Monthly Archives: April 2010

Big Boi, Andre 3000 and Them Elevators

A sista is feeling so ran over and so under the bus this week after a work related injury… let’s just say I’m taking the stairs and leaving them elevators alone – seriously. My medication had my head spinning and seeing stars this morning. I haven’t had a chance to even do a feature on my Twitter family… @DrPostALot you are still up next my friend. In the meantime I’m going to refer you over to AllHipHop.com’s feature on Big Boi and Andre 3000. Yeah, them elevators I will ride. Let me know what you think about Big Boi’s new single “Shutterbug”. And because I love y’all, I will give you an Outkast flashback video – just consider it the cherry on top!

“Big Boi is taking off, Andre 3000 is on the Runway” – article from AllHipHop.com

Video – “Elevators (Me & You)” – Outkast

Hip Hop Doc: Rani G. Whitfield


Hmmmmm….The Hip Hop Doc. I am not referring to Dr. Dre or the D.O.C. and I probably did not have to even say that being that this is the pages of The Greener Side of Hip Hop. But I am referring to Rani G. Whitfield a doctor who is utilizing hip hop to educate the young masses about staying healthy. I came across an article on him this morning but you may already be familiar with his work. So, put down those McDonald french fries and check it out!

Wait, wait, wait…. stop the presses, I just Googled this Rani G. Whitfield and Rani also has a website. “Planet Rock” yes “rockin’, no stoppin'” Planet Rock is blessing this brother’s website. Eat your salad kiddies because it’s the “sure shot”!

Website: The Hip Hop Doc

“Hip Hop Doc Takes Health Messages To Young People”
Article written by: Eugene Kane from http://www.jsonline.com

Free Mix Tape Downloads: datPiff.com

I believe I heard about this website on Twitter through various tweets.  I can’t say that I’m not a fan of mixtapes I just haven’t taken the time out to listen to any (and this website that I’m about to mention might just be the anecdote to that). But, of course I do know mixtapes are vital to new and old artists in the hip hop arena. What I don’t know is the definition of “datpiff” (help me because I could not Google it). And, say it again with me, “daaatpiiiff”!  However I will tell you that www.datpiff.com has a kick ass website that specializes in nothing but free mixtape downloads. I wasn’t aware that such a site exists but that is the fun part about blogging for The Greener Side of Hip Hop – discovering new ish and loving hip hop even more! Now can someone tell me what datpiff means – please! 

WORD, POWER, AND SOUND

“I keep a guard up from the foolishness & propaganda & let the music melodies & my experience in life work through me to bring out NoTTy Trax.” – @NottyRas’s 140

Okay, the other day I exchanged several “healthy” tweets with a hip hop, dancehall artist who WILL take things to another level – Notty Ras. Born in the Chi and raised in the Bay Area, his Twitter bio simply reads CONQUEROR. His real name Niaybinghi means DEATH TO ALL OPPRESSORS. Yet, NottyRas remains truly humbled by the give and take of life. He’s a serious brother, who is nothing less than real when it comes to his music and his future outlook.

“Life is a gift and blessing from the most high… I’m tryin to show my appreciation by bringin out the best of life through word, power and sound.”

Currently signed to Illgenetics record label, this former DJ/radio host and music director of Tight Rope Magazine, is currently paving the way for his own lane and putting us on notice that he ain’t going no where. (DJ’s are you listening to this man’s dub plates?) Notty Ras’s focus right now IS to continue to build on creating and promoting his music. (DJ’s are you playing this man’s dub plates?)

I was introduced to this NottyRas via Twitter (yes I do open up those downloads)… and you know what it feels like when great music invades your ears, just giving you a long lasting eargasm? Well, NottyRas has got you covered (no pun intended shallow minds) with his swift on the lyrics, bass bumpin’ Bay Area style, hip hop, dancehall track “Fall Back” which delivers nothing but fire! Yeah, I admit I became a “Fall Back” addict for a minute and I’m not going to rehab! (Please click the link for the free download at www.spiceypromotions.com) And for hip hop fans who crave the art of scratching, you will no doubt be pleased with the laid back tempo of “All Hustle” featuring D.J. Greg Scott on the 1’s and 2’s. Even NottyRas warns that this song may ’cause “slight envy attacks…” Don’t read into the confident ego ya’ll, his lyrics and music only speak truth.

Nottty Ras’s current CD and first solo project “Spit Tape” is currently available on iTunes as is music from his group Baywurld entitled “Those Who Walk On Water”. Free downloads are available from both projects (nothing like a Google and youtube search to get you started). But what’s NEW with Notty Ras? He’s ALL HUSTLE – a women’s and boys clothing line in the near future, a yet to be titled dancehall, hip hop mixtape, and he’ll be working on his second solo project entitled “I Do What I Know”. In the meantime Notty Ras is still servin’ up the dub plates over at Spicey Promotions (shout out to DrPostALot!)… so support Bay Area hip hop, support hip hop period by getting those dub plates and spreading the word! Otherwise you know what you can do… fall back! Happy Friday y’all!

NottyRas on the web:
Spicey Promotions Profile Page
MySpace
Facebook
YouTube “Always Something”

TWITTER SHOUT OUTS!

Who are the people in your Twitter neighborhood?

I have exchanged tweets with a lot of great people on Twitter especially people from the Hip Hop arena…. and I am sorry I just can’t let those great downloads, videos, etc. that I do receive from y’all go unnoticed anymore. So starting today… yes TODAY and each Friday I’ll highlight those individuals from my Hip Hop Twitter Neighborhood! First up hip hop, dancehall artist @NottyRas… @DrPostALot is right behind him!

"I Can" – NAS


Just added Nas’s “I Can” video to the Children’s Hip Hop page. I watched this video with my 7 year old son the other day but he already knows that “he can”.  I actually found the video AND lyrics on a youtube page…  and now Jim Jones and Fabulous are “tweefing” according to Twitter. Kids pay attention to the Children’s Hip Hop page until you are old enough to even understand what tweefin’ and beefin’ is and all the other politics that go along with hip hop. 

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