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Entertainment Biz: Hammonds & Hoops

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The best asset anyone in entertainment biz (business) can have is a smart and dedicated attorney. I have a special Detroit is Different Podcast with Attorney’s Stephanie Hammonds & Daniel Hoops. This was a panel discussion hosted in August as part of the Ortheia Barnes Music Festival. Stephanie Hammonds has been my attorney for years. I don’t trust anyone more that her when it comes to contracts, representation, support, and legal business advice. Daniel Hoops is a friend/ mentor of mine that represents many of my mentors (RIP Proof, Derrick May, & many others). Attorneys Hammonds and Hoops join me for a fulfilling discussion about planning, business, and protecting your assets.

Science of Ghetto Tech

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Techno music was birthed in Metro-Detroit from the Belleville Three of Juan Atkins, Derrick May, and Kevin Saunderson (Derrick May is one of closest music mentors, LOVE D!). The development of the sound has grown through Underground Resistance & Mike Banks, and my neighborhood’s own Carl Craig, and many more. As the music shaped and molded, Detroit also birthed Ghetto Tech. Ghetto Tech led with 808 Kicks, heavy bass, and chorus style verses have moved parties in Detroit forever. DJ Assault, DK Kent, and more have classics that are staples of any Detroit party. Today hip-hop producers Drummer B and Nick Speed carry on the legacy of Ghetto Tech. The Science of Ghetto Tech is a feature about how Drummer B and Nick Speed make Ghetto Tech, why they make Ghetto Tech, and what’s next for the music.

If Detroit were Heaven Album

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In the fall of 2010 I began working on the ‘If Detroit were Heaven’ album. It started from my writing of the ‘If Detroit were Heaven’ song. I wanted to make a song edifying the Black history, culture, and classic destinations throughout Detroit. I used this song to provide balance for my ‘Teddy Bears tied up to Trees’ song from my inaugural ‘Preaching to the Choir’ album.

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A collective commitment of talented artists, long conversations, and hard work produced ‘If Detroit were Heaven.’ It’s my best and most complete work as an artist. The album explores a series of subject matter centered around my belief in self, Detroit, and philosophy. The music is a gumbo of sound accented with impressions of Hip-hop, Jazz, Electronic, and Soul rhythms. Producers Ian Sherman and Engineer Lumumba Reynolds truly brought to life a dynamic work of art. Including the amazing album cover by my friend, producer, and an inspiration for the album, Sterling Toles.

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If Detroit were Heaven by Khary WAE Frazier
Album Credits Copyright All Rights reserved to General Population Music 2015

01. Listen to Cognition
Performed Khary WAE Frazier & DJ Drummer B; Written by K. Frazier
Produced by Ian Sherman; Mixed & Mastered by Lumumba Reynolds

02. This is it (What)
Performed Khary WAE Frazier; Written by K. Frazier
Produced by Joe Black & Ian Sherman; Mixed & Mastered by Lumumba Reynolds

03. If Detroit were Heaven
Performed Khary WAE Frazier; Written by K. Frazier
Produced by Joe Black & Ian Sherman; Mixed & Mastered by Lumumba Reynolds

 

04. It’s So Fresh 
Performed Khary WAE Frazier & Ashley Nicole; Written by K. Frazier
Produced by Ian Sherman; Mixed & Mastered by Lumumba Reynolds

 

05. Been Hustlin’
Performed Khary WAE Frazier & Ashley Nicole; Guitar by Eric Campbell; Written by K. Frazier
Produced by Sterling Toles; Mixed & Mastered by Lumumba Reynolds

06. Hot Summer Nights
Performed Khary WAE Frazier & Stephanie Thornton; Written by K. Frazier
Produced by DJ Drummer B; Mixed & Mastered by Lumumba Reynolds

If Detroit were Heaven 2015 album release by Khary WAE Frazier
If Detroit were Heaven 2015 album release by Khary WAE Frazier

07. Round & Around
Performed Khary WAE Frazier & Lola Damone; Written by K. Frazier
Produced by Ian Sherman; Mixed & Mastered by Lumumba Reynolds

08. Music Thinking
Performed Khary WAE Frazier & Lola Damone; Written by K. Frazier & F. Shabazz
Produced by Ian Sherman; Mixed & Mastered by Lumumba Reynolds

09. Ms America
Performed Khary WAE Frazier; Written by K. Frazier
Produced by Ian Sherman; Mixed & Mastered by Lumumba Reynolds

10. I’m My Own Police
Performed Khary WAE Frazier; Guitar by Eric Campbell; Written by K. Frazier
Produced by Sterling Toles; Mixed & Mastered by Lumumba Reynolds

11. Snowflakes Shine
Performed Khary WAE Frazier & PEACE; Written by K. Frazier
Produced by Ian Sherman; Mixed & Mastered by Lumumba Reynolds

12. Wish You the Best
Performed Khary WAE Frazier; Written by K. Frazier
Produced by Ian Sherman; Mixed & Mastered by Lumumba Reynolds

WAE Music: I Oh My featuring Shiron Denise

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I oh My

Performed by Khary WAE Frazier & Shiron Denise
Notes of an Artist/Activist album released in 2009
Produced by Ian Sherman
Written by K. Frazier & I. Sherman
Hip-hop Vocalist Khary WAE Frazier
Soul Vocalist Shiron Denise

Verse One
Peace and blessings how I finish off letter
Cousin second tour of Iraq got him stressing
While I try to get better
People in the streets carrying concealed weapons
And moms getting older
And Detroit city push her blood pressure over
Feel like that but a whole lot younger
Praying for each other just to keep on going
While my brother on his knuckles
blew his bail out now he looking for a hustle
100K in a year get spent like nuthin
we grew up we just use to the struggle
and my hood stay changing
seniors passing on grandkids is my neighbors
so my block stay alive like Vegas
my man got strong armed over small paper
on his front porch face to face with a banger
since then I ain’t had a next door neighbor
. . . as we lose hope
politicians get indicted so how can I vote
. . . and my phone been tapped
best friend facing fed time caught up in a trap
and he just had a son so we talk about that
and avoid conversations bout what newspapers said
. . . as I listen to the music
I don’t even get the same feeling when I do it
More I know the business I wish I was I was clueless
Bout to be 30 so it feel like it’s useless
. . . but I hear the rhythm and see the reality of grandma sanging

Bronx NY @ Smart Monkii Studios with Cortland Hawkins
Bronx NY @ Smart Monkii Studios with Cortland Hawkins

Chorus
I Oh My Wondering Why
3x


Verse Two
asking god for less while thanking god for more
reality’s the same couple bucks away from poor
more that I get more I got to pay for
ask me for help situation like yours
I ain’t never had nuthin
I’m afraid of success that’s a different thing to stomach
:put my heart in a art that nobody respect
when I tell you I’m a rapper then you see me for less
own family think I’m wasting time I don’t got left
so I think about survival and I dream success
. . . as I script out lyrics
while searching for the god in the next man spirit
planning for my God Son that’s still an infant
born on my birthday his life gone be different
looking to the future with dreams of fulfillment
while I’m getting use to just living how I’m living

WAE Music: “It’s So Fresh” featuring Ashley Nicole

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It’s So Fresh featuring Ashley Nicole

Vocals Recorded at John Brown Jr. Studios by K. Frazier, Vocals performed by WAE and Ashley Nicole, Lyrics written by K. Frazier, Music Composed and Produced by Ian Sherman

Chorus
It’s So it’s So it’s So Fresh
It’s Dope it’s Fly it’s Phat it’s Def
… Sounds So Marvelous
Your ears are mine just be my guest
It’s So it’s So it’s So Fresh
It’s Dope it’s Fly it’s Phat it’s Def
… Sounds So Marvelous
Your ears are mine just be my guest

Verse 1
Growing up I had it good from my father and my mother
My big sister Dara and I was little brother
Motherdear was always round’ she was my favorite grandmother
Though I still love my Granny she would watch us in the summer
That’s when family was my friends the only 1’s I talked too
Raised me up’, fed me up, bathed me down and fought too
Got too much attention wasn’t young I was the youngest
Out of nine grandkids .. got the most loving
From no job retired pay/ They could baby sit me
I sat around all day and heard the stories they say
From uncle who? Aunt what? and cousin huh?
Coming over making plates and talking Southern talk
I was the baby boy I was the pride and joy
I got spoiled with the love cause I ain’t need no toys
And that was way, way back in the day
When life was fun things were cool those were the best of my days

Verse 2
I got a family full of women/ Each and every 1 different
But they all fed me up full of hugs and kisses
From Aunt Shirley number 1 to Aunt Shirley number 2
To trough my Aunt Mattie Aunt Francis and my Aunt Ruth
… these was my true teachers how I learned life lessons
Cause without my Aunt Shirley wouldn’t have a street presence
And without Aunt Darla wouldn’t know of true blessings
And Aunt Mattie show me that some people stay stressing
While my fine Aunt Avis always kept it the freshest
From her hats down to her dresses always left an impression
And they taught me whole life cause I learned men too
How they chew you up and spit you out after they befriend you
How the lies of a man can truly start to get you
And learned women as I watched and that was real too
drama saw the crying saw heartache and pain
Learned to listen learned to watch learned to learn the game

Verse 3
Older Cousins was the coolest ever/ Swear no 1 could do it better
LL, Moe D, Kwame or Salt and Pepa
Could step to my cousins in they Prince’s purple pleather’s
And a name charmed necklace
And a Dobbs with the feathers
With a jheri curl juiced like I-hop breakfast
And some kangaroo kicks just to put it altogether
Cause you couldn’t tell me that my cousins wasn’t cold
Made me want to be a teen and just stay that old
And my cousin Leon had 1’s and 2’s
Saw him doing hip-hop and it was so cool
To me he wasn’t Leon but DJ R2
And that’s 1 big reason why I do what I do
Right through him me and hip-hop got introduced
So the more that I listened the more the love grew
Seeing scratching seeing mixing seeing flipping the faders
He made Gemini’s like Techniques swear he was the greatest

WAE Music: “Living Proof (Young Black Youth)”

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Living Proof (Young Black Youth)
Written by K. Frazier // Vocals performed by Khary WAE Frazier
Produced & Composed by Joe Black
Mixed by John Brown Jr.
Recorded at Sights & Sounds Studios Southfield MI & John Brown Jr. Studios
From the ‘Broken English Ideologies’ EP 2015

VERSE ONE
Kids looking up to me I don’t know what to tell them
Ain’t no options out here cause Detroit done failed them
. . .So I try to just listen
And offer them some love if they make a bad decision
Though I wish things was different
Hard for me to justify still living where I’m living
Doing what I’m doing and getting what I’m getting
In Detroit skies I can clearly see a ceiling
Antiquated thoughts and old ideas
Of assembly lines and unionized men
Everything that’s left for the past 40 years
What the politicians say they can bring back here
And I wanna believe but its hard when you see
A college grads options just like a GED
And I wish things was different, . . .it ain’t up to me
I accept the worse, . .  it’s just what I think

VERSE TWO
Life ain’t fair and its worse if you Black
It’s the land of the free but the ghetto is a trap
it’s a state of mind not a place where we at
That don’t trust people but it will trust cash
we don’t understand how this philosophy is born
Evans family here what Plato was to Rome
So I brush it off with the books that I read
to shake off the laziness, jealousy and greed
with notes of Marcus Garvey thoughts of Faud Muhammad
quotes of Dudley Randle and Assata’s sonnets
cause without knowledge slavery’s not abolished
and I find myself even shackled to a dolla
//Hard places makes rocks get softer
Can’t find work? streets got job offers
Why young kids even robbing and shooting
And we blame parents, teachers, and music

VERSE THREE
I got a little homie who just graduated
Ex-dropout alternative education
As he thinking now that he can just make it
His alternative prison and basic training
It’s a harsh reality but a sad truth
When you can barely read college not you
You ain’t got no money college got you
You ain’t gotta plan life stops you
Things stack up as time moves on
thinking what’s next, not right or wrong
Why I make decisions that might risk it all
life is a hustle I can flip or I fall
On a high wire I’m Dominique Dawes
With my information that’s of value when I talk
Coming together everything’s in my palms
To catch all the snakes that fatten up the frogs

LIVE PROOF

 

Know

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Know(thatherhythmandsoul)

Song Performed by Motel Connection featuring Khary WAE Frazier
Music Composed, Arranged and Produced by  DJ Pisti of Motel Connection
Lyrics by Khary WAE Frazier
Song featured on Motel Connection’s ‘Vivace’ album 2013
visit www.motelconnection.net  to buy the song and album

INTRO

Sounds make up the music . . .The music is the songs . . .
And the song … the songs is lifestyle, what we do and who we are . . .
and for me . . . it is Life . . . the style and way it’s right

CHORUS 

Know-that-the rhythm-and-soul-is-for-mostly
Those-that-are-taking-control-of-their-own-reach
Know-that-the rhythm-and-soul-is-for-mostly
Those-that-are-taking-control-of-their-own-reach
Go with the flow
As it rolls
Through the mold
Don’t oppose
The unknown
Cause its worth all the gold
As our compass will show
We’re in motion for more
Through the beats and the notes
This the freedom of soul
VERSE ONE

When you listen – you can hear the reasons believing
Everything you heard has a meaning for keeping
Silence in the pocket and pieces with speeches
this a platform to reach them and teach them
// so I got to speak on it,  and Be on it
Take a stance and never leave on it
With melody and a message
Through the head knod hope you can get the essence
In the key of life songs as a reference
Mind on my money, hearts in my efforts
// . . .As I do it like this
You may wanna dance as words see fit
Kind of different, . . .different what I spit
This is a canvas for a brush with big
Death, Life, Love, and is
Speaking on now rights wrongs I did
VERSE TWO

Man I’m known for the truth
In these words . . . I can speak what I do
So my crew keep it loose
Ties worldwide on the block like you
And I don’t think nothing of it
A blessed man humble a lost one becoming
Fools have eyes bigger than their stomach
Gotta control what does and doesn’t
. . .Dimes come dozens
wanna change up what was that wasn’t
. . .(Now) Ain’t that something
I live in the now cause reality is constant
. . .As the world keep spinning
Misunderstandings make us seem different
. . .As the fears draw distance
Why I see myself and in a world that isn’t

 

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6-12- header B

Use to Be

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Use to Be

CLICK HERE TO BUY “USE TO BE” TODAY 

 

Song Performed by Khary WAE Frazier Music Played, Composed, Arranged and Produced by Joey Spina Lyrics by Khary WAE Frazier Song featured on the Notes of an Artist/ Activist I Album 2008 PRESS PLAY and HEAR THE MUSIC!

Yea yea check it

Chorus
I’m sick of hearing things ain’t how they use to be
I’m sick of hearing things ain’t how they use to be
I’m sick of hearing things ain’t how they use to be
Values alive in my people still alive in me

Verse One
I grew up man a whole lot different than most
Father lived for his family brother just lived to smoke
Before that, yo, he lived his life for the Panthers
Mama was my teacher (and) Granny fought off cancer
Just being a kid seeing how real life is
My hero full head of hair all came from a wig
Growing up wasn’t like BIG
Tom Hanks had a genie I saw people live
My Grandfathers … both was hustlers
One who stole cars … other one ran numbers
My Great Uncle knew Kwame Nkumrah
Same blood in my veins Ivory Coast first tutor
My Great Grandfather was a preacher
One of Selma Alabama’s first Black teachers
So I’m failing on my people if I’m not a leader
My Grandmother wrote Mary McCleod Bethune speeches
So I strive for achievement
Despite what they said keep on leading
Keep on leading
Keep on teaching

Verse Two
I got the spirit
I got the soul
I got the heart of a rebel
And I’m fighting off the devil
Anybody come to me ain’t getting on my level
It’s like … it’s like
I got the heart, the mind, the spirit and the soul
And I’m losing control
Just like
uh Yea

Bridge
I got the blood in my veins of a soldier and a king
Can’t step to me talking them things
Blood of a King in my veins
(laughing)

CLICK HERE TO BUY “USE TO BE” TODAY 

 

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