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Monday, May 30, 2011

The Werdsman featuring at the Nuyorican (Verses! The Show Must Go On) Ma...

Suli Breaks- The Black Man Syndrome

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Doc Sinn and The Princess of Poetry

Doc Sinn chops it up with The Princess of Poetry at the "Behind the Mic" event in GSO.

Remembering Will "Da Real One" Bell Lost But Never Forgotten

**Will "Da Real One" Bell was killed violently early Sunday morning outside his cafe in Miami. Get to know him, get to know his work so that his legacy can continue on in us and our children.**

WHO IS DA~REALONE? Will Bell, "Da~RealOne," while growing up in the Liberty City projects of Miami. It wasn't unusual for him to be suddenly awakened on school mornings by the sounds of Marvin Gaye singing "Sexual Healing" on the household stereo and the loud laughter of a house full of people engrossed in card games. The separation of his parents, the need to belong, and the lack of positive neighborhood surroundings are just some of the adversities that allowed him to make the amazing transition from troubled youth to a five time nationally televised spoken word artist. Early on he wrote and recited for only friends until a close friend read a powerfully poignant piece he had written called "Still Swinging." So moved by this piece, he was asked if he realized that people were gracing stages all over the country with poetry like this. His answer was, "No." He was immediately introduced to another poet who took him to his first spoken word venue where his words blazed the stage and without even knowing what it was, he had entered a "Lip, Tongue, and Ear" Poetry Slam and walked away with first place!

Goodbye to a voice of a generation and beyond, Gil Scott-Heron

Gil Scott- Heron's "Reflection's Cover"

One of the most important progenitors of rap music,
 Gil Scott-Heron's aggressive, no-nonsense street poetry inspired a legion of intelligent rappers while his engaging songwriting skills placed him square in the R&B charts later in his career, backed by increasingly contemporary production courtesy of Malcolm Cecil and Nile Rodgers(of Chic). Born in Chicago but transplanted to Tennessee for his early years, Scott-Heron spent most of his high-school years in the Bronx, where he learned firsthand many of the experiences that later made up his songwriting material. He had begun writing before reaching his teenage years, however, and completed his first volume of poetry at the age of 13. Though he attended college in Pennsylvania, he dropped out after one year to concentrate on his writing career and earned plaudits for his novel, The Vulture. Encouraged at the end of 

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Rapsody - Hella High (Prod By 9th Wonder)

Submit Your Poetry For Consideration in Saul Williams new project!!

Taken from his blog, you can find the original article here 
Dear Friends,
I’m pleased to announce that I will be editing an anthology of fresh voices in poetry that will be published by MTV Books. Although I am classifying this book as an anthology it may, technically, be more accurate to label it as a literary (re)mixtape where I will be playing the role of DJ- cutting and splicing your submissions to create a larger cohesive poem that reads as a singular epic. Get it? We will be collaborating, in a sense, writing a poem together- all of our voices intertwined… in your words, not mine.
Here’s what you do:
* write a poem on any topic you choose (2 page max).
* submit it by sending it to by no later than June 15th.
* I, along with the help of editors Aja Monet and Dufflyn Lammers, will choose 100 poems. If your poem is selected you will need to sign and return a permission form that will allow us to print your poem and to splice it into the re-mix.
* While there is no pay, all authors will be credited in the book and will receive a free copy upon release.
* Please also include mailing address, email address, phone number, and indicate which is the best way to reach you, as well as a very brief one paragraph bio.
If this idea appeals to you then I would like to offer an open invitation for you to submit one poem and add your voice to the chorus.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Trey Songz - Love Faces Christian Remix

Rachel Walker- Greetings From Morocco

Greetings From Morocco & Beirut!
Rachel Embarks On Her 3rd International Tour!
Sister Sledge performs in partnership with 
Earth Wind & Fire Experience feat. Al McKay at
Festival Mawazine - 'Rhythms of the World' in Rabat, Morocco
Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The performance roster also includes:

Femi Kuti (Nigeria - Friday, May 20)  
Kanye West (USA - Saturday, May 21)
Julian Marley (Jamaica - Saturday, May 21)
Sugababes (UK - Sunday, May 22)
Yusuf Islam (formerly known as Cat Stevens/ UK - Monday, May 23) 
Quincy Jones (USA - Wednesday, May 25)
Joe Cocker (UK - Thursday, May 26)
Lionel Richie (USA - Friday, May 27)
Shakira (Columbia - Saturday, May 28) 
New Single Preview! Introducing "So Lovely"...
Rachel shares a glimpse into her new EP project (untitled), with the introduction of the single "So Lovely". This rhythmic mid-tempo composition takes you on a journey of a whimsical loveexperience. A love that can be described in so many ways and yet, can ONLY be summarized in 2 words. 

Listen to a sample of So Lovely  HERE.  
I want to hear from you. Feel free to leave a comment on my Music page or Blog page. 

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Gabbie McGee - Wednesday WindDown - Atlanta

This is why I love Gabbie McGee. Truly a beautiful woman inside and out. The Wednesday WindDown audience was so moved by her that they didn't want her to leave the stage. Incredible.

Today's Black Woman She Seven pt1

Hosted by Dj Dean, Today's Black Woman Part 1 focuses on She Seven (Shelly Bell)

Friday, May 20, 2011

Monday, May 16, 2011

White House Poetry Event 2011

Video put together by Common documenting his White House Poetry Event Experience.

Philasifer's "A Proper Introduction" Who said Hip Hop is dead?

Philasifer's (JMD Records/In-Groove/Universal Music Group) “A Proper Introduction” is just that! A properly laid down album, that keeps your head

Jeremy Thornton - Your Eyes LIVE

Jeremy Thornton performs Your Eyes at the Double Door in Chicago...

Sunday, May 15, 2011

"Girl: The Film" (Volume I) - A Message from Ardija Red-Cloud

Brand new "indie" film by NY based and internationally known artist Tantra Zawadi. Girl: The Film is based on Tantra Zawadi's "Girl, A Choreospective" poem.


Talaam Acey's OPTIX (Live from Vienna and more)

Snippets of tracks from Taalam Acey's OPTIX (Live From Vienne and More)

Saturday, May 14, 2011


INTELLIGENT MUZIK presents "ILLUMINATI." Wise Intelligent's latest video from the critically acclaimed "THE UNCONKABLE DJEZUZ DJONEZ" album - AVAILABLE NOW!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Doc Verbz Last Dayz ft Big Uno (

Check out the new single from Doc Verbz feat Big Uno "Last Dayz."  Keep a lookout for "Black Men Can't Swin" coming soon. 

Groove Theory - Keep Tryin' ft. Sky Larrieux

Amel Larrieux - For Real

Groove Theory - TELL ME (Album Version)

This is that real feel good music right here. Love it!

Amel Larrieux - Get Up

This song should be on every women's iPod. Just reminder, dont let anything keep you down.

Amel Larrieux- Weary

This is one of my favorite songs from Amel Larrieux because it tells the story of so many women. She is so beautiful and classy!

Lauryn Hill - Ex-Factor

Lauryn Hill - Doo Wop

The fabulous Lauryn Hill...

Nas Feat. Lauryn Hill - If I Ruled The World (Imagine That)

Has to put this in! Taking it back a little bit tonight!

Nas Feat. Lauryn Hill - If I Ruled The World (Imagine That)

Has to put this in! Taking it back a little bit tonight!

Gil Scott-Heron Ft Nas / New York is Killing Me

Taking it back just a little bit, Happy Friday folks!


This is a hot track from Jamiacan native Wiley!

Hip Hop Quotables - Athletic Mic League

This definitly isnt new but Im feeling like a throwback. The crew was one of the best...

Nikki Grier Performs "I Need Some Help" Live at Little Temple

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Hey DJ [OFFICIAL VIDEO] - Calibe ft. Damion Daniel

Hott new song rom Calibe ft. Damion Daniel!!! Shout out to for putting me on to this. Also Check out my girl Michelle "HundredProof" Francis sitting on the right of Calibe looking sooo divalicous (yeah i said it!) Go head girl!!

Love Life & Pain Presents Go Hard or Go Home DOWNLOAD NOW


Champ - Go Hard or Go Home Intro 02:15
Breeze Ilifethis Tha Poet - We Are P.O.E.T.S 04:26
Lyrical Toye - Field Nigga 03:40
Brandon Amayzn Nelson - *Problems 03:17
Ms Ness - Bittersweet 03:22
Writer Jones - Artistic Intelligence 03:10
Champ The Poet - American Hustla ( DEA) 04:06
Melanie YeYo Carter - Flights of Sensual Fancy 03:25
Dre Won'duh Jones - Isley Magic 02:07
Soultre - Unforgettable Encounter 03:14
Lyrical Toye & Champ The Poet - In The Rain 05:09
Roscoe Burnems - Who You Are 03:16
Manouchka Cherfrere - Consistency 03:04
Poetic7 - KIM 03:47
BlakGhost - Mass Effect 03:47
Charlotte Poetryizme Langston-Lewis - Heart's Response 02:08
ThePureBlackPoet - Dark & Lovely 01:25
ThePureBlackPoet - Poor Young Girl 01:22