The most anticipated hip-hop documentary of this decade.
BIG NEWS! ‘Risen’ stars Hell Razah, Queen the Prophet and 60 Second Assassin (Wu-Tang Clan’s Sunz of Man), as well as Director Frank Meyer and Executive Producer Robert Juster Will be attending the world premiere of our film in Harlem on Sunday, June 3. There will be a Q&A after the film as well.
The first public screening of our film “Risen: The Story of Chron ‘Hell Razah‘ Smith” will be at The 7th Annual People’s Film Festival Sunday, June 3, 2018 at 3:00 PM at The AMC Magic Johnson Theater in Harlem, NY (2309 Fredrick Douglas Blvd) as a part of their closing lineup.
Score your tickets at http://www.thepeoplesfilmfestival.com
In order to purchase tickets go to ticket bud, select date June 3 and scroll down. Tickets for this movie only are $14
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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
The anticipated album from Wu-Tang Clan’s Method Man was released today and is his first solo record in approximately nine years. This project features 36 tracks and some of the features you’ll hear are from Redman, Handz On, Raekwon, and Inspectah Deck.
I sat here for a few thinking what else could I possibly write to make this article more interesting, then I realized I don’t have to say anything else really. This man is in a class all by himself and needs no introduction or clever word play as an attempt to lore you in and get you to go support his project… he’s Method Man, nuff said.
Founding member of the Wu-Tang Clan. Grammy award winner. Platinum selling artist. Actor. Flower.
“I don’t rap I flow” – Mef
You can download “The Meth Lab” via iTunes:
Or via Band Camp (where you can also purchase official Meth gear & hard copy CD’s)
(There’s also plenty of other locations on the web available for streaming and download if neither one of these sites is compatible with your devices)
The Kurtis Blow is one of those names in hip-hop that when it’s mentioned, everyone just sort of pauses in homage. Even the 80’s babies know the name even if they can’t pin point exactly why they know it. So for those who are unfamiliar (especially new comers in hip-hop), class is in session.
“In 1979, Kurtis Blow signed a deal with Mercury Records, making him the first rapper signed by a major label. His album Christmas Rappin’ sold more than 400,000 copies. His follow-up album, The Breaks, went gold. He went on to release 10 albums over the next 11 years and also produced albums. Blow became an ordained minister in 2009 and founded Hip Hop Ministry.” (http://www.biography.com/people/kurtis-blow-5444) How many times have you said or heard someone say,”these are the breaks” or “those are the breaks” and they almost always do it with a shoulder shimmy and a tune? How many of you instantly think of Nas when someone mentions the song title “If I ruled the world”? Now you’ll know exactly where they came from if you didn’t before.
Rapper and producer Kurtis Walker on August 9, 1959, in Harlem, New York. Blow got his first practice as a DJ in grade school, mingling with guests at his mother’s parties to take their music requests. By the time he was 13, he had a fake ID and was sneaking into New York City clubs to hear DJs spin their tracks.
In 1975, Kurtis Blow enrolled in Harlem’s High School of Music and Art, but was kicked out for selling marijuana. He transferred to another high school, where he was soon caught selling the psychedelic drug PCP. Recognizing Blow’s intelligence, the dean gave Blow the chance to test for his General Equivalency Degree as an alternative to expulsion. Blow passed, and went on to study at New York’s City College.
In 1979, Blow signed a deal with Mercury Records, making him the first rapper signed by a major label. His album Christmas Rappin’ sold more than 400,000 copies. His follow-up album, The Breaks, went gold, led by its iconic title track: “Brakes on a bus, brakes on a car, breaks to make you a superstar.”
Blow was soon officially a superstar as well. He went on to release 10 albums over the next 11 years. This included 1985’s America, featuring the song “If I Ruled the World.” The song cracked the Top 5 on the Billboard charts on first release, and returned (in sample form) a decade later when Nas’s version debuted at No. 1. Blow also produced albums for artists like The Fat Boys, Run-D.M.C., Russell Simmons and Wyclef Jean. His influence on hip-hop was so profound that rapper Run of the seminal trio Run-D.M.C. initially called himself the “Son of Kurtis Blow” when just starting his career.
As his rap career progressed, Blow—a devout Christian—made a commitment to himself to keep his lyrics family-friendly. “I’ve recorded over two hundred songs and I have never used a profanity and I always thought that was just me trying to have some dignity, some integrity,” Blow said. “I knew that in order for this thing [hip-hop] to last and spread all around the world, it had to be wholesome, it had to be something that families could listen to, something people could play for their kid, something you could sing in church and I can sing all my songs in church.” Blow’s songs include “Magic Words,” a track recorded with a children’s rap group about the importance of saying “please” and “thank you.”
Kurtis Blow’s faith eventually led him to a new career, when he found himself reading the Bible and unable to put the book away. “I got to the last book in the Bible, Revelations, and it’s sort of like a prophecy. And I said I’d better get my act together before all this stuff starts to happen.” Blow became an ordained minister in 2009 and founded Hip Hop Ministry, a movement that incorporates rap into worship.
Besides recording, producing and hosting radio shows, Blow speaks out on behalf of a variety of causes. He coordinated the recording of the song “King Holiday” in tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr. He also campaigns against racism and drug use. He will always be credited as one of the biggest influences on rap music. “Rappin’ is totally ours—nothing can take it away,” Blow said in 1980, when rap was still in its infancy. “It’s kinda what we are giving to ourselves.” Kurtis Blow. (2015). The Biography.com website. Retrieved 09:12, Aug 10, 2015, from http://www.biography.com/people/kurtis-blow-5444.
Discography Info: http://www.discogs.com/artist/13151-Kurtis-Blow
Be sure to check out & support his latest project, “Hip Hop Church, Volume 3” now available on iTunes!
Bow Tie Cinemas presents FREE Family Movies all Summer Long!
Starting June 24 & 25 a 9-week series of Family Films Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 10AM
Seating is limited to theater capacity and tickets are issued on a first come, first serve basis.
Participating Bow Tie Theaters:
Hartford, Palace 17
Stamford, Landmark 9
Trumbull, Marquis 16
Annapolis, Harbour 9
Bergenfield, Bergenfield Cinema 5
Hackettstown, Mansfield Cinema 14
Hoboken, Hoboken Cinemas
Kinnelon, Kinnelon Cinema 8
Ocean Township, Middlebrook Cinema 10
Parsippany, Parsippany Cinema 12
South Orange, South Orange 5
Succasunna, Succasunna Cinema 10
Upper Montclair, Bellevue Cinema
Washington Township, Washing TWP. Cinema 3
Manhattan, Chelsea 9
Franklin Square L.I., Franklin Sq. Cinema
Schenectady, Movieland 6
Wilton, Wilton Mall Cinema
Reston, Reston Town Center 11
Richmond, Movieland at BLVD. SQ
For more information bowtiecinemas.com
SIMON COWELL XFACTOR GROUP LYRIC 145 HAS NEW MUSIC & ARE Staying together as a group.
New York, NY – Lyric 145
After departing from X Factor, season 2 contestants Lyric145 made the choice to remain as a group. Forged as a group on X Factor by Simon Cowell himself, the group converted into a dynamic trio. Throughout the duration of there X Factor career, Lyric145 was mentored by Simon Cowell himself. The group was known for there version of Mary Poppins ” supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” and ” Boom! Shake the Room”. Now , Lyric145 has innovatie music and a new single entitled “I Get It” .
The exsistance duration of Lyric145 being a group has not been long. Nonethless, the immensely, talented trio has already shown that, like any successful hip-hop crew, their chemistry is undeniable. Lyric145 delivers, and produce their own music. They are a force to be reckoned with. “We are rare, There is nothing in the music industry or entertainment that is comparable to us.”- SirJewlz
Presently, Lyric145 has released their new single “I get It” their version of the hit song “Clique” . As well, they have been performing, conducting radio interviews, and attending A list events , linking them with such celebrities as Hip Hop mogual Ice T and Coco, Singer Kelly Rowland, Vh1 Mama Jones , Singer Tweet , Reality stars Ramona Rizzio , Jerseylisious and more. Lyric145, will be traveling to Brazil in March for a concert series and will be performing at MTV “the Grind”.
Their influences range from Eminem, Jadakiss ,Bob Marley, Common, and DMX.