Sunday, November 27, 2011

Happy Birthday Bruce Lee





Happy Birthday Bruce Lee 11/27/1940 The year of the Dragon

MMA exists because of Bruce... his Tao of Jeet Kun Do is a testament to that... and amazingly he really didn't want to put a tag on what the Tao is... I love how he didn't want to label it. Bruce IMHO is the best fighter in history.. he's amazing....

Outside of martial arts, he has an amazing philosophy book called "Striking Thoughts" I highly recommend the fam buy it.. it's def worth a read...

Enjoy the above highlights

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Friday, November 11, 2011

11:11 EARLY



A throwback from 2007 in tribute of this incredible day as DJ SARASA mixes some of MeccaGodZilla's songs for a 11 minute 11 second medley. Happy 11/11/11... DOWNLOAD NOW




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Saturday, October 29, 2011

RE/Mixed Panel Recap

Recap from MeccaGodZilla's feature at the RE/Mixed Media Festival.  Many thanks to Conscious and the Rapoet


 








 










It was great meeting some of the best of the best in the music business.  I met so many fruitful connections and more... Much respect goes out to all those that listened and to all the panelists that participated!  It was an honor to be involved.  Many thanks to Adam, Alex,Ann, Jimmy and Conscious!

Moderator: Adam Bernard

Confirmed Panelists:
Christopher Weingarten
Metermaids
Knewdles MC
Conscious
Rabbi Darkside
Farbeon
Tah Phrum Duh Bush
MeccaGodZilla
Company Man
Apple Juic




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Monday, October 24, 2011

My Donation to Japan $$

My friend Tah Phrum Da Bush asked me to perform alongside him at a Japan Society event this past summer.  Humbling as it was, I had no choice but to do what I do on stage and I invited Mio Soul with me.


We did our thing!  It was my honor to do this because I've been dying to link with NYC's Japan Society in some way shape or form!


A month later, we teamed up with Conscious, TastyKeish and quite a few other friends that visited Japan & we created the Domo Arigato Festival in the Bronx!  We raised close to $1000 and below is the donation information...

MeccaGodZilla & the Domo Arigato team Donate to Japan Society NYC domo arigato festival

We aren't making millions yet as solo artists and entrepreneurs...it's tough at times being an indie artist but all of that aside, Japan needed us and I am happy to have done something to assist a country that shows me a lot of love as a solo artist!  Much love to Japan!


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Filming in Brooklyn

Just a few photos from this past weekend's filming in Brooklyn


(I'm abducting someone in the background ..I swear I'm a good guy)


(Jorden with the gun, me holding it down in the back)

This is for 1 of Coby's movies...  Yes this is actually in Brooklyn, the background looks crazy eerie right? Haha.. I'll let you guys know then the movie is done.  d-pi is also in the movie too!


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Sunday, October 16, 2011

MeccaGodZilla at NY Comic Con

Ryu Black ventures to NY Comic Con to make moves! Enjoy the photos!

RYU BLACK at NY Comic Con 2011 with Marvel Comic's the Black Cat in Cosplay

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Thursday, October 6, 2011

RIP Steve Jobs



Yesterday, was an amazing, amazing day... amazing. Amazing in that it was so tough to deal with such a shocking reality.  My spirit was properly humbled and reset by the passing of 1 of the most incredible men, if not THE MOST influential man to ever walk planet Earth.

My 1st home computer was the Apple IIc http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_IIc which came with disks that were actually... "floppy" !




The games I had were Where in the World is Carmen Sandiago, Jeopardy, Family Fued and Karateka. I gotta tell you.. Jeopardy had me dwarfing kids in elementary school at 1 point...I was a bit ahead because of random jeopardy knowledge.

This is the message I wrote to Apple:

I just want to say, it is an extreme blessing to be alive during a period of time where Steve Jobs spearheaded a company to make advancements in technology and animation soooooo fast, like my wildest dreams came true. As a child (birthyear 1978), I watched "The Jetson's" in the mornings as I ate breakfast before going to school. Steve Job's really made some JETSON TYPE STUFF HAPPEN. I just cannot believe it, and I am really thankful!

I would've never thought touch screen on the phone was possible, talking to friends and family face to face on the iphone, taking videos, photos and just more was even a possibility...

I am just really grateful and I sending love and peace to his family, friends and coworkers. He is still alive in the very awesome tools we now have in our hands and homes and I really look forward to continuing to use what he helped invent and innovate to make our lives that much more easier and that much more connected with each other.


Much love,


Rest In Peace




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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

[MUSIC] "TREAD" OCCUPY WALL STREET REMIX

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 5, 2011

NEW MUSIC! 
"TREAD" (Occupy Wall Street Remix)
by MeccaGodZilla & thekeenone

DOWNLOAD | STREAM

Originally a hidden track on Cypress Hill member Eric Bobo's "Meeting of the Minds Vol. 1", "Tread" is now remixed "Occupy Wall Street" style to inspire citizens globally who are all doing their best to stay afloat these days. The original version, produced by MeccaGodZilla features Eric Bobo on percussion and thekeenone on vocals.
NOTE: This remix is MeccaGodZilla & thekeenone only.

ABOUT MECCAGODZILLA:

Born in Brooklyn and raised in Freeport, Long Island,  MeccaGodZilla is a Producer, MC and visual artist. Musically, he's worked with Dashah of Fresh Vetz, Hasan Salaam, & Cy Marshall in addition to recently securing album features from Sean Price, Prince Po, & Kurious for his collaboration album with Sim-E available in 2012.  Additionally he's worked with Armani Exchange Japan, Applebum Japan, MSGR Japan, Japan Society in NYC and more!

ABOUT KEEN:

Originally from Landsford, PA, thekeenone is a current California resident and a force to be reckoned with on the mic. Possessing an incredible work history, including work B Real of Cypress Hill and more, thekeenone continues to knock down barriers and represent for the incredibly talented women of Hip Hop.

FOR MORE INFO

WWW.MANAFESTVISION.COM

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Saturday, October 1, 2011

Mari's 1st EP! Let's help her!

Peace!

The young lady I dedicated my RYU BLACK album to is totally going for it on the solo tip and striving to release an upcoming album.



She's doing it similar to what me, MegaRan and a few lucky others have done.. kind of kickstarter style! LET's FUND HER PROJECT!!!

NOT CONVINCED HUH? LISTEN TO THIS..
It's Aright by Mariannie

So what do you think? Angelic voice right!?? Drop a few dollars in the bucket and tell some friends..





$6000 in todays economic situation is a nice piece of change! If we all donate a few bucks or MORE and tell friends and family, she will definitely meet her goal! Let's help her..she deserves it!

http://www.rockethub.com/projects/2804-mariannie-s-very-first-ep-project

PASS IT ON IF YOU CAN! Thanks!

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Brother Ernie, Cancer and My story


Legendary Hip Hop photographer and mentor Ernie Paniccioli has cancer and below is my personal testimony in hopes we can make a donation!




Imagine going through a tumultuous break up with 1 of the crews in NYC that has incredible potential to be the best. Imagine taking a 1 year hiatus from MCin and Producing and reevaluating life as a whole, as an artist and visionary. Imagine getting invited by 1 of the younger, upcoming and talented crews to perform at BBAS Thursday to implant yourself back in the music scene. Imagine coming face to face with eyes (and the camera) behind Hip Hop on that same night, prior to performing infront of a hot, very young, very packed room full of NYC's young minds, opinions and more.



BBAS Thursday was a few days before my job with The College Board ended. My job was moving to another state and I opted NOT to follow but pursue music full time. I told some friends about the BBAS show but not many. One of my friends, Shreen, agreed to be 1 of my guests on stage that night.. her poetry is incredible and extremely heartfelt. That night, shreen bumped into a man that told me when he say me... "hahaha...I am your dad... I am your dad but you don't realize I am your father but I am...I'll explain soon..."

I met my "father" who stood powerfully in front of me, next to Shreen and Rachel and 1 of his comrades and I was in awe. When I shook his hand I actually said "wow" that is when he mentioned about being my father without me really knowing. I did the knowledge to many things but to this point I never saw Ernie Paniccioli face to face. It almost felt like the day I met Mohammed Ali. It was that powerful!




We walked to Voodoo Lounge and it was packed in there. I got to sit down and build with Ernie for 20 minutes or so, prior to performing. I caught wind of the 1st performance..the room was packed but the energy was kind of "meh!" The first artist was skilled but didn't bring that UMMPH to the stage!

Majesty showed up to help me out on stage, he was my other guest feature and I took stage second. I remember the DJ for the night went out of order with my MP3s so I did "Halozzz" first. The song is a bit slow..so I wasn't happy I somehow started off with that! the DJ was not paying attention when I signaled for him to change it but I kept going... I'll be water for the night. The crowd after I performed that joint was 40% with me 60% not with me. Mind you my bosses from The College Board came down to Voodoo Lounge to support me. In my mind the crowd was kind of not "really" into it BUT i was already hulked out based on my talk with Brother Ernie prior to getting on stage. "Monsta Eyez" was the next song, featuring Gamma-Ra aka Majesty from the BX. WE tore through that sh*t and the crowd was 1000% behind us.. it was ill to see Homeboy Sandman, and a few other great artists like Top $ Raz rocking with us! It was a blessing. I followed up with an acapella and then Shreen went into her poem. We bodied that show!



It was most amazing that although busy, Ernie came thru, to show love, just for my set, before proceeding to be on his way and he even took time to take photos of me which was a huge honor for someone that has documented hip hop with photography since the beginning! On the night of my biggest show after the biggest hiatus in my life, I meet the eyes of Hip Hop itself... It was a blessing and even more so that Ernie captured some of it!


Prior to leaving the stage I told the fans to make noise for "Brother Ernie" and gave him the ill shout out! He was humble...I am sure he's gotten tons of shout outs over the years but I had to let him know...that there is definitely love in the building yo!

What amazes me is that there is no video at all, for that event to this day! WE tore that SHIT the FUCK DOWN yo! It was so dope that Top Dolla came over to me when I got off stage like " yo.. you raised the bar for the night ...I gotta try to do even better now" He said something similar to that!

here's the deal.... I had a lot to deal with, mentally, working with an incredible team of MCs in my past but that team never had my best interest at heart. All the hearsay and more was extremely troublesome for me because I live, to love and support my friends and family...that is who I've been since childhood. Being in a crew, with some of the most powerful members having cruel intentions truly makes you feel invalidated as an artist and a man. My haitus and return was validate and knighted by 1 of the most powerful roots to the tree of Hip Hop life itself. And it was a HUGE and super validating experience to meet such an incredible and fatherly figure. Because he's seen it all and he came thru to validate and thus, validated me...and although outside validation



Brother Ernie I found out, has cancer. We have to do what we can to make sure he gets treatment. I see people spend money on BS all day but when it comes to our elders and REAL peoples, we don't have money for it! I am blessed because kickstarter friends really got behind me to support me and donate towards me at 1 point in time, and that was for something material. But this is health itself... Ernie needs us...considering he's given so much to the planet already, visually...we have to give back...there is no excuses.



PLEASE VISIT HERE to make a donation! http://erniepaniccioli.chipin.com

Prior to leaving, Brother Ernie told me 1 of his favorite songs of all time is



Yeah... truth...and it's ill cuz it's a Long Island MC, just like me!


If you could help promote this page in any way or give any amount regardless of how small, we would really appreciate it. Currently he has over 4 thousand friends on Facebook. If each person donated $10 we could raise 40k almost immediately. Please feel free to donate more, but if all you can donate is a couple dollars or even ONE dollar, that will help. Let's show Ernie that Hip Hop takes care of its own!

Here's the link you can share with your friends:

http://erniepaniccioli.chipin.com/ernie-paniccioli
To check out his fan page check:

Ask yourself... What would hip hop LOOK like if it wasn't for Brother Ernie... nah mean!?

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Big Sean at Oakland University Grizzlypalooza

From the Call Center on some telemarketing shit to the TOP! His ambition is inspiring



get it Big Sean!

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