Check out the Irish spitta’s set from Hiphopalooza 5.
Love it or hate it, Florida based rapper, Noo$e, is Serfing on his haters with his new video. The track properly titled “$erf” comes just days after the rapper released a snippet of the visuals on Twitter.
The snippet featured the rapper surfing waves with Tampa based rapper, Vern SR. I’m sure anyone who follows these two closely knows the caliber of production between the two musicians, but together …on another level. I mean how smooth can a collaboration be?
Breakfast Club II rapper, Vern SR. (Check)
CGI Pikachu surfboard (Check)
Noo$e Pronounces “bike” as back (That is so Tampa Check)
Karaoke Lyrics, because you know I like to read. (Check)
The duos bars compliment each other’s well. Noo$e’s upbeat delivery paired with Vern SR. catch me if you can lyrical approach gives the collaboration a nonchalant, just chilling enjoying the day, bitch don’t kill my vibe, cool cat not afraid of water, Johnny Tsunami type vibe. That vibe matches both rappers personality quite well.
Check out the visual for “$erf” directed by Flex Martian below.
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Two Tampa Bay yogis have found the perfect way to push the boundaries of sound, sight, taste, entrepreneurialism, and the conscious mind.
At the center of this magnetically powered take on elevating mind body and soul are Mya Cato and Jalisa Robinson. The dynamic duo founded Movement Through Poetry, a refreshing showcase of pure artistry meshed with an immense amount of positive energy.
Recently the duo hosted their third installment of MTP and It’s clear to see they defiantly did it for the culture. Drum tribes, prolific poets, and a chef so talented it was hard to decipher if the audience enjoyed the poetry as much as his shrimp and grits.
Luckily for you guys we got to pick Mya Cato’s brain about, Mumble rap, black culture, the future of MTP.
She has dedicated the past 3 years of her life to finding her inner peace as well as helping others find theirs through a yoga. It’s serendipitous to believe she agreed to attend her first yoga class on a whim.
“I found myself in a yoga class because of a friend. I heard about yoga but it never really sparked my interest. One reason is that you never see people of color doing it” Cato continues “so three of us are sweating in this hot ass yoga class and I remember afterward just feeling inspired, refreshed and rejuvenated.”
Let’s say that one taste is all it took for Cato. Within a year she was certified to teach yoga. Then decided to take her passion for yoga and bring it into her neighborhood and community. She was determined to bring it into the mind of people of color, to help them understand how yoga isn’t only the transformation of the body but the mind also.
SCB: How did you decide that Movement Through Poetry was the right way to help Tampa move in the right direction?
MC: I love yoga. I love all forms of art, but it was my partner Jalisa that came up with the idea. She was at a poetry event in Atlanta or Nashville and she was inspired by some poetry she heard. So she wanted to incorporate movement to poetry because what the poets were saying was so thought-provoking, but she didn’t want to do it just anywhere. She brought the idea to me, I went right with it. We wanted to have all these artists in one space because artists don’t have enough support, in my opinion. What better way to collaborate with other artists than to showcase together?
SCB: You guys have received some national attention; you ever think about taking Movement Through Poetry on tour or something along those lines?
MC: Yes, but we’re really trying to build, here in Tampa first. We really want to bring more people here and put on for our city, then we can do pop ups in different cities.
SCB: The shows are definitely moving. Everything is visually appealing, the poetry is dope, the vendors are showcasing their products, how will you expand on future shows?
MC: Every show gets better. We have discussed plenty different avenues to bring a more artgasmic experience. MTP3 featured a VIP Paint-N-Sip pre-show experience and we were nervous about including it before the show but it turned out to be awesome. We want to keep adding things like that. We want to outgrow the venue and host it at the Straz Center one day.
SCB: For the artists that are of age and vendors that may want to work with Movement Through Poetry for your next event, how could they do that?
MC: Reach out. We have an inbox full of messages from artists from Colorado, from here from Orlando. Vendors as well, we want to reach more vendors from all over because most of what they create are handmade goods. So they put energy into what they create and that’s what the showcase is about.
SCB: How are you dealing with all the negativity in the news nowadays?
MC: We have to be able to find our own inner peace. There’s always going to be some form of chaos, but my passion and purpose is to heal and not focus so much on the negative. I think it’s about our next generation. Kids see everything. So if they see [or hear], what are negative influences or what they are hearing, They’re all being influenced. Can we be more positive? Can we be more light filled so that we’re not promoting violence? I think it’s about positive influences.
Even in music, I like listening to instrumentals because I love the feels. I love the vibrations and the frequencies of different instruments. So when I listen to a trap song, I’m not in my head. I mean, I’m feeling it, but I’m feeling the beat more. I don’t care what they’re saying. You can’t understand what they’re saying. That’s not what I would want my kids
(if I had kids) to listen to and being influenced by.
SCB: You mentioned you listen to instrumentals?
MC: Okay wait. I can say this because it’s in the works right now and it’s almost done. I’m creating an album. A soul yoga album and it’s mostly instrumentals. It’s going to be about 12 tracks that you can listen to in the car, put on in the morning and vibe to while you getting ready for work. Music that you can do yoga too because we don’t have enough music that we can just vibe too without subliminal messages hidden between the beats.
Mya Cato has an upcoming beginner’s guide to yoga class on September 10th, don’t miss out on that experience.
Check out some of the footage from Movement Through Poetry III finale composed of two yogis and a phenomenal poet named Wally B.
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If you were at Anise Global Gastrobar this past Monday, then you know it was buzzing with familiar faces as well as new comers. Paired with a welcoming gold grill smile and exclusive art by Cody Jitt Brodie third time was defiantly a charm.
This past month’s Wine and Rhyme line up featured a diverse mix of entertainment. Hip-hop performances from Prophit, Achilles The Conquerer, and Juni, kept the crowd pumped while the more poppy set from trio, Bendy Straw, brought the crowd together with their, quirky all be it relatable, songs.
Check some of the footy from This past Wine and Rhyme.
Finish this week how you started it, with The Young Parisians. Stop by Crowbar tonight and check out what Asher is calling “the dopest beat battle in Tampa!” Don’t miss out on the South Florida Producers Showcase. Needles scratch at 8 pm with live music from Jose Casalon, 8 PE, and Blinsky. Also, there is a sweet $500 grand prize, SFPS 12 is sure to be lit.
The Young Parisians went coastal and took over another city for a week. This time it was L.A. For some first-timers making it to the west coast was life-affirming stuff and for others the sun’s rays and palms trees shade made it feel like being right at home.
Watch YP take over at the Black & Denim Kickback and receive a little Cali love while they’re at it.
Zero Warnings’ affection for the synth driven sounds of Achilles The Conqueror isn’t uncommon around this part of the bay. Stylish dressed to the nines in a leather jacket with his hair pulled back, there is a likely chance that while you’re out on the town you might personally run into The Conqueror and be receive a copy of Alpha, his latest project.
Recently we had the opportunity to talk to the CEO and killer composer at 79 Sorcery. He opened up about his recent collaborations, 79 Sorcery in 2017 and ultimately wanting to see Tampa win.
SC: Good night out on the town?
A: Hanging out with the homies. Drinking, smoking, hanging out, and live music always. Going out to events. Every event I can get to I try to get to.
SC: Favorite place for live music?
SC: Worst Job experience?
A: Some restaurant. I won’t drop the name on it but they were pretty bad. I’ve done roofing in Miami and that was bad but nothing like the restaurant with customers and stuff.
SC: Favorite cartoon as a kid?
A: Ren and Stimpy.
SC: How did you get into music?
A: I was raised with it. Everybody in my family, It kind of trickles down. From my grandparents to my uncle who taught me how to play guitar and got me into music in the first place.
SC: What was the first song you learn on the guitar?
A: Umm….I think it was The Beautiful People by Marilyn Manson
SC: If you could collaborate with any local artist who would it be?
A: I’ve already done that with Prince Golden.
SC: How did you guys link up for that track?
A: I was getting this album together, I was doing a real synthesizer stranger things type of beat and he was talking about how he wanted to do a track with a stranger things type beat. I had one laying around and I just talked to him. He was in for it %100.
SC: If you could have any strange superpower, what would it be?
A: Strange? Mmhm that a good one. I guess if I could turn into solid gold.
Watch our exclusive interview with Achilles.
Catch Achilles along with a list of bay area heavy hitters, celebrating his birthday tonight at New World Brewery.
Catch up with Young Parisian, Brit Asher as she gives us a dose of her southern comfort.
From her rhymes to her lashes, Asher keeps it real. Proud, buoyant and sauced, Asher is a southern emcee at its finest. Asher’s music fits both her spirit and style. It’s chill yet oozes of cool.
Filled with the vibrant energy of the big apple, wine glass in hand with the pinky out, Asher sat down with Young Parisian CEO and co-founder, Beyobe And local fashion guru, Proper Jones, and me to discuss her overall experience in the big apple.