Shouts out to Freedom Writers team – new one from Frankie Payne (produced by Big Sproxx). The video for Children of the Ghetto features some of your all-time favourite movie scenes of real life.

Mr. Payne’s new album, CLARITY, is coming out soon – stay tuned for the details and enjoy the video in the meantime.

Peace!!

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“Money talks but how much can a penny say?”

Adam Bomb aka “The Legend” is back with the hard hitting single
“Wait Until Im There”  produced by Lyve ft Dj Riccachet of Sweet Touch Foundation on the cuts.

Directed & edited by Big Sproxx for Proletarian Music/ Freedom Writers Music.

 

Download song – http://freedomwritersmusic.bandcamp.com/track/wait-until-im-there

Adam Bomb – Wait Until I’m There

Following his last single “Morning Breeze” Toronto based Producer/Emcee Mazaman is back at it again with his new single “Black Is”.


Mazaman
 sheds light on his rendition of the word black while celebrating the history and legacies of the world’s first people.

Directed and edited by Big Sproxx for Freedom Writers/Proletarian Music. Take a look at the video here…

Nothing better than getting some love on a Monday morning from my Freedom Writers fam!! While many are still recovering from the smack down they put on the crowd on the Manifesto main stage last month, FW releases their first, and long awaited video – For the Change.  With all the “OCCUPY” movements going on around the world – FW lets you know why you should pay attention to what’s going on in your back yard, and DO something about it.  Peep the video — you’ll definitely see a cameo (or two) by some of your favorite T-Dot hip hop heads: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kja76cMSZzY

Change is a small word but a monumental action.

When you willingly take someone out of their comfort zone and question what is perceived as important, standard, reliable and safe…there’s no turning back from that decision.

The unprecedented buzz across the city of Toronto for Powerhouse Hip Hop collective THE FREEDOM WRITERS is largely due to the fact that each member flies in the face of conventional sounds and styles, maintaining a completely original approach to making music. The recent Dundas Square performance in downtown Toronto in front of 10,000 transfixed concertgoers was proof positive that something has to change, and change it will. With a groundswell of support from fans, media, radio and fellow artists, many of whom appear in the brand new FREEDOM WRITERS video “For the Change” directed by Big Sproxx, these 6 unique and talented artists are set to take the World by storm.

A hard hitting production layered with horns and an infectious bassline, “For the Change” features Emcees Tona, Adam Bomb, Progress, Frankie Payne and Theo3 weaving in and out with rapid fire flows that rise in intensity with every line. Produced by Big Sproxx, this showstopper that captivated thousands and stole the show on a bill with many notable International acts is now available for purchase atwww.freedomwritersmusic.bandcamp.com STREAM and PURCHASE NOW!

Peep the BRAND NEW  FREEDOM WRITERS video “For the Change” with cameos from a who’s who of Toronto Hip Hop emcees, producers and DJ’s all showing support for this ‘unprecedented’ (in the words of Juno award winner Shad K) collective of Toronto Hip Hop artists. It’s time for a change… and that change starts now!

WATCH THE FREEDOM WRITERS ‘FOR THE CHANGE’ VIDEO HERE:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kja76cMSZzY

http://vimeo.com/31688292

For more information on this phenomenal group (no bias!!) check out their website:

http://www.FreedomWritersMusic.com 

 

 

 

 

Wow – The Freedom Writers Collective are on fire this summer!  They’re putting out singles so fast I can barely recover from one before the next one is out! Believe me, I’m not complaining — It has me really looking forward to hearing and seeing more from the team. New one from Progress below…..

Following his debut release “As I Reflect”, Progress attempts to “Spark Your Brain” in this gritty, hard-hitting Nottz production entitled “Enforce the Law”. This is a small taste of the body of music that will follow in the upcoming months from Progress, the Red Pill Music movement and the Freedom Writers Collective.  Peep the video (directed by Big Sproxx) right here — “Spark Your Brain” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcH3OUwrJRw

Music Download

WAVE:  http://www.megaupload.com/?d=BWM2IQ1E   

MP3: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=LSUJSPQO

 

For more Info on everything FW related:
www.freedomwritersmusic.com

As always, shouts out to Freedom Writers for doing things proper!! New joint from FW ft. Franz Thomas.


“Water levels rise hire more cops, Lord of the flies Piggies on top, a wolf in disguise eats from the flock, the Revolution’s televised see it on FOX.” — Franz Thomas

“Olympics got money and so did G20 but when it comes to feed the hungry they ain’t got none.” — Adam bomb

“Crime makes money, justice moves slow, jobs get lost, jails overflow” — Frankie Payne

Toronto —  “Arizona Bay” featuring Franz Thomas is the latest diverse, powerful and out of the box assault from the FREEDOM WRITERS collective. It touches on the historical myths of Freedom and Democracy and how they are perpetuated in today’s climate. Thought provoking, nonpartisan and often shocking, The Freedom Writers deliver an intricate, and bold rhyme pattern that is backed by an eerie soundtrack creating the perfect blend courtesy of “FW” colleague, producer and engineer Big Sproxx.

Whether it’s war, 9-11, Haiti, Hurricane Katrina, The G20, Police Brutality, Government deception, slavery, poverty, the Prison and Judicial systems, the media or the fluctuating price of oil, there is no topic “too touchy” for the Freedom Writers to expose in “Arizona Bay”.

Check out the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZKfibNgrgw  | http://vimeo.com/25943425 — Video- shot, directed, and edited by Big Sproxx.

As if that isn’t enough for ya, Theo3 gets in on it too:   http://theology3.bandcamp.com/track/theo3s-canada-day

 

DJ Pack- Waves: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=ZOXTI27A

DJ Pack -MP3’s 320k: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=ARPG2DP1

Artwork- Gusto for Genius Labs.

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On Wednesday May 27th 2011 the world lost one of the most critical, significant voices in recent history. Gil Scott Heron was not only a poet, musician and cultural pioneer, but he was an artistic freedom fighter and aspiring revolutionary. His words were the soundtrack of the push for transformative change and African liberation. The sound of his voice will forever stir up imagery within us of the active resistance and self- determination synonymous with the Liberation movement of the 60’s and 70’s. In this Gil Scott Heron tribute, appropriately titled ‘The Revolution will not be Televised’, Freedom Writers Frankie Payne and Tona offer lyrical wisdom, flow and timing placed in between excerpts from Gil Scott Heron’s classic original version. The track is produced by Big Sproxx, who also directed the video.

Our hearts and minds go out to the family and friends of our fallen hero, as we wish them peace while they mourn his passing. His epic impact on life and culture will not be forgotten.

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 If you work at a bullsh*t day job like several artists and DJs on the grind, it’s great when you finally get some recognition, and know that you’re appreciated. This goes out to all the people with ambition and purpose!!  Shouts to Adam Bomb for delivering more fire and if you’ve been sleeping on this MC -> WAKE UP!!  I heard through the grapevine that he has some pretty big collabo joints coming up.  Big ups to the Freedom Writers Collective… big tings soon come!!
 
 
 

“My Full Timers, Part Timers, 9 to 5’ers, All Nighters, Never let em make you think that you’re second class MY PEOPLE!”

– Adam Bomb

In every job there is honour, no matter how grand or menial the task. Some employers will attempt to twist this concept into their own desired outcomes and needs, but as a general thought this rings true for millions of people who undertake their daily work each day, all year round, unfailingly. With his Brand New release ‘My People‘, Toronto based emcee and Freedom Writers/Empire member Adam Bomb celebrates the resilience, dedication and heart possesed by workers in all walks of life. From the ticket takers in movie theatre lobbies to the nurses in overcrowded hospitals, everyone is on a path to progression even if their current job is just a stepping stone to greater things.

As an emcee, a job that hordes of aspiring artists apply for each year, there are certain roles and responsibilities one must fulfill. Being original, creative and fearless top that list and Adam Bomb has consistently raised the bar with unbelievable flows, infectious hooks and thought provoking content for the masses. Having the support of your peers is also a qualification and with a growing list of notables including Canadian Hip Hop legend Maestro Fresh Wes, FLOW 93.5fm radio host Mastermind and Polaris prize nominee D Sisive onboard, Bomb is reaching new heights wih each new endeavour. Lastly and most importantly, an emcee must have the confidence and trust of THE PEOPLE and citing the International success of Bombs’ latest releases ‘Wasted Talent’ and ‘Make Good Music’ (youtube hits in the tens of thousands) its clear that the 5th letter fam and Freedom Writers collective all star Adam Bomb is a Full Time, fully certified representative of THE PEOPLE!

Adam Bomb’s newly minted WASTED TALENT cd is now available for purchase featuring some of ‘the legend’s’ most memorable tracks such as ‘The balance’ produced by Platinum selling beatsmith 40 (Drake, Sade, Jay Z) and the crowd favourite ‘Wasted Talent’ banged out by fellow Freedom Writers collaborator Big Sproxx of Proletarian music. Fresh off of the jam packed release party in Toronto, Adam Bomb is continuing work on his next solo project and steadily penning classics for the debut LP of critically acclaimed Toronto Hip Hop collective, the Freedom Writers. Possessing a CEO flow with a hard hat mentality, it’s not hard to see why Adam Bomb is one of the most sought after artists in Canadian Hip Hop. The people have spoken.
It’s been months since I posted something, but that’s only because I wanted to post something worthwhile.  Out of the Freedom Writers movement comes Progress – lyrically fierce and unafraid of delivering truth, he most definitely takes listeners on a journey that is both thought-provoking and inspiring.  Remember when hip hop inspired conversation, and positive action? Progress is definitely one to watch when it comes to bringing the balance back to hip hop as we know it.  Peep the link:
 

 

 

“My community could uprise and we could resist once again.” 

 – Progress

The marriage of Hip Hop and social justice has been an essential union ever since Melle Mel changed the game with tales of broken glass and urine soaked project stair cases decades ago. In fact, it is the spirit of  resistance and activism that can be credited with the birth of Hip hop as a genre. However, what started as the critical, uncompromising voice of oppressed youth of African descent has been high-jacked by corporate interests and turned into a largely materialistic and self-destructive exercise set to watered down beats. There are very few artists left who seek to re-connect with hip-hop’s true roots of struggle and resistance, Progress is one of those artists. As an aspiring revolutionary, he is committed to the total liberation of oppressed peoples across the Globe.

In his first official video release, As I Reflect“, Progress mixes raw social commentary with clever world play, helping to usher in a new renaissance of so-called “conscious” Hip Hop. In his creation of this video’s concept, Progress aimed to give realistic, political information to viewers as they “reflect” on his offering. The track is produced by Freedom Writers heavy-hitter Big Sproxx, who also directed the debut video.

 As a member of the International Peoples Democratic Uhuru Movement  (InPDUM) and local activist, Progress is committed to mobilizing the community of African descent in resistance to imperialism, capitalism, neo-coloinial rule, and police terrorism. He uses music as a powerful weapon in this battle. Progress is one seventh of the Toronto super group/movement Freedom Writers. Following the release of their first official single “Wake up” and Adam Bomb’sWasted Talent“, the brand new Progress composition “As I Reflect” is sure to continue the Freedom Writers’ onslaught of top-notch solo and group content currently flooding the city.

WATCH VIDEO HERE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZbNXhOiFow

DOWNLOAD DJ PACK HERE:  http://www.megaupload.com/?d=AQ0X02K9

Freedom Writers: WAKE UP!!

December 23, 2010

Back in October, I had the pleasure of DJing for this collective at their debut performance in Toronto – opening for Dead Prez.  Freedom Writers consists of some of the most respected MCs in the city, if not the country: Frankie Payne, Tona, Adam Bomb, Mathematik, Theo3 and Progress, alongside producer Big Sproxx – and both lyrically and stylistically, there aren’t many comparable acts that can go toe-to-toe with them.   Needless to say, they absolutely smashed it before Dead Prez even hit the stage and before the end of the night the streets were buzzing about their performance.

‘Wake Up!’ is the lead single from their upcoming project – they’re definitely on my list of  ‘Ones to Watch’ for 2011…

“It’s time to WAKE UP!!!”
        Toronto Hip Hop collective FREEDOM WRITERS

Recent World Wide events are capturing the attention of press and populous alike from the Haitian earthquake to Nicolas Sarkozy’s far right immigration policies in France all the way over to local Toronto politics where newly elected mayor Rob Ford is proposing unachievable tax cuts at the risk of eliminating social programming.

With all of this information at hand, what is the action plan of the everyday citizen? From projects to suburbs there needs to be a rallying cry that encompasses all of the raw emotion, debate and solutions that are so hard to interconnect. Music is that bridge!

With the first buzz song release WAKE UP mixed by Canada’s top Hip Hop engineer Michael ‘Blaow’ Plante, high powered Toronto Hip Hop collective FREEDOM WRITERS chart a path of action through art with a scathing take on local and International politics which will mobilize any free thinking Hip Hop aficionado, young and old. Consisting of local lights and Canadian stand outs Frankie Payne, Tona, Theo3, Adam Bomb, Mathematik, Progress and producer Big Sproxx, The FREEDOM WRITERS have accumulated a sizzling buzz that threatens to turn inferno in the coming months.

Look out for new songs dropping in the near future, cop the t-shirts, join the e mail list, spread the songs around to blogs, DJ’s and fans of boundary free Hip Hop music. Play it loud!

 WAKE UP! credits

Cuts by Dj Riccachet of Sweet Touch Foundation (Stylistik Endeavors 89.5fm)

Produced by Big Sproxx

Emcess in order of appearance: Frankie Payne, Theo3, Adam Bomb

FREEDOM WRITERS – WAKE UP! HQ Mp3 DJ pack DOWNLOAD!

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=MYGSBYTN

FREEDOM WRITERS – WAKE UP! 8 Bar DJ EDIT! DOWNLOAD!

http://soundcloud.com/sweettouchfoundation/freedom-writers-wake-up-8-bar-clean-intro

FREEDOM WRITERS – WAKE UP! LISTEN ON YOUTUBE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DyBIPwMUxUs