Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley – Stony Hill to Addis – Documentary


Damian Marley and Tidal just released a beautiful short film documentary showcasing his return trip to Africa with some pretty amazing visuals, tour footage and interviews! Pushing the family legacy forever forward, Stony Hill to Addis is awe-inspiring to say the least! Check it out now!

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Rubble Kings The Mixtape

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I haven’t seen the film but this soundtrack/mixtape is on point for the Rubble Kings documentary about Gang Culture in 1970s New York….I love when a soundtrack makes you feel like your watching a movie…..“From 1968 to 1975, gangs ruled New York City. Beyond the idealistic hopes of the civil rights movement lay a unfocused rage. Neither law enforcement nor social agency could end the escalating bloodshed. Peace came only through the most unlikely and courageous of events that would change the world for generations to come by giving birth to hip-hop culture. Rubble Kings, the most comprehensive documentation of life during this era of gang rule to date, tells the story of how a few extraordinary, forgotten people did the impossible, and how their actions impacted the world over.” This mix includes  music from Rock Creek Park, Take It Easy My Brother Charles, Theme From S.W.A.T., Our Generation, Hard Times and more…. “it was compiled and assembled by Sammy Needlz, Rok One, DJ Tahleim, and the film’s director Shan Nicholson (all incredible selectors and musical encyclopedias in their own right). Much like New York City itself, it is divided into five sections (based on the musical genres that influenced these notorious gangs). From the anthemic soul and funk of the Black struggle, to the salsa and Boogaloo of the Latin Barrios, to the gritty and abrasive psychedelic rock of White gangland. A true epic tale of war and peace, “Rubble Kings: The Mixtape” serves as a direct sonic glimpse into the heart and soul of this pivotal moment in the city’s history.”

Watch Shake The Dust Online | Vimeo On Demand

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“From executive producer and rapper Nasir “Nas” Jones and journalist-turned-filmmaker Adam Sjöberg, Shake the Dust chronicles the influence of breakdancing, exploring how it strikes a resonant chord in the slums, favelas and ghettos of the world and far beyond. Showcasing some of the most jaw-dropping breakdancing moves ever committed to film, Shake the Dust is an inspiring tribute to the uplifting power of music and movement.”

Shake the Dust – Trailer from BOND Strategy & Influence on Vimeo.

“Into the Light” Featuring Jay Electronica [Trailer]

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Get your popcorn, fruits & veggies ready… Into The Light is on the way and brought to us by Mass Appeal the  (authoritative voice of the ever-broadening urban experience). This should be dope! The ever intriguing story of
“Jay Electronica is full of mystery, and like a magician, his character lends itself to new ways of seeing things that would seem impossible to many. Several years ago, Jay and I traveled to the other side of the Earth. We left a piece of ourselves there. In exchange, we brought back something entirely new, and the images that follow are a glimpse into that magic for everyone who’s curious.Traveling across strange lands, we were invited to attend sacred ceremonies of sacrifice and parading celebrations of ancient descent. We trekked together towards the horizon and explored crowded monasteries, solitary mountain top temples, slums of filthy laughing children, and rivers running with blood and flower petals. I documented as Jay walked a river of burning human bodies. We crash landed a helicopter in the Himalayas, and he delivered rice and clean water to a school in a refugee tent city. The result was a collage of movements and emotion.

The experience in itself was a perfect circle. A question with no answers. Full of laughter and tears, but no love story or plot twists. We searched for absolute truth in life, and the only undeniable answer we found was death.

Since returning, I have been working on a film based on this journey called Into the Light. It is experimental in form and best described as a meditation in un-learning. A movement in seeing without watching, hearing without listening, and the brave exploration of spirit. I look forward to sharing this film soon.”

Jhené Aiko: “Behind The Seen” Documentary

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Behind  The Seen perceived persona ~ Up Close & Personal with Jhené Aiko [mini Documentary] Souled Out is out Now! Support this soul~

The Beatfonics Crew – Beatxploitation

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The Beatfonics crew dropped this Beatexploitation concept of instrumentals back in April. Check it out on bandcamp and download it for free on tumblr.  “For their seventh volume The Beatfonics Crew wanted to explore the world of Blaxploitation movement, an African-American film genre that emerged in the United States in the ‘70s”… this Volume takes to task the art  of capturing the vibrations of the music genres that carried those films and commences to infuse it with it’s own creative expression.