Video: Invincible & Waajeed – Detroit Summer/Emergence

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

Ahead of their forthcoming full length collaborative project, Invincible and Waajeed, both Detroit natives, have teamed up for a 2 song project that is a little bit more than just a single and a B-Side:

This is far bigger than just Hip-Hop. “Detroit Summer” is not just a season, and its not just about a youth-focused organization in Detroit – the song is about a feeling and a movement. “Emergence” isn’t just the b-side, and it’s not about Invincible’s media company of the same name, but rather the dawning of a new era.

Invincible is already highly regarded as a lyricist, and Waajeed as a producer, but they are collectively ascending to new levels of on both songs. Together, the duo worked to show the resilience of their communities and refute the negative national image of Detroit. As Invincible’s lyrics proclaim, “You Call Motown a ghost-town, but the city’s vibrant!”

Detroit Summer/Emergence is a prequel to the full length album Invincible + Waajeed are dropping in 2011. For this single, they did a limited edition run of 1,000 7-inch records (all of which come with a digital download code) and once they’re gone, they’re gone.

iTunes buy link | 7″ Vinyl link

Crooked I – Mass Appeal (Hip-Hop Weekly Reloaded #1)

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

“I’m hungry and it’s lunchtime, and I know everybody on Twitter want the Chippy D punchline”

That’s right folks, it’s baaaack. Crooked I has reincarnated his legendary weekly freestyle series, the weekly freestyle series that set the standard for weekly freestyle series, Hip-Hop Weekly. For his first trick, he’s going in over is Gangstarr’s “Mass Appeal”.

Crooked I – Mass Appeal (Hip-Hop Weekly Reloaded #1)

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Video: Styles P Introduces His New Website

Monday, June 7th, 2010

Peniro walks you through how you can pick up his book, and accompanying soundtrack, off his website StylesP.net.

Stream the Invincible soundtrack here.

Video: Styles P Interview w/ Dr. Jays

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

Styles talks his book Invincible, the juice bar and The Ghost Dub Dime.

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Previously: Styles P – Nothin’ On You Freestyle

Styles P – Invicible

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

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Styles P will be dropping a mixtape on June 1st to support his book Invincible that will be coming out on Random House that same month. This is the single, that goes by the same name as the book.

Styles P feat. Tyler Woods – Invicible | Mediafire

NMC Premiere. Shouts to Jonathan Master.

Quick description of the book after the jump.

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Video: Invincible – “Palestine” Freestyle

Sunday, March 14th, 2010

Pardon the title, I didn’t know what else to call it. Detroit MC Invincible spits a freestyle touching on the Palestinian/Israeli territorial conflict while down in Austin for SXSW 2010.

Footage courtesy of Davey D.

UPDATE: I’ve been informed/reminded that it’s actually called “The Emperor’s Clothes”, which I know, but didn’t recognize because I’m shot.

Video: Invincible – Emperor’s Clothes

Thursday, August 20th, 2009

Invincible is one of the few females rappers in the game spitting some worthwhile shit.

“So I wrote lyrics to K-Salaam and Beatnick’s beat that exposes the similarity between the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians and the Native American genocide, and the connection between the struggle for justice in Palestine and the Civil Rights Movement in the U.S. Since writing the song, I’ve learned about even more connections–that the Israeli military has trained U.S. police forces such as the Atlanta Police Department and the Border Patrol. By boycotting Israel, we are also boycotting repressive police tactics in our cities and on our borders.”

Interesting fact: Invincible was born in Israel

Download: Invincible – Emperor’s Clothes (via OKP)

Previously: Invincible ft. Finale – Don’t Sleep (Prod. by Black Milk)

Video: Invincible ft. Tiombe Lockhart – Ropes

Friday, April 17th, 2009

This is a pretty ill video. I spotted it over at Fresh Selects yesterday.

“The third music video (dir. Mr. Complex) off Invincible’s acclaimed ShapeShifters LP (2008), “Ropes” addresses the often taboo subject of depression and suicide.

After being accepted by mtvU, the station’s standards department axed the video citing how its “suicidal undertones would be problematic” for a college audience. Ironically, Invincible and Tiombe’s intention with the song is to speak openly and boldly about the prevalence of depression in our communities. With suicide being the third leading cause of death amongh 15-24 year-olds, “Ropes” aims to break the pattern of turning a blind eye to metal health issues, and to begin the process of healing.

“Ropes” was shot at Coney Island’s Astroland on a cold, dreary and rainy day. Rumor has it that historic Astroland will soon be razed to the ground and developed into unaffordable lofts or condos, so this footage is visual preservation as well. “

Previously: Invincible ft. Finale – Don’t Sleep (Prod. by Black Milk)