Track2Track: Wavy (Hidden Track)
For anyone who has driven down the L.L. Tisdale Expressway knows that this expressway connects the north side to the rest of the city. For some it is their way out on their commute to work, but it's also a way 'in', to the north side and the place that many people call home. Pade takes us on this ride from the L.L. Tisdale into the north side on his track "Wavy".
There is a funny thing about train tracks and how they can sometimes become a sort of divisional line for a city. For Tulsa, these same type of tracks have divided the city and left both sides to diverge into two completely different worlds. And for anyone coming from the north side, crossing these tracks means 2 things: 1) This is a completely different world than what you have grown accustom to. 2) You instantly are separated from the idea of being 'normal', your differences are amplified, and your history of being excluded and estranged has only propelled the feeling of being of not that world, but ALIEN. This same message is being told in Surron the 7th's song "918lien".
2nd Annual WCMF is HERE....
The 2nd Annual World Culture Music Festival is here. We even got our own stage. Tulsa Lines at the SoundPony (more details coming soon...) But in the meantime check out the events for yourself.
My DM Just Went Viralll...
From the outside looking in, going viral happens out of nowhere, almost at a bling of an eye. Some would call it luck. But the people who actually live it know that this is far from the truth. It takes countless hours of grinding, these are the hours that aren't seen on Instagram or SnapChat. HARD-WORK ISN'T SEXY, HARD-WORK DOESN'T GO VIRAL. But when the 'hard-work' (preparation) meets with the luck (opportunity) the type of magic that happens is something that nobody can doubt or as some call it going 'viral'. For Tokyo Jetz many thought her video "Down in the DM Freestyle" made her an overnight success, but Tokyo and her fans know this is so far from the truth.
Click here to learn more about Tokyo Jetz....
For a general who has seen many wars, coming home is something never to be taken for granted. But at the same time coming home can be just as hard as the same wars you just left. For when you come home the same burdens of life like getting a job, paying bills, supporting your family, the things that you left while away at war can become the war. For Pade, a general and Tulsa legend, coming home has been only half the journey, the other half he has been working to make this the "Best Year Ever" or as he has titled his album #BYE.
Track2Track: Pit Stop
Jimmy: Eddie, not only is what you're saying not true, it is wrong and disrespectful for you to discuss Rosa Parks in that way.
For many people a barber isn't just someone who cuts hair; they're your life coach, your therapist, your news anchor to the CNN of the hood, and so much more. But what happens when your barber is in one of your favorite videos? But not cuttin hair, but cuttin up the track. Keezy proves on 'Pit Stop' that his flow is as sharp as his clippers and that sometimes the funnest place to be, is the barbershop.
TRACK2TRACK: SomeONe New
When does a picture explain it all? When the explanation isn't verbal at all, and when a persons' body language is speaking loud and clear. For St. Domonick, his artwork for the single "Someone New" does just that. Inspired by a scene in the video "The Rain" by Oran "Juice" Jones, St. Domonick proves that he is knows about 'real' love and heartbreak. For which he lets you know in his song "Someone new" that this is not your puppy love type of track.