Articles tagged with: killer mike
Edward M. Garnes, Jr. coined Anthony David “the Bill Withers of hip-hop soul” well over a decade ago. In the time following his penning of David’s print debut, the respected scribe and genre-blurring soul man have forged a bond based on mutual respect and a deep love of the arts. Now, the talented artists are joining forces for an unabashed series of campus dialogues entitled Sweet Tea Ethics. Specifically targeting college students, the interactive sessions will confront hot bed issues and also feature lively freestyles on topics posed by audience members. Official tour dates TBA.
In an exclusive interview with From Afros To Shelltoes, Killer Mike and Fahamu Pecou explain how their artistic love fest will change the game.
Over a decade ago, award winning journalist Ed Garnes scored a musical coup writing the print debut of Decatur Duchess Divinity Roxx, Beyonce’s resident bass diva whose guitar licks and spit fire rhymes have won industry stamps of approval and an adoring international fan base. Divibaby shows From Afros To Shelltoes some love with an exclusive track, feat Killer Mike and Hustle Boy, from her upcoming release Roxx Boxx.
15 Project Spreadlove Mashup Feat Fahamu Pecou DJ Kemit Spry Lee Scott Killer Mike Funnel Cake Flowers
Dec 17: When two dope events collide, the results are damn near unfair. From Afros To Shelltoes play cousins Fahamu Pecou and DJ Kemit present a mashup of Pecou’s late night talk show, The 15 Project, and Kemit’s musical wonderland, Spread Love. Featured guests include Celeb Stylist Spry Lee Scott, Urban Chameleon News Reporter Funnel Cake Flowers, and Rap Icon Killer Mike.
From Afros To Shelltoes play cousin and Grammy Award winning artist/activist Killer Mike speaks from the heart at Troy Davis rally in Jackson, GA.
Artist/counselor/filmmaker Neycha, whose psycho-educational documentary The ReMixed Mind: Crossfaders, Visionaries and other Revolutionaries [TRM] takes therapy from the couch to masses, has recently wet the whistle of audiences thirsty for her mix of brutal honesty and human transformation by releasing excerpts of her sit down with heady hip hop icon Killer Mike. From freestyle sessions on the playgrounds of Collier Heights Elementary School to his activist leanings as a student leader at Frederick Douglass High School, Mike has long represented a combative spirituality fusing hip hop theology with southern fried candor. Peep him break down the politics of fear and expanding personal possibility.
Fahamu Pecou, Killer Mike, Neycha, and Shannon McCollum will question, comment and dialogue about the popularization of certain trends and social behaviors celebrated within black male culture such as “saggin”. They will discuss the inherent social commentary made by this fashion statement as well as the proliferation of celebrated negative behaviors within black male youth culture.
Award winning writer, activist, and counselor Edward M. Garnes, Jr., founder of From Afros To Shelltoes, brings his “Sweet Tea Ethics” to an uncensored documentary film entitled The reMixed Mind: Crossfaders, Visionaries & other Revolutionaries starring Joi Gilliam, stic man( dead prez), Killa Mike, Dionne Farris Jason Orr, Shannon McCollum, Lil John Roberts, Fahamu Pecou, DJ Kemit, Rich Medina, Ndea Davenport, and others.
In this episode of Sweet Tea Ethics, Ed Garnes, Killer Mike, Dr. Cornel West, Clifton West discuss market forces, hip hop, and why you won’t hear dead prez or Phonte on the radio.