Sunday, January 31, 2010

Sean Price "Figure Four" (OFFICIAL VIDEO)

P!!!!!!!!!

Sin Nombre DVd Trailer Out Feb

been wanting to see this for a minute. This considered the spanish version of City of God. The Dvd drops feb 2nd

The Art of the Steal

i gotta peep this

BlackNoise@WREK

No DOUBBTT!!!

Goldi Gold: I Work before I go to Work!!

Just now getting a chance to post this joint! appreciate all the love We've been getting with this joint

Craig "Flux" Singletons first directed, shot and edited video. Goldi Gold of Jungle 45's Life and times of working at his artistic craft before working his night job. That's DEDICATION MANNNNNNNNNN...

hip hop leadership workshop viva fidel at academy of learning & leadership.mov

Salute to Fidel!!!!!

Viva fidel gives lectures and motivational workshops with youth often as well as cultural education workshops on hip hop culture and history. here he is at ALL or academy of learning & leadership for their annual "boys 2 men" day giving a brief presentation on HipHop culture and youth awareness. Everything from Lil Wayne supposedly being on crack to the reason youngsters sag their pants to how can we stop the rise of our prison population when all their favorite rappers are going to or coming out of jail...TI, Lil Boosie, etc.....and even healthy eating were talked about openly and real straight forward. thanx again to Mr. Henry for Bringing VivaFidel in to inform and inspire some very intelligent young men!

Monday, January 25, 2010

DOCUMENTARY YOU'LL LIKE!!

All these documentaries are worth getting. Have seen all of these except the soul power joint. James Brown is in it so that joint is a given!!!



Curren$y - Breakfast

i can dig it!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Friday, January 22, 2010

HAITI + RELIEF CONCERT SUNDAY 1/24/2010

official: haitian relief shirt by mass confusion.


words by mass confusion

a good friend of mine gail brooks sent me an email, i hadn't talk to her in years. she said she had a friend that needed to find a haitian designer a.s.a.p to do this relief shirt for haiti. at the time i was so hurt by the recent events i was scrambling for how i could help my people. although i don't live there, i still have family there and i felt useless over 3000 miles away. so i jumped at the opportunity and have been going back and forth as you do in this field until i created something everybody on the team that hired me liked. of course i donated my time so 100% of the proceeds go straight to haiti. READ

Thursday, January 21, 2010

HIpHop4Haiti Benefit/Relief Party



HIpHop4Haiti Benefit/Relief Party

Jan 30th @ The Metropolitan Lofts
Suite A-6 675 Metropolitan Parkway
Atlanta, Georgia 30310

4pm-2am

NO COVER JUST BRING A DONATION GREATER THAN $5-$10 IN ANY SHAPE OR
FORM. CURRENCY OR GOODS WILL BE ACCEPTED AT THE DOOR.

THE HIP HOP COMMUNITY WILL TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO TAKE A STAND, AND
UNITE FOR THE COMMON GOOD OF OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN HAITI. TO
PERFORM, VOCALIZE, RAISE FUNDS AND GATHER NECESSARY SUPPLIES TO SEND
AS AID TO HAITI. WE WILL BE WORKING WITH THE ATLANTA FOR HAITI AND
OTHER LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS TO SEND THE RELIEF TO THE PROPER REGIONS AND
PEOPLE IN NEED. PLEASE COME OUT AND ENJOY A CELEBRATION OF UNITY IN
ALL HIP HOP FORMS. A FULL DAY AND NIGHT OF ART, MUSIC, DANCE AND YOUNG
UNITED CREATIVITY. CAR AND BIKE SHOW WILL BE IN FULL EFFECT BRING YOUR
DIGGS..PLEASE COME AND DONATE YOUR TIME AND WHATEVER YOU CAN
CONTRIBUTE TO MAKE LIFE A LITTLE BIT EASIER FOR ALL WHO SUFFER IN
HAITI.

Top 5 Dead or Alive "The Show" 2010 Predictions

Evereese Hamilton is back with the Goodness. Glad my dude is still making it happen with this!!!

Top 5 Dead or Alive "The Show" 2010 Predictions from Evereese Hamilton on Vimeo.

Happy New Years!!! In this first segment of 2010 we take a look into the minds of two major figures in the Atlanta Hip Hop scene. Jay Force (Beats and Lyrics Show wrfg.org) and DJ Sol Messiah (www.solmessiah.com) give us their picks for their top 5 artist of 2010. Check it out and spread the word. Top5 Dead or Alive "The Show!!!"

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Behind The Scenes - David Banner & 9th Wonder - Death of a Pop Star

I can dig it!!!

Produced by Ionic Collective, David Banner and 9th Wonder give you a behind the scenes look at the photo shoot and the inspiration for their new album "Death of a Pop Star."

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

ay Elec x Talib Kweli x Mos Def x Diddy on stage at the Highline Ballroom to perform "Exhibit C."

Jay Electronica Calls On Diddy to perform "Exhibit C" from Mikey Fresh on Vimeo.

FTP MOVEMENT MLK MARCH

You had to be there. It started late but heads hung in there and marched. photos by My peoples Flux. Shouts to the movement









4ize feat. Señor Kaos - "Classic Example" (Official Music Video HD)


Here The new video from 4-Ize Feat. Señor Kaos. The song is Classic Example and the video was directed by Mike Moore, Director of Photography Ilir Imeraj, Editor Lalo Alvares. Special thanks Andre, Raymond, and Kat G. Please Visit up athttp://studio8atl.com

Monday, January 18, 2010

Saturday, January 16, 2010

CALL TO ACTION- FREE THE PRISONERS- MARCH W/ FTP MOVEMENT


words by Taj

Greetings Family,

FTP Movement will be taking part in the 2010 King Memorial March in downtown Atlanta. We will be in full support of political prisoners, such as Jamil Al-Amin, Mutulu Shakur, Mumia Abu Jamal, Sekou Odinga, Kamau Sadiki, Veronza Bowers, Move 9 and Sundiata Acoli to name a few. We are asking that you wear black as a sign of solidarity. You also may want to wear gloves because we will be carrying pickets and signs. Also, if you would like you can assist by donating poster boards and/or markers or creating signs that are in line with our theme.

Please email taj anwar at taj@mobbb.org if you wish to walk with us, respond to the Evite, Facebook invite, or on www.ftpmovement.ning.com. WE ARE MEETING ON THE CORNER OF ELLIS & PEACHTREE- WHERE THE RITZ CARLTON IS) Feel free to pass this along to those you think would be interested.

What is a Political Prisoner? A political prisoner is someone who was targeted and imprisoned because of his or her political actions, affiliations and/or beliefs.

Why Should They Be Supported? They should be supported because these individuals were committed to confronting the oppression and exploitation in their communities that
made their lives and the lives of their neighbors intolerable.



POWER!
~taj

Friday, January 15, 2010

SMKA: The 808 Experiment "In Your Words"


SMKA: http://thesmkaexperience.com (or)http://smka.bandcamp.com

SMKAs The 808 Experiment Vol. 2 is an annual compilation, produced entirely by SMKA, which showcases the immense talent and diversity that exists in hip-hopand especially our home town of Atlanta. Though a majority of the artists are from Atlanta, this project features artists from all over the states, and abroad. The project features unknown artists, well-established artists and up-and-coming buzz artists, which makes it a truly unique compilation of music.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

MIDWEST KIDS (Remix) by Black Noise feat. Boog Brown and Small Eyes

You will play this video more than once. I promise you this. ATL son!!!!

This is a rare performance of the song Midwest Kids by Black Noise. This marks the first time all three of these emcees physically met one another and shared the stage. The performance was during Illastrate's set at Mojo Swagger's "I Wear the Crown" event, which was part of A3C 2009. Black Noise are producer Illastrate and emcee Aarophat. They are prepping for their second album. This one will not be slept on.

Greedmont Park Presents: Playground Part. I

The young lads in the ATL gets in!!

http://www.greedmontpark.com
The first leak off Greedmont Park's compilation album, "Playground Vol. 1", due February 2nd. This song featuring Hollyweerd, Young Lyxx, Trayon Pass, Mach Five, Trimm, Mums FP, Samba Sillah, Sean Falyon, [prod. by Rookie]

Dillon & Paten Locke- "Hot Mess" (Un)Official Video

You gotta love DILLION!! This joint is original and HOT!!!!

Dillon flips the homemade "Hot Mess" video with some help from the Junkyard Band. Beat provided by Paten Locke.

"Studies in Hunger" Full-Length Album Available NOW thru Domination Recordings.

DillonMaurer.net
DomiantionRec.com

Press Pass: Reflection Eternal "In This World" Video Shoot (Behind The Scenes)


Vibe.com was on location with Talib Kweli and DJ Hi-Tek aka Reflection Eternal in Greenpoint, Brooklyn for the shoot of their latest video, "In This World." Featured on their recent mixtape release in a collaborative effort with Statik Selectah titled the Re:union, "In This World" is just a taste of what the group has in store for the new year. Check out the behind-the-scenes footage and hear what Reflection Eternal had to say about the new album. ––Mikey Fresh

Haiti Aid Society (H.A.S.) - Atlanta


words Eboni Joy

We are Haiti Aid Society (H.A.S.). Our mission is simple: To raise funds and collect resources to aid Haiti and her people. We are a branch of the FTP movement (For The People). We work with organizations that share our passion in rebuilding Haiti after this tragic earthquake.

We accept monetary donations, food, clothing, toiletries, and any other resources that can be used by the Haitian people.

Please make all checks out to Haiti Aid Society and send to:
H.A.S. c/o FTP Movement
P.O. Box 3359
Decatur, Ga. 30031.

All other donations can be dropped off at:
Grounds Coffee House
898 Oak St SW Suite F
Corner of Abernathy and Lowery behind CVS
Atlanta, GA 30310

Contact, Ahmon Jeremiah- 404-207-6330
Tarik Davis- 770-696-1755

email: ahmonj@yahoo.com

Pass it on...

$2 Million in Donations for Haiti, via Text Message


By JENNA WORTHAM

In the aftermath of the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti on Tuesday, thousands of Americans are sending financial support — through their mobile phones.


Anyone with a mobile phone and an account with a major wireless carrier can text the phrase “Haiti” to the number 90999 and donate $10 to the Red Cross. That amount is charged to the donor’s cellphone bill.

The texted donations are being handled by a company called mGive, which started the campaign in a joint effort with the State Department and the Red Cross late Tuesday night. Thanks to a mention on the White House’s blog and lots of word of mouth on Twitter and Facebook, the campaign had raised well over a million dollars by Tuesday evening, mGive said.

“Today is a huge day for mobile giving,” said Tony Aiello, chief executive of mGive. “We are experiencing a tipping point.”

Each month, when people pay their wireless bills, the texted donations are collected from the carriers and shuttled into a nonprofit clearinghouse managed by an mGive foundation, which in turn cuts a check to the appropriate charity.

MGive typically charges a licensing fee for its software platform, $4 to $1,500 a month, depending on the scale of the fund-raising effort and the additional services the company provides. In addition, after the charity receives the total amount raised from the wireless carriers, mGive charges a transaction fee for each collected donation.

In the case of the Haiti disaster, however, Mr. Aiello said the company had elected to waive all software and transaction fees.

“Catastrophic fund-raising is different from the everyday fund-raising that we help facilitate,” Mr. Aiello said. “This is a huge tragedy, and we simply hope to help provide relief.”

It typically takes about 90 days from the time someone makes a donation until the charity receives the money, Mr. Aiello said, although the company is working with wireless carriers to reduce that delay.

Mr. Aiello said the widespread adoption of cellphones and social media Web sites was helping to foster this approach to fund-raising. “Mobile giving is currently outpacing the early days of online giving,” he said.

Awareness about the disaster in Haiti has swept through Twitter and other social media sites. Facebook, for example, said its users had posted more than 1,500 status updates a minute containing the word Haiti.

MGive, which was founded in 2005, works with more than 200 organizations and charities, including the American Heart Foundation and the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Mr. Aiello said the Haiti campaign had “outpaced anything we’ve every done in mobile giving so far” and showed no signs of slowing.

“Everyone is still trying to gauge the scope of this tragedy,” Mr. Aiello said, “But I expect this campaign could run for months.”

In another campaign that Twitter users are publicizing widely, the Haitian-born musician Wyclef Jean is urging people to donate $5 to his charity organization by texting “YELE” to 501501.

Baron Davis Runs NYC

NEW SEASON OF FIRST 48

Teddy Pendergrass Dead: Soul Singer Dies in Philadelphia at Age 59


NEKESA MUMBI MOODY

NEW YORK — R&B singer Teddy Pendergrass, who had been one of the most electric and successful figures in music until a car crash 28 years ago left him in a wheelchair, has died of colon cancer. He was 59.

Before the crash, Pendergrass established a new era of R&B with an explosive, raw voice that symbolized masculinity, passion and the joys and sorrow of romance in songs such as "Close the Door," "It Don't Hurt Now," "Love T.K.O." and other hits that have since become classics.

He was an international superstar and sex symbol. His career was at its apex – and still climbing.

Friend and longtime collaborator Kenny Gamble, of the renowned production duo Gamble & Huff, teamed with Pendergrass on his biggest hits and recalled how the singer was even working on a movie.

"He had about 10 platinum albums in a row, so he was a very, very successful recording artist and as a performing artist," Gamble said Thursday. "He had a tremendous career ahead of him, and the accident sort of got in the way of many of those plans."

Pendergrass, who was born in Philadelphia in 1950, suffered a spinal cord injury in a 1982 car accident that left him paralyzed from the waist down – still able to sing but without his signature power. The image of the strong, virile lover was replaced with one that drew sympathy.

But instead of becoming bitter or depressed, Pendergrass created a new identity – that as a role model, Gamble said.

"He never showed me that he was angry at all about his accident," Gamble said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press. "In fact, he was very courageous."

Pendergrass died Wednesday in suburban Philadelphia, where he had been hospitalized for months.

The singer's son, Teddy Pendergrass II, said his father underwent colon cancer surgery eight months ago and had "a difficult recovery."

"To all his fans who loved his music, thank you," his son said. "He will live on through his music."

Pendergrass left a remarkable imprint on the music world as he ushered in a new era in R&B with his fiery, sensual and forceful brand of soul and his ladies' man image, burnished by his strikingly handsome looks.

Gamble said Pendergrass was one of a kind as an artist and boasted a powerful voice and "a great magnetism."

"He was a great baritone singer, and he had a real smooth sound, but he had a real rough sound, too, when he wanted to exert power in his voice," Gamble said.

But it wasn't Pendergrass' voice that got him his break in the music business – it was his drum playing abilities. He met Harold Melvin, who was looking for replacement members for his group, the Blue Notes, and signed on to be the drummer. Later, he became the lead singer of the group, which became known as Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes.

The band started working with Gamble and Leon Huff and had signature hits in the early 1970s with "Wake Up Everybody" and "If You Don't Know Me by Now."

But Pendergrass had creative differences with Melvin and soon left for a solo career, according to his Web site. It was then he would become a sex symbol for the R&B genre, working women into a frenzy with hits such as "Only You" and concerts dedicated for ladies only.

"The females," Gamble said, "loved Teddy Pendergrass. The females were very attracted to him and his music."

Unlike the songs of many of today's male R&B crooners, Pendergrass' music bordered on eroticism without explicit lyrics or coarse language – just through the raw emotion in his voice. "Turn Off the Lights" was a tune that perhaps best represented the many moods of Pendergrass – tender and coaxing yet strong as the song reaches its climax.

Fans were devastated when, at age 31, Pendergrass was critically injured after his Rolls-Royce hit a tree. He spent six months in a hospital and returned to recording the next year with the album "Love Language."

He continued to sing and recorded several albums, receiving Grammy nominations; perhaps his best-known hit after his crash was the inspirational song "Life is a Song Worth Singing."

It was 19 years before Pendergrass resumed performing at his own concerts. He made his return on Memorial Day weekend in 2001, with two sold-out shows in Atlantic City, N.J.

Gamble noted Pendergrass' charitable work for people with spinal cord injuries, his performances despite pain and his focus on the positive in the face of great challenges.

"He used to say something in his act in the wheelchair, 'Don't let the wheelchair fool you,' because he still proclaimed he was a lover," Gamble said.

But his career was never the same. Gamble said it was difficult for Pendergrass to project vocally like he once did: "The breathing aspect of it, he wasn't really able to deal with it."

And while he had albums, he was no longer seen as the sex symbol but more of a sympathetic, tragic figure, even though he still had a strong following among his core female fans.

After the accident, he dedicated much of his life to helping others with spinal cord injuries and founded the Teddy Pendergrass Alliance to do just that. Gamble said he wanted to help others.

"In his quiet moments, he probably did a lot of reflection. But I never saw him pity himself. He stayed busy," Gamble said. "(But) I feel that he's in a better place now. ... He doesn't have to go through that pain or whatever he was going through anymore."

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Big Haiti quake topples buildings, many casualties

Damn

By Joseph Guyler Delva


PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) – A major earthquake struck the capital of impoverished Haiti on Tuesday, toppling many buildings and burying hundreds, possibly thousands, of people under the rubble, witnesses said.

The magnitude 7.0 quake, whose epicenter was inland and only 10 miles from Port-au-Prince, sent panic-stricken people screaming into the streets as a cloud of dust and smoke from falling buildings rose into the sky.
Offices, hotels, houses and shops collapsed. The gleaming white presidential palace lay in ruins, its domes fallen on top of flattened walls.

Bloodied and dazed survivors gathered in the streets and corpses were pinned by debris.
The United Nations said a large number of its personnel in Haiti were unaccounted for after a five-story building at the headquarters of the U.N. mission collapsed.

"The whole city is in darkness. You have thousands of people sitting in the streets with nowhere to go," said Rachmani Domersant, an operations manager with the Food for the Poor charity. "There are people running, crying, screaming."
In the hillside neighborhood of Petionville, Domersant said he saw no police or rescue vehicles.

"People are trying to dig victims out with flashlights," he said. "I think hundreds of casualties would be a serious understatement."

U.N. officials said normal communications had been cut off and the only way to talk with people on the ground was via satellite phone.

Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere and has a history of destructive natural disasters. Some 9,000 U.N. police and troops are stationed there to maintain order.

The quake, followed by aftershocks, prompted a tsunami watch for parts the Caribbean but this was later canceled.
U.S. PROMISES HELP

"Everything started shaking, people were screaming, houses started collapsing," Reuters reporter Joseph Guyler Delva said in Port-au-Prince.

"It's total chaos," he said. "People were screaming 'Jesus, Jesus' and running in all directions."
U.S. President Barack Obama said his "thoughts and prayers" were with the people of Haiti and pledged immediate aid.
The United States would provide both military and civilian disaster assistance to the Caribbean country, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said at the start of a speech on Asian relations in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Her husband, former U.S. President Bill Clinton, who is the U.N. special envoy for Haiti, also pledged assistance. The Inter-American Development Bank said it would provide $200,000 in immediate emergency aid.

The World Bank, which said its local offices were destroyed but that most staff were accounted for, plans to send a team to help Haiti assess damage and plan a recovery.

U.N. peacekeeping chief Alain Le Roy said the main U.N. building in Port-au-Prince had collapsed.
"We don't know how many people were in the building," he told reporters.

Le Roy's deputy Edmond Mulet said 200 to 250 people work in the building during normal hours. Since the earthquake struck after 5 p.m. local time -- after working hours -- it was not clear how many people would have been there.

There were more houses destroyed than standing in Delmas Road, a major thoroughfare in Port-au-Prince, another Food for the Poor employee said.

"Within a minute of the quake ... soil, dust and smoke rose up over the city, a blanket that completely covered the city and obscured it for about 12 minutes until the atmospheric conditions dissipated the dust," Mike Godfrey, who works for USAID, told CNN.

Experts said the quake's epicenter was very shallow at a depth of only 6.2 miles, which was likely to have magnified the destruction.

Dale Grant, a U.S. Geological Survey geophysicist in Golden, Colorado, told Reuters there had been no quakes this large in Haiti for more than 200 years.

"There were two major quakes there in 1751 and 1770 but, since then, there has not been a quake of this magnitude," Grant said.

CUBA ALSO RATTLED

Speaking to CNN from Port-au-Prince, Ian Rogers of the charity Save the Children said he could hear cries of anguish and mourning rising up from around the city in the darkness.

Homes and buildings built on hillsides had come crashing down along with earth and rubble.

"All the roads currently are blocked," Rogers said.

The Hotel Montana in Port-au-Prince, where many foreigners stay, suffered at least some minor damage.
A group of 12 U.S. students from Lynn University in Florida were visiting Haiti with Food for the Poor and some were able to send text messages to say they were fine, said the charity's spokeswoman Kathy Skipper.

The powerful quake was felt in southeastern Cuba, about 160 miles from the epicenter. Cuban authorities evacuated coastal residents because of the initial tsunami threat.

"I was seated on the terrace and I thought my chair had slid out from under me but I realized it was an earthquake," said Eduardo Machin, a resident of the coastal city of Santiago de Cuba. "It was very strong."

Sailors at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay in eastern Cuba felt the quake but there was no damage to the base or the detention camp where the United States holds 198 foreign terrorism suspects, said Chief Petty Officer Bill Mesta.

"It just shook a number of the buildings," Mesta said.
Cruise Line Royal Caribbean said initial reports indicated there was no damage to its Labadee beach resort on Haiti's north

coast. No ships were in port when the quake hit, the line's spokeswoman Cynthia Martinez said.

(Additional reporting by Alister Bull, Jane Sutton, Phil Barbara, Jeff Franks, Writing by Sandra Maler and Pascal Fletcher; Editing by John O'Callaghan)

VIDEO: Sade - Soldier Of Love

OH YES!!!!!

Monday, January 11, 2010

84 area interview: Show your FANGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG WondaBat


How you doing today?
Homie…. I’m doing Great! Feeling very creative these days. Writing a bunch of things and a lot of illustration ideas bouncing around my skull. FISKCOOOOOOO!!!!!

How old were you when you first picked up the mic?
I didn’t pick up the mic until I was 16/17. But I started Writing the summer of 1988!

What made you want to start rapping? And Why?
It was just one of those things where I was inspired by the energy of the time. I was just starting to comprehend what some of those Emcees were saying. So that was amazing to me. READ

VIDEO:MOS DEF – SUPERMAGIC

MOS DEF "Supermagic" from nabil elderkin on Vimeo.

Count Bass D and DJ Pocket-New Day [Official Video]


This album is a collaborative effort by Nashville native Count Bass D and his long time Baltimore friend DJ Pocket, who has recently decided to add MCing to his list of musical endeavors. Both Count and Pocket are djays & producers but, they chose to let their selections do the walking on this LP. "In The Loop" is one of many Street Albums that are set to be released between the two of them, as they pride themselves on "Activity" being their motto in DubDime (2010)!

The download is free but the link won't last for long, enjoy:

http://www.limelinx.com/files/f186971...

http://limelinx.com/files/0a233f2c66e...

Brandi's Photoventure: Doc the Artist on DJ Lynnee Denise

20-10 and She's back!!!!

words by Brandi Pettijohn

What's good peoples. This installment is on DJ Lynnee Denise of Wildseed Music. I did this Doc while I was in New York but school (aka reality) took some prescendence and was kicking my ask. At any rate...sometimes I have more to say so check the blog. Hit up http://brandisthephotographer.blogspo...I hope you enjoy...please tell a friend, pass it on comment all that.

Love and light,
Brandi P.

JUNGLE45 TV: FLUX THE WONDABAT BUILD WITH US ABOUT AMOD JACKSON & JUNGLE45 PROMO


We talk with Flux of binkis recs about Amond Jackson tracks and get to listen to the new Jungle45 promo for the Jungle 45 clothing line. The video soon come!!!!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Mos Def: In The Sudio (Promotional) - Video Marketing by Global Vision Studio



http://www.gvstudio.com/ - Video marketing for slotMusic. Global Vision Studio did production & post production.
Global Vision Studio is a Los Angeles based video marketing company

Thursday, January 7, 2010

How Anger Hurts Your Heart

Chill pills are good 4 u

Yellers, ragers, and door slammers beware -- frequent high levels of anger have now been linked to heart disease.
By Katherine Kam

If you knew that frequent anger might raise your risk of heart disease significantly, would you continue to blow off steam by yelling and smashing things during an argument or getting furious if the office email crashes during a rushed, stressful day?

It's time for hot heads to take heed: Increasingly, the negative, irritable, raging, and intimidating personality type worries heart researchers and doctors alike. "You're talking about people who seem to experience high levels of anger very frequently," says Laura Kubzansky, PhD, MPH, an associate professor at the Harvard School of Public Health in Cambridge, Mass., who has studied the role of stress and emotions on cardiovascular disease.

The key here is "high" levels. Moderate anger may not be the problem, according to Kubzansky. In fact, expressing anger in reasonable ways can be healthy. "Being able to tell people that you're angry can be extremely functional," she says. But explosive people who hurl objects or scream at others may be at greater risk for heart disease, as well as those who harbor suppressed rage, she says. "Either end of the continuum is problematic."

Anger's Physiological Effects on the Heart
So how exactly does anger contribute to heart disease? Scientists don't know for sure, but anger might produce direct physiological effects on the heart and arteries. Emotions such as anger and hostility quickly activate the "fight or flight response," in which stress hormones, including adrenaline and cortisol, speed up your heart rate and breathing and give you a burst of energy. Blood pressure also rises as your blood vessels constrict.

While this stress response mobilizes you for emergencies, it might cause harm if activated repeatedly. "You get high cortisol and high adrenaline levels and that is the cardiotoxic effect of anger expression," says Jerry Kiffer, MA, a heart-brain researcher at the Cleveland Clinic's Psychological Testing Center. "It causes wear and tear on the heart and cardiovascular system." Frequent anger may speed up the process of atherosclerosis, in which fatty plaques build up in arteries, Kiffer says. The heart pumps harder, blood vessels constrict, blood pressure surges, and there are higher levels of glucose in the blood and more fat globules in the blood vessels. All this, scientists believe, can cause damage to artery walls.

And anger might not be the only culprit. In Kubzansky's own research, she found that high levels of anxiety and depression may contribute to heart disease risk, too. "They tend to co-occur," she says. "People who are angry a lot tend to have other chronic negative emotions as well."

Emotions and the Heart
According to an analysis of findings from 44 studies published last year in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, evidence supports the link between emotions and heart disease. To be specific, anger and hostility are significantly associated with more heart problems in initially healthy people, as well as a worse outcome for patients already diagnosed with heart disease.

Emotions and the Heart continued...
The same study also showed that chronically angry or hostile adults with no history of heart trouble might be 19% more likely than their more placid peers to develop heart disease. The researchers found that anger and hostility seemed to do more harm to men's hearts than women's. Among patients already diagnosed with heart disease, those with angry or hostile temperaments were 24% more likely than other heart patients to have a poor prognosis.

In light of such findings, some doctors now consider anger a heart disease risk factor that can be modified, just as people can lower their cholesterol or blood pressure. "We're really good at treating heart attacks, but we're not that good at preventing them," says Holly S. Andersen, MD, cardiologist and director of education and outreach at the Ronald O. Perelman Heart Institute at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. "Stress is not as easy to measure as your cholesterol level or your blood pressure, which are clearly objective. But it's really important that physicians start taking care of the whole person -- including their moods and their lives -- because it matters." The bottom line: "A change of mind can lead to a change of heart," Kiffer says.

Coping With Anger
Got a hair-trigger temper? Counseling and anger management might help in the long term, but what can you do for a quick fix?

Recognizing signs that you're getting angry and shifting your frame of mind will help, says Wayne Sotile, PhD, author of Thriving With Heart Disease. The next time you feel your anger -- and heart rate -- rising, try these coping statements to get a grip fast:

"I can't accomplish anything by blaming other people, even if they are responsible for the problem. I'll try another angle."
"Will this matter five years from now? (Five hours? Five minutes?)"
"If I'm still angry about this tomorrow, I'll deal with it then. But for now, I'm just going to cool off."
"Acting angry is not the same as showing that I care."

Illuminated Animals Trailer

Heads in the ATL are upping the STAKES!!!!! Dope!!! heard the Classic Example video is crazy!!!!!

Illuminated Animals Trailer from Studio 8 on Vimeo.


“Classic Example” Music video trailer for the upcoming release of the 4-ize track featuring Señor Kaos and Punchlyne

Lil Wayne - On Fire

Yo! I phux with this!!!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

cfluxsing.wordpress.com/

For the love of God and art. Check out my dude site and see why he's ATL best kept secret!!! cfluxsing.wordpress.com IT'''S PROTECT YOUR NECK SEASON SON!!!!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Count Bass D and DJ Pocket “Cash On Delivery” • Video

AGGGGGGGGGHHHHH!!!!! THIS ISH IS HOT!!!!!!! And i agree with the hook son!!!!

Empress Journee Talks 2 Parrish Smith

Had to post my Peoples Empress Journee interview with Parrish Smith son!!!

VIDEO: Mos Def (Feat. Talib Kweli) - History

Video: Maxwell Trace TV Interview

For you Maxwell fans out there

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Video: Suite for Ma Dukes Orchestra - Take Notice

Wow!!!! I gotta phux with this!!!!!! (run and mark down the date)
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The Sounds of VTech / Suite For Ma Dukes: Take Notice   



In 2009, VTech and Mochilla put on a 3 part event series entitled “Timeless,” showcasing The Suite for Ma Dukes orchestra, Mulatu Astatke, and Arthur Verocai, and March 2010, they will be releasing a limited edition box set DVD of each event, w/ extra behind the scenes footage, poster, exclusive music, full liner notes, etc. Although the Suite for Ma Dukes event maybe most relevant and of interest, w/ it’s features from Posdnuos (De La Soul), Dwele, Bilal, Talib Kweli, Common, Karriem Riggins, and many others, all 3 events help create a bridge between producer/arrangers of yesteryear to the modern day hip hop producer.

BLK JKS - MOLALATADI

Oh! i phux with this!!!!

BLK JKS - MOLALATADI from Jamie-James Medina on Vimeo.

Directed by Chell Stephen & Nadia Hallgren
Produced by POLITE COMPANY
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Legendary by Lex Boogie From the Bronx

I love it!!! Heads coming in the 20-10 waving steel like a stick up like "I'M GETTING MINES!!!" Salute to the Gritty!!!!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Count Bass D & DJ Pocket “Hartsfield JAXson” • Free Album Download

upload in your ipod quickly! shouts to Moonsatellite. Jax forever king son!!!

words by Moonsatellite

“2010 is the year of Activity!” You can say that again! Just days after dropping their fan favorite In The Loop,
Count Bass D & DJ Pocket return with Hartsfield JAXson. Heat, heat, heat and heat! It was recorded in Atlanta and features
the scene’s finest kingspitters, such as H20, Flux of Binkis and Eddie Meeks of Prophetix. Enjoy the onslaught.
Note: the title is a dedication to Jax aka Chris Thurston of Binkis Recs. Rest In Power Big Jax!

Download:Count Bass D & DJ Pocket "Hartsfield JAXson"

Friday, January 1, 2010