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Food 4 Thought

When first creating Da Bassment Blog our intentions was to create a platform for underground artist to showcase their talent, while giving an outlet to unsigned artist who spoke from the heart with a raw un-filtered emotion that hasn’t been tampered or manipulated from record executives and corporations. In our 8 month endeavor we have found much success connecting new artist with fans, most being heard for the first time. This way was working well but we wanted to push the envelope and take it a step further. We wanted to transform Da Bassment Blog from digital to tangible, so we reached out to local artist Aziza, Izzy, Siri, Jumanji and Perez to be apart of Da Bassment Blog talent show case and mixer. ‘Food 4 Thought’ A captivating event for those who embody creativity, expression and revolution of ideas that captivate the senses and stimulates the mind. Using their art to speak on current events and social injustices taking place. Feeding the mind body and soul with poetry/ singing and spoken word as well as food and spirits provided by Elephant Walk (170 W McMillan St, Cincinnati, OH 45219) a Black owned business located in the heart of the university of Cincinnati campus. We encourage any body who enjoys good vibes, food and people to join us Saturday October 22,2016 from 6pm-10pm as we elevate the art of kick it and as always….

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Live Leaks Freestyle

Today’s post comes from a unique talent who goes by Kembe X, a golden lyricist who’s words pierce through the flesh. This word warrior freestyles to a live band accenting his voice seamlessly with the instrumentation, creating a ball of impromptu energy that is contagious to watch. The aesthetic is one that reminds you of a Motown recording studios with a modern twist, marrying two worlds together and having fun doing it. Make sure you stream this video below and as always…

 

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Super Origami

This past week Da Bassment had the opportunity to sit in on a residency night in Cincinnati at The Comet. The vibrations were elevated and the music was electrical, Super Origami put on a show. Combining music art and  culture in one building, using their sound to break down social stereotypes and speak on injustices as well as everyday life. The room was packed and filled with people from all walks of life connecting through the music. There was a cohesiveness between everyone who attended last night’s show and the love was truly felt and genuine. The live instrumentation quickly got the crowd to their feet, within seconds more than half of the audience was front and center dancing laughing and having a good time. The nostalgic vibes of the venue (The Comet) accented perfectly with their sound, placing you in a different time zone similar to the 70’s with free spirits, righteous hippies and revolutionaries. Make sure you check out the video below and as always….

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Rest In Power

Tupac’s mother, Afeni Shakur, has died at the age of 69. The northern California police department confirmed her death Tuesday morning. (May 3, 2016) Shakur, a political activist and member of the Black Nationalist group and Black Panther Party, has been an active presence in our nations fight for equality. In 1969 she was arrested for conspiracy in New York, she was accused of plotting to bomb buildings and landmarks, she was later acquitted in 1971 and gave birth to Tupac the month after. Afeni was also the subject in Tupac’s famous song “Dear Mama” which was released in 1995. The single accumulated much success by going platinum and touched the hearts of millions who could relate. She also is credited for being the moderator of Tupac’s estate since his death in 1996, as well as establishing the Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation, which supports art programs for children. Afeni Shakur was a voice for the voiceless, a human activist for the less fortunate and her presence will be missed. We personally want to thank her for all of her efforts and endeavors while living and continue to carry on her message. Rest in Power Afeni Shakur!

 

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ABRAKADABRA

Atlanta-bred beauty takes her music into her own hands: she writes, sings and even is a self-taught producer. Abra kicked off her flourishing career by covering popular southern hip hop songs on YouTube. It wasn’t long before Awful Records (Atlanta based label) brought her under their wings. The vocal goddess sound is completely different and refreshing. The sultry singer has combined her love for R&B, house and 90’s pop with an upbeat dance vibe which can be heard on her latest EP, Roses. Abra has not lost her hunger and still writes her own lyrics and creates her own beats, she still records out of her walk in closet that’s in her parents’ house. She may not have the bells and whistle of a professional studio which creates a competent polished sound, but it’s original. Abra’s music tends to favor low bass lines and distortions, which pair well with her high-pitched, slightly edgy voice. Each song deals with real life situations we all can relate to, clarifying topics about friendships and break-ups, to mistakes and lessons learned from personal experiences. Since embarking in the music scene Abra has released two mix tapes: “BLQ Velvet” in January of last year, and “Rose” five months after. Below is her latest 12-track project “ROSE” press play and get lost inside her world. And as always…

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