Whatever Happened To The FemCees? – Women’s History Month 2012

March is Women’s History Month.

We were graced with the presence of five extremely talented young women.

Amanda Furdge – @furdgecaKes

Ashley Good – Gatz N Goods

J Diction – @JDiction

Milly Mango – @Milly_Mango

Trinity – @ChicagoTrinity

These ladies are poets, vocalists, and FemCees who graciously accepted our invitation to freestyle off the dome and the heart.

They tackled Music Industry, Discrimination, Respect, and Self-Love/Inner Beauty.

 SpokenFree Ent. is proud to present:

“Whatever Happened To The FemCees?”

The Ladies’ Websites:

Amanda Furdge

Ashley Good

J Diction

Milly Mango

Trinity

HAPPY WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH!

PHENOMenal Man… That is He.

Man… It’s been a long time coming for this post thanks to technical difficulties for the last month with Apple. *sigh*… BUT! I’m happy to post this and honored. Thank You for your patience in advance! I’m SOOOO HAPPY to FINALLY post this!!!

#SHOUTOUT to K. MOON! (@Got2LOVEKMOON)

This is an interview you can learn A LOT from. So to all the unsigned artists out there, this interview will inspire you. I encourage you to listen to what he’s saying and then watch him in action freestyling at the end of the interview… Get ‘Closed Mouth Don’t Get Fed‘ (#CMDGF) on iTunes>>http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/closed-mouf-dont-get-fed/id489662674

Phenom is an INCREDIBLE talent from Chicago and he was gracious enough in his stop in NYC to come sit down with me and allow me to get myself formally introduced. Wonderful person, great lyricist, and hard working individual. #Shoutout to everybody in Chicago… This one is DEFINITELY for you!  Did I mention he can sing, beatbox, and do spoken word?… Oh yeah… *nods*… He’s the truth.

P.s. Be sure to check out #13 ‘Get in The Game’ on #CMDGF… That’s a personal favorite of mine… 😉

Watch this all the way to the end… Trust me on this.

Then watch this special treat….

Phenom: 7 Deadly Sins (#CMDGF)

Follow Phenom on Twitter: @PHENOM18

Written by:

Lady *O*

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Can you tell me how to get…How to get to Gree-e-een Street? *In the Sesame Street tune*

MOST CERTAINLY!, LADIES & GENTS!

* She is SO THRILLED you asked!*

It’s right on INCREDIBLE Ave. …

Between GODOWNLOADIT St. & TODAY St. LOL!

When I say that this group has become an all-time favorite of mine… I REALLY MEAN IT! *She sings in her Dipset voice* The group consists of  A-Live, Soupa, Renaissance (producer) & Snaxx, and you just can’t get anymore eclectic in sound when it comes to these guys. With a third of the group hailing from Boston and the other 2/3 from Brooklyn, NYC, The Green Street gang brings you sounds that are classy, funny, motivational, and completely feel good. Grouping jazz influences from afro-beats, salsa, house, and Japanese club vibes with an innovative hip-hop twist… their sound stands in a class all its own. I’m SOOO HAPPY we got a chance to interview them right before they left for Japan!!!… I was TOO GEEKED! LOL.

Watch the SpokenFree ENT. Phone interview with Green Street:

All Videography above was done by SpokenFree ENT. Affiliate: @ProductiveRay09 of Productive Lifestyle Group

I heard their newest project Endless Summer through DJBooth.net and haven’t been able to stop playing it since the day I downloaded it. Their first project, Don’t Look Down, was released in April 2011 and they are currently in Japan on tour! HOW BO$$ IS THAT?! This group deserves every ounce of success they have acquired and I know I’ll probably be downloading Green Street albums for the rest of my LIFE! (You can quote me on that. I’ll never deny it…LOL..;-))

AND P.S. MAKE SURE YOU CHECK OUT THEIR WEBSITE WWW.GREENSTREETRECORDS.NET! GREEN STREET IS FEATURED IN THE NOVEMBER ISSUE OF XXL MAGAZINE!!! SO GO PICK UP YOUR COPY TODAY!!!

To the Green Street gang, Thanks for doing my first SpokenFree ENT. phone interview and I hope to meet you when you get back because I want to hear ALL ABOUT Japan and I HAVE TO go see you LIVE! This meant a lot to me as an appreciator and a consumer. And i’ll be consuming Green Street FOREVER!!!

Go DOWNLOAD Green Street’s Endless Summer for FREE!. RIGHT NOW !..via DJBooth.net below:

http://www.djbooth.net/index/mixtapes/entry/green-street-endless-summer/

And you can download their previous album Don’t Look Down via their website:

http://greenstreetrecords.net/music/

Follow The ENTIRE Green Street Gang on Twitter:

@AliveGreenSt

@RenGreenSt

@SoupaGreenSt

@SnaxxGreenSt

Written by:

Lady *O*

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Hustle Simmons & Friends Present: Hustlepalooza: STOP THE VIOLENCE & INCREASE THE PEACE

Violence on the streets of Chicago is an unfortunate trend residents can’t seem to shake.  Just last weekend three people were killed in a bakery on the South Side.  Tragic.  What’s worse, the accused are getting younger and younger.

As a Chicago native and having a family member fall victim to gun violence, Hustle Simmons is doing something about it.

Today, November 9th has been dubbed “Stop The Violence & Increase The Peace Day.”  Hustle Simmons, Bobby Simmons (NBA), Raheem DeVaughn (Grammy nominated artist), Niena Drake (DJ/Emmy winner), big brother Dave Jeff (PHLI Worldwide), and more stopped at O.W. Holmes Elementary & Harper High School to speak to the students.

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Of course after sharing the message with the kids, in true Hustle Simmons fashion (pun?) there is a Stop The Violence & Increase The Peace concert!  See below for details.

I don’t care what is said, there is PLENTY of love in the heart of Chi-city.

Hustlepalooza was brought to you by Hustle Simmons, iSella Designs, Ruby Hornet, AG Public Relations, What’s In My Headphones,  and AshleyOutrageous.com

Follow: @HustleSimmons & @angbaby7 for details and more events!

Write up: Lady J

CMJ Fashionista? … THANKS! ;-)

This blog post is more of a #SHOUTOUT than a post.

As you might have seen earlier in the posts, we did posts on Shinobi Ninja and JDP in conjunction with CMJ. BUT what I DIDN’T say… was that someone blogged about ME @ CMJ. LMAO. Who knew I was interesting to others? LOL. *Shrugs*

#SHOUTOUT to www.buisandwhistles.com‘s Andrew Bui for blogging about ya girl’s fashion sense at CMJ! I truly appreciate you and it was a pleasure meeting you! I figured I would return the favor and blog back because I have PICTURES of us TOGETHER! Check out these photos below… Please note the shirt I am wearing is one of SpokenFree ENT’s TryFacta Tee: “ENTREPRONEGRO” and it can be purchased via our website www.spokenfree.us in the shop. 😉

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All Photography ABOVE was done by SpokenFree ENT. Affiliate: @ProductiveRay09 of Productive Lifestyle Group

and check out the blog photo feature Buis and Whistles did on me and the CMJ Fashionistas of the evening BELOW! 😉

http://buisandwhistles.com/?p=1197

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Follow Buis And Whistles on Twitter! @BuisAndWhistles

Written by:

Lady *O*

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The Revolution Will be Televised: Khaled M.

Now this dude right here?! … *Gives you that look of blown away in her Kat Williams impression* … IS SOMETHING ELSE! This is another person who is using their creative talents in Hip Hop to better the world they know. Khaled M. is a Libyan American from Lexington, Kentucky who just recently this year, as the war in Libya was going on, decided he wanted to help his own people by shedding light on a very misunderstood situation the best way he knew how…  His father was a revolutionary Libyan man, Mohamed “Fathi” Ahmed, who was imprisoned and tortured for 5 years and escaped in 1977 to lead more opposing forces against Gadhafi here in America and creating a home base known as the National Front for the Salvation of Libya. So with that in mind, when Khaled M. grew up and watched his home country struggle from the U.S., he wrote “Can’t Take Our Freedom” featuring the Iraqi-British emcee LowKey, (whom I also recommend that you check out IMMEDIATELY because he is EVERYWHERE.) “Can’t Take Our FreedomALONE got 50,000 hits on Youtube in its debut week… There was controversy concerning the contents of the footage and YouTube ended up banning it for quite some time… But you know who’s stronger than YouTube? …. THE PEOPLE.  Bet you they [YouTube] weren’t counting on people supporting it and reposting it everywhere, driving the numbers past 100,000 views collectively across independent sites around the world and giving YouTube no choice but to drop the ban… Crazy story right?!

  Watch the SpokenFree ENT. Interview with Khaled M. below… You’ll be amazed at his entire story and you’ll understand how his father’s story lives on. By the time you finish it, you’ll want to subscribe to his YouTube page and all of his other social media outlets.

All Videography above was done by SpokenFree ENT. Affiliate: @ProductiveRay09 of Productive Lifestyle Group

Did I also mention Khaled M. has been on CNN, ABC World News, and ABC Chicago? Check it out! http://thisiskhaledm.com/2011/08/cnn-khaled-ms-music-spreads-freedom-for-libya-message/

This man is truly a revolutionary hip-hop ARTIST. And even though he is extremely humble in both appearance and nature, his lyrics are of deep stories that come to you with pain, honesty, and true honor. The music itself you can tell has a large variety of international sounds on top of ill rhymes… which is SOOOOOO DOPE. With the memory of his father at the forefront, the hip-hop community, and THE WORLD behind him, this 26-year old emcee is the Real Deal Holyfield.

Khaled, THANK YOU SO MUCH for giving SpokenFree ENT. this interview and #SHOUTOUT to SWANK PR for the recommendation! You are truly an inspiration and a beautiful human being. Keep Speaking Freely, Godspeed and #GRINDON!

CHECK OUT KHALED M. ON THE

#FREEDOMTOUR GOING ON NOW IN A CITY NEAR YOU!!

Watch “Can’t Take Our Freedom” and download his music via:  http://thisiskhaledm.com/

Follow Khaled M. on Twitter! >> @ThisIsKhaledM

Written By:

Lady *O* 

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J.F. Brooks: The Sequel

So for this piece on J.F. Brooks, we have the MicBooth.com camp to thank and I am SO happy and grateful to get the opportunity to share this individual with you all. Some of you might know J.F. Brooks from a documentary called The Hip Hop Project, which was executive produced by Bruce Willis ( I know right?? You’re probably like, “I KNEW he was cool as hell for a reason!” Yup… Mr. Willis is a real live Hip-Hop advocate yall… ) and Queen Latifah back in 2006. It was also backed by the godfather of Hip Hop, Russell Simmons. If you haven’t seen it, it’s pretty AMAZING.

Art Start is the organization it was based on which was founded by Chris “Kazi” Rolle and it focused on doing what we always speak about in discussions concerning hip-hop, AUTHENTICITY and LYRICISM. Kazi wanted to help the youth by giving them an outlet to express their challenging lives through our beloved craft, Hip Hop. J.F. Brooks was one of those who participated and was up for the challenge. You can catch The Hip Hop Project on the Sundance channel periodically, check your local listings. *she says in her cable Tv announcer voice*… LOL. 😉

But I digress, what you might not have picked up on was that J.F. Brooks aka JerzyFromBrooklyn is a military man who served our country, toured in Iraq, and is now a married family man. With his album Undeniable already released on the internet and his resume consisting of doing shows at tons of venues everywhere, J.F. Brooks is the dark horse in this race to the top. Not to mention, this man is also multi-talented… dabbling in graphic design and photography. When you listen to Undeniable, you can hear the ol’ skool Brooklyn flavor and the new skool way of thinking. Not to mention, IT’S A RIDICULOUSLY ILL LISTEN!!, if you are a person who appreciates underground hip hop at its fines. This joint is a MUST HAVE and if it was a book, it would be a GREAT READ and maybe even a BEST SELLER.

P.S. It’s always nice to know someone who has a similar background as yourself, because I too am a person born of NY and raised in New Jersey. So as you “young people” say these days, “That s*** Cray”. LMAO. *she says poking a lil fun at the 90s babies*

Check out this SpokenFree ENT. Interview with J.F. Brooks below!

All Videography was done by SpokenFree ENT. Affiliate: @ProductiveRay09 of Productive Lifestyle Group

J.F. Brooks completely represents everything that we, at SpokenFree ENT. , always try to convey. Which is that without us supporting each other, NONE of us will win… Egos are counterproductive, and right now it’s all about getting back to the beginning…THANKS FOR GIVING SPOKENFREE ENT. THIS INTERVIEW MR. BROOKS! 😀

Support J.F. Brooks’s team BigCity BigCity Inc… and check out his website >>

http://www.jerzyfrombrooklyn.com

DON’T FORGET TO DOWNLOAD his album Undeniable below! FREE DOWNLOAD! >> http://jfbrooks.bandcamp.com/album/undeniable

Follow J.F. Brooks on Twitter: @JF_Brooks

Written By:

Lady *O*

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