Video: tAz Arnold – Ti$aVision TV (Episode 1)

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

Taz peforms, show off his space, and flashes his unique clothing.

The word “crazy” gets tossed around unduly when speaking of people who may be on another wavelength or maybe even ahead of their time. The non-linear thought process of ‘tAz Arnold aka Ti$a’ has definitely garnered him the “crazy” moniker but his ability to curb that right brain thinking into efforts such as music and clothing would brand him more as an eccentric due to his ability to harness his creativity. From working with musicians such as Kanye West, Herbie Hancock, Erykah Badu, Iggy Pop and his own group, SA-RA Creative Partners to fashion brands such as MCM and Kanye West’s now defunct Pastelle, ‘tAz has proven that just because they can’t understand you doesn’t mean you’re not making sense. Creative Control spent some time with Ti$a’ in his L.A. studio to find a method to his perceived madness.

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Video: Shafiq Husayn – Lil Girl (Teaser)

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

Here’s a teaser for the “Lil Girl” video from SA-RA member Shafiq Husayn’s solo album Shafiq En’ A-Free-Ka, which is available now. The video was directed by GregTheDude and features cameos from Erykah Badu, Jay Electronica, Talib Kweli, Wood Harris, Stephen “Thundercat” Bruner and others.

Previously: Blu & Pharoahe Monch Talk Shafiq En’ A-Free-Ka

Sa-Ra ft. Jay Electronica – Love Czar (Remix) (Snippet)

Monday, September 28th, 2009

Not sure how this got by me…

This is a snippet of a remix to Sa-Ra Creative Partners’ “Love Czars” featuring Mr. Electronica, courtesy of the BBC’s Gilles Peterson. Yes, it’s a snippet, but it’s an entire Jay verse.

Sa-Ra ft. Jay Electronica – Love Czar (Remix) (Snippet)

Spotted @ 2DBz

Shafiq Husayn (SA-RA) – Nirvana

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

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Here’s the second leak from Shafiq Husayn of SA-RA’s upcoming album Shafiq En’ A-Free-Ka, which drops October 6th.

This time, we unveil “Nirvana” a spiritual call featuring various live musicians, chanting, and Shafiq’s off-kilter drum programming.

Shafiq Husayn (SA-RA) – Nirvana | Usershare

Music video for “Lil’ Girl” dropping soon.

Video: SA-RA – Can I Get U Hi (Live)

Monday, August 24th, 2009

Part one of them live at Sunset Juction Festival, captured by Ibn Jasper.

Shafiq Husayn of SA-RA – Lil Girl

Monday, July 13th, 2009

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Shafiq Husayn, one third of the group, SA-RA, is dropping his solo debut LP entitled “Shafiq En A-Free-Ka” this October via Plug Research. Many are unaware of the depth of Shafiq’s history, as he was an integral producer for Ice T during his Sire/Warner days as well as working with folks like Lord Finesse for his “Return of the Funky Man” LP.

“Shafiq En A-Free-Ka” is definitely a more mature album from the Master Teacher, as he dives into various genres of music, while keeping the same aesthetic that has proven successful for Shafiq and the group SA-RA. Filled w/ lush orchestrations, precise drum programming, and features from the likes of Bilal, Count Bass D, and new comers Fatima and Noni Limar, “Shafiq En A-Free-Ka” will definitely be one of the best front to back albums this Fall.

The first leak features UK bred Fatima for the joint “Lil Girl.” This is one of the most “hip hop friendly” joints as well as one of my favorites from the album, featuring Shafiq’s off kilter drum programming and the amazing vocals from singer Fatima.

Shafiq Husayn of SA-RA – Lil Girl

Previously: SA-RA feat. Erykah Badu – Dirty Beauty | Sa-Ra – The Bone Song | Sa-Ra Creative Partners – Bitch Baby + Nuclear Evorlution: The Age of Love Tracklist

SA-RA feat. Erykah Badu – Dirty Beauty

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

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Nuclear Evolution: The Age of Love in stores and iTunes today.

SA-RA feat. Erykah Badu – Dirty Beauty

Previously: The Bone Song | Bitch Baby + Nuclear Evorlution: The Age of Love Tracklist

Sa-Ra – The Bone Song

Monday, June 15th, 2009

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This is the second leak from Sa-Ra’s upcoming album Nuclear Evolution: The Age of Love, which drops on June 23rd.

Sa-Ra – The Bone Song

Check out some reviews for their album: Spin | HipHopDX

Previously: Sa-Ra Creative Partners – Bitch Baby + Nuclear Evorlution: The Age of Love Tracklis

Video: Naledge – Star Struck

Friday, June 5th, 2009

Naledge “Star Struck” video featuring RUS-SOUL produced by SA-RA and directed by Matthew Metoyer. Naledge’s “Chicago Picasso” Mix CD in stores June 30th.

Previously: Naledge – J Dilla Tribute Tracks

Sa-Ra Creative Partners – Bitch Baby + Nuclear Evorlution: The Age of Love Tracklist

Monday, June 1st, 2009

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First leak from Sa-Ra’s sophomore album, Nuclear Evorlution: The Age of Love, dropping June 23rd on Ubiquity Records. Tracklist after the jump.

Sa-Ra Creative Partners – Bitch Baby

mp3 from 2DBz; tracklist from G.O.O.D. Music Blog

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