Caught a bit of Hopsin’s live IG session then was inspired to dig! Glad I did and knew I was a recent fan of sorts in my mind this thus the tune in on IG but the track above is dope and so familiar of how I process the matters he raps about so well…Much
Mashups of Note: ATCQ & De La Soul + AZ x Roy Ayers + 2Pac x DJ Premier + Nipsey Hussle x DJ Premier = Specialness [FINDS WHILE DIGGIN]
…AZ knows how to ‘ride’ a bass line and beat as if he is truly skilled in communicating via rap likes from a Hip Hop sensibility
#DrDDClayborne at the University of Ghana in 1993 during my junior year of college as a UC San Diego as a UC exchange student
“Demonstrated Knowledge!” ~ Afrispora ~ “Connecting Those Connected” since 2005 via Afrispora
As has become usual, I have Stumbled Upon quite A LOT of specialness while lounging + diggin’ Tres Nutella 🙂 Enjoy and give feedback
Picture of Dontraneil Clayborne at age 20 at the University of Ghana, Legon in 1993…pre-Internet 😒😆🤷♂️😜😜✌👌🤔❤ Me pe Ghana na Ghanafo…the UC San Diego alumnus in the Gap outfit and black suede Vans chukka boots, that mildewed in the humidity of Accra, Ghana..a lot of leg though ha. FOR ME THESE TRACKS ARE TRANCE-INDUCING…YOU LIKE?
…teaching “History of the Americas” at L.A. Southwest College this Fall has t lead me to complete some critical thoughts…not limited to the limitations of my mind. Genetic proof that folks from the Catalina Islands made their way by boat to inhabit Central America and South America. #DrDDClayborne
GIVE A LISTEN ~ NUFF SAID, GONE! #DrDDClayborne
If you are a fan of A.I. the person, the player or neither you will see the value in this AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL piece that The Player’s Tribune has afforded Mr. Allen Iverson. READ Much respect bruh! I commend TPT – The Players Tribune for beting a dope platform for folks to communicate how and what they
SO ON POINT! Trying to stumbled my way to Fulfilling a ‘Charge’ one of my academic~intellectual
Continued success and well done! As an avid athletics-minded person my entire life. Something I am cultivating in my daughter and nephew the last few years consciously and unconsciously intentionally and unintentionally.
From The New Negro Movement to ‘The New Negroes’ starring Open Mike Eagle & Baron Vaughn, simply brilliant! [ACADEMIC FREESTYLE]
From The New Negro to The New Negroes ~ Alain Locke to MLK, Jr. to Michael Eagle + Baron Vaughn
Yoooooo……did not start this post as a Nipsey Hussle salute and Rest In Power mention YET how could it not be as I am posting a long-term favorite by People of the Stairs,” The L.A. Song” + = Woke Hop
Dopeness…glad I found my way back to where I was in 2013. Just got a dope solo beat project by Elaquent
Straight KNOWledge. Medaase Sis!
I did already and continue to rethink and add to what I have lEARNed…Knowledge is around, just make it so that the pursuit of ‘knowledge reigns supreme’ in your life. + …this formerly homeless bruh is Still spreading “The /three Es” in his particular way… Yes, misplaced love can get you!
Public Enemy = “…Psychological Discomfort…” (Sistah Souljah) for the majority ethnic group in this united nation of nations [YE TUMI ACADEMY]
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Folks were not ready…at least I was not…I own this album and lost memorable thought of the straight stupendous collaboration. Respect fellas and thanks BLTN = BETTER LATE THAN NEVER. ‘FutureHop’ #DrClayborneSayings #WokeHop ##Afrispora
[UPDATED: Fe. 2019] I forget that my friend in real life is a fresh ass rapper and collabed on one of my favorite Life Anthems, like really though [OLD] …Long overdue, I just had an Aha Moment as I heard this dopest….wait Dr. Oop is my folks from way back on a personal note! “…Bobby
My kind of holiday spirit + Hip Hop… Stumbled Upons be the best! Right on Doom my MF, my bruh Hip hop virtuoso. Medaase folks, emjoy and share and Stay Connected! Dr. Clayborne
Love all I can perceive about this track! WELL DONE FELLAS! #BrilliantBrothas #SmartSistas #Afrispora #BobloBoat #BobloIsland #JCole #RoyceDa59 Dr. Dontraneil Clayborne aka Don Dada aka Kwame Tumi
I love my friends! One of my MOSST MEANINGFUL favorite Life Anthems. Since, BUT Only for, this Post-Stroke Rehab period, AFRISPORA has turned into only a blog/vlog. Appreciate my real world and online folks that have ‘Held Me Down’ as I probably me first heard Q-Tip say in a verse. It radiated a MEANING then
Who else is a Del, for that matter Hip hop Eliteness ~ Hieroglyphics and Souls of Mischief head? Some choice music here…. “Hip hop Eliteness” #DrClayborneSayings One of the best to have done it! “…the slaves that are our ancestors…”
and Okayplayer.com from jump. Hope all is well. Sonic heat thus far 1 track in an blogging. Yup, returning to that mid-2000s get down. Collectively humanity Makes Progress #DrClayborneSayings #Afrispora http://www.okayafrica.com/african-music-songs-spoko-muthoni-tiwa/ All the best, Dr. Clayborne P.S. not that I have to tell you all but will, enjoy the vibes and please spread yours back
Yeah Mike, appreciate you! Onward bredren…multiversal! #DrClayborneSayings #Afrispora # https://www.mellomusicgroup.com/collections/cassettes/products/open-mike-eagle-brick-body-kids-still-daydream-cassette?variant=2681464356894 “…ain’t never been to this planet.” LIFE ANTHEMS! ~ (How Could Anyone) Feel At Home Yup off with you cretins, I knew what Michael meant but had to look up the spellings https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cretin
It’s ‘New” if you never ‘experienced it’ — hell and more evidence of QD3’s key role in the music ‘game’ from Sweden to the U.S. and beyond QD3 (Quincy Jones, Jr.)
IWOW what a find today…the joint “Ocean Breeze” even brought forth tears as I am dealing with some MAJOR life challenges that have me “off my square” as I have heard said but it was therapeutic to be thankful to be reflective and self-care via music as I have subconsciously and consciously been doing ALL
One of my favorite tracks by my favorite Hip Hop artist of a good part of the 1990s
Q-Tip’s lyricism style and meaningful content HAD A HUGE IMPACT on my ‘questing’ for knowledge…ATCQ led to Dr. Clayborne
What what so much more Afrispora-type content exists since 2014 when we had or 3rd artist showcase “Future Endeavors” at Kaos Networks on February 28, 2014 and the three week period following before I had an Endocarditis-related stroke Nutty how life works…vibe out and “Stay Connected!”
Not much to say, feeling these two! A Living Legend of Hip Hop no doubt
Paused this post MONTHS AGO…now this banger with my folks Anderson .Paak, cool Well no time like now… Respect, fan since Black Star and it was fresh seeing you deejay an after hours over on Washington in L.A. Great vibes my brother. Salute, Dr. Clayborne Thank you for your service in the all to real
Super dopeness! FWD’sFWD’s( Finds While Diggin) tend to be impeccable moments when I stumbled upon epic art because I am flowing with the right vibes of my ‘mindspace’ at that moment of ‘discovery’ and this is surely the case this another installment from the Mar Vista Gardens (projects) z proof that “You are where you
Ok ok Finds While Diggin (FWD) Yeah Dibi! What you think Dibi? #MrDibiase #Afrispora #BrilliantBrothas
This beat is STUPID DOPE! Great shot, I see the African print and Henna, spiritually stylish my dear. Dope. Long time and the best Like I said Did not even know a website existed since I only searched to have a pic for the blog. UPDATE 1/16/19 keep rockin’ sis! Much love, Don Dada
This track reaches my inner soul and that IS NOT ‘Unfortunate’! Put In Work Link in 2020…our littlins need a playdate
Righteous fellas, A straight boogie joint, thanks! from Don Dada + UPDATE see Anderson .Paak tag IT LEADS TO EPICNESS trust me on this. Please give me Jay-Z like credit and backup/support “…I reiterate…way too complacent in My Ways too often…tranquil…” = Unique Dopeness #DrClayborneSayings
As a resident of his hometown, Carson [then resident] I gotta show respect to Ras Kass and Apollo Brown…Soul on Ice is a must listen – Hip Hop classic!
YE TUMI ACADEMY ~ Oddisee – Our People Are Trapped In A System That Is Designed To Make Us Fail (247HH)
A great thinker who happens to be a great musical artist ( lyricist and producer) I knew he has long been my favorite MC for years. Rigtheous thoughts good sir, respect Dr. Dontraneil Clayborne
I make the connection obvious for those that are interested in digging more musically on my folks. Beyond proud of B. So happy Dr. Dre sees his artistic greatnesswhich stems from being a dynamic person. Much love and respect https://afrispora.com/2017/01/07/salute-anderson-paak-breezy-lovejoy/
If you are not up on Nardwuar,I will tell you laughs are in-store. I want to know “Who the hell is Nardwuar? lol but yea? There must be stuff on Youtube?I must lookit up. In the mean time, so ‘insight’ into ‘Chance The Rapper’ Check the catalog folks, I am only 7 or so in,
Happy to say the interest is HIGH amongst my Santa Monica College and L.A. Southwest students in bringing this into FULL existence in 2018… stay connected, enjoy the Beta version and give feedback good folks https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLnKbEZAr8TUK9bYLQl-s1dOoTP903TJJl
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I will be feeling and reposting dope materials and improving My tags this Fall…. I just have a lot of content to connect to those connected … ‘mad’ professor-style Voila! the dopeness that is Okayplayer — posted about the track and even made it DOWNLOADABLE – CLICK HERE FOR DIRECT LINK — THANK ME IN THE CMMENTS
Two of the dopest to have done it! Salute!