RA-NYC Presents: "X" Now available at ra-nyc.com @rugzdbewler

RA-NYC Presents: "X", the latest promotional video from a series of short films. Rugz D Bewler, Sean Phazes and RA-NYC are working on the following installment of the series, which is a music video for Woosah off #BAMN (By Any Means Necessary), Rugz's latest project. The collaboration inspired the design of "X", just in time for Black History Month. "X" is dedicated to the living memory of Malcolm X and the spirit of collaboration.

This video skims the surface of the profound impact Malcolm X had on the US and pays homage to Harlem in the process by mixing in tracks from #BAMN, created by Rugz. Ronin teamed up with Moses Farmer (of The Laces Project) in the streets of NYC to show off the limited edition t-shirt design now available below in the RA-NYC online shop.  Download #BAMN by clicking here.

music: Rugz D Bewler (@rugzdbewler) speeches: Malcolm X subject/model: Moses Farmer (@TheLinBuyusPage) of the Laces Project (@JoinLacesNow) created by: Ronin of RA-NYC (@RA_NYC)

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Thorned Roses @JohnNY_UniteUs

Thorned Roses, JohnNY U. 2012

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Thorned Roses, JohnNY U., 2012

Thoughtful planning, consistent direction, strong lyrical ability, insightful storytelling and high quality musical production make Thorned Roses a perfect way for JohnNY U. to introduce himself to the hip hop world.  For full disclosure, I designed the album artwork and took the photograph for the back cover/tracklisting image.  Regardless of my involvement on the project, I think it's clear why I support JohnNY U. and his music.  When you listen, you'll understand.

JohnNY sports a humble, laid back and down to earth disposition that's ripe with his Brooklyn/Queens influences.  I knew this from working with JohnNY, but that doesn't always translate to the music for some artists.  Overall, I'm impressed by how well everything came together on the project.  Thorned Roses features production from Jay Sentine, The Stuyvesants, Apatight, Marink, Hubert Davis, Kids with Guns for School Bullies, Fathom 9, Jay 89, Aeon, ehT. Mills, HP tha Hybrid, 3rd Degree, Lord Quest, J. Monop, Drastic Measures and The Produce Section.  I know of several of these producers, but other than ScienZe, I have some research to do on the featured mc's/voalists.  Featured performers include:  Charlotte Mishell, Noah Caine, Candice "Goldie" Wood,  ScienZe, Sammie Aye, M@RV3LOUS, Alvietron, Hoz the Lyricist, Teresa Taylor, J.O., Khid 2Che, Dollar Coffee and Annetta Rose.

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Since it dropped, I've been listening to Thorned Roses at least once a day.  There are 2o tracks and the album starts well and ends well.  Make sure to keep up on JohnNY U. here at ra-nyc.com.  Make sure to download the album by following the link at the bottom of this post.

Thorned Roses tracklist

Download Thorned Roses  by clicking here.



The Product @johnNY_UniteUs @seanphazes

    The Product, produced by Aeon, is JohnNY U.'s first release from his debut solo project #ThornedRoses.  It's also the second collaborative promo video for RA-NYC and Sean Phazes (director/editor).  RA-NYC's latest t-shirt design called "Trees" is featured in the video and all RA-NYC's promo videos highlight the potential of collaboration and cross marketing.  

Thorned Roses
is set to drop 2/13/2012.  Stay tuned!!!

@johnNY_UniteUs #ThornedRoses


The Product Trailer


JohnNY U's first single (The Product) from his upcoming debut solo album (Thorned Roses) is also RA-NYC and Sean Phazes' second collaborative promotional video of an ongoing series of films. RA-NYC's latest t-shirt design called "Trees" is featured and the meaning is open for interpretation.

This is the trailer and a full, The Product music video is coming soon.......

RA-NYC's promo videos highlight the potential of collaboration and cross marketing for mutual benefit.

@johnNY_UniteUs @seanphazes @RA_NYC