Its them Holidays Cultural Holidays National Holidays Religious Holidays Its them holidays look forward to them days where you can rest and relax your soul working like a slave ORIGINALLY Known back in them olden days As a great holy day to stay at home and pray but religions gone astray Everybody working for their pay American people want to vaca living 9 to 5 all work no play Thats life in the USA Canada Calin For NIA Ireland Scotland and the UK Time to give thanks in the name of the banks
Its them Holidays Cultural Holidays National Holidays Religious Holidays What do I celebrate Is It love and passion for christ? With a christmas tree and some holly leaves all them red, green plastic and lights Not really how I choose it to be and I'll tell you actually why Cause when jesus christ was born I never got to meet that magical guy but I know I do have faith and I know how I feel inside I want peace for every man and woman from now to the end of time Think we all need to take a break to medita…
Original Release Date: November 22, 2010 A dream come true. I witnessed Gabby in NYC play this song live at Joes Pub. I was in awe watching her do the version of this song with her right hand man and a loop pedal. She looped her voices so that part at the end of this song where she's saying "Where all in this one together" it was a build up of all her different voices. Who knew that one day she would record this song in the studio and allow me to partake on a remix with Simpleton adding a bit of hip hop flava to the track. I think it already was my favorite song but with the bit I added to it I know it will go down in history as a moment where I got to live a dream of fully expressing myself through music honestly and with love. I hope you enjoy it. Here is the link. Peace and love and special thanks to Brett for making it happen.
Label: Gift Of The Gab Records / World Connection Copyright: (c) 2010 Duration: 5:41 minutes
Old Man look at my life I am a lot l like you were Old man You taught me to love with all my heart
Old man look at my life I am a lot like you were Old man You taught me to love with all my heart
Basically From my first day I was raised to be Living life courageously loving deep and sacredly Hate to me Was something that only came occassionally When my hearts home for compassion had that vacancy But it was just temporary delays and latency Your love would shine down like Sunrays on raisins be We just some raisins in the sun we can't wait to see the world like a paradise where everyone is what they believe and ain't afraid to be Whoever they aim to be Climb the highest mountain peak and listen to the angels speak I can hear it in the wind what you came to teach or get the lesson from within its the same to me Sometimes you would bring a friend or a stranger meets me at point of an ending when things complete three hundred sixty degrees and the same repeats we find love through the heardache and pain we seek
Have you ever walked under the Manhattan Bridge in Brooklyn's DUMBO looking for other musicians, producers and other people in the music industry trying to learn as much about music making they can, in order to do as much of it as they can? Last night along with my partner Mikyoung I found myself searching for a door within the infamous Rebar (a local watering hole in DUMBO) that would lead us to the area where the meetup called Netmix was taking place. A lil after 7pm around 10 "music makers" where gathering to discuss what we were facing as obstacles in our quest to make music and sharing ideas for others who were there to share similar ups and downs. The space was set up in a round table sort of way with snacks and drinks in order to be helpful and spark insights and information so everyone could leave expressing what they were doing, what they loved and didn't love about the process for the benefit of the whole group. Netmix even had two guest speakers who have …
A Change Will Come
A change will come (you know that I can't change a thing")
Life is it full of pain.
OR is it just me
being full again.
Consumed all I want
and then I pulled the pen,
out talking bout
all that's cruel within.
Deep down inside
I know I am the blame.
Duck down and hide
just cause I am ashamed.
To open my eyes
and find I am the same.
Just lusting for pride
in which I am contained.
The focus that I
know that I can bring,
would lift me up high
If I tried and aimed.
Although I realize
I decide the frame,
I picture my life
still confined and tame.
A lion in a cage
stuck in iron and chains.
An animal whose taught
that supplying the brain.
Is better than the instincts
that lie in veins
of the body and the soul
that I am dying to change. . . cause
A change will come (you know that I can't change a thing") Repeat 4x
I could change my perspective
But if I did it would change nothing about the way I really feel …
This past week I got to actually hang out with Gabby and Other Animals while they toured New York City. What a blast. I witnessed her and the drummer of the band who we called "And" after I mistakingly called him that one time. It became his new name and we laughed about it knowing we were just exited to be in NY and in good company. It was so much fun. CV is a part of Hotel Rivington's night bar/lounge where faces like P Diddy and Jay Z make appearances. The crowd was in a hush and then an uproar when they heard Gabby's astounding vocals. I got some footage of it below. It was a good sight for soar eyes here in New York where I feel the music can be predictable and dull. Gabby was vivid and humorous. She busted out a kazoo and actually had each and everyone humming and singing along before we knew what hit us.
Later on in the week Gabby took stage at Joes Pub where the impromto show at CV was afterward in no comparison. She h…
Breathe By Undakova
Connect to your breath It’s the best way to ease ya stress Leave the rest up to your intention Attention never wanders Staying focus upon the Present never on the Voices in ya head bringing drama Forces of the dead living horror Choices that were spread through ya karma Leaving you further away from Nirvana And the more that you relax and ease back you insight help you see the light From the floor tail bone to back chess neck to the head when you breathing right Comfort when you sleep at night No thoughts of the demon type Monsters in the midst that reduce your bliss prevent you from taking risk When its seeming like You close to your dreams , close to your goal Each moment you bring is molding your soul The more that you change the more you control From within ya frame a story unfolds You already told yourself Nobody knows til you grow yourself To the person that you wanna be Cause inside of you another seed And with the right condition you can change your reality all you needs to
Thinking too Much By Undakova Stop your brain from thinking, your pains and aching, by staying patient Watch how we sway the Nation, with a simple innovation Here’s what I am saying Is we need to cut the bond between the brain and what is wrong cause we dwell and no longer feel our best So put your mind at ease and all you have to do is breath into the beat and put the thinking to rest Though it ain’t that easy First step ya need to believe me Second check in your self seeking in deeply And stare like you peeping a TV Ok you got it Now that ya self is spotted. See if it helps with out it Just as a test no need to stress, You knows what’s best allow it To fade away and then decay pushing away Chaotic thoughts and of course neurotic ego, Forget about it The whole worlds thinking too much And those girls thinking too much And fella's thinking too much Probably its the reason cause we all lost touch I am saying Cause he be thinking too much And she be thinking too much And we be thinking too much Probably its the re…
They don’t really care about us By Undakova Mass destruction Then invasions Bombs erupting I don’t knowwww who to blame or What needs changing All I am thinking is They don’t really care about us
In gulfed in Exploitation Corruption I don’t knowww who to blame or What needs changing All I am saying is They don’t really care about us 17th century 21st century really doesn't matter if you are not writing the history In the end of it all when they mention we Will they mention you? Will they mention me?
Will they mention us? Will the picture be. . . A shot of you next to the words “victory”? I don’t think so, So you should listen see Because the only benefit that you’ll get to see Is the 9 digit social security The captain of the ship may still let the prisoners eat And just because you travel doesn’t mean that you really free Executives from Enron will still get to cheat The shareholders and workers from new companies And new corporation factories they calling green Alternating new natural sources of energy Bu…
Everything is going to work out By Undakova Feel it, let it be, and start To heal and say I am alright repeat 4 Yes everything is going to work out And all is well, all is well, all is well Yup Everything is going to work out And all is well Say I am all right (repeat 4x) Sometimes change is good We move to the next Journey in our life But still we are left With complex feelings and pain stored in our chest That hasn't been released or dealt with yet As time goes by some of us forget About the previous sadness, grief, and upsets we try our best to allieviate the stress Using alchohol, drugs, relationships and sex (Pause) A temporary fix yeah you guessed Emotional band-aids or a protective vest Still underneath lies the same mess A cesspool of unresolved pain from ya past How long will it last? This feelings ain't pretty So you resort to denial and stay busy In the city while you're working every day Using money but it doesn't make the pain go away Feel it, let it be, and start To heal and say I am…
Let it go By Undakova Let it go Let it go Let it go let it go In relationships let it go Don't try to control Let it go let it go
With in relationships one needs detachment I know you want to worry and show passion Believing that you don't care if you don't take action When you only forcing your outcomes to happen In most cases that prevents what you imagined from happened in the first place So you sad when you stuck handling the worst case Scenario Detach with love let it go Probably help your friendships to grow only God knows Let your spirit flow Your relationships are beautiful Especially when the feelings mutual And if its not and you feeling unusual Then learn to set a boundary so both of you could grow You got to love yourself That's something you should know And still love others Sisters and brothers Uncover the mysteries of God Let your higher power step in and stop working so hard
Play the song Let it go by Undakova by clicking the title in this sentence.
Parents Ain't always Right Louder Version
This song was inspired by a book I read recently. Check the music out and below are the words. Would love to hear your feedback. Parents Ain't Always Right
By Undakova Sometimes ya parents ain't always right 7x So be who you are you gotta live your life
Your parents did the best that they could
Using knowledge that they gained from their own childhood
It may seem now that they became adults
You could feel responsible for feelings they felt
Now hows that?
Trying to influence how you act
My mom makes me feel guilty if I don't call back
And that's a fact
But its moms. I love her to death so I stay calm
But its little things like this that over time cause harm
Don't follow your soul, heart or faith
Cause deep inside you might think that you'll make a mistake
And your parents will say «see I told you so»
Or «you're going to make me have a heart attack if you go»
Oh no its another guilt trip session
I hope your not old b…
Recently I met a girl from Lituania on the train and we laughed about how I didn't know how to write music out in note formation as she did. But then it became terribly sad but true that I really didn't know much about her country the Soviet Union at that. Why am I so stupid? Is it really because they taught nothing in school, is my brain lazy to learn new things and obtain information out there, or is it just common to be common in America? I still thought this video was funny. Hehehe.
I have to admit. My gut feeling is even if I was to be able to tell you exactly what the history behind the 4th of July was. Whose to say that what they taught or say in history books is even true. I wasn't there. I don't know why they truly fought. I know what I have heard but what the real reasons behind the fighting and independence although they already sound pretty good could be far from what was said and sold to us as truth. "They then…
It's bigger than Hip Hop. Who shot biggy smalls? These are questions that Dead Presidents asked hip hop in there song "Its bigger than Hip Hop" Well another MC that I am following on the web hipped me to some videos and from the looks of them "Its bigger than hip hop is definitely, well an understatement. I didn't know much about the Rothschilds but I guess this is a bit of some ones interpretation of their history and they compiled it for youtubers. See for yourself.
I really want you to know that this Saturday is going to be a big Andy Warhol celebration at the Brooklyn Museum. I am really excited to go see the Andy Warhol paintings and then party with live Djs playing 80s Pop and Hip Hop Classics. Its going to be a great scene and has already been written up by Village Voice, amNewYork, Paper Mag, Refinery29 and Time Out NY. its going to be FREE.
Mikyoung (my partner) an I danced the night away last fourth of July together at the Brooklyn Museum. This year we are inviting you and yours to experience the same atmosphere. Take a brief look and see for yourself what it will be like. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YauY55Micw Hope you enjoyed that video. Yep and this year its going to be even better. So why not join us? Did I mention that Its FREE
Another FREE event that is sure to raise your spirit is the hug of the one and only AMMA the Hugging Saint. AMMA is visiting New York from July 4-6 and giving hugs non stop from t…
In honor of all the males out there who are making a difference in the world; Being positive and good role models for those around them; Battling themselves each day and each moment to shine their best and brightest; Overcoming all obstacles and viewpoints that say they cannot be successful. May my Music inspire you To all the men out there passing down a legacy to the youth and communities they are a part of that says "yes I am a man I am not perfect but I will be a man and stand up for what is right in my heart" May my beats inspire you. To all those men who have inspired me to be the best man I could be. May you hear yourself in my sound Fathers of the world, unite, spread peace, and lets build a better future for the children. I offer you my legacy thus far. There is so much more I have to offer in this lifetime and here is a piece of my soul here in the present. Thank you for supporting my music and supporting my growth as a producer and song writer. May my creativity inspi…
Needle Through Brick movie trailer I just watched the Needle Through Brick movie late last night for free on Hulu.com. What an amazing documentary about the expansion of China and the lost of interest in traditional martial arts. Needle through Brick was about the fact that times have changed and we all are effected by globalization and the ebbs and flows of the new economies. Traditions and cultures are facing serious changes as well being that the people who practice them and keep them alive are changing with the times. The younger generations are following the new trends and learning as fast as technology is growing but in turn are they learning about there history and traditions as well? Well according to this documentary in china the ancient art of Martial arts and its masters are being left behind due to the lack of support of the society in which they were developed. From the perpective of the those who practiced the Kung Fu for years and year "People need to earn money, no…
Guess what? Akim Funk Buddha will be performing an Exciting Urban Dance Musical with elements of Waacking, Vouging, Breakdance, Waving, Locking, House, Martial Arts and more. Today at Summer Stage in the Von King Park area of Brooklyn you will witness the greatest show this spring. Akim's Summer Stage show will begin with a dance workshop at 7pm so get there early for sign up. Check out the details below.
The Flying Boom Box Akim Funk Buddha creates a fascinating musical and visual experience with this live interactive Urban Theatrical. The Flying Boom Box takes you along the passionate journey of a young Hip Hop artist growing up in NYC. When the trials of city life and peer pressure reveal, he finds sanctuary in his Boom Box. By chance he discovers that his Boom Box is ”magical” and by manipulating the electromagnetic field of sound waves from his tape deck, he can navigate himself through time. He travels back to A…
I was at 100B Graffiti shop in the Lower East Side talking to the one and only Mark Miller of President of the LES BID. (http://www.lowereastsideny.com/)Check the behind the scenes "undakova" inconspicuous interview.
What is the LES BID? The LES BID provides a variety of services to promote economic activity and improve the quality of life in the Lower East Side. Efforts are tailored toward assisting property owners and merchants who are in the Lower East Side Business District, and improving the quality of life in the community. Services include beautification efforts like street cleaning, graffiti removal, tree plantings, and holiday decorative lighting installations; economic development and business assistance in the form of storefront, security camera, and website development grants; and validated 3-hour free parking for shoppers, as well as discounted rates for merchants. The LES BID also markets the neighborhood…
I won't spoil the surprise of what company I will be working with but I recently got my music into a commercial that will be on television. Yay. Believe me when I tell you its the ish! Here are a few of the songs I created to be submitted for the commercial so you can get an idea of why I love what I do. Let me know which one you like the best.
BLOGGING LIVE FROM THE EVENT: This is a great conference set up of 3 panels.
PANEL 1: GETTING TO THE BUCKS David Rose - newyorkangels.com Jennifer Wright - ecoincorporated.com Don DiMartini - nybdc.com Pravina Raghavan - sba.gov Steve Kessler - scorenyc.org
PANEL 2: MAKING THE MOST OF TECHNOLOGY Rasu Jilani - cdtbk.com Jay Greenstein - ragnewyork.com Ben Kaufman - quirky.com Nelly Yusupova - digitalwoman.com Ramon Ray - smallbiztechnology.com
PANEL 3: PREPARING FOR THE TURNAROUND Jessica Johnson - johnsonsecuritybureau.com Lisa Price - carolsdaughter.com Sarah Endline - sweetriot.com Rob Walsh - nyc.gov/sbs Maria Gotsch - nycif.org
I am excited to hear more about Lisa Price which is a small business out of Brooklyn called Carol's Daughter. During the second panel of "making the most of technology" it was fun to hear the debate about where'd or not to create a business plan. Now I am goin to check out Rasu Jilani of Coup D' Etat and Nelly Yusupova of DigitalWoman.com.…
The Rapoet appears (performances, lectures, and workshops) at venues ranging from cafes to colleges, receiving praise from poets like Alice Walker ('08) and MCs like KRS ONE ('09). Recently, he performed at Yale University, hosted the Hartford Hip-Hop Festival with Rock Steady's Crazy Legs (Nov. '09), and continues leading workshops on positive self-expression for inner city youth.
IN my opinion Self Suffice is one of the best that ever did it in the LES. Check out his music here Self Suffice's Music
Wow who would of thought that inspiration could go on for this long and flow this far. I am excited to see what this song will bring into the world and hearts of many. Sometimes you just have to create and let the rest take care of itself one step at a time. What a blessing.
This Sunday I am going to be rocking out with some of the best in the Hip Hop Underground scene here in NYC and beyond. Check out the details.
Start Time: Sunday, May 2, 2010 at 8:00pm End Time: Monday, May 3, 2010 at 3:00am Location: Southpaw Street: 125 5th Avenue
THE BEATARDS are one of the dopest groups in NYC right now. Fresh off being a featured artist at 2010 SxSW many agree they are on the verge of BIG things. The three eclectic innovators: DJ O, Chuck Wild and UTK the INC, started the popular MIXTAPE RIOT! parties and continue to pump out bass heavy party style tunes using elements from many genres and their diverse backgrounds.
LOKI DA TRIXTA is always on the move, known for rocking all over the world and connecting with cutting edge musicians from Chile to Poland. In 2009 he released the EP Electrograph with a Polish producer as The Breadmakerz. This is his last show in NYC before leaving on a 3 month trip to India and Africa.
A spontaneous interview with SPAR occurred at 100B. Good look to SPAR and RICO of http://freshdreamsnyc.com/ for letting me record and share this moment with you. We was just chilling and taking it easy and hey now you can get in our conversation. Undakova Interview at 100B with Rico and SPAR
There are a limited of copies of the new Undakova Cd featuring the song “Dear Haiti” due to the recent performance at the International Hip Hop Festival at Trinity College. Be sure to get a copy of yours "Acknowledgement 365" CD sent to you from this link.
I would love to send you a personal acknowledgement for your participation in my life and assisting me in fulfilling my dreams. You deserve this CD as much as I deserve sending it to you.
Get your copy here.http://kunaki.com/sales.asp?PID=PX00WKFH33
Or email me at "firstname.lastname@example.org" and let me know where you would like me to mail your CD. Its that simple but its more important than ever so make it happen now.
This is what I do on Monday nights on some occasions when I am in the city. . . hilariousness, love and music. Its late, were tired, but we are a family and we keep going strong. 10yrs Happy Birthday to Mariella and Sin Sin. Peace to Rabbi D, Hired G, Milk Money, Broke MC, Dialect, ILLspoKinn, Archie, Chaz Kangas, Presence, Crazy E, Mikal, Tah Phrum Duh Bush, The beatboxer from Chec, Rogue Pop band, and crowd.
Self Suffice putting the footage together before the Trinity Hip Hop Festival performance. Undakova was laughing and helping Suffice get the back stage gitters out of his system. What you don't see about the MCs before they take the stage is the most comical. REspect to Self Suffice the Rapoet.