Monday, November 29, 2010

God Bless Ruby Red

One of the most humble, most dedicated and most talented dancers to ever put on a pair of shoes and get busy! Enjoy the below interview of RUBY RED..she will join me in Tokyo on Dec 4th to shoot some videos for the Ryu Black album and the DJ Tomoko album




Reggae Dancehall Queen, Ruby Red stands out from the crowd with her crimson locks swishing through the air as she moves it and grooves it. Teaching her students the hottest combination to the hottest reggae beat she attacks the dance floor, with so much energy it’s hard not to get hyped just by watching her. Aside from her vibrantly colored hair, and insane skill, Ruby Red stands out as one of the very few choreographers in Taiwan who dedicate their talents to promoting and inspiring Reggae culture in her country. As a relatively underground scene in the vast country, where pop, electronica, classical, and hip hop rule the airwaves and dancefloors, Ruby Red’s love of Reggae and Dancehall is rare, but much welcomed in the every increasing Global Village of music and dance. She’s so dope, Reggae artist Lyrikill made a song especially for her, and she in turn cranked out a bad-ass routine to go with it! Currently, Ruby Red is teaching classes in Taiwan for any who’s interested in learning, and her youtube channel has many samples of her work. After watching just two of her videos, I so impressed by her overall talent that I asked RubyRed if she’d be so kind as to answer a few questions with me. Read on for her interview:


Tiffny: When did you first become interested in Dancehall and Reggae?

Ruby Red: When I was 21 years-old.

Tiffny: Do you do other styles of dance?

Ruby Red: Yes!! I do, my basic is hip-hop, and then I went to jazz, popping, break dance, a little krump…all dance styles are good to learn….

T: How is the Reggae scene in Taiwan?

R: Well, it’s not too good for now. [It's] still new for Taiwan, so I’m working hard for Taiwan to know and love it.

T: You teach Reggae and Dancehall classes on a regular basis in Taiwan. Do you also travel and teach workshops around the world?

R: No!! I didn’t get chance to travel or teach workshops around the world, but, i hope so…it’s my dream. So, please if anyone interest about Ruby Red, you can link up with me. Thank u^^



T: Who’s your favorite artist to choreograph to?

R: I don’t get chance to chreograph any artist, but if my dream is choreograph for Sean Paul or Elephant Man.

T: Who is your favorite artist to listen to?

R: For Reggae Dancehall: LADY SAW, Mavado, Alaine, Bounty Killer, Elephant Man…

T: Do you have any favorite choreographers?
R: Jae Blaze and Tanisha Scott

T: Have you ever thought of putting up tutorials on youtube of some of your more popular routines?
R :I’m starting to plan to do more promotion about it now. Like a “Taiwanese Dancehall Chanel”.
T: How have your friends and family reacted to your choice become a reggae dancer?

R: mmmmm….not real.



T: You have a blog to introduce Reggae dancehall to people in Taiwan. Can you tell us about it?

R: Yes!! Taiwan is still like a piece of blank sheet of paper and completely doesn’t have any communication for reggae dancehall like culture, music, dance….even to go for a record. It’s also very difficult find a Reggae record here, dance world too, so I hoped that this blog may let Taiwan understand the thunder clever culture and Jamaica’s personal thing.

T: Do you ever get nervous before a performance?

R: Always!!

T: What is your favorite thing about being on stage?

R: Share new feelings, new creativity, and new soul for the audience.



T: What is your favorite thing about teaching?

R:Seeing students enjoy my routine and really learn stuff from me and share a lot of about dance mind.

T: If you couldn’t dance anymore, are there any other passions of yours that you would love to explore?

R:Yes! I would love to see more new talent to going on. Training more new talent. Atleast I’m still in the world.

T: Lastly, what is your hope and dream for the dance community in Taiwan?
R:My wish is Taiwanese dancers can be more international. I hope [that] around the world, [people] can see Taiwanese dancers like that.



Ruby Red on Youtube | Ruby Red on Myspace | Ruby Red’s Blog (in Chinese)
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I want to thank Ruby Red again, for taking the time out of her busy schedule to answer these questions! Everyone check out Ruby Red’s youtube channel for the latest on her dance vids! You won’t be disappointed! –Tiffny!

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Thursday, November 25, 2010

YUME FEST RECAP



ORIGINALLY POSTED BY TASTY KEISH OF SOCIETY HAE..click below for full review



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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Show at Shibuya GAME

This Friday I rock with DJ Tomoko and Ucca Laugh!


2010.11.26(fri)
FRUITY FRIDAY



FRUITY FRIDAY
渋谷に突如登場!週末のマチガイナイPARTY!!
DJ YUKIJIRUSHI, DJHIRAKATSUをレジデントとし渋谷等で活躍中の
若手、中堅DJをピックアップ。

LIVEにはなんとあの DOBERMAN INC.

そして...


今、マジで業界大注目の AKLO、YINGYANG、FRG、
@djtomoko n Ucca-Laugh、Mecagozilla


と奇跡の布陣を見逃すな!!!

さらに今回はダンサーを入れての大スペシャル
今週金曜日は皆で(東急ハンズ前)THE GAMEに集合〜!!


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OPEN/START:22:00
DOOR:\2500 W/F\2000
W1DRINK


FRUITY DJ's
YUKIJIRUSHI
HIRAKATSU
primestyle
ACQUA
ORiY
TAKAMI
WAXXXRUB


LIVE
DOBERMAN INC.
AKLO(http://aklovision.blogspot.com/ http://aklo.bandcamp.com/)
YINGYANG (http://yingyangproduction.com/)
FRG
@djtomoko n Ucca-Laugh (http://www.djtomoko-ucca.com/)
Mecagozilla

DANCE
T i –gy




@THE GAME
東急ハンズ前
渋谷区宇田川町4-7 2F
金曜日は皆でTHE GAME集合!!





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Thursday, November 18, 2010

24 Bars To Kill "KILLAZ CAPITAL REMIX" feat. AKLO, OHGA, 道, ISH-ONE & KOJOE

This is Fire! Listen to my dude on the last verse! pass it on!



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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

CHUSEI ft MeccaGodZilla, A-Live, & Cavalier live in Tokyo



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Final Outlaw & DJ Toshi!!!

Peep FinaL OutlaW’s freestyle on DJ Toshi’s “DIG DOWN DEEP VOL.3” Hosted
by BLAQ POET also ft. exclusives by Cappadonna ,Shyheim, Shabaam Sahdeeq, Reks, Nutso, Killarmy, Shownuff of M.O.P and more.





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Monday, November 15, 2010

Tokyo Tour!

All ima say is YUME FEST WAS the SH*T! Japan MUSIC WEEK WAS DOPE.. the thing is the trip started off really suspect.. really rocky..but we formed a family out here and I was blessed to meet, Cavalier, Trezzure, Keish, Conscious, Emjae, Ani, Soup, Suahd, Ed and more! Thank you Applebum for lacing me with an incredible outfit!!!!


























































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Friday, November 5, 2010

featured on Komplexx Kreationz by Komplexx

Check out this new mixtape by Komplexx Kreationz... I am rocking on #4 with C.J. Brown... we went in on this.. download the joint.. enjoy! Komplexx's beats are bananas!





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MeccaGodZilla Returns To Tokyo

日本のみなさん。こんにちは。

告知です!11月13日土曜日!YUME FEST!!! NYはブルックリンからやばいアーティストが東京に集まってくる!
下記のリンクでぜひフライヤーをチェックしてみてください!私を含め、NYと日本の友達もパフォーマンスするので、ぜひ足をお運びください。みなさんに会えるのを楽しみにしています。




11/8 Mon  International Hiphop Showcase Festival 1 (インタナショナル・ヒップホップ・ショーケース・フェスティバル 1) @ King Lounge - Performers: LOUSTAR AKA, i Are Conscious, DJ_Eloy, TreZure Empire, Cavalier, Emjae, Riot Dance Party, MeccaGodZilla, Ricta, Fakta, Acid Bloom, EYE2025*, Eric Voz, Green Street 19:00  05:00  (Roppongi, 03-6447-2497)

Place:  King Lounge (Roppongi)  
Address (English):  6F Roppongi Belle 3-15-3 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 106-0032
Address (Japanese):  106-0032東京都 港区六本木3-15-24ベル六本木6F
Phone:  03-6447-2497
Website:  http://www.king-lounge.jp

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11/9 Tue  US East Coast Nite  (USイースト・コースト・ナイト) @ La Mama - Performers: Raye 6, DJ Eloy, Eric Voz, Tom Rogers, MeccaGodZilla, Emjae, TreZure Empire, Lakeshore Driving, Cavalier, Green Street, EUGO 18:00  22:30  (Shibuya, 03-3464-0801)

Place:  La Mama (Shibuya)  
Address (English):  Primera Dogenzaka B1, 1-15-3 Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 150-0043
Address (Japanese):  150-0043東京都 渋谷区1-15-3道玄坂、プリメーラ道玄坂B1
Phone:  03-3464-0801
Website:  http://www.lamama.net


11/9 Tue  Experimental Hiphop Festival (エクスペリメンタル・ヒップホップ・フェスティバル) @ Rock West - Performers: Fakta, i Are Conscious, Acid Bloom, TreZure Empire, Eric Voz, Emjae, Acid Bloom, Cavalier, DJ_Eloy, MeccaGodZilla, Ricta, LOUSTAR AKA, Green Street 23:00  05:00  (Shibuya, 03-5459-7988)

Place:  Rock West (Shibuya)  
Address (English):  4-7 Udagawacho Bldg 7F,  Udagawacho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 150-0042
Address (Japanese):  150-0042東京都 渋谷区東京都渋谷区宇田川町4-7 トーセン宇田川町ビル7F
Phone:  03-5459-7988
Website:  http://www.rockwest.jp/

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11/12 Fri  US Live Nite (USライブ・ナイト) @ Rock West - Performers: MeccaGodZilla, Raye6, TreZure Empire, D DRIVE, Cavalier, (i am) isis, EYE2025* 18:00  21:30  (Shibuya, 03-5459-7988)

Place:  Rock West (Shibuya)  
Address (English):  4-7 Udagawacho Bldg 7F,  Udagawacho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 150-0042
Address (Japanese):  150-0042東京都 渋谷区東京都渋谷区宇田川町4-7 トーセン宇田川町ビル7F
Phone:  03-5459-7988
Website:  http://www.rockwest.jp/

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11/14 Sun  US New York Nite  (USニュー・ヨーク・ナイト) @ King Lounge - Performers: i Are Conscious, Raye 6, DJ SPOTLESS, dO, DJ Eloy, TreZure Empire, Tom Rogers, Eric Voz, Green Street, MeccaGodZilla, Cavalier 17:00  23:00  (Roppongi, 03-6447-2497)

Place:  King Lounge (Roppongi)  
Address (English):  6F Roppongi Belle 3-15-3 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 106-0032
Address (Japanese):  106-0032東京都 港区六本木3-15-24ベル六本木6F
Phone:  03-6447-2497
Website:  http://www.king-lounge.jp


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Thursday, November 4, 2010

Kickstarter Complete!

Shouts to that believes in me...there were some powerful opinions about my quest to get funds for the Ryu Black album..at the end of the day "70" people believed in backing my project and thus my will, by the grace of God, be done.

Much love to the 70 friends, fans and family that supported me. Much love to everyone that wanted to support but could not...financially help out.. I appreciate u retweeting about my project selflessly... (Applebum Jp thank u so much!!!)  Shouts to Whitnee for giving me one of the most incredible pick me up emails after I was shot down by others who did not believe...shouts to the countless friends and family that hand encouraging words for the duration of this quest.  So many great people donated... it was me watching objectively as the underdog, face an unbeatable opponent and with the help of people that cared about me..each one of you jumped in to take a swing and help me win! "This project has no corporate sponsors... it for the people and is backed by the people!"


Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Prelude 2 Final Outlaw's Unstoppable Love!

NEW FINAL OUTLAW!!!!!! One of NYC's BEST! Check out the prelude for FinaL OutlaW's upcoming Unstoppable Love, featuring freestyles, unreleased material, and an album sneak preview. As seen on 2dopeboyz, KevinNottingham, and more. Pass it on!

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1. Rich One Day
2. Spread Word
3. When They Grow
4. Freaky Flow
5. Once Upon A Time ft. Pegasus
6. In The Park
7. The Bad Seed ft. YC the Cynic, D Julien
8. OMG9. Mars Walk
10. Rice & Beans REMIX ft. Niles11. Watch what you eat
12. Family
13. Solamente Quiero Vivir ft. Nedman Guerrro, Anamcy
14. YahAlreadyKno REMIX ft. Mic Wilson, Homeboy Sandman, YC the Cynic, 8thw1
15. Roar
16. No Regrets
17. Shoot Me Down
18. DJ Hugs Freestyle
19. Phantom Freestyle
20. Profane Freestyle
21. Sore Throat Freestyle
22. Machine - Snippet


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Japan Tour!

I'm touring Japan.. yup a dream come true! Let's go

日本のみなさん。こんにちは。

告知です!11月13日土曜日!YUME FEST!!! NYはブルックリンからやばいアーティストが東京に集まってくる!
下記のリンクでぜひフライヤーをチェックしてみてください!私を含め、NYと日本の友達もパフォーマンスするので、ぜひ足をお運びください。みなさんに会えるのを楽しみにしています。





I am also rocking Japan Music Week!  Tentative schedule is here.. if you want to meet me..email me here mekagojira@softbank . ne.jp



Monday, November 1, 2010

Ryu Black featured on Birthplace Magazine

Out of all the blogs and online magazines... one of my main aspirations was to get on Birthplace Magazine. Today is really a blessing... I am on the front page of the site today! I'm speechless and really thankful! The write up is out of this world...click below and enjoy!