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. 

 

Kevin Allen - Jesus Sandals (Official Music Video)

Kevin Allen's campaign for the recently released "Heroes Eventually Die" continues with the morning vibes of "Jesus Sandals. The Grand Nationxl representer connects with frequent collaborator Roots & Branches (Producer) who supplies the horn sample low end backdrop that melds perfectly with the breakfast OJ and dog walk visuals. The Grand Nationxl flag stays waving with the release of last weeks Jane Handcock's "FA REAL" and more on the way, stay tuned. Follow Kevin Allen: @kvnalln
Song Produced By: @RootsAnBranches
Directed By: @GrandNationxl_
Shot & Edited By: NoblPhotos

RCA "RELATIONSHIPS" Instrumental Album

Producer RCA delivers the perfect soundtrack for the long drive through California's PCH or anywhere else with the scenic advantage. RCA made early waves with the SF label SWTBRDS creative collective as Art Director, now in the drivers seat on the production side he's able to flex more of his creative muscle. With collab EP on the way with another SWTBRDS alumni D-How the Money Maka, RCA warms up the listeners with his first solo offering "Relationships". Speaking to RCA he breaks down "Relationships" as a project that follows the ups and downs in the cohabitation space. For Hip Hop heads you'll get all the sample chops you need with the live musical element always present. Words from RCA: Influenced by the music of Kaytranada, Knxwledge, Tame Impala, and the state of California, RCA’s music taps into a nostalgic core (need a better word there) and pulls out a colorful syrup to thread hip hop instrumentals soaked in 80’s R&B, Vaporwave, 90’s hip hop, and The West Coast. Imagine an aesthetic mix of TLC, Alchemist, and Alexander O’Neal. Tune in and follow him at https://www.instagram.com/rca.fm/

DJ Basta & Dred Scott SEED 17 (OFFICIAL VIDEO)

DJ Basta has been busy with his latest work from the recently released project from Grand Nationxl member Kevin Allen "Heroes Eventually Die" and Grand Nationxl's "BTS". DJ Basta's "SEED 17" finds Dred Scott juxtuposing between a raw boxing setting to vulnerable lyrics:  "the moment that I realized the same moment I froze". DJ Basta's 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. Catch this and more from DJ Basta at  https://rootsandbranches.bandcamp.com  Dirty sample collages. Playable art pieces
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