You know I always share a musical gift with y’all on my bornday. Enjoy!!!
“On My Gonzales” is Atlanta-based mc/lyrical alchemist/DOOM affiliate staHHr’s latest video from her “Mother Nature with a Molotov: Molotov Season” album. Joined by lyrical heavyweights John Robinson (Scienz of Life) and Ekundayo (L.I.U.N.S. Den), the trio lace this Floyd the Locsmif track with clever wordplay, smooth delivery and quotables for days. The title of the song comes from a line in staHHr’s verse, where she coins the phrase “on my Gonzales” in reference to one “being focused, handling biz, doing their job, etc”. Director Nick Burnz interweaves elements of “Golden Era” hip hop with live performance footage, playing off of the organic energy of the song and the undeniable and familial chemistry of staHHr, JR and Ekundayo.
Purchase “Molotov Season” here: www.stahhr.bandcamp.com
John Robinson made the trip from NYC to immortalize the energy that catalyzed the album with this visual(the first song recorded for Molotov Season), and had this to say:
“It was great to link with my ATL fam
staHHr and Ekundayo on this one! This is real deal fam biz. I have been rhyming with both of them in the trenches of the ATL scene since early 2000′s and we are still here holding the HipHop culture up strong. We gotta keep it moving swiftly…Always on our Gonzales yo! ZOOOOOOOM!”
The next emcee that we got In Da Wip to spit bars during our trip to A3C was Atlanta emcee Stahhr! Make sure you rate this episode after you watch it, all Stahhr needs is 30 unique viewer to rate this episode in order to be eligible to be on the Spittin In Da Wip Top 50 MC’s Chart!
Big shout out to Spinny B(@Spinwize) John O(@JustJohnOllie) and Priest Forever (@PreistForever) for holding me down on this episode!
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Whether you first heard ” Noire”(which means “black” in French) on Kyo Itachi’s “Musikyo” or got hip to it from staHHr’s “That Was You?”, you will undoubtedly enjoy the new video directed by Nick Burnz (Black Algebra) all the same. staHHr, hailing from Atlanta, joined forces with French producer Kyo Itachi ( Ruste Juxx, John Robinson, Bankai Family) to create this boom bap heavy joint. If you’re a graf enthusiast, you’ll definitely appreciate the backdrop of this video. Shot on location in Atlanta, we were fortunate to get this footage, as the building was torn down just days after the shoot.
You already know!!! The Born and Raised EP was released December 3, 2013. Keeping it roots!!
Im on Facebook yesterday and I see this ad on my timeline. After the mini speaker, the first thing to catch my attention is the hat he was wearing. I was all, “That looks like something I made..well duh, I did. “
Del bought a few hats from me awhile back, and he grabbed that particular one out of a pile of 20 or so immediately. It’s always humbling to have people I respect support what I do and rep. That’s love.
These Boombotix speaker joints are fresh too… Would make a nice gift.
To get a crown like Del’s or customize your own, go here.
Lemongrass..just reading the word triggers the smell. Mmmmm!!! My first introduction to this citrusy delight was in Thai coconut soup. It has become one of my favorite aromatherapy/essential oils, after buying a bottle of lemongrass castille soap at a festival one summer. I also used it successfully during my first international trip to Norway to help with jet lag. I currently add it to my diffuser to energize and boost my mood as needed, as a massage oil for my joints and for muscle cramps and cosmetically as a soap, lotion or shea butter add in.
” Lemongrass essential oil is extracted through the process of steam distillation of dried lemongrass. Lemongrass is known by the scientific names Cymbopogon Citratus or Andropogon Citratus. The main constituents of its essential oil are Myrcene, Citronellal, Geranyl Acetate, Nerol, Geraniol, Neral, Limonene and Citral.” (organicfacts.net)
Lemongrass is a natural antidepressant, antiseptic, and deodorant. It stimulates milk production for breastfeeding mothers, can be used to repair connective tissues, to treat flatulence, boost self esteem and confidence, treat cellulite and as lighter smelling insect repellent in place of citronella, among it’s many therapuetic uses.
Be advised to always use ESSENTIAL OIL and NOT FRAGRANCE oil, for aromatherapy, as the therapeutic properties of lemongrass are only in the essential oil.
For more info on lemongrass and.it’s many uses, click http://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/essential-oils/health-benefits-of-lemongrass-essential-oil.html
Above: Coronal hole on the sun.
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It is a myth that one needs to consume cow’s milk and dairy products to get the RDA (recommended daily amount) of calcium. First of all, that food pyramid has more to do with the meat and dairy industries making money than our health. Many people of Asiatic/African descent are intolerant to lactose. Those that can consume it and choose to should be mindful of the hormones and GMOs in non organic dairy products and cleanse internally as needed to break up the mucus build up that accompanies dairy. Trust me, I have my personal vices and can attest to the strong hold those hormones in dairy can have on you, especially for emotional eaters. Always be patient and kind with self wherever you are on your dietary path. Many vegetarians and vegans end up deficient because they are not eating a diverse enough diet to get the vitamins and minerals they need. Sure, there are supplements, it’s just optimal to get those things from food sources. 1000 mg is the RDA for adult women 50 and under and men under 70. 1500 mg for women 51 and older and men 71 and older. A [8 oz] glass of whole milk has 276 mg of calcium.Below is a list of alternatives with high calcium and a few pics of my personal favorites. Also note that calcium alone is not enough to insure bone health. Exercise and adequate vitamin D (sunshine works well for the melanin dominant) are essential for proper utilization of calcium. It is also important to not eat excessive amounts of protein (which many people do) or take supplements that interfere with calcium absorption (ie: high doses of magnesium).
Dandelion Greens – 100mg (10% RDA) per cup, chopped
Kale – 90mg (9% RDA) per cup, chopped
Romaine lettuce – 207mg (21% RDA) per head
Green leaf lettuce – 130mg (13% RDA) per head
Italian parsley – 83mg (8% RDA) per cup
Young coconut – up to 170mg (17% RDA) per coconut
Fresh figs – 88mg (9% RDA) in 5, medium-sized figs (dried figs 241 mg!!!)
Orange – 60mg (6% RDA) per medium-sized fruit
One cup of papaya or 1 kiwi fruit each provide 3% RDA of calcium.
Brussel sprouts- 88mg in 1 cup
Black eyed peas and tomatoes