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Cut-and-paste animations make the video for this up-tempo tune.
The Coup's new album, Pick A Bigger Weapon, kicks off with a classic Boots Riley line ? "I'm a walking contradiction/Like bullets and love mixin'?" ? and then it just gets better. After a 14-year career that has defined the word "uncompromising", the Coup return armed with bigger funk and taller tales.
Backed by a stellar band that includes Audioslave's Tom Morello, Dwayne Wiggins, and veterans of Parliament-Funkadelic, the Gap Band, Toni! Tony! Ton?!, Jesse Johnson, and Frankie Beverly and Maze, the sound is a little edgier on this record and the beats a little faster." The Coup's uniquely bent grooves point to "Dirty Mind"-era Prince, late-80s Too Short, and the trunk-rattling hyphy sonics of the New Bay movement.
Blasting out of the streets of Chinatown, THE NOTORIOUS MSG have arrived with a vengeance. Serving up deep-fried beats straight from the Chinese ghetto, they will not stop until they achieve complete musical destruction. This is the story of three renegade restaurant workers from the reputed streets of Chinatown, New York City. Pursuing their dreams of rap superstardom, Hong Kong Fever, Down-Lo Mein and The Hunan Bomb fled the harsh ghettos of Asia only to face more hardships as second-class citizens in America. They struggled to earn a living,toiling in the kitchens and risking their lives as Chinese restaurant delivery boys. Facing robberies and beatings on a daily basis, their fight for survival came to a head when an unknown assailant killed one of their original band members, Funky Buddha. This was the last straw; it was time to fight back.
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When a Las Vegas performer-turned-snitch named Buddy Israel (Piven) decides to turn state's evidence and testify against the mob, it seems that a whole lot of people would like to make sure he's no longer breathing.
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To define Tru-Paz is to define what hip hop is. Hip hop today is the epitome of Pop, the style and the music. Hip hop is also the epitome of street expression. Some view this dichotomy as a paradox, Tru-Paz views it as an opportunity. Akim, Boozy, and DJ Unknown are looking to bring up-tempo, energizing music with a conscious message into the ears of the people. Blending the good feelings of club music, with the uplifting vibes of positive messages, Tru-Paz hopes to deliver a universal brand of hip hop. Tru-Paz have always made their music for the people. The group is composed of three core members: Akim, Boozy and DJ Unknown. Akim is the lead MC, delivering sharp and energizing vocals that cut to the heart of any issue that needs to be tackled. His fans have compared him to everyone from Big L to Jay Z. Boozy is the Yang to Akim's Ying. Where Akim is fierce and aggressive, Boozy is cool and smooth. His sultry blend of harmonious singing and soulful rapping gives Tru-Paz a distinct reggae feel that very few groups possess. With his powerful voice and moving verses, Boozy is the perfect compliment to Akim's raw energy. Anyone that has heard Boozy has compared him to such legends as Tupac, and Bob Marley. With two solid vocal forces, DJ Unknown provides the glue that binds Tru-Paz together. With production that ranges from choppy samples over hard drums, to soulful electronic grooves over jazzy rhythmic drum loops. Unknown weaves melodies that both move the listener, as well as compliment Akim and Boozy's flows. As a producer, DJ Unknown has been compared stylistically to DJ Premier and DJ Pete Rock. Together, these three artists represent one goal. Together, they aspire to unite the fragmented hip hop community into one unstoppable force. The Tru-Paz vision is to inspire everyone, from the backpack kids who study hip hop history, to the club kids who bang bass heavy beats in their ride. From the average pop listener, to the most intense music critic, the Tru-Paz aim to smash the boundaries that divide hip hop. To take hip hop to where it was meant to be, to be a universal voice for the positive upliftment of all people, regardless of their differences.
Peep the live performance of "That's When Ya Lost" by the Hieroglyphics.
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Relive the era when music had a message, when words sacrificed their giver's soul, when art wasn't an "effect" but rather "affected" those it touched. Relive HIPHOP period. The Real. Inspired by the classic GrandMaster Flash & The Furious Five song "The Message", "GHETTO" seeks to revisit the same pain and despair and see if a true NYC b-boy can find a little bit of hope. Shot on a shoestring budget, this video is quite the buzz in the NYC-Greater Metro area. Shot and edited by Stoney XL of the famed HOODLIFE MOVEMENT Hoodlife Cyphas Street DVDs, as well as many other street dvds like CRACK, Cocaine City and BOSS UP DVD. This video proves a million dollar performance trumps a million dollar budget any day.