Saturday, August 27, 2011

Dark Jazz...

Through self-imposed shackles I broke and keep breaking

like b-boys – wuddup to B-Magic and Noyz

I’ve seen lives destroyed by less than a question

in a culture where we like to use the mind as a weapon

past time for a lesson – self-education is the remedy

‘cause a shaky hand cannot wield the weaponry

with adequate steadiness to come with the readiness

to face the nemesis

as a requisite, remember this:

how you gonna face the world without facing yourself?

wanna cause change, too busy desecrating yourself

getting lifted – are you really elevating yourself?

or you the dog’s tail – chasing yourself?

I’m embracing my wealth

whether or not I got dollars in the bank

I rank higher than these suckas, they stank

I’m coming on the left flank

Noyz on the full frontal

beats breaking shaking through they’re seats

lyrical stabs leave ‘em bleeding for weeks

walking these streets but I could swear they asleep

shallow-mentals on the surface – I take it deep

10 leagues below, ya’ll can peep the flow

compromise the art? NO – ya’ll can keep the dough

proceed to grow; marching through the sleet, the snow

grinding hard while they motions are slow

and I’m hoping they go

to a place where they’re perceptions are cleared

because too many of us living in fear

they say the end is near

but I refuse to believe it - not for a minute

the flesh is temporary but the soul is infinite

and that’s a fact most refuse to understand

so while we here we gonna do what we can

we keep moving on…

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

The Academy + The Cypher present: J-Live

As many of you are aware, I'm the founder of an event called The Cypher and have been organizing, promoting, hosting, and performing at it since the summer of 2009. In collaboration with The Academy concert group, The Cypher crew and I have gotten together to bring the incredibly talented J-Live to Toronto on Aug. 25. at The Great Hall (1087 Queen Street West). I am extremely excited about this show and I hope to see you all there! More info below...

The Academy + The Cypher are proud to present…


Born and raised in New York City and now based in Philadelphia, J-Live is one of the most gifted lyricists in hip hop today, with his talents as an MC matched by his impeccable skills as a DJ and producer. His career that has included international touring across the US, Canada, the UK, Europe, Japan, the Middle East, Africa and Australia, recording collaborations with the like
s of DJ Premier, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Pete Rock, Prince Paul, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, and Chali 2na (just to name a few), and a discography of over 10 years that includes four full-length albums, two EPs, a collection of earlier singles, as well as countless guest appearances and features.

For more information, check out:

with featured performances by…



and a live MPC performance by FRESH KILS​shkils

THE CYPHER crew will be hosting on-stage cyphers at the beginning and end of the event. To be involved, contact:

Hosted by: MC FÜBB

Host Deejays for the night: DJ COMBO & DJ ROMEO

Doors at 9pm | 19+

ADVANCE TICKETS: $15 (More at the door)
***Option to pay $20 - $5 of which is donated to Peace Quest and you get a free post-card to send to people in the Philippines!
Available online at: https://www.ticketpicket.c​om/j-live
Also available at:
Play De Record - 357 Yonge Street
Soundscapes - 572 College St.
Slinky/Moog Audio - 442 Queen St. W.

Brought to you by:

The Academy
The Cypher -
Never Forgive Action (NFA) - http://neverforgiveaction.​com/
Hip Hop Headz (H3) -
Peace Quest -​/
TheCyberKrib -​m/
SickthSense -​/
ManifesTO -​/
Dope-A-Lot -
Fusicology -​t/j-liveto