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Clipse – Kinda Like A Big Deal ft. Kanye West


North Carolina You Betta Raise Up…

I’m telling, you I love it when emcees just go hard and the music knocks harder!

P. Dot – "Poetry"

I’m posting this video on both of my blogs…. the notebook is synonymous with both of my loves… hip hop and poetry. Check out this new artist, P. Dot and his video entitled “Poetry”.


“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 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
YouTube “Always Something”

"Wake Up" – Positive Controversy

I know, I know, I know, I said that I wasn’t going to keep doing another video post but this video speaks to a social issue that should outrage anyone – domestic violence. (I know Mr. Mac Walton would have loved this video and the group behind it stands for.) Plus, let’s not forget that March is National Women’s Month. However, this video is just the type of music that I would want to grace the pages of the Greener Side of Hip Hop. Yes, I am a fan of hip hop but the aim of this blog is to show the other side of “hip hop” as much as possible. This video entitled “Wake Up” by Positive Controversy is deeper than what we are use to seeing in the hip hop arena… and on some levels one could probably say that there is some irony here.

About Positive Controversy (from their website):
We are a creative movement which combats the subpar standards set by today’s society.


Bringing awareness to an issue that millions of Americans face daily.


By engaging humanity with a mesage of ‘hope, initiative and social awareness.”

Please visit their website at: and TODAY take time out to think about what you dream and dare to be and create some “positive controversy” of your own…. have audacity!


I’m still bobbin’ my head to UniverSouLove’s hip hop laced spoken word piece, “I Am A Poet”. I was about just about to resign myself to my bed, comforter, and pillows when I opened one last e-mail… low and behold there was another hip hop gem that presented itself to me – Germantown and York’s “Born In The Ghetto”. Thanks Reality from Germantown and York. Am I a fan now? Yes Sir.

For more information on Germantown and York click here.

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