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Saturday, April 30, 2011

Blessing - Whole World in His Hands (Rmx)

Lovely video here with a great message!!!

Harold Green-New Version

New Video from Harold Green who always comes with some different.

Shortwave by Nobody Gets Killed (Video)

Meet one the best up and coming bands out there! Nobody Gets Killed!!!

Friday, April 29, 2011

The Spot Welcomes Julie Dexter tonight at 10 pm est.

Meet Julie Dexter, a world renowned, award winning, British vocalist considered by many to be one of the most influential female vocalists of our generation. Having shared the spotlight with a host of cutting-edge artists, including Mint Condition, Jill Scott, Bilal, Omar, Loose Ends, Rachelle Ferrell, Ledisi, Eric Roberson and Raheem DeVaughn to name a few, Julie not only holds up her own with them but has been praised and respected by them too.

Born and raised in Birmingham, England, this classically trained artist composes and arranges her own music. Influenced by legends such as Nancy Wilson, Abbey Lincoln, and Bob Marley, as well as popular icons Omar and Sade, Julie takes classic soul to the heart of Artistry.

Fans and critics across the globe have followed her journey through the circles of Jazz, Broken-Beat, Bossa-Nova, Reggae, Afro-Beat and Soul. Her dynamic voice was first heard in 1994 on "The Jamaican Beat" Vol 1 with Jazz Jamaica then later in 1997 on Dune Records' release of J-Life, a European Jazz quintet formed by Gary Crosby and led by Jason Yarde. She later toured several continents with Jazz legend Courtney Pine as the lead vocalist for his ensemble.

It was in 1999 that Julie took a leap of faith and moved to Atlanta, Georgia where she now resides. She launched her own label, Ketch A Vibe Records and in 2000 released the critically acclaimed EP Peace of Mind, followed by Dexterity (2002) , and Conscious (2005). Moon Bossa, a collaboration with Khari Simmons was released in 2007 and her single "Ketch A Vibe" was featured in national radio ads for Democratic Presidential Candidate Senator Barack Obama.

From Jazz to World Music, Soul and beyond, Julie Dexter is one of an elite few whose talent can transcend genres. She makes it all work on her own terms, as an audaciously independent artist with an undeniable connection to her audience.

Her latest anticipated project with Chicago's own Producer/DJ Steve "Miggedy" Maestro entitled 'New Again" is due for release April 26th 2011. Don’t miss the experience of Julie Dexter. Be a part of a tradition of great music. In the words of her smash single 'Ketch A Vibe', ‘Don’t let it pass you by...Ketch [Julie Dexter’s] Vibe’... 

Thursday, April 28, 2011

9th Wonder Presents TP Is My Hero Mixtape

New Mixtape from TP- "TP Is My Hero" Presented by 9th Wonder (JAMLA/IWWMG). 

This is what I love to hear. Creative, Inspiring music that you can't help but bob ya head to. Features from Thee Tom Hardy, Skyzoo, Heather Victoria, Phonte', Rapsody and Actual Proof. Trust and believe that you can not go wrong downloading this mixtape. 

Shout out to El Amir Bay for the link up on this one!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Floyd Boykin Jr. - "Open Letter To My Son" featuring Tracy Mitchell

Love this video and song. What a beautiful tribute from a father to son!! Check out Floyd Boykin, Founder of Spoken Vizions Magazine.

Julie Dexter performing jazz classic 'Afro Blue' @ 1st Hit Listening Lou...

Julie Dexter performing the jazz classic 'Afro Blue' @ 1st Hit Listening Lounge at Moods Music (Atlanta, GA). Hosted by Music ADDIKTS ( and Jodine's Cornder (

Monday, April 25, 2011

Sincerely Yours "It's All Good" NEW! 2011! HD

Sincerely Yours "It's All Good" Produced by Slot-A. Goood music, Check it out!!

Taylor Mallory - Sunni's Outside (Official Music Video)

I love this video!!! It's creative, it makes you feel good and what a beautifully natural lady! Great job!

IMANITruth- Fit for a QUEEN

Check out IMANITruth's "Fit For A Queen", her newest Spoken Word Track. 04 Fit for a QUEEN by IMANITruth

Suli Breaks- Caged Bird:Part 1 (Official Spoken Word Video)

Check out the official video for the UK's Suli Breaks "Caged Bird: Part 1". Suli Breaks skillfully tells this story and the video is wonderfully done.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Ntjam Rosie - In Need Live @ Mau Mau Bar for Jazz London UK

Live April 7 2011 @ Mau Mau Bar for Jazz

Keys. Alexander van Popta

Guitar. Miles James
Bass. Alex Bonfanti
Drums. Nathan Allen

Saul Williams - "Volcanic Sunlight" Part 1-4 Album Release May 2nd

Check out these 4 video's shedding some light on the highly anticipated new album from Saul Williams.

End The Violence verse slot

As part of the ETV Campaign we want as many rappers / mcs / singers / poets to express their support through song. Ultimately we would like as many contributions to this track as possible. If you are interested please record your verse at 98bpm and send it to Thank you You can find the artist behind this and the ETV campaign on Twitter @Artcha End The Violence verse slot by Artcha

The Rapper Of Seville (Draft)

The Rapper Of Seville (Draft) by PHILASIFER

10 Free Mixtapes You Should Cop Now #2nd Edition

Friday, April 22, 2011

ECHO - "ROCK LIKE THIS!!" music video

Echo's "Rock Like This" Video from his Repetition of Sound Project

Fast Forward by UZOY

Single off of Uzoy's The [Def]inition

Fonzworth Bentley "Believe It" feat. Faith Evans

I didn't know that Fonzworth was an artist. However, this is a nice track.

Mikkey Halsted - Exorcist (Prod. by No I.D.)

New from Chicago's Mikkey Halsted... Directors: Noyz of Da Visionaryz & Brandon "N2ition" Riley

New Brian McKnight "Fall 5.0"

New track from Brian McKnight...

Ebonee' Said- Spoon full of Sugah

Lyricist EboneƩ Promoting her FIRST Ep : " coldCARE: the silverspoon" which is to release May 2011 it's executive produced by theSEVENth.

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15 yr old Seath Jackson murdered. 6 people arrested.

Seath Jackson

Six people were arrested this week and accused of luring 15-year-old Seath Jackson to a Florida home, shooting him several times, burning his body in a fire pit and putting the remains into paint cans.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

The Spot Welcomes Carlitta Durand 4/21 at 10 pm est

Carlitta Durand, born November 19, 1984 in Minneapolis, MN into a multi-racial family, has always been destined for diversity and change. Introduced to music at a very young age, in her mother’s belly, Carlitta has always had a deep love for music. Prince’s Purple Rain is one of Carlitta’s first memories of music, falling in love with every piano riff, percussion beat, and Prince’s indescribable talent and voice. Carlitta started singing in pre-school, her teacher would catch her all by herself singing opera, she caught on very quick to any type of music. Having been influenced by the greats, Chaka khan, Marvin Gaye, Tina Turner, TLC, SWV, The Gap band, Earth wind and fire, missy eliot, de la soul, tribe called quest, Carlitta has incorporated hip hop, funk, soul and r&b in her music. Carlitta remembers singing all the words to Keith Sweat’s “I want her”. “Music has always been my own little getaway”, Carlitta never thought music would take her this far, and “it’s just something I love to do”. Carlitta moved to North Carolina at the age of 14, her family: her mother, brother, father and sister, made up the choir at the church they attended. Never once did she think she’ll have the opportunities that she’s had in the past couple years of her life. Carlitta attends North Carolina Central University, the university that changed her life. She’s been able to network at NCCU and have the wonderful opportunity of working with international recording artists Little Brother. Also working with the Grammy award winning 9th Wonder has had an impact on Carlitta’s life in such a great way, she’s been able to work with artists she’s never imagined working with. Carlitta intends to continue to make music and inspire people all over the world with every experience she goes through that turn into self-written songs. Carlitta writes all her own songs, her timeless jazzy, smooth vocals, will soon be heard worldwide. - Carlitta Durands Myspace

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Rachel Walker sings Betty Wright's "Tonight is the Night"

The fabulous Rachel Walker singing Betty Wright's "Tonight is the Night"


"Our Visions" Episode 2 on SpokenVizions TV -Interview with Joel P.E. King

This is SpokenVizions second installment of "Our Visions". The purpose of this show is to introduce you to, or to re-acquaint you incredible artists around the country. We interest artists of substance, with the intent to inspire you to more further with your own personal and professional goals.

Also, subscribe to SpokenVizions Magazine at our web site

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

"The Million Man March - The Untold Story"

A behind the scenes look at the making of the Million Man March. See clips from the late Dr. Dorothy Height, former mayor Marion Barry, Prof. Kelsey Collie of Howard University, Chuck D of Public Enemy, Sis. Ava, former Supreme Captain of the Nation of Islam, Bro. Sharrieff Muhammad and others.

PHILASIFER Video Blog Ep1 - Making The Band

The first of Philasifer's video blogs and he begins the process of putting together a band for touring. Thanks also for the shout out on the video!! It's all love over here!

Also click here for Philasifer's "Grown Man" Mixtape. 

Monday, April 18, 2011

One Step Closer - Jocelyn Ellis (Produced by Benie Beatz)

New video from Durham, NC native Jocelyn Ellis. This singer, songwriter, and producer is a creative powerhouse! If you need affrimation on that, check out the new video for "One Step Closer."

Julie Dexter- Ketcha a Vibe

Wanted to share this song from Julie Dexter, one of my favorite vocalitsts. She is truly magnificent!!!

New Track from Tshombe Sekou "Dawn of the Son"

Tshombe Sekou has released the debut track from his heavily anticipated "Home" project. Fusing the exhilirating Jazz with profound and inspiring Spoken Word,  Tshombe continues to educate the masses.

Feel free to indulge in these other free downloads from Tshombe Sekou and Freedom Verse Cafe...

Thea Monyee' - Butterfly (Live Performance)

Awesome performance from Thea Monyee'.

Falling In Love With Rachel Walker! Interview with Freedom's INK

Recently, I was given the privilege of speaking with Rachel Walker regarding her career. This New York native is an explosive talent who gave us her heart in each and every track within the album "Walk With Me" in 2009. There is a lot of buzz circulating about her upcoming project and Freedom's INK couldn't wait to get a glimpse into what this exotic soulful songstress has in store for us. 

Sunday, April 17, 2011

**Free Download** Ashlee Bankz- "Everybody Hates Bankz"

Tha IntaVention/Get$Girls rep Ashlee Bankz returns with her sophomore release Everybody Hates BANKZ which contains 10 all new tracks with features from Tha IntaVention's A-Way, Aramis and Bert Kenerson amongst others.

For more on Ashlee Bankz click here

Him, Her, and Past Pain - ft. Taalam Acey - A Time Lapse Painting by @Ca...


This is another of the inspiring works from CandyAcidReign. 
 CandyAcidReign (Ladessa Sullivan) is a completely self taught, professional Poet, Painter, Fine Graphic Artist, Freelance Web Designer, 
 Guitarist, Singer, Songwriter, Producer who takes us to 
another place visually and spritually with every word, image and painting. 

Listen to snippets from Julie Dexter's new album NEW AGAIN out April 26th...

Listen to snippets from Julie Dexter's new album New Again 

out on itunes and amazon on April 26th

Pre-order your signed advanced copy from

All tracks written & produced by Julie Dexter & Steve Miggedy 


Pics by Earnest Collins, Make-Up by jessicatheARTIST

J. Ivy "Everything" ft. Chris Rob

J. Ivy performing "Everything" live with Chris Rob. This is track is also on the Here I Am album.

Sit back and enjoy!

C.E.l. -Your Love Is My Drug (live in studio)

This is why Freedom's INK loves C.E.L. she is a brilliant artist with the ability to capture a song and make it her own.

Here she puts her own Detroit style into Ke$ha's "Your Love Is My Drug"!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Phillip Morris - The Same Ones and Zeroes

Dope new video from Chicago artist Phillip Morris.

Trevante - "Be My Girl"

Check out this video from 17 yr old Trevante. This Houston native, who now resides in Atlanta is doing big things. Love the vibe of this video. It will also premiered on 106 & Park as the "New Joint of the Day" on April 13th!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


Check out the trailer for the upcoming video from Spoken Word artist Suli Breaks.

Joy Dennis - He Awaits & Electric Chair [Official Extended Music Videos]

I am so proud to give to you the brand new video from one of The Spot's favorite artists Joy Dennis

And if you missed her on The Spot CLICK HERE to listen to the archive!!

ECHO's Repetition Of Sound Project

The newest project from L.A. based Emcee ECHO

Check out his newest video for "Rock Like This"!

Monday, April 11, 2011

**Free Download** Flying Without Wingz "Junk Food Kids EP"

Flying Without Wingz stay on that creative grind! Check out the Junk Food Kids Ep.  #Activate!

The Junk Food Kids is a trio made up of vocalists VC (Vernon) and Irawniq (Carissa) of Flying Without Wingz and producer Slade Templeton of Defunct!.  The Junk Food Kids is also a Zombie infested animation currently in production that features various artists from the Electric Hype Records ( roster and other actors along with VC [Lil Junkie], Irawniq [Riss], and Slade [Slade] as the lead 3 rolls of the series.   For more information about The Junk Food Kids cartoon, please visit ... for more music and stuff straight from The Junk Food Kids visit

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Aloe Blacc - Loving You Is Killing Me (official video)

Ok, obviously I have been sleepin' on this artist!!! The is his newest video. Very fun! The kid is too cute. It will defiitly put a smile on your face.

Aloe Blacc - I Need A Dollar - Official Video HQ

This came out last year, but it's new to me. Shout out to CandyAcidReign for putting me on to this.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

**Free Download** Mateo "Love & Stadiums" The Mixtape

I came across this mixtape today by Mateo and I can't stop listening to it! Talk about amazing productions, fresh lyrics and vocals and inspiring takes on well known beats. Do yourself a favor and check this out. 

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Legend Haz It "The Music" Ep comes through with a truly fresh sound. Check it out!

Wanted to share this Ep I found today! Legend Haz It "The Music" is a breath of fresh air. Check the truly inspiring instrumentation on the tracks combined with real lyricism! You will love this!

Click on the cd cover to listen

The Spot Welcomes Flying Without Wingz April 7th at 10 pm

Hailing from Grand Rapids, Michigan, VC and iRAWniQ have no problem standing out. Their trendy attire is sure to make heads turn, however, true colors really begin to gleam once you hear them. Fusing elements of hip hop, rock, and electronica, Flying Without Wingz truly beholds an incredible, fun, original sound. 

Known for an incredibly energetic live show, FW² have shared the stage with 88 Keys, Kidz In The Hall, Donnis, Izza Kizza, Slum Village, Flynn Adams, Juiceboxx, Super Dre, Jon Connor, Liquid Stranger, Defunct!, Jacbot, SouthPaw, and many others while playing countless shows throughout the Midwest. Their highly anticipated EP, "Welcome To The Playground" dropped in 170+ online stores on December 31st 2010 and is already making noise internationally on Beatport. Their new EP Neon Midnight" charted on beatport and is available on Itunes.

Mara Hruby - Stereolab(Lose Myself) Official Music Video

Love this song and video! Dedicated to all the women that have enough drive to achieve their goals and dreams! You know then that this is right up my alley, i'm all about the positivity.

This is Mara Hruby's second official music video release for "Lose Myself" off her "From Her Eyes" EP.

Shot and Directed by Jesse Boykins III.


Hands On: Blueprint - Adventures In Counter-Culture Vinyl

A hands on look at the new Blueprint album on vinyl "Adventures in Counter- Culter" Availble at Fifth Element, iTunes and Amazon. You can find Blueprint on Facebook and Twitter.

Pete Rock & Smif N Wessun 'Monumental' out June 28th

Lenny Kravitz - Super Love (Work In Progress)

A very intimate look. In the studio creating the song "Super Love" from the forthcoming 2011 album "Black And White America."

Charles Bradley (feat. Menahan Street Band) on Last Call w/Carson Daly

Check out Charles Bradley on the Carson Daly show. I love this man's story and drive.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Jesse Boykins III x Diesel | "B4 The Night Is Thru" Teaser Tuesday Concert Series

Jesse Boykin III performs "B4 The Night Is Thru" LIVE with his band The Beauty Created inside the Diesel store on 5th ave and 54th street kicking off their Teaser Tuesday Concert Series. This guy gets plenty of love over here at Freedom's INK. Make sure you check him out.

Sunday, April 3, 2011