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MCMI Report: Yasiin Bey – “NO Colonial Fiction” (New Song) + Comments on ISIS

MCMI Report Yasiin Bey NO Colonial Fiction – Comments on ISIS attacks in Paris

MCMI Report Yasiin Bey NO Colonial Fiction

MCMI Report Yasiin Bey NO Colonial Fiction

MCMI Report Yasiin Bey NO Colonial Fiction – Spotted this on OkayPlayer. Apparently, hours after the recent terrorist attacks in Paris, which are being attributed to ISIS, Yasiin Bey (previously known as Mos Def), did an interview on a radio show called  Ferrari Sheppard‘s A Country Called Earth Acce Sessions. In the interview, Yasiin commented on the Paris ISIS attacks, giving a big “F*CK Off” to ISIS, saying that they don’t represent Islam. He also directed his choice words to “to everybody trying to say ‘see, this is Islam’s fault.‘” Yasiin then goes on to explain,

“The problem is not Islam [or] organized religion. The problem is people’s lack of compassion and caring for themselves and their fellow human beings. “

In the interview, which took place while he was in Germany, Yasiin said,

“Love must and will prevail, I don’t care how corny it sounds,”

and compared the attack to the Tamir Rice shooting and other events of injustice and murder of innocent people.

Yasiin also dropped an unreleased song, NO Colonial Fiction. I don’t know if this is for a specific project, or if it is just a song he had not released before, but he probably knew it would bring attention to his comments. I am a fan, so any new material is always welcome. Let me know what you think of the track, as well as Yasiin’s comments, in the comments section below. Is he on point or off track?

Here is the full interview, from: A Country Called Earth

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“Big Poppa” Notorious B.I.G. cover by Jennah Bell [LIVE]

This is a dope rendition. Not only does Jennah kill it, but the band is tops. They go in. Props to OkayPlayer. Sounds like their whole event was cray. Wish I was there.

Jennah Bell and band perform a cover medley of Gwen Stefani’s “Luxurious” and Notorious BIG “Big Poppa” live at Brooklyn Bowl for the 6th Annual Okayplayer Holiday Jam. Stream Jennah’s Live at Mother NY EP here http://www.okayplayer.com/news/stream-jennah-bell-live-at-mother-ny-ep.html.

Jennah Bell LiveProducer & Editor: Allison Swank
Producer: Emmai Alaquiva
Videographers: Jay Sprogell, Rob Lee, Chinisha Scott, Alex Gaylon, Loren Hicks
Sound: Greg Scott

@JennahBell | @GMS_MCMI | @MCMIReport


If you are not mad (as I am) that you were not able to be in Philly to catch The ROOTS PICNIC 2012, maybe you just didn’t know about it. Come on, The ROOTS, De La Soul, Yaslin Bey (formerly Mos Def), the GOD Rakim and more? … Not fair y’all, not cool at all. This should have been held in Ft. Greene Park (Brooklyn), :-D.

I couldn’t believe this only had 17 views when I saw it on OKAYPLAYER. I must be one of the first to see it! Now I can put y’all on. It’s a summary, not the full performances, but it makes you feel good that in 2012 Hip Hop is still alive (it’s ALIVE I say! rrrghh!) Thank you OKAYPLAYER, for such a dope event! Stay blessed! – @GMS_MCMI

Lupe Fiasco on Carson Daly (Interview)


Okayplayer put me on to this and they got it from MWP, so thanks to both of them. MWP is a site that blogs mostly artists appearances on live interview shows, from Jay Leno to 106 & Park, so check them out. OkayPlayer is of course Questlove from the Roots outlet.

Carson Daly digs deep with his questions asking about Lupe’s upbringing in an activist family, what motivated him to pursue a music career, how he feels about the #Occupy movement, but mostly, Carson stays out of the way and let’s him talk. It’s a nice look into the mind of Lupe Fiasco.


Philadelphia Sound Konnoiseurs (?uestlove, Jazzy Jeff, J Rocc, Diplo & DJ Spinna)

This was the scene as “PSK” – 5 of the world’s most awesome DJ’s – came together to form Voltron for one night of madness, July 3rd, 2011, at Club Voyeur in Philly. Concieved and organized by legendary DJ ?uestlove, the event was the first of it’s kind.“What we decided was to throw a Rave,” explains The Roots drummer/producer.

According to Grammy winning producer and DJ Diplo, “These are the guys who got me to DJ in the first place, you know? It’s a big deal for me, to be able to DJ with these guys, in the hometown.”“If I DJ’d with Jazzy Jeff or ?uestlove or J Rocc – if the four of us were playing a party together 10 years ago, we would have to have a seperate backstage area for just the records and CD’s we were playing with,” Diplo elaborated, on why he now uses Serato.

“Philly ain’t never had a party like this … everybody played a whole bunch of different stuff, man, it was incredible,” expressed Jazzy Jeff.

The Serato crew were on hand and filmed the legendary night, plus interviewed all the DJ’s of PSK – the Philadelphia Sound Konnoiseurs. For live footage of the mix masters doing their thing, plus interviews with each of them, Read More!