A new documentary on the life and music of Nomi from the hip-hop group POWER STRUGGLE. From Africa to the Midwest to the Philippines, this film chronicles Nomi's life journey and personal transformation through political awakening.
Last night I was chillin with Thee Dope Show and told him about a show at The Airliner, featuring Marjorie Light, aka DJ Gingee. I got her FB invite for the “Heart-On” event and it said she’d been preparing for this night for the past 4 years.
I’m glad we went, cause her show blew my mind! Marjorie is a straight up one woman band. She was singing, rapping, DJing, scratching, playing guitar, and rocking on traditional Filipino and Vietnamese instruments over her own beats made on Ableton. She’s extremely talented and gots hella skills on the kulintang! Best of all, her lyrics are progressive and empowering!
Watch out y’all for the newest Pinay phenom from LA!
If the Lakeshow keeps playing unselfishly, efficiently, and aggressively like they did last night, then we're taking the ship! If not, I'm scurred Kobe's gonna actually have to take this guy up on his offer:
All three of my films will be screened together for the first time at the Association for Asian American Studies Conference tomorrow in Austin, TX! It'll be my first time in Texas, so of course I'm going to surround myself with a hotel full of Asians.
Badass Erykah!!!!! Here's the first video off Ms. E. Badu's New Amerykah Part Two (Return Of The Ankh) due to drop on March 30th.
The "Inspired by Matt and Kim" credit in the opening of the video is in reference to the "Lessons Learned" video by Matt and Kim. At least Badu didn't try to hide the fact that the idea is off the bit. As much as I would rather watch Erykah over and over again, the filmmaker inside of me can't help but admit that the concept and execution is done better in this one...
*pause* Maaan, what the hell am I talking about! I'm bout to watch Erykah again!
While I was in the bay last week the homie Kori (the Cheddar Path) asked if I wanted to hit up the "Future States" short program at the San Francisco Int'l Film Fest. Not being a sci-fi dude at all and remembering that the last time Kori talked me into going to something I ended up wasting a day in NYC looking at unicorns and dragons in a museum, I was skeptical. But unlike the Mythical Creatures exhibit, I dug it.
ITVS got 11 youngish filmmakers and asked them "to take the current state of affairs in the United States, and extrapolate them into stories of the nation in the not-so-distant future."
So Opinionated by Otayo Dubb (Co-Deez/The CounterParts) gives listeners a taste of what is yet to come - Otayo Dubb’s debut solo album. Much more than your typical mixtape, this 14 track gem is rich with hardhitting original production that creates O’s unique melodic sound. With writing that captures the voice of the Bay Area streets and storytelling that will make you fall back in love with Hip Hop, So Opinionated gets listeners in tune with 'Tayo's unique perspective. He is witty, talented in his gift of gab, and oh so opinionated. So please check out Otayo Dubb's So Opinionated mixtape, brought to you for free by Beatrock Music and TD Camp of Hella Records.
Preview it here:
FULL TRACK LISTING:
Otayo Dubb - So Opinionated (mixed by TD Camp)
1. Get Mine
(prod. by Tahaj The First)
2. So Opinionated ft. Tahaj The First
(prod. by Tahaj The First)
3. Raise'em Up
(prod. by DJ Envoy, cuts by Gammaray)
4. Can't Stop ft. Akil & Spank Pops
(prod. by J.London)
5. 'Round The World ft. Jallah Keys
(prod. by Danimals)
6. Fine Tuning ft. L.E.G.A.C.Y.
(prod. by Dirty Bird Beats)
7. The Dealership ft Akil, Tahaj The First and Hudathawt