Posted in Pre-Stroke (before March 18, 2014), Salon Culture, Throwback

SALUTE! ~ Afrispora @ The Pier

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SALUTE! ~ Yohance (Merc 80) of

Merc80 – The Jam – Episode 2 feat. Nola Darling

The Story Behind the Story Teller.

Source: The Jam – Episode 2 feat. Nola Darling –


Throwback heat

Continued success my folks,

Dr. Clayborne


Sisses y’all Got Flows…life happened 2014-now so I missed this one.  Nice vibes and FLOWS I hear you, wow. Love and respect ladies….even greater success!

Posted in African-American, Documentary Film, Films, Moviespora, mUSIC, Post-Stroke 3-22-14), SALUTE, Throwback, Ye Tumi Academy

MOVIESPORA ~ “Everyday Sunshine with Fishbone and Filmmakers, Lev Anderson and Chris Metzler

From my college days at UC San Diego… good times!

A blend of funk, ska, reggae, hip hop and more, Fishbone is dope

A good watch

:Preserving ‘Cultural capital’ of note in order to better inform myelf and others.” – Dr. Dontraneil Clayborne

Posted in Salon Culture, SALUTE, Throwback, Tribute, United Kingdom

SALUTE! ~4hero – A Few Remixes

Their original work is my future music, period.

Since the mid-1990s, I have been a dedicated fan since ‘Creating Patterns’ dropped.

Although from South-Central L.A., my grandmother and mother thankfully passed on a love of good music and such, no matter the origin…they seemed to focus a lot of the feelings and vibes that their music gave them.

“Tell your mind to Let your ears ‘hear’ “.

Posted in African-American, hip hop, History, mUSIC, Post-Stroke 3-22-14), Salon Culture, Soul, Throwback, WELP!, Ye Tumi Academy

FWD ~ ‘De La Soul Is Dead’ 25th Anniversary Mixtape mixed by Chris Read

In search of musical accompaniment to be played sans earphones at a public laundrymat, I decided to search for De La Soul on Soundcloud ‘jus cuzz’ and voila!


I am a Hip Hop head until dearh … Ancestral Vibes through my endeavors to you.

Dr. Dontraneil Clayborne

De La Soul ‘De La Soul Is Dead’ 25th Anniversary Mixtape mixed by Chris Read by Wax Poetics #np on #SoundCloud


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IF I ~ Was Ever In A Band – INCOGNITO would be it!!!

How does a native of South-Central Los Angeles become an avid listener of music and knowledge in general from around the globe and locally.

I was born in 1973 to a mother who was an habitual music listener, who herself was descended from a lineage of music connoisseurs.

My family relocated from Houston, TX to 54th Street, between Central Avenue and McKinley in 1943, if I am not mistaken. At the height of Central Avenue, in South-Central Los Angeles, seen by many as a ‘Harlem West’ of sorts I have heard said.

I need to record my elders, very soon I just thought a true ‘Aha moment’…

So how did I become a long-time fan of some of the planets greatest yet lesser known artists by way of the United Kingdom (UK? … a good ear, dope friends and a fate and focus that enriched my cosmic journey…

If it helps some folks. I am endeavoring to share worthwhile things and contribute to self and collective empowerment, both locally and globally, informally and formally…