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Love is an Action. Love is the Answer. Love is the Movement.

Staying Underground prsnts,Mistah Rapsey // All Love (The Movement) 

Release yourself from the grip of sleep & stay woke. All of us need you.
Setlist 1. Missing Hito - Hold Me 2. Erykah Badu - Window Seat 3. Jesse Boykins III - Light To Dark 4. Madlib - All Love (The Movement) 5. Amy Winehouse - Some Unholy War 6. Bob Marley & The Wailers - Soul Rebel 7. MATAS & Edo Lee - Likewise 8. Taylor McFerrin - Decisions (Ft. Emily King) 9. Gabrieal Garzon Rodriguez - Keep On Running 10. Little Simz - Devour [Prod. by Jakwob] 11. Sub Luna City - She Whispered In My Ear 12. Chuk Le Garcon - Goo 13. Sean Price - Brokest Rapper 14. Losco. - Scriptina 15. Mo Kolours - Child’s Play 16. SNKA - Keep It Away (Ft. Adjaman) 17. Ego Ella May - Nature (Outro) [Prod. by IAMNOBODI] 18. Juno Akasawa - Lefside 19. Dungeon Family - Follow The Light 20. John Lee Hooker - Champagne & Reefer 21. Pete Rock - Midnight And You 22. Jublet - Name Change 23. ESTA. - Round’ The City (Ft. Michelle Win) 24. Lee Scratch Perry - Dub Along
Photo credit: Lee Jeffries

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Staying Underground prsnts,
Mistah Rapsey // All Love (The Movement

Release yourself from the grip of sleep & stay woke. All of us need you.

Setlist
1. Missing Hito - Hold Me
2. Erykah Badu - Window Seat
3. Jesse Boykins III - Light To Dark
4. Madlib - All Love (The Movement)
5. Amy Winehouse - Some Unholy War
6. Bob Marley & The Wailers - Soul Rebel
7. MATAS & Edo Lee - Likewise
8. Taylor McFerrin - Decisions (Ft. Emily King)
9. Gabrieal Garzon Rodriguez - Keep On Running
10. Little Simz - Devour [Prod. by Jakwob]
11. Sub Luna City - She Whispered In My Ear
12. Chuk Le Garcon - Goo
13. Sean Price - Brokest Rapper
14. Losco. - Scriptina
15. Mo Kolours - Child’s Play
16. SNKA - Keep It Away (Ft. Adjaman)
17. Ego Ella May - Nature (Outro) [Prod. by IAMNOBODI]
18. Juno Akasawa - Lefside
19. Dungeon Family - Follow The Light
20. John Lee Hooker - Champagne & Reefer
21. Pete Rock - Midnight And You
22. Jublet - Name Change
23. ESTA. - Round’ The City (Ft. Michelle Win)
24. Lee Scratch Perry - Dub Along

Photo credit: Lee Jeffries

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High Klassified // Hyrule Kastle

Everyone take a second to appreciate how much beautiful art the residents of Montreal are creating for the world.

Noisey Canada prsnts,the Mistah Rapsey - “Eh List”
Every track is either produced by or featuring a “Canadian” artist and Jim Carrey’s “Unnatural Act” is sampled throughout.
via stayingunderground
tracklist1. MusoNi - Rainbow Perspective2. High Klassified - Essence3. Phil Sparkz & High Klassified - Behind Bars4. Da-P - Phantasy5. Più Più - W/O [Prod. by Ryan Hemsworth]6. EKALI - Unfaith7. KAYTRANADA - Holy Hole Inna Donut8. A L L I E - Maharajah [Prod. by Elaquent]9. KAYTRANADA - Leave Me Alone (Ft. Shay Lia)10. Elaquent - The Journey11. TallBoy - Edibles12. AstroLogical - Delerium13. TallBoy - Lunar Landing14. WYLN - Want You15. bsd.u - her smile16. Dr.M∆D - My Word17. Dr.M∆D - {.space i∆L[way]}18. Kid Koala - Nerdball19. The Loop Pilot - Petrol Harbour20. Nottz - I Do It For Yawl (Ft. Kardinal Offishall)21. Method Man - Never Hold Back (Ft. E3 & Saukrates)22. The Celestics - Black Mozart (Ft. Green Hypnotic)23. KAYTRANADA - Black Mozart (Instrumental)
You can support my life by following me and reposting this mix on SoundCloud. One Love!
habeebullah - I’d tune in, if I were you!

Noisey Canada prsnts,
the Mistah Rapsey - “Eh List

Every track is either produced by or featuring a “Canadian” artist and Jim Carrey’s “Unnatural Act” is sampled throughout.

via stayingunderground

tracklist
1. MusoNi - Rainbow Perspective
2. High Klassified - Essence
3. Phil Sparkz & High Klassified - Behind Bars
4. Da-P - Phantasy
5. Più Più - W/O [Prod. by Ryan Hemsworth]
6. EKALI - Unfaith
7. KAYTRANADA - Holy Hole Inna Donut
8. A L L I E - Maharajah [Prod. by Elaquent]
9. KAYTRANADA - Leave Me Alone (Ft. Shay Lia)
10. Elaquent - The Journey
11. TallBoy - Edibles
12. AstroLogical - Delerium
13. TallBoy - Lunar Landing
14. WYLN - Want You
15. bsd.u - her smile
16. Dr.M∆D - My Word
17. Dr.M∆D - {.space i∆L[way]}
18. Kid Koala - Nerdball
19. The Loop Pilot - Petrol Harbour
20. Nottz - I Do It For Yawl (Ft. Kardinal Offishall)
21. Method Man - Never Hold Back (Ft. E3 & Saukrates)
22. The Celestics - Black Mozart (Ft. Green Hypnotic)
23. KAYTRANADA - Black Mozart (Instrumental)

You can support my life by following me and reposting this mix on SoundCloud. One Love!

habeebullah - I’d tune in, if I were you!

new mix dropping today.

been sitting on this one for a month..

Staying Underground

Mara TK // Run

Intrepid Kiwi music-maker Mara TK cooks up a soulful, free-spirited two-track EP, Taniwhunk, with deeply magnetic results. Here is as authentic a listen as you are likely to get all year, experimental, challenging, enriching music without polished edge or tiresome brand-building edifice. Taniwhunk is 21st century Maori music - music with something to say…everything to say.

..so soulful

MISTAH RAPSEY | LOOKING FOR MAGIC [141]

A magic mix dedicated to the beautiful flower tribe. Stay blooming.

Setlist
1. SimilarObjects - Dawn (All Alone)
2. SimilarObjects - lookingforthemagic (Ft. June Marieezy & Loquela)
3. Portico Quartet - Steepless (Kaytranada Remix)
4. Alina Baraz & Galimatias - Make You Feel
5. Koda & Bijou - There
6. Feverkin - Coiled Corner (ft. Bijou)
7. Ari Lennox - Honey
8. Melodiesinfonie - The Heart
9. Iota - Ruby (Iota X M∆T∆S)
10. Erykah Badu - On and On (M∆T∆S refix)
11. NeguimBeats - Touch the Soul
12. Giyo - Parisian Girl
13. mivf - sweet dreams (Ft. Alya Breve)
14. Jublet - Not Yet
15. Foner - Trying To Find A Balance
16. Dpat - Atlas
17. Freddie Joachim - The Garden
18. Feverkin - Of The Wrist
19. Mizan - Anxious (Aei Remix)
20. Drake - Too Much (GXNXVS Remix) (Feat. Sampha)
21. Sango - BB Don’t Cry (It’s Gon’ Be Ok)
22. Foner - Sea
23. Spacedtime - On The Wind
24.  - XXX88 ft. Diplo (Joe Hertz Remix)
25. Beatboxbandit - Hermosilla
26. Dot - Sunday Morning

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My bae and her bae. #yesterday

My bae and her bae. #yesterday

Ari’s (Kinda Gay) Guide to Oakland

My friend Ari Fitz made a guide to Oakland featuring Alfie and myself.

Ras_G // Live From Spacebase vol.2

"Back On The Planet with another edition of ‘Live from Spacebase’ where I share stuff I vibe out to. I’ve got some exclusive Sun Ra in the set, played some Thundercat, Eagle Nebula!, Georgia Anne, Holy Smoke (Jae and Zeroh) and some other stuff you will just be shazaming anyway (yea u haha) shout out to the Grand Visualizer Of The A.S.P. Back to the beats…" _Ras_G RECORDED. OCT 2013

Have you heard Spacebase vol.1?

Alfie x Thomas x Nida [photo cred. Ari Fitz]
this has been one of the most beautiful weekends of my life. 

Alfie x Thomas x Nida [photo cred. Ari Fitz]

this has been one of the most beautiful weekends of my life. 

NiceGuyxVinny x Mistah Rapsey 
last night after the secret location show.

(photo cred. Ari Fitz)

NiceGuyxVinny x Mistah Rapsey 

last night after the secret location show.

(photo cred. Ari Fitz)

Going to this tonight with Ari Fitz and my bae. 
Arnold #TYBG
Dave Luxe MTL in the building
NiceGuyxVinny Soulection
Harris Cole He’s 17 years old!

Going to this tonight with Ari Fitz and my bae

Arnold #TYBG

Dave Luxe MTL in the building

NiceGuyxVinny Soulection

Harris Cole He’s 17 years old!

SHABAZZ PALACES // #CAKE

Official video from Lese Majesty.

Melo-Zed // About [her]

Melo-Zed is one of my favorite recent discoveries. This beat I presume is about Lauryn Hill and it’s real nice. He follows my soundcloud and if you follow this tumblr you should too. I repost all my discoveries on the daily, plus you’ll be the first to hear my new mixes. 

Steps to becoming a "white Ally" in the aftermath of the Michael Brown murder

1. Learn about the racialized history of Ferguson and how it reflects the racialized history of America.

Michael Brown’s murder is not a social anomaly or statistical outlierIt is the direct product of deadly tensions born from decades of housing discrimination, white flight, intergenerational poverty and racial profilingThe militarized police response to peaceful assembly by the people mirrors what happened in the 1960s during the Civil Rights Movement.

2. Reject the “he was a good kid” narrative and lift up the “black lives matter” narrative.

Be mindful, political and socially aware with your language. Notice how the mainstream news outlets are using words like riot and looting to describe the uprising in Ferguson. What’s happening is not a riot. The people are protesting and engaging in a justified rebellion. They have a righteous anger and are revolting against the police who have terrorized them for years.

4. Understand the modern forms of race oppression and slavery and how they are intertwined with policing, the courts and the prison industrial complex.

We don’t enslave black people on the plantation cotton fields anymore. Now we lock them up in for profit prisons at disproportionate rates and for longer sentences for the same crimes than white people. And when they are released, they are second class citizens stripped of voting rights and denied access to housing, employment and education. Mass incarceration is The New Jim Crow.

5. Examine the interplay between poverty and racial equity.

The twin pillar of racism is economic injustice but do not use class issues to trump race issues and avoid the racism conversation. While racism and class oppression are tangled together in this country, the fact remains that the number one predictor of prosperity and access to opportunity is race.

6. Diversify your media.

Be intentional about looking for and paying close attention to diverse voices of color on the tv, on the internet and on the radio to help shape your awareness, understanding and thinking about political, economic and social issues. Check out ColorlinesThe Root or This Week in Blackness to get started.

7. Adhere to the philosophy of nonviolence as you resist racism and oppression. 

Dr. Martin Luther King advocated for nonviolent conflict reconciliation as the primary strategy of the Civil Rights Movement and the charge of His Final Marching OrdersEast Point Peace Academy offers online resources and in person training on nonviolence that is accessible to all people regardless of ability to pay.

8. Find support from fellow white allies.

Challenge and encourage each other to dig deeper, even when it hurts and especially when you feel confused and angry and sad and hopeless, so that you can be more authentic in your shared journey with people of color to uphold and protect principles of antiracism and equity in our society. Go to workshops like Training for Change’s Whites Confronting Racism or European Dissent by The People’s Institute. Attend The White Privilege Conference or the Facing Raceconference. Some organizations offer scholarships or reduced fees to help people attend if funding is an issue.

9. If you are a person of faith, look to your scriptures or holy texts for guidance.

Seek out faith based organizations like Sojourners and follow faith leaders that incorporate social justice into their ministry. Ask your clergy person to address antiracism in their sermons and teachings. If you are not a person of faith, learn how the world’s religions view social justice issues so that when you have opportunity to invite people of faith to also become white allies, you can talk with them meaningfully about why being a white ally is supported by their spiritual beliefs.

10. Don’t be afraid to be unpopular.

As a white ally, you are not limited to being reactionary and only rising up to stand on the side of justice when black people are being subjected to violence very visibly and publicly. Moments of crisis do not need to be the catalyst because taking action against systemic racism is always appropriate because systemic racism permeates nearly every institution and community in this country. Some ideas for action: organize a community conversation about the state of police-community relations* in your neighborhood, support leaders of color by donating your time or money to their campaigns or causes, ask the local library to host a showing and discussion group about the documentary RACE – The Power of an Illusion, attend workshops to learn how to transform conflict into opportunity for dialogue. Gather together diverse white allies that represent the diversity of backgrounds in your community. Antiracism is not a liberals only cause. Antiracism is a movement for all people, whether they be conservative, progressive, rich, poor, urban or rural.

12. Don’t give up.

We’re 400 years into this racist system and it’s going to take a long, long, long time to dismantle these atrocities. The antiracism movement is a struggle for generations, not simply the hot button issue of the moment. Transformation of a broken system doesn’t happen quickly or easily. You may not see or feel the positive impact of your white allyship in the next month, the next year, the next decade or even your lifetime. But don’t ever stop. Being a white ally matters because your thoughts, deeds and actions will be part of what turns the tide someday. Change starts with the individual.

By Janee Woods