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Re- Emergence

Couple shows coming up in the month of March as I rear my head from obscurity once again. If you are in or around the Boston area I strongly encourage you to come out and support. ADHD is closer than you think but in the meantime you should definitely come out to hear some of the new material performed live.

The first show goes down in a couple weeks at Hibernian Hall in Dudley. Can’t believe we’re in our 5th year and on our 9th show!
Saturday, March 12th 2011
YGB Movement, Voices of Liberation & BloodSkinLand Productions
(in association with the Madison Park Development Corporation)
proudly presents
YOUNG GIFTED & BLACK – The 9th Revolution
Boston’s bi-weekly youth explosion returning for the 9th time with a collage of poetry, spoken word, rhyme, song, music, dance and more!
@ Hibernian Hall
184 Dudley St. – 3rd floor
Roxbury/Dudley Sq. (next to fire department & barber shop)
5:00pm – 8:00pm (doors open at 4:30pm)
Scheduled to perform:
PORSHA-O
JADE
MC D
LARISA OSORIO
ALLEGRA FLETCHER
SWAGGA INC.
CATCH WRECK
KETCHUP
ATRELL
AMBER TORRES
X-RATED
DANNIELA
and more TBA!!
$5.00 tickets in advance / $8.00 at the door
To purchase tickets, visit www.madison-park.org
Contact VCR later for more info
617-480-7663 or bloodskinland@yahoo.com
The second show is part of a 5-city tour my dude Savant will be wrapping up in Cambridge at the Cantab.

The 5th and final leg of the Abstract Music Tour stops in the Boston vicinity at one of the city’s prominent Central Square venues and teams up with one of the Bean’s burgeoning urban music labels in OneThree Music and one of its young rising stars in Catch Wreck to bring the tour to a rousing close.

Date: Friday, March 18th, 2011
Location: The Cantab Lounge// 738 Massachusetts Ave// Cambridge, MA 02139
Savant (aka Stanstro)
http://savantrarebreed.bandcamp.com/
ASN
http://www.soulonabeat.com/
Purpose of the Tragic Allies
http://tragicallies.com/
Re-Surch
http://www.reverbnation.com/resurch
Catch Wreck
http://catchwreckmusic.tumblr.com/
Sounds by Diggers Union’s DJ Books
http://thethievestheme.com/
Doors open at 8pm
Show starts at 9pm
Ages 21 and up
$7 cover before 10 pm/ $10 cover after 10pm

I’m excited to be a part of both shows and I hope you won’t be foolish enough to miss either one.

 

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Do you believe in..

Brand new off that Young & The Restless..

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Young Gifted and Black and Catch Wreck featured in the Boston Pheonix

Young Gifted and Black makes responsible rap cool
Drama of the Gifted Child
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  August 18, 2010

If you look closely in the 2002 video for Public Enemy’s “Gotta Give the Peeps What They Need,” you’ll see a 13-year-old Jesse Winfrey playing the background. He was hanging in Roxbury’s Funky Fresh Records when front man Chuck D entered the Dudley Square landmark with a cameraman in tow.

Winfrey, who now performs as Catch Wreck, has remained tight with his anti-establishment heroes, and opened for Public Enemy two weeks ago at the House of Blues. Chuck D knows what’s up; along with his other Young Gifted and Black (YGB) counterparts, Winfrey is leading a revolutionary and enlightened rhyme movement in Boston.

Launched in 2007 by Dorchester native and community soldier Vernon C. Robinson, YGB has evolved from a series of events into a collective of socio-politically astute MCs, poets, and singers. As a whole, they don’t endorse drug dealing, gun toting, or ill-gotten gains. As individuals, some participants — including Winfrey and spoken-word prodigy Sofia Snow — push further, fighting the power on such issues as police brutality and CORI reform.

“There’s no buffoonery at my events,” says Robinson. “I don’t need to tell them what to write about, because the youth that I’m dealing with knows what’s going on. They’re leaders with a higher consciousness than most of their peers.”

In the “each one teach one” tradition, Winfrey and other movement veterans are paying lessons forward by recruiting young new talent. Since it was built without a dime of outside funding, YGB might not be on the radar of philanthropists or politicians. But with Catch Wreck and his brethren expanding their positive base, it may be time to take notice.

“Deval Patrick should be paying a lot of attention to this,” says Jamarhl Crawford, an outspoken Boston activist and Winfrey’s mentor since Chuck D introduced them at a Public Enemy show in 2002. “We’ve spoken with [political leaders] about getting funding to help [YGB] grow in the future, but if you look at what’s been going on in the streets, it clear that something needs to happen right now.”

Winfrey, who recently dropped a mixtape dubbed The Young & The Restless, rocks the eighth biennial YGB showcase at OrigiNation Cultural Arts Center in Egleston Square this Saturday. YGB expects 200 attendees this time around.

“For the most part it’s not cool or mainstream to be an activist,” says Winfrey, “and with our music and movement we’re trying to promote responsibility and make it cool.”

http://thephoenix.com/Boston/music/106993-young-gifted-and-black-makes-responsible-rap-cool/

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