Malcom X (1992)

Spike lee dropped a classic joint in 1992…………… Do you remember??? This is 1992 bThis shit chills a nigga’s bones

Brother Menelik & Yohon DI (Build)

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A couple weeks back I sat down with Yohon DI of Nite People and 91.3’s Selective Hearing. I have been meaning to sit down with Yohon for quite sometime now but we both have hectic schedules, luckily we finally got time to build. Yohon is a very complex individual who has a genuine love for music. From our talk I got the feeling of a person who is completely driven by music, someone who operates on the scale of self satisfaction and artistic integrity. In this day it is hard to find many artists with such purist beliefs but refreshing when you do. It was strange cause as I was asking him questions he fired similar ones right back at me! The interview transitioned into a genuine conversation, which I felt was even better because we both got to learn more about each other and build. To find out more about Yohon and his other projects check sociallightsounds.com

How we get down……..

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H2T2 get infected!

New Muslim Cool

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I seen this on the Social Light Sounds page and almost fell out my chair! My brother Jay now known as Hamza will be on PBS tonight in a documentary called New Muslim Cool. I remember making a few beats for M-Team back in the day but what I  remember most is my experience working with Hamza through the YMCA. I was in a situation where I had to make moves quick, my sons couldn’t wait they needed to eat and i was going to feed them by any means. Hamza was my boss at Youth net (YMCA), we already had a prior relationship from doing shows etc throughout the local scene which made it easier for me to respect him.  In a matter of days we became very tight and he started teaching, putting me onto the world and not what we see on the news. He made me realize there was more than just selling drugs and getting money, he made me look within myself. I had no car and this man would pick me up every single day to work and build, it was deeper than rap (excuse the ross pun).  Hamza when you read this, know that you did reach a young brother for real. Allahu Akbar. -Brother Menelik Ebna la-Hakim (Av)

Peep the NY Times article plus trailer

Watch New Muslim Cool Now

7 Minute Stagger w/ DJ Shame, Nytmare and Nite People @ Lucky Dog (Worcester) Friday May 8th 9pm

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I worked with some of these brothers in the past and have a lot of respect for them, show some love and come out Friday night for a good cause. HHTT Approved 

The Lucky Dog Music Hall is located on 89 Green St, Worcester Ma