Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Sa-roc that ol Intergalactic HipHop

SA-ROC “STAR OF SIAM” (OFFICIAL VIDEO) produced by: sol messiah

Saroc the mc hails from the southeastern area of Washington DC, a city that’s a mashup of poverty stricken hoods, a strong radical movement, and a fierce loyalty to cultural preservation. This is the cocoon from which Saroc was birthed and bred. A product of Afrikan-centered parents, Saroc developed a rebel mentality from an early age. She grew up on the music of Jimi Hendrix, Gil Scott Heron, and Earth,Wind & Fire. Her musical soundtrack was a klash of sounds, from gogo, to rock, to hip hop. This foundation began an aural quest for different sounds and concepts in music. It wasn’t until 2002, when Saroc met Atlanta producer Sol Messiah, that she began her love affair with the mic. Armed with the lessons and musical genius of Sol Messiah, she developed a sound that was 1 part hood poetry, 2 parts otherworldly, and totally new and fresh. From subject matter ranging from melanin to pyramids, Saroc spits metaphysical ideas over melodic hip hop beats, seeking to fuse knowledge of self with great music. She seeks to create not just a couple of albums, but a full-fledged musical movement. A cultural griot, Saroc intends to reinstate the art of emceeing to its former glory, passing down the legacy 1 sixteen at a time.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Islam and the Solomonic Dynasty

Imperial Descent from the Prophet MuhammedSolomonic Dynasty
(Year indicates ascent to throne.)
Abdullah bin Muhammed al-Bakir
5th in descent from the Prophet
Musa al-uadim
Taji Allah
Nur Ahmed
Imam Nawr
Sani Allah
Zayn al-Kher
Nur Husayn
Shams ad-Din
Nur ad-Din
Dwa ad-Din
Imam Ali I
Imam Muhammed I
Imam Ahmad
Imam Muhammed II
Imam Lihan
Imam Ali II
Muhammad Ali (Mikael)
(died 1919)
(Princess) Sehin
(wed Janterar Asfa)
Empress Menen
(wed Haile Selassie)
1 Yekuno Amlak 1268
2 Yagbe'a Seyon 1285
3 Senfa Ar'ed 1294
4 Hezba Asgad 1295
5 Kedma Asgad 1296
6 Jin Asgad 1297
7 Saba Asgad 1298
8 Wedem Ar'ed 1299
9 'Amda Seyon I 1314
10 Newaya Krestos 1344
11 Newaya Maryam 1372
12 Dawit I 1382
13 Tewodros I 1411
14 Yeshak 1414
15 Endreyas 1429
16 Takla Maryam 1430
17 Sarwe Iyasus 1433
18 'Amda Iyasus 1433
19 Zara Ya'kob Constantine 1434
20 Ba'eda Maryam I 1468
21 Eskandar 1478
22 'Amda Seyon II 1494
23 Na'od 1494
24 Lebna Dengel Dawit II 1508
25 Galawdewos 1540
26 Minas 1559
27 Sarsa Dengel 1563
28 Yakob (1st reign) 1597
29 Za Dengel 1603
Ya'kob (2nd reign) 1604
30 Susenyos 1607
31 Fasiladas 1632
32 Yohannes I 1667
33 Isayu I 1682
34 Takla Haymanot I 1706
35 Tewoflos 1708
36 Yostos 1711
37 Dawit III 1716
38 Asma Giyorgis 1721
39 Iyasu II 1730
40 Iyo'as I 1755
41 Yohannes II 1769
42 Takla Haymanot II 1769
43 Salomon 1777
44 Takla Giyorgis (1st reign) 1779
45 Iyasu III 1784
Takla Giyorgis (2nd reign) 1788
46 Hezekiyas 1789
Takla Giyorgis (3rd reign) 1794
47 Be'ada Maryam II 1795
Takla Giyorgis (4th reign) 1795
48 Walda Salomon (1st reign) 1796
49 Yonas 1797
Takla Giyorgis (5th reign) 1798
Walda Salomon (2nd reign) 1799
50 Demetros (1st reign) 1799
Takla Giyorgis (6th reign) 1800
Demetros (2nd reign) 1800
51 'Egwala Seyon 1801
52 Iyo'as II 1818
53 Gigar (1st reign) 1821
54 Ba'eda Maryam III 1826
Gigar (2nd reign) 1826
55 Iyasu IV 1830
56 Gabra Krestos (1st reign) 1832
57 Sahla Dengel (1st reign) 1832
Gabra Krestos (2nd reign) 1832
Sahla Dengel (2nd reign) 1832
58 Yohannes III (1st reign) 1840
Sahla Dengel (3rd reign) 1841
Yohannes III (2nd reign) 1850
Sahla Dengel (4th reign) 1851
59 Tewodros II 1855
60 Takla Giyorgis II 1868
61 Yohannes IV 1871
62 Menelik II (of Shewa) 1889
63 Iyasu 1913
64 Empress Zauditu 1916
65 Haile Selassie

Imperial and Traditional Ranks and Titles
Recognized by the Crown
His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie I and Her Majesty Empress MenenBorn as Tafari Makonnen in 1892, he married Woyzero Menen, the daughter of Emperor Menelik II and granddaughter of Negus Mikael of Wollo, in 1911. By becoming Ras, Tafari became the focus of the Christian majority's approval, over Menelik's grandson, Lij Iyasu, who succeeded, de facto, to the Throne in 1911. Emperor Menelik had suffered a series of strokes and his wife, Empress Taitu, effectively retained considerable power through Ras Tessemma, whom Menelik had named as Regent in 1909, until the faction surrounding Lij Iyasu effectively took power, pushing EmpressEmpress Taitu and Menelik IITaitu into house arrest. Iyasu (sometimes referred to as Yasu) was never crowned, and he was alleged to have converted to Islam, although this was never documented. He did, however, have an illustrious lineage, not only through the Solomonic bloodline, but also made a significant claim to the bloodline of the Prophet Mohammed, in effect making him and the current bloodline of Haile Selassie sharifs - descendants of the Prophet - as well as descendants of King Solomon. Burke's Royal Families of the World, Volume II, stated that Iyasu had in fact converted to Islam16. In any event, the possibility of the conversion, and the belief that it had occurred, was sufficient to cause unremitting opposition from the Church. He had proven, in any event, incapable of ruling the Empire. Menelik's daughter, Zauditu, was made Empress (Negeste-Negestate) on condition that she separated from her husband, whom the Shoan nobility distrusted, and that her cousin, Tafari Makonnen - who was married to Iyasu's niece - became Regent.17

Iyasu's father attempted to rally support for his son, but his forces were defeated militarily and he died in captivity. Lij Iyasu was himself arrested in 1921 and some years later died in custody. But during his period, uncrowned, in office, Lij Iyasu took a stand in Ethiopia's international relations which was contrary to the approach which his grandfather would have taken, and one markedly different from that taken by other Ethiopian leaders of the time: he supported the Axis powers... Germany and Turkey in particular - against the Allies during World War I.

Iyasu was never crowned as Negus or Negusa Negest ze Ethiopia, and his only formal title was Lij, itself an honorific to connote that he was born of noble blood. But his bloodline was clear, and he was always referred to as "Lord" (Abetu) when addressed during his period at the helm of affairs. [The title Abetu had, at the end of the 17th Century and in the early 18th Century, been a title of authority by itself; the first ruler of nominally sovereign Shoa was called Abetu.] The title Abetu (to mean "Lord") would never be used to address a noble of other rank, as the title "lord" would be used in Britain, where a marquis, Empress Zawdituearl, viscount or baron are rightfully addressed as "lord".

With the disintegration of the Iyasu administration, Ras Tafari Makonnen was named heir and Regent in 1917, but did not ascend the throne as Negus until 1928 and did not become Emperor until the death of Empress Zauditu in November 1930. He then took the name "Haile Selassie" (meaning "Might of the Holy Trinity") as his throne name. And he became the fourth Imperial monarch to hold his court in Addis Ababa - meaning "New Flower" in Amharic... the city founded by Emperor Menelik in 1896.

His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie I and Her Majesty Empress Menen

We have revealed by divine decree that Haile Selassie is a descendant of the ancient of days; he is a descendant of Anu and Enki from the Sumerian texts, the Lords of the Mothership Nibiru, Planet X or Twelfth Planet [See Wisdom of the Rastafari, Maya and Dogon]. He married Queen Menen, who was a relative, a descendant of the Prophet Muhammad [see chart above] in the royal tradition, their union esoterically brought peace to the tribes, a restoration of the old; we see here that Islam and Rastafari is one, [seeFire in Dub]. Selassie could not speak openly at that time of him being the Christ, so he said he worshipped Jesus which was in essence himself we have revealed for the first time ever the sacred and guarded truth of the kings. This has been a message to the many orders of the Rastafari movement. Concerning the bible it is allegory, metaphor and similes and every noun has a deeper level of meaning. The character Jesus, was created by the kings to depict moral truths, Jesus is a myth. Over 50,000 years ago, the Anunnaki came to Earth and at Egypt built the great pyramid and among many things used it as an observatory to record astronomical data. From the movements of the stars came the story of Jesus; case and point, the three stars in Orion's Belt are the three wise men point to the birthplace of the character Jesus - Sirius, the manger [See Wisdom Rastafari, Maya and Dogon]. It is time the Rastafari movement do their homework, see The Thirteen Commandments of Rastafari and know that whites are not and cannot be Rastafari for it is written

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Mos Def & Talib Kweli over DUBS

Max Tannone continues his streak of awesome mash-up albums with his newest release, Mos Dub. At the title suggests, this is a mash-up of the work of Mos Def with reggae and dub songs. Like his previous mash up project, Jaydiohead, Max Tannone’sMos Dub doesn’t sound like a mash-up, and I mean that in the best possible way. It’s as if the original songs were created for the purpose of putting together this album. Each song is seamless.
Check out Mos Dub website, some other mixtapes are also available. Thanks Max!

The best part is that this Mos Dub mixtape is available for free! Download Mos Dub HERE!
And the instrumentals are available as well. Download Mos Dub Instrumentals HERE!

Dub Kwelidownloaddownload instrumentals

Released in August 2010, Dub Kweli is the sequel to Mos Dub. It features hip-hop artist Talib Kweli rapping against a backdrop of dubbed out reggae beats. Dub Kweli has since been bootlegged on vinyl.

(re-post) well needed Yabby You - Jesus Dread 1972-1977


Yabby You - Jesus Dread 1972-1977
Label: Blood And Fire, 1997
Record date: 1972-77
Album style: Deejay, Dub, Instrumental, Lee Library, Roots, Tubby, Vocals

b. Vivian Jackson, 14 June 1949, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies. Yabby acquired his nickname from the drawn-out, chanting refrain on his 1972 debut single, "Conquering Lion": "Be You, Yabby Yabby You". Despite courting controversy in his repudiation of Rastafarian godhead Haile Selassie, in favour of a personalized form of Christianity, his output throughout the 70s and early 80s nonetheless rarely deviated far from the orthodox Rastafarianism typically expressed at the time. As leader of the Prophets (additional personnel at various times included Alric Forbes, Dada Smith, Bobby Melody and the Ralph Brothers), Yabby recorded a remarkable series of roots reggae classics, including "Jah Vengeance", "Run Come Rally", "Love Thy Neighbours", "Valley Of Jehosaphat", "Judgement On The Land", "Fire In Kingston", "Chant Down Babylon' and many others, mostly appearing on his own Vivian Jackson and Prophets labels in Jamaica.

One of the most crucial B&F compilations, if also one of the most obsessive - no less than five versions of 'Jah Vengeance', for instance, follow the original at the close of the first CD. This is one reason why it's so great though - few other collections give you the chance to see rhythms evolving into so many amazingly diverse and subtle new forms, especially in Tubby's hands. Dillinger's version of the Vengeance rhythm, 'Freshly', is probably the deepest bit of dub Tubby ever produced, absolute genius and well worth the admission price by itself.

Disk 1:
1. Yabby U - Love Thy Neighbour
2. Yabby U - Conquering Lion
3. Tommy McCook & Vin Gordon - Fisherman Special
4. Big Youth & Yabby U - Yabby Youth
5. King Tubby - Big Youth Fights Against Capitolism
6. Yabby U - Covetous Man
7. Yabby U - Run Come Rally
8. Lee Perry - Rally Dub
9. Yabby U - Anti Christ
10. Dicky Burton - God Is Watching You
11. Augustus Pablo & Yabby U - Pablo Dread In A Red
12. King Tubby - King Tubby's Rock (Dub)
13. Prophets - Warn The Nation
14. King Tubby - Honey Dub
15. Yabby U - Carnal Mind
16. Yabby U - Love Of Jah
17. King Tubby - Love Of Jah Version
18. Yabby U - The Man Who Does The Work
19. Yabby U - Jah Vengeance
20. Tommy McCook - Revenge
21. Dillinger - Freshly
22. Tappa Zukie - Natty Dread On The Mountain Top
23. Trinity - Gwan Anf Lef Me
24. King Tubby - Tubby's Vengeance
25. Tommy McCook - Death Trap

Disk 2:
1. Wayne Wade - Man Of The Living
2. King Tubby - King Tubby's Special
3. Wayne Wade - Lord Of Lords
4. King Tubby - Lord Dub
5. Errol Alphonso - Chant Jah Victory
6. King Tubby - Jah Victory Dub
7. Yabby U - Walls Of Jerusalem
8. King Tubby - Jerusalem Dub
9. Prophets & Trinity - King Pharoah's Plague (Vocal & Dj)
10. Tommy McCook - Plague Of Horn
11. King Tubby - King Pharoah Dub
12. Trinity & Dillinger - Jesus Dread
13. Prophets & Trinity - Chant Down Babylon (Vocal & Dj)
14. King Tubby - Chanting Dub
15. Tommy McCook - Hornsman Chant
16. Yabby U - Fire In A Kingston
17. King Tubby - Fire Dub
18. Yabby U - Judgement On The Land
19. King Tubby - Repatriation Rock
20. Yabby U - Deliver Me From My Enemies
21. Michael Rose - Born Free (Extended Mix)
22. King Tubby - Love Thy Neighbour Version

Producer: Yabby You, Trinity, Fat Man
Mixing Engineer: King Tubby, Phillip Smart, Prince Jammy, Lee Perry
Drums: Leroy Horsemouth Wallace, Carlton Davis, Sly Dunbar, Ben Bow
Bass: Clinton Fearon, Robbie Shakespeare, Aston Barrett
Guitar: Earl Chinna Smith, Albert Griffiths, Bertram Ranchie McLean
Piano: Bernard Touter Harvey, Augustus Pablo
Organ: Aston Barrett, Pablo Black, Earl Wire Lindo, Bagga Walker
Trombone: Vin Gordon
Saxophone: Tommy McCook
Trumpet: Bobby Ellis
Fife: Richard Hall
Percussions: Uziah Sticky Thompson, Bunny Wailer
Melodica: Augustus Pablo
Recording Studio: Black Ark (Kingston, JA), Channel One (Kingston, JA), Dynamic Sounds (Kingston, JA)
Mixing Studio: King Tubby's (Kingston, JA)

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