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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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They Die By Dawn – The Bullits ft Yasiin Bey, Jay Electronica & Lucy Liu [Video]


They Die By Dawn – The Bullits ft Yaslin Bey, Jay Electronica & Lucy Liu

The Bullits is singer/songwriter/producer/filmmaker Jeymes Samuel, who produced and directed this video featuring the acting of Lucy Liu and many other notables, such as Giancarlo Esposito, Michael Kenneth Williams, Rosario Dawson, Erykah Badu, Isaiah Washington and Bokeem Woodbine, to name a few, and the lyrics of Yaslin Bey (formerly Mos Def) and Jay Electronica. The video is incredible, really shot as a mini-movie, in the Western genre.

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Black Star – “Fix Up” prod. by Madlib

Black Star Fix Up cover

This is the song they performed on The Colbert Report. If you thought he was joking, nope, Mos Def has changed his name to Yaslin Bey, word to Cassius Clay. The song dropped today (Black Friday) on iTunes. You can listen for free, then support the duo from Brooklyn. This is leading up to a full Black Star album, something the fans have been waiting on for years.