November 11, 2008
Amazingly Beautiful is how family can be! I will be honest! I literally get goosebumps every time I see the Obama family all together whether in a photo or on a TV screen. They are so incredible and I must say it truly feels good to see such a positive image of family repping the entire country in the forefront. I don’t only support Barrack Obama because he is a Black Man, but mainly because I can feel a connection when he speaks and he shines of an image that I aspire to be like. Brilliant, successful, Professional, compassionate, Intelligent and loving to his family. The list can go on a lot further but you all get the point! I have never felt more proud to live in this country then now. We needed a voice that can relate to a greater percentage of the people who live here in the US and Barack Obama is that voice.
I am in the process of asking my friends and associates a host of questions regarding the whole election and our new president before I write a full piece dealing with the thoughts of the people in my inner and outer circle of life.
Stay tuned for lots more.
July 26, 2008
New Music from the forth coming album “I Am Not For Sale”. John Robinson’s full length effort featuring production by IG Culture, Flying Lotus, J Rawls, Jneiro Jarel, R.Thentic and K Dubble..
John Robinson - I Am Not For Sale
July 1, 2008
On Saturday, the world famous Carnegie Hall played host to the Mos Def Big Band with special guest Gil Scott-Heron as part of the JVC Jazz Festial New York. From carnegiehall.org:
“Already a wildly successful vocalist, musician, and actor, Mos Def has taken the next logical step with the creation of the Mos Def Band, rolling hip hop, jazz, and soul into one thrilling sound. Special guest Gil Scott-Heron first made his name decades ago with his no-nonsense anthem “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised.” Together, the two artists have created an evening of music and spoken words with material drawn from Miles Davis, Beyoncé, James Brown, and others.”
One of said “others” was Jay Electronica, who Mos gave serious props to with an acepella version of the second verse from “Act 1: Eternal Sunshine (The Pledge)” followed by the orchestra playing a piece of Michel Gondry‘s Eternal Sunshine composition. Listen/Download and view the full photo gallery from Terrence Jennings after the jump.
Mos Def – Verse 2 from Jay Electronica’s “Act 1: Eternal Sunshine (The Pledge)”
July 1, 2008
01. Queens Get The Money (Produced by Jay Electronica)
02. You Can’t Stop Us Now (Featuring Eban Thomas of The Stylistics & The Last Poets) (Produced by Salaam Remi)
03. Breathe (Produced by J. Myers & Dustin Moore)
04. Make The World Go Round (Featuring Chris Brown & The Game) (Co-produced by Cool & Dre & The Game)
05. Hero (Featuring Keri Hilson) (Produced by Polow Da Don)
06. America (Produced by Stargate)
07. Sly Fox (Produced by stic.man of Dead Prez)
08. Testify (Produced by Mark Batson)
09. N.I.G.G.E.R. (The Slave And The Master) (Produced by DJ Toomp)
10. Untitled (Produced by stic.man of Dead Prez)
11. Fried Chicken (Featuring Busta Rhymes) (Produced by Mark Ronson)
12. Project Roach (Featuring The Last Poets) (Produced by Eric Hudson)
13. Ya’ll My Niggas (Produced by J. Myers)
14. We’re Not Alone (Featuring Mykel) (Produced by stic.man of Dead Prez)
15. Black President (Featuring Johnny Polygon) (Produced by DJ Green Lantern)
April 9, 2008
Yo What’s up everyone this is J.R. reaching out to show you all a sneak peek of my latest Video Directed by Rick Foy of DVID Films (www.dvidfilms.com). The song is called “I Am Not 4 Sale” and is the title cut from my new album John Robinson “I Am Not 4 Sale” releasing later this year on Fat City Recordings in Manchester, UK. For more info please log on to www.beatvizion.com or hit me on myspace.com/thejohnrobinsonproject.
NEW JOHN ROBINSON VIDEO
“I AM NOT 4 SALE”
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April 9, 2008
And you thought Hip-Hop Is Dead was a provocative title! “This record is a lot more serious than hip-hop,” says Nas, who tackles race and American history on his new album. Polow Da Don, Stargate, and Cool and Dre contribute beats to the disc, which includes “Be a Nigga Too” (a play on the Dr Pepper jingle), the Fox News-slamming “Sly Fox,” and “This Is Not America,” on which he raps about sexism and racism in the U.S. “This album is like talking to your child about sex,” says Nas. “It’s uncomfortable, but it’s important.”