Posts Tagged ‘madlib’

January 22, 2010

i have moved

4 further adventures involving cake

hip hop

cute boyz

& the love revolution

please come this way

lord quasmas

December 30, 2009

well december 25th happened again

i had some robbers round 4 T

& we shared the cake with Lord Quas

the cake is *Cakemates* from Raw Magic. i put in 1 tbsp suma, 2 tsp Etherium Gold, 2 tbsp Crystal Manna, 1 tbsp he shou wu, 1 tbsp mucuna & 1 tbsp purple corn.

ho ho ho indeed.

quasi loved it.

randoms part 23

December 3, 2009


WOMENS LIBERATION: ladies, how many times have U used the internet 2 express truths & reveal creativities & connect with cake mates that U wld have found it harder 2 do within the limitations of ye olde 3D worlde? Facecook is the new wave of female emancipation….

timmy riding bareback

woo hoo!

had a glorious time at manna the other nite. here is kyle being an ecstatic being.

had a brilliant review from nina at inspiral >>>>>

looking 4wd soooo much 2 LA

AND ima gettin me a Lord Quas 4 christmas

fall in love

September 16, 2009


Since I’ve got my Ruff Draft tattoo, I’ve been talking to people more about Dilla and what the music means to me. Which is a good thing, because I love talking about it but people are usually more often interested in asking me if I know a recipe for raw hummus or if I can get them a discount on a dehydrator.

I’ve always loved music, ever since I was 10 and I was the only person I knew who bought Smash Hits. I’ve always loved dance music, ever since we were 15 and we used to go to Cinderella’s and the Mud. I’ve always loved hip hop, ever since I was 17 and wore out my copy of It takes a Nation of Millions by playing it so repeatedly I wore out the grooves and had to buy a second copy. Peoples Instinctive Rhythms was the first CD I ever bought. I can’t pinpoint exactly when I fell in love with Dilla. He is so underground, contemporary conscious hip hop is so deeply imbued with his sound, the chances are you fall in love with his music before you even know his name. But to me his music represents the next rung on the ladder, the next evolutionary link in the chain of finding the sounds that uplift my spirit to a whole new level.

Dilla’s music touches that sweet place in my soul in the way no other musician can. Sure, everyone makes tunes that do that at times, and that’s why we love music so much. But Dilla does it every time, he hits the honey, he starts the show, he plays the ace card.

I have my dark days like everyone else, and when I’m feeling low there’s two things I’ll do straight away. Make a cake and play some Dilla. Listening to his music always makes me feel that I’m not alone, that everything is OK, and that pain can be sweetened with the right tunes and the right dinner.

“J Dilla Changed my Life” is a hip hop cliché. But Dilla didn’t just change my life, he saved my life. His music gives me the strength to go on in those moments when I forget how. His music makes me feel totally at home in a way other artists have touched on before – Prince, Minnie Riperton, Stevie Wonder – but not so consistently and so currently. Prince reminds me of when I was 13. Q Tip reminds me of when I was 17. Dilla makes me feel alive now.

Which is all I ever really want. To feel that sense of being fully open to the moment and its unfolding. Dilla has given me that gift more than any other musician I have come across in this lifetime. And music has given me that gift more than any other path I have come across in this lifetime. Raw foods, a close second, and yoga third, but always first in my heart is the music.

For that I hold Dilla in the very highest esteem, and in recognition of his greatness, I chose to have the Ruff Draft logo tattooed on my arm. For those that know, I hope it will give them as much pleasure seeing it there as it does me. And you know what they say – for those that don’t know, get to know.

RIP James Yancey 1974-2006.


Nothing Like This – Dilla mix


Intro – J Dilla

For my Man’s – Madlib

Baby –  J Dilla feat. Guilty Simpson

Nothing like This – J Dilla

The Light – Common

The Love – A Tribe Called Quest

Time: Donut of the Heart – J Dilla

So Far to Go – J Dilla

Sacrifice (Beataholic Thoughts) Madlib

Lightworks – J Dilla

Raise it Up – Slum Village

Fuck the Police – Jay Dee

Wild – J Dilla

Look of Love – Slum Village

Crushin – J Dilla

Starz – Jaylib

See That Boy Fly – J Dilla feat Illa J

Sometimes – Brand New Heavies feat. Q Tip

The Healer – Erykah Badu

Stop – J Dilla

Fall in Love  – Carlos Nino & Miguel Atwood-Ferguson

My August mix is downloadable here.

the 273rd post

June 23, 2009

this was my 1st entry on jun 21st 2008


princess leia gets priority seating on the train.

this is a photo of me outside a massage parlour in shoreditch in jun 08.


& same place again almost exactly a year later


have i changed?


sometimes its hard 2 put my life in2 words which is why i wanted 2 attempt here 2 put it in2 pictures. “magic” 4 me is an easy word 2 summarise the daily insights, interactions & serendipities which cause me 2 feel that life is an inherently joyous  & wondrous experience. its the odd moments, the tiny incidences which form the fabric of our days that make me believe life is a gift handed 2 us by a loving & beneficent creator.


i cant make my life make sense easily with words. as i go from hiphop 2 housework via tahini & tattoos, the worlds i travel thru seem disconnected, randomly thrust 2gether in a sequence which defies logic. 


but of course flying lotus & fo ti root, red mutha & reishi tea, do all have a connecting thread, & that is my love 4 them all.


we R the slash slash slash generation. not happy with labels, we usually need at least 3 (eg writer/mother/dancer). we can & we do do everything we believe we can. maybe my slashes R more random than most. but that doesnt make them any less real or less heartfelt.


my pictures R a testament 2 this blessing we call humanity.


they R a celebration of the diversity of a life lived outside the box.


i share them in the hope that they serve as an affirmation 4 us all that the good life is found in friends, family, food & music.


all we need is a heart that bursts with love & a mind that trusts fully in the magic & infinity is ours.




beat junkies

June 6, 2009

now this was without a doubt, the best time


j rocc




benji B


totally rammed




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