Respect Due: Hieroglyphics Crew

O.G. salute and massive respect to Oakland’s finest… my big brothers Del, Casual, Souls of Mischief, (A-Plus, Tajai, Phesto, Opio), Pep Love, Snupe, Jay Biz, DJ Toure, Kwam, and Domino. Hiero has been such a major influence on me personally and professionally. I’ve soaked up game on a continual basis as I’ve grown as an mc.

Model: staHHr
Photography: Nick Burnz for Black Algebra Multimedia
20th year anniversary Hiero tee: collector’s item
Earrings: O’dara Designz

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Stahhr x Hieroglyphics Crew


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Stahhr x Hieroglyphics Crew


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Stahhr x Hieroglyphics Crew

[VIDEO] staHHr- AMETHYST ANTIDOTES : THE PROCESS, PART 1, DIR. BY NICK BURNZ


Independent lyricist/mc staHHr builds on her upcoming project with French producer Astronote. This is the first installment of the series. International, world, hip hop, music. Directed and edited by Nick Burnz for Black Algebra Multimedia. Music by Astronote.

STAHHR AMETHYST ANTIDOTES

staHHr, Abyss, the Secret B-Sides & Preach Jacobs: June 13 @ The Mammal Gallery (ATL)

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This show has been a long time coming. Back in 2012, the Secret B-Sides opened for staHHr and Dead Prez in Asheville, NC. And, in 2009 Abyss, Secret B-sides, and Preach Jacobs shared the stage, open mic night at Apache Cafe, downtown Atlanta. Now, these artists are coming together for a more collaborative evening of performances in the heart of downtown Atlanta, GA, at the Mammal Gallery (91 Broad St. SW).

The order of performances will go as follows: Secret B-Sides will perform a supa-fly opening set, featuring, South Carolina eMCee, Preach Jacobs! Up next, Abyss, the poet, musician, and activist, who has appeared on HBO and BET again and again, will do what he does best. Finally, staHHr will take the mic–with style and grace–to close out the night and bring us full circle.

This will be an amazing, collaborative and soulful experience . . . at an all-ages, community event space.

Tickets are $10 at the door. Music starts at 9pm sharp.

See you at the show!

[NEW VIDEO] @staHHr “ON MY GONZALES” FEAT. JOHN ROBINSON & EKUNDAYO (DIRECTED NICK BURNZ)

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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!”

[RECAP] ATLANTA TRUE SCHOOL REUNION SESSION-A3C PT 2 PHOTOS BY CRAZY AL CAYNE

Crazy Al Cayne took tons of pics from the first half of the show. To see the entire gallery, click here

DJs Jaycee and Talib Shabazz

DJs Jaycee and Talib Shabazz

Jax Forever King!!

Jax Forever King!!

staHHr and Stacy Epps

staHHr and Stacy Epps

Panel discussion with (l-r) DJ Sol Messiah Marcel Daniels, Jasz, Talib Shabazz and Spearhead X

Panel discussion with (l-r) DJ Sol Messiah Marcel Daniels, Jasz, Talib Shabazz and Spearhead X

[RECAP] DELTRON3030 AT THE MASQUERADE (OCTOBER 23, 2013)

My brother from the cosmic funk mother and me.

My brother from the cosmic funk mother and me.

Event2 in stores now!!

Event2 in stores now!!

Me with the lovely Ladybug Mecca.

Me with the lovely Ladybug Mecca.

Deltron3030 rocking The Masquerade.

Deltron3030 rocking The Masquerade.

Del is one of my favorite artists, any genre. He’s always been innovative, intellectual and “hood” all at the same time. This was my first time seeing him with Deltron3030, and out of of all the Del shows I’ve been to over the years, this was in my top 3 easily. They usually rock with an orchestra, but for this show they had a drummer, bassist, guitarist, Kid Koala djing and Dan the Automator conducting and playing beats. Deltron3030 performed for over an hour to a full house, on a cold, Wednesday night in the “Heaven” section of The Masquerade. The crowd was live, rapping along to most of the songs. Del has incredible energy, never missed a beat. The band was amazing and Dan the Automator is probably the most chill conductor you’ll ever see. After doing a thorough, hour long set, they came back and did an encore with “Clint Eastwood” (the Gorrillaz joint), brought the house down. Del is a good friend of mine, so I was able to enjoy the show on stage/backstage which enhanced my experience.  Seeing the reactions on peoples faces, they were so in to it, really powerful seeing the impact music has on the masses. Big up to Speakeasy Promotions, opener The Difference Machine and the legendary Ladybug Mecca, who did a surprise set before Deltron3030.  Oh, and the new Deltron3030 album “Event 2” is dope and out now. Cop that. Here’s a few pics from that night.

[RECAP] ATLANTA TRUE SCHOOL REUNION JAM SESSION (A3C) PT. 1 PHOTOS BY A.D.

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Though I had a very short time to pull it together, this showcase was a long time in the making.  It was something that needed to be done and I am grateful I was a catalyst in executing it successfully.  The history of the Atlanta hip hop scene is so vast, I had to choose a period of time to narrow in on, otherwise,we’d have needed a week or more to tell our story fully. I organized fifteen performers that were instrumental in the shaping of the scene from about 1997-2003, as well as djs, radio show hosts, promoters and cultural influencers and we combined a history lesson with one very live jam session that took place On Wednesday October 2, 2014 at the Music Room on Edgewood Avenue, during the ninth A3C festival. Currently, we are compiling video footage from that night to make a video of highlights. Stay tuned here for details. Rather than write a long diatribe, I will allow the pictures to tell the story. Thank you to A.D., Black Algebra Multimedia, Will Feagins Jr, ATLHIPHOP.COM and Crazy Al Cayne for coming through and documenting and taking photographs of the event. Thank you to A3C for the platform. Much love to everyone that came through and rocked, spoke, supported and made this showcase one of the best! We couldn’t have done this without you!! We do it for the love, no matter what!

Fort Knox in flight photo: A.D.

Fort Knox in flight
photo: A.D.

Flux (Binkis Recs) photo: A.D.

Flux (Binkis Recs)
photo: A.D.

4-Ize photo: A.D.

4-Ize
photo: A.D.

Dres tha Beatnik and Ethel  photo: A.D.

Dres tha Beatnik and Ethel
photo: A.D.

4-Ize and mikeflo photo by A.D.

4-Ize and mikeflo
photo by A.D.

staHHr photo: A.D.

staHHr
photo: A.D.

staHHr TEAMS UP WITH KAFENUBIA

I recently was offered the opportunity to be endorsed by/be a brand ambassador for the clothing and accessory division of KafeNubia. KafeNubia is an up and coming company that provides graphic design and print services, as well as the clothing and accessories. The line combines three of my favorite things; culture, knowledge and fashion, expertly and I’m looking forward to doing some great things with them on this journey. For more info and to shop with them online: www.kafenubia.com

staHHr in custom ladies scoop neck Moor's Head tee and RBG Atlanta "a" snapback by KafeNubia. Photo by Black Algebra Multimedia

staHHr in custom ladies scoop neck Moor’s Head tee and RBG Atlanta “a” snapback by KafeNubia. Photo by Black Algebra Multimedia

staHHr in custom long sleeved "Wisdom of Tehuti" tee by KafeNubia. Photo by Black Algebra Photography

staHHr in custom long sleeved “Wisdom of Tehuti” tee by KafeNubia. Photo by Black Algebra Photography

staHHr in custom ladies scoop neck Moor's Head tee and RBG Atlanta "a" snapback by KafeNubia. Photo by Black Algebra Multimedia

staHHr in  RBG Atlanta “a” snapback by KafeNubia. Photo by Black Algebra Multimedia

staHHr in custom long sleeved "Wisdom of Tehuti" tee by KafeNubia. Photo by Black Algebra Photography

staHHr in custom long sleeved “Wisdom of Tehuti” tee by KafeNubia. Photo by Black Algebra Photography

[PHOTOS] PASS ME DA 40- HOP STEW MIX SHOW RE-LAUNCH @ THE BASEMENT

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ALL PHOTOS TAKEN BY BLACK ALGEBRA MULTIMEDIA

John Robinson and staHHr

John Robinson and staHHr