July 28, 2011

Bronx College Park Community Garden Designated Site For Inaugural Launch Of “Domo Arigato: Japan Appreciation Festival” 2011

Bronx, N.Y. Monday (August 1st, 2011) For many, the borough of the Bronx is recognized as the birthplace of Hiphop as well as the home of the incomparable World Champion New York Yankees. After Saturday August 6th, 2011 you may add proactive supporter of Japan’s ongoing rebuilding effort to the list as College Park Community Garden presents, “Domo Arigato: Japan Appreciation Festival 2011”. A family friendly day featuring dynamic live performances, independent vendors, food and drink with all donations going to the Japan Society.

An eclectic ensemble of New York artists ventured to Tokyo, Japan on a mini tour in November of 2010. An almost surreal experience marked by unforgettable shows, remarkable studio sessions and late night communal dinners; the group was warmly embraced by its new international family, building bonds that will surely last forever. Four short months later, the strongest earthquake in Japanese history hits leaving a catastrophic toll of devastation in its wake. The forthcoming festival commemorates the aforementioned journey. It represents a consciously organized project to help a new family acquired, heal and reconstruct.

“Domo Arigato” will be hosted by the always jovial and witty, TastyKeish of Rise up Radio on WBAI 99.5 FM. A healthy list of both American and Japanese performers (GAIYA of Block 3, Addiction, MeccaGodZilla, MioSOUL, & Raye6 to name a few) headline the afternoon’s event, accompanied by live art from Ignite Designs & John Smalls. This festival affords the possibility of aid to a people in dire need while introducing an energy of positivity to a neighborhood that also requires a ray of light shone upon it. Sponsors like 808 Shirts based in Tampa, FL by contributing limited edition garments, prove the ability to unify for a cause without major corporate sponsorship. When there is a need, the people will assemble and meet that need.

The inaugural festival takes off promptly at 2PM on Saturday, August 6th, (*rain date Sunday, August 7th,) with live performances beginning at 4PM. The festival concludes at 8PM. Admission is a $5.00 donation. Tickets can be ordered online prior to the day of the event. $10 silver donation and $20 gold donation tickets can also be purchased. Silver and gold ticket bearers receive special limited edition items on the day of the concert when they arrive. (*ONLY 25 Gold donation tickets AVAILABLE.)

College Park Community Garden is located at: 1420 College Ave btw 170st and 171st
Bronx, N.Y. 10457

For a full list of activities: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/1927837213/efblike

To donate directly to the Japan rebuilding effort visit http://www.japansociety.org/earthquake

July 27, 2011

Itbeslikethatsometimes by @MCElijahBlack

The story of MC Elijah Black during a Summer day in New York City. Follow Elijah as he goes throughout this day encountering love, fear, humor, and random situations which leave us saying, “It bes like that sometimes”.
Plain and simple, Elijah Black is a cool, honest, straight to the point emcee with the soul of a golden era veteran. His tone of delivery is one that most any person being introduced to new underground sounds can vibe with and appreciate. Not abrasive. Won't lull you to sleep.
"Itbeslikethatsometimes" has suitable guest appearances that fit snugly on the LP. An interesting and entertaining glimpse of what a day is like with MC Elijah Black.

Otis For @Daisha_Hunter

oh bother, how do I approach this
on some Louis Vuitton or some Coach shit
White Shadow, Dark Shadows Barnabus ghost ship
blood sucker stuck us with this blue ass hostess
no rest for the weary, clearly a hoes gift
sittin on the dock with ofays, sellin my closes
don't front we all seen the ships comin
only option was, to start runnin or start gunnin
but we ain't never bared arms
i'm told future holds, 40 acre shared farms
so do the right thing, if Jay can sell a pipe dream
well i could sell a pipe self es-steam
Mario Brothers, warp zone to a future fullah clones
wait, i ain't EVEN leave yet, I'mah SLAVE still at home

V-Nasty Responds To Using The N-Word & Haters!

Is this a glimpse of modern day minstrel dynamics?

July 26, 2011

Black Rob - Celebration

Taste Of The Town - 東京 Rewind : Lou Star

Taste Of The Town - 東京 Rewind : Lou Star from Only Water on Vimeo.

July 25, 2011

@WiseIntelligent says...F*CK Planking!!!!

F@*CK Planking! Let's start a new trend...READING!!! Take a pic of yourself reading a book and share it! FLOOD TWITTER AND FACEBOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

July 21, 2011

“Clear & Lucid & Natural & Simple.” The Summer's New Hit 'e-book'?

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Thursday (July 21st, 2011) - It’s summer time in the city of New York and while most every music artist is concerned with putting out a ‘hot’ single to compete with the season’s heat or ‘making some noise’ via an oh so cliche ‘buzz’, one in particular has decided to thread so far left, he’s ends up right. iAreConscious currently in the midst of an ‘indefinite musical hiatus’ is releasing a free e-book this week entitled, “Clear & Lucid & Natural & Simple.”.

With a forward written by Bay Area indie Hiphop vet Sum (The Milky Way band front man) that can be heard online from the e-book’s sign up page, (accompanied by an ever growing Facebook Face-pile) it’s apparent that while the content within may be concise and to the point, the method used to promote this work is a bit more elaborate. A little less Zen.

When asked how the idea came about to author this collection of original quotes iAreConscious states, “I was booked as a guest lecturer at NYU recently and realized I had no new product to share with the audience. I needed a calling card. I wanted to introduce them to something other than my music. People still read you know. Never-mind my mother’s been telling me to write a book for years. How could I not listen to my mom?”

“Clear & Lucid & Natural & Simple.” is both a literal and figurative journey of sorts for an artist that remains two steps a head of his audience and four to five steps ahead of his musical peers at all times. Perhaps his break from music with applied focus to writing and sharing ideas in this manner will enhance the power of his tunes whenever he decides to return to recording and performing them. Whatever the case may be, one can not deny the genius of this alternative summer campaign to create awareness. Everyone loves a good “quote”.

Sign up for your free copy of "Clear & Lucid & Natural & Simple." by clicking the following link: http://bit.ly/wePRmo-CLNS

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