MC Wicks X Fashawn - We Da Kings (OFFICIAL VIDEO)

New Funk from Fresno Grizzlies MC Wicks and Fashawn. I was introduced to MC Wicks from my Brother Age Scott (Black Bukowski) who produced Wicks past project "Fly Legacy". MC Wicks is shaping up to be a real Home Town Hero in the 559 section keeping his output of music and visuals at a steady pace. Wicks is keeping his sword sharp sparring back and forth with the likes of fellow Central Cali Heavy Weights such as Planet Asia and Fashawn. You gon learn something about that 559. #DNA

This; That; and the Third: The Flii Stylz Interview

On this episode of "This; That; and the Third" Ammbaataa sits with Richmond California Choreographer/Actor/MC Flii Stylz for an in-depth interview on his journey from being a member of the famed Bay Area dance crew Housing Authority to working with the likes of Michael Jackson, Usher, Chris Brown, Backstreet Boys and more. Flii brings us to the moment a Too Short tape changed his life and set him on a path behind the mic. The two talk about Flii''s dance school and his latest film and music endeavors as an MC and music exec. Tune in for many jewels and words of inspiration. Richmond, that's the hook. TTT3 #DNA

ASTU - Show Me Your Love (feat. Rexx Life Raj) [Official Visualizer]

"Show Me Your Love" New visuals from Astu's recent release "Altars". Rexx Life Raj assists with the bar work to give Astu that extra bounce. The visual features dancers and artists in their own right Sandu Ndu of Bells Atlas and Aroma. 
Download "Altars" now on all streaming platforms.
Follow ASTU @astu.music
Producer - Trackademicks &  Daoud
Director of Photography - Lara Kaur https://www.larakaur.com
/​​ Starring - Sandu Ndu https://bellsatlas.bandcamp.com/music​
Post - Theo Schear https://theoschear.com/
​ Color - Jay Swuen https://www.jayswuen.com/
​ Production Assistant - Mohses
Production Assistant - Brittney Curry

Ian Kelly - Soul of a Man (produced by Eric G.)

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 Grand Nationxl/JAMLA recording artist Ian Kelly keeps his foot on the gas with "Soul of a Man", fresh off of last December's collaboration release of "Zion V: The Ballad of Charles Douthit" the latest installment in a series from the JAMLA records General 9th Wonder. "Soul of a Man" is a selection from Ian Kelly's upcoming project "Kells is D.E.A.D" (Determined Evolving Ascending Destined). Reminiscent of 1991's De La Soul album titled "De La Soul is Dead", Kelly is using his art to show his transformation/evolution where as the 3 Plugs refer to the death of the "D.A.I.S.Y." (Da Inner Sound, Y'all) age, or a distancing from several cultures including hippies and mainstream Hip Hop. The sound scape for "Soul of a Man" stays in the JAMLA camp with producer and Soul Council member Eric G representing Seattle respectively. Eric David Gabouer, better known as producer Eric G, has been working with Rapsody and JAMLA Records for close to a decade.  Stay tuned for more from Ian Kelly and keep an eye out for "Kells is D.E.A.D." dropping 1-29-21. 

 

KevChoice - "Flatten The Curve" ft. Ian Kelly & Rob Woods (prod. by DJ D Sharp)

KevChoice recruits fellow Oakland MC Ian Kelly (JAMLA, Grand Nationxl) and Sacramento's Rob Woods for a hands down get busy track "Flatten The Curve", produced by DJ D Sharp (fresh off of heavy production duties on the critically acclaimed Eastshore Highway album). Kev let's us know he's "bringing back that Hip Hop aesthetic", you know it's real when you hear the infamous M.O.P. classic war cry in the background. Shout out to KevChoice and all the other artist's pushing through this pandemic and keeping their creative output ignited. Official music Video "Flatten The Curve" from the album "Social Distancing" produced by DJ D Sharp
Video directed/edited by @ElleJanelle

DJ Basta & Ian Kelly - SEED 18 (OFFICIAL VIDEO)

More music/visuals by DJ Basta & Ian Kelly from DJ Basta's ongoing SEED Series. Both DJ Basta and Ian Kelly rep for the Grand Nationxl collective as well as Ian Kelly dropping his 2018 release "ChampIan via 9th Wonder's label JAMLA records. Video shot/directed by NOBL. INFO: Roots & Branches Record Box is an ongoing series of short run lathe cut records featuring beats and collages in collaboration with some incredible producers, musicians and artists. Seed 18 is available at www.rootsandbranches.bandcamp.com Dirty sample collages. Playable art pieces. Follow them at @RootsandBranches  @NOBL @FirstnameIan