Dec 21, 2010

REMIX NR.2



yo i got you..
you was waiting for the second joint right?!
well here itis..
featuring the smooth and classy sassy Miss 6X
along side my dawgg keepyahjoy on bass
mr. ras gilbert on drums
smooth an' subtle engineerin' by mr. "born to do it" Artem Kulakov as always..
and yours truly on guitars and vocaalz..

please enjoy
and be sure to tell a friend about this.."World Citizen" baby..

Dec 8, 2010

yessirr..



first free pre-world-citizen-album-release-download available now!!

So here it is people..
the first song to introduce my first full length solo album
and the first song released by the Innersoul records label..

a collabo between Audiopharmacy's bassist and producer
the gifted and beautiful KeEpYaHjOy..

(ps keep a lookout for his independently released movie titled

"Powerstruggle"

for which he used my song of the same name, also featured on the album)

..and gifted singer songwriter dfresko.

On this track
kEePyAhJoY provides both the bass and percussions
while rhythm guitar is played by D Fresko.
Lyrics and vocals are his as well.

lead guitar is played by Gregg
lyrics to his verse are by Gregg
and vocals are his as well :)

Artem Kulakov is the engineer
who mixed-mastered the song
and made it sound pretty..

please enjoy and tell a friend..

Oct 1, 2010

my gift to you..

good to be home..
been workin' all day
fall weather outside
got my mood right
like i can hide inside the vibes..
wanna get away from it all for a second
close my eyes and remember happiness..

you remember the last time you were happy?

i mean really happy
maybe quietly
maybe openly

everyday the world starts anew
i read that somewhere
i remember when i had few things i HAD to do
more things i had the freedom to..

long for those times sometimes
and at the same time so thankful for countless many things in my life

yo do this for me..

close your eyes and
think about the last time you were happy

feel that feeling

and remember it..


thats my gift to you today..

Sep 30, 2010

mozart yess

Sep 29, 2010

sade time

sometimes you wanna come home
and just relax
you know just getaway from the stress of the day and jus..
jus chill..
thats when you call on sade..
timeless
and forever beautiful..




and im puttin' this in there cause i always thought this was a beautiful song..
please enjoy

Sep 27, 2010

beautiful..victor jara

i love this man's music..
my pops shared this with me when i was younger..
one of my favorites since..
please enjoy..

Sep 26, 2010

extra extra read all about it..

so if i could
i would
show you all
(the good :)
pictures at least
but i don't have em on me..

had my first official
album cover-and-press-kit-foto shoot today
was dope
this very talented photographer

gabriel amauru
please check em out

who also happens to be one of my peoples
got it done yo!!
thats all i can say..
so thats what i wanted to share with you this evenin'
lookin' forward to show you all em..

hope y'all had a good weekend

Sep 25, 2010

marvin gaye..who you know do it like that?!

this is the national anthem..

the national anthem people!!

this man's too smooth..

even make the national song sound like you wanna 'get it on' to it :)

Sep 24, 2010

old wine..new bottles

pops and i talk on the phone
frequently
well..as frequently as time allows
its kinda been that way since i was younger
and my parents split up
that way he was still around
that way he was always there for me
youknow besides being there in person also..
allotta things i picked up in those conversations

this next poem stems from one of those talx
we were reasoning on the difference
and similarities in generations
and both came to the conclusion that
things remain pretty much the same
just the times change
and he told me about a project he was doing
or a group he was part of
called, you guessed it

'old wine,'new bottles'

and we kinda just discussed me writing a piece on it..
so i did
here goes..


old wine, new bottles
like old gunz,
with new bullets of wisdom.
old work
new funds.
new artists
old concepts.

find it in the things you see
the way we be..
like how
girls holler
the same way they mothers did,
back in the day.

A new world of family coming together
behind the lights and fame.
slightly different,
mostly the same.

Ain't nothing new,
like
the faces changed
but the spirit remains.
like the name.
mingus.
charlie or eric.

like cotton
is the same fabric,
whether
brandname or generic.

we the seeds
coming from heaven.
a spiritual breed.
coming from the country and streets..
surviving
like weeds do
thru the concrete.
in need of enlightenment
just the same
as the sun needs rain
to become renewed and born again..



new raps same meaning
like coltrane and chuck d
on a non-compromising soultrane,
fighting for our right to LOVE:
the bass-bottomline
to our atmosphere.

challenging.

and channeling
what our foreparents say

like back in the day..

likewise smooth

etching new grooves
in new
unexplored
rugged terrains

testing the borders

feeding the brain

of people
with similar souls
that come from
similar hoods
and go to
similar schools
and learn to become
similar fools.

yet learn the ways of life
thru similar rules

of power.

love and respect.

learn that money
is the difference
between love and neglect.

Ain't much changed
no more noose around the necks in the trees
but people still fighting for equality.

they got the noose around the necks of the microphone,
around the freedom of speech.

in the way
the rap game changed.

stolen by the industry.

is the way
they divided and tried to conquer
previous generations,

the same.

like jazz.
like us.

money.power.fame.

divide.
conquer.
shame.

we bebopped on drugs and hard liqour
later we hip-hop' on crack and malt liqour.
born as kings with roots in royalty
still treated like niggers..

who we are is what we express to be
and
still
survive.
come out on top,
stay alive despite killing cops on our blox,
new bottles old wine..

Sep 23, 2010

daydreams..in japanese..

a little while ago
i did this song
'waltz for daydreams'
with mr. kenichiro nishihara
and i realized
that most of the people listening to him
are japanese
so i had this idea
to translate the lyrics for them
in their mother tongue
so they could better understand
what i am saying in the song..

the lyrics of this song
are the same as the lyrics on 'daydreams'
with sotu the traveller
i hope you will find this usefull

i would now like to thank miho for her efforts
i really appreciate it..



DAYDREAMS

俺たちジャングルコンクリートから来た
フランクリンとノースとランドの間をバスに乗りながら青い線の引かれた紙に考えと貸しを書いていると後部座席の人達のもめ事が聞こえて来る
不調和とロイヤル感の反発が頭の中で雑草が成長するように妨げ 頭の中の警察を探そうとしている
コントロールとパトロールがオレには出来ないと言っているが 神がもし試したら出来る事を示しているのを知っている
うれし涙の様に流れたり 何も無くてもハイになれる
アームストロングは知っていた やるしかないと
オイルやジェルでセットされた髪の様に余裕のある人々の事を気にしていなくても 楽器を演奏し始める事によって神が降りて来て口を通じ出る
音楽がグルーブと指先を通じで流れて来る
それがスローブルースの様にピースフルに 傷つけるのではなく心地よくさせてくれる
エモーションを解放させ涙がこぼれる
俺たちはここで生き抜きそれを祝う
平和を探しに旅をする
本を読めば現実を離れ 会話を聞けば耳を盗まれる
思い出を心に残しティーンエイジャーずがクールを装って大人のふりをする 
そして遠くから誰かが歌っているのが聞こえて来る
これがジャズだから


真実のさんげと生命の会いから常にベストをつくして神秘的な音楽の美を創り出す
幸福が”うつ”を照らし抜ける
家で食事をつくりまったりとして仲間と時間を楽しむ
この世に残す子供達の世界が音楽を通して創られる間にゲトークイーンとキング達が罪に囲まれる
アンダーグラウンドの奥深くから来る音と詩が宇宙にまで広がり 私達の声と拳で感じて聞いてもらいたい
お互いをだいやの指輪の様に大事にする
それがジャズだから 

i dig this this..dig it..



Sep 22, 2010

something i wrote.. before Obama became pres..

Somewhere a mother cries

cause she cant feed her children,

while we taste the salty lies

of greedy politicians.

Meanwhile her children are dying for real.

A slow process.

Painfull like torture.

Painfull like hopeless tears.

Weary are her emotions, and feelings of hopelessness arise,

while we vote between tyrants, that send children to wars to die.

Peace for the government is not an option, cause peace doesnt make cents..

never did they intent to reason for a solution,

what would you do if someone declared war on you?!

if the foot was in the other shoe.

It aint nothing new.

We got many wars to learn from;

world war two,

Vietnam..

Still we send kids to die by bombs.

To get murdered by guns,

coming home with missing legs and arms..

Where are we supposed to get our belief from in these so called leaders,

do they even heed us?

Seems like we can only pray that one day,

tables will turn and from our ways we learn.

Sep 20, 2010

bredren dell..do yo thang!!

oh..most definately..chillin' in heaven..



please..
go'head an do yo thing..

Sep 19, 2010

question..which one should i choose?!

so im doin' inventory..
so my idea is this
imma do my very own polling
and ask you
the readers of this blog to give me your honest opinion..
checkitout..

my first inventory question
im thinking of putting images on t shirts for sale..
i just need to find out what my peoples like
so here goes
two samples of possible t-shirt prints..
please lemme know



this is a pic of my little sister




this is a pic of yours true..



y'all can start givin' your opinions ....



NOW!!

Sep 18, 2010

a swingin' affair

so checkitout man..

so the idea was to hook up with miss 6x today
if you not familiar with her
you will be
very much worth it to check out
her music
style
and persona
like an alicia keys of mc-ing
emailed me this week to let me know she was in town
and automatically im thinking
i GOT to have her on one of the remixes im doin' right ?!
right!!
called her
she said she down
long story short
today's the day

we meet on columbus circle
shoot up town
she wrote the verse and delivered it
all together inside an hour
plus added a lil' something to one of the other trax on the album
i love it..

all the work
without the distractions..
so yess
i am happy to say
today was a good day..

oh oh
did i just do that?!
yess i guess i did
well then
since im not at liberty to play you the finished mix of the miss 6x yet..

why not a classic for the road..

PEACE..

Sep 17, 2010

dig it..the coup

..MASSILIA..

eversince i first stepped foot on the grounds
close to the waters of her harbor
she has had a special place in my heart.
one of my fondest memories is falling asleep
to the sound of the meditarranen waters
bouncing against the walls in the room
with the open window i was sleeping in..
and in the day time swimming in the waters
a couple hundred yards from that same apartment,
the weather so warm windy and nice
that i could use my boxers as swimtrunks
and wear em under my jeans later
and having em dry before dinner..

MASSILIA

where i was introduced to linton kwesi johnson..
where i remember evenings by the sea
sitting in the breeze
and just feeling at peace..
late nights
mellow
vibin'..
and just zonin'
with others
as well as on my own.
i could go on
but the rest is also in this song..

Sep 15, 2010

my pops and the crown prinsess

my pops is a busy man
half the time i'm not even sure what that man's doin'
but i love em
and i know em
and i know he's a good man
and that he makes me proud
and what i know about him
is that music and god is nr 1 in his life
that love for music
is a journey that has taken him from lonely to all other walks of life
including intense joy
he's played for heads of states
including mr.mandela
and apparently along the way
just this week
for the crown prinsess of holland
nice one pops
you go boy!!

i wanna give thanx to mr.young tchong
long time friend of the family
for sending me the article..
hope all is well with you baby..
thanx man..

oh..
just to be sure for all y'all not knowing
my pops is the black man with the horn
behind the white lady
sittin' at the piano
on the right of the page
thought i'd let you know..



aaight then..
got some more pics of my pops chillin' with miss maxima
compliments again of our family friend
mr.Young Tchong
thanx again man..



hey pops..

Sep 14, 2010

checkit.. LKJ!!

fare..well..

dreamy clouds pass along blue skies.
a little too fast.
for the children that play they make way.

joyously
and without weight
memories are made
in front of grim buildings.

like a smile in night.

like a bright warm sun in a dark sky.

like branches by leaves embraced.

so

they provide shade.

protect from night.

and give way.

u n i

tried to run from the shadows.
like righteous thieves
have tried to run from the gallows.
by squeezing rays of joy
from a hopeless existence.

and just like we knew they would
the shadows grew bigger.
and just like we knew we would
we paid a price.

defiantly
scratching our names.


outside
crooked shaped hearts.

inside trees.

yet over time
these warm memories grew dry

and old.

and hard

and fragile

and cold.

and before long.

comformity
chopped them down.




in my heart they remain
real.

unconformed.

unsold.

and unchanged.


and


sometimes i look back
and see walls
once bright red
even in the shade
turn gray
before my eyes.
before the wind blows softly again.

gently carrying memories
for the future to hold..

roots feat. cube.. dope!!

Sep 13, 2010

thank u!!

i wanna take a little time to give thanx
for all the beautiful responses
ive gotten today in response to yesterdays blog post..
more than expected really
nevertheless all of em very welcome off course
glad to see my excitement is shared :)
hope to see you at the opening party in spring
and for now
please stay tuned in wait for the release of the album
and viewing of the album cover..

oh right..
yeah that's coming too
i can tell you
the way it's looking now
it's promising to be nice yo..

Sep 12, 2010

WORLD CITIZEN!!

whats good my good peoples
so finally the time has come to reveal to you my secret

here it is..

after a summer
of going back and forth to the studio
and working together
with engineer extraordinaire
Mr. Artem Kulakov

I am pleased to tell you
that we are in the final stages of completing..

my first full length solo project
titled:

"WORLD CITIZEN"

after years of putting in work,
featuring on various artists' projects
while at the same time
sidelining with different
beautiful,
talented acts and artists
around the city,
along the east and west coast,
Canada
Europe and Japan,

I am happy to be able
to let you know
that my first official solo release is here..

nice..

on the album
you the listener
will find
a collection of works
from the last two years
works inspired by my personal journey and insights
combined with elements of musical styles
ranging from reggae to jazz blues hip hop and folk

the album's official release date is set for spring
accompanied by a release party in its honor
however, it WILL be available for download before that time

the date of the release party
as well as the date
the album will become available for download
will be announced

meanwhile as a gift
and a special thank you
to all the people
that have been telling me
how much they appreciated the music
i've been putting out over the years,
and
who in doing so
have inspired me to keep putting out more,

to them
and to all who have supported me so far

i will be making available for free download
remixes of some of the songs off the album,
up until the day of the official album release date in spring
so look out for that

lastly
i want to take a moment to give special thanx
to all the people who helped work on the album
and who
thru their dedication
loving attention
belief
support
and amazing talents
have lifted this project
to a level it otherwise
would not have seen

a special shout goes to
Artem Kulakov

all i can say is
Thank you man

for your tireless energy and talent
that i am truly indebted to you

and say congrats to you as well man..
i know this is your first one too!!

and to Sir Larry MacDonald for his continuing guidance
and welcoming spirit..
and for allowing me to dream..

god bless
and thank him
who without
none of this would have been possible..

i hope you enjoy the works
as much as i do sharing them..

Sep 10, 2010

something i wrote

higher grounds



the night became an escape

starin at the ceilin feelin the hate

tears rollin down my sister's face

quietly whisperin, it'll be okay

the loudness increase climax release

feet stumble down stairs, our bodies freeze

lookin at eachother and thru the door crack

at the yellow light shinin from where the war's at

silence.. even more scary that..

it's real now, daddy's gone..

where he went to, none of us knew

gone for so long, we eventually became used to

not having him around. still missed the sound of

his voice and the love in his music

if he had chosen to stay, our parents love would have abused it

or would it..was it love or was that just what we called it

see over time love reminds me that love is kind, could it

be that what we called love was something else entirely

some strange thing laced with anger and jealousy

something that would cease to exist when set free..

but one needs peace to see clearly, resist and let be.

so now the storm is gone but there is not yet calm

i see vivid as day the wooden necklace sway

carved by fate like her face by tears

and the sadness that has become my mom

in that place where love lost its way.

i've lived long enuff to witness regrets expressed,

they say when you fail once you study harder for the next big test,

with us, not so

we,

hold on more before we let go

seem to find it close to impossible to say sorry

eventhough sorry is how we feel and we all know

hardly,

make way for higher grounds..

i remember happiness, my father cleaning

the valves of his trumpet, playing

closing his eyes as if dreaming

new sounds all around put there to protect us

spiritually, as if the sound there was an energy

stronger than any negativity..

i guess he knew we needed it, cause while they did

the fear anger and hatred did not quit,

we went thru more confusion and bullshit

attempted suicide and false pride,

moma liquor pourin' claim she not an alcoholic

cause she never drinks before four,

never wakes up before three

drinkin' alone in the dark watchin' t.v.

but no

no judgment from me cause see

everybody got their own way of feelin' free..

somebody told me

god's orbit is different from man

that's why we have to leave this realm to understand

i chose sound to take me to higher grounds

call me a travelling man..

Sep 9, 2010

soon baby soon..

yo i went to the dentist today..
don't ask!!
i'll tell :)
yo my dude is the chillest dentist man..
i heard music in the back ground right
he ask me what kinda music i like..
im like well..i like anything from jazz rap reggae pop..
he say yo
you down with listenin to some brd and dizzy?!
im like yes..
he put on the station
live internet radio by topic you can choose
we rockin to this beautifull music man..
so nice
wanted to share that..

oh, about the surprise secret??..
not yet baby not yet
but soon..
i can give you another hint though..
im workin on it night and day ;)..
stay tunes
imma let you know over the weekend yo..

Sep 8, 2010

shh..don't tell nobody..yet..

psst..

yo!!



i got a little secret i wanna share..


but can't tell you just yet..

it's good though..it's good

imma keep you posted

and make sure you'll be the first to know..

i CAN give you a hint though..

it has got to do with....




music!! ;)

stay tuned..

Sep 7, 2010

my boombox

im lookin at her
quietly sitting there
in the corner
i gotta be on my way
but my heart goes in slo mo
as i start to think of the many memories we shared
and she was right there
playing soft songs in the deep of night
making me feel alright
she was there when i finished my first demo
and i played it for my sis to hear over the phone
she was there to keep me company
when i felt alone.
adorned her with stickers from my crew
wrote on her "peace hip hop, i love you".
'member she was a conversation starter on the train
used to hold her close and hug her
made me feel good like nothing could
can't count the joints we played together
sober.. blurred..
too many memories to mention
and here now
i'm holding her
slowly walking down steps
onto the outside courtyard
setting her down..
looking at her one last time,
observing her as she stands there proudly
i know she wont be there by dark..
secretly i hope someone will take her and cherish her
even if only her radio function works..
some people still listen to radio right?!
i pray she'll be alright
maybe help some lonely body thru the night..
this one's for my beloved boombox..
baby imma miss you
baby you rock..

Sep 6, 2010

back on the grind..tomorrow..

whats good man
labor day..
for peoples in the parade
for peoples jus chillin..
for whoever not sure even what labor day's about..
salute
had a great day today man..
was supposed to go out to long island and celebrate it with my best friends moms peeps in the hamptons
but trainschedules and wifey and i oversleepin didn' allow for that
we did other things instead
bumped into a friend and hung out
weather nice
conversation stimulatin'
yes had fun
on some calm cool sh..
bought some food
watched some tv and chilled..
hope y'all are good
and doing good
wherever you are
whoever you may be..
one love

Aug 29, 2010

Muslim raps for peace

Aug 27, 2010

yo..its ness..sa serr.. ie..

yess.. melody makers..

Aug 18, 2010

always dug this song.. pat benetar

heard this the other day
and was like yo..

Aug 12, 2010

please check this..roots..

Aug 7, 2010

one a my favorites..tribe..










Jul 26, 2010

the mighty curtis mayfield yess..

one of my all time favorites..go curtis..



and off course..



and off course..



and off course..



and yess..



oh and ..



thank you so much mr mayfield
and thank god for you..

Jul 24, 2010

"This City".. Ken, Takumi and gregg live at Shibuya FM



This city
is filled with mystery
In it I feel the oldness of ancient tradition
And a transition of the old world into the new
Your eyes is filled with gentleness
Your soul warm and receptive
You move quiet and determined
Patiently and faithfully
Takin’ the next step
Trustin’ in the wisdom of the ages
As well a in the truth of the sages
Who themselves once were young
As we all still are in the eyes of god
We fight wars and we cry cause we do not understand
Break laws and we try to get the upperhand
And that is when I remember the ways of grace of the old days
thats when i remember the strength and the humility of our mothers touch
the sternness and the love that taught us so much
somebody said that its better to give than to receive
and with you this i start to believe
from the last echo of the drum
to the guitars final strum
to the singers last hum
you recall in you all those who came before you
i see smoke curl upwards in diamond lights
i see sweat whiped from brows around midnite
as the light turns from tokyo sun to tokyo moon
yo i remember the many moons
lovers walkin thru the park under cherry blossoms in bloom
sharin' thoughts unprivate for the atmosphere to consume
and we look for freedom inside microphones and power cables,
away from the hype and the bright lights, in the silence of the night
another bridge we build dedicated to our guild
yo, we are able to not touch and still understand
to receive and not demand
to seek and find and to hold the hand of humanity
by lending breath to their ears
sharing love with their hearts
promote peace among peers and diffuse the hostility
for we recognize we all seek to be free
so we expose the lies of society
trust.. yo we share more than divides us
we see it is just lust for power of an unchosen few
that makes them do what they do
but i learned from a flower in bloom
that life however broken it may seem
sometimes lays in the pieces of a broken dream
you an i together we share a world unseen
thru passion and expression
freedom and emotion
love and devotion yeah..
with which we build timeless bridges with music

Jul 21, 2010

my moment

aaight man
long time no blogg
been crazy hectic at my j-o
and when i mean crazy hectic
i mean the typa hectic like
work and sleep
work and sleep..
so nothing much other than that to share
it does make me appreciate so much more the down times
like for instance today i sat alone
outside on campus at a public area in the day time usually crowded with people
now completely empty
i love that
got my pen and pad and started zonin',
orange lights, wind blowin' gently thru the trees thats there..
my moment for me youknow...
i love that..
started working out some things in my mind
and came up with the beginning of a song
or poem
or a rhyme youknow..
got me thinking bout my relationships
with fam
with people i haven't seen in a long time
or people that kinda jus left my life
abruptly, deliberatly, or ones that just kinda faded from view..
i heard it said that sometimes or as much as you can
you need to release
just like you obtain
you need to let go..
thats what i usually do in those moments
my moments..

respekt..tito puente

Jul 17, 2010

you wanna check this out..bill withers

Documentary: The Soul of Bill Withers is not for sale (Dutch)

Jul 1, 2010

its right time has come.. god bless.. to me the most important album this year

Jun 28, 2010

classic..roots..rocka's



Jun 26, 2010

"what is hidden from the wise and prudent.."

Jun 24, 2010

something i wrote..



i see their faces
and i wonder
how much longer
before we're free

i feel their sadness
and i think to myself
would anybody stop to help
a stranger in the streets

i know we got to keep on
oh lord, it's been so long
since things have been so wrong
in this society

glass ceilings for blacks and women
educational inequality
desperation and anger
due to our poverty

my moma ain't got no money
i hear her cry at night
praying for god to carry us
praying to make things right

daddy has long since left us
never said goodbye
but i know that man loved us yeah
never wanted to see us cry

told me to keep on fighting
keep my head held high
told me to keep my heart held strong
my sight toward the sky

Jun 15, 2010

slow down the world a little bit..

quietly sitting on my stoop
feeling the evening air on my body and face
longing for nothing
for nothingness
the closest ive come so far is sleep
im tired
tired of so many things
of people
all with their many things
just wanna be alone for now
somewhere in a corner with no one around
with nothing
with no one
racing thoughts
slowed down
mellow
feeling mellow
feeling fine
getting acquainted with myself
a little more
each time
loving myself a little more
each time
thats where i like to be

Jun 6, 2010

BIG UPS!! PoWeR StRuGgLe..KeEpYaHjOy..

my good friend keepyahjoy
among many other things
bass player for west coast crew audiopharmacy
is doing his thing
like he has been for a while
as one of the most gifted
even keeled and beautiful spirits i have the pleasure to know
he to me is a constant proof positive and reminder
of what it means to do one's own thing..
he walks alone
marching
to the beat of his drum
literally..
for years now i've known him to follow a passion for playing bucket drums
on the streets of vienna to the streets of brooklyn
san fran to berlin..
both intriguing and mesmorizing crowds at the same time..
related to this same topic
he has put together a movie with some of his companions
among whom i am glad to say i belong
and i am humbled that he chose one of my songs for the soundtrack of the flick..
please enjoy the promo trailer
released by the fam at the pharm..

Jun 2, 2010

yo!!..alvin lewis



this a pic of alvin and i taken in bed stuy a while back..

when you hear his name
please remember it
and when you get a chance
please google it
you will not regret it..
this is a man who's vibe and joy inspires me
everytime im around it
he is one of my favorite
if not my favorite guitar player
and one of my favorite musicians definately..
not in the least because of his joy in general and especially while playing
his humility and just his general positive energy and outlook on things..
he embraced and applauded my creative endeavors when he didn't have to
and i just wanted to show my gratitude for that
hence this blog..
you the man alvin..

this is his groups cd entitled 'wake up'
please check the whole joint yo..
it's tremendous..



and this is a poem i did as inlay for the cd



good looks for the opportunity man..
god bless..

here and now..



yeah peoples
thanx for loggin on and checkin in..
i been a little low key lately
just taking care of responcibilities
and trying to do everything right
or at least in the right way
youknow
from doing my best to come to work on time
to praying
an keeping people in mind
and practicing forgiveness in my quiet times..
life can get ahead of you if you let it
and can just consume you before you realize it
here and now is the only moment i have to work with
so i wanna make it count
all the past and all the future
together in this moment
without overlooking
this moment
and in this moment
i pray for forgiveness
understanding
enlightenment
and love
peace to you
and may god bless you
in all godly things you do

May 29, 2010

let go an let god

sometimes you gotta jus let go..
and let god.

May 27, 2010

a good time moment..



ain no worry in the world.
chillin
wid my peoples
somewhere on a terrace in europe,
listenin to the sound of the streets.
relaxin'.
watchin' skylines in solemn moments
feelin' fine, for a moment.
feeling something bigger than monotony.
feeling god touching me.
feeling at peace..

May 26, 2010

FREdoM tImE noW..




LET ME talk ABOUT LONELINESS.
NEVER HAD A FRIENd.
Worked hard ALL MY LIFE
FOR A purpose
BIGGER THAN ENDS.
seek LOYALTY IN PEOPLE
AND YOU'LL KNOW dependancy.
Nothing BUT WORKING FOR GOD
CAN SET ME free
ITS deep.
THE TRAVEL INSIDE
NEVERENDING.
AND THE JOURNEY THRU MY SOUL
Feels as if it IS JUST BEGINNING.
Coming THRU THE MIST
In a forest of confusion.
With BROKEN HEARTS acting as its tree's branches
leaving my SOUL SCARRED.
LIKE THE struggle to free the BONDAGE frOm MY PEOPLE
This journey has never been easy.
And im STILL not FREE
AND god KNOWS
STILL NOT WHERE I long TO BE.

May 25, 2010

mr. dennis emmanuel brown.. royalty..

all hail the crown prince..
one of the sweetest voices ever in music..







May 21, 2010

come with me and surrender

this a poem i wrote seeing two lovers making out on the train..
they were doing their thing oblivious of the world around them
i loved that alot
the defiant disregard of so called social rules
and they didn't do it agressively
like they wanted the world to look at them
they were just in their own world

come with me and surrender

your body
your energy
it speaks to me
and i feel the way you
you feelin' me
they call us weird
but i feel safe to know
that we're together
so let them observe
and fade slow
with with the weather

take a seat
on this cloud
and let it all out
this is the heaven
you've been waiting for
the mystery that is making way
for our reality
and the misery
now is only a fallacy

cause love is our natural state of being

surrender to me
'cause i am your way to love
these are my arms
these are my dreams
come and take of my tree
whatever you want from me
and take the journey
thru my soul
enter it thru your eyes
i wear no disguise
my mouth tells you no lies
don't be afraid
for there's no need to hide
surrender
and let's again be alive

later i kinda played with the lyrics of the poem
and put it to some music keepyahjoy and ras gilbert had put together
i put the guitar and vocals on it..
and god gave me another song..


come with me and surrender

your body
and your energy
it speaks to me
and i feel the way
you feelin' me,
they call us weird
but i feel safe to know
that we're together
so let them fade slow

take a seat
on this cloud of joy
let it all out
this the heaven
we've been waiting for,
no doubt,

it's the mystery
that is making way for our reality
and the misery
is now only a fallacy,
love..

peoples..

this a track i did together with mr. larry macdonald..
i put some footage to it of some of my peoples..
dig it!!

May 20, 2010

freedom writers.. yess..

some may call it a copy of dangerous minds
others may called it its blue print
some may say it's a little hollywood at times
only those that know really can judge
and to me ain't nothing wrong with a little hollywood yo..
'specially when it shines light on a real situation..
and this right here is a real situation
it inspired me..
so i wanna share it..
please enjoy

gregg says yess stepwise..

right now i would like to introduce you to dj mr. stepwise
dope ass dj from the ranks of the audiopharmacy crew
dj for galang radio together with miss. erika matos
and reigning table ping-pong champion at the pharm.. :)
we have plans to do some work together in the near future
so i sent him some music
now what my man did was unexpected and nice yo..
please listen to his whole show (cause it's dope..)
and play close attention to the last 5 seconds of the show..
brotherly love bein' shown to the fulles
big ups from ny to the bay
coast to coast stand up!!







May 19, 2010

granma's hands..one of my favorite artist's ever..





May 17, 2010

higher grounds, higher sounds..


foto by Keita Suzuki

the night became an escape
starin at the ceilin feelin the hate
tears rollin down my sister's face
quietly whisperin, it'll be okay
the loudness increase climax release
feet stumble down stairs, our bodies freeze
lookin at eachother thru the door crack
at the yellow light shinin from where the war's at
now silence. even more scary that..
it's close to fact now, daddy's gone,
where he went to, none of us knew.
gone for so long, that we became used to
not having him around, still i missed the sound of
his voice and the love in his music
if he had chosen to stay, their love would have abused it
or would it..see love reminds me that love is kind, could it
be that what we called love was something else entirely,
some strange thing laced with anger and jealousy
something that would cease to exist when set free..
but one needs peace to see resist and let be.
so now the storm is gone but there is not yet calm
i see clear as day the wooden necklace sway
and the sadness that has overcome my mom
in that place where love lost its way.
and i have lived long enuff to witness regrets expressed.
one would think..
when you've failed once you'd study harder for life's next big test,
with us, not so
we, hold on more, before we let go,
find it close to impossible to say sorry,
eventhough how we feel we all know,
hardly, make way for higher grounds..
i remember happiness, my father cleaning
the valves of his trumpet, playing,
closing his eyes as if dreaming
new sounds all around put there to protect us
spiritually, as if the sound there was an energy
stronger than any negativity..
we needed it, cause while they did,
the fear anger and hatred did not quit.
we went thru more confusion and bullshit,
attempted suicide and false pride,
moma steady liquor pourin' claim she not an alcoholic
cause she never drank before four,
never woke up before three,
up late nights drinkin' alone in the dark watchin' t.v.
no judgment from me,
everybody got their own way of feelin' free..
somebody told me god's orbit is different from man's
that's why we have to leave this realm for that to understand.
sound chose to take me to higher grounds
call me a travelling man..
don' wanna come down..

for the beautiful hawaiian islands i love you

beautiful lands beautiful people beautiful voices..

hawaii..thank you..



this version's for the streets.. :)









billie..

May 16, 2010

I belong to no one..audiopoetry recording in the park..

big T was in town for two days
thats how that man moves
on tha..
movin' in and out
in and out..
so youknow..
to get shit done
you gotta catch that train..
or plane
or vibe
or whatever he's on..
case and point
8 am
i get a call..
im like
i don't have to wake up till 9..
but we got work to do
so here we go
pack up the camera
pack up the audio recorder
hit the corner
do the thing there
after that
go to a nearby park..
and do the thing..
there..
this is a piece of it..
full recording
will be put to audio
released by the pharm..
look out for that

Andre..3g..blues...

May 15, 2010

clear visions oakland march 2010



peep clear visions coming from a skyline
people movin like ants in the rain and sunshine
everybody you meet runnin in place to grind
focused on money in these spiritual times
you gotta come thru the dark to greet the sunshine
facin' chemical warfare and spiritual crimes
in case you wonderin' right now is the time
to brush away the dirt for your soul to shine
like an uncut gem from your innersoul mind
yo it's time to push back people crossin' your line
can't erase the times must face the times
gotta let your love pierce thru the hate sometimes
i know you find your mind in a deep state sometimes
it can take a lot out of you to keep your faith sometimes
raise your hands express you inner divine
i wanna see my people smilin' up in the sunshine

i hope y'all hip..roy ayers..

May 14, 2010

i belong to no one


from my nap's
remeniscin'
goin' down my history
thinkin' back
to cats dissin' me
for bein' different
kinda like jimi
got my own style
persistently different
that's how you get clowned
in an instant
but i ain' care
like, what's the difference
i am
dirt poor
and you
on well fare
still im glistenin'
thru the dirt shinin'
climbin' like a ladder
with my rhymin'
and now im in places like japan
where they slow to catch the slang
but the vibe they undastand
and i don' even consider myself a rapper
not in your lane, fuck fame
jus follow my passion make moves and maintain
it's a shame, they don't see..
no need to be jealous of me
see shit did never come easy for me
just want you to know that when you see me
yeah i done swept floors cleaned toilet bowls
peeped untrue stories about my person told
fought hard to keep my soul
ate cans of corn when i ain' had no doe
n lived off charity like a bumb when i had nothin'
prone to go off like a gun, shootin' off the lip frontin'
buggin'
knew i was the man, still got treated like a son
stressin' the fuck out while they had they fun
had to wait my turn while they countin' they ones
tightnin' my focus while they rolled' they blunds
stayin' loyal to my dreams while they mackin' they stunts
put a clamp on my bills while they totin' they fronts
keepin' it low key while i practice my lungs
and in the midst of all this goin' on
you wanna ask me if i know where i belong
nigga,
i know where i'm from
god got me, i belong to no one

May 12, 2010

listen closely..SoulFoodMusicEducation

SoulFoodMusic-I-DubNation





souleyes..



i
recognize
your soul's life
by looking
in your soul eyes
and for once
ignoring
your soul's highs
and where they
lead
and mislead..

i

see
layers
and layers
in your past.
truth sayers
and liers
that sold you
fantasies
that you
wanted to believe
dreams
that had you deceived

i

look at you
and those eyes
and see
sadness
and happiness
and loneliness
in a dark room
battle
with a single light of hope

we

are
soulmates.
have
the same
mindstate.
and see life
similar,
even now.

yes..

i could give
peace

to you

a feeling
unfamiliar

we
could dream together
and work together
thru feelings
of pride
and low self esteem

be our own support system

share

ice scoops
and chill
by the tv
when you ill
or

just remenisce
and cry
over times gone by
and people
we wish
could be here

sometimes

and
make up
when we fight
and
look to keep
our heart right
and work
to keep our soulight

shining

like diamonds
that don't melt
before the sun

but stay strong

and
keep it right
when we're wrong

treat eachother gentle..

to a song comfort you
along
difficult times
and write you
words that rhyme

all this
seen
in your soul's eyes
by a soul's eye

here for you
when you need

no need to ask why

May 8, 2010

beautyful..

yo i jus dig this song man..


Adele - Make you feel my love

May 7, 2010

Daydreams video clip

hey people

just finished the clip for the song daydreams i did with sotu and tasha
so i guess you could call this its official release :)
i like the way it came out
put it together from all kinds of footage
made in new york amsterdam and san fransisco
wanted to try out black and white
for mood purposes
and played around with some effects
like moving images
and letter typing over the images..
well nuff said,
please enjoy..

dedicated to guru
please rest in peace joy and happiness



we comin outta the jungle conrete
with thoughts and lyrics written out
on white paper sheets and blue lines
while we ridin the bus where back folks fuss
between stops and i'm
between franklin and nostrand
where the disunity and the resistance to our royalty
makes me grow more determined to sow grow and harvest mental crops
while taking heed of mental cops
controlling and patrolling on inner curbs
actin preturbed
yo they tellin me i can't do it
but i know cause god shows that if i try i can do it
we can be fluid like happy cries
we gettin high on life without taking fluid
louis armstrong knew it
knew ain't nothin to it but to do it
as long as it's got that thing
cause it's a jazz thing that's makin your hips swing
and makin you forget your troubles in the weekend from during the week
weavin' and bobbin' to the beat sleek like processed hair
oiled and gelled up
niggaz is ballin, livin on top, not hearin you callin, not givin a fuck
but when they play in their stare lives god that when
played or hummed becomes born thru their lips in true muze
giving lush life thru the groove thru their fingertips
peaceful is the vibe like slow blues harmony
here to soothe not to harm you or me
and made to release emotions in cups full
accumulated in tears in the eyes of the beholding woman in the rear
thats slowly startin to cry
we here just to get by and celebrate life while gettin' high
we travelin these travels and we journyin' these journeys
thru landscapes to find peace
and escape reality in books we read
conversations we hear
and memories close to heart we keep
of maybe little kids eyes starin
playin truth dare and sneakin kisses
and act with attitude
to make up for the youngness in years and actin rude
in the distance you can hear somebody sing
cause it's a jazz thing

never are we off from this godly profession
we workin like slaves just to be manifestin
cause its our life love and truest confession
our way to the light shining thru the depression
we chillin at home got some food and we cookin
and rap on some dope shorties thats good lookin
while we build on the world we leave our children in
ghetto queens and kings surrounded by sin
we comin from way down in the underground
where we build our universe with a sound profound
and expand it to the stars with rehearsel and verse
with our voices and fists we make it felt and heard
notes as our language we use to build our blocks
with love we fill and don't kill on our blocks
and cherish each life like diamond rings
reflected with the force of the sun
cause its a jazz thing

May 1, 2010

yess..mr.hancock..legendary soulful..

Watukno'bouthis?!


Herbie Hancock Cameleon Live 1975

aaighthen..
keep lis'nin'


Herbie Hancock - Watermelon Man

Apr 27, 2010

-y X?..

i see him standing on top of his building front of his house
brownstone
he 'bout to be out
leave home to roam
gotta catch a plane
goin a far place from home
to entertain crowds that know his name
its a shame
the love he gettin
he gettin due to his fame
at home he's estranged
with his wife n couple a kids
aint that a bitch..
been workin for this for most of his life
now he feel he gotta choose
either way he feel he lose
decisions like this to him
feel like a noose
lonely dark nights
find him
singin the blues
see the crowd dont know this
but away from the lights
he sits under dark nights
tryina get his heart right
while he smoke and drink and think over his life
pray for some light
and pray to do right

he in thought lost
while he hear a knock on the door
he knows whats next in store
he did it all before

thoughts like this go thru his head
the kids the regrets
the life that they led
how great the sex when they made up when they was vexed
he jus thinkin bout
how he dont wanna be ex
and tears fill his eyes
when he realizes
what a break up could do
to their kids lives
he never meant for this
never meant the disses
never wanted his life to be filled
with only remenisces
damn
he know break ups
he know this the one
damn
he know he only gonna get to see
but so much of his son
will his son be raised by a new man?
damn

now he know he a good man
and he know
in her heart she know it too
why cant she understand?
what can he do?

here come his crew
out on the town
the weight of a man
all the way down
aint much else to do
he gotta get around
gotta do his thing
addicted to the sound..

still sit fuckin with him
like a million bee stings
tears on his cheex
everytime he sings
noone he talk to
can change the way he sees things
couldnt get his fam back
if he bought her three rings
love n laughter
turned to disaster
his world crumbling
now he knows he cant trust her no more
not like before
too much has happened
nothing left for him to do
but to keep writn' n rappin'
he know prefer that to the fightin'
thats the place he can lose his soul in
without his soul usin it against him
he knows their home is no longer a friend
the life he once knew
has come to an end
and he know he not perfect
yet he thinks
what kinda sin has he committed
for life to bring him
this kinda sadness..
tryina get past this
fallin asleep
on a single mattress..

Apr 25, 2010

From Time To Time..Kenichiro Nishihara feat. your man..

yo man
im busy
dont get it twisted
yeah i didnt post much lately
so here goes..

FrOm TiZiMe To tIzZy..



I cant tell you what to do
Just like these niggaz couldn’t tell me who to be
How to do my thing
Cats come across confident spittin ignorant
Headz wise usually speak softly
Got no reason to hide behind bravado
That’s why you wont see my face when I hit the lotto
Jus keep it movin full throttle
Bless where I manifest let the wisdom settle
Pedal to the metal to the grotto
Where me an my baby boo bat girl stay
The mission in my rhymes is to find a way
To make the night time a better place to play
People hear me when I say
Soul music is here to stay

Don’t let nobody hold you down
You gotta do your best to turn your frowns
Opinions everybody got one
You gotta keep lookin out for nr 1

Tomorrows not promised to anyone
In between your worries try to have some fun
From the stress take a time out
Feel blessed
Let your soul roam
Give you thoughts a rest
You aint survin nobody with stressin
The issues you got yo
Stress manifests them
Most people tend to deal in ego
In reality you know
They’d rather be happy
an you may find when you look closely
Those you consider friendz
Envy
Tryina hold u down while u tryina grow
Keep your dreams close to god
He knows
Surround yourself with those who want the best for you
Keep your eyes on the prize
Stay true
Ain tryina sound like im preachin
But from time to time wordz like these we all need them

put together with the footage taken in tokyo japan
earlier this year
i like the way it came out
you can too.. :)

so beuatiful n gifted these dudes and dudettes..
and frienly and warm..
japan is dope..

the song is hearable on humming jazz
by kenichiro san..
whole album is dope to me

please checkitout
and enjoy..
peace yo

So beautiful..Sarah McLachlan

Big L genius..


Big L - On the Mic

G=W/U

god is with you.
are you?

Apr 18, 2010

have you seen this man?

Apr 17, 2010

...


Big Bill Broonzy plays "Hey Hey"

Apr 14, 2010

i travel dolo

yeah i been thru the crossroads and heavy loads
had to defeat foes with steel toes
late night listen to most host to hoes with no clothes
i say pause..
aint no need to feel like this
i feel your steel like kiss
there must be a clause in this non-verbal contract that we got
if not
i got ta pause
cause i got a cause for which i rock
and i cant get derailed
i know love is blind
but i read braille with my mind
yeah
once upon a time the rain i hailed to wash away the pain
but next day cant be the same
erosion of emotion is the next lane
the lion in me?!
never tamed!!
in alliance with their ways?!..man..cant be too sane..
the awareness that kisses the lids of the dawn cant be too lame or hollow
and i dont respekt those who jus follow
and dont use their own minds to think
like eyes that dont blink
whenever you testify to see who is i
and yourself you pass by
the knowledge we gain
we personify
and privacy is freedom
so dont pry..
but some stay ignorant
and for them wisdom cries
like doves do
to the sound of uhuru
we been here before
who knew?!
peelin' back the layers of our souls an' eyelids
to read the math on the back of it
and scroll thru our souls to unfold our story before untold
its fresh life-giving waters breaking the mold of who we were told to be
now whisper it to me softly
so its sensitive truth i can see
in radiant colors i never before seen outside of my dreams
n let me an' my inner self connect with my higher self
and let us be..
three in one
like the earth moon an' sun
i trace the circle of my soul and find i have jus begun
like my lungs first breath
and the fragile first ray of the new born sun
on the borders of brooknam where bibles an fire arms
and ignorance sets of car alarms
and only the babies' ignorance has true charm
yeah i feel collectiveness pull my arm
but i got one soul
and i know their fingers
truy to suffogate
my voice flow
but i know
theirs is a choice low
for my soul is a butterfly that needs to fly high
i know thru this mental vietnam
i travel dolo..

Apr 12, 2010

yess..fat freddy's drop..

beautiful..

Apr 11, 2010

freddy's family at kenny's castaways

whats good peoples
had another gig last night at
what i found out was a legendary spot
on bleecker street in the village
the place was called

kenny's castaways


it was nice man
i came in kinda early
and checked out the group before us
sandra small
beautiful vibes man
acoustic set
two guitars lead vocals and percussion
after which we did our thing
along with other groups
amongst whom
6th degree
freddy's peoples from berkley music school
shout to them..
we had fun
playin'

Apr 10, 2010

STEEL PULSE.. YESS..!!










Apr 9, 2010

peoples n' thing i luvs..





Apr 7, 2010

-

for all the times

for all the times you were told you were special
and still haven't shared your true virtue with the world
for all the teachers that never told you
when you love your innocence could get hurt
for all the so called friends that pretended to care
yet had ulterior motives
and deep inside you knew
but pretended not to notice
cause you thought you needed them
you let them use you
for lack of self love
let them abuse you
for all those times and more
i bless you

for what i see in you
you might might not see
i know, i remember
when people told me

stay strong, say your prayers
while you may have pealed off one
god knows all the layers

Apr 6, 2010

Sometimes it be's like this..Frienemies..

they say..

haters wanna see you down

haters like to see you frown

don't wanna give you a pound

don't want you to come around

but the one thing i didn't see

was haters in my family

the ones close to me

movin' like an enemy

didn't wanna see me make no progress

didn't wanna see me make no moves

jus slowin' down the whole process

wanna knock me from my groove

haters wanna see you down

haters like to see you frown

don't wanna give you a pound

don't want you to come around

i didn't meet him yesterday

i knew him from my youth

no work, only got time for games

baby, im jus tellin the truth..

haters wanna see you down

haters love to see you frown

don't wanna give you a pound

don't want you to come around

a man sow and a man reaps

cause and effect thats the way it go

don't wanna stop you from eating your food

oh no, oh, no no no..

Apr 3, 2010

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sir. toots and the maytals.. yess..bless..

never heard this song till jus now..
yes..bless..right on..
see legends go on gre-ating..
youknow creating?!
gre-at-ing..
meanin'
keep on doing great things
even when you don't see em all the time around..
cause thats great people an true artists' make-up..
glad i passed this song..
glad i could pass it along..
stay strong

Mar 27, 2010

yes..


Michael Franti - Skin on the drum

Mar 22, 2010

'sa souvern thing..memph..atl..stizzanup..

(summa '94 holla
sib..jorrdogg..poppadixx grats baby..
luvyal..
checkit..



sorr' f' the sensashit..



peace

Mar 21, 2010

prayin' for you..may god bless you more..



Mar 20, 2010

wanna love..

you say you wanna love
you say you gonna love
you say you dont like fighting
but you keep on dividing

you say you wanna love
you say you gonna love
you say you dont like fighting
but you keep on fighting

you say love is for the weak
and you so strong
you think you always right
and you cant be wrong
dont you see
nobody likes to see you come
they feel low hen you there
and they glad when you gone

you say you wanna love
you say you gonna love
you say you dont like fighting
but you keep on dividing

you say you wanna love
you say you gonna love
you say you dont like fighting
but you keep keep on fighting


little things you say
go a long way
can give another hope
or take it away
so many talk about love
and only show hate
how can you be free
when you always disagree

come on
turn your ways around
come on now
turn your fate around
come on
turn your ways around
come on now
turn your fate around

Mar 17, 2010

Tokyo dreamin'

yo man whats good
been occupied a lil' bit
been outta town
went to tokyo
on an invitation
by mr.kenichiro nishihara
for his record release party
the records that i had the pleasure featuring on
both 'humming jazz' and 'life'
man i can't even begin to describe to you
how the trip was man..
i had never metthis man..
and now that i have
i can tell you
like his music
this man is a truly sophisticated
and pure human being
him and his wife
took me and my wife
on tour of tokyo
and showed us a place special beyond words
im not even gonna try to put it in words
im jus gonna tell you
that it lives in a special place in me
the main objective
from a bizness standpoint
was to do the show
meeting up with the crew
so so talented
and so so sexy :)
(inside joke..)
and rehearsin and rockin
this was towards the end of the week


before which we just hung out
recorded
practiced a lil one on one
and just got to feel the culture..
a culture
so beautiful
and educational
like i said
im not gonna elaborate
cause i would fall short of explaining it
anyway the rehearsel was before
a radio appearance at shibuya radio station
which turned out dope
in my opinion
so much love
i musta given like a thousand shoutouts
shitt..
my first time live on japanese radio
i'd do it again in a sec.. :)
by the way shout out to ken's wife
who also took pictures that night
friends
and jodax his assistant
who also sings
musicians and beautiful parents :)
aaight
so here we go
this is part of the radio recordings




so after we did this
me and wife went to hang out a lil' bit
at the kfc across the street
was nice yo
really jus relaxed
till it was time
for the set
you imagine
the set is like at two in the morning
so youknow
we waitin
waitin
do a sound check
wait some more
drink some pepsi zero
wait some more
shoot the breeze
crack some jokes
and jus relax
ps this was the event flyer
dope right?!



till we get the word
that its time to go on
yo
believe me when i say
we was a little tired
going on
but the vibe of the music and the people
more than made up for that yo




we had so much fun
both on and off stage
with the crowd
and the staff at the spot
real cool man
real cool





so now you know
after a while it comes time to be out
kenny got us
a cab
and we ridin one dem colorful tokyo custom cabs
with the embroidery blankets on the seats
tokyo air
and fresh made memories in our system
nice..




next day
its still like a dream
and we just hung out
bought some clothes
and went sight seeing some more
you know those last moments
of a precious trip
you wanna be aware of
and savor every little thing
thats what we tried to do




i met ken in shibuya
went for a drink with him
at this really cozy second floor lounge typa bamboo joint
and just talked and hungout
oh, and ate real good cheese garlic tomato pizza's
i think it was..
the day after he brought us to narita airport
and before very long
i had my feet up
chilling front the tv
in our ny apt.
still in a dream.
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