GR KING LOUIS TAKES THE THRONE FOR THE GLOBAL ATTACK MIXTAPE SERIES!

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With a unique and smooth delivery, G.R.’s new highly anticipated and hyped album, Biorhythm, brings a style that is

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unique and fresh to the hip-hop world.

G.R., who has already taken the music world by storm, takes pride in his unique beats. He is a trendsetter and go-getter pursuing success with a ferocity that is rarely seen, even in the highly competitive music industry.

“I have no interest in being a run-of-the mill rap artist,” G.R. explains. “I feel that my music, and my artistic vision, will explain where I come from. I feel that music is a universal language, and I try to explain the way I see the world through my eyes so that everyone will easily understand it.”

G.R. expresses multiple layers of his personality by delivering several different types of messages and styles. His artistic vision is conveyed to the fullest when he steps behind the mike and drops a ‘hot verse’ with a high level of passion, energy, and emotion.

In addition to his unique delivery, G.R. takes pride in his ability to make and produce several unique beats that have turned the world of hip-hop upside down. Using a combination of sample beats and instrumentals, G.R. does several collaborations with

G.R., who was born and raised in the steely and industrial city of Peoria, Ill., talks about his experiences from a global perspective while still finding the delicate balance of maintaining his musical roots.

From writing music about the fast paced Hollywood lifestyles, to rapping about serious subjects about love and loss, there isn’t a subject that G.R. is afraid to tackle. The Biorhythm cd is highly autobiographical and revealing of the mysterious life and times of G.R.  It is presented and told with a unique sound and delivery only G.R. can attain.

Global Attack MixTape is the first mix tape series to bring urban music together from around the globe on one project – from both successful and up-and-coming artists. For more information, visit www.GlobalAttackMixTapes.com or stay tuned in the music new

 

Looking at Hip-Hop 1.0

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As a grizzled hip-hop vet, I can’t tell you how thrilling it is that curator Barbara London’s Looking at Musicseries has burned past the 1960s and ’70s to arrive, in its third iteration, in the 1980s and ’90s. Finally, it’s time for my peoples to shine!

Laura Levine. Afrika Bambaataa, NYC, 1983. Silver gelatin print. Image courtesy of the artist. 

From the very beginning, hip-hop culture has boasted a strong visual component. The city’s outer boroughs had been alive with creative ferment throughout the 1970s. Engaged in for the most part by youth of color, these disciplines took the shape of poetry (called “rap”), music (called “deejaying”), dance (called “b-boying” or “breakdancing”), and the visual arts (called “graffiti” or, by its practitioners, “writing”). By the very early 1980s, Bronx deejay and founding visionary Afrika Bambaataadeclared that these sometimes disparate scenes comprised a single culture, which he dubbed “hip-hop.”

Taking their cue from Bambaattaa, the pioneering promoters who first brought hip-hop downtown made sure that their shows included all four of its “elements”—not just deejays and rappers, but b-boys and graf writers. Among these promoters were Fab 5 Freddy, a graf writer himself, and Michael Holman, a filmmaker, photographer, and musician. (Holman and Jean-Michel Basquiat were also in a band together.)

Run-DMC. Raising Hell. 1986. 12-inch record. Courtesy Bill Adler/Adler Archive/New York 

This sensitivity to the visual aspects of the hip-hop culture were also present in Russell Simmons and Rick Rubin, the duo who teamed up to formDef Jam Recordings in 1984. (I was the label’s founding publicist.) Rick, a film student at NYU when he first began producing records, designed Def Jam’s striking and imperishable turntable logo and oversaw the design of the covers of the albums issued by Def Jam, as well as its advertising. The fashion-conscious Simmons directed the rappers Run and DMC to take their sartorial cues from deejay Jam Master Jay, whose devotion to Stetson hats, Adidas sportswear, and laceless sneakers defined hip-hop style on the streets of Hollis, Queens, in the early 1980s. (Of course, once Run-DMC started wearing that gear on their album covers and in their videos, the style quickly went international.) Russell was also alive to the cinematic appeal of hip-hop, which helps to explain how and why he, Rick, and their artists ended up at the center of 1985’s Krush Groove.

Cey Adams. Poster commissioned for Looking at Music 3.0 

It is also to Def Jam’s credit that they employed a staff artist from the very beginning. That person was Cey Adams, a graf writer from Queens whose work was exhibited alongside Haring’s and Basquiat’s when graffiti first starting showing up in Manhattan art galleries in the early 1980s. At Def Jam, Cey created whatever was required, from gigantic canvas stage backdrops to logos to album covers to advertisements to clothing. It was also Cey who pushed Def Jam to move beyond graffiti, graphically, which struck him as “played out” by the mid-1980s. As a pure product of hip-hop culture, then, Cey was a wonderful choice to create one of the posters for Looking at Music 3.0.

Public Enemy logo 

For my part, I started collecting hip-hop artifacts in the late 1970s, motivated by the conviction that they possessed value as both history and art and that that value would increase with time. Several of the album covers in the show are from my collection, as are two posters. The Public Enemy “Nation of Millions” poster (1988) is naturally graced with the Public Enemy logo, which was designed by PE’s Chuck D, who studied graphic design while enrolled at Long Island’s Adelphi University in the early 1980s. As a music lover as well as an artist, Chuck was a particular student of logos. “From the Beatles’ Apple label to the Rolling Stones’ tongue to the brand for Iron Maiden, they held the rock world together,” he’s said. The PE logo—the silhouette of a b-boy in the crosshairs of a rifle sight—reflected Chuck’s belief that every young black man was a target in the eyes of the powers that be.

As the decades have passed, Cey Adams has tracked the influence of hip-hop visual style—and hip-hop-oriented artists—in the worlds of fine art (Banksy and Shepard Fairey, among many many others) and commercial art (from clothing to cars to fashion). This thesis is spun out at some length in Cey’s book,DEFinition: The Art and Design of Hip-Hop (Collins Design 2008). That book can be seen, I think, as the catalog for an exhibition that is waiting to happen.

[AND MUCH LOVE AND RESPECT GOES TO BILL ADLER FOR BEING THE AUTHOR OF THIS BLOG]

PORSHA AND MERCEDES!

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Porsha and Mercedes are two sisters from Long Island, New York who collaborated together in November 2010 to

PORSHA AND MERCEDES

deliver their mark upon Hip Hop music. Their first single “In Love With Me” has been a huge success for the sisters from gaining tens of thousands of youtube fans (Youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqbukSiYyC0) to being featured in Hip Hop Issues magazine (http://www.hiphopissues.com/2011/02/27/in-love-with-me-porsha-and-mercedes/), to being selected as song of the week by “Big Shotz Entertainment (http://bigshotzent.com/?p=626).”  Porsha and Mercedes’ have been interviewed on numerous radio stations from SceneMagz.com to 95.7 New Jersey where they have always held the record for the most fan calls.  Due to their growing buzz Porsha & Mercedes’ were chosen to be featured in “SPATE magazine (http://hiphopnews.spatemag.com/2011/03/porsha-and-mercedes-got-that-buzz.html).” These sisters are no strangers to autograph signings, booking requests, and collaboration offers.  Porsha and Mercedes have begun to embark on a long journey changing musical expression and artistic culture forever.


Curtis Young ( Dr. Dre’s Son ) Product of my DNA – (EXCLUSIVE)

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MIC’HAEL TATUM GOES THRU TRAGEDY BUT STILL KEEPS HIS FOCUS TO BE ABLE TO SHINE ON THE GLOBAL ATTACK MIXTAPE!

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Mic’hael Tatum was born on February 21, 1980. Tragedy struck him at the tender age of 3 as he literally watched his

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father killed in his front yard over a drug deal gone wrong. However; it wasn’t until he was 10 years old that he was told the man was actually his biological father, and not his “uncle” as he had been previously told. His mother was also absent in most of his childhood, due to circumstances that were beyond anyone’s control. So without a mother or father, basically an orphan, Tatum was raised in and out of various foster homes. He was labeled a loser and a nothing, look down upon his whole childhood. In spite all of these negative things in his life; he changed his way of thinking and way of living. In 1998, Tatum graduated from Petersburg High School. Growing up in Washington, D.C. and the Northern Virginia area he was influenced by all types of music. Music has always been in his blood. It has been an escape from reality for him. His drug of choice, you could say. What started out as a book of poems he started writing in the 2nd grade has turned into a testimony of his life. His music is heart-felt and brutally honest. His rhymes tell a story of heartache, pain, and also overcoming trials and tribulations. Tatum joined the United States Army, following in the steps of his grandfather, step-father, and uncles. He has been to Germany, France and also did more than a few tours in Iraq. Tragedy struck once again while in Iraq. He was not only stabbed in the side and shot twice, but also hit with an IED (improvised explosive device) Bomb. So he is definitely the living proof of A SURVIVOR! On September 1, 2000, Tatum married Denise Watkins (Denise Tatum) and they have three beautiful children: Mic’Kiya age 9; Mic’Kayja age 6, and MicKaKari age 4. He has also in recent years reconnected with his mother and father.

MIC'HAEL TATUM

MY LIFE IS HIP HOP 24/7 I’M YOUNG DUDE WHOS BEEN HUNGRY FOR A LONG TIME NEVER HAD A CHANCE TO DO MY THING NOBODY WOULD LISTEN SO LIKE ANYBODY ELSE I HAD TO KICK IN THE DOORS THAT WERE SHUT IN MY FACE ANYWAY YO BOY IS IN THE ARMY I DID MY THING IN IRAQ SEEN ALOT OF BULLSH*T OVER THERE BUT LIKE ANYTHING IN LIFE IF YOU GET KNOCKED DOWN YOU GET UP AND IF YOU ARE ALREADY AT THE BOTTOM THERES NO WHERE TO GO BUT UP AND NEVER FORGET ABOUT THE ONES WHO WERE WITH YOU WHEN YOU HAD NOTHING BEING THAT SAID BIG UPS TO MY TO THE PEOPLE WHO MAKE ME BETTER AND GIVE ME THE FUEL TO KEEP MOVING MY WIFEY DENISE MY TWO GIRLS MIC’KIYA & MIC’KAYJA AND MY SON MIC’KAHARI LOVE YA ALL WAYS MY BROTHERS & SISTERS MY DAD ,MOM,GD, MISS B.,MISS PAM AND MY NANA AND EVERYBODY ELSE I LOVE YA!!!…..TATUM

Global Attack MixTape is the first mix tape series to bring urban music together from around the globe on one project – from both successful and up-and-coming artists. For more information, visit www.GlobalAttackMixTapes.com or stay tuned in the music news.

 

D-MOST IS MOST DEFINETLY READY FOR STARDOM WITH THE GLOBAL ATTACK MIXTAPE!

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The true and living result born from Hip-Hop parents with pioneer roots,

D-MOST PROMO

“D-MOST” displays an unequivocal talent of lyrical content and rap skill delivery which reveals a genuine substance of Contemporary & Classic Hip-Hop embodied within his DNA and Soul.

Straight and direct from the Motherland of Hip-Hop “D-MOST” profoundly represents The Boogie Down Bronx, New York City and the true art of rap. The appropriate tag line/slogan “Hip-Hop’s Best Kept Secret” & “The Kid With The Million Dollar Flow” truthfully and correctly describe and answer the marketability and void of True School Hip-Hop Artistry for the 21st Century.

The style, flow and showmanship of “D-MOST” has been compared to the combined sounds and works of Fabulous, 50 Cent and JAY-Z collectively, yet effortlessly, his demeanor and tenure of work proves to be originally creative and illustrates a deep rooted essence of three generations of Hip-Hop Greatness. D-Most conveys and displays a modern day masterfulness of today’s reputable pulse and fashionable vibe of Street-Hustler-Gangster-Thug-Glam-Life-Code respectfully. All while harboring a morale fiber and quality fabric of conscious humility for today’s Hip-Hop audiences and critics alike.

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Simply put – “D-MOST”, has rhymed since he was five years old has been groomed since birth and is emphatically becoming a voice in the ranks of Hip-Hop.

Global Attack MixTape is the first mix tape series to bring urban music together from around the globe on one project – from both successful and up-and-coming artists. For more information, visit www.GlobalAttackMixTapes.com or stay tuned in the music news.

D-MOST KID WITH THE MILLION DOLLAR FLOW

D-MOST – “Gee’d Up” NOW available on iTunes and Amazon.com
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RAEKWON THE CHEF – SHAOLIN VS. WU-TANG ALBUM REVIEW

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For three weeks now every Wu related blog or forum has been discussing and posting opinions on Rae’s new album as if

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their lives depended on it. Fans are going back and forth on topics such as the lyrics, the type of beats, song titles, the kung fu samples, the features, whether this album is better than OBFCL II or not, if Rae delivered as promised when he first mentioned this project after the 8 Diagrams dispute …

To be honest I’ve been keeping away from all of that since it started, to keep my view on “Shaolin vs Wu Tang” unaffected. Once the album arrived I grabbed some essential provisions, hung a “Do NOT disturb” sign at my Wu Cave, kissed the Mrs. and kids goodbye and went underground with it for about two weeks … to resurface this morning with the finished review ( and some strange rash on my back from sleeping on my “not-so-ergonomic-as-expected-pile of moss” ).

Where the new album stands in comparison to OBFCL I and whether “OBFCL II” or “Shaolin vs Wu tang” can now be labeled ‘best post OBFCL’ album from Raekwon are things that really have to wait to be answered fairly. The only question that I needed to get answered during my stay in Caveland was if Rae had managed to follow up his comeback album OBFCL II with another solid release …

Rinaldo “Bannano” Moss also known as “KOSOVO BANNANO” is the Undertaker of the Global Attack Mixtape Series!

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Rinaldo Moss also known as “Kosovo Bannano” was born in Buffalo, New York but has been all over the world. He is a

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30 year old Funeral Home Director that has made many accomplishments by the age of 25 like successfully owning his own funeral home, served in the U.S Army while handling mortuary affairs and more.

 

One of Bannao’s biggest accomplishments which led him to The Global Attack was the founding of his record label, “Mossburg Records”. Bannano had a roster of talent including the prep of his cousin/artist, Kenny Klassix from Buffalo New York. Before shutting down Mossburg Records, Bannano managed to release the label’s compilation album, “Lyrical Contenders” hosted by Mike Pratt with features including Ruff Ryders Drag-On and former D-Block member J-Hood.

 

KOSOVO BANNANO

Bannano has had features on substantial projects by Who Kidd, Craig G, Ed Nice and Cutmaster-C plus performances at Buffalo’s Summer Fest, clubs in Rochester, New York and man more. In the process of other business ventures he found stimulation to start the new business entity, “3rd World Promo”. Be sure to look out for Bannano’s single,”In My Sleep” featured in The Global Attack and more news on “3rd World Promo”.

 

 
For more info on Kosovo Bannano and 3rd World Promo visit:

 

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http://www.3rdworldpromo.com/

Global Attack MixTape is the first mix tape series to bring urban music together from around the globe on one project – from both successful and up-and-coming artists. For more information, visit www.GlobalAttackMixTapes.com or stay tuned in the music news.

 

THE GLOBAL ATTACK MIXTAPE SERIES WANT TO EXTEND A WARM WELCOME TO “JAHN Q. PUBLAQ”.

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HipRoc-SoulRag: New Wave, New Genre 

JAHN Q.

Music’s new born genre, HipRoc-SoulRag, shows generations today, creativity at it’s’ best. For 2 years and counting, New Jersey artist, Jahn Q. Publaq compiles a collaboration of new age hits with old school classics, blending the familiar sounds of icons; Biggie Smalls, Jimmie Hendricks, Bob Marley, and Sam Cook paying homage to pioneers who inspire him to begin this new wave that supporters follow.
“I am paying my dues like any other artist only in a different way,” Jahn Q. Publaq said.

According to Publaq, the mixture of hip-hop, rock & roll, R&B/soul, and reggae, taps into the four main foundations of music, each exhibiting the makeup of today’s music. Music heads that tend to have an unsatisfying taste in search of a little more to fulfill a musical urge are now able to hear the familiar sounds under one category, all the while receiving a message many can relate to.

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The title HipRoc-SoulRag is complex within itself, but gives vivid insight of the artist, Jahn Q. Publaq. Explaining how each genre is a part of who Publaq is as an artist expressing his understanding and passion of music.

“HipRoc-SoulRag explains who I am. I have a Hip-hop swagger, Rock star mentality, Soul in my blood, Reggae in my history,” Jahn Q. Publaq said.

While music constantly evolves, the message still remains the same. Publaq tells the only story he knows best by simply calling it as he lives it, translating his message into a universal language of music. Lyrically expressing his continuous internal and external growth through everyday issues can be witnessed. Publaq touches on topics far from your typical signed artist, portraying an image they really do not live. Focusing on ways to get signed is far from Publaq’s list of goals, but paving his own way to success is his only plan.
“Many artist feed into focusing on what gets them signed. Not me!” Publaq stated. “Looking at the top artist of today such as the Jay-Z’s and Kanye West’s and date back to their path of success, they made a path of their own,” Publaq added.

Now with the Internet as one of the top places to market, Publaq’s new genre can be heard on all popular sites, from Facebook to his own website titled,  thatsmyq.net

THE PRYDE LANDZ REGIME

. Publaq is now updating his supporters on the latest with Hiproc-soulrag and Pryde Landz.

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ThatsMyQ.net

http://www.myspace.com/jahnqp

http://twitter.com/jahnqp

http://www.facebook.com/jahnqpublaq

http://www.youtube.com/thatsmyqtv

http://www.sonicbids.com/epk/epk.aspx?epk_id=272783

http://www.jango.com/music/Jahn+Q+Publaq?l=0

youtube search MygrainMuzik

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video interviewhttp://www.youtube.com/user/MyGrainMuzik?feature=mhum#p/f/8/FDk_aD4xtyE

-Hiproc-Soulrag….Hip-hop swagger, Rockstar Mentality, Soul in my blood, Reggae in my history. The Genre. The Movement.The Future. Our Turn!–
Jahn Q. Publaq

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Global Attack MixTape is the first mix tape series to bring urban music together from around the globe on one project – from both successful and up-and-coming artists. For more information, visit www.GlobalAttackMixTapes.com or stay tuned in the music news.

STRAP IS LOCKED AND LOADED AND READY FOR THE GLOBAL ATTACK MIXTAPE SERIES!

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Terrell Gilstrap (born June 6, 1986),  was born in Memphis, TN, and has resided in Milwaukee, WI, Chicago, IL and

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Raeford, NC. To his friends, family and fans, he is known simply “Strap”.
Early on it became clear that he had a voice capable of capturing the hearts and imaginations of all who heard it. At the tender age of 6 months, a sleeping Strap uttered a single, sudden, sound that, if repeated could have altered the very fabric of the Atlanta Underground music scene as we know it today.

Strap’s early childhood was filled with music. His mom and her brother and younger sister immersed him in the roller skating lifestyle of the late 80’s and early 90’s in Milwaukee. Bombarded with everything from James Brown, Al Green, Frankie Beverly and Maze, to Pink Floyd, The BeeGees, Tool, Jimmy Hendrix and Parliament/Funkadelic, there’s no question about his old school flava. From the Rap /Hip Hop era his influences came from artist like Tupac, Scarface, UGK, 8Ball and MJG, Outcast, Ludacris and many others.  He became infused to the core with a love for, and an appreciation of, all things musical. He soaked in the sounds of his grandmother’s Gospel group. His spiritual play with words speak for themselves.

He began rapping and writing at a young age, but life and other inconvenient truths intervened. He managed to avoid the darkest corners of a world that beckons to a young man with big dreams and made his way to The United States Air Force. Away from the temptation of the streets and with a new world of opportunity in front of him, Strap spent the next 3 years as an Electrical and Environmental Specialist and upon discharge was hired by an elite civilian air transport company as an Avionics Supervisor…at the age of 22!

STRAP IN DEEP THOUGHT

He never lost his love of music though, and that dream was still there along with 2 key ingredients that weren’t there before…Focus and Finances! After making sure that his beloved mother had the things she needed and taking care of his own necessities (nice apartment, nice whip) he set about creating a place to pursue his passion for Rap, turning a section of his home into a recording studio.

In 2007 he recorded his 1st collaboration album (Kinfolk) with his older cousin Collin Gibson. In 2009 he was blessed to be able to record more than ever as evidenced by his unique and truly evolving style. In March of 2011, he made his debut at a Showcase Performance by ‘Stack Paypa Ent and DNA Beats’. The competition consisted of various up and coming new artists’ showcasing their talent. Strap came away win a big win…first place!

STRAP intends to underline the focus of his generation’s mission to change the popular vulgarity in the Hip-Hop/ Rap industry today and relay the messages we have all been missing.  His southern swag and smooth as silk delivery caresses the ears of listeners, even as the intricate word play he uses penetrates minds on a universal level.

Global Attack MixTape is the first mix tape series to bring urban music together from around the globe on one project – from both successful and up-and-coming artists. For more information, visit www.GlobalAttackMixTapes.com or stay tuned in the music news.