Thursday, September 23, 2010

These days a lot of people call themselves “artists” but how many of them can say, “I am music & music is me”? Yung Juggz is definitely the one who can say that. Having started his journey in the world of music at pretty young age Juggz has already achieved a lot. Taking over only one field ain’t enough for him & that’s why he became an accomplished emcee, singer, musician & songwriter. A multiple threat, Juggzy mixed different lanes & different styles to give the world the kind of music that has never existed before. Whether it’s Hip-Hop, R&B or Reggae Yung Juggz always adds something so unique that having heard his music once you’ll become a fan forever. An authentic & unique vibe mixed w/ a "real talk" message is what his music is known for. 
Thursday, September 16, 2010

Every time Apollo The Great touches the mic it’s a straight murda. This time Apollo is killing J. Cole’s “Blow Up”. I always anticipate Apollo jumping on somebody’s track cuz this cat knows how to make you forget that it’s just another version. There’s only one version. Apollo The Great version. And he ain’t lying. He IS about to blow up… Check out the song & don’t forget to visit I don’t know if y’all are ready for this but Apollo is taking over the game…

Apollo- Blow Up (Freestyle) by WondaMuzik
Hip-Hop… different people put different meaning into this word. To some people it might be music or culture, to others – best friend who’s always there for ya, way of living or even just a job… but if you look at a bigger picture you’ll see that Hip-Hop is nothing but a sign. A sign that nothing is impossible. A sign that you can get from nothing to something. A sign that good things come to those who wait, but great things come to those who go ‘n’ get ‘em. A sign that the truth can survive everything & live forever cuz it’s immortal. A sign that we all are destined to be great but only those who work hard & stay true to themselves reach the top.
Hip-Hop gave us millions of signs through out its history. Sometimes those signs remained unheard at first but real classic songs became classics not only cuz they used to be hits but first off cuz they had the power to make a difference. And even tho’ the message was lost in time it reached people & finally made the difference that it was destined to make. Unlike any other culture Hip-Hop is the force that impacted the world tremendously having given the voice to the illest poets & masters of the word who managed to touch so many hearts & to give birth to a new nation… Hip-Hop nation… a nation of passionate dreamers & real achievers.
Long time ago Hip-Hop became our best friend… the one we can holla at when we’re going through something good or something bad… the one who never fails us. And every time you feel like saying “Lord, give me a sign!” you just gotta open up your heart and be ready to hear the answer… the message… the higher calling
Check out & enjoy “Gimme A Sign” vid by Detroit’s finest Young Scolla Ft. Boaz & S.Money.

Monday, September 13, 2010

In my death, people will understand what I was talking about. – Tupac Shakur

During the history of Hip-Hop a lot of artists grabbed the mic… some of them came & gone; some of them left an irreplaceable mark and stayed in the game forever. 14 years ago on this very day Tupac Amaru Shakur’s heart stopped beating. 
Rebel of the underground… if there’s one word to describe Pac then the word is “genuineness”. One of the truest artists who have ever touched the mic, he ain’t never been afraid to be himself. Hip-Hop became not only his own reflection but also the reflection of the whole generation, of every ghetto boy & girl, of everyone who been thru’ struggles & survived, of everyone who knows how to win having lost, of everyone who knows the true meaning of T.H.U.G. L.I.F.E. Son of Black Panthers & the streets… intellectual thug… Tupac Sharuk never bit his tongue & spitted nothing but reality. His songs became real confessions of a “rose that grew from concrete” & even tho’ the society wasn’t ready to hear the truth Pac never stopped doing his thing cuz that was the only way of living for him.
Machiavelli never followed trends, he chose eternal over temporary instead. A lot of people might call him contradictory but he simply wasn’t scared to be real. His every song has raw emotion/soul to it. “Before I write I let my mind go blind and let the Lord do His thing”. And if you let ya heart do the listening you’ll hear universal messages in Pac’s songs. He never preached & said/did some mad stuff a lot of times but all the mess he been thru helped him to see further than most people could. He told stories that were based on his own experience but at the same time when you listen to those songs you got the feeling like “this is my story”.
    “If we're all saying that rap is an art form then we gotta be more responsible for our lyrics. If you see everybody dying because of what you're saying, it don't matter that you didn't make them die, it just matters that you didn't save them.” And without a doubt Tupac’s lyrics impacted a lot of people & their lives. Pac’s influence is undeniable. He managed to become a lot more than just a Hip-Hop icon; he’s inspired millions of people all over the world and he still does. He was the definition of Ride Or Die; he lived by his beliefs & every minute of his life he was ready to die for those beliefs. “Never surrender, it's all about the faith you got don't ever stop, just push it til you hit the top and if you drop, at least you know you gave your all be true to you, and that way you can never fall.” Tupac became a lot more than just an icon, role model… he was a true leader who showed the whole world that “reality is wrong; dreams are for real” and no one but us can turn our dreams into a better reality.
It’s been 14 years since he passed away but today Tupac Amaru Shakur is still one of the most influential Hip-Hop artists of all times. 
There are lots of lessons taught by Pac but the most essential one… at least for young emcees & for the whole Hip-Hop community… is treat ya new song like it’s ya last song cuz another day ain’t guaranteed. Artists’ attitude is supposta be like “if I die tomorrow, will I be proud of my legacy? Did I give the world a piece of my heart through the songs I recorded?” Cuz at the end of the day no one will remember how many records you sold, how many Grammy’s you won, how many times you were on the cover of this or that magazine, how much money you made… it’s the feeling ya music gives that will be remembered forever.
“A coward dies a thousand deaths... a soldier dies but once”… but the truth never dies and Tupac is gon live forever thru his legacy. His music has already raised a generation & I’m sure that it will inspire people even in 20 or 50 years. And that’s why today I don’t feel like saying “R.I.P.”… just “Long live Tupac’s soul!”

In the beginning Hip-Hop was more about unity… less beefs more cyphers. A lot of Hip-Hop acts were represented as Hip-Hop groups such as Public Enemy, Run D.M.C., N.W.A., Wu-Tang Clan, Funky Four Plus One More and many others. Those groups represented Hip-Hop in its essence, its diversity & versatility. Every group member was a star in his/her own right but when they came all together the illest magic happened. Even tho’ those days are over, there are still some people who know how to bring that magic to life. Flamez, Neme, Zin O.D. and Exile the Experience are the stars of the Orlando based Hip-Hop group named Prolific.
Check out the interview w/ Neme of Prolific & download their latest mixtape “Now Or Never” in case you haven’t heard it yet. The mixtape is definitely a must have.

I used 2 ♥ him

Common used to love H.E.R. & I used to love H.I.M. (Hip-hop Is My Muse) ... but true love never dies ... this is my L.O.V.E. S.T.O.R.Y.


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