Cypress Hill: Haunted Hill (Documentary), Directed by Myster DL for ILL Mannered Films. The Haunted Hill Documentary was filmed in one night in Boston, Massachusetts at the legendary House of Blues.
Mass Appeal talk with Swizz Beatz for his episode of #TheStudioInterview “Is this artist prepared to do a party song tonight? Or should he just talk about a chick, ’cause he’s all emotional,” says Swizz Beatz…“It’s different levels to it.”
To what? Producing. The somewhat lost art that Swizz Beatz, born Kasseem Dean, has specialized in since he was 20 years old dishing beats to Jay-Z and DMX. It isn’t just about pairing drums with snares or dancing in the back of the videos. It’s a curation process that’s earned the Yonkers native millions of dollars, more plaques than he can count on two hands, and a reputation that stretches across the seven seas. We’ll be reminded of that pedigree when his first new album in over a decade, ‘Poison’, drops this Friday.
It’s Episode 6 of Wordplay TV’s studio series, this time Nick Russell links with Gi3MO to chat about his new album ‘Big Gizzy Is Boss’ and life with Rum Committee.
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Be-troit is an exchange project between the cities of Berlin and Detroit during which 16 different artists (slam poetry, rap, singing, beatmaking) came together in Detroit in 2016 in order to unleash creative vibes resulting in creative outputs which far surpassed their wildest imaginations.
Through the different genres, styles, backgrounds, experiences, age and ethnic make up of the group this collective created a full length album in a time span of merely 10 days. Influenced by contemporary and historic happenings and trends in these two cities they found common ground and subject matters on which to work on. This film documents these 10 days and represents the visual priming coat for the album ‘Be-troit’.
A film by Philipp Halver
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Check out this footage of Dolby D freestyling over Sly Fader Track titled ZIA in Honour of a great friend.
King of the Cobbles Dolby D (London AllStars Crew)
CCC Click Clack Connection
The footage is from the dope Allcity TaxiTalk Show, a series where Hip Hop loving cabbie Steve interviews UK Hip Hop pioneers, Legends, Music Artists, Graffiti Artists, Producers, DJs, Beat Makers, Bboy and Bgirls, Beat Boxers, Street Artists from the UK and around the globe in the back of his London Black Cab
Check previous videos from the channel below. If you’re an ageing Hip Hop junkie like myself you’ll love it, if you’re of the younger generation you may learn something from the History and artists that paved the way for this thing called Hip Hop that we all love!
Here’s a few personal faves
Yo for real I’m such a Hip hop nerd I could post them all, go check out the channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd3lbMK4pciSMQqGkhOFn5w/videos
In the build up to Masta Ace & Marco Polo ‘A Breukelen Story’ release, Sadat X talks about what it was like going to Latin Quarter back in the day and recounts a time he found himself in a difficult situation in Brooklyn.
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Masta Ace & Marco Polo – Breukelen “Brooklyn” featuring Smif-N-Wessun
While discussing the themes and recording process of his recently released “S.C.U.M.” LP, he explains the transition from the artist formerly known as Iron Braydz to his current persona, a move in part inspired by actor Ray Winstone and the former Boot Camp Clik frontman who he describes as “one of the biggest influences on my life”.
Documenting the reason for his “Sean Price” tribute track, DFH proceeds to give an extensive in depth account of how their relationship grew through the years. He recounts their first meeting backstage in London and subsequent recording session evolving into a personal bond which would ultimately see the Brooklyn legend credit the young MC for his conversion to Islam.
In a series of very poignant recollections, their shared humour, respect and friendship is discernible culminating in rare video footage of the great man performing to his “little brother”on the Jazz Cafe stage. Following a further personal tribute to Bernadette Price, Harlesden’s finest outlines his release plans for 2018.
Director of Photography The ‘Ol Cyruss
Sound Mixer Stefan Foster
Edited & produced by Kieran McFarlane
This documentary from Red Bull focuses on B-boy Victor as he enters last years 2015 BC One World Finals in Rome with something to prove. For some, b-boying is just a hobby. But for Victor, who carries on his shoulders the hopes of an immigrant family, it’s both a passion and a pathway to a better life.
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Behind The Song is a new and exclusive GlobalFaction series featuring your favourite Artists offering an insight into the motives, feelings and inspiration behind their songs.
After his return at the end of July with the hard hitting track ‘Ahmed’, Lowkey is the first guest up to discuss and explain the story behind it and the very important message we should all take in. If ‘Ahmed’ somehow escaped your attention watch it here and also check out the live version.
Check out the second track Lowkey has released since his return
LOWKEY FT. MAI KHALIL – CHILDREN OF DIASPORA
Hip Hop is often given negative press with the mainstream portraying cliched stereotypes, very rarely is the culture we all love given credit for the positive effort put into our communities and Hip Hop’s ability to spread a message, but here is one of those positive movements to get behind and help make a difference.
What first started as selling T shirts back in 2014, fast forward to December last year the humble veteran emcee Chester P from London crew Task Force renowned for his lyricism and also respected poet and spoken word artist continued to shine a light and keep homelessness and poverty in every ones attention.
This came in two forms, a full length documentary following Chester P along his journey through Hip Hop, Homelessness and the Housing Crisis. Featuring Focus E15, Love Activists, New Era Estate residents, Streets Kitchen plus many more. The documentary is Directed by Greg Hall, Produced by Tripwire Productions with Original Music by Django Mankub
Please take the time to watch and listen here
Also via Chester’s record label Real Talk Records he assembled a who’s who of UK talent to what only can be described as possibly the best compilation album to come out of the UK. Available to download for just £7 featuring 26 exclusive tracks with 100% of the proceeds going towards helping the homeless. Get it here and do something good!
I really wanted to support this project since it dropped and had always planned to get this posted as soon as i was able to get the site active again. I was also keen to find out what progress has been made so I fired over a few quick questions to Chess and was humbled by his prompt and in depth reply here’s what he had to say to my questions….
How much has the project raised so far?
“Well this project being the compilation LP featuring 26 tracks from artist all across the UK, has exceeded £6000, the tee shirt project in 2014 made £1200 this is profit in both cases.”
What has the money enabled you to buy so far?
“Starting with the 2014 effort all of that money basically funded 200 sleeping bags, 100 pairs of sox and boxer shorts. The current project has supplied 300 sleeping bags, 500 pairs of socks, 200 boxer shorts, 30 tee shirts, 10 hoodies, 4 five litre flasks, 200 sachets of hot chocolate, 100 sachets of coffee, 200 paper cups and lids, and a couple packs of plastic spoons all of this gets distributed around London as frequently as possible.”
Where have you distributed to the homeless across the UK so far and any other plans to visit anywhere else?
“Firstly I gotta say a massive big up to Inja for driving us to all the following places as well as helping distribute the sleeping bags and donating not one but two tracks to the album, THANK YOU INJA! We have taken 50 sleeping bags to Birmingham, 50 to Manchester where myself, Inja and Konny Kon distributed them, and Jun Tzu met up with us later that night with a big bag of food for us, and finally 50 to Bristol where myself Twizzy, Jinx (both from the mighty trio called 3 headed beast), a lovely lady called Sammy and a dear friend of mine Lauren (also known as ladelle) handed them out. I am working on setting people up to do the same thing I’m doing in London in other cities across the UK, so far Twizzy and Jinx are doing great work in Bristol after I sent them a 5L flask, 100 socks, hot chocs and coffees and cups, they are also sourcing jumpers and hats and tee shirts through there own initiative, I would really like to hit Scotland and Ireland next time round.
The UK Hip Hop community have been very supportive in contributing tracks, are any involved in helping distribute to the homeless?
“The whole movement has been about Hip Hop in general, all the artists donated tracks free of charge, mixed and mastered, from old school legends like Black Twang, Life and Nappa and more, to current legends like Jam Baxter, Dirty Dike, The 4 Owls , to some up and coming legends like Physiks and Rhymeskeems, (anyone’s names I haven’t mentioned it’s not selective it’s all love to every single artist who contributed to this effort).
“I wanted to involve artists from all eras and parts of the UK and I am proud of the result on Hip Hops behalf. It’s a Hip Hop movement and I understand it’s not everyone’s mind state and don’t expect it to be, I do not try and inflict it on anyone, I do what I do for a few reasons, the first and most important reason is a genuine effort to help people worse of than myself whom society has apparently abandoned, the second reason is I hope it inspires those who it resonates with to see clearly that we the community can do so much for each other period, it’s just a basic initiative a little will power, time and effort and bobs your proverbial uncle, the third reason is I am trying to unite Hip Hop as a community via the act of positive movement, and lastly I do it because i can. Any one can, you can buy 100 pairs of socks, a 5L flask, 100 hot chocs, 100 coffees and cups for £110 roughly, all from eBay and Amazon, that is a great kit that can be used to help a great number of people, how much is a quarter of skunk? How many rappers talk about social climate? How many talk about smoking weed? How many can see my point? Ultimately the choice is the individuals.”
Anything else you would like to add?
“I would like to say THANK YOU to everyone along the way, Greg Hall and the whole Tripwire production team who really made the documentary what it is, thanks to all the artists for there art, thanks to Drew and Jimmy at Brain food media, thanks to everyone who supported the cause financially by either buying the products or kindly donating money, thanks to Sean who has had my sleeping bags collected,freighted and delivered from China to my storage unit on both occasions, and generally just offer my humble gratitude to all.”
“I have a new project in the pipelines and enough money to function all year in this way and even fund sleeping bags for next year. I don’t want kudos, appraisal or rewarding. I’m still the same old me, just evolved slightly out of talking about what I see wrong with the world and opinionating myself un-negotiably regarding my views, and instead I act on what I see wrong with the world and have learnt that opinions are what stump our intelligence, community spirit is so important, helping each other out, help your elderly neighbours carry there shopping, help someone struggling up flights of stairs with a pram containing child, little things like that build up community spirit, be polite and respect other people, accept we all have our own reality tunnel and we have all grown via personal experiences meaning what you perceive may not be (and usually isn’t) what (or how) the next person perceives. Respect that without condescending or judging, understanding each other leads to empathy, empathy leads to a nicer environment. All of this can be applied to every situation in life. But again these choices are down to the individual, do we wave a flag, wear the badge and sing the theme tune but never support the cause with actions? Or do we act on things and not worry about flags, badges and theme tunes? Or do you not give a shit about any of it and get on with whatever floats your boat? Whatever you choose I respect that decision.
Real Talk is a movement
Not just a Label.”
Once again a big Thank You to Chester P for not only the wise words but also the prompt and detailed update. Please Support!!
Chester P Performs ‘The Homeless Song’ for Going Underground on RT
Chester P discussing Hip Hop, Homelessness and the Housing crisis on RT
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