Check out the second episode of LTEM TV ‘Start The Show’ featuring my song ‘Start The Show’. I’m talking about my style, Odd Future, Konshens, and the Zed’s Dead & Omar Links mixtape! Check it out with links to free downloads and more… Please feel free to leave comments on the video! Thanks for watching the show only on Let Them Eat Music!
Recently I’ve been inspired by a lot of Old School Hip Hop and Reggae, and the music has influenced my style. This week’s look is all about remixing the past. For example, my over-sized fur jacket, stone wash jeans, and the silk scarf head tie were all a part of the 80′s – 90′s Hip Hop style. I remixed these classic items by adding my black and gold bag, brown rope belt, statement chain and the black boots. Some of the tracks I’ve been listening to lately are Supercat ‘Ghetto Red Hot’, Sly & Robbie ‘Bad Girls Dub’, Doug E. Fresh ‘Freaks’ and Heavy D ‘Somebody For Me’.
Yesterday, I came across this Major Lazer, Beastie Boys and Santigold remix of ‘Don’t Play No Game’. It’s a great mash up of Hip Hop and Reggae. I did a style shoot inspired by the Beastie Boys album Hot Sauce Committee Part Two in a previous post, so I was glad to hear this Dancehall inspired version of the single ‘Don’t Play No Game’. I love the Beastie Boy’s classic Old School Hip Hop flow mixed with Major Lazer’s Reggae Dancehall tunes… it’s a nice blend. Check out the mix and free download below. Hope you enjoy the music & my Hip Hop/ Reggae inspired style!
On September 14, 2010, Reggae artist Ziggy Marley performed at Brooklyn Bowl. The two hour performance was a mash up of songs from his album “Love is My Religion” as well as covers of his father’s hits like “Jammin” and “Exodus.” He was also accompanied by a band that consisted of two guitars, drums, congos, and a talented female singer/dancer.
The show started out slow, Ziggy played less popular singles and focused on connecting with the crowd. Like most roots reggae artists, he was calm and comfortable on the stage as he played each song with his eyes closed in deep meditation. Each song on his album has a clear message and it was particularly apparent when he performed “Still The Storms” and “Make Some Music.” Ziggy’s intense face expressions and pacing around the stage, was a clear indication that he wanted the crowd to feel the injustices, pain and love in his lyrics.
One of the highlights of the night was the back up singers’ spiritual West African dancing solo, it gave the head nod to the atmosphere that Ziggy was creating with his music. The night had a common theme of love and justice but the one song that seemed so strong was “A Lifetime.” When he looked out into the crowd and told them “A lifetime isn’t enough to love you, and a lifetime isn’t enough to live” The fans felt the sincerity and love that Ziggy was sharing with them. The love that he was spreading was honest and when he ended the show, he expressed how thankful he was for the audience and each of his band members. As he left the stage he reminded his fans to never forget two important words: One Love… A phrase coined by his father and still alive through Ziggy’s music and performance.