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
MC/Vocalist/producer Jane Handcock can do pretty much whatever she wants when it comes to Soul music. On the Mani Draper produced IONLIKEDAT she decided to turn the tempo up and make folks move something with a dance vibe. Never one to shy away from her MC skills, Jane has a way of weaving in and out of R&B vocals to rap vocals seamlessly. The Grand Nationxl snow ball is still catching momentum.
"I wish more people knew about her. Keep grindin Jane…" ---Ryan James.
We're working it. Follow Jane Handcock at @msjanehandcock #DNA
Produced by : @manidraper
DP : @kvnAlln
Asst DP / Edited: @noblphotos
Creative Direction : @grandnationxl
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
San Francisco’s own ‘Ozer’, has been nurturing his lyrical gift since the age of six, when he first began using music as his sanctum from the challenges of life. On his new track, ‘Get Busy’, Ozer teams up with DC native, now Bay Area residing artist, 93 Paqgod for the mellow, yet powerful track, produced by Cheap Limousine. As stated within the chorus, “Been tucked off, nowadays I’m throwing peace signs n***a”, over distinct, ambient synths and soulful keys Ozer and Paqgod go back and forth to paint a vivid picture of someone attempting to get away from surrounding distractions in order to focus on getting to the next tier within life. Right now, this track can be found on Youtube and will be available on all streaming platforms in the near future. Follow at @OzerSF @93Paqgod
Produced by @CheapLimousine
Shot by @carl_sfc
Singer/Song writer/MC Jane Handcock returns after a series of EP's and collaborations with Grand NationxL, Adrian Marcel, Raphael Saadiq and more. "FYE" features Grand NationxL MC/Producer Mani Draper for the close out verse, nothing but jewels and good vibes from the collective. "FA REAL" is an EP of more of what we've been used to receiving from Handcock, precise verses and iron clad Soul with a good dose of Bay Area flavor. We need more info on Handcock so an interview should be coming soon. For now Download "FA REAL" HERE.
Video Directed by: Salvatore Fullmore
Enlightening, life changing and pleasing…Two-time grammy award winning artist and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Fantastic Negrito takes you on a journey of emotional transparency and vulnerability with his Blues Billboard #1 chart topping album, Have You Lost Your Mind Yet? A crisp and intense track from the album which resonates self-awareness is Searching For Captain Save A H*@. This track features the unparalleled bars of Bay Area icon E-40 alongside local Oakland favorite, Fantastic Negrito, in what can only be described as two Oakland legends and vocal power houses creating history in an exploration of self that forces the listener to explore the concept of being emotionally vulnerable and the corresponding associations, labels, and mentalities humans often attach to that vulnerability.
Find the album here: https://fn.lnk.to/HYLYMY
. Credits: - Directed by @Sauce Films -
Produced by Xavier Dphrepaulezz, @Sauce Films and Cameron Carr - Edited by @Sauce Films & Tomas Salcedo Find the album here: https://fn.lnk.to/HYLYMY
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