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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

C-RAYZ WALZ – ALMIGHTY: THE SOLAR FACTS (New Album)

C-Rayz Almighty

Wow, this new C-Rayz Walz album ALMIGHTY: The Solar Facts, is so culturally rich, sonically intense and lyrically dense, it will take you awhile to get through it. That is because this is NOT pop music! Songs are longer than 3 minutes, often have 2 to 5 (or more!) features on it. The beats are NY underground hardcore boom bap. The lyrical content is deep, spiritual, metaphysical “manifestation of Godly bars” as C-Rayz puts it.

Disclaimer: I (GMS) am featured on the intro track “Gee Chee“, a creative spelling of “G chi”, which refers to being a “G” (godly), and the life force that flows through our bodies in the form of blood, oxygen and internal energy. Those who study an internal martial art or understand Eastern philosophy will get that.

When I did my verse I knew there would be others on the song (most notably Grand Master Caz, who bodies it at the end, right after my verse), but I did not realize the amount of raw talent C-rayz recruited for this monumental effort. The album itself is 22 tracks and also features Tragedy Khadafi, Sadat X, Matisyahu, Afu-Ra, iCon The Mic King, L.I.F.E. Long, John Robinson, Jasiri X, Ike P The God, King Eric The III, 12 Gauge Phaze, The Godilla Jaguar Paw, Gilateen, Grey Granite, East Coast, Formaldahyde Dankenstein, Done One, Skewtape NYC, MyGrane McNastee, Faze Blue Légoon, Arsenal Hendrix, Freddie Bunz, Merc Versus, Kassius Kakes, Spit Raw, Subtex, Sav Killz, Murdoc, Kimence, Leeroy Destroy & Labal-S of BloodyMonkConsortium, Boss L, AFrican American Zombie Lawyer and I’m sure I am STILL missing a few people. The list of producers is just as long.

Yeah … and this is part 1 of a 9 album cycle. C-rayz is back with a vengeance and he is not F@#$in’ playin’! Hope you have some free time. The world will never be the same. Long live Hip Hop!

Cheng!

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