Saturday, December 25, 2010

BACK TO AVARY ALBUM RELEASED! FREE DOWNLOAD!!!


Just finished a real beautiful piece that represents my family over at Camp Avary! These are all songs that we recorded over the summer. To download this project for free and learn more about Project Avary, clique the title of this post. Below is a little word on what Project Avary is all about:

Project AVARY supports children & youth with incarcerated parents in developing the skills, confidence, and positive life views that promote healthy personal development and responsibility to community.

We're a regional organization, serving young people throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. This allows AVARY participants to remain in the program, even if their home placement or living situation changes.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

SOK THE VIRGO-EXTENDED PLAY



My brother SOK THE VIRGO from The Napalm Clique just dropped his new EP and it's fire. I actually had the opportunity to mix this joint and be featured on one the fire @$$ joints on this cold blooded project. Big up to SOK THE VIRGO and be sure to clique the title of this post and purchase the new EP, Extended Play of ITUNES today!

Monday, December 20, 2010

RELIC: NOTE TO SELF


One from the classic vault...Big ups to RELIC SECURE. I got a few on this one. Don't sleep. Clique the title of this post to download from ITUNES today!!!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

NEW SOUL GLO MIXTAPE! FREE DOWNLOAD!!!



An all freestyle mix over Bonobo beats. Recorded on 4 vocal tracks, 1 take each. Also dubbed the Jess tape, for my friend Jessica who hipped me to these beats. Clique the title of this post to download for free! Enjoy!

MIXTAPE! FREE DOWNLOAD!!!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

WIZ KHALIFA - HUEY NEWTON REFIX! UNITY- THE REAL HUEY NEWTON!

This is a new joint I just completed on that Wiz Khalifa/Currency joint, Huey Newton. I had to do the track real justice in livication to the supreme Servant of the People. Let's keep the culture in the music for real yall. Less ego, more culture. 1

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

A FORKING ALBUM-BY ARLEN HART

My homie Arlen dropped his second album on SOUNDVISE today. All original 'holiday' music for piano and accordion. Clique the title of this post to purchase of ITUNES, or listen and purchase on soundcloud below. Buy two, it's a wonderful gift!!

Arlen Hart - A Forking Album by SoundVise

Saturday, November 20, 2010

UNITY: HEAT THE MIXTAPE



Just dropped the HEAT mixtape to hold yall over until the first installment of AUDIO VEVE. Download it for free! Features the voices of The RZA, Jennifer Johns, Spontaneous, Sita Kali Ma and Jennifer Johns. Rate it and leave a comment. This one is a heater for sure!!! You can listen to it, comment on it and download it for free directly below, or clique the title of this post to view it on soundcloud. Enjoy!

Unity - HEAT: The Mixtape by SoundVise

Friday, November 19, 2010

RAS CEYLON: SCIENTIFIC NON-FICTION


Here is a release from my comrade RAS CEYLON. We have been putting in a lot of work in the town and have formed a new crew, GIDEON FORCE. Look out for our joint release soon, but for now be sure to pick up SCIENTIFIC NON-FICTION on ITUNES today!!!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

PERFORMING WITH GIDEON FORCE AT THE INDYBAY 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY TONIGHT!



Performing at the Indybay 10-Year Anniversary Celebration tonight with my cru GIDEON FORCE! Should be hot! Roll through! For mor info clique the image above or the title of this post. Hope to see you there;)

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

UNITY AND THE GIDEON FORCE LIVE ON 94.1KPFA


Gideon Force blazin fiyah on comrade Maya Xochill's radio show last night long-side Ras Cylon & Mandeep Sethi....str8 Revolutionary Culture!!! Our segment starts at the 23 minute in the show. To listen clique the title of this post.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

East Bay Politix (Sinista Z feat. Ras Ceylon)

Brothers SINISTER Z of EAST BAY POLITIX and RAS CEYLON of GIDEON FORCE putting it down. Peep game...

Thursday, October 28, 2010

RANDOM DICK

I just found a very random Toby Dick clip that I had never seen before. Hah! Shout's out to Lee (also known as Advoc from the Napalm Clique) and Arlen Hart (formerly of the Unsmokables). Guess you are trading places here? I don't know. You guy's are weird. This is classique.
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Sunday, October 24, 2010

GIDEON FORCE DEMANDS JUSTICE FOR OSCAR GRANT AT ILWU RALLY

Gideon Force- Ras Ceylon,, Unity & Sinista Z performing Operation Verdict at ILWU Justice 4 Oscar Grant Rally Oct. 23 2010 at City Hall.

AUDIO OF LIVE PERFORMANCE AT PIER 23 WITH GIDEON FORCE



So RAS CYLON, SINISTA Z, MANDEEP and I have formed a new crew named GIDEON FORCE. The original Gideon force was a band of soldiers that his majesty Emporer Haile I Selassie I formed to defend Ethiopia from the wicked Mossolini. We as the Gideon Force represent JAH'S army. Peep out this live set we performed together to back up RAS CYLON at Pier 23 last night. Not all of the crue is featured here but Mandeep and I completed the trinity formation. Clique the image above or title of this post for the audio feed.
Bless Up

Friday, October 22, 2010

LET"S RIDE FEATURED ON ALLHIPHOP.COM


My new music video LET'S RIDE FEATURING STIC.MAN of DEAD PREZ was featured in the rumors section on allhiphop.com today! The homie Illseed posted a good piece on the video and all of the activism we have been doing and are gearing up to do to get justice for Oscar Grant, a young man who was murdered for no reason by the hands of the OPD (Oakland Police Department). Thank you every one for continuing to support the movement. To read the article, clique the title of this post.

GIDEON FORCE PERFORMS FOR OSCAR GRANT AT THE ILWU LOCAL 10 RALLY



I'm rocking at this along with Ras Cylon and Sinister Z tomorrow! Come out and show your love. We need justice for Oscar Grant III! Clique the title of this post or the image above for more details.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

BOCHAN- CHNAM



The women is BAD (meaning good)! She has just dropped another cold blooded piece on the SOUNDVISE label. Make sure you pick up Chnam today! Clique the title of this post to purchase Chnam on ITUNES!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

TOBY DICK IN "THE AUTHOR"- OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO

This is amazing! TD really did the due with this one yall. Check it!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

TOBY DICK- IT'S WHATEVER


The first album from TOBY DICK on the SOUNDVISE label has dropped. Featuring LEE WEST (MC ADVOCATE) from THE NAPALM CLIQUE and ARLEN HART, formerly of the UNSMOKABLES. Clique the link above to purchase it on ITUNES today!!!

UNITY "LET'S RIDE" FT. STIC.MAN OF DEAD PREZ : OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO

FULLY REALIZED. BAM!!!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

NEW TOBY DICK MUSIC VIDEO: RADIO HEAD SONG



I am so blessed to have such talented friends and to be apart of such a cutting edge music family.
1love to the SoundVise camp!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

SOKRATES THE VIRGO PRESENTS ELENCHUS: THE ALBUM



My bro Socrates The Virgo from the Napalm Clique just re-released his original 2003 classique. It's a blabber! I'm even on this one! Clique the image above or title of this post to check it out!

Monday, August 30, 2010

TOBY DICK IN "THE AUTHOR": TEASER CLIP

Oh snap! Toby Dick is about to skeet again! Check it oooouuuutttt......

Monday, August 23, 2010

OFFICIAL MIC-G "BREADMAN" VIDEO

FUXWIDIT! Be on the look out for the kings new mixtape BANG!!!

Friday, August 20, 2010

BOCHAN "DESIRES" VIDEO RELEASE

New video release from my homegirl and label mate Bochan! It's so good! Look out for that album yall. It's gonna be hot!

Saturday, July 31, 2010

GIDEON FORCE LIVE ON KALX

Check this radio wave we rocked. Clique the title of this post to listen to the audio in two parts. Below is some live footage. Thats wassup!

Friday, July 16, 2010

"OPERATION VERDICT.FUCK THAT!"

Here is a new song that me and the crue GIDEON FORCE just drop to promote the movement against the oppressive and murderous pig occupation in Oakland, and to demand justice for OSCAR GRANT the III. It's intitled "OPERATION VERDICT.FUCK THAT!"
LISTEN UP

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

MURAL FOR BLACK AND BROWN UNITY

BIG UPS! to my bro DESSI for asking me to participate in conceptualizing this beautiful new mural to promote black and brown unity in our communities! Check it out...

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

BOCHAN-DESIRES


Make sure you pick up my good friend and label mates first release, DESIRES. Waiting on her remix album, Chnam. We are dropping on SOUNDVISE yall. Look out!Clique the title of this post to purchase DESIRES on ITUNES.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

ONE MORE SET OF IMAGES FROM THE DEAD PREZ SHOW



These are probably the most high quality images taken that night. Clique the title of this post to view the full album. There are good shots from the whole night and all the acts here.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

MORE PICS OF US ROCKING THE DEAD PREZ SHOW


These pictures of us performing at the Dead Prez show are of the hook! Pure light!Thank you Auntie Connie for these. And a special thanks to my mom Sita Kali Ma'at for the read on what's actually happening in these photo's as far as being able to observe and read our energy. Let me know what you see... Clique the title of this post to view the whole album.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

PHOTO'S FROM UNITY PERFORMING AT DEAD PREZ SHOW



Here are some cool pictures that my friend Pablo Pitcher took of us performing at the Dead Prez show on the 22nd. Thanks Paplo!Clique the image above or title of this blog post to view the whole album.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

UNITY BLOWS THE ROOF OF DEAD PREZ SHOW IN SF

We murked the show with Dead Prez. Thank you every one who game out! We packed the jam 4real! I had so much love from the crowd. It was amazing. Big ups to my crue for supporting me. Tai-Chi and K.E.V.(back ups/ hype), TreatUNice (DJ, Rashidi Omari(BBoying) and Advocate (painting). We brought out all the elements. Big ups to my mom, Sita Kali Ma'at for the fashion design. Enjoy the footage!
Hotep

From the Congo's to the Concrete


UNITY!


A close up on Sheedi


Let's Ride


How we came out! On some free!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

UNITY LIVE AT SOL

I got another show yall! Catch me live at SOL Saturday May 8th! Clique on the flyer below or title of this post for more details.

sol

Sunday, May 2, 2010

UNITY LIVE WITH DEAD PREZ

It's going down yall. May 22nd. We are going to raise the frequency! See you there!

Unity Live with Dead Prez

Clique the image above or the title of this post to purchase your ticket

Saturday, May 1, 2010

DAMN, THIS MIXTAPE IS WET! FREE DOWNLOAD

An all freestyle mix. Recorded in 3 sessions. Featuring some industry beats, some DILLA beats and some BTAS. Clique the image below or title of this post for a free download. Enjoy!
WET mixtape cover

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

FREE RICK JAMES MIX

Since I meant so much to Rick James I wanted to let you all know how much Rick's music meant to me. 100% freestyle over classic Rick James. Recorded in one session, on one and a half. Clique the title of this post or the images below to download free. "It's a celebration b!#@*'s!" Enjoy!

rick mix cover
rick mix back cover

Thursday, April 8, 2010

GANGSTA FEATURED ON PULP CITY POD CAST

Check out this spot that my NEW RELEASE, GANGSTA got on PULP CITY PODCAST. A big shot out to them and FOG CITY WRESTLING! Yeah, we do wrestling now son. And oh yeah, shot out to SOK THE VIRGO for making it all happen. Check out the Check out the spot they gave him as well. Enjoy!



To purchase GANGSTA clique on the title above to follow the link

Thursday, April 1, 2010

FREE BLUE VILE MIX

The latest Freestyle mixtape. Did this all in one session. I was really stretching out my mind in this one. I hope you can all stretch and grow along with me through this session of intense, mental yoga. Take a deep breath in, and download!

Clique the images below or title of this post to download for free now

blue vile frontcover
blue vile back cover

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Friday, March 26, 2010

MIXTAPE MARCH: RECREATION

We flipped that Double Dutch Bus on the NAPALM CLIQUE CLASSIQUE MIXTAPE real nice with THE ATTIK. Check it out and download it for free!!!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

MIXTAPE MARCH: HIGH

From the Napalm Clique's first mixtape release of 2010! Download it free by viewing the 1/16/10 post on this blogg. Leave a comment and let us know what you think. Enjoy, and stay tuned in.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

MIXTAPE MARCH: GRANDMAMMA

I love the way this track I did for my Grandma came out! Be sure to download that Rick Mix on 4/20!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

MIXTAPE MARCH: GOT MONEY FREESTYLE

Who riding on that Lil Wayne track. Flipping the concept of throwing money in the air on it's head. Be sure to download this mixtape!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

MIXTAPE MARCH: DESTINATION

A classique track from LEE WEST aka ADVOCATE of THE NAPALM CLIQUE. Enjoy!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

MIXTAPE MARCH: STREET ACHADEMY

This ones for them kids at Street Academy. Lil knuckle heads. I spit this over Gucci Mane. Yall's favorite artist and role model LOL!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

MIXTAPE MARCH: KNOWLEDGE FREESTYLE

Heres a joint called KNOWLEDGE of the new freestyle tape entitled "Damn, This Mixtape is Wet!" Soon to be released May 1st, 2010

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

MIXTAPE MARCH: MARY JANE

Since I meant so much to Rick James I wanted to let you all know how much Rick's music meant to me. 100% freestyle over classic Rick James. Recorded in one session, on one and a half. Download it free right here on 4/20/10. Leave a comment and let us know what you think. Stay tuned in."It's a celebration b!#@*'s!" Enjoy!

Monday, March 8, 2010

MIXTAPE MARCH: START IT UP

From an all freestyle mix. Recorded in 3 sessions. Featuring some industry beats, some DILLA beats and some BTAS. This mix will be available for download on this blogg 5/1/10! Stay tuned!!!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

MIXTAPE MARCH: MAD ALIEN IN THE CLUB

Possibly my favorite track of the new CANDLEWAX MIXTAPE released the first of this month. Be sure do download it for free right here on this blogg!!!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

MIXTAPE MARCH: FOUND

This song currently has no home on a mixtape. For now you can only get it of youtube. It's a remake of the Gorilla Zoe/ Lil Wayne song 'LOST.' WHen I heard there song I felt like it was powerful as far as production and rhythmically. My only problem was how hopeless and negitive the lyrics were. I had to redo the song with a positive twist in order to turn it into something that I could fully enjoy. Hope you like my version of the song, 'FOUND.' Leave comments. Let me know what you think!

Friday, March 5, 2010

MIXTAPE MARCH- SITUATION

A joint from the NAPALM CLIQUE CLASSIQUE MIXTAPE, re-released on this blogg 2/1/10. Download it for free!!!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

MIXTAPE MARCH: THIS IS FOR THE...

A joint from the FLYING LOTUS/ NAPALM CLIQUE mixtape released on this blogg 1/16/10. Download it baby!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

MIXTAPE MARCH: DIRTY SOMN

This is a freestyle that has no home on a mixtape. Well, it was actually accidentally wound up on the dirty south mix, but that wouldn't have made much sense so I took it of. But I binged it pretty hard when it came on in the rotation. Check it out.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

MIXTAPE MARCH- THIS IS NOW

From an all freestyle mix. Recorded in 3 sessions. Featuring some industry beats, some DILLA beats and some BTAS. This mix will be available for download on this blogg 5/1/10! Stay tuned!!!


MIXTAPE MARCH- THIS IS NOW

Monday, March 1, 2010

MIXTAPE MARCH: FREE CANDLEWAX MIXTAPE

Lets crack of March Mixtape Month on mushrooms with the Melting Like Candlewax Mixtape. 100% freestyle, recorded in one session. Clique the image below or the title of this post for a free download. Enjoy!

Candlewax COVER
CANDLEWAX Back cover

Sunday, February 28, 2010

SUFIA GIZA- SANKOFA TIMES



Check out this new release from the UNITY WORKS label entitled SANKOFA TIMES, by SUFIA GIZA. The album was produced by my father, JAH-EYE.

SUFIA creates masterful poetry that teaches and preserves the history of our ancestors and culture. The tone is positive and uplifting and features instrumentation and poetry from such greats as Santa Davis and Baba Ambe Hamilton of the Watts Prophets.

The CD is available now at www.unityworksmusic.com and www.cdbaby.com. You can also clique the title of this blog post or the image above to purchase.
Blessed love-
Unity

Saturday, February 27, 2010

HAPPY BIRTH DAY GRANDMA DR. SAMELLA LEWIS!



Today is my Grand Mothers birthday! Any body who knows me will tell you that my biggest heroine of all time is my Grand Mother. Grandma Lewis is one of the forerunners of my culture and a major part of black history. She is the first black woman in the country to get her PHD in the Arts. She is also a key educator, art collector and writer, documenting the history of revolutionary and historic black, African and Asian art through out time.

Clique the title of this blog post to check out her art and new book, Barthe- His Life in Art, now available at www.unityworksart.com

Friday, February 26, 2010

CHINAKA HODGE

Here is the Queen Mama of the Napalm Clique Camp, Chinaka Hodge, crushing the stage at Def Poetry Jam.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

IM GONNA GO SEE DAN BLACK

Yo! What up people! Today is a very special day=) My Birth Day, or let me say, Earth Day! One of my label mates will be performing in SF tonight and me and the crew are gonna be there to check it out. Here is his video and single Symphonies with Kid Cudi.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

F.L.O. P.S.A.

This is from a series of commercials for Revolution and revolutionthevideo.com.
If you still have not seen Revolution yet, clique the title of this blog post to be sent to the website. Lets enjoy this moment of wisdom from F.L.O....

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

OSCAR BROWN JR.

Here is something from one of my teachers and dear friends Oscar Brown Jr. Although he is no longer with us in the flesh his spirit lives forever. Here he is shining on Def Poetry Jam. If you dont know about my 'Uncle Oscar' you better look him up on this computer right now! He is featured on my third album, Ascend, which I will be re-releasing on this blog soon.

Happy Black History Month.

Monday, February 22, 2010

UNITY INTERNATIONAL EPISODE 2

Here it is! UNITY INTERNATIONAL EPISODE 2. I'm still in Amsterdam. Not only in this episode. In my current mind state in general and I dont wanna leave! Check it out...

Sunday, February 21, 2010

AUDIO VEVE SAMPLER

Here is the official AUDIO VEVE SAMPLER. It gives you a preview of the forth coming release on OE/ soundvise/ universal music group. There is also a mention of the leading single GANGSTA being released last November. This was true for the physical release which you can get directly from me. How ever, the official date for the internet release will be announced shortly. Stay tuned;)

Saturday, February 20, 2010

JAH EYE: RASTA MUSIC- NEW RELEASE COMING SOON

Here is the promotional flyer that I designed for my dads new release RASTA MUSIC, available real soon. Check out the guest features. U-ROY?! This is gonna be off the hook. I will keep you all posted on when its dropping. For more information on JAH_EYE and UNITYWORKS MUSIC visit www.unityworksmusic.com or clique the title of this blog post.
JAH LOVE

jah eye flyer

dad flyer back

Friday, February 19, 2010

RASHIDI OMARI- A REAL FREEDOM FIGHTER

This cat was one of the first MC'S in Oak-Town that I ever collaborated with. My homie DJ TREATUNICE linked us up and I would hop on sets with their original rap crew COMPANY OF PROPHETS. Later on He became the lead MC in the UNSMOKABLES crew so we would also rock shows as that formation. Not only is this cat a very talented MC, he is also an amazing dancer. This is a song from his solo album that I am actually featured on. Listen close to the lyrics. He keeps it real and conscious wich is a necessity to counter-act the vast majority of BS lyrics out in todays hip-hop industry. For more info on SHIDI and what he is doing check out his myspace.

http://www.myspace.com/shidio

You can also clique the title of this blog post to be sent there directly.
Enjoy!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

THE COUP- THE STAND

This song by THE COUP, one of my favorate RBG related groups of all time is called THE STAND and was produced by the same production team that is producing my AUDIO VEVE release that is coming real soon. The name of my production fam is ORGANIZED ELEMENTS, or OE for short. Big ups to my brother MICAH-LUC and the who;e OE crew! Also big ups to Brotha BOOTS from the COUP. Check it out...

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

MICHELANGELO- PEARLS BEFORE SWINE

This is a song posted on youtube by my NAPALM CLIQUE fam MIC-G aka MICHELANGELO. He is mobbing in Oak-Town right now, blossoming and doin his thang. Definitely on the rise! To learn more about what he is doing visit his myspace page.

http://www.myspace.com/michelangelomusic

You can also get there if you clique the title of this blog post.

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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

CAN YOU MAKE CHANGE

The NAPALM CLIQUE has put together a song for HAITI in hopes to create a larger awareness around the devastation that this country is experiencing, and to highlight our countries responsibility to make a serious humanitarian effort in helping. Please listen, leave a comment and share this link with your friends and family. Also use the embed code to post the song on your social networking sites.

In this time of great tragedy it is up to each one of us to make a difference and create change to the best of our ability. Thank you for listening.
One Love,
UNITY



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Monday, February 15, 2010

A NAPALM CLIQUE CLASSIQUE THROWBACK

Remember when...

We were all hella juiced to get an African American president in office? Check out this video entitled "We Need A President" that we did to campaign for the Barack. This joint was all up in the press. Even got featured on www.allhiphop.com. Clique the title of this post to visit the official site for this video to learn more.





Sunday, February 14, 2010

BOCHAN, "LOVE SONG"

Here is a special Valentines Day gift from my friends Bochan and Arlen Hart. I was asleep on the couch in the other room when they recorded this one but I could definitely feel the love;). To visit Bochans youtube page clique the title of this blog post.
Enjoy and Happy Valentines Day!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

UNSMOKABLES FEATURING THE NAPALM CLIQUE AT 2232

This was a dope show. You can kind of understand what I'm saying. It's all free-flow. I think you can all clearly feel the energy. My home girl Bo is smashing it, and so is FLO. This was filmed at a venue called 2232 which no longer exists. Of course we are being backed by the Unsmokables band which is also now classified non existent. Arlen Hart on keys, Raul on base and Quick on drums. Those were fun times.

Friday, February 12, 2010

ARLEN HART

ARLEN HART is the original pianist of the UNSMOKABLES. He also backs the NAPALM CLIQUE when we do our live sets. You may recognize him as the second half of TOBY DICK, and you will also see him soon working with original UNSMOKABLES lead singer BO CHAN. And guess what folks, I also plan to drop with this cat later on in the year. We are all label mates! His new album entitled NEW PEACE is on the way, but here is a lil somthin to hold you until then. For more information on Arlen Hart visit www.soundvise.com, or clique the title of this blog post to be sent directly to his EPK.
Enjoy!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

RENAISSANCE NOW

Here is a fun set that I put together for a benefit. The benefit was for an organization called Renaissance Now. RENAISSANCE NOW is a non-profit organization helping underprivileged talented artists around the world to win over poverty, exploitation of human trafficking and assisting artisan communities to develop sustainable income. For more information on this organization visit their website at http://rennow.org, or clique the title of this blog post.

Here's the set!
(PS- Peep the tight jeans;) Hilarious!)

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

HORACE TAPSCOTT

HORACE TAPSCOTT was a master jazz pianist. He was also the grandfather of NAPALM CLIQUE founding member Martin Wilcots, aka MAD BAD and his younger brother Michael aka MAJOR. Although Horace is no longer with us in the flesh, he lives on through his grandsons who have contributed a great deal to the original sound foundation of the NAPALM CLIQUE. Check out this piece from Horace that I found on youtube. The slide show that plays along with it exhibits a good discography. There is a lot of history in this camp folks. Enjoy!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

THE "SKYBOX" COLLECTORS TAPE HAS LANDED!

Check out Tai Chi's (aka G.U.S.) new joint. Its available for free download. Just clique the title of this blog post or the image below! It knocks hard.
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Monday, February 8, 2010

UNITY'S INTERVIEW ON WWW.RAPREVIEWS.COM

Here is a good interview on me at rapreviews. Clique the logo below or title of this blog post to read it. Come back and drop a comment;) 1
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Sunday, February 7, 2010

OAKTOWN'S 357

I'm not the only member of the NAPALM CLIQUE who has parents that do music. Check out TAI-CHI'S mom! She used to go by SWEET LD from the group OAKTAOWN'S 357. They were in MC HAMMERS crew and had some pretty big hits back in the day. Here's one of their music video's I found on youtube.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

SITA KALI MA AND SINGING POND PRODUCTIONS

Sita Kali Ma Sunset Crown

And now, allow me the opportunity to introduce you all to my mother, SITA KALI MA. SITA is a musician, vocalist and composer, as well as, a Master Teacher of the art and practice of Yoga. She has infused her ancestor roots and rhythms, her uplifting lyrics and messages of light, and her powerful spirit of love; into an acoustic, soulful, and unique musical experience. SITA'S concerts and performances are Amazing. Her CDs are a treasure of love, spirit, wisdom and enlightenment.

For more information on SITA KALI MA's healing music and teaching, clique the image above or the title of this blog post to be sent to her website: http://singingpondproductions.com

Check out this life footage of SITA KALI MA rocking in Sacramento! Enjoy;)



Friday, February 5, 2010

JAH-EYE AND THE UNITY WORKS MOVEMENT

Jah-Eye
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Peace folks. I would like to take a moment to introduce you to my father JAH-EYE. He is a master artist, song writer poet and musician. While championing the cause of Black liberation, JAH-EYE'S message is also one of universal freedom for all who are oppressed by corrupt governments, as well as a return to a more natural and humane lifestyle in these times of global warming and relentless war. Jah Eye has recorded two CD's to date. ISIGHT, recorded in 2003 was the first CD on the Unity Works label. The follow up; WORLD WIDE DECEPTION was recorded in 2004. Both CD's deal with spiritual, social and political current events (911, the war in Iraq, greed and materialism etc.) while at the same time maintaining a strong vibration of Love and Rastafari.

Currently JAH-EYE is working on several new projects including his third CD entitled RASTA MUSIC which will feature legendary reggae artists such as U Roy and Earl "China" Smith.

For more a complete bio and more info on JAH-EYE, clique the title of this blog or the image above to be sent to his website, http://www.unityworksmusic.com. You can also clique the album covers below to purchase his first two albums!

Clique the image to purchase JAH-EYE, ISIGHT
ISIGHT COVER

Clique the image to purchase JAH EYE, WORLD WIDE DECEPTION
worldwide DECEPTION cover

Thursday, February 4, 2010

A NAPALM CLIQUE CLASSIQUE THROWBACK

Remember when...
FLO from the NAPALM CLIQUE and LUSH ONE whooped on M-BERZ and C-SIK at Vinice Beach? Granted, it wasn't the best FLO battle I have seen, but they had these other two clowns babbling like idiots! ridiculously hilarious. Definitely a classique moment.

For more info about FLO, clique the title of this blog post to visit his myspace: http://www.myspace.com/bayareaflo

PS- Shots out to Lush One, servin em swell as well!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

A NAPALM CLIQUE CLASSIQUE THROWBACK

Remember when...

SENIOR YEAR

I was on the PBS series SENIOR YEAR? Those were classique moments. Clique the title of this blog post or the image above to check it out.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

KLIENTEL 16 BARS VIDEO PREMIERE

Here is a new video from my long time friend and NAPALM CLIQUE colleague KLIENTEL. It's called 16 Bars. KLIENTEL reps the 818 in Southern Cali and is one of the founding members of THE NAPALM CLIQUE. Clique the title of this blog to check out his myspace; http://www.myspace.com/klientel
Enjoy!

Monday, February 1, 2010

FREE CLASSIQUE MIXTAPE DOWNLOAD FOR BLACK HISTORY MONTH

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Happy Black History Month everyone.
I think we all know that Black History should be celebrated everyday, along with the cultures of all other indigenous and Native People's of this planet.

In celebration of the spirit of Black History Month I give you THE NAPALM CLIQUE CLASSIQUE MIXTAPE for FREE DOWNLOAD. Just clique the title of this blog or either of the cover images.

The mixtape features a well mixed medley of samples from classique songs that we all know and love from the giants of jazz, soul, funk, R&B and various other forms of historically "black" music; from Marvin Gaye and Prince,to Sade and Jamiroquai, and many more! The NAPALM CLIQUE drops fresh new school rhymes over instrumental versions of all your favorite artist's and take you on a walk through more than half a century of black music history. Also featured on this mixtape is the hit single REVOLUTION and all of your favorite NAPALM CLIQUE members and associates ;LEE WEST, THE ATTIK, JENNIFER JOHNS, CHINAKA HODGE, FRED HAMPTON JR, ANANSE THE SPIDERMAN, ABBA YAHUDAH, TREVOR P., FLO, SOK, MIC-G, KEV...UNITY! The list goes on.
Enjoy!

Sunday, January 31, 2010

SHOT OUT FROM MISTAH FAB

I saw MISTAH FAB out here in this Oak-Town traffic and had to stop him because I knew that he was an 82 baby too. For those of you that don't know 1982 crew is the crew that unites all born in the year 82. If you were born in 82 odds are you rep it.

For more info on who MISTAH FAB is, clique the title of this blog to be sent to his myspace page;
http://www.myspace.com/mistahfab

Saturday, January 30, 2010

DRUM CIRCLE AT STREET ACADEMY


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Yesterday we had a drum circle at a high school that I teach at in Oakland called STREET ACADEMY! The circle kept about five people playing consistently at a time, and the energy was very good. Manny student's passed through and beat the drums with us. Some student's like Marco, Ali and Tao got deep into it and stayed in the circle for a very long time. Others would come pick up a drum for a short while just to feel it out for the first time or leave their mark in the groove. We even had a young lady from the girls rigor room come and join us for a bit. Over all, the circle was a big success and is something that we all agreed would be fun to do at least once a month. Here are a few images I shot with my camera phone.
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Friday, January 29, 2010

URBAN PROMISE ACADEMY

In the Fall of 2000, I moved to the Bay Area were I completed my Bachelors degree in Fine Arts at the California College of the Arts, and the teachers credentialing program for single subject art at Mills College. For the last ten years, I have taught in schools and community centers across the Bay Area and on the island of Guam, where the Guam Legislature in 2005 awarded me a Resolution for my contribution to students’ lives. I am currently continuing at Mills College for a Masters Degree in Education.

One of the schools I teach at is a Jr. High called URBAN PROMISE ACADEMY, or UPA for short. They recently had an opportunity to be featured on the TODAY SHOW (clique the title of this blog post to check it out)! I run a class called BEATS AND RHYMES through the after school program called OAKLAND LEAF. My students view themselves as the future of this movement called Hip-Hop. I can sincerely say that they make some of the most slapping music that I have heard come out of these bay area schools. I will be posting their first album and their latest album that is currently in the works at some point later this year. Stay tuned in. For now, enjoy this live performance of them rocking their winter assembly!

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Thursday, January 28, 2010

MICHAEL JACKSON SHINING SCREENS AT THE SAN DIEGO BLACK FILM FESTIVAL THIS WEEKEND!

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We are on our way to San Deigo this weekend to attend an award ceremony at the SAN DIEGO BLACK FILM FESTIVAL. We have been added as an official selection and hope to win at least one award for SHINING. Wish us success and all the best as we continue to keep the spirit of Michael Jackson shining this weekend! For more information on this film festival, clique the title of this blog post to be sent to their website; http://www.sandiegoblackfilmfestival.com

For more information on our video SHINING, clique one of the images above or below to be directed to our website;
http://michaeljacksonshining.com

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