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Artwork by Gian Cefaliello

 

The first instrumental tape from producers The Elevators was released earlier this week. The tape features 12 instrumentals that each have their own unique sound for a variety of artist to enjoy.

All tracks were mixed by J’Le Mastermind at 432Hz Recording Suite.

Check out the full tape below, and look out for more instrumentals from The Elevators coming soon.

As of recent the NFC west has claimed title of the toughest division in football. The teams of the AFC north may have something to say bout that. Since 2000 the division has combined for four Super Bowl wins, five appearances, and had one member in the Division participate the AFC Championship game 7 times( all by the Ravens and Steelers)

Cincinnati won the division last year and reached the playoffs for the third consecutive year. But like the three previous years, were one and done come playoff time.

This year the Bengals are looking to not only make the playoffs, but advance past the opening weekend. Fourth year QB Andy Dalton recently signed a six-year $115 million extension earlier this month. Though Dalton has increased his touchdown production each year since coming into the league, (20.27,33) so have the amount of interceptions he has thrown (13,16,20). Dalton and the Bengals offense will now be led by offensive coordinator Hugh Jackson, as former OC Jay Gruden left to become head coach of the Washington Redskins.

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It’s been a week and a half since Mike Brown was shot and killed by Darren Wilson a police officer in the Ferguson, Mo Police Department. In the following days there have been protests, some that have spilled over into what many in the media are calling riots by the local community, all in the name of justice for Mike Brown.

During this time, the narrative has shifted greatly, first about the killing of an UNARMED young man by the police, to stories about whether or not black on black crime is addressed within the community and the militarization of local police forces.

While all those issues are important, and deserve to be addressed. We shouldn’t forget the true issue at hand. A life was lost, and it was lost at the very hand of those whose sole objective is to serve and protect life.

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Since I became a follower of the Shy Glizzy‘s movement, I felt like he would hit…then miss…hit…then miss. Evidently, I just did not understand every move he made because the numbers say he never actually missed.  The hits may not have gotten greater every time, but Young Jefe changed all of that.

Releasing 2/17/2014, 6 months after the second installment of his LAW series, YOUNG JEFE smashed the streets.  After leading with the single, AWWSOME, the project has become one of the best of the year…in the nation.  Now, I don’t know where you from, but where i’m from, that does not happen often & it’s a big accomplishment.

I just wanna take this time out to recognize the success & grind of Glizzy.

As he continues to promote the tape, he continues to work.  Coming soon, is #LAW3 (allegedly hosted by DJ DRAMA) and seems his team is too.  AWWSOME made it to 106, which is big, yes, but it’s even bigger because on “MULA (FT. 3 GLIZZY)” he stated “I can’t wait for 106″.  So shout out to Shy & the whole Glizzy Gang and I hope success continues to come to them.  One time for Benny.

You can purchases Young Jefe here & you can download it here.

A good friend of mine, who is also an awesome up and coming film director recently directed a short film entitled “FED UP” covering the  National Moment of Silence 2014 in honor of Mike Brown, the African-American teen that was gunned downed by police in Ferguson, Missouri. The highlights from the short film come from protest on August 14, 2014 at Malcolm X Park in Northwest, DC.

The film not only honors Mike Brown, but pays tribute to the number of young African-American gunned down by law enforcement, while comparing the events of Ferguson to the Civil Rights Era.

So while watching the film, remember it’s ok to be fed up with the injustices of Mike Brown and many other, but channeling that energy is the best thing you can do. Not only for yourself, but the future generation to come.

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