Sous Chef Big Brother Chuck Chill-Out (Brother Chuckie) styles up in DJ mode in the back of the TB Change-Maker Mobile where the DJ booth/food for thought merchandise space and bookstore will be located! Big Sister and Office Oscillator, Whit, peeps Head Chef Big Brother Mr. Freeze (Brother Kowfi).
Books and beats, magazines and zines for socially conscious culture fiends, locally crafty handcrafted crafts and treats, and "love saves the day" made ice cream eats for these streets, siblings!
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Below, TB's "Swiss Army knife", office oscillator, and resident poetess, Sistuh Wit, tries out the GODJ device and DNA headphones, family!
Someone over at Monster Products got word of what your Brothers (and sister) are up to with the Change-Maker Mobile ice cream truck and its having a DJ booth in it ("power to the people and the beats") and, dopeness recognizing dopeness, well, we can now say that the truck's officially powered by Monster! Better to blast you all in the streets w/our play list of upliftin', love jammin'', and food fightin' funk!!!
"Funk, gettin' ready to go
Funk gettin' ready to roll
Funk, gettin' ready to go
Funk gettin' ready to roll"
--Funkadelic - 'Cholly (Funk Get Ready To Roll!)'
Above and below: Mr. Freeze (Head Chef Big Brother Kowfi) inspects the "Monster" package just dropped off by FedEx! Someone over at Monster Products got word of what your Brothers are up to with the Change-Maker Mobile ice cream truck having a DJ booth in it ("power to the people and the beats") and, dopeness recognizing dopeness, well, we can now say that the truck's officially powered by Monster, family!
In the words of Monster's creative director/partner and legendary rap, hip-hop, and R&B music producer Swizz Beatz, it's "showtime!!!" for the Change-Maker Mobile, loved ones!!!
Shout-out to Monster for recognizing the real and joining forces w/the Brothers!!!
"Power to the people and the (Monster) beats"!!!
ULINE POSTER TUBES HAVE ARRIVED, AUTOGRAPHED POSTERS 'BOUT TO SHIP TO THE KICKSTARTER.COM FOOD TRUCK, FAMILY!!!
In the pics below: Big Brother "Number 'Won" rolls 'em up and packs 'em tight for shipping!
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Sisters, Brothers, cousins, nieces, nephews--fam: Check in with Loki Films at http://lokifilms.com/Taharka_synopsis.html to catch the updates on the Taharka Brothers movie 'A Dream Preferred' (Brotherly Big ups to Big Brother Langston Hughes for the film title and ice cream inspiration)!
"Let America be the dream it used to be..." --Langston Hughes
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"What you wanna do is follow for now" Power of the people, say "Make a miracle..."
'Bring The Noise'
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The Brothers are signing up for the job of satisfying the Kick Starter siblings with their poster rewards!!! Gotta say, these Love Saves The Day posters are hot!!! To the loved ones who'll receive these joints in the mail (very soon)--just sayin', these posters are sheer dopeness. Quality production!!!
Extra strength shout outs going out to Bob Dylan, Chuck D of Public Enemy, The Clash, W.E.B. Du Bios, and John Lennon as we rocked with books about and/or by these Brothers for the poster.
Brother Reese (aka "The Divine Styler"), above and below, signing up his sig for the KS sibs!
Above, Logan (aka Brother Mike) signing up for the KS family!
And for more "food for thought" you might want to peep the below books. We thought we should share a little bit about the books we used for the "LOVE SAVES THE DAY" Poster.
By far the most comprehensive book on Bob Dylan’s words ever written, including a number of songs that no one has ever heard, this first volume will fundamentally change how his lyrics are interpreted and understood. Arranged in a surprising chronology of when they were actually written rather than when they appeared on albums—the middle verse of “Blowin’ in the Wind” was written much later than the first and third verses, and the songs on John Wesley Harding were written prior to some of the songs on The Basement Tapes—hundreds of surprising facts are uncovered in this catalog of 300 songs, spanning his career prior to Blood on the Tracks. Newly discovered manuscripts, anecdotal evidence, and a seemingly limitless knowledge of every Dylan live performance contribute to this definitive resource of the words of a celebrated American singer-songwriter.
His lyrics are a lesson in history.
His songs are a movement in groove theory.
His book is a light out of the dark that will change the way you think about America and the world as a whole.
From Rap to Hip-Hop, Gangsta to Trip-Hop, Chuck D, his Bomb Squad, and his monumental band, Public Enemy, have been a sonic, singular, and transcendental force in modern music. As a poet and philosopher, Chuck D has been the hard rhymer, rolling anthems off his tongue in an era of apathy, tapping into the youth culture of the world for more than a decade.
Fight the Power, his first book, part memoir, part treatise, part State of the Union Address, is a testament to his nearly twenty years in the music business and his experiences around the world. Here is a history of one of the most important and controversial musical movements of our century, its impact on modern culture, and the heroes and victims it has created in its wake.
Chuck D has never been just a rapper. He's an artist, a rock 'n' roll star who's shared the spotlight with everyone from U2 to Anthrax. He's fought to bridge the gap between musical genres and cultural differences. He is truly the voice of a generation.
Startling, gripping, and uncompromising, Fight the Power is most of all the story of one man's struggle to bring about change in this difficult world at all costs. It is certain to take its place among the classics of African American experience.
The Clash. Strummer, Jones, Simonon and Headon tell it like it was. Accept no substitutes.
The unique story of the Clash, by the Clash. The Clash were a band like no other. Pioneers of punk rock, their incendiary gigs, intelligent songwriting, definitive style and passionate idealism caught the spirit of the times and made them a worldwide phenomenon. Rolling Stone magazine declared London Calling one of the greatest albums of all time, their autobiographical documentary Westway to the World won a Grammy, and their music lives on, influencing emerging bands and exciting new audiences today.
This is the only book to be created by the band and is now available as an eBook.
The Clash: trendsetters, icons, revolutionaries. One of the most influential bands of their time, they have inspired bookshelves of commentary, but this is the only book to be created by the band themselves. With unprecedented access to the Clash archives and original interviews with band, this publication tells it like it was. The full story from the last gang in town. Strummer, Jones, Simonon and Headon in their own words.
William Edward Burghardt Du Bois—the premier architect of the civil rights movement in America—was a towering and controversial personality, a fiercely proud individual blessed with the language of the poet and the impatience of the agitator. Now, David Levering Lewis has carved one volume out of his superlative two-volume biography of this monumental figure that set the standard for historical scholarship on this era. In his magisterial prose, Lewis chronicles Du Bois’s long and storied career, detailing the momentous contributions to our national character that still echo today.
A musical genius, an innovator, a peace activist-John Lennon was all these and more, and he continues to be revered a quarter century after his shocking murder in New York elevated him to mythic stature. Published to coincide with the 25th anniversary of Lennon's death, this intimate album of 150 photographs-most of which have never been published before-offers a very personal view of the rock legend in his last decade by someone who had astounding access to his private life.
Bob Gruen first photographed Lennon in 1971 and became his personal photographer and close friend shortly thereafter. Over the course of the next nine years, right up until Lennon was killed, Gruen would photograph him extensively. This book assembles the most revealing of those images, taken during Lennon's years in New York, together with Gruen's reflections on the circumstances surrounding the photos, including John's relationship with Yoko, how he dealt with fame, and his experiences with fatherhood. The result is a remarkable behind-the-scenes look at John Lennon as a performer, a legend, and a person.
We've received the shipment of our now classic 11x17 "LOVE SAVES THE DAY!!" promo poster (shout out to Bob Dylan, Chuck D of Public Enemy, The Clash, W.E.B. Dubois, and John Lennon as their books are poppin' on the poster)! Some of them are getting mailed out signed by all of the Bros. and the sister as rewards for the Kickstarter.com ice cream truck campaign!
Of course, we ordered extras and outside of some going out to retail partners, we have wondered if the family is interested in purchasing these posters? If so, we'll seriously consider offering them as a sale item off of the truck.
Holla atcha Big Brothers!
--Your Big Brothers