Archive for the ‘haiti’ tag
We live in an era where things are maxed out at every opportunity. Super size. Go big or go home. Largest oil spill in US history. Etc. Which is why the name Mr. OK stands out. OK denotes understatement, it suggests a calm confidence that doesn’t require a desparate cry for attention. And that’s why it’s such an interesting choice for a rising emcee.
Okay? Okay. Why not?
Mr. OK is indeed an emcee, originally from Haiti and now residing in Montreal. OK is a signee to the brand new label (and longtime blog) Masalacism. Dude raps in French, but over bouncy bassy tracks that push it well out of that dangerous MC Solaar territory. Throw together an as-yet-untouched sound connection (or so it would appear, though I’m sure Diplo’s all Haitian/Montreal mix will be coming out sound) and you’ve got something that is far more than simply okay.
And because it’s really a good night, here’s a recent Ghetto Palms that was totally focused on Mr. OK and Masalacism. Download it here. Pow!
Dang y’all life is precious, and Haiti needs our help. We here at LxNxM hope you find it in your hearts to pull out a little scratch and direct it to your local red-cross or pull your people together on something creative like stand up artist Bun B of UGK is and use your talents and influence to help out…
On that note here is the EMPOWER mix from those classy heads over at Blind I For The Kids. Here is a statement they posted with the mix that I hope we all take to heart. Download Blind I for the Kids presents..EMPOWER.
A persons spirit is the power that propels us past our mental and physical limitations….limitations that often define our human condition. To empower another is to inspire and to inspire is to be in spirit. Like each record on this compilation, you play a part in the whole. You have the power of spirit, mind,and body let the music speak to ya soul.The collaborative family at Blind I is daring you to EMPOWER and be EMPOWERED in 2010 and beyond…here is your soundtrack to always be present with you. We trust in your path.”