Archives for the month of: March, 2011

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Peace World. Some of you are already familiar with my brothers from another mother, Gods’Illa. Check out this song featuring your’s truly and producer Joe D, entitled Winner. The song is featured on 93.9 Kiss FM’s website and you can vote “Kiss or Diss”. Be sure to show us some love and pass it on.  Also pick up their debut album, Up & Up Presents: Gods’Illa, which received a DMV Award for album of the year.


The text below was taken from the folks at 93.9 Kiss FM

Forestville trio Gods’Illa (brothers Acem, Truth, and Powerful) wrote a jazz-influenced hip hop song for the winners in their lives. Maybe this is what Charlie Sheen was going on about a few weeks back?

Share this link on Facebook and make sure you let us know below if you want to have “Winner” played on KYS.


Taken from the good folks at Features new music from yours truly and a remix from Bop Alloy by K-Murdock (Panacea).

Click the Cover to preview/download the entire the compilation album.

Hope For Tomorrow” –> 38 Tracks of 100% unreleased material from artists around the globe for 6 dollars.

Whilst the events of March 11th were sudden, the memories will be forever etched in the mind of those mourning the loss of their friends and family. A tragedy of such unspeakable horrors has rarely been captured so extensively by film, allowing all of us to witness (along with the rest of the world) the enormous grief bestowed upon the people of Japan. The rebuilding process begins almost as soon as the dust has settled, meaning it is our collective responsibility to contribute in whatever small way we can.

“Hope For Tomorrow” is our humble idea to make a difference. We are reaching out to YOU to support our efforts in providing help for those struggling in the aftermath. Our friends at Kevin Nottingham have come on board to assist in the release of a charity album. We are grateful to be in a position to use the talents of some of the undergrounds most respected hip-hop artists. It is our hope that this project will continue to garner attention for the people of Japan and raise some much needed funds.

100% of the money will be given away and shared between the charities Save The Children and GlobalGiving. The best news is that the album is available for only 6 dollars so it’s hard to say no. Artists to feature include Substantial, Dela, Soulchef, Thomas Prime, Marcus D & K-Murdock and others aswell as some big names from Japan. The global theme of the project is expressed through participation of artists from USA, UK, France, Moldova, Canada, Poland, Australia and of course Japan.

Alongside the music is a chance to enter our competition for prizes, with the larger the donations the bigger the chance of winning a coveted prize. 20 Dollars or more will see you entered into our top tier of prizes, 10 Dollars will give you a chance for our second tier, but better still there is a guaranteed chance of a prize so long as you can donate in some form.

The most important thing is that all the money raised will go directly towards the people of Japan who are struggling with the threat of 3 major problems: an earthquake, a tsunami and the worry of a nuclear disaster. This may be a problem unique to Japan but it will take a global effort to help the people back on their feet. Through a partnership of good will and charity we have the chance to ease a bleak situation. “Hope For Tomorrow” is not just an album title but a belief that no matter how small our efforts we can and will make a difference.

Tsunami wave spills over seawall, smashes boats, carsCLICK IMAGE TO WATCH THE VIDEO

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Tracklist After The Jump…


1. Kyoko’s Break – Ljones (US)
2. In Due Time – Blazo (Poland)
3. All We Got Is Us ft Jas Mace, Nieve & Nicholas Wonder – Thomas Prime (US/UK)
4. One 4 Awer – Dela (France)
5. Worlds End – SoulChef (US)
6. Prelude – Tsunenori (Japan)
7. Awake for Life – Kondor & Avens (Poland)
8. I Think I Need  You Now  (Prod. by Kondor) – Landon Wordswell a.k.a Youngs (US/Poland)
9. Eternal Life Melody – Reki (France)
10. Beyong the Road – Hiro a.k.a Melodiverse (Japan)
11. Voyage – Thaory Pan Demic (Japan)
12. Gentle Light – Niha (Japan)
13. [en]strumental – LEMS (Japan)
14. Tokyo Twilight (Neoson-Ichiban Remix) – Bop Alloy (K-Murdock Remix) (US)
15. Faith – Marcus D (US)
16. Hold On – Fresh Sly (US)
17. Hope in a Cold World – Trebles and Blues (US)
18. No Good – La Fine Equipe (France)
19. Life goes on – D.N.S. (Moldova)
20. What i Said – Ta-Ku (Australia)
21. Vision – Ackryte (US)
22. Bullsh*t – Häzel (France)
23. Painted Lady – bugseed (Japan)
24. Love Japan – Kyo Itachi (France)
25. Flye – Stro the 89th Key (US)
26. Before Tomorrow – Gowe (US)
27. Vespers – Phish aka Soundzimage (France)
28. Ali Pali Lunar ft Radimo – Hey!Zeus of Obaa Supa (UK)
29. Picture Fell pt2 – B.Lewis (US)
30. Geoscream – The Loop Commission (Japan)
31. The Memo (Esbe Remix) – Substantial (US)
32. Since you’ve been gone – Josh Furey (Canada)
33. Dark Before Night – Suplington (UK)
34. Let me show you – BAHЯ (Germany)
35. Ez Does It (feat. Sónin’) (Cuts By Abstrakt Idea) – DJ Ezasscul (US)
36. Sentimental Antiques – BeNeVoLeNcE (US)
37. When the Storm Comes – Navid B (Australia)
38. Tsunami – Ian Keteku (Canada)


Peace World.  So I figured I’d check my inbox one more time before I crashed and what do I find… the final version of my brother, Funky DL’s new video, Ode to Nujabes!  The self-produced track by DL tells the story of how their relationship began and takes us a journey to the present day, where Jun (Nujabes) is no longer with us.  This song, for me, is relatable on so many levels.  A lot of the artists who had the opportunity to work with Jun, share similar stories of receiving a call from a young, hungry and mysterious producer from the Far East, that ultimately changed each of our lives forever.

Enjoy the video and pass it on!  Lyrics available here.

Jun Seba, Rest in Peace.

Commen Mindz and Substantial present:

JAMBALAYA Wednesdays
Open Mic Nite – All Genres Welcome

Featuring poet, playwright, & novelist, Lamar Hill
You don’t want to miss Jambalaya 2.0

Every Wednesday!

9pm – 1am

Club Reality
2623 Washington Boulevard
Baltimore, MD

Hosted by:
Substantial w/ DJ Jav on the 1 & 2s


21 & Over!

Join our group on Facebook. Go to and search: Jambalaya Wednesdays

Support: Japan Donation Compilation

via Support: Japan Donation Compilation posted by the good folks at The Find Magazine.

The 11th of March 2011 saw Japan suffer its largest earthquake in history, 9.0 on the Richter scale. The quake was soon followed by an enormous tsunami with waves measuring up to ten meters high.

This natural disaster has wiped out towns, taken thousands and thousands of lives (with even more still missing) and had further knock on affects to several of the countries nuclear facilities. Japan is a calm, patient and dignified Nation and will no doubt build from this disaster, however in order to do that they will need as much help as possible.

It is with that in mind that A Bridge Too Far Recordings and The Find Magazine have teamed up to show financial support to the rescue and rehabilitation efforts that will be ongoing for the coming months if not years. Within 72 hours we came up with thiscompilation, consisting of mostly unreleased music. Even some brand new material, such as the exclusive Erjee remix of Benjamin Diggins‘ ‘Believe & Renovate’ featuring Pseudo Slang and a new verse by Joe Kickass.

Other featured artists include Soul Square, Othello (of Lightheaded), Incise, Melodiq, Weedy (of 40 Winks), Teekay (of Dragon Fli Empire), Dela, Kidkanevil, LeftO and many more.

Japan has long been a Nation obsessed with music, arts, films and creative culture and has provided you with a lot of good music in the past.

Let’s show our appreciation and support for this by purchasing this download! All proceeds will be donated straight to The British Red Cross Japan Tsunami Appeal.

1. Navid B & Damien Binder – Faith In Your Heart
2. Incise – Through You
3. Melodiq – Let Your Light Shine
4. LeftO – Some Time
5. M.A.E. – Click
6. Benjamin Diggins (ft. Pseudo Slang) – Believe & Renovate (Erjee remix ft. Joe Kickass)
7. The Broken Orchestra – Life (ft. Lady Paradox)
8. Teekay (of Dragon Fli Empire) – Runnin’ It (ft. Othello)
9. Dee La Kream – The Quartet
10. Soul Square – Sens Unik (ft. Fisto)
11. Kidkanevil – One For Tokyo
12. Weedy (of 40 Winks) – Beats and Pieces
13. JC Poppe – Foundation Of A Moment
14. Hi-Fi Network (Kelly of Destruments & ISM) – No Shore In Sight
15. J-Zen – Zion
16. Danny Drive Thru – Suggested Lowres
17. Bun – Just Like That
18. Dela – B Kind Rewind
19. The Broken Orchestra – Shibui

Support Japan!

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