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MCMI REPORT: Sadat X & Will Tell – How To Open A Bottle of Champagne With A Saber (TWC – Season 5 Ep-5)

True Wine Connoisseurs

TRUE WINE CONNOISSEURS – Season 5 – Episode 5

Wow, when Will Tell and Sadat X first got together to do a True Wine Connoisseurs video for Youtube, I bet you they never thought they would get so many views, eventually create their own brand of wine, which does extremely well by the way (it is always sold out whenever I try to get some).

Millions of views and 5 Seasons later, True Wine Connoisseurs is still entertaining as hell to watch! Sadat X is a funny dude. He also has a fly way of speaking which is part of what makes his records so special. Whether with Brand Nubian or on his own solo material, the Wild Cowboy has a way with words that is truly original, can’t be duplicated (no Bronson) and is instantly recognizable.

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What I didn’t know was that Sadat X has an affinity for Chinese sabers, just like me (I have 2 of them, about to cop two more, but that’s a story for another day). When I saw the youtube video I did a double take – was Sadat X holding a saber? What the –? Was he about to do Kung Fu? I had to see what was going on. Well, it turns out the video shows us how to open up a bottle of Champagne with a saber. Why? Because its some fly sh*t, that’s why!

TWC wine“What’s a better way to open it for your lady, than like that?” Sadat asks, after his Wine bottle chopping “Sifu” Sean Cummings (Head Sommelier at Nice Matin NYC), deftly slices off the top of a champagne bottle with the sword. “If somethin’ don’t happen that night, then your whole game is off.” he jokes, before trying the move himself.

Just to be clear, this is not a method of removing the cork from the bottle. It actually chops off the top of the neck of the bottle, cork, glass and all, in one clean motion. You can then pour your glasses of Champagne, but do NOT try to drink form the bottle. You will cut your lips.

Like they say “Kids, don’t try this at home,” but if you are adults … yeah you can go ahead and try it – at your own risk of course –  if you happen to have a Chinese saber lying around, heh heh.

Okay, it wouldn’t be right to blog about Sadat X and not let you hear some of what made him famous in the first place so here, take a listen to his freestyle on Sway in the Morning from 2012. This man is an MC’s MC. A street poet. To this day. Salute!

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Sadat X & Will Tell – The Judgement of Brooklyn (TWC VIDEO)

true wine connoisseurs

For those of you who may not know, Sadat X & Will Tell, besides one being an MC and the other a producer, are “true wine connoisseurs.” The duo have been putting up videos on Youtube for a couple of years now, reviewing wines, kicking freestyles, clowning around and getting nice of the vino while doing it. They basically have a good time, talking about wine, but the show became a hit and things grew from there.

True-Wine-Connosieurs-wine-bottleTaking things to the next level, the True Wine Connoisseurs brand of red wine was released to the market place. Check for it in your local wine shop (NYC, Jersey, DC and PA so far), and you will instantly recognize their caricatures, asking, as they do on the show, “What’s the factor?” meaning, “how f–ked up will you get on this beverage?” They have completed 4 seasons of the show and are getting ready for Season 5, but this is a “special PRE-Season 5 TWC episode,”  broadcasting from the Judgement of Brooklyn, a serious wine ranking convention, which Sadat X and Will Tell were invited to participate in, as part of the celebrity panel. Subscribe to the channel and go check out past episodes of TWC if you missed them. They’re hilarious!!! Salud!

 

TWC “The Middle Finger” Dry Riesling from the middle of the Finger Lakes coming Summer 2014!

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C-Rayz Walz • L.I.F.E. Long • John Robinson • Jasiri X • ‘Stimuli’ (Video)


C-Rayz Walz • L.I.F.E. Long • John Robinson • Jasiri X • ‘Stimuli’ (Video)

C-Rayz Walz drops a buttery self-directed video off his album ‘Almighty: The Solar Facts’ a “manifestation of godly bars.” Part 1 of a 9 album cycle from C-Rayz Walz, Almighty: The Solar Facts features Wordsworth, Q-Unique, Afu-Ra, Sadat X, Reef The Lost Cauze, Icon The Mic King, Tragedy Khadafi, Grandmaster Caz & myself, GMS, to name a few.

This cut Stimuli (I’m Ready), features L.I.F.E. Long (Stronghold), John Robinson (Scienz of Life) and Jasiri X, and was produced by Kentron The Mastodon. Besides being graced by MC’s who can truly spit, the chorus “I’m ready … to live my life” along with the positive energy of the track, will make you feel good about Hip Hop music.  No ice grilling in this video. All the MC’s drop science with a smile. The song is a celebration of life. Get you some.

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MEDINA GREEN – SAVE THE CHILDREN – The EP


MEDINA GREEN MC DcQ, also known as “Ilias Bey”, began his music career at 17, in a group I first saw rocking’ at the legendary Lyricist Lounge in the 90’s, as the Urban Thermo Dynamics or UTD’s for short. Singles like “My Kung Fu” and “Manifest Destiny”, dropped on Payday Records  quickly garnered underground respect. This was also the first time people heard the lyrics and vocals of fellow group member Mos Def (yes, he was always singing, even back then). UTD’s had a good run, Mos came out with his solo work and shortly after DcQ emerged with a new group, a larger collective called Medina Green. They had some great joints, most notably the classic “Crosstown Beef”.

After years of touring the world as an independent artist, opening for “De La Soul”, “BlackStar”, “Talib Kweli”, and “Mos Def” and on the public speaking circuit under his pseudonym “Illias”, DcQ is back with a new project which not only is dope beats and rhymes but promotes a positive social message, SAVE THE CHILDREN – The EP.

dcq1While the title track and one other are solo DcQ joints, the EP features other members of Medina Green (including Yaslin Bey -pka- Mos Def) and some special guests, like SADAT X and JOELL ORTIZ. The beats on this project are rough, rugged and raw, produced by Shawneci Icecold and Ayatollah, my favorites being the title track, “Stop The Madness” and the closer “Party Done”. The whole project is extremely well put together and amazingly is a FREE DOWNLOAD available here.

Save the Children The EP

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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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