June 29, 2011

Mixtape: L - Just Rap

Torontos own L has a lot to say and is looking to take the world by storm with his latest release. "Just Rap" is 15 tracks packed with punchlines, reality, consciousness and all out fly sh*t! L's witty lyricism, visual storytelling and hunger is refreshing to hear in a time where so many artists just copy and paste.

Tracks to check for: Streets Is Blogging, Like that, Follow me, Thankful

Download: L - Just Rap

May 29, 2011

April 06, 2011

Video: Nas & Damien Marley ft Dennis Brown - Land Of Promise

Here's another visual Off the "Distant Relatives" project. Nas and Jr. Gong drop gems with assistance from the late, great legend singer Dennis Brown. After watching this I need to make a trip back to Jamdown ASAP!

March 09, 2011

Mood Music:

It was all a dream...

R.I.P: The Notorious B.I.G - 14 years later

Christopher George Latore Wallace
May 21, 1972 – March 9, 1997

On March 09, 1997 at the age of 24 the world lost a giant. Rapper Christoper " The Notorious B.I.G" Wallace's life was claimed after being shot and killed in Los Angeles. BIG was at the height of his career and a few weeks short of releasing the follow up to his classic debut "Ready To Die" His second album "Life After Death" unlike his first was the transition from the streets to the stage. The ever charasmatic Wallace provided a double album of stories mixed with his trademark of dark humour and potent lyricism. "Life After Death" was the growth of an artist becoming comfortable with the fruits of his labour, a new man looking to take over the world one song a time. Without a doubt "Ready To Die" and "Life After Death" were just glimpses of the potential Wallace had. In a short time Wallace created timeless music that still lives and thrives to this day. It's still hard to believe that it's been fourteen years since the passing of one of "Brooklyns Finest"   In paying homage I thought it only right to include his last interview with BET's Rap City.
Gone but never forgotten.

Rest In Peace

March 06, 2011

Juno D Lord - Wine & Grine

When I started Future Flavas I wanted this to be a forum of tradition. A place of motivation and inspiration from the past, present, and future. One individual who embodies tradition is my homie Jayrome. A true stand up guy Romes beginnings in the music industry started at home with his own Father Juno Kanhai aka Juno D Lord. Here is Juno D performing his hit "Wine & Grine" Check a young Jayrome @4:49

Let's keep the tradition going!


BBC Four: Reggae Britannia Documentary

BBC Four examine the influence of Reggae music throughout Great Britain in their documentary tittled “Reggae Britannia”. The influential form of music captivated a massive audience which would eventually see itself become a cornerstone of other musical genres including punk. A must see for the interviews itself "Reggae Britannia" gives a story of a rich history and it's earliest beginnings from a music form created in Jamaica to its eventual British translation. Check it out!

Mood Music:

February 11, 2011

Video: Erykah Badu - Gone Baby, Don't Be Long

It's Friday and if you're like me the weekend couldnt come any sooner. Here is a smooth joint to help the day go by. Off the dope New Amerykah Part II: Return Of The Ankh Ms. Badu provides visuals for track 5. Check it out.

February 07, 2011

Video: J.Dilla - Still Shining' (Documentary)

Legendary producer/artist J.Dilla is a wunderkind who truly touched the souls of all those who encountered his music. It's hard to believe that it's been four years since his passing. His contributions to "Hip Hop" as a culture is endless. His discography reads like a who's who of Hip Hop. From ATCQ to Common to Slum Village and more. The list seems endless. As a fan what made me pay attention was his details and genuine love for his craft. His music is timeless and records made ten years ago sound just as fresh as the the day they were created. Directed by Brian "B.Kyle" Atkins "Still Shining" is look at the man from those closest to him. Peep the breakdown of the various segments after the jump.

Video: Nas & Damien Marley - Patience

Just something for your thoughts off the criminally slept-on "Distant Relatives" project.

January 20, 2011

Video: Steve Stoute - Influencers: In-depth Series

With 2011 I hope to make FF not just a spot to showcase the inner workings of my mind but to also drop gems of inspiration by providing more content on not only music, but arts and culture. With my first post of the new year Translation CEO Steve Stoute drops a few gems on branding and what it takes to take your brand to the next level. Watch and learn.