded as one of the best and most influential albums of any genre of that decade, as well as one of the best hip hop albums of all time. Perhaps the best-known member of the group, ODB was armed with a seemingly crazed, slurred, half-sung/half-rapped delivery.

About Zu Films

Stephon Turner (Raison Allah) formed ZuFilms to bring the story of Russell Tyrone Jones (aka Ol’ Dirty Bastard) to the world. As filmmaker Michael Moore braves the

controversial political landscape to ferret out truths, Allah takes his camera where no outsider has previously accessed. Currently, ZuFilms is developing a feature film based on its successful documentary, Dirty: one word can change the world. The company will also release three tribute albums, which will include performances by the next generation of the Wu Tang Clan. Also in development is a revolutionary Internet television network,, which will feature streaming live content. For more information, visit or

About ImageNation

ImageNation is presented by the ImageNation Cinema Foundation, a Harlem-based media arts organization, founded with the goal of establishing a chain of art-house cinemas, dedicated to progressive media by and about people of color. Through a variety of public exhibitions and programs, ImageNation fosters media equity, media literacy, solidarity, cross-cultural exchange and highlights the humanity of Pan-African people worldwide. Designated space by the City of New York, ImageNation will open its first movie theater, the ImageNation Sol Cinema (ISC), on 125th Street directly across from Harlem’s World Famous Apollo Theater. The ISC will be Harlem’s first and the nation’s only art house movie theater dedicated to Black and Latino independent films. For more information, please visit

Who: ImageNation Cinema Foundation
Raison Allah, Wu Tang Clan members, Brooklyn Zu and Terrie Williams
What: New York Premiere of DIRTY: the Official ODB Biography
When: 7pm, Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Where: The National Black Theatre, 2031 5th Avenue (125th & 126th Sts.)
How: Purchase online at or call 212-340-1874
How Much: $15 in advance / $20 at the door

November 2, 2009

Artist Of The Week – Guante

The Midwest is one of the country’s true hotbeds for hip-hop right now and Minnesota is the state that’s leading the way. After former Artist Of The Week Sketch Tha Cataclysm moved out there he immediately told me about Guante, a Minnesota-based emcee and poet who is originally from Wisconsin. I checked out some of Guante’s work and was really impressed. His most recent album is El Guante’s Haunted Studio Apartment, and he just finished up recording a collaboration with Big Cats! titled An Unwelcome Guest. He’s also working on a one-man spoken word theater show he hopes to debut in the spring, tentatively titled The Fist that Lives in Your Neck. Guante’s work qualifies as both unique and intense. A good example of this would be the way he describes An Unwelcome Guest, saying “it’s a concept album, a zombies-superhero-love-story-parable that deals with issues of displacement and violence as a tool for social change.” This week I caught up with Guante to find out more about his work, his causes, and why there’s a good chance he’s on a first name basis with his pizza delivery guy. Read more...

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