Category Archives: Features
Section of the blog dedicated to special features of a person, product, service, or business.
Sunz of Man – The Rebirth dropped!
The dramatic return of the first official Wu-Tang Clan affiliated group that launched the careers of Prodigal Sunn Killah Priest , Heaven Razah (formerly Hell Razah ) and the 60 Second Assassin !
Features guest appearances by Wu-associate Cappadonna as well as underground superstars Planet Asia, LA The Darkman, Shaka Amazulu The 7th and more!
SOM’s first album debuted at #20 on the #Billboard 200 chart in 1998 and went on to become one of the defining moments of the Wu era!
Available on both CD and on limited edition GOLD vinyl LP (only 300 made)
#ProdigalSunn #KillahPriest #HeavenRazah #HellRazah #60SecondAssassin #hiphop #rap #newmusic #cleopatrarecords #SunzOfMan #WuTangClan #Wu
So proud to have been a part of the making of this #classic tribute to real #hiphop. @djflipcyide hand picked every beat in order to deliver a great album. Congratulations to Flip & all the talented #emcee #femcee ‘s #singers and #producers who contributed. (Some tracks contain explicit lyrics so please be careful of the little ones listening) This album is now available on ALL major streaming platforms and apps!
Hip Hop Isn’t Dead features: Heaven Razah aka Hell Razah, Queen The Prophet, Chino XL, Eternal of Killa Beez, The Dirty Clanzmen, Quantom Physics, Rez Sps Kings, Caper, Selima Young aka Wonda Woman, Rampage the Last Boyscout, Arkatak, Karnage Ca$hman, Betty B., Honey Dinero, DC (Darci Carpenter), Firenation Flamez, Tahmell (Rakim’s Son), Brandon Heat, The Artillerist, Astro Jiggy Jones, kOpE kAiNe, Dungeon Masta, Solomon Childs, P.I.L.L.S., Carmen Thompson, Dave Knyckz, David Casto, Woar2, DTACH, Dre Specz, DruGunn$, iNTeLL, Judah Priest, & Nki Louise. DJ Flipcyide on the cuts and nothing but BOOM BAP beats.
Thank you all so much for your continued support over the years. I appreciate everyone who has taken time out of their busy day in order to read an article posted here.
After much thought, I decided that I am going to start updating the categories and content featured here. I don’t really follow the social norm as far as blogging is concerned. I know a lot of folks pick what kind of blog they want and dedicate their posting around a certain topic. That never really worked for me because I like to represent on my blog what and who I really am.
I am a person who has worked (and still does) for over 17 years in the field of Human/Social Services working with families, children, and individuals with disabilities. I am a person who has worked and still works in the music/ entertainment industry not only as an artist, but in many different administrative functions. I am a person who has been an entrepreneur for over a decade and I am a person who not only talks about God, but someone who tries their best to walk that belief out in my everyday life.
I’ve done a lot of growing and maturing since I started this blog and someone very dear to my heart always has told me that everything God allows you to go through is to help someone else. So I feel inclined to give away everything that I’ve learned so that hopefully it will help someone else. With that being said, currently my life is so hectic I don’t fall asleep, I pretty much collapse at the end of the day. I am a full-time caregiver, I manage a full-time health staff and do 170 hours of payroll bi-weekly. I am a full-time care manager (which is someone who coordinates all health and community programs for an individual with a disability), I care for several children full-time Monday-Friday, I am the First Lady to Hell Razah’s (Wu-Tang Clan/Sunz of Man risendocumentary.com) Ghetto Govt Global Movement, I oversee the development and Management of two independent record labels, as well as work in my church administrative office while managing to make time for family and friends, and at some point attempt to work on my own music and book. Yes. I do all of this 7 days a week, I rarely get a break and if you ask me how, I can only spell out J-E-S-U-S, that’s how LOL.
So in my re-design, I’m going to keep a lot of things like music I’m involved with, interviews, Encouragement articles, Hip-Hop 101 for Independent Artists, and #TeamQueen but I really want to add a lot of stuff I’ve learned over the last few years like how to feed 8 kids on a budget, parenting techniques, time management, budgeting, and personal organization. I also want to address things that are important to me because after all it is my blog. I hope that you all will enjoy the updates, thank you all for your continued support!
*** Heaven Razah Music, Inc PSA***
Heaven Razah Music, Inc. Is a premier record label founded by legendary Wu-Tang Clan/ Sunz of Man member Chron “Hell Razah” Smith who formally adopted the alternate name Heaven Razah in 2009.
In 2004, Chron’s record label Hell Razah Music, Inc was established and by 2013 his label and G.H.E.T.T.O. G.O.V.T (Go Hear Emmanuel Teach the Others God’s Only Victorious Truth) movement established chapters, community service projects, & music all over the globe.
In 2017, Heaven Razah Music, Inc. was established in order to provide a Christ centered outlet for spiritually conscious musicians also referred to as “Street Prophets”. It is the vision of Heaven Razah Music, Inc. to shed the light of the Lord in darkest corners of the world through hip-hop music. (John 3:17)
Chron “Heaven Razah” Smith
Heaven Razah Music, Inc. President:
Rachel “Queen the Prophet” Lombardozzi
Heaven Razah Music, Inc. Vice President:
Aaron “Messenger/ Sneak Vandel” Warner
ARTIST & BEAT SUBMISSION:
-Artists: Please send formal EPK or music links as well as social media handles. Mp3 files will not be considered.
-Producers: Please write “beats” in the subject line
As my regular readers know, I always try to keep you informed about things going on to empower the community. Recently someone brought to my attention a newer non-profit organization which operates out of Maryland and its focus services are geared towards the Fatherhood Initiative which is in place in many states. If you are unfamiliar with the Fatherhood Initiative although the specifics vary from state to state and program to program, the basis of the initiative is to support the role of the father in the lives of children, because the role of the father is irreplaceable to a child’s emotional and spiritual development. I was able to speak with Nakia Johnson (Founder/ Executive Director) of Leo’s Love and hopefully after learning more about this organization, you will consider supporting its efforts and help bring awareness to agencies like this one in your community.
QTP: What is Leo’s Love? What kind of organization is it & what do they do?
NJ: Leo’s Love is a nonprofit, 501(c) 3 seeking organization based in Bowie, Maryland. The organization has been around for almost two years. We service individuals that suffer from fatherlessness through mentoring, counseling and community service projects.
QTP: How and when did Leo’s Love get started?
NJ: Leo’s Love was started in June of 2014. Leo’s Love was started because the founder and Executive Director is a direct product of a fatherless home and has experienced firsthand the debilitating emotional, mental and forged spiritual effects of being fatherless.
QTP: How does someone get services or help from Leo’s love? (Do they have to be referred by a State agency? What are the qualifying requirements? Are there income guidelines?)
NJ: All individuals are welcome to participate starting at age 7. Seven has a very personal meaning to me. That’s the number of instances of my father that I have, it was the first time I spoke to him on the phone, it was also the age I was when I felt my first emotion — rejection. We have not yet connected to state agencies, but that is a goal of ours by 2018. Our individual participants and families mainly come from area schools and by referrals. There has to be a need and a want to overcome the challenges that can set us back based on our past. There aren’t any income guidelines as this social issue can affect anyone regardless of your race, religion, or socioeconomically status.
QTP: What can we do to support Leo’s Love? Where would someone send a monetary donation? What kinds of things can people donate? Are you looking for volunteers? What are the volunteer requirements?
NJ: Leo’s Love is still very young and new, so it needs support as much as a newly established nonprofit would. Getting information out about what we do and who we are is a great start for support. In addition to supporting us by spreading the word of what we do, of course, monetary support is always appreciated and welcomed. Monetary donations can be made via bit.ly/supportleoslove.
Leo’s Love, in the future, has plans to build three very specific initiatives that will definitely assist us with assisting the community, Leo’s Closet, Leo’s Library and Leo’s Pantry.
Leo’s Closet will be a place where gently used clothing items (including school uniforms) and shoes can be donated and made available to families in need.
Leo’s Library will be used for an in-house library that our participants will be able to use as an effort to increase literacy amongst themselves, their families and within their communities.
Leo’s Pantry will serve as an initiative to provide food to individuals and families that need help during and outside the holidays. As the leader of an organization, I understand the importance of volunteers and their commitment to service to the organization and the community. We are always looking for individuals to assist us with our outreach efforts. Leo’s Love has a volunteer packet that goes into great detail about what we expect from our volunteers, what they should expect from us and the requirements for becoming a volunteer.
QTP: Where can someone contact for more information?
NJ: Leo’s Love has adapted to the ever-growing world of social media and can be followed on the following outlets:
For volunteer opportunities: please contact us at email@example.com
to complete the volunteer application visit: bit.ly/leoslovevolunteer
This is a new project I’m personally putting together, so any submissions for this project must fall under the guidelines of spiritually conscious and be free from sexually explicit lyrics & profanity (college radio friendly) Project submissions are open to any artist/song that meets this criteria. Send submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org include artist name, track title, & producer name. (Hosting DJ TBA)
Meet 18 year-old Afro (All Flows Reach Out). Afro has been referred to as “the future of hip-hop”, and if you haven’t heard him rhyme? I’m sure after you do, you’d be inclined to agree with that statement. Mentored by hip-hop veteran RA the Rugged Man, R.A. became aware of the young emcee when A-F-R-O entered a freestyle contest on YouTube hosted by R.A. “This kid won the contest before it was even ended.”-RA (http://uproxx.com/music/2015/09/afro-ra-the-rugged-man-uncharted)
I had the pleasure of meeting both of them back in October of this year, while filming scenes from Hell Razah’s upcoming documentary “Risen, the story of Chron Hell Razah Smith”(directed by Frank Meyer). Although it’s probably not a secret to Afro that he is extremely talented, he is one of the most humble young men I’ve ever met and that just makes me even more excited to share his music with you. I’d also like to go on record for being the first person to refer to him as a “Supernova”. I haven’t seen that in print yet, so I’m saying it and printing it.
Over this past week, the official music video “Code #829” was released (11/18/15) and can be found on his new mix tape “Tales from the Basement”. “This is just a mixtape joint A-F-R-O recorded at his mothers house. Just having fun murdering flows and spitting lyrical codes for fans to decipher.. this is super ill but wait till you hear the official music and what we got in store for you all.”-RA
California-bred lyrical titan A-F-R-O aka All Flows Reach Out debuts his first official music video, “Code #829”. Taken from A-F-R-O’s new mixtape “Tales From The Basement”, the track finds R.A. The Rugged Man’s protege going in over some vintage RZA production.
You can Stream + Download “Tales From The Basement” absolutely free here: http://allflowsreachout.com/basement/
If you happen to be in Europe this month, you can catch him on his 2015 European tour with RA & Mr. Green.
Booking A-F-R-O, or R.A. the Rugged Man contact: Howopbookings@gmail.com