Thursday, March 27, 2014

#TBT- 5th Child & Trumpcard (Kid Superfly) Featured On Idris Elba's Takers Movie Mixtape

This weeks #ThrowBackThursday post is from 2010 when 5th Child and partner-in-crime Trumpcard were featured on Idris Elba aka DJ Driis' Official Takers movie mixtape as Kid Superfly with their song "Relax." The song was also released on 5th Child's self-titled album in 2011. "Relax" is the 11th track on the mixtape and sandwiched in between cuts from Rick Ross, Raekwon, Inspectah Deck, and Blu. This was an AWESOME look! The track was produced by KLVN.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

5th Child Cameo On New MS Tourism Video

5th Child and frequent collaborator DJ Young Venom represented hip hop among blues and bluegrass legends on the new video promoting tourism in MS called Mississippi Homecoming. The video will be airing during commercial breaks throughout the southeast. This is a great look for not only 5th Child, but hip hop in general as it is being recognized as a genuine art form within the landscape of Mississippi music. Check out the video below... 

Mississippi Homecoming - Music from The Ramey Agency on Vimeo.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

5th Child's Official Video for "Circles" At the Crossroads Film Festival

(dir. by Christopher "Pencil" Windfield)

5th Child's "Run" Featured On Award-winning Documentary

5th Child's lead single "Run" from the album 5th Child was part of the soundtrack for the short film "Growing Our Own" by Phillip Scarbrough and Tom Beck about the William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation. The documentary has already won awards at the Oxford Film Festival and will soon be playing in the Madrid Film Festival in Spain. Because this film was aired previously on PBS it may possibly be accepted into the Emmy-awards ceremony!  Watch, share, and enjoy! (The song starts around the 18:42 mark).
'Growing Our Own' from Spot On Productions, LLC on Vimeo.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

5th Child- Motherless Child

When anxiety overcomes/ I'm fightin' it over drums/
Mama cryin' tears of joy at the sight of what I've become/
Blacks gunning over fights/ Whites fighting over guns/
But I'd rather be righteous than right when it's said and done/
You cheatin' the reaper when you surviving through the slums/
Where they takin' all the cake and slide icing on the crumbs/
Then they hand you a plate/ You start stuffing your face/
Wonderin' why dem belly full but to the hunger you succumb/
I guess that's why I'm getting numb/ and I ain't feelin' they opinions/
When you recognize the real it starts revealing the chameleons/
Used to pray over meals and now we're praying over millions/
'Cause the appetite for that rapper life is so appealing/
The kingdom's full of soldiers/ No such thing as civilians/
So let us in the door or else we're bringing down the buildin'/
It's moments like this when I-I get a feelin'/
Even if I'm not a star... I'm a star that shines brilliant/

Sunday, March 2, 2014

What I'm On Now: Toro y Moi's Anything In Return

Although I primarily make hip hop music, I find inspiration in all types of music. Lately, this has been the only thing I care to listen to. Apparently it's called "chillwave" but either way it's jamming. I first heard of Toro y Moi when I Shazam'd a song I heard in some department store or something. Then my homie DJ Young Venom had the vinyl copy of the album Anything in Return at his studio and after hearing a few more tracks I was completely sold. This album has been in HEAVY rotation everywhere I go. I've been playing it for everyone I know and they all dig it. You probably will too... Check it out... Toro y Moi- Anything in Return