Tuesday, April 28, 2009

The Nineteen Ninety Fly™ Video Of The Week

Friday, April 24, 2009

I'll Be On WBAI 99.5 FM 9 PM Tonight...

Keish from WBAI's Rise Up Radio & Me at The Bowery Poetry Club

9 PM tonight I'll be On Rise Up Radio on WBAI 99.5 FM. If you're in the NYC area, you can tune in on your radio. You can also listen to the live stream at

The show will be a birthday bash for my homegirl Keish. It will also be a Ladies Live Cypher featuring: Me, Eagle Nebula, Liv, and Likwuid. Shout out to the ladies and the Rise Up Radio family. See you tonight.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Photo Exhibit At BKR This Weekend...

Event: "The Dope Girl Project" Photo Exhibition Photographs By: Nakeya B.

Event Description: Woman come in all forms of Beauty & Talent. Seeing us come together to express such a rendition of unity brings bliss to most. Combining Art, Photography, & Personality is a creation that only a few can pull off. Talented New Jersey based Photographer Nakeya B. has originated such an outstanding Exhibition of Portraits.

Date: Saturday, April 25, 2009

Time: 7PM to 11Pm

Location: Brooklyn Renaissance 1049 Fulton Street Brooklyn, NY 11238

Directions: A/C/S to Franklin

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Elsie Law Designs Throw Pillows Now Available...

PhotobucketMy handmade crocheted pillows are now exclusively available at Brooklyn Renaissance (Price $45). Brooklyn Renaissance is located at 1049 Fulton Street (Between Irving & Downing; Near Classon Avenue). These one-of-a-kind items make great mother's day gifts, and baby shower gifts. I didn't leave the men out either. I have a lot of earth tone colors, and an army fatigue design, available too. The guys, as well as the ladies love them!

[SIDEBAR: BKR also has art (see picture above), and some great t-shirts available for sale too. They also provide full service screen printing for t-shirts as well.] Please go out and show your support. My design company website is also coming soon! I'll keep you posted.

A Brooklyn Poet At The Apollo Tomorrow...

I am happy to announce that Brownsville, Brooklyn poet and open mic host extraordinaire, Essence, will be performing at The World Famous Apollo Theater tomorrow night. He made it to the semi-final round of the historical Amateur Night show. This is a big deal for a poet. If you happen to be in Harlem at the show tomorrow night, cheer the homie on. [SIDEBAR: What's up, Essence? You already know I'm routing for you. Bring the championship back to BK :)]

The Nineteen Ninety Fly™ Video Of The Week

Friday, April 17, 2009

Tonight...In Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn...

Tonight in Bed-Stuy Brooklyn, Chris Slaughter [SIDEBAR: See him hanging upside down above. What's up, Chris? Lol.] Presents..."Get Bliss or Die Tryin'." It's an open-mic for all genre of artists. Tonight's features will be: DROOPY THE BROKE BALLER and NGOMA: The God Father of Spoken Word.

Time: Doors open at 8:00pm Showtime: 8:30pm
1585 Fulton Street (between Marcus Garvey Blvd & Albany Ave). C train to Kingston and Troop or B25 puts you right in front.
Price: $5 donation, but if you don't have it ... come anyway!

[SIDEBAR: I've been attending and performing at Chris' events for a minute. He presents the most talented artists! No disrespect to anyone else's entity, but the talent that I've seen displayed at Chris' events could shut down just about everything else! Come out and support...Also, lots of love to the whole poetry crew who always shows me love!]

Art At Its Finest: The James Top Afros Edition

Some art from legendary graffiti artist, James Top.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Music With A Message

'Til We Get There By: M1, Stori James & K'Naan

This song bumps in the MP3 on a regular.

[SIDEBAR: I dedicate this video to my loved ones: I'm out here doing the best I can with what I have. Meet me halfway, okay?...'Til We Get There.

Fly With Me...Ultraviolet Underground

Shout out to Ultraviolet Underground and Purple Magazine. Thanks so much for the love! CLICK HERE for the link.

Look for an in-depth interview from me, with Ultraviolet Underground/Purple Magazine soon.

[SIDEBAR: PZ- In the words of Smith & Wesson, "I Shine, You Shine!" :)]

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Fly With Me...Rap Cypher

Thanks to Rap Cypher for featuring me on their blog. CLICK HERE for the link.

Monday, April 13, 2009

The Nineteen Ninety Fly™ Video Of The Week: Part 2

I just found this video, and I was going to save it for next week's post- but why hold back? [SIDEBAR: Shout out to my angel on the shuttle train who told me to stop doing that...Our brief talk between stops had a deep affect on me...Thank you! I'm good & I'm smiling- Promise :) I GOT THIS!]

[Video Sidebar: You Tube is bugging out right now. The above video was the only one that I could embed. However, an official video was shot for this song. CLICK HERE to view it.]

[Elsie Law Lyrical Sidebar: "Love comes and goes but it shouldn't though/Cause love ain't love unless its unconditional." -Elsie Law. I live & will die by this. Lots of love to everybody.]

The Nineteen Ninety Fly™ Video Of The Week: Part 1

[SIDEBAR: This was my Blackberry ringer all last summer.]

Fly With Me...The Fembassy Blog

Shout out to The Fembassy Blog. They've featured me on their blog a few times. They highlight female emcees and artists. Thanks for the support & love.
[SIDEBAR: The "Fly With Me" posts will be dedicated to the entities who show my music & my many endeavors love & support. It is my way of saying "Thank You" and keeping people in tune with what I'm doing.]

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Happy Birthday Billie Holiday!

Today is the day the Billie Holiday was born. She was born in 1915. The popular "torch singer" was a favorite among fans and peers alike. She was tragically overtaken by her drug addiction.

In celebration of her birthday, I've posted one of her most historically notable songs, "Strange Fruit."

When Billie Holiday bravely recorded "Strange Fruit," as a protest to the lynchings that were happening across the nation, she literally put her life and career on the line.

Southern trees bear strange fruit
Blood on the leaves
Blood at the root
Black bodies swinging in the southern breeze
Strange fruit hanging from the poplar trees
Pastoral scene of the gallant south
The bulging eyes and the twisted mouth
The scent of magnolia sweet and fresh
Then the sudden smell of burning flesh
Here is a fruit for the crows to pluck
for the rain to gather
for the wind to suck
for the sun to rot
for the tree to drop
Here is a strange and bitter crop
Composed by Abel Meeropol (aka Lewis Allan)
Originally sung by: Billie Holiday