#GenerationalGap | HipHop Then vs. Now

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The League of Extraordinary Cyphers- “LeagueSet” Edition

The League starts the upcoming summer off right with the first of many Cypher sessions. For the first series of Cyphers The League is paying homage to all the greatest Groups of NYC. Starting off with Dipset, The League put’s their lyrical abilities on display to some classic instrumentals. be on the look out for more Cyphers from the League as they will go all over the map to pay homage to all the greatest groups in Hip-Hop History from the south to the west and everything in between!!! With WiseMind Films behind the lens we bring you the first video of the series!

Full Interview for Jaja Gibore

Meet The Man Behind the Myth!

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Jaja Gibore sits down with WiseMind Films to talk about his musical endeavors as well as what he is up to when not on the Microphone. JaJa Gibore has an extensive catalog of music as well as countless features with artist from all over. Not one to be shy, Mr.Gibore shares with us his creative Continue reading

Interview Teaser for JaJa Gibore

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JaJa Gibore is a multi-talented individual. Jaja is in tune with every aspect and angle of music. This man lives, eats, and breathes his craft and it shows with every project he drops. Recently WiseMind Films caught up with JaJa in between his busy schedule and spoke about various topics. Mr.Gibore, as he is also known, doesn’t have any plans on slowing down and is making moves outside of just being an artist. He wants to have a legacy and his thought process is that of a young Mogul. JaJa Understands that although music is timeless, us as humans are not. We have an expiration date and JaJa wants to be remembered long after that! So be on the lookout for the full interview where we get a closer look at the Black Saesar, The Man behind the Myth, JaJa Gibore!

Un Enemigo Disconsiderado (A Thoughtless Enemy) || A WiseMind Original Short

This short film was shot about 2-3 years ago. It did not have a script or any real planning to it other than just pick up a camera and make a short. With limited resources and the ambition to make something, we came up with this. There are several reasons as to why we didn’t initially want to put this out there to be scrutinized and criticized to death (due to the poor lighting audio, and pretty much this being the 1st actual short film that WiseMind Films attempted), but then we recently found the footage in an old hard drive and decided to play around with it. It’s always good to revisit your work and compare to see how far you have come. It obviously isn’t going to win any awards or go viral but it’s a completed project that actually has potential to be expanded on. For those are following WiseMind Films you will eventually see with our future projects that they are all connected one way or another. Some of the hints and clues wont be so easy to pick up on but those who have a good eye will notice these little things.

 

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“Earning your first penny on tsu” New video by WiseMind Films

What is all the hype with tsu? Well, tsu is a fresh new social media platform that pays you to post original quality content. It’s just like Facebook, IG, and twitter except the goal is to get users to engage one another and share great content. You are not going to get rich overnight with tsu, but honestly a few bucks to post awesome content is worth the time. According to tsu they differ from everyone else in the sense that they share the advertisement revenue with all its users. So the more people like your post, share it, and comment on it means the more eyes are on your page, which in turn means a bigger slice of the pie. Once a user has $100 in their tsu bank they can redeem the money, and tsu will send you a check. Yes it is real, some users have posted videos and pictures of their checks.  Since it’s launch in October we have seen some users really soar and gain thousands of followers by simply sharing great content and not overwhelming their audience with spammy BS! For the average tsu user, who only has a few hundred friends and followers the road to $100 is a long one, if you find your niche on tsu and gain momentum then you will get to those hundreds alot faster. Since earning money on tsu can be so difficult, the moment when you see your first $0.01 in that account is an amazing moment. To think we spent all these years creating memes and trendy hash-tags for free on these other sites!

Here is a brand new comedy sketch commemorating that moment you earn your first penny on tsu! Brought to you by WiseMind Films!

 

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“518 Hope” (Official Video) G.Bags FT. Shave Bird

The First visual off G.Bags 3rd installment of the YFFR series, we bring you 518 Hope. Directed, Shot, and Edited by WiseMind Films, we see G.Bags and Shave Bird spit over Faboulous’  “The Hope” off the Soul Tape 3 mixtape. In this track G.Bags sticks to what he know which is #HardBars and NY Love. It’s no secret that G.Bags reps NY all day and he provided us with some memorable lines such as “I’m from the era of the clue tapes, had to keep my boots laced/kill a nigga with an old gun, catch a new case” obviously paying homage to D.J Clue’s mixtape series back in the 90’s. Everybody had a dub of a clue tape, it was essential to have back in those days if you were a real Hip-Hop head. Another quotable off the track is “we from New York, why ya’ll acting like chicago niggas?” This line stood out the most because if you look around we have tons of new artist and even some established ones from NY, that if you didnt know any better you would think came from Chief Keef’s neck of the woods. Now while there is nothing wrong with embracing a different sound, and style but ultimately you must be true to your roots. G.Bags also has a knack for finding a way to include current events into his rhymes in a matter that doesn’t seem forced, he raps “These dudes a cold rats, these are known facts/ Thats why I don’t fuck with you niggas, like the clippers owner” This being a play off the whole Donald Sterling debacle that occurred recently. Not only was Donald Sterling used for inspiration, Jay-Z’s now infamous run in with sister-in law Solange was also used as fuel, “Internet thugs, online they hella gangsta/ see me in and wont do nothing, they Beyonce in the elevator”. Shave Bird comes in on the second half of the song and does not disappoint. His flow is smooth and compliments G.Bags more aggressive demeanor. Bird spits, “Chain Husky and the wrist game looking stupid/Yellow cannery diamonds, but the bezel looking blueish”, Bird captivates the listener with colorful imagery but still manages to feed the streets ears with “Man I love that money so the coke talk is fluent/like 6 grams on an ounce make a fiend stupid”. Overall The track does not disappoint unless you looking for catchy hooks, and nursery rhymes. Go and get your copy of YFFR3 now here only $5 and well worth it!

“The Warm Up” (Promo) G.Bags ft Sidney McDonald

In today’s musical landscape you don’t see too many artist (outside of the mainstream) who take their time putting a project together. Most of the time artist will release a freestyle here and there to the latest track that’s buzzing on the radio, and will drop a few other singles before slapping all these random songs together and calling it a mixtape. The market is so overwhelmingly saturated with music that mixtapes come and go at the drop of hat and WE, the consumer, don’t even realize it unless it comes from a big name artist that is force fed to us through radio and TV. Imagine how difficult it is for an Independent artist to separate themselves from the thousands of other trying to make it.  As hard as it is to market your project without a big budget or record label behind you, it still can be done. Take G.Bags (YFFR) for example, who is making his return to the music scene 06/25/14 with the release of his 3rd solo mixtape YFFR3. Since he dropped YFFR1 on March 9th 2011 Bags has made it very clear that he is a firm believer in #BarsoverBullshit. His Lyric heavy mixtapes have garnered him tons of fans in the 518 and beyond that genuinely support his music and are actually excited for his newest release. This time around Bags opted to not just release a few songs for the public’s listening pleasure, instead he decided to market his project on social media in the form of promo videos sampling different songs of the project. The anticipation for YFFR3 is getting stronger by the day and the beauty of it is people are actually re-posting the promo video on their own accord simply because they support this mans effort to promote his project. In his latest Promo video, G.Bags is joined by Sidney McDonald of EveriExposure.com to promote YFFR3.