Back from a hiatus, the mysterious Dj Gibril Kuyateh returns to Brooklyn Radio with special twisted treats and ear candy from Brooklyn and beyond. Special guest is Chicago Emcee & Producer Tree! Most of you heard the new Ghostface and BadBadNotGood (BBNG) joint ft Tree called “Street Knowledge”. Well, Tree brings a particular clarity to Trap with his own style called Soul Trap!
The following freestyles represent pretty much represent the majority of styles that one could emulate in Rap. Mastering or at least being aware of each of these is the beginning of being the best as a lyricist.
Freestyles by Nas, Erule, Biggie, Tupac, Big L, Redman, Shyheim, Missy, Busta, Rapsody, The Fugees, Jean Grae, Kurupt, Eminem, Jay Z, Jaz O + more.
These mixes were created to share a different side of the music spectrum to lovers of sound. We are well versed in dope sounds of most genres and prefer to stick to those that have a special energy.
Enjoy while relaxing and turn up loudly!
and thats #TheBrooklynWord.
Happy Belated Birthday Phonte from The Brooklyn Word. Tigallo has been in my top 5’s for quite sometime now. He’s a beast with the wordplay, clever and quick wit it and can do his own background singing in between. Fuxk outta here telling me any different…
A couple of years ago, I pitched a collaborative social media concept to Fusicology and OkayPlayer for the purpose of gaining interest for Foreign Exchange 2013 Brooklyn stop of the tour. It included contest and email signups and yada yada yada.
For whatever reason, Okay Player fell through so I kicked it off with Fusicology + my long standing collaborative partners at Brooklyn Radio. The idea was to create a show around an interview.
Personally, I enjoy hearing interviews because I learn various sides to the business, performing, producing and such. The hard part is that I also have to be the bad guy and cut out sounds that don’t work or don’t work as well. Only way it would work is if I built the show and the conversation and thats what I did. I didn’t want to cut out shxt, after all, they are one of my favorite groups to listen to.
So there it is, hit Phonte up on the gram or twitter and salute the brother!
And thats the Brooklyn Word!
Photos by G. Kuyateh
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Dj Gibril Kuyateh and his show The GKXRS is coming to an end. It always had a way of popping up with banging tracks from all genres and disappearing leaving mouths watering for more, but never did it end completely. The out of the box creative direction is what made it so appealing. Gibril (aka GiKu’s) smooth blending and connection to music impresses the ear naturally.
Whether it’s hearing him express his self in that honest and blunt way that Brooklyn natives do or hitting us in the head with original production, remixing an entire hour+ show or playing instruments with his mixes… each show was an ‘experience’ in itself.
Learn more about his next creative audio and visual project “The Brooklyn Word TV/RADIO“, coming to Brooklyn Radio soon!
In the mix: Mobb Deep, Tracy Lee, Phonte, Chris Crack and the New Deal Crew, MC Tree, Jigmastas, Joey Badass, Jainene Veda, Busta Rhymes, Cru, Monica
Blaire, Offering Recordings, Biggie and many more…
This Mix is a blank canvas and at the bottom it says We Love You Michael Jackson. Press play and hear how the canvas comes to life creating an Afro Cinematic visual for your ears.
This show was created for my bi-weekly show The GiKu Experience Radio Show (now the GKXRS in Brooklyn) which debuted on GiantStep in 2005 (i believe). When the King of Pops passed in 2009, I created this around his Aug. 29 bday to pay respect to his sound legacy.
Wasn’t until I started digging deeper that the gravity of the situation weighed in. Michael is only with us through archived soul and memories! Got a bit painful there and thats when the mix starts getting serious.
The Re-Experienced sound design created and mixed by Dj Gibril Kuyateh & brings to life duets that never happened Stevie Wonder & Michael (With A Childs Heart). The Floetry & Michael (Butterfly) duet is a PERFECT blend of vocal goodness that can brings a tear to my eye… just one tear out my left eye, dries up before anyone notices.
Top and obscure tunes from the Jackson 5, The Wiz, Martin Bashir interview mix and more…