Archive for the 'Shameless Plug' Category



An Anthem for the people 24 Comments

i aint mr. right but i am mr. bright/ the starlight type/ the bark fits the bite There’s never been a lack of intelligence in Hip-Hop; never been a lack of clever, witty lyrics and impressive flow. So what makes this cat Anthem different than the rest? Perhaps some context is needed. Ant is a [...]

Hello World 37 Comments

When it comes to Ethiopian/Habesha mainstream musicians I’m always skeptical about the talent, or lack thereof.  Yes, you can call me a harsh critic.  I have my circle of friends to thank for that and who were nice enough to groom me into the music lover I am today. Betty was introduced to you, the [...]

Summit of all Summits 13 Comments

I remember when I attended my first ESAi summit. I remember the trouble I went through to get there and I’m pretty sure those around me then can vouch for it too. It was one of the most invigorating and unforgettable experiences of my college years. It was the 3rd annual Summit in Berkeley, CA. [...]

State of Hip-Hop 23 Comments

Political hopefuls who once courted rappers, before suddenly realizing that “filthy rap lyrics” are the leading cause of all problems in society, are now calling for hip-hop’s head on a platter. Ignoring the larger issue at hand, the role played by corporate sponsors who make huge dividends from derogatory rap songs and the socio-economic climate [...]

my sweetie 21 Comments

Wale – My Sweetie (directed by tabi Bonney) from tabi Bonney on Vimeo. 2009 was a great year for us; we experienced a lot unexpected positive outcomes, and a lot of our hard work came to fruition.  As soon as we were ready to call it a year and start working on 2010, Dawit gets [...]