Monthly Archives: November 2012

Mixtape Monday: Mzansi Unearthed

I obsessed with good music. In more recent moments in my life, i’ve come to believe that some of the best music being created is coming from South Africa. Therefore, i’ve been obsessed with South African music, particularly that of the house variety. Imagine my excitement when my man DrewCool sent me his latest mixtape, “Mzansi Unearthed!” It’s full of music that promotes feelings of euphoria and moment from the head all the way to the feet. Check it out below and enjoy.

– Much Love



Tru Skool Tuesday: Wagëblë & The World of Hip Hop

Hip hop is a cultural force that never ceases to amaze me. From artists creative use of words to create their “raps” to the ever-evolving use of samples and original production, there is always something new and exciting happening. I find this to be most true when i find/am introduced to emcees and groups that originate from places outside of the United States.

One example of this is Wagëblë who’s “name connotes the communal meeting place for the people to discuss the issues that affect their lives; the group’s philosophy originates from the name’s associated acronym, Wax Aduna Geddu Ettu Baatin Lemu Elek, which essentially means that Wageble feels that their calling is to speak truth to the world about the essential spiritual knowledge of life in order to ensure a positive future.” This Tru Skool Tuesday includes a couple examples of Wagëblë’s music and message. Check them out and enjoy!

– Much Love




Rhymes & Reasons

Brotha Ed Onaci

Brotha Onaci is a student, teacher, and turntable liberationist who uses DJing to bring progressive change to the world. A former Chicago resident, he helped co-found Sonic Diaspora and the People’s DJs Collective. Now in Philadelphia, Brotha Onaci spins at various venues and events in the area. You can also check him out during Sonic Diaspora at Patty Boom Boom in DC on the 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of each month.

Rhymes:     Mos Def “If You Can Huh, You Can Hear,” Lauryn Hill “Lost Ones,” and J-Live “Traveling Music”
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Songs From this Interview:
Mos Def “If You Can Huh, You Can Hear”

Mos Def “Universal Magnetic”

Reflection Eternal ft. Mos Def “Fortified Live”

GZA “Swordsman”

Mobb Deep “Still Shinin'”

Killah Priest “B.I.B.L.E.”

Reflection Eternal “Manifesto”

Lauryn Hill “Lost Ones”

Lauryn Hill…

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