Thursday, April 8, 2010

E.A.R.T.H. (E.verything A.round R.evolves T.hru H.iphop)

E.A.R.T.H. (E.verything A.round R.evolves T.hru H.iphop)
"We hope to get the masses influenced by our sound of hip hop. Many have come before and never will they be forgotten. We are the newcomers to a tradition that must be upheld" - E.A.R.T.H.
Since the formation of the group in 2002, E.A.R.T.H. (which stands for Everything Around Revolves Through Hip Hop) has been making noise in the southern
California music scene. Comprised of four members (Write Words, NOE, Double Negative and Ro Tone) with different ethnic and cultural backgrounds, E.A.R.T.H. is a multicultural hip-hop group who is bridging the gap between different social and ethnic backgrounds.

Constantly compared to the legends of Hip-hop such as; De La Soul, A Tribe Called Quest and Outkast “These cats are crazy. You guys are incredible; definitely won’t be long before you guys can be heard with the rest of the hiphop cats such as Outkast. You remind me of De La Soul; Ya’ll are like the West coast De La Soul to me, that’s one of my favorite hip-hop groups ever in hip-hop. Ya’ll are dope” - Tim Kelley & Bob Robinson (6-time Grammy Producers)

As a group, we embrace poignant, witty, well thought out lyrics, which at times are positive and geared towards exciting everybody. We have mass appeal and we easily appeal to those who like underground and mainstream/commercial hip-hop music.

E.A.R.T.H. released our 1st album self titled in 2005. It had modest success however; the song "Feeling Good, Feeling Great" became an underground sensation voted top 10 songs of 2006 by and became a featured group. "Feeling Good, Feeling Great" featured in many other internet radio sites and even an independent film.
Our sophomore album “Grass Roots: From The Ground Up,” was recently released in April of 2009 and have gained praised for its clever songs such as “Sexin’ After Textin” and metaphorical song about superheroes “Superman Lyrics.” With its “Feel Good Music” sound, no wonder listening to E.A.R.T.H. will make you “Feelin’ Alive” and “Get Off The Wall.”

mtvU Campus Invasion Tour in 2007 where E.A.R.T.H. shared stages with R&B singer Monica, Fabolous, Rick Ross, Crime Mob, Rich Boy, Shop Boyz and The Pack.
E.A.R.T.H has also shared stages with artists; Far East Movement (FM), Pacific Division, Copywrite,  E-Swift, 2mex, Sly Boogie, Nina Sky, Dirty Birdy, Twista, Killer Mike, Defari, Evidence, and many others. Recently Nominated for mtvU Woodie Awards 2009.
Recommended Tracks on the album Grass Roots: From The Group Up:
·        Track 3 – Feelin Alive
·        Track 4 – Sexin’ After Textin’
·        Track 7 – Feel Good Music

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Thursday, April 1, 2010


Erykah Badu is a recording artist and actress who, until recently, was best known as "The First Lady of Neo-Soul" for her eccentric, musical mix of R&B, hip-hop and jazz. 
 Now, she has captured the entire world's attention by straying from her previously accredited high-fashion sense, to a fresher version--stripping naked in public to conclude her latest music video "Window Seat"  on March 17th.
The video is a one-take, slow motion stroll by Badu through the infamous Dealy Plaza in Dallas, Texas, at the very spot where President Kennedy was assassinated 47-years ago. Badu slowly takes off her clothes  while walking in front of adults and children, who are touring the hallowed and ill-fated path that Kennedy's motorcade took on Elm Steet before he was fatally shot in 1963.
Badu stands nude as the sound of a gunshot rings out, and her head snaps back violently. She then falls dead onto the pavement as the frame freezes on her sprawled nakedness--and you hear Badu narrate the closing words:
"They who play it safe are quick to assasinate what they do not understand.  They move in packs ingesting more and more fear with every act of hate on one another. They feel most confident in groups, with less guilt to swallow.  They are us.  This is what we have become, afraid to respect an individual.  A single person within a circumstance, can move one to change--to love evolve". 
From what I gather based on various articles and her personal Twitter texts, Badu was trying to overcome her own individual fears, while combating what she calls the "Group Think" style of modern society. "I will not express my opinion if it opposes those I love and fear", she states. 
Badu admits she was petrified while shooting this video, but that lliberation began to set in, and she conquered many fears in those few moments. "I hope it will encourage others to do the same in their own way, and  I wasn't embarrassed by my nudity... because I was too busy looking for cops", she said. 
In fact, Badu was lucky not to have been arrested for indecent exposure, however, no one reported her-- and she also broke the law by filming without a permit. 
While escaping prosecution, Badu did not avert strong criticism from the press, and strong public outcry from nation-wide well as those who saw it in person. Adult tourists were heard shouting: "This is a public place. You ought to be ashamed--put on your clothes".
All in all, I feel Badu showed poor taste and dis-respect, not only for common public decency, but for what's become a sacred public landmark (Dealy Plaza) that has marked time, and become a focal point of our national growth..
Perhaps I'll include more on Erykah Badu the 39-year old musical artist and actress in future blogs, as her successes include six albums and five film appearances--including her role as Rose Rose, an incest-victim daughter in the movie hit "The Cider House Rules".(One of my favorites)
But for now, Badu is the woman with the hottest music video around (a true 'walk on the wild side'), that was intended to overcome fear--and instead inspired controversy, along with a quantum-leap in fame.
You can also catch Erykah Badu on Streetwise Radio by logging on to
Thanks, keep reading and listening.
Sincerely, PeteCam4
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