Tuesday, April 26, 2011

April - May Expose the Industry Tour

It's a blessing to be going on tour soon... check this out ;-) 



RAVAGE aka MeccaGodZilla joins the E.I. tour and below are the dates and locations for the E.I. Expose the Industry Tour .....April 28th(NYC), May 4th(Connecticut), May 5th(Washington D.C.), May 6th(New Jersey), May 8th(NYC)

Tour Calendar

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Apr 28, 2011
Thu - 9:00 PM
New York, NY
UNITED STATES
Recoup Lounge
$ 10.00 USD - 21+
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May 04, 2011
Wed - 10:30 PM
Hartford, CT
UNITED STATES
Tapas
$ 5.00 USD - All Ages
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May 05, 2011
Thu - 7:00 PM
Washington, DC
UNITED STATES
Bus Boys & Poets 
$ 5.00 USD - All Ages
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May 06, 2011
Fri - 7:00 PM
Newark, NJ
UNITED STATES
Ram Gallery
$ 5.00 USD - All Ages
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May 08, 2011
Sun - 3:00 PM
New York, NY
UNITED STATES
Brecht Forum
$ 5.00 USD - All Ages
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peace always RAVAGE aka MeccaGodZilla aka RYU BLACK 

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Monday, April 25, 2011

Sunday, April 24, 2011

SADAT X @ Sleepwalkas Album Release Party NYC

I'm chotto late posting this.. it is what it is!

The Sleepwalkas album release party was pure INSANITY!!!!!! Their set was masterful! I can't help but feel Sleepwalkas needs to be rocking NYC's Summerstage in Central Park this summer in addition to BK HIP HOP FESTIVAL! STRAIGHT UP!

1 highlight for the night was SADAT X going in!... check this













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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Mio Fujii

The stunning Mio Fujii at a recent photoshoot.  More info to come...way to go Mio!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

AKIR - GENOCIDE

Amazing track, flow and message! DOWNLOAD "Genocide" here: http://bit.ly/i7qEMc

"After meeting brothers and sisters from all over the world and overstanding the hardships we endure to persevere, I had no choice but to write this for my people. I wanted it to feel like a sobering cup of black coffee.

Always Keep It Real" - AKIR

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Domo Arigato Photoshoot

I reached out to the homey Chevon McIntyre to help us shoot for the Domo Arigato Fund...She bodied it! Enjoy some of the shots!

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cavalier
(Cavalier)


(Conscious)

more to come!
DOMO ARIGATO for now! OSU!!!!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Dreamzzz

THIS POST IS ONLY BUILT FOR PEOPLE WHO REALLY COMPREHEND (whomixedthis? thank u for the encouragement)

One afternoon, I was in the kitchen and saw the Newsday on the table.... normally I hit the zodiac, then skim through the news. I did just that.. I saw in Newsday the other day that a crater in Hawaii collapsed. Earth's crater collapses in Hawaii

Okay...

I immediately thought about what happens when something large breaks and falls.. it ripples whatever it is.. if it falls to earth.. sound and air around it. I know Hawaii's on the ring of fire based on 9th Grade Earth Science. GOD I hated contour LINES>.. ANYWAYS

Hawaii is water based.. I thought about water and what would happen... THAT SAME NIGHT...my thoughts sparked a dream featuring Clint Eastwood, me and some random lady (white with dirty blonde hair) in my family's house. No one else was home. I was in the living room, towards the back of the room staring forward, I could see... the lady near the window and none other than Clint Eastwood directly in the middle of us two, about 6 feet in between me and him, and 6 feet between him and her

All of a sudden, the woman walks to the window and opens it, water gushing right into the room, it's a SUNNY DAY mind you, maybe 11AM or so. The water rushes from outside and rushes into the house at the fastest pace, kind of like the house was a ship that sank, and finally the water pressure punctured a hole in the ship. Clint Eastwood remained cool and keep staring at me...he didn't even turn around to help here. The woman gets pushed from the window, across the room and into the other room.

Water is filling up in the room, I can tell there is a problem outside and a problem with Clint, he's not moving at all... He was staring at me like he hated the asian family that initially moved into his neighborhood during the movie ... "Gran Torino" Clint was so calm, it was eerie.



I swear he was gonna light a cigarette before drowning. I made my way to the stairs and ran up to the next level..... I woke up

The dream was so real, I almost got on my podium and wrote a HUGE HUGE HUGE essay to be posted on my facebook status. The thing is... I always worry about if people think that type of thinking is extra. I really don't care about criticism...I just want people to give a fuck about something that is just bigger than their lives and money. I keep thinking if everyone wasn't so stuck on themselves then maybe we can really heal the planet faster.. get rid of plastic etc...

Long story short, I did not post this on facebook...I am kicking myself for doubting myself BECAUSE the TIMING..the TIMING would've been just too on point. I know for now when the passion strikes.. I'll go in.. regardless... can't ever doubt myself... I am curious to see if you have input on what Clint Eastwood's roll was in this dream... After I had my dream, magnetically, this woman, posts a video on youtube, March 8th..predicted a problem in the ring of fire between March 11th and 15th... here's the video... check the date on youtube..it's scary right?



3 Days later, there was a MASSIVE 10+ earthquake in Japan. I can't tell you how upset I am for not posting my dream prior too. NOT LIKE IT MEANS anything... to be proud of but still I should have not doubted myself... Please let me know...I would love to hear from you.

CLINT Represents the old powerful business monsters that refuse to let go of oil for 1 and other things than can simply be replaced by solar energy and water... I've known since I was 10 years old that you can power things solely off the sun and with hydro electric energy. We have plenty of water here...WTF can't we just do it!

I think Clint is the old power that refuses to give in, and Clint is "tough"...so having the old power give in will be a very very tough thing to do...cuz you'd probably have to put a serious whoopin on a character like Clint, knowing if he's going down.. I'm sure not without a fight that will leave a few holes in quite a few bodies....

Clint was not as old as he was in Gran Torino in my dream... maybe this means the old powers are still very young and not willing to be flexible.. harder to fight against if there was a push to powerful get the world to stop using oil, nuclear energy and more...

I pray and hope Japan can break free, fully of America's influence and lead the world in being the first country to run solely off the sun and hydroelectric energy.

I mean why not... Japan has a company named Genepax that runs on nothing but water, tea or soda! I know this is not the 1st design.. why can't we just make the switch...



THE MORAL OF THE STORY IS...DON'T EVER DOUBT YOURSELF OR YOUR ABILITIES, IF YOU KNOW SOMETHING EXPERIENCED SOMETHING DON'T BE AFRAID TO POST IT UP IN A BLOG OR WHATEVER FOR INTERPRETATION ETC.. IT'S WACK WHEN YOU ARE SITTING ON SOME POWERFUL INFO BUT YOUR THE ONLY 1 THAT KNOWS...KNOWLEDGE IS VERY POWERFUL ONCE IT'S SHARED

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WEREWOLF!!! Captain Skorzeny would slap fire outta you!

A huge fan of werewolves from my childhood. I saw drawings of wolves in the movie "The Howling" and it inspired me and my pen to flow like this....



Recently I found a link to 1 of the best Werewolf shows with awesome make up rivaling the Wolfman Classic, THE HOWLING,... (do yall even remember.. THE HOWLING????


The make up in this film was awesome!)


...Silverbullet and more!!!! Werewolf's make up seriously took a style from where Eddie from the Howling took a bullet out of his forehead and got acid thrown on him, and just ran with it... I loved the make up from this series... honorable mention.. Curse of the Werewolf.. I saw this when I was 8 or 9 years old... such a great film



ANYWAYS!!!! Enjoy the below Series.. of Werewolf from the 80s... Shouts to CAPTAIN SKORZENY B*TCH !!! LMAO

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みてみて! Japan & My thoughts, plus some new music!


Peace everyone,
All of you know how much I ABSOLUTELY LOVE JAPAN!  
The recent events in Japan have silenced me quite a bit and it's been hard to focus creatively. Many of the friends that I love and work with are there and I am proud to hear that everyone I know especially my homey up in Sendai are healthy and safe.   A good friend made me remember outside of donating $$$, as an artist... that what I can and should do is to create and continue to share, what it is, that I love to do as an artist.
I want to share these 3 things with you.
FIRST...

This past March was Capcom's 20th Anniversary for theStreetfigter II video game.   Below is my RYU vs. KEN tribute song titled "Ansatsuken"  It will be on my "PERFECT 天" Musical (May 17, 2011 via itunes and more).  The song features my good friend Majesty (as Ken from Streetfighter) Click below! みてみて!
ken vs ryu ryu black perfect heaven


SECONDLY...

 I would like to present to you "HITOTSU" - ONE LOVE, ONE HOPE for Japan. It is a charity/promotional song featuring me as the lead off emcee. Please enjoy this collaborative song produced by Japan's Taiga Kato, he has a donation link as well.  Click below! みてみて!

hitotsu taiga kato meccagodzilla japan donation earthquake


LASTLY...

Me & the artists that toured Tokyo together this past November for YumeFest and Japan Music Week 2010, formed the DOMO ARIGATO FUND that will support the friends and family we know in Japan.

HERE IS MORE INFO ABOUT THE DOMO ARIGATO FUND Let's continue to support Japan and help them recover. If you haven't donated money and have the capacity to do so, please do.  Japan had another powerful aftershock of 7.0  

According to Yahoo News via the Associated Press.... "Many people have lived without water and electricity for nearly a month, and the latest tremor sunk more homes into blackness: About 2.6 million households..." Imagine if that was NY or the USA... Japan to me is my 2nd home, you guys all know that.. I've visited 5 times since 2005 and will visit again this year once or twice more... feel free to do what you can to help.   The Tokyo area from what I hear is ok but up northeast they are having a really tough time...let's help if we can...I don't believe in "ifs" though, so let's help.  If you are not sure how to help properly please let me know, I can give you suggestions

Peace and love itsumo
RYU BLACK aka MeccaGodZilla

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