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ThaWilsonBlock Magazine Issue66 (August 2018)

EVENTS: Metro Art Moves + Art Tours of Rail Stations

Led by Metro Art Docents, the free tour focuses on sharing the stories and processes behind artworks in various stations, getting around town using transit, and drawing attention to area destinations served by Metro. No reservations required.
Sunday, July 1, 10:00am - 12:00pm Meet at Union Station Information Kiosk, inside Alameda Street entrance

Saturday, July 7 10:00am - 12:00pm
Meet at street level entrance to North Hollywood Station

Saturday, July 14, 10:30am - 12:30pm - en español
Meet at Union Station Information Kiosk, inside Alameda Street entrance

Sunday, July 15, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Meet at the entrance to Downtown Santa Monica Station

Saturday, July 28, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Meet at the entrance to Del Mar Station

"New World" song by Eli Gardiner (Virginia Rose)

New World · Eli Gardiner Virginia Rose ℗ 2017 Eli Gardiner Released on: 2017-09-18

Who Was "Fela Kuti"?

Fela Anikulapo Kuti (15 October 1938 – 2 August 1997), also professionally known as Fela Kuti, or simply Fela, was a Nigerian multi-instrumentalist, musician, composer, pioneer of the Afrobeat music genre, human rights activist, and political maverick. He has been called "superstar, singer, musician, Panafricanist, polygamist, mystic, legend." During the height of his popularity, he was often hailed as one of Africa's most "challenging and charismatic music performers."

Electronic / Rock group "Djime" talk Music, Production, & Collaborations in an Exclusive Interview w/ Mistah Wilson

Seattle, WA based Electronic / Rock group "Djime" talk Music, Production, & Collaborations in an Exclusive Interview w/ Mistah Wilson

Mistah Wilson: Yo, Djime! Thanks for coming through for this Exclusive Interview with ThaWilsonBlock Magazine! How ya' been? Djime: Yo! I’m doing great, thanks for having me
Mistah WilsonFor our audience reading this, would you mind giving us a quick background on yourself?
DjimeYeah, certainly. My name is James, I’m a producer, sound engineer, & multi-instrumentalist originally from Buffalo, NY. In the past I’ve been apart of a few different experimental music projects, the most notable is Armageddon Party, but my current work with Djime is the first where I’ve decided to put down my guitar and focus entirely on live production & sampling. Apart from personal projects I went to college for a bachelor of science in music industry, so that experience helped to round out my understanding of how the music business works for differ…

"The Grey Area" EP by 3rty & Kid Marley

Life is not black and white and the Nigerian duo of 3rty & Kid Marley are interested in exploring The Grey Area.
3rty's soulful ministrations mixed with the high energy delivery of Kid Marley combines to create a project that covers a wide sonic range from indie pop to house and tribal African music. With organic instruments used in abstract composition, the duo take extreme ends of each story and work their way towards the middle, taking us along on a journey to The Grey Area.
The EP kicks off with 'Sorry', which tackles the hypocrisy of half-hearted apologies. 'You' has Kid Marley serenading in his native Igbo tongue with a special promise to his love, followed by 'Dark Clouds' which reveals uncertainties in everyday life. 'Thots' explores the waters of love and heartbreak, and 'Ogunfe' is a joyful song centred around the good things of life. The child's play of 'Erekere' follows, interpolating the hit of King Wasiu Ayinde Ma…

Yona Marie - "My Soulful Baby" (((AUDIO)))

"My Soulful Baby" is the latest in a series of R&B song releases produced, written and performed by singer Yona Marie AKA Rachel Marie from the DC area.

Trife Diesel "Multimedia" (((AUDIO)))

Multimedia is the follow up single off Trife Diesel's upcoming album "Project Pope II". The album is powerful to say the least, the "Tricky Trippz" produced track fuels Trife's well formed bars, which school our new age "rappers," with scrutiny, and cast easy to follow directions in what it once took to become a respected and unique hip-hop artist. "Believe in me like a child with special needs, I'm cut from a different cloth, I come from a different breed." -Trife Diesel

Boss Beezy "Nothin New" (Music Video)

Talibandz Entertainment delivers the brand new single by Boss Beezy titled "NOTHIN' NEW" off of the Life Of A Taliband 2 / L.O.A.T. 2 mixtape with production by Todd Hill.

Chris Rivers "RIP X" (((AUDIO)))

Chris Rivers returns this week with a freestyle over XXXTENTACION’s “Carry On” instrumental called RIP X. Clearly paying respects to the late rapper while telling off the events in which ex’s could go from the perspective of you being their whole life , to you being dead to them. Like share and support !

Ricky Bats "By My Side" (((AUDIO)))

As a follow-up to his fire "BATS WAVE" mixtape, Ricky BATS delivers again. Gotham City Music Group's Bronx-born independent recording artist, Ricky BATS, gives his loyal fans the first record off his upcoming album titled "Visions Of A Prospect". The first single "By My Side" is a heartfelt hip-hop joint about his youngest son and was released on Father's Day as a tribute to real father's everywhere. BATS continues to evolve and you can expect more genuinely relatable tracks on his forthcoming album, currently scheduled to be released in September 2018. IG: @rickybats


This PR Dean 1st single off his upcoming official album "B.A.S.E." (Bobbitto And Stretch Era) dropping Sept. 2018. The single is called "BlackTop Spitters", featuring Rhyme Specialist Upstate New York Trap King 38 Spesh, along with Western Massachusetts own Profit 1 half of the group CO Defendants & Brooklyn new comer but hard hitting dart spitter Rome Streetz. Also on the production PR got his long time friend DJ Concept who both have worked together on a few songs & mixtapes during the years.

"The River" song by Eli Gardiner (Virginia Rose)

The River · Eli Gardiner Virginia Rose ℗ 2017 Eli Gardiner Released on: 2017-09-18

How Dangerous Is Mexico?

Renowned for violent crime, drugs and gangs, Mexico has a reputation for danger. But is this reputation justified. Is Mexico really as dangerous as is commonly believed?

Who Was "Helen Keller"?

Helen Adams Keller (June 27, 1880 – June 1, 1968) was an American author, political activist, and lecturer. She was the first deaf-blind person to earn a bachelor of arts degree. The story of how Keller's teacher, Anne Sullivan, broke through the isolation imposed by a near complete lack of language, allowing the girl to blossom as she learned to communicate, has become widely known through the dramatic depictions of the play and film The Miracle Worker. Her birthplace in West Tuscumbia, Alabama, is now a museum and sponsors an annual "Helen Keller Day". Her birthday on June 27 is commemorated as Helen Keller Day in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania and was authorized at the federal level by presidential proclamation by President Jimmy Carter in 1980, the 100th anniversary of her birth.

A prolific author, Keller was well-traveled and outspoken in her convictions. A member of the Socialist Party of America and the Industrial Workers of the World, she campaigned for women'…

Meet Pop Songwriter "K Gizzle" from Stone Mountain, GA

K GIZZLE aka GIZZLE is an Musician, Producer, and Performer. A unique sound and style with music featured in the horror movie COLLEGE TOWN MASSACRE. Performed at the Masquerade, Starbar, Anchor Bar, America's Got Anointing on Roku TV, the Station Atl. Gill Gallery...

Meet Hip Hop Experimental Jazz Producer "Cijjles" from Federal Way, Washington

Sort of trying to be a producer, make tracks for people to sing or rap to. I just play, record, put music together, orchestrate if you will as much as I can for the rest of my life.

G.Vani "All That Woman" (Produced By: AYDEN ) + Music Video

This G.Vani 2nd single off his upcoming project "Based On Her", his 1st single was "Bad and She Know It" both singles out now on all digital & streaming platforms . This dude is multi talented with a great voice and great writting skills. Shout out to Ayden on the beat. #AydenGotTheJuiceNow!


Whenever Hip-Hop sonically meets Soul legend Marvin Gaye its always the inception of a classic. Indianapolis, IN producer, Maja7th was inspired earlier this year to put together a 9-track 'instrumental' EP "Songs In The Key Of Marvin" as a tribute to the genius. With fresh arrangements, Maja7th built this EP with a selection of atomised samples and acapellas procured by DJ TopSpeed from various songs off his catalogue, re-purposed each of them using live instrumentation, birthing new vitality into the motown standards. Cut from a similar cloth to Madlib and 9th Wonder, the Indiana musician defines musicality highlighting his extensive repertoire using an array of instruments throughout all 9 blends including piano, retro synths alongside his MPC, with some input from Jerome Sloss [Saxophone] and Andrez Allen [Bass] on the collaboration "When You Want Me." #maja7th #marvingaye #songsinthekeyofmarvin
Songs In The Key Of Marvin by Maja7th


Every once in a while, by using various conduits of people, places and things, the universe can serve up some of our worst nightmares subtly disguised as some of our biggest gifts, transmuting what seems like a personal Armageddon at the time to an invaluable source of internal resolve. The "Darkness Brim" EP by Raleigh, NC lyricist Lena Jackson highlights some of those relatable life experiences, from domestic abuse, mental illness, and scarcity to finding catharsis through music. For a debut EP, this feels like a truly confessional and transparent introduction to a new artist. Lena Jackson displays her verbal skill-set throughout, in a way that carries on NC tradition set by the likes of Little Brother, J.Cole, and Rapsody. "Darkness Brim" features production from P.A.T Junior, Ryan Crabtree, Kyle Beats, and Shaun "Pyro" Crawford, with only two guest appearances: Precyce Politix [Stallone & Weathers] and Maestra from the latest single "End of t…

Sool - Far Away (Music Video) POP/ELECTRONIC/SOUL

Sool was born from the collaboration between composer/producer Art Bleek and singer/songwriter Mercy Collazo. Bleek, stemming from Paris, France, but now residing in Los Angeles, and Collazo, a California native, form an unlikely yet highly creative duo, enriched by their respective inspirations and influences.
Several songs blending pop, soul and electronic sonority resulted from this fruitful collaboration spanning in mood from melancholy to bliss. The duo's first video "Far Away" reflects the atmosphere and colors of their new album entitled "Quite Obvious", a catchy and melodic release filled with strong yet intimate numbers.

Munich’s new disco sensation Pho Queue drop their long awaited debut record "Sweet“.

Synth boogie, funky to Carribean sounding guitar riffs, Vietnamese Pho flavors and superbad vocals define their signature sound. This tasty collection of the band's highlight tracks boils up a sweet and spicy meal with some known ingredients and some yet to discover.

Sweet by Pho Queue

"My Unapologetic Black Thoughts" Album by Young Deuces

Artist - Young Deuces of SNYD Album name: My Unapologetic Black Thoughts
Artwork by: @iuneveno_art
Producer: K. Mel Beatz & AJA Productions
From: Milwaukee, WI
Social Media [Instagram/Twitter]: @Young_Deuces
Blurb: Young Deuces, better known as the other half of SNYD (Streetz-n-Young Deuces), steps out on his first solo effort, My Unapologetic Black Thoughts, an album inspired and driven by the current climate of the world. Infused with a mixture of conceptual songs and spoken word, the Midwest artist brings you inside the black mind with no filter, no remorse, and no barriers.

Singapore Kane - Karma (It's Your Turn) [Prod. Tragic Allies]

'Reap What You Sow, What Goes Around, and Live By The Sword' are all commonly expressed terms to describe the sanskrit definition of 'Karma' [or in physics Newton's Law] one of twelve immutable universal laws that govern each one of us. Despite time every action must have an equal and opposite reaction when we think, speak or act, as the wheel is in constant flux to create balance. This exchange isn't seen as a punishment but as an education for potential growth. Boston's Singapore Kane breaks down this principle with the Purpose [Tragic Allies] produced cut "Karma (It's Your Turn)" from his upcoming album "Steel Pulse, Metal Veins" available soon.

Meet Electronic Rock Musician "Djime" from Seattle, Washington

Djime is an experimental electronic duo from Seattle, WA and specializes in creating music to move bodies and minds. Their style is swelling guitars, high energy synths, driving bass, thick distortions, mangled sample percussion, & live break beat drums.

Meet Indie Band "Floral Empire" from Portland, Oregon

Floral Empire, started in a warehouse in Northwest Portland by their two founding members Nick Grant (Lead Vocals) and Jered Pound (Lead Guitarist). Our musical chemistry developed by playing a weekly show on Friday afternoons for our co-workers. Realizing the talent and create spirit Floral Empire was born in November 2017. A name representing the city of roses, synchronization of difference, and artistic patterns. With the additions of Donovan Cassel (Drummer) and Aeython Raabon (Bass and production) our identity has really taken fold. Our Indy Soulful sound is focused on creating positive vibes which incorporates uplifting melodies, a growling guitar, and energetic rhythms. 

Take My Love Away by Floral Empire

Venomous2000 x Trilian "«Sounds Of The Great Ones 2»" (ALBUM)

"Sounds Of The Great Ones 2" is the 2nd collaboration album between New Jersey emcee Venomous2000 and Serbia's very own, Trilian. The project features appearances by Phonetic, R.A.P., Shinobi (One Blood Universal), Sticman (Dead Prez), Ned Schimmelfinney, Masai Bey, Fes Taylor, ID4Windz, King RA, Supreme Sol, Skrewtape, Recognize Ali, Godilla, Napoleon Da Legend with cuts by DJ TMB!
The album will be available as digital download plus vinyl on demand on red vinyl strictly limited to 100 copies.
Sounds of the Great Ones 2 by Venomous2000

Scott G ft. Benny The Butcher "V2‘s & V12‘s"

Nah Bro recording artist Scott G just released the video for his second single "V2's & V12's" produced by IAmT2 off of his new album "Look At God". For this one he has a feature from Griselda artist Benny The Butcher who contributes a cutting edge 16 bars to the track.

Scott's album is available now via Nah Bro Ent./Goon Musick on CD and Digital Formats. The project also features Conway, Sean Strange, Intell and is filled with New York Hip Hop for any fan of the true essence straight from the mecca of the culture.


Chris Rivers "Gimme The Boost" (((AUDIO)))

Chris Rivers returns this week with a freestyle over The Notorious B.I.G’s “Gimme the loot” instrumental. In “Gimme The Boost”, Chris displays his lyricism and flows with a slew of punch lines while speaking about the world around him in need of a boost. Please like share and support!

"See You When I Get There" song by Eli Gardiner (Virginia Rose)

See You When I Get There · Eli Gardiner Virginia Rose ℗ 2017 Eli Gardiner Released on: 2017-09-18

How Dangerous Is The United Nations?

Created following WW2 to prevent a repeat of the two world wars. However, does it's undemocratic nature make it dangerous?

ZayTheFuture 'Body Theme Music' (Prod. By: GQ Beats)

Who Was "Geronimo Pratt"?

Elmer "Geronimo" Pratt (September 13, 1947 – June 2, 2011), also known as Geronimo Ji-Jaga and Geronimo Ji-Jaga Pratt, was a decorated military veteran and a high-ranking member of the Black Panther Party in the United States in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Born in Louisiana, he served two tours in Vietnam, receiving several decorations. He moved to Los Angeles, where he studied at UCLA under the GI Bill and joined the Black Panther Party.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation targeted Pratt in a COINTELPRO operation in the early 1970s, intended to "neutralize Pratt as an effective BPP functionary." Pratt was tried and convicted in 1972 for the 1968 murder of Caroline Olsen; he served 27 years in prison, eight of which were in solitary confinement. Pratt was freed in 1997 when his conviction was vacated due to the prosecution's having concealed evidence that could have affected the verdict. This decision was upheld on appeal.

He worked as a human rights activist…

ThaWilsonBlock Magazine Issue64 (June 2018)

Floral Empire + Scott G. + Benny the Butcher + Chris Rivers + Photography + Classy Women + Musicians + & more...

Warriors - Bizzle Feat. K. Allico w/ Steph Curry Cameo (Official Music Video)

Steph Curry pulled up to da hood one deep, hopped out & Turnt Up! 

Chris Rivers "I Am He" (Freestyle)

Chris Rivers rocks a freestyle over ASAP Rocky's “ Fk Sleep” instrumental called “ I Am He”. Chris is on his braggadocios lyrical fun flow and expresses how he’s the greatest. Showing both his melodic and slower flows paired with his faster ones, Chris never fails to show out.  Like share and support !

Marz Money "Family Feud" (Freestyle Music Video)

Marz Money is back with new music. Noxmen Committee head honcho Marz Money tells a true story over the classic Beanie Sigel single “The Truth“. Flatbush got their Truth speaker back after 7 years up north. Listen to the freestyle below and leave a comment.

Lyrical Chop Shop "The Cypher"...We're takin it to The Streets!!

Thursday June 14th
Lyrical Chop Shop "The Cypher"
We're takin it to The Streets!!
Bring Your Hottest 16 Barzzz
Surprise Guest Hosts
Special Performances by some of the Legends of the Culture
& Hottest #IndieOnGoArtist in the Country
dont forget it's about the DJ'S too !!
Meet , Greet & Listen to the Hottest DJ's Vying for
IMIXX fame !!!!
MEET US Under the Ferris Wheel
145 Nassau St Atlanta GA 30303
*VIP & early registration available and suggested
Red Carpet kicks off at 6pm
*VIP (cypher) light refreshments / beverages / red carpet/ interviews / celebrity networking
...........registration, attendance,VIP for both events available on eventbrite...for groups,vip sections,media passes contact
Rain or Shine Events !


No Block Party...We've got You Covered!!!
Heatseekers International, 707 Comedy Lounge, Omen Agency & IMIXX Present
Welcome To Atlanta
PreBirthdayBash Lituation
Wednesday June 13th
New Music Day Live & Unplugged
Hosted by @hot1079atl @ReecSwiney, YouTube Sensation @dominique_danie @heatseekersint COO @nyladyjae & Radio One Atl Indie Music Director & A&R @majicatl @authenticcaribbean #thecommissioner @redddreadatl
Alongside Special Surprise Guest Producers, A&R's & Labels
Special Guest Performances.....
707 Comedy Lounge
707 SW Hwy 138 Riverdale GA 30274
RED CARPET Starts at 8pm
VIP& early registration available & suggested .parking is FREE!!

Oowop The Don - DAY WONIN feat. Large Professor & Royal Flush

Oowop The Don returns to the game in elite form with authentic Queens support system fueled by The legendary Large Professor Of Main Source and the Governor of Flushing New York Hip Hop Icon Royal Flush. Oowop paints vivid picture of urban life in the every day hustle and the importance of your Day One family and friends to make it all work... Large Professor creates the perfect soundtrack to his lyrical movie as well as lends his vocal and infamous presence to the hook while Royal Flush sets the stage with an incredibly executed 16 bar massacre the platform and compliment owoop’s pro level performance . Day Wonin is a soon to be underground classic and head nod inducing vibe record for the times with all the lovable sensibilities of a 90’s Classic.

Grafh "Duppy Freestyle" (((AUDIO)))

Grafh, inspired by the rap battle between Drake & Pusha T, drops a freestyle on the Duppy beat. He expresses his love for competing in hip hop as a sport. More raw NY bars.

Therman Munsin Feat. AG Da Coroner & Johnny 3 Rounds "Come Correct" (Prod. By: Roc Marci)

Chris Rivers "Y'all Know Me" (((AUDIO)))

Apparently no track is safe from Mr. Chris Rivers. This week he freestyles over a Khardier Da God remake of 'There For You' a recently popular track from Fox's hit television show Star. Chris entitles his version Y'all Know Me as he boast about his undeniable presence in this rap game. Please share, re-post and enjoy!

Marz Money "In The Clutch" (Prod. By. Teddy Da Don )

"Let It Pass" song by Eli Gardiner (Virginia Rose)

Let It Pass · Eli Gardiner Virginia Rose ℗ 2017 Eli Gardiner Released on: 2017-09-18

How Dangerous Is China?

With the world's largest army, the second largest economy and a strong military alliance with Russia, China unquestionably has the might to match the most powerful in the world. But is China a risk to other nations? Find out as we ask the question, how dangerous is China?