As I sit here watching the Hip Hop Awards I get a message from North Carolina and OH MY GOD, BRANDY, QUEEN LATIFA, YO YO, AND MC LYTE ARE PERFORMING, “I WANNA BE DOWN“!!! (excuse my outburst). Here’s North Carolina’s contributions to the 2014 BET Hip Hop Awards. Artists Yung Blaza, Nige Hood, Chaz and Rakeem put some of their most epic lines over East Flatbush Project’s Tried by 12.
Video produced by Fame Photography’s Orlando Davis.
Anyone snapping pics with The Godfather of Soul (even as a kid) has a story worth listening to. Therefore, I’ll let (the now grown) photographer/filmmaker, Marceau Lewis, tell you the rest.
My name is Marceau (Marso) Lewis. I just moved to Los Angeles 4 months ago…
more specifically Long Beach.
And all I want to do is film and photograph.
I’m 24 years old, 25 in December, and I’ve been a cameraman for about 4 years now.
I film and photograph anything, and have yet to make a full time career out of it.
My brand is Unorthodox Genius. I have the best ideas and views about things in the most unusual or “unorthodox” ways.
I can bring the best out of anyone with or without a camera, but at least with it, I can let the world see it. -Marceau
Here’s the first of his growing film series that inspired the name of this post, ” A Video About Nothing.”
If you want to see more of Marceau and his Unorthodox Genius work, check out his website, stalk his Facebook, add him on IG, or follow him on Twitter. He says you’ll like his twitter– “Most people say they’ve never seen anything like it before.” -Marceau
Special thanks to Marceau “Unorthodox Genius” for sharing.
A message came in from Tru Fam— a hip-hop/alternative duo from New Jersey who wanted to share their latest music video with us. Well guys, you got it! The video, “Special” featuring Alecs, is trippy, but you’re not seeing double– they’re identical twins. So, here it is–their words, their story, their sound.
This music video is a dark /twist talking about some problems in relationships .
We all want to be treated equally in a relationship, so sometimes we have to remind our partner that they’re not so special.
So take a deep dive in this video and feel the words and passion.
Bio: Identical twins, Sha and Just- I from New Jersey found motivation in their chemistry as brothers, best friends and their closest critics. “It’s pretty much a given. We know what one another might want on a record without saying a word.” When they began making their own music they incorporated an Unique twist, of performing songs first and then recording. This way the music could be built with feeling. Tru Fam tunes reach beyond the normal beats and intricacies. They're all about making records that the masses wanna hear and that has always been their goal. Tru Fam looks at the bigger picture and prides themselves on not just being another group on I Tunes. It’s a complex art, but the end objective is simple: “build a really solid fan base, who simply believes in our music and our brand ULTRACULTURE.”
Special thanks to Tru Fam for sharing.
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If you follow the underground hip-hop scene (especially west coast), you should know him by name. Kansas City, Missouri born rapper Chief waKiL beat out thousands to become the 2014 winner of LA’s Power 106 Who’s Next— a battle of underground rappers vying for a spot to open at PowerHouse 2014 with Nicki Minaj, YG, Trey Songz, Childish Gambino, Wiz Khalifa, and a slew of other artists. Luckily, I got to see him in a more intamate venue at LA’s Los Globos on Sunset. Shout out to Chief waKiL for the interview! Continue reading You Should Know The Name “Chief waKiL”
I could care less about what you’re doing (or say you’re doing) in the studio– hip-hop should be live! Continue reading REWIND: Hip-Hop Should Be LIVE. LA Duo ‘YRF’ Proves It.
I don’t know if it’s the hip-hop/alternative rock fusion or the cinematic lifestyle video that has me hooked. All I know is it’s a dope a** combo, and what makes it even more impressive is the fact the kid just graduated HIGH SCHOOL last week. He must have got the shoot in between finals, right?