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*

Follow @TheLadyOShow@SpokenFreeENT, and @ProductiveRay09 on Twitter!

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* 

Follow @TheLadyOShow@SpokenFreeENT, and @ProductiveRay09 on Twitter!

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*

Follow @TheLadyOShow@SpokenFreeENT, and @ProductiveRay09 on Twitter!

Bright Lights… #PURPLE City

  J………D……..P   *she says in her “Rebecca Romijn” voice* LOL!

  Let’s just say “Poppa’s got a brand new bag!” Flying in from the Chi to NY to be at the event of the season, #CMJ, JDP came to NYC bringing “the Cold”. At the penthouse of the Thompson Hotel with 180 degrees of Uptown and Downtown New York Cityscapes to view from the bar, JDP shined royal #PURPLE (even with the no sound check circumstances he was given) at the CMJ Music Dealers Showcase performing tracks from his latest EP, The Legend of Goodfoot Jones, (Which was COMPLETELY produced by D.C. (Dutch Cannon) of FlyyCity MG… His first performance was of my FAVORITE song labeled as the Roman numeral 1. “I” (chorus “Clouds in My Coffee”)… (GOD I LOVE THAT SONG! LOL!). He continued his set with tracks from his summer mixtape release from 2011: Where Anything Goes Pt. 2 such as “Rebecca Romijn“… Along with a special treat from his unreleased, upcoming, and FIRST album EVER, PURPLE, called “Girls to the Floor”, which is set to be released at the end of 2011 or the very spawn of 2012. He rocked it out! Not to mention, the evening couldn’t be more meant to be for a JDP performance, then to have the Empire State Building LIT in PURPLE lights that evening right BEHIND the stage… Talk about an omen with an Empire STATEment, huh?! And let’s not forget that JDP’s song “Circa 87” featuring Adam Tensta was picked up by Coca Cola’s COKE ZERO as part of their “Make Your Own Dance” Campaign!! Check out the advertisement for it right here! >>> 

In the #CMJ crowd showing support for one of their own, FlyyCity Media Group’s Co-manager Stefan and (producer) Traxxion, along with Chicago’s Own: Young Live & Dom P., DJ Earn Money, and Hustle Simmons stopped through to show him some love from Chi-City… I told you we were building a bridge, didn’t I?… Well! *shrugs and smiles*…

Check out the interview we acquired in the Rocawear/Artful Dodger offices the day before #CMJ after we got through kickin’ it with Shinobi Ninja…

 JDP, keep shinin’ baby!

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

Download The Legend of Goodfoot Jones here: http://www.mediafire.com/?35x1ty9cx6c3uhk#1

Download Where Anything Goes Pt. 2 here: http://thisisjdp.bandcamp.com/

Follow FlyyCity MG, JDP, STEFAN, Traxxion, Young Live, Don P., and Hustle Simmons on Twitter!

@FlyyCityMG

@ThisIsJDP

@SRowe812

@Traxxion

@YoungLive

@HustleSimmons

Written By:

 Lady *O*

Follow @TheLadyOShow@SpokenFreeENT, and @ProductiveRay09 on Twitter!

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#CLUSTERFUCK FRIDAYS: Rocawear X Artful Dodger

*She says with that “Rumor has it” tone*…#TeamSarcasmVoice

“And older people say that our generation can’t work together for a positive cause… SMH…”

They are SOOOO WRONG!

 #CLUSTERFUCK Fridays organized by Rocawear and Artful Dodger has been going on for 2 years… And this past Friday (9/16/2011) was mine and @ProductiveRay09‘s first time going. I’ve been in Chicago for the last 7 years, so I never had the chance to go… BIG TIME #SHOUTOUT to SAIN…and also #SHOUTOUT to my girl Tasha Sanchez!  What NICE PEOPLE with GREAT energy! I heart you BOTH immensely from the bottom of my Hip Hop soul. ❤ Thanks for welcoming me home with open arms since I got here… You are a part of the great glue that helps keep us Hip Hop heads together…

Honestly…I had NO IDEA what  was ahead at the address where we were going to on Friday when I got off work FINALLY…LOL… But when we got there?…MAN!! *her face lights up with utter JOY all OVER again just thinking about it*

We went upstairs to Rocawear in the heart of Times Square, and passed the glass doors and upscale hallways and ran into artist, WordSpit, who has a campaign going on as we speak called “Rise of The Illest (SOBS TAKEOVER) dedicated to raising money and awareness for HIV & AIDS and is sponsored by Rocawear, MTV, New Era, and more! The show is NEXT MONDAY9/26/11  and you should check it out to support this amazing cause! PLUS IT’S FREE!!! Donations will be accepted for the cause! And some of who performed at #CLUSTERFUCK will be performing there as well!

Check the roster!!! Here’s the flyer to the event!

"RISE OF THE ILLEST" (@WORDSPIT on the right)

After meeting and exchanging pleasantries with @WordSpit, we moved into the room filled with positive people with an amazing energy, fashion, and undying love for Hip Hop.  Rocawear and Artful Dodger made sure that EVERYONE was able to have a good time by providing us with an EXCLUSIVE taste of Absolut‘s tribute to one of NY’s most esteemed boroughs and put together with the help of Spike LeeAbsolut BROOKLYN. When I say it’s SMOOTH?…It’s SMOOOOOOTH..AND DELICIOUS with orange juice…LOL. If I DO say so myself… LOL.

ABSOLUT-BROOKLYN

As the night progressed, we were graced with the emcees of the hour:

Skinni Sonni and Donny Goines…

  Check out the footage below to get a taste of Philly’s ownSkinni Sonni and #SSC‘s (Success Served Cold) Donny Goines from NY…These guys were SO dope and have a lot of different flavors under every layer, so I suggest that you go grab the music and LISTEN. They allowed their #CLUSTERFUCK audience to grace the set with them at the end of the night which I thought was a really classy way to end this amazing Hip-Hop united evening…

Footage by: Raymond Rodriguez (@ProductiveRay09)

FOLLOW THEM ALL ON TWITTER!!!

In order of appearance (from the footage):

@SkinniSonni> www.facebook.com/skinnisonni

@DonnyGoines> www.successservedcold.com

@AudraTheRapper> www.AudraTheRapper.com

@MikeMilan> http://milanisanasshole.wordpress.com

@Real_JLittles> http://soundcloud.com/jlittles

@DREMURMUSIC> http://WhoisDremur.com

@Taronyb> http://taronyb.tumblr.com

@cj_poppageorgio> http://ceejaetheproducer.bandcamp.com & www.soundcloud.com/ceejae

@Caktuz> www.caktuztree.com

@itspanamababy> www.panamalovesu.com

@CBF_Pinks> www.soundcloud.com/cbf_pinks

A couple of SUPER DOPE artists you should also check out that were there and are in the pictures below in the slideshow doing their thing:

@NylesRaps> www.nylesraps.tumblr.com

@Kwizdawizzard> www.beurecords.com

Check out the slideshow!! ALL of these artists have mixtapes & albums that have deep catalogs, dropped a project recently, or have music that’s on the way!! So start investigating these artists and support good music!!! “QUALITY over Quantity, RIGHT?! Well, you saw the footage… Decide for yourself!!! The proof is in the music and in the quality of the work.

Written by Lady *O*

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Photos by: Raymond Rodriguez (@ProductiveRay09)