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Freestyle Rap Saved My Life – Kosha Dillz Does ‘TED TALK’ (TEDx)

Freestyle Rap Saved My Life – Kosha Dillz TEDX TALK

Freestyle Rap Saved My Life - Kosha Dillz

Freestyle Rap Saved My Life – Kosha Dillz

Kosha Dillz shares his adventures with TEDxKazimierz about how Freestyle Rap has transformed his life from where he was with drug addiction and stints in prison to a performance artist. Stories from Matisyahu to RZA to the BET Awards to making $50,000 outside the Grammy’s while rapping on the street … It is all in this miraculous TEDX TALK.

According to the self-proclaimed “#1 Rapper in Korea Town”

Believe it or not … a life plagued with drugs , addictions, anxiety, depression, and email happiness led to a career in rap that started from me freestyling. People say it is my most powerful asset in my shows, and it really catapulted me to be quite honest. Even when I live my life before I speak to a cashier at Ralph’s or see a pretty girl on the beach, I always have to come up with something quick to say, and that is a “FREESTYLE.”

A 34 year old New Jersey artist born to Israeli parents, Rami Even-Esh has landed himself in rap battles, jail cells, rehabs, video games, Super Bowl commercials and world tours for millions of people. He came up with the name Kosha Dillz to keep his Jewishness alive when he felt his life had gone astray. (You will hear more about it in the TedX Talk).

Freestyle Rap Saved My Life - Kosha Dillz

In the last few years Kosha has become one of the most sought out “jewish artists” in pop culture alongside Matisyahu and Drake. Dillz has penned numerous articles for Billboard about experiences with anti-semitism, addiction and the Holocaust. rhymes in English, Hebrew and Spanish and understands the power of transformation through personal experience. After a trip to Kraków and Warsaw with his mother and great aunt to walk through the concentration camp, Kosha recorded a song about Kraków for his upcoming album “What I do all day and pickle” and filmed this music video.

The talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format, but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx

WHAT I DO ALL DAY AND PICKLE – Album & Merch
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Freestyle Rap Saved My Life - Kosha Dillz

Remaining Tour Dates:

Aug 30 – Giants Stadium – Jewish Heritage Night San Francisco, CA
Sept 03 – Private Bat Mitzvah San Francisoc, CA
Sept 14 – Old Dominion University Virginia Beach, VA
Sept 17 – Local Legends Festival Belmar, NJ
Sept 24 – Saint Rocke w/ Mickey Avalon Hermosa Beach CA (very close to LA!!!)
Oct 06 – University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI
Oct 28 – Heidelburg University Tiffin, Oh

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Freestyle Rap Saved My Life – Kosha Dillz TEDX TALK

MCMI REPORT: The Return of MCMI RADIO! (VIDEO) #MCMIradio

MCMI REPORT: The Return of MCMI RADIO!
MCMI REPORT: The Return of MCMI RADIO!

MCMI RADIO: BAD SEED talks Thin Black Line & Police Brutality

Episode 1 – pt 1
MCMI RADIO: Real Hip Hop. Real Talk. Corey “BAD SEED” Pierson

For those who never knew about MCMI RADIO, it was launched Friday June 8th 2012, as part of the 6th Man Radio station (shout outs to Bad Seed), hosted on BlogTalkRadio. our first episode was MCMI RADIO: Real Hip Hop. Real Talk. Ep 1 “LYRICISTS LOUNGE” and continued for 50 straight episodes, until our final broadcast “MCMI RADIO: Ep 50 – Rock Steady Crew & End of the Weak”, on Friday, July 26th, 2013. The show was primarily hosted by myself (GMS) and my partner in MCMI, The Plague, Hydra and basically my brother from another mother, LR Blitzkrieg.

MCMI REPORT: The Return of MCMI RADIO!

Over the year, we featured co-hosts and special guests including PackFM, MrMecc, Poison Pen, PH (#ripPH), Wordsworth, D-Stroy, Tonedeff, Sha Stimuli, Masta Ace, Mazzi, Vicky Green, Substantial, Bad Seed, Billy Screem (TeamHOMI), Organik (KOTD), Sara Kana, Homeboy Sandman, Vice Verses (EOW), Kosha Dillz, Audible Doctor (BrownBagAllstars), Chordz Cordero, yU, Steph the Saphic Songstress, The MarXman, Angel “Sweetness” Garcia (Pro Boxer) and Novell “Black Taoist” Bell (ManUpStandUp / BET’s “IRON RING”), I Am Many, Jess James Figeroa, Swave Sevah (TeamHOMI), Bryan from theBeeShine, Keith “Wild Child” Middleton, Icon the Mic King, and Kevin “DJ Organic” Fitzgerald (Freestyle: The Art of Rhyme).

MCMI REPORT: The Return of MCMI RADIO!

After a year of doing the talk show live almost every week, LR Blitzkrieg and myself just couldn’t keep it up. The show took a lot of work, preparing, setting up interviews, getting crates ready. We needed to dedicate more of our time to the record label and to other aspects of MCMI, so we stopped doing the show.

Well, almost three years later – WE ARE BACK, BABY! This time the show will not be live and will not be weekly. It is now hosted on the MCMI YouTube Channel (Subscribe), which has MUCH better sound quality than BlogTalkRadio and will drop from time to time, whenever we have a good interview or something to talk about.

MCMI REPORT: The Return of MCMI RADIO!

All of the previous BlogTalkRadio shows are archived and can be found on MCMIreport.com/radio-archives. That will be considered “Season 1”. The new shows on Youtube are “Season 2”. Some will be mostly audio, with photos and video clips inserted throughout. Others will be full video format. New music and videos will occasionally be featured between segments of talk.

The new shows will be alternately hosted by MCMI’s GMS, LR Blitzkrieg, Keith WildChild Middleton, MrMecc and other artists affiliated with MCMIreport.com and MCMI Records. So, subscribe, listen, like, comment, share and stay tuned!!!

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Substantial – “Home Is Where The Art Is” [Album]

A Hip Hop album so authentic and raw it is being released on Vinyl as well as CD and digital formats. The Baltimore MC’s last album Sacricice spawned 2 singles which made it to MTV, BET, & VH1. Having also recently toured Japan, released new music with his groups Bop Alloy and Fanomm, Substantial has been garnering a ton of positive press and the time is just right for his next solo release. The cover art was done by Romain Jacquet-Lagrèze

Substantial’s Home Is Where The Art Is features vocal collaborations with Kokayi, Steph, The Sapphic Songstress, Deacon The Villain (of CunninLynguists), Ken Starr, and Acem (of Gods’Illa). Released on QN5 Music (vinyl through Mello Music Group). PRe-order now or click more for Tracklisting.

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Rich Medina’s Vinyl Collection – Crate Diggers Interview


DJ Rich Medina is best known for his Afro-beat, Funk/Soul & Classic Hip Hop sets that earned him a spot on the first Season of BET’s Masters of the Mix reality show DJ competition. Rich did not win 1st place, but he did win tons of new fans and fellow DJ’s respect and admiration, as he brought integrity, personality and self expression to the show, much the way a truly gifted DJ transfers his or her spiritual vibe  onto the dance floor. Before “Masters of the Mix” Rich had a 10+ year monthly party called Jump N Funk and City hopped between New York and Philly weekly, for his numerous DJ gigs. Also a wordsmith and producer, Rich has been making music as a musician and spoken word artist for years as well, but DJing is his bread and butter, how he pays the rent, as he puts it.

Although he does use a Laptop (controlled by vinyl on turntables, not by itself), Rich still loves vinyl and for years hauled crates of records to his parties. Starting at a young age, he has built up a huge record collection. The interview is at his place, so besides finding out just how many and what his first record was, you can see him in his creative environment, surrounded by recording and DJing equiopment and tens of thousands of records.

I have been a fan of Rich Medina for years and he tremendously expanded my knowledge of Fela Kuti and afro beat in general. To hear him play, you would learn a lot, and in this interview he gives some specific tips for those about to embark on a musical journey behind the wheels. Rewind selectah …

Crate Diggers is a Vlog on Fuse.tv that interviews “people with extraordinary vinyl record collections” – DJ’s, producers and other lovers of authentic vinyl.

UPDATE: For more on Rich Medina, read this interview on WashingtonInformer

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