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[VIDEO] @RealTalkRaps – ‘Memoirs Of A Modern-Day Griot’, Episode 2: ‘The Opening Act’

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There’s nothing like an independent artist on their grind. This is just another example of hard work and dedication in motion. Take a look into the day Real T@lk opened for Big Boi + Killer Mike on 5/1/13 at Park West in Chicago, IL for The Shoes For Running World Tour.

Inspiration/Meaning: A griot (pronounced gree-oh or gree-ot) is a West African travelling historian, storyteller, praise singer, poet and/or musician. The griot is a keeper of oral tradition. Real T@lk identifies as a griot; not only is he an artist, but he’s African-American. Most African-Americans are descendants of slaves that were originally taken from West Africa, hence… “Memoirs Of A Modern-Day Griot“. This is the first episode of an ongoing documentary that gives a glimpse of a modern-day griot’s journey and the individuals that he or she may encounter along the way. Enjoy!

Episode 2: “The Opening Act”, Memoirs Of A Modern-Day Griot [mini documentary]

WBRN Radio – Episode 12: The Fat Tape Part 1

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Back in the 90s through the early 2000s, Hip Hop enthusiasts used to scramble to the news stand / grocery store to grab their favorite Hip Hop magazine. From the dope articles to the album ratings, another jewel was the “Fat Tape” section, where the magazine picked a few of their favorite joints for you to put on a cassette and make your very own mixtape. I wanted to bring that feeling back with this episode. Vibe out to this mix!

Mobb Deep ft Lil Kim – “Quiet Storm (Remix)”
Digable Planets – “Cool Like That”
The Beatnuts – “Watch Out Now”
Big Pun ft The Beatnuts – “Off The Books”
Naughty By Nature – “Hip Hop Hooray”
A Tribe Called Quest – “Award Tour”
Ol’ Dirty Bastard – “Shimmy Shimmy Ya”
A Tribe Called Quest – “Can I Kick It?”
High & Mighty ft Skillz, Mos Def – “B-Boy Document ’99”
Outkast – “Two Dope Boyz (In A Cadillac)”
Bahamadia – “Uknowhowwedu”
Mos Def ft Q-Tip, Tash – “The Body Rock”
Camp Lo – “Black Nostaljack AKA Come On”
AZ – “Sugar Hill”
BlackStar ft Common – “Respiration”