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S: THE UNKNOWN IKON

FC: THE UNKNOWN IKON | EST.1968

1: The idea of '' Underground Hip Hop '' almost seems unjust. So much lyrical talent goes unrecognized because artist aren't interested in accumulating absurd amounts of chains or Cristal. Instead, they're about making honest statements and constructing melodies to complement their poetic thoughts. However these artist are probably considered ''underground'' for a reason, with their music symbolizing buried treasure Soul Logistics Radio By Tamara McCollough THE SCRIBE University of Colorado

6: As a young'n I use to ask when is Jesus {PBUH} coming, then I took a leap of faith, and carry my cross over the airspace .... Take A Chance

7: Soul Logistics Radio is a original Hip Hop group who put together there own Radio/TV show that they started in Hopewell VA. It's led by Doug Evans,Rodney '' soul singer '' Stith, JD Haze and Fat Thomi [ the minister of information ].On the Radio/TV show they provide '' Inspiration plus Information '' with a free mix of independent artist, conscious Hip Hop, soul Music and Informative Commentary with a humorous spin.They represent a do-it-yourself attitude that can bring people together. | Comcast Ch3 { Petersburg,Hopewell,Fort Lee,Prince George Comcast Ch95 /Verizon 36 {Richmond} Comcast Ch17 /Verizon 27 { Chesterfield, Glenn Allen }

8: I got people's doing life cause they wouldn't back down, and shorties dead and gone cause they wouldn't slow down Gift of Gab [ god's gift ]

9: Where drop outs and misfits can change there fate, but don't hope cause hope's a close cousin to wait Take A Chance | Jerome " THE BUS " Bettis

10: though-provoking, thinking individuals, not that same old traditional thug ritual

11: n | Only a fool test the waters and jump with both feet,people were not retiring we dieing in these street It's The Truth | young cats in there rhymes talking about riding and dieing, but when the case hit the docket, they snitching and crying It's The Truth

12: www.soullogistics.com | If truth be told,Doug Evans not the best, I know a hundred rappers better but they scared to be there self

13: www.soullogistics.com | people wanna go to heaven .... nobody wants to die .. X-mas is [ like ] crack and all that bs is a lie

14: Flip the script, revise, organize ... be on your way ...

15: critically acclaim ,but the crowd never clap back ...

16: Rent-a-Center ,Color Time you paying double time they crooks, they put it in fine print cause they know you to lazy to look

17: I can search and research until I get free, escape the plantation with Asim Ali

19: '' giving inspiration plus information '' | If I sell One or a Million,I'm gonna flow til I'm fifty and battle my grandchildren

20: www.soullogistics.com

21: www.soullogistics.com | '' gimme the track, I'll blow it up like Fix-a-Flat ''

22: '' can't walk a mile in my shoes dude I'm old school , I was ghetto when being ghetto wasn't cool ''

23: '' When I was just a teen I first had sex with drum machines ''

24: Ya'll got pieces of rhymes , I got a piece of mind .. so when I spit my jewel I don't need glitter to shine

26: '' I was breast fed on rap and not simalac / grew up in a situation that was hard as ginger snaps

27: we got pimps in the pulpit blocking your blessing, bloodsuckers of the poor like advance loan checking

29: www.soullogistics.com | SOUL TRACKS REVIEW OF RODNEY'S SOUL SURVIVOR - SEPTEMBER 4, 2011 The artist known as Rodney the Soul Singer gives listeners a lot of different voices on his new CD, The Soul Survivor. In the background, listeners hear file audio recordings of David Ruffin, Shepherd Smith and Howard Cosell, just to name a few. Rodney quotes scripture, and he assumes the vocal personas of Sam Cooke, Ruffin, Otis Redding, Marvin Gaye and Ronald Isley. In fact, Rodney’s voice stands out as the one constant on a record that is tribute, history lesson, piece of auditory performance art and political statement. In a way, The Soul Survivor has the feel of one of those mixed media art pieces that combines painting, drawing and words and pictures taken from newspapers and magazines. At first glance, it appears that the piece has a thrown together quality with no discernible theme. However, a motif begins to emerge after closer inspection. The pattern becomes clear on the tune “PST,” the album’s midway point. This track features someone flipping through the stations on a radio dial. With each stop, listeners hear the original news broadcasts of the demise of great male singers while the opening bars of Isaac Hayes’ version of “Never Can Say Goodbye” play in a recurring loop. The immortal roll call of ‘soul’ men includes news accounts or remembrances of artists including Redding, Teddy Pendergrass, Cooke, Gaye, George Harrison, Billy Preston, Donny Hathaway, James Brown, Luther Vandross Ruffin, and Eddie Kendricks. The tribute includes Howard Cosell’s famous announcement of John Lennon’s assassination during a Dec. 8, 1980 Monday Night Football game in Miami. The tune ends with Shep Smith’s announcement of Michael Jackson’s death in 2009. By the time the listener reaches “PST,” it becomes clear that Rodney wants his listeners to understand that a host of great soul singers have taken their final bows. The deaths also marked the end a style of singing that many fans view as more harmonic, honest and muscular. By naming the album The Soul Survivor, Rodney seeks to align himself with that generation of vocalists, even though hip hop influenced production techniques and swagger course through the numbers “Cry” and “Pleasures.” Both songs successfully strike the balance between the old school and the new breed because Rodney’s vocals carry the weight and passion of the old singers he so clearly admires. A third attempt at old/new fusion, the bedroom ballad “Vegas,” is a far less compelling. The music has a repetitive quality, the drum programming is unimaginative and Rodney’s vocals seemed restrained by this over-produced song. That becomes even clearer while listening to the excellent ensuing cut, the dramatic torch song “Wanting U.” The joint starts with Rodney singing unaccompanied. The vocal harmonies and musical accompaniment merge with the lead vocalist as the song builds to its crescendo. The harmony featured on this album stand out as one of The Soul Survivor’s virtues. Many critics say that quality vocal harmonies are few and far between in a lot of modern R&B music, but The Soul Survivor brims with tight harmonies. Those harmonies can be heard in the ballad “Let U Go,” theymake the hook in “Girl I Need You Right Now,” pop and they effectively give “Cry” that late 1960s/early 1970s feel. Sampling is one new school technique featured on The Soul Survivor. However, Rodney deviates from the beaten path in his search for material to sample. The mid-tempo love song “Choose U” features slice of Marvin Gaye’s rendition of the standard “Why Did I Choose You” that was featured on his 1985 posthumous release “Romantically Yours.” The album’s title The Soul Survivor is a play on a phrase that means that someone is the last one standing. While there are other singers who unabashedly lift the soul banner, nobody will ask Rodney to step out of line when he stakes his claim to the mantle. Recommended. By Howard Dukes

30: www.soullogistics.com

31: www.soullogistics.com | '' Jump double bank beat down from life trap in the figure four this life's a seasaw ,the only thing worse then being sick is poor.... free lunch and free books I been there before '' | Ain't no money and toys that don't break ,ain't no future in rappers that don't fake

32: www.soullogistics.com

33: I was baptize in dirty water ,couldn't swim plus the preacher couldn't answer the questions that I ask him

35: You got street cred, I got good credit, You saying what he said well I'm Authentic

36: USA The United States of Amnesia

37: Dr. Bey said it's the hit dog that hollers 85% of ya'll here to just FOLLOW ,10% ya'll only here to make DOLLARS, POP BOTTLES ...

38: Is it me or is it strange when your oppressor and your savor looks exactly the same, when the police and the thugs are in the same gang,when people sit back and complain won't do a damn thing

39: You was created to be a brothers help mate ,I didn't sign on for a episode of HELL DATE

40: Cool Country Cold winter and Hot summers,raise on Al Green, butter beans and cucumbers

41: You do the numbers were the number 1 contenders wanna mean 16 I'm a Habitual Offender

44: THE HIT SQUAD

48: Skillz | Parrish Smith | K Solo

49: Vivica A Fox | Tim & Daphne Reid

52: DJ KOOL & NOTTZ

53: TITO LOPEZ

60: Byron Cage | Kendrick Lamar

64: IN THE NEWS

73: Elder Brenda Smith Kelley February 28, 1948 - July 8, 2013 Elder Brenda Smith Kelley, 65, of West 27th Street, Richmond, Va., departed this life on Monday, July 8, 2013 at her residence. She was born February 28, 1948 to Minnie Smith Young. She was educated in the New York and Petersburg Public School System. Elder Kelley was also known to many as the “Hat Lady", because she enjoyed designing hats in her spare time. Ms. Kelley was a member of Cathedral Deliverance Ministries under the direction of Bishop Vincent Harris. She joined the church in June 2004, where she was ordained as an Elder in August 2006, where she served on many ministries to include: the Pastor's Aide, Sunday School Superintendent, Altar Worker and the Leadership Ministry. Ms. Kelley leaves to cherish her memories her four children, Iris "Toni" Evans (Tracy) of Ruther Glen, Va., Angelia "Angie" Evans of Philadelphia, Pa., Deanna "DeeDee" Green (Lewis) of Fredericksburg, Va., and Douglas "Man" Evans (Anitra) of Hopewell, Va.; seven grandchildren, Jamarr Evans, Anthony "T" Evans (Tacita), Carlos Evans (Alfreda), Alex Bonner, Lewis Avery Green, Jr., Douglas Evans IV, and Jasmine Epps; four great-grandchildren, TeShawn Evans, Aaliyah Evans, Taniya Evans and Jurnee Evans; a brother, Johnnie C. Nance (Anna) of Yonkers, NY; three sisters, Deborah Nance-Jackson of Yonkers, NY, Patricia Young of Bowie, Md., and Angel Young-Gill (Lenny) of Dinwiddie, Va.;extended family, Pearl and Levae Kelley and a host of aunts, uncles, other relatives and friends, among them Bishop LeVan Kelley, Bishop Vincent and Janet Harris and The Barbes Family.

84: Narubi Selah

85: RAKIM

91: Algebra Blessett | Eric Roberson

92: Toni's 5oth BirthDay Party

94: TYRA B. | Carleen | LiL Doug

96: Special Ed

97: Spinderella | Special Ed | DJ TaT Money | Chubb Rock | Kwame | Monie Love | Dana Dane

106: Conscious Hip Hop isnt dead author: Twoo-3 This CD is definitely a burner and it proves that nowadays it is still possible to combine conscious lyrics with good music. Doug Evans & the Soul Logistics Cew put out an amzong album. Its an awesome underground release which would be the talk of the town if it was released on a major label. Not only that it presents conscious lyrics )which most of us do rarely hear in nowadays hip hop music) it although presents a lot of styles. and as one or another might remember this what Hip Hop is mostly about : Styles & Consciousness. The CD brings you tracks for any occasion. Some laid back soulful tracks like Better days, some sureshot dancefloorfiller like E.M.C.E.E. & Gift Of Gab Remix as well as tracks to bang in our car (or my bus ride). I am usually more the vinyl type of guy but i give all the advice to get that CD soon or someday in the future you will have to dig deep for it. And by the way i dont think it will come for 8 bucks in a few years from now. | The Soul Logistics Radio Show P.O.BOX 1648 Hopewell VA, 23860

107: Poignant questions were raised by Doug Evan's of Soul Logistics with lines like "Why black folks been paying tithes for years? Still don't gotta pot to piss in; congregation won't listen" and "The jig is up time up the garment/ better read for your salvation; the keys you education/ my people perish for a lack of knowledge and not college/you put your own self in bondage." | '' Games People Play '' smooth , sad , & real author: Veasy Very first thought at the end of the first listening: "Amen" Well done. The sound is great, very clean, balanced. I dig the piano loop. Please, tell that kid I said he (she?) did an awesome job with the opening dictionary definition. Very well spoken, clear and articulate. I note this because I have recorded with children and they often trail off and start mumbling. This kid got it perfect. The rest, the story being told, is also quite well done. The music gives a creeping, incremental feel, moving along like the story itself progresses - inch by nervous inch. The voice is beautiful, strong, angry, each word a precise jab. The lyrics... Was it really a man who wrote this? A man who recognizes his hypocrisy in the game when he decides to call the other out? huh. Remarkable. I easily imagined a video for this while it played. The ending spinning out of control, the cherries flashing through the window in the dark as he stands there. Waiting to face it like a man.

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