Dumbfoundead | Jam Session 2.0

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Reigniting the Dream with ONE BE LO (Videos)



Keep Dreaming...

Support Haiti!

Hip Hop Congress Worldwide stands in support of the people of Haiti and the efforts of its Chief Ambassador to Hip Hop Wyclef Jean. We encourage all Artists, Organizers, Educators, and World Citizens to help the rebuilding process in some way, whether it is by donating money, time, or by hosting events that provide resources and awareness to this tragedy. Untold numbers of Haitians have lost their lives and have been stripped of their homeland. This tragedy is the worst natural disaster to hit the island in over 200 years. There is much to be done. We need to take action NOW!!!

Official Motto of Haiti: L’Union Fait La Force. Union Makes Strength.

Haitian Proverb: Sa ou fe, se li ou we. What you do is what you see.

To help, please go to: http://www.yele.org

Blitz The Ambassador | Remembering The Future (Live with 12 piece band)

Blitz the Ambassador. Wait, who? Definitely a slept on dude. The whole intro and that harp thing are just sick. And the girl on keys is a cutie.

Off of his latest album, Stereotype(2009). For more info & music:

Reigniting The Dream Through Activism

Thursday, January 21, 2010
UC Irvine, Student Center, Crystal Cove Auditorium


Honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the event entitled “Reigniting the Dream” will kick off on Thursday, January 21st, with on-stage performances from nationally-recognized artists Ise Lyfe, One Be Lo, Uncultivated Rabbits, and Ladies Room at the Crystal Cove Auditorium at 6 pm. The performances will follow with the March of Dreams and an en masse drum circle and cultural dance celebration on Ring Road at 8 pm, where all are welcome to join. On Friday, January 22nd, the celebration will continue as we “Live the Dream” at the flagpoles at noon, with various performances by dance crews and bands, as well as food sold by the traveling gourmets of Kogi Truck.

If your group includes a drumming or cultural dancing group of any kind, we are inviting your group to participate in the commencement of the drumming. And of course, everyone is welcome to bring their own preferred percussive instruments to join the celebration.

Special Performances:
ONE BE LO of Binary Star
UCSD Arts Collective
UCSB Laddies Room
UCI Uncultivated Rabbits

Facebook Event:

Ise Lyfe Live at the Paramount in Oakland,CA from Jasmene Miranda on Vimeo.

One Be Lo of Binary Star Live at Beauty Bar, Las Vegas from East of L.A. Lifestyle Group on Vimeo.

Uncultivated Rabbits presents: Project V.O.I.C.E.

Tuesday, January 14, 2010
UC Irvine, Student Center, Doheny Beach A

6:30: OPEN MIC - everyone is welcome!
7:00: Opening Act, Uncultivated Rabbits
7:15: Featured Performance, Project V.O.I.C.E.

Project V.O.I.C.E. (Vocal Outreach Into Creative Expression) is a national movement that celebrates and inspires youth self-expression through Spoken Word Poetry. Conceived in 2004 by Sarah Kay, Project V.O.I.C.E. encourages young people to engage with the world around them and use Spoken Word Poetry as an instrument through which they can explore and better understand their culture, their society, and ultimately themselves. Project V.O.I.C.E. brings together performance, writing, and a supportive environment to inspire youth to recognize that their views are significant, valid, and necessary.

Sarah Kay, the founder and director of Project V.O.I.C.E. is a Spoken Word Poet who grew up in New York City and began performing her poetry when she was only fourteen years old. Sarah was featured on the sixth season of the television series Russel Simmons presents HBO Def Poetry Jam, where she performed her poem "Hands." She has performed side by side with Spoken Word superstars like Beau Sia, Taylor Mali, Buddy Wakefield, and many others. In 2004, Sarah founded Project VOICE to encourage teenagers toward creative self-expression through Spoken Word workshops.

Phil Kaye, Project V.O.I.C.E.'s co-director, is from Southern California, and has been writing and performing spoken word poetry since he was seventeen years old. Phil has shared the stage with such Spoken Word legends as Anis Mojgani, Derrick Brown, and Amir Sulaiman. Phil is the creator of "Beyond Color" – a SoCal lecture series that explores the deep roots of racism and marginalization in modern society. Phil is currently the Head Coordinator of a program called Space in Prison for the Arts and Creative Expression (S.P.A.C.E.), and sets up arts workshops in the Rhode Island Prison System.

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Medina Green | "Party Done" f. Mos Def

Medina Green have a new album on the way, Save the Children. This time they team up with Mos Def on this track, "Party Done".


Women In Hip Hop | "The Revival"

THE REVIVAL from EMERGENCE Media on Vimeo.

The Revival (Europe, 2009, 17 min).
Directed by Invincible.
Produced by EMERGENCE Media and Iqaa the Olivetone.

The Revival gives a candid glimpse into the first meeting of legendary Hip-Hop pioneer Roxanne Shante and veteran Philly emcee Bahamadia, as they trade stories of their struggles and triumphs in the industry over their long careers. It shows the exchange of lessons between them and up-and-coming artists DJ Shortee, Eternia, Stacy Epps, and Invincible. This short documentary, a collage of performances and behind the scenes footage, was filmed by Invincible while on the road in Europe as part of We-B Girlz all women independent Hip-Hop tour. The largest all female Hip-Hop tour of its kind, it spanned over three weeks, six countries, and featured dozens of female artists who performed for tens of thousands of supporters.

Muhsinah | Always

Great visuals and a refreshing song. Off of Muhsinah's "The Oscillations: Triangle" project.

Here's her description:

This video depicts the American housing market spiraling out of control. The words in the song reminds us that we "might not know where the week might go", – be it "wall to wall paint and bank to bank" – but if we keep a positive "action and thought (that smile)" we will surely earn the things we've worked towards, "Always".

Michael Eric Dyson + Hip Hop

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"When you look at Hip Hop: a guy like Scarface, a guy like Jay Z, a guy like Nas, a woman like Lauryn Hill, Bahamadia, Common, Mos Def, Talib Kweli; these are incredible artists, who are doing incredibly complex things. Don't just dismiss them because of your antipathy toward young people who speak in irreverent fashion." - Michael Eric Dyson

Download: Reflection Eternal | The Re:union (Mixed By Statik Selektah)

Sorry for being a day late on this. Doesn't mean y'all should sleep on it though. The mixtape officially announces the return of Reflection Eternal (Talib Kweli +Hi-Tek)! Good music.

Download: Reflection Eternal | The Re:union (Mixed By Statik Selektah)