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Music: Truth Universal – Get It

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on January 25, 2015 by Brother Perspective Magazine

Artist(s) name: Truth Universal

Location: New Orleans, LA

Name of song: “Get It”

Producer: Mr. Dain

Video director:  Elespee

Video location: New Orleans @ All Work No Play (AWNP) Studio

Mixtape/album/project on which the song appears: “Invent The Future” (2013)

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We proudly present the visual treatment for “Get It.”  Produced by New Orleans native Mr. Dain, the song is taken from Truth Universal’s acclaimed release “Invent The Future.”

This project is available on Bandcamp + iTunes—respectively, https://truthuniversal.bandcamp.com/album/invent-the-future, and https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/invent-the-future/id720390402.

The video was shot, directed, and cut by Elespee of the Guerilla Publishing Company(GPC).  It was shot at All Work No Play(AWNP) Studio.  The video is available at http://bit.ly/getitvid.

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Akoben Ologun
Truth Universal Public Relations(TUPR)
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Guerrilla Business” &  “Self-Determination” available NOW! 

Fresh: Truth Universal’s – “Invent the Future” single “Mics, Checks and Balances.”

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on June 12, 2014 by Brother Perspective Magazine
Truth Universal’s current “Invent the Future” single — “Mics, Checks and Balances.”
The track has been well received by deejays and listeners across the world, and continues to be added to station playlists.
Track explanation from “Invent the Future”:

“This is the Jeopardy “Before and After” track. We combine “microphone checks” with “checks and balances” to explore the theme of creating progressive Hip Hop work,

 being creatively fulfilled and striving to sustained by art, all while the pages of life turn.” -Truth

We ask that you make the track available to your readers, followers and listeners immediately.
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The track is available here for stream and FREE download:
Download Links:
We appreciate your ongoing support!
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Akoben Ologun
Truth Universal Public Relations(TUPR)
WEBSITE | EPKMYSPACEYOUTUBETWITTERFACEBOOK
Guerrilla Business” &  “Self-Determination” available NOW!  

Illdividuals | Time Is Now (bootleg) feat. Speedo x Blu Blaq x Truth Universal x Fathom 9

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on March 30, 2014 by Brother Perspective Magazine

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Fresh lyrics from the south … Illdividuals | Time Is Now (bootleg) feat. Speedo x Blu Blaq x Truth Universal x Fathom 9

bring lyrics from New Orleans | Memphis |

 

 

Fresh: Truth Universal – Motivated feat. Sybil Shanel [prod. by DJ Waht] by LegauxBlox

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on January 1, 2014 by Brother Perspective Magazine

from ” Invent the Future,” released 08 October 2013
Written by T. Ujasiri (ASCAP) and S. Schneider (BMI)
Produced by DJ Waht for egruks Music (Ascap)

During an interview with Sharon Litwin of NolaVie.com, she referred to me as “underexposed.” It struck me as an interesting adjective to describe me. I wasn’t mad at that, she didn’t know about me. Tons of people do know about what I’ve been doing for the past decade +, and many still don’t.

It’s been a hard, yet fun and rewarding, 13 year journey. The difficulty is introduced by forces who don’t know a damn thing about Hip Hop, or better yet, Black Culture! However, we overcome all obstacles and persevere. As I was taught by my comrade Albert Woodfox of the Angola 3, we conquer what we can and resist what we can’t!

DJ Waht “Chopped these drums off EPMD’s Jane saga…” I brought the lyrics…Sybil listened to the content and freestyled this hook. If you don’t know, Sybil Shanell is an AMAZING individual. It all made sense and came together well. I still don’t know what happened to that track with the kick drum cuts tho. (LOL)

I LOVE Hip Hop, and no matter how difficult entities which may have some sort of gate keeping status make it for us, I’m motivated to overcome the BS. We have one goal–longevity!

-TU
lyrics
Verse I

I’m on target like the Howard Johnson roof topper
No big secret, that I don’t oblige the swine coppers

In my company you’ll never find a dime dropper
Nobody liable to speed dial crimestoppers

Crime alarming and snitchin’ never dropped the rate
Really protected me, well then I might cooperate

Capital motivated, all the duties they perform
That’s never gonna change without some radical reform

DJ Waht synthesized it, I memorized it
And walked the continent before the devil terrorized it

No auction price sufficed, (they) obviously underbid
Dealing with the (simple) fact, I came before Columbus did

(When) Van Sertima and others contributed to mental wealth
Had a subtle departure from my former self

Now I paint the picture like an African Picasso
That liberates a mind like Sankara did Burkina Faso

HOOK:
…underground + underexposed + underrated
Maybe indifferent, you could love it, you could hate it
Never outdated, can’t be exterminated
obstacles and struggles, (they) just keep me motivated

Sybil:
I’ve been up, I’ve been down
I finally found some solid ground
Lookin’ back I’m so glad I made it
Obstacles and struggles only kept me MOTIVATED!

Verse II

Omo Shango…MC means Molotov Concoctor
Chopped these drums of EPMD’s Jane saga

Respectable when spittin’ over juggles holding (on to) microphones
(Cuz) I got offspring with double X chromosomes

This Joseph Technicolor Raincoat, you monochrome
Still choppin’ dusty samples to a clicking metronome

I own the culture so and so misappropriates
When I spit I keep it doper than an opiate

Right now if you’re walking out then you don’t relate
Hail up Oludumare, but still (with) no religious faith

In my backyard they stingy with the compensate
Rodney Dangerfield syndrome, I’m taken outta state

And usually out of context, and though he conscious
And beaucoup marginalized, the man well accomplished!

Avoiding rumors, breathtaking as a body blow
And strive to liberate like Nkrumah Osageyfo

HOOK

This coon ish, with me it don’t digest so well
Tyler Perry, housewives of ATL, I hate to dwell

Evident that bafoonin’ make pockets swell
Shoulda never gave you saggin money, quoting dave Chappelle

I’m motivated by my elders banished to a cell
For emphasis, added the voice of sybill shanell

I’m not alone, although a fixture in the scene
I dedicate this to all emcees in New Orleans

That brother Spitta, Lyrikill, Eles from the GPC
Merc, Jay Elect, Dee-1, also Nesby P

Y’all ‘cross the river, my Uptown Brown Clowns
Mid City, East, Gentilly and my Downtown rounds

Hope you not seated when this come out the DJ crate
Get up like Top mob, elle one, Harsh and EVACuate

Try to ignore it, but I know that you hearing me now
Striving to liberate like Cabral in Guinea Bissau

Chorus

Fresh: Truth Universal – “Invent the Future” featuring Evelyn + Suave [by Legaux for Legaux Blox]

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on December 10, 2013 by Brother Perspective Magazine

Artist: Truth Universal ft. Suave + Evelyn
Song: Invent the Future
Album: Invent the Future
Publisher: Truth Universal Music (ASCAP)
Label: Truth Universal Music, LLC
Producer: P.U.D.G.E.
Editor: Legaux for Legaux Blox
Shot by: Moira Tierney

 

Malcolm X Grassroots Movement releases “Every 36 Hours” CD Project

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 24, 2012 by Brother Perspective Magazine

Malcolm X Grassroots Movement releases “Every 36 Hours” CD Project

 

In 2012 the police kill a Black man, woman, or child every 36 hours!

 

In July, the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement (MXGM) and the Malcolm X Solidarity Committee (MXSC), issued “Every 36 Hours: Report on the Extrajudicial Killing of 120 Black people”, that documented this tragic and disturbing fact. The report can be found at www.mxgm.org.

 

To reach a broader audience and further inform and educate the public about the findings and implications of this report, MXGM and Nu Afrika Entertainment produced the “Every 36 Hours CD Project”. The CD project features artists Jasiri X, Zayd Malik, Dead Prez, Immortal Technic, Chuck D, Killer Mike, Ife Jai, Truth Universal, Tongo Eisen-Martin and more! The project can be found at www.mxgm.org, http://nuafrikaent.bandcamp.com/, or http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/every-36-hours-black-person/id561144026.

 

“Hip Hop is our biggest and best means of communication with our people and we intend to use it as a weapon to defend ourselves, when in the immediate past, it has been used to destroy our community”, states Zayd Malik, who is a member of the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement Executive Producer of the CD Project. “The Malcolm X grassroots movement has allowed for the opportunity to make this fact a reality in the eyes of our community, and as artists’ we must paint a picture of revolution in an effort to save lives in the face of authoritative figures such as police officers, security guards, and neighborhood watchmen”.

 

The Every 36 Hours CD Project is a promotional tool for the No More Trayvon Martins Campaign for a National Plan of Action for Racial Justice and Self-Determination that MXGM is advancing. Some of the demands of this campaign include an immediate end to police brutality, the end to racial profiling, the redirecting of resources from the police and military to essential social services, and the institutionalization of local police control boards.

 

Kali Akuno, of the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement states, “These extrajudicial killings must stop. The government has to address the crisis being confronted by Black and Latino people. A national plan of action to address racism and issues like police brutality and murders would be a good place to start”.

 

For more information on the Every 36 Hours CD Project, the No More Trayvon Martins Campaign, or the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement contact MXGM member and project Executive Producer Zayd Malik at zaydmalikmusic@gmail.com.

 

To read the report visit www.mxgm.org. For information on the petition visit http://www.ushrnetwork.org/content/webform/trayvon-martin-petition

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