A CONVERSATION W/ JAHI OF PUBLIC ENEMY’S PE 2.0: HIP HOP, POLITICS & TURBULENT TIMES

I was introduced to Jahi through my Son's African American Male Achievement class that Jahi instructed and taught at the local elementary school. Through the course of the class my Son's interest in Black History as well as Hip Hop history peaked. After learning of Jahi's work as community builder/MC we connected and I was introduced to Chuck D's Rapstation platform. Hardknock Radio: Davey D speaks with the long time activist/artist Jahi about his two new books The Microphone JourneyMan, Influences, Messages and Notes from the Stage.. and The Intersection Between Hip Hop Culture and Education.. We talk to him about his experiences as being a member of Public Enemy and his Hip Hop activism..

This; That; and The Third: The Bijan Kazemi Interview

In this episode of "This; That; and The Third", DJ Ammbush sits with Oakland native Bijan Kazemi. Known for his photography of 90’s Hip Hop artists to turning into a friend to few, he shares his perspective of the culture, time and progression. Bijan shares his story of capturing early images of some of the Bay Area's soon to be luminaries and his progression to seeing more than behind the camera. Presenting a few points of the transition of the culture, consumption of content, the industry and the changes from then until now. As time progressed his roles evolved, he shares the transition from photographer to lifestyle brand manager, while sharing insights to the world of multicultural marketing. 
Lastly providing his prospective on the importance of chronicling and preserving Hip Hop and any culture from an authentic perspective. 
Tap in for some jewels and inspiration. *Recorded pre Covid-19 virus #stayhome #TTT3

VIDEO: San Quinn - Go Rude (Produced by Monk HTS)

San Francisco Hip Hop staple San Quinn drops new visuals for "Go Rude" (directed by Kolepa) Off the upcoming "Smell My Roses Volume 1" album coming soon. Quinn, responsible for the most Hip Hop features bar coded in 2006 (350 records by the time he was 21) has steadliy grew his fanbase since the early ninties and is regarded as one of the most consistent Lyricist/artist to represent SF culture. "Smell My Roses Volume 1" is Quinn's 16th solo effort, the lead single/video "Go Rude" follows Quinn through a cinematic heist which leads to a meeting with the Bosslady played by La Dona. Keep your eyes open for some cameo's, a couple being San Francisco MC Rich Rocka (formerly Ya Boy) and the producer of "Go Rude" Monk HTS (Equipto, Professa Gabel). Check this and more releases from Audio Vandals at https://audiovandals.bandcamp.com follow them on IG: @audio_vandals @sanquinn415 @monk_hts @Kolepa

Yard Massive [Planet Asia, Kubiq, Shake Da Mayor, & Demont Demont] - WE OK (Official Video)

Planet Asia links back up with his original rhyme partners, YARD MASSIVE, for their new video "WE OK" with Kubiq, Shake Da Mayor, and Demont Demont. The New Single come off the new YARD MASSIVE album, "Yard to the Last Song" out now on all major streaming platforms. Yard Massive is a Hip-Hop crew from Fresno, CA, originally known as Yard Massive but rocked under the name Shkool Yard during the early 2000's. The original Yard Massive crew was the collection of Planet Asia, Kubiq, Shake Da Major and Supa Supreme, the current roster includes Demont Demont. Supa Supreme doesn't appear to be in the newest iteration of the click. Their first EP/LP as Shkool Yard "A New Beginning" featured 8 tracks as well as an instrumental for each. The production was handled by Joey Chavez, Protest and KutMasta Kurt, who also released the project via his Threshold Recordings in 2002. This 12", "Fashion Show" and "Sit Back & Chill," are both produced by KutMasta Kurt and was the first of two 12" releases from the project. In its simplest form, it's hard beats and dope West Coast rhymes. 

Yared Kiflai - LOTTO (video)

 

JOYFACE RECORDS artist and DNA Affiliate Yared Kiflai drops new visuals for "Lotto", a wild day in the life of the Oakland MC. "I DONE BEEN THROUGH TOO MUCH DRAMA FLIP THE SCRIPT I NEED THE COMMAS" and "CUZZO LOCKED UP TOLD ME DO WHAT IT DO" sounds like a mission statement Kiflai has a adopted to push his movement to higher ground. Stay tuned to Drums & Ammo dot com for more from Yared. 

LOTTO' PRODUCED BY JEAN BENZ DIRECTED BY KHUFU NAJEE & RISLOW CREATIVE DIRECTION BY MERHAWI YOHANNES & KOKIE PADILLA CINEMATOGRAPHY BY RISLOW STYLED BY OUTOFTHEODDINARY EDITED BY RISLOW COLORED BY KHUFU NAJEE A JOYFACE RECORDS PRODUCTION

@JeanBeanz @YaredXkiflai @khufunajee @byrislow 

 

Video: STONEY HAWK (SUNSPOT JONZ & APLUS) JUST LIKE THAT

Bay Area Icons Sunspot Jonz & A-Plus connect for Stoney Hawk!
Outhouse Records: SUPRISE SECRET ALBUM ALERT!! Sunspot Jonz(LIVING LEGENDS) and A-Plus (HIEROGLYPHICS) are STONEY HAWK!!! New collaboration album dropped New Year’s Day! This is the first collab album putting together the Voltron force of Living Legends and Hieroglyphics! Every track is pure slap! Check for it on all streaming sources and start your year off by bumping that underground dopeness!!! Track Produced by A-Plus --Animation by Corey Johnson-- Directed by Catero Colbert & Sunspot Jonz--- Dank Bandito Brothers Productions
Shout out A-Plus reppin DNA lovely with the 1st Generation Drums & Ammo T!