“Tupac Problems” by Maino aka the King of Brooklyn

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Maino dropped “Tupac Problems” directed by H.O.O.D. from his K.O.B. project which is available now! So many identified (and still do) with Tupac for his struggles, issues and strive to be human in a system set up with many potholes and cliffs where we have to DAILY chose good from bad. It seems more and more that the problems are becoming bigger and more frequent in these times. Maino is never short on sharing his feelings and emotions. He dedicated this song/video to the late Schriff “ST’ Williams who was murdered in East NY last Oct. To my understanding his murder is still unsolved even though there was surveillance video from the diner near by.
More and more NYC is tired of being “dead” to the music industry so it seems the radio and artists are standing up to take the airwaves back over. Maino had recently tweeted, “Leadership’s not about a title but about a way of doing things.”  The self-proclaimed ‘King of Brooklyn’ does run into the infamous haters and people who beg to differ but @Chase_Luchianosaid, “The only ppl who have a problem with Maino saying he the King of Brooklyn is ppl who ain’t even from Brooklyn.” 
 
In the video Maino wears the infamous straight jacket that Pac wore on the VIBE Mag cover I believe came out in 1994. I fell in love over time as he ‘stands for something’ which to me is somewhat rare these days, especially in the rap community.

On a side note: 
I am excited to hear what him and @JustinaMusic cooked up the other day in the studio!! 

Beauty, Magic & Mystery

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All that lives of legendary,
Beauty, magic, mystery,
Gentleness and purity,
Dwells in me.
I no mate, no kin, have known;
None may claim me as his own;
One is one, and all alone,
It must be.
Through their weariness and woe
Men have sometimes seen me go,
Felt a wind from Eden blow
Suddenly:
Though they hunt with spear and horn,
Knowing life cannot be borne
If they have no unicorn–
I am free.
Though they kill, and weep to see
Beauty’s symbol ended be–
One is one and lives in me
To eternity.
–Nicholas Stuart Gray
photo taken at BurningMan

[New Music] Black Rob ft. Tek & Sean Price “You Need That Real Ish”

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Produced by Easy Mo Bee the Harlemite Black Rob grabbed Tek of Smif n Wessun and Sean Price to bring back that OLE SKOOL feeling into this track.. a head boppin’ sound and something to bump anywhere!!
COME ON DJs PUT THAT IN THE MIX
“YOU NEED THAT REAL ISH”

“Fork in the Road” by Scram Jones

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Had the pleasure of running into another one of my favorites last night…
SCRAM JONES aka the “Triple Threat” was smoozing with fellow friends Kool Herc, Jus Blaze & Statik Selektah at one of the dopest hiphop spots in NYC. If you don’t know him yet then I have to ask, “Where have you been?” Reading his bio could be a start or you could just play this dope anitmated video of his latest release “Fork in the Road” directed by Konee Rok!

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HIPSTEPPIN INTO THE FUTURE

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Ignacio Soltero is a Brooklyn based, born and raised, photographer. He always had an interest in photography since learning of the process at eleven years old at day camp. Two years later, he learned how to operate a manual film camera and develop B&W film in a dark room in Junior HS. At that time, he mostly photographed school events, skateboarding & his bmx biking friends on the weekends. The passion for photography was short lived due to the lack of funds to buy a camera. A few years later, his interest in photography got sparked again while studying Advertising Design in college. He then began to document his mountain bike adventures throughout Brooklyn. With those photos, he then formed a website with friends documenting other mountain bikers in NYC. Since then, he has used his skills from shooting action sports photography and applied them to shooting DJs, dancers and other events. hipstepp3 hipstepp4 hipstepp5 hipstepp6 hipstepp7 hipstepp8 hipstepp9

 

Cassow wants to get wealthy, do you?

Based out of Portland, Oregon this young hustler who released Cold Winter as well as 3 other mixtapes has taken his savings and opened up a Chicken & Waffle spot with & for his family which I think is super dope! Cassow recently inspired by TRIBE GVNG’s  Let’s Get Wealthy ft. Su Bviley & Cvse, decided to do his own version and brought Felicia Taylor to sing the hook what was a missing element from the original song. I promise you will put it on replay…

Chill

The chill is there
filling the room
the corners or your smile begin to move
never in my life
did I think that
it would take so little to make me change
but it did
you did
in such a short time the tides have changed
something new
I’m focused now
the cold is turning to warmth and melting
every little piece
of what was hard
~Missy B

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PARTNERS IN GRIND

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Stack Or Starve Approved Owner & Founder Alongside SOS Partner
& CEO of Female Flow – Missy B!
It was good to be hostess to the Chi’s highest demanded man right now as we bbq’ed, handled BI, poured it out, ate it up, rooftop to clubs and back to the business… we GOT it IN!
The movements are undeniable and even though you might not “see” us, we are here and working hard not only supporting indie artists but building a brand.
#StackOrStarve
#FemaleFlow

The Attempt to Remember DJ Jam Master Jay

Came across a story by J.R. Gramble 
and thought I would share…
Get your thoughts and feedback
Hit me up on twitter
@missybnyc

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Being from Queens, growing up immersed in the infant stages of this explosive hip-hop culture, it was natural for me to write a piece celebrating the life of JMJ, the unlimited boundaries of his musical influence, and how his mere presence symbolized a brighter future for any young African-American kid with a dream and drive. Living in Queens gave you direct access to those larger than life stars plastered on the walls of my bedroom. You might see them at the barbershop with their Pathfinder parked outside. Or the fish spot posted up by their 5-series Beamer.

Run DMC was the first mega act I saw in concert at Brooklyn’s Beacon Theatre back in 1986. My aunt took me to a show featuring them, New Edition and Shannon. And thanks to dudes like JMJ, superstardom was a realistic aspiration in Jamaica, Queens. But love for him wasn’t just an around the way thing. Back in the 80s, for kids in places like McCook, Nebraska, Des Moines, Iowa and Jackson, Mississippi; guys like JMJ were superheroes, with images in magazines and on TV screens. His adoration nationwide was massive, but nothing like the love he gets back home.

Queens, NY is one of the original breeding grounds of hip-hop. Its infectious sound penetrates human souls and conquers barriers all over the world. Throughout its history, DJ’s and rappers from the Queens area range in prominence from up-and-coming newbies to legendary pioneers of the game, like Run DMC and Jam Master Jay.

Although JMJ was born in Brooklyn, he moved to Hollis at the age of 10. Adopted as one of Queens’ own, by 13 he was talented enough to DJ on live party sets. And as fate would have it, JMJ met Joseph “Run” Simmons and Darryl “D.M.C.” McDaniels after they graduated high school. He agreed to DJ for them because he wanted to be down with a band, any band that could utilize his ability to play various instruments. But he wasn’t just a formidable third leg. In the 2008 documentary 2 Turntables and a Microphone, hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons calls him, “The leader of Run DMC and the Hollis crew.”

(excerpt: read more HERE)

#NewMovie – Kung Fu Bum featuring K. Gaines

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So I love what I do. I love most people. I love music.
But I love when it all comes together.
Last Sunday on my show Sex & Politics which airs Sunday nights on
WWW.LFBTV.COM
I had guest K. Gaines and Deep from 2HungryBros to talk about
Rumspringa: The Wildman Chronicles and the new indie movie
KUNG FU BUM
and boy was the interview interesting.
We talked about everything from being independent to K. Gaines journey from the group Sleepwalkas to now and played some dope music videos in the process.

The people with the most creativity are the ones that society looks at as a little crazy or “off” but it’s those that intrigue me the most.  K. Gaines is grounded, genuine and fun… which is a great combo and hard to find amongst todays artists. Most as some say are paper thin but not in this case.  Others say HIPHOP is dead but real fans know it is not, especially if you frequent this site.
When I first put his latest project in my computer to give it a good listen one song grabbed me and ended up on replay for a couple days. “Kung Fu Chaos” (produced by 2HungryBros) is high energy, motivating and pure so we debuted this video and couldn’t help but laugh at the storyline.
It’s real Hiphop, it’s real fun but with a message.

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GET THE MOVIE RIGHT NOW
www.chopstickgraffiti.com

deep grfDeep of 2HungryBros shot in LFBTV.com Studios

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