4UMF Exclusive With Maino Wyclef And Jack Thriller

( 4UMF NEWS ) 4UMF Exclusive With Maino Wyclef And Jack Thriller:

4UMF-Exclusive-With-Maino-W.01.11 AMBrooklyn emcee Maino is taking his talents and hitting the stage but it’s not one he is known for. The “That Could Be Us” rapper is set to star in the upcoming hip-hop musical Freedom.

The play is based on the real life story of David Ranta, a Brooklyn man who was freed last month after serving 23 years in prison for a murder conviction. Ranta was found guilty in the 1991 botched robbery and murder of Brookyln Rabbi Chaskel Werzberger. A hot button issue that needs to be addressed by lawmakers, Freedom aims to shine a spotlight on similar cases like Ranta’s across the country.

“Jurors go into a trial thinking that if a defendant was seen committing a crime, and they confessed to doing the crime, they are guilty,” read Freedom’s press release. “However, statistics show that in 25 percent of the cases where the defendant was exonerated because of DNA, they had made incriminating statements, confessed, or plead guilty.”

Maino will be joined on stage by actress Felecia Gorham and lyricist/composer Chi-Ill.

Held at the intimate The Slipper Room in downtown Manhattan, VIP guests and industry insiders were invited to an exclusive preview of Freedom.

4UMF caught up with Maino who spoke about how he prepared for the role, his personal experiences with the jail system and his latest music project with the Mafia.

Check it out: http://4umf.com/4umf-exclusive-with-maino-wyclef-and-jack-thriller/

 

 

Jasiri X Responds to Rick Ross.. Teams Up w/ Brother Ali About Pillars

Jasiri X Know thyselfPittsburgh rapper and activist Jasiri X has been on fire… His new album Ascension is  masterpiece spawning several videos which are on point and inspiring.. The music is soulful.. The subject matter is thoughtful.. He’s also been focusing on subject matter that takes you deeper terrain then we normally travel in Hip Hop, but has been rooted in a tradition of African-American music ala Afrika Bambaataa, George Clinton and Sun-Ra before him.. He’s been talking about life and times beyond our  earthly dimensions as well as religion…Cuts like Wheels best illustrate this.. The videos to the song Pillars featuring Brother Ali also touch in that direction..

Yesterday we sat down w/ Jasiri X and Interviewed him… here’s our Breakdown FM Intv

Check out the videos below..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ulCIjvKmT0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQknHopm0_E

Jasiri X has also been keeping his shoulder to the grind as an activist.. Him and his partner Paradise Gray from the legendary group X-Clan have been operating full steam ahead with their 1Hood Media Academy.. local youth from all over the Pittsburgh area come through and are taught how to be media makers and to be media justice advocates..

In recent days Jasiri has stepped up to join the fight to hold artist accountable about violence against women and to push back on rape culture. Below is him responding to the lyrics rapper Rick Ross put in a song U.O.E.N.O. (You Ain’T Even Know It) where he talks about drugging a girl so he can have sex with her..the lyric in question goes; Put molly all in her champagne/ She ain’t even know it/ I took her home and I enjoyed that/ She ain’t even know it.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6g5NaxkvvU

Paradise Gray from the group X-Clan weighs in on the Rick Ross Controversy.. Rape Is Rape

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1d-Ndy1q4so

A new shining star in the world of music-Meet Bryan King, the next great Hip Hop artist

Bryan KingIf you are an avid hip hop music fan, you should not miss out on listening to Bryan King’s work. Bryan King is one of the most prominent new Hip Hop artists in the world and is slowly taking the world by storm with his innovative music. He is not just a Hip Hop artist, but, he also produces music. He is a student and has achieved enormous success at a very young age. He currently resides in Malibu, California but his career took off first when he was studying abroad in Shanghai.

In between 2010 and 2011, while studying abroad in Shanghai, his talent was recognized and Bryan King was signed by Black Box Records. This was highly prestigious accomplishment as Black Box Records was the first hip-hop record label out of China. Thus, Bryan King became a pioneer of sorts. But, unfortunately, after shooting two music videos for MTV Asia in Singapore and recording half of an album, the deal ended due to contractual complications. Yet, King found huge recognition as a Hip Hop artist in China and Singapore and his music videos became very popular. King is fluent in Chinese and is just 21 yrs old. One of the videos King shot in Singapore featured Stumik of Raekwon’s Icewater label. The song, called ‘Overseas’, also featured a French rapper named ‘Proff’.’ He has been rapping for about 6 years in all now, and has been producing music for about 4 years. King’s exemplary success at such a young age is an inspiration for many.

King has had some excellent collaborations with other artists. After coming back to America in 2011, Bryan King was introduced to rapper & producer Scottie Spits. Spits was based out of Las Vegas. King spent about 6 months experimenting at Spits’ studio in an attempt to find his sound. During this period, he recorded about 30 songs at this studio, with several produced by and featuring him. He has worked with several prominent artists throughout his career, most recently, an hip hop artist on Pitbull’s label named Jamie Drastik. King is soon to collaborate with many other prominent figures in the music scene of USA.

In late 2009, he worked with Public Enemy’s Professor Griff. Before the meeting, a mutual friend mentioned to Griff that Bryan King was an up and coming hip hop artist and Griff sent him some of his productions. King wrote some tracks and went into his home studio to record. They collaborated and had planned on completing a project together but his basement unfortunately blew up from what was expected to be a pipe leak, and the project was discontinued. This project is all set to resume soon and is being eagerly awaited by the fans of both artists. King’s music is fresh and packs a solid punch. It stands out from the rest of the hip hop projects and is a whole new kind of sound. Some of his most popular new tracks are Hello, Monster free download Animacide, Party Life, X-Plode, Comin’ With Me, etc. You should definitely check these out.

http://www.reverbnation.com/bryanking
https://twitter.com/aBKdef
http://www.youtube.com/user/enpassantproductions?feature=mhee
http://Bryan-King.com