Monday, December 31, 2012

Celebrating Black colleges and the men of Alpha Phi Alpha ...

What you think Obatala ? Lol

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India Arie & Raul Midon - Back to the middle NSJ 2007

KUUMBA!


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India Arie - Video (1 of 3)

Music is my madness righteously so . . ul.


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India Arie - Strength, Courage, and Wisdom (3 of 3)

True . . .


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Sweet Honey in the Rock Performs "Stranger" at NPR

Creative sisters...


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Gil Scott-Heron "Winter In America" (1974)

Yes indeed . . .


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Day Sixth

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As-Salāmu `Alaykum good people.  Blessing out to the universe, peace and tolerance.  Bless spread to those enduring critical life altering circumstance . Let us offer a prayer for peace to all and reflect on the past Year cautiously reviewing ones priorities. Happy  day 6 On the sixth day the black candle is lit, then the farthest left red, the farthest right green, the next red, the next green and then the final red candle. This represents the 6th principle of Kwanzaa - Kuumba (koo-OOM-bah): Creativity  - embrace your individual uniqueness and explore your creativity share the joy of a beautiful being. Peace, Love out to the universe . 
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Sunday, December 30, 2012

A Tribe called quest - check the rhime

Word Queens ... Love this cut.


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A since of purpose ... I LOVE YOU!!!

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Peace and love Happy Kwanzaa On the fifth day the black candle is lit, then the farthest left red, the farthest right green, the next red and then the next green candle. This represents the 5th principle of Kwanzaa - Nia (NEE-ah): Purpose we must continue the tradition and uplifting the community thru rites of passage for our sons especially now and mentoring programs for our young sisters. We must make this like our tithes a year round continuation to our sustainability as a people giving back to the hood unselfishly without pimping out people because we all must LOVE one another sister and brother.  Just do it because ...  I love you family just because I love you. Peace to all with my ending until tomorrow another day of light Insha'Allah . Lepadah

Friday, December 28, 2012

Beginning anew,thankful & reflecting.

Happy 95th to Dr. Ben!

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As-Salāmu `Alaykum good people.  Anew beginning people is upon us. I wish for us to be mindful of all those who are not present making their transition to a restful place. So much sadness, unnecessary hate, we are living in the killing fields unable to detach ourselves from racism,violence,greed. Our Holy books reveal days of tribulation times difficult to deal with, famine through out the land, turmoil between parent and child, financially bankrupt with no clear future only a civilization that is destine to fall with our proclaim power we are powerless against the Supreme Being and the elements of nature. Prophets, Rabbis, Minister offer little comfort at moments when truth is hard to hide are mask over. My shades have been removed and I refuse to see another picture. Remember the joy, anguish of heavy hearts and forgiving souls. Remembering the great ones . . . and the lost. a special prayer out to the one who know me best that unlock my chest, viewed sin and capture alight. I would like to wish a an early HAPPY BORN DAY to warrior, noted historian, writer and Legendary Afrocentric scholar, who will be celebrating life at the fine age of 95 this New Year Eve. A marvelous King amongst us to still feathering knowledge to the mass thank you in name of the Beneficent for gracious mercy allowing this warrior presence. Peace onto Brother Sharpton, Sadig, Mandela, President Barack Obama … the list is endless. Peace and be bless . Universal Love to all. Special thanks to The Amsterdam News for disseminating necessary information to the Village . Congratulation to my beautiful daughter Yasmine and Kylan on their soon be jumping the broom... Love you both lol ... Also let not forget Brother Sadig Jama today your prayer ...Allahuma rabbi-nas adhhabal ba'sa, ashfi wa entashafi, la shifa' illa shifa'uka shifa' la yughadiru saqama.
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Thursday, December 27, 2012

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Happy Kwanza! Happy being in my temple of familiar...

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Everyday blessing and prayer to the teacher ...Allahuma rabbi-nas adhhabal ba'sa, ashfi wa entashafi, la shifa' illa shifa'uka shifa' la yughadiru saqama. Life, love and peace  Insha'Allah . Peace one love to all. Happy Kwanza!
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Happy Holidays everyone universal peace & love.

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As-Salāmu `Alaykum good people.  Blessing out to the universe, peace and tolerance.  Love out to my angel babies & special blessing to Brother, friend Sadig and a big Happy Holiday out to Ohio's Shaker Heights    . One love to all my Family especially Yasmine Sadig and Khalil love y'all.  May we remember all those in need year round not just today but everyday in name of the Supreme one of all things .
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Monday, December 24, 2012

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Christmas Eve Lepadah

Lepadah Christmas Eve 2012


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Martha and The Vandellas - Dancing In The Street (Ready Steady Go)

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the supremes i hear a symphony

Supreme


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The Supremes - Baby Love

Baby!


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Marvin Gaye - How Sweet It Is To Be Loved by You (1965)

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Prayer for Peace for all ...

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As-Salāmu `Alaykum good people.  Blessing out to the universe, peace and tolerance. Rev. Al Sharpton is shedding light this morning on 107.5 fm.  During this chaotic season of Holiday celebration and tragedies one can not ignore those who are still suffering from Sandy, Sandy Hook, Fiscal Cliff quagmire and parables of life which must acknowledge .  Baby it's cold outside and my thoughts and prayer goes out to Far Rock etc who are still unsettle and displaced. As we all know the status of the historical Lenox Lounge which I've for the past few weekends attending terrific jazz sets staying to the wee hour and the last jam and yes this is it . I must say the Lenox is still jamming until the perspective date so I want to encourage all to go listen to some super beautiful LIVE music in The Village of HARLEM!  Special prayer out to a really beautiful brother those who kniw of what I speak let me say ...Allahuma rabbi-nas adhhabal ba'sa, ashfi wa entashafi, la shifa' illa shifa'uka shifa' la yughadiru saqama. To my Teacher, man of conviction and my confidant friend for life all this blessing for his sustainability Insha'Allah . Peace one love to all.
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Freddie Hubbard, Leon Thomas - Jazz Jamboree 79

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Mtume Umoja Ensemble - The Prayer (Sifa Zote)

Keep on...


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Real Jazz - Andy & The Bey Sisters - Smooth Sailing

A 4 am roll


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Gary Bartz - Music Is My Sanctuary (HD)

Life!


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Saturday, December 22, 2012

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Maxwell Stripped - Simply Beautiful HD

One mo time my fav!


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The Temptations - I Wish It Would Rain

Temptation mood lord have mercy!


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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Miles Davis - I Fall in Love Too Easily

Right'


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Mind medley by Lepadah - Draft II

A Mind Medley 

 

 

 

Let his music play 

not yet; unless

freeing  marred heart 

married comic roots;  never rooted

plant his hefty contralto 

warbling melodic enter course ears to hear

groan,moan, howl intensity

groove move divas into danceteria 

red light district, red parrot's, Adam's red apple 

inferno confess flames 

float lifted carriages 

arm full steatopygia women 

cut loose bridle caboose 

raise her natural rhyme 

determine spirituals 

shouting souls of card counting Christians

flood rose land rhythm chronicles

dice/chip slam casino tables

able to express yourself 

let his music play 

deep dig the  grind of sanctified organ keys 

knight in gal detail 

maroon mashing floor

swing swans definition 

Bearden "Black Odyssey"

strobe stencil experimental 

faddy webb wit trick those sticks 

clicking drum dribble 

wand diviner knot Mobley instead of Trane

same old thing

no more runs on familiar tracks

set "a caddy for daddy"

I like old things, seasoned & meaty things

intelligent, mystical rings

for bells to tell tales

warriors to shear 

those to hear the strip of gut strings 

to let the music play  . . . on & on

 

© 2012 Lepadah

Mind medley by Lepadah - Draft II

Mind medley by Lepadah - Draft II

A Mind Medley

Let his music play not yet; unless
freeing marred heart married comic roots; never rooted
plant his hefty contralto warbling melodic enter course ears to hear
groan,moan, howl intensity
groove move divas into danceteria red light district, red parrot's, Adam's red apple inferno confess flames float lifted carriages arm full steatopygia women cut loose bridle caboose raise her natural rhyme determine spirituals shouting souls of card counting Christians
flood rose land rhythm chronicles
dice/chip slam casino tables
able to express yourself let his music play deep dig the grind of sanctified organ keys knight in gal detail maroon mashing floor
swing swans definition Bearden "Black Odyssey"
strobe stencil experimental faddy webb wit trick those sticks clicking drum dribble wand diviner knot Mobley instead of Trane
same old thing
no more runs on familiar tracks
set "a caddy for daddy"
I like old things, seasoned & meaty things
intelligent, mystical rings
for bells to tell tales
warriors to shear those to hear the strip of gut strings to let the music play . . . on & on

© 2012 Lepadah


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Mind Medley by Lepadah - rough draft II

Mind medley by Lepadah draft II 12_2012.m4a Listen on Posterous

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Monday, December 17, 2012

Common - I Used To Love HER

Used to and still do...


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Sunday, December 16, 2012

Miles Davis and John Coltrane Autumn Leaves

Dedicated to our Autumn Pascal Pryce our Autumn in December we always remember your beauty heavens Angel... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjZ_iPx68VY&feature=youtube_gdata_player


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Saturday, December 15, 2012

Gun America...

Think about it!

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Friday, December 14, 2012

Monday, December 10, 2012

NAS - It Aint Hard To Tell

Really!


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Nas - Made You Look

C'mon Queen's rep hard NAS


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Sunday, December 9, 2012

Black Ivory Don't Turn Around Live 1972

To Baby ... Saw Black Ivory last year still got HEAT!!!


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A night in Harlem...

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As-Salāmu `Alaykum good people.  Blessing out to the universe, peace and tolerance. Rev. Al Sharpton is shedding light this morning on 107.5 wbls . Last night shower scenting one with Magnolia Pear a delicious soap from South of France in preparation for a night out at the historical Lenox Lounge featuring "Hot Lips" Super baddddd Joey Morant & Catfish Stew rocked the house with early goodbye. The place was nicely pack, musician swinging their axe and a sure enough Harlem swag. Last night the air flavor New Orleans reminisce that of Louis Armstrong blowing the brass snake a wicked hot set topped off with the late night jam including an outstanding blues singer, there dancing,singing and a WHOLE LOTTA Uptown LOVE!!! Scribbling a poem in my journal which the great Joey Morant stopped and chat about my write and autograph under my promise piece ...the evening in Harlem PRICELESS .  Sending out mucho universal love to Far Rock,  Coney Island help is needed please volunteer and give the gift of humanity. Peace and love to my angels !!!
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Last few weeks @ Lenox Lounge was packed last night

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Saturday, December 8, 2012

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Charles Mingus - Orange Was The Color Of Her Dress, Then Blue Silk

They're so cool blow you into a breeze and fucking freeze baby!


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Charles Mingus - Moanin'

Goddamn!!!


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Dave Brubeck - Take Five - 1966

Remember ...


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Monday, December 3, 2012

Saturday, December 1, 2012