Gods’Illa Live at Fete Supreme Royal | March 22nd

March 22nd Fete Music Hall kicked off it’s spring 2012 Supreme Royal series with Washington DC’s Gods’Illa. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-19ymNF4u0 Formed in 2004, Gods’Illa’s journey began well before the brothers banded to collectively embark on this dream. Acem, the eldest of the three, was first to display his love of music as part of the group S.C.A.N; a group created by international rap artist Substantial under the Unlimited Vinyl Ink umbrella. Not long after, Truth followed suit and began performing at local talent shows throughout the Washington, DC metro area, developing his musical craft while shadowing his older brothers’ movements. So, it comes at no surprise that 300 miles away in Brooklyn, NY, Powerful, the youngest of the brotherly trio, began experimenting with writing and effortlessly became the missing piece to the group. Since their debut on Unlimited Vinyl’s, “Make Da Face” mixtape in 2005, Gods’Illa has performed throughout the Washington, DC area and Mid-Atlantic Region opening for legendary acts like Brand Nubian in addition to several other performances including but not limited to: Capital Hip Hop Soulfest, Hip-Hop on the Hill (McDaniel College), CMJ Showcase and the world renown “End of the Weak” Mic Series. In 2009, the group garnered a great deal of notable achievements including placing #1 in MTV’s VMA Best Breakout DC Competition followed by the release of the critically-acclaimed “Pre-Lease EP” which attracted the attention of legendary DJ/producer DJ Scratch as well as 9th Wonder. Gods’Illa has been featured on sites such as Okayplayer, DJBooth.net and even Peter Rosenberg has begun including their music on his “Late Night with Peter Rosenberg” show on NYC’s Hot 97....
Soldiers of Life “This World’s War!!” Video

Soldiers of Life “This World’s War!!” Video

Debut Video From Rhode Island Band SOLDIERS OF LIFE (S.O.L.). The song is from their debut self titled album to be released in the summer of 2012. produced by Jerediah Gonzalez, Natasha Clay, Desi Foxe BAND BIO: SOLDIERS OF LIFE (S.O.L.) is a band for the PEOPLE. With a mixture of Hip Hop, R&B, Funk, Reggae, Rock, and Spoken Word, this unique group captures the entire essence of the SOUL, and all human emotions;awakening the hearts and minds of the listener through music and dance.Driven by personal experiences and a conscious look at the world around them, S.O.L effortlessly blends captivating originals with Urban Hits from the 80′s, 90′s, and today. After only one year together, S.O.L. has performed throughout Rhode Island in places such as The Spot Underground, The Roots Café, Brown Univeristy’s Rites and Reason Theatre, AS220, and(three times) at Providence’s ground-breaking SOUND SESSION music festival during the summer of 2010.  Beyond Rhode Island, S.O.L. has made its mark at New York’s renowned NUYORICAN POETS CAFÉ. Ensuring that music gets (to the people) where it belongs, S.O.L. has also performed for various Non-Profit Organizations, including: PrYSM(Providence Youth Student Movement), D.A.R.E.(Direct Action for Rights and Equality) and O.N.A.(Olneyville Neighborhood Association). From smooth sounds to energetic MOSH PIT evoking music, Soldiers Of Life will take you on a exciting journey through Love and Light. Share...
Wise Intelligent “Illuminati” Video

Wise Intelligent “Illuminati” Video

ILLUMINATI Lyrics Deconstructed by Wise Intelligent http://soundcloud.com/wiseintelligent/wise-intelligent-illuminati While I’m aware of the many informative literary works being published by some great men and giants in our community on the subject of Hip Hop and the Illuminati – this song, its lyrics, nor this blog are intended to prove or disprove any of what has been written, published and or lectured about concerning this subject. Rather, to interpret the lyrics to my work and direct our attention to the root cause(ers) of current world dilemmas. Below are the lyrics and a verse by verse overview of the works aim. VS 1 Lucifer Son of the morning, shalom, good day good morning All of the livin are mourning, he affixes sixes on them… But didn’t the scripture warn them? delivered the revelations? Still they debatin Satan’s use of major corporations I didn’t intend on putting a song that addressed the subject of the Illuminati on this latest album. However, the producer Masada submitted the track right when we had just wrapped up the record. I mean we were about to master the project. I heard the track, and completed the song the day I heard it. I laid it and we mixed it. As, anyone familiar with Poor Righteous Teachers should know, the group’s 1996 album was called “The New World Order” and the inside cover album art displayed several books pertaining to the Illuminati and the lore surrounding it. The intent of this recording was to simply take the Illuminati out of the “boogieman” realm and demonstrate how its apparatus functions in our daily lives in plain view. I often...