Video: John Public – Mos Definitely (One Shot)

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

The homie John Public pays tribute to Pretty Flaco and the Black On Both Sides LP for the latest installment of the Nah Right x Resltless Films “One Shot” video series.

Previously: Nikal Fieldz ft. Shawn Powell – Reflection of Self (One Shot)

Video: NahMean Episode 4: Hip-Hop Music vs. Hip-Hop Culture

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

For our 4th episode of the NahMean man-on-the-street interview series,  John Public talks to a wide range of Hip-Hop fans and participants in the culture about the day to day influence that rappers and their raps have on them and others as individuals. I would also like to take this opportunity to announce the upcoming NahMean series companion mixtape, John Says: NahMean, that Mr. Public is currently prepping and will be dropping right here in the coming weeks.

Says John:

Kids today are influenced by many different factors, with media, friends, parents and personal interest at the forefront. In our fourth episode, we wanted to look at the push and pull relationship music and culture share with each other and it’s ultimate influence on people (specifically today’s youth). We spoke with people entrenched in the genre of hip-hop, as well as some teens that offered their candid opinions on how music affects them. To offer your commentary, get over to NahRight.com or facebook.com/johnpublicmusic. Be on the look for the mixtape John Said: NahMean debuting with our fifth episode in late February 2010.

Oh, you didn’t know John rapped? Well,  he does and he’s got some spit with him. The project will consist of 5 pairs of cuts with each pair based on or inspired by a past episode, for 12 tracks total with an intro and outro. The first two tracks can be found below. Feedback is welcomed and encouraged.

John Public – Freedom People

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John Public – Mos Definitely

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Video: NahMean Episode 3: God & Hip-Hop

Friday, September 25th, 2009

Here’s episode 3 of and John Public and Nah Right’s NahMean man-on-the-street opinion series. In this segment we tackle a sensitive topic: God and Hip-Hop.

John explains:

God and Hip-Hop have always had a complicated relationship. We wanted to explore first whether fans of the music wanted to talk about God, but also if the two can successfully co-exist in a mainstream capacity. What we found was unexpected: people WANTED to talk about it and there were a wide-range of opinions on the topic from both artists and fans that raised the question of if the industry and pop culture are truly in touch with what people on the corner and in their homes are talking about. This episode features Skyzoo, stic.man of Dead Prez and a good number of opinionated music consumers talking back and revealing some surprisingly honest perspectives on a topic considered taboo.

To be honest with you, although I’m happy with how this episode turned out, I was initially hesitant when John suggested this topic. Whereas we usually flesh these things out in a couple of e-mails or over Gtalk, we actually had to jump on the phone in order to discuss and agree on how to approach this topic. As somebody with strong personal feelings about the concept of a higher power, religion and spirituality, there are a bunch of opinions set forth in this clip that I disagree with, or just straight up feel are horse shit. I guarantee that had I been the one walking around interviewing people, half of those interviews probably would’ve ended in screaming matches…ha ha.  So yeah, it’s probably better that John handles that portion of the series. I could probably argue talk about these topics for hours, but I learned a long time ago that it’s damn near pointless to argue with human beings about what they believe.

Previously: NahMean Episode 2: Sensationalist Journalism in Hip-Hop

Video: Immortal Technique Interview w/ John Public

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

John Public catches up with Immortal Technique at End of the Weak.

Tech stopped through the Dub not too long ago to kick it with some of the EOW family and support his homie Akir for a featured showcase, along with fellow EOW Alum Poison Pen. Here, he talks about coming up through End of The Weak, developing the brutal stage show he’s known for, and how aspiring emcees can hang their baggage up to go for broke when it comes to their own personal style.

For those in the NYC area, Friday July 17, 2009 8:00 pm EDT, there will be a FREE SHOW w/ Scram Jones, Poison Pen, T Weaponz, Mr.Mecca , Jess Jamez Figueroa, Iron Solomon and Vanguard, M.A.S.H. Music, Angel and 3 KINGS at Highline Ballroom. It’s $5 at the Door, but FREE w/ RSVP to info@EODUB.com. Get your tickets today!

Video: John Public’s BHF Wrap-Up

Sunday, June 21st, 2009

John Public hits the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival on behalf of End of the Weak.

End of The Weak! Saturday (7.20.09) was an incredible day for hip-hop in New York, man. Once again, the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival took over the city and brought in acts like Pharoahe Monch, Styles P, Black Thought, Craig G, Brand Nubian, Dead Prez and many more. We chopped it up with Green Lantern about his new mixtape with Emiio Rojas, Styles P’s new book, talked conspiracy theories with the Brown Bag All-Stars, Eternia’s new album with MoSS (DJ Premier’s right-hand man) and caught on-stage a performance of “Simon Says” by Pharoahe Monch.

Previously: Styles P x Pharoahe Monch at Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival

Video: NahMean Episode 2: Sensationalist Journalism in Hip-Hop

Monday, June 1st, 2009

For episode #2 of John Public and Nah Right’s NahMean man-on-the-street opinion series, we tackle sensationalism in Hip-Hop journalism.

Previously: NahMean Episode 1 – Style Over Substance (The Radio Dilemma)

Video: NahMean Episode 1 – Style Over Substance (The Radio Dilemma)

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

I’m pleased to present the first episode of NahMean, a new “man on the street” opinion series presented by Nah Right and John Public. Tired of listening to millionaire rappers and clueless execs flap their gums about the state of the game? Yeah, us too.

Says John:

NahRight and John Public have teamed up to produce an original video series that gives the average hip-hop fan, artist and/or consumer the platform to talk back about their culture. We’re turning the camera away from the household names and onto the people on the corner who have their own valid opinions and thoughts on hip-hop music, the industry and what’s going on in the street.

Topics include Asher Roth*, KiD CuDi, Ludacris and T.I.

*I’m glad he released that statement today, or we would’ve had to trash this episode. Ha.

Video: Joe Budden Interview w/ John Public

Friday, April 24th, 2009

Says John:

“I was over at Monclair in Jersey for Day 2 of their music festival, and caught up with Jumpoff after he went in for over an hour. It was good to see people still know lyrics, as the mostly white crowd, dressed in tight jeans and uglier shirts, rapped right along with Joe to tracks from Padded Room, his Mood Muzik series and duke’s most notable hit, “Pump It Up” (that shit STILL slams). Here, he talks about Eminem’s new album, the freedom he’s experienced during his digital resurgence, and the future of JoeBuddenTV.”