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Summer 2019: ‘Men In Black’ Is Back… And Going International (Trailer)

Now that’s how you do a reboot… or reset or reintroduction! Whatever we’re calling this latest installment of the “Men In Black” franchise, looking at this trailer, they did that! Some ‘Fast N Furious’ style added to the ‘cop-buddy action flick meets Star Wars‘ feel makes for what looks like a great time at the theater in the coming year. Peep the trailer.

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Innocent? – “International” feat. Nitty Scott MC x Mugga Boy (Prod. By CoolFD)

Super-smooth video full o’ fly guy fly high ish talk… “International” playa to be certain. Mugga Boy in there. And O-M-Geeee! Can Nitty Scott MC be more sexy. Even if she could, We good, good lawd! Nice flows by all involved. Set nicely to CoolFD’s beat. This new single comes off of Innocent?’s recent double album “Love It Or Hate It” (follow link below to buy that). Got that audio stream and FREE download of the single for you below.



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Eddy Kenzo – “Sitya Loss” (Video)

I fell in love with this song ever since I saw a youtube video of a few kids in Africa dancing too it. At the time I had no idea of who the artist was & had to take the time to track it down. Eventually I discovered the song was from Musuuza Edrisa who is a popular artist in East African widely known as “Eddy Kenzo”. The Ugandan born artist’s song ‘Sitya Loss’ is going viral in popularity thanks in large part to the original youtube video of the kids dancing in the clip. The video of the kids dancing has become so popular it’s even spawned various remixes like the Stanton Warrior’s video of ‘Loving Me Wrong’. Check out this brand new video from Eddy Kenzo as he joins the kids that made the song become more popular internationally. The remixes & original videos I’ve included after the jump. I’m glad I’ve finally found this song as it’s been promptly added to my itunes playlist & I’ve had it on repeat multiple times since then.

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R&B/Soul: Mabanua – “New Love” feat. Nicholas Ryan Gant

Nice… Very nice. This “New Love” is Mabanua and Nicholas Ryan Gant putting down some Sunday chill mode music for you. More on the way. Soon apparently…

‘Japanese drummer, beat maker and singer Mabanua will return November 21 with his album, “Only the Facts,” featuring J Davey, Jesse Boykins III, and a return performance from Nicholas Ryan Gant.’



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Palestine Vs. Israel: Against The Wall (Mini-Documentary)

Many of you may not fully understand what’s going on between Palestine & Israel & maybe Black Star’s (Yasiin Bey x Talib Kweli) recent performance in Los Angeles may have encouraged you to learn more. The staff at VICE just released this mini-documentary in a series of parts to try to bring a better understanding of what’s going on today that that region. Check it out. Very interesting in many ways. Additional parts to the mini-documentary below….
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VICE: Renegade Jewish Settlers (Documentary)

“Israeli settlers have been slowly nibbling away at Palestine’s West Bank territory for more than 30 years. 300,000 settlers now occupy illegal outposts that range in size from plywood shacks to full-blown suburban housing complexes. Their abundance has grounded the much-ballyhooed two-state solution to a halt. In this documentary, VICE correspondent Simon Ostrovsky travels from Tel Aviv to the remote West Bank outposts where young Israelis squat for the sake of their heritage.” – VICE
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Tall Black Guy – “Desperte se Rápido” (Instrumental)

From his 11-track digital album, “Brazilian Chronicles” (out now), Tall Black Guy releases this instrumental gem, “Desperte se Rápido.” A nice uplifting message at the end, too. The commentary at the ends sounds like the voice of Bobby McFerrin but I could be wrong though. You can get “Brazilian Chronicles” – a montage of Brazilian-sampled music (including “Desperte se Rápido”) – by following the link provided here.


K’naan – “Hurt Me Tomorrow” (Video)

Somali born emcee & the troubadour himself, K’naan, delivers a colorful new video for “Hurt Me Tomorrow”. The song is further in the direction of the R&B, Pop, or World Music lane than the earlier days when we had K’naan on the Beatz & Lyrics Show years ago. It’s not surprising though considering the Toronto based emcee is now considered to be an international hip hop star. Although he’s a bigger international name these days I made a small observation of him not wearing any shoes in this new video that appears to signify that K’naan hasn’t forgotten his roots & the memorable alias he used coming up as the ‘Dusty Foot Philosopher’. Having collaborated with artists like Nas, Nelly Furtado, David Guetta, Wale, & touring with guys like Lenny Kravitz I’m positive his feet are a lot less dusty financially although K’naan still drops his good life philosophies within his music.
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K’Naan x Nas – “Nothing To Lose” (Will.I.Am Remix) [Video]

K’Naan flips the original video & goes with a black & white vibe for this remix to “Nothing To Lose” featuring Nas off of that More Beautiful Than Silence EP the T.Dot representer has out now….


Behind The Scenes: K’naan x Nas – “Nothing To Lose” Video Shoot (Video)

The behind the scenes director could have used a little more lighting with this joint, but check out this footage of K’naan & Nas during the making of the “Nothing To Lose” video off of K’naan’s latest “More Beautiful Than Silence” EP that’s out now.

Kojoe – “The J Mixtape”

FLUD has teamed up with Japanese Hip Hop artist Kojoe to present “The ‘J’ Mixtape”, now available on and DatPiff websites. Kojoe is making a name for himself in the music industry after only 2 years back in his homeland. The bi-lingual emcee & songwriter is also an executive of On Records a Nagoya, Japan based label.  Born Sakata Koichiro, Kojoe has embarked on the daunting task of pushing cultural, business, and language barriers by propelling himself as a Hip Hop/Soul artist in 2 critical markets: Japan and in the U.S.  You can listen or download the mixtape from the links below or just click on the artwork…

Wyclef x Jerry ‘Wonda’ Duplessis: Aftermath of The Haiti Earthquake (Documentary)

“A documentary chronicling the experiences of Jerry “Wonda” Duplessis & Wyclef Jean, co-founders of nonprofit organization Yele Haiti, following the aftermath of the tragic 7.0 earthquake that devastated Haiti on January 12, 2010.” – WondaMusic

Pitbull – “Latinos In Paris” feat. Sensato (Video)

Pitbull has really come a long way & found his lane in this entertainment industry. I really dig the visuals on this joint right here. Check out his cool take on the Kanye & Jay-Z joint, but this time he’s flipping it for the Latinos. El Cubano y Dominicano en Paris? I can see this song blowing up everywhere for all my multi-lingual cats….


Daisha Hunter Signs on as a New Host of Future Sound TV Japan (Video)

Shout out to my homegirl Daisha Hunter aka DJ Dai-Light who is one of the new hosts of Future Sound TV out in Japan which is a weekly entertainment show that broadcasts on the ‘Far East Coast.’ Although the show doesn’t broadcast here in the states, you can check different segments from their website. Future Sound TV covers everything from music, exotic cars, street motorcycle culture, nightlife,  DJ culture, women, fashion & just about everything else out there in the land of the rising sun. In this episode Daisha broadcasts from the set of former Rawkus records artist & Japanese emcee Kojoe’s & Ish-One’s music video shoot for “4 All We Know” that looks like it’s gonna be something outta the movie Fast & Furious. Daisha is a key person to know when it comes to the the Japanese music scene & is also a great bridge for between the U.S. & Japanese music scenes. DJ Dai-Light is celebrating a big party with a number of special guests out there in Japan on January 14th so I might fly out there & check it out. It’s a 14 hour flight to Japan so put that emphasis on “Might”….May have to just send her a card. hahaaa!

DJ Jazzy Jeff: The Asia Tour (Trailer)

There are several DJs that I know of personally who travel the world spinning at clubs or as the DJ for most of your favorite music artists. I’ve often said to a few of them that they need to document their travels in much the same way DJ Jazzy Jeff is doing for his Asia tour with his hypeman & emcee Skillz. Check out this nice mini preview of what’s the come from DJ Jazzy Jeff’s Asia Tour which just finished up…

Pa’lo Monte – “Enigma” featuring Chuck D (Video)

My Dominican brother from another mother, Mafioso , put me up on this new video from the Dominican group Pa’lo Monte who’ve collaborated with Chuck D on this song entitled “Enigma” which touches upon the recruiting tactics and strategies of warfare that land many of young brothas & sistas on the front lines of war only to the benefit of the politically rich & powerful. Beside the song sounding good it’s dope to see there is a great message behind it too. Pa’lo Monte’s new album “Back To The Root” is available now on itunes through Chuck D’s SlamJamz label.
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Idris Elba Looks For “Bullitts” with Lucy Liu, Jay Electronica, & UK producer Jeymes Samuel (Video)

Idris Elba aka Driis kept the camera’s rolling while he joined The Bullitts on stage in England during The Big Chill Festival. UK producer Jeymes Samuel is the mastermind behind the The Bullitts & the first single released back in April was “Close Your Eyes” which featured actress Lucy Liu & emcee Jay Electronica. In this video King Driis joins the band onstage & gives the viewer sort of a backstage pass to everything. More on the Bullitts project after the jump…..
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Fabolous Travels To Paris France (Video)

Fabolous travels to Paris, France to perform at Jordan Brand’s, “Quai 54,” international basketball tournament.

Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, & Warren G Performing In Cannes, France (Video)

Some video from a special private performance in Cannes, France with Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, & Warren G providing the musical soundtrack for the evening. The event was in part to promote Dr. Dre’s sponsored Beats By Dre headphones in the market.

International Spotlight: Kojoe EPK (Video)

Representing for Japan, former Rawkus records artist & bi-lingual emcee Kojoe wants to you to get more familiar. Kojoe has released several bangers over the past year that I’ve been diggin & playing on my radio show. His ability to speak fluently in english as well as Japanese helps to expand his fanbase beyond the borders as opposed to just around the average city block. Lately he’s been dropping freestyles every Tuesday for his Kojoe Tuesdays marathon. Check his website for more IAMKOJOE.COM. Kojoe is an asian emcee with global aspirations….