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Flatline

With the heavy saturation of mumble rap and fashion artist in the mass media many Hip Hop fans tend to believe the art of word play and storytelling has died with their generation, this is not true there is a creative wave of artist pushing the envelope and forwarding the art in a positive light. Today’s post features one of those artist, a lyrical juggernaut named  STREET LIGHT an international recording artist from Detroit, MI known for his story-telling ability, genre-blending and lyrical diversity unleashes his latest single ‘Flatline’. A motivational message encouraging listeners to keep going, reminding his fans that they have been through worse and every obstacle placed in front of them serves as a testament to their character today. Street Light recently founded a media management and production company entitled ‘RED EMPIRE’ which atones that STREET LIGHT is not only leading with his words but with action as well. Make sure you stream ‘Flatline’ below and be on the lookout for more content from STREET LIGHT here at DA BASSMENT BLOG and as always…

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11:59

Today’s post comes from two energies manifesting into one known as Blaquestone. This male and female entity provides an image of a strong cultured couple demonstrating responsibility and shedding a light of positivity by promoting home ownership and healthy living. Inviting listeners into their home showing their tasteful artwork and unique threads. Breaking down stereotypical patterns depicted by the media portraying young minority couples in a negative light, promoting domestic violence and scenes of struggle and poverty which in turn creates a standard for the viewer. Being saturated with condescending visuals begins to create a norm for the viewer that plays out in everyday life. Which can turn into a viscous lifestyle that becomes generational. Make sure you do your part and stream Blaquestones video ’11:59’ below and as always…

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Bare Soul Yoga

Yoga represents many things to many people but for me yoga means a connection between the mind and body, yoga represents peace, tranquility and concentration. It is a gateway exercise to release stress and stay grounded to the universe and yourself. With the recent health renaissance taking place we are seeing people take responsibility for their own health and using organic and ancient practices opposed to trusting the doctors and hospitals whole-heartedly. With this increase in healthy living we are still only seeing a small percentage of black woman participating in yoga, whether they feel out of place or intimidated by a different body structure its plain to see that more black yogi teachers are needed. With only two percent of Black women in the United States practicing yoga out of the 16 million women in the United States, only 30 thousand black women do yoga. Which is why we are here to break the mold with ‘Aziza Love’ a talented yoga instructor in training aiming to put some color in the yoga world. Aziza uses yoga to promote physical as well as mental wellness, understanding the many chronic diseases that plague the black community which can be reversed with daily yoga routines. Brining peace and serenity to a community that suffering from anxiety and confusion. Creating the platform for folks of color with different shape bodies to be included and not fell intimidated. Black women are not the face of yoga but that doesn’t mean that they are not meant for it. Inclusion is necessary, we all need to feel welcomed and supported and at Bare Soul Yoga you can do just that, a place to heighten the mind and body. Make sure you stream the video below and as always….

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Ali

Today’s post comes from the Orlando native Kim as he pays homage to the goat Muhammad Ali on his latest single “Ali”.  Kim reference life to boxing and reminds listeners that we have to take punches life delivers, but no matter what life dishes out it not enough.  As he floats through life like a butter fly and stinging oppression like a bee, knocking out his obstacles as he strives to get better daily. Emphasizing the greatness of the goat and how he channels the same energy to succeed. Make sure you stream the video below and as always…

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The Ride

Allan Kingdom provides today’s vibes as he takes listeners on a ride into his world. This Minnesota native speaks on how much he has changed and progressed while not changing his morals and values. Allan explains how change is a part of life but you should always stay yourself. Don’t change who you are in order to fit in, but rather educate and better yourself so you can grow and develop into a better you. Instilling self-love and positivity through his music to uplift and motivate the listener. Make sure you do yourself a favor and check out this video below and as always…

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Drowning

Today’s post comes from the talented artist Mick Jenkins as he teams up with BadBadNotGood for their conceptual video “drowning”. This video shows Jenkins as a drowning slave trying to escape his situation so he can breathe. Jenkins poetically speaks on the state of the United States as he challenges the social injustices that has been going on and continue to go on. The Toronto band Badbadnotgood accents perfectly with Jenkins as they provide a smooth heart felt sound that marries the lyrics perfectly. Creatively making a change through their art, make sure you stream the video below and as always…

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Levels

Today’s post comes from a well-known DC rapper Azizi Gibson as he ask questions about social injustices and provides solutions for the lost in his latest single ‘Levels’. The melodic production and smooth vocals invites you into a peaceful world that challenges the views and morals of  our society. Encouraging listeners to stay on the righteous path and come together so we can fix the hate in the world. Using his words as weapons of motivation for anyone who may be thinking about giving up. Make sure you stream this inspirational video below and as always…

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