Tuesday, September 29, 2009

WWW.FLAMPRO.COM aka THE GUDWORD. R.I.P Roc Raida.... Can i please have a moment of silence

Can I please get a moment of silence.

When my sense of mortality is tested and I'm reminded of the fragility of life.
I only become more in love with life and the friends I have been blessed with.

Long live the spirit of Anthony Williams aka Grand wizard Roc Raida. God Bless His Family.

The strangest thing about his death is that,

Ajile Turner


also on the same day


Life is just a moment it takes you out and brings you back in - Roy Ayers

babies die/old people die/innocent people die (plane, trains, automobiles) it's a natural progression of life. You better enjoy it.

But raida and Ajile on the same day passing, two different locations is a mindfuck (pardon my French)
C'est la vie

I got broad strong shoulder
To handle burdens

So the healing process begins. It started in Harlem at a church filled with his family by blood and hip hop.
A few things I took in between tears was the preacher saying how that when someone dies, and they make the programs and put the years the person was born and the year they left. We tend to emphasize on that, when we should emphasize on the dash in between. The time that this person spent on this earth and the people that they touched and shared energy laughs and spirit with. People had traveled from far places to be there ranging from Europe to California. Sitting in the pews were originators of Hip Hop to current relevant artist, official djs east and west coast, well respected journalist, label executives and the Turtabilst/dj community outnumbered them all. As always when talking about wakes and funerals they suck when it comes to the amount of sadness that echos collectively to heaven. I won't touch on that I will celebrate the life and times of a guy I was lucky enough to know pretty well and respected like a MF on the two technique turntables.

Gudword presents


(i will post a better quality tonight Dailymotion is the only one that would take 17 min)

In memory Roc Raida.

Reading this made me write this better DO. NOT. PASS. GO.

#Getyourblogup #digitalmentoring

Those who showed their mutual respect and love to Raida and his family....

Curious George
Grand Wizard Theodore
Teddy Ted &Special K
Fabel Zulu
Jazzy jay
Dj enuff
Cutting Kandy
Rholi roll
Sadat x
Neil Armstrong
Alex Aquino
Clark Kent
Cash money
Crazy legs
Dj Scratch
Joe from fat beats
Lil fame
Harry Allen
Rah digga
Kid Capri
JS 1
Harry Allen
Johnny juice
Fat Joe
Daddy dog
Dj Diamond
Sean c
Joe Sinister
Marshall law
plus many more....this dude was loved!

I wrote the top part of this blog after he passed, its two weeks later and i have been working on this video for the last 3 days and it makes me melancholy about the fun times we have had on the road. This is also dedicated to my X-Ecutioner road crew. KYU, Boogie Blind, Massa, Marshall, Total Eclipse. It was great seeing you, and we will be X for life. I seldom look back on life its better to keep looking forward, I'm glad i have these memories on tape. I will continue to edit footage and remind you of the skills that these guys gave the world.

How lucky can you be when your friends create an artform that is respected worldwide, when you get to record an album with friends that is a classic in the artform. If you havent heard X-pressions by the X-ecutioners you should. The difference between most dj's and these guys is that there talent is above par. Equal to a Jay Z on the turntables. I was glad to see old friends it was great to talk with John Carluccio of Battle Sounds

I will let his quote sum up this dedication.

In an interview I did with DJ Rob Swift, he described Raida as "precious." I never forgot how pure and fitting that word described Anthony.

He was the personification of what many of his harlem brothers only dreamed of -- He saw the world and he did it his way.

I'm amazed how even his fiercest DJ opponents (DJ Scratch, Clark Kent, Shake, Supreme) came out today to pay their respects. I guess because in the spirit of competition Anthony's drive for greatness had made them even better. Behind the small quiet exterior was a gifted DJ who truly set the bar high and became a giant in the turntablist world.

Your spirit will live on!


Life Is Just A Moment - Part 2 - Roy Ayers Ubiquity

Monday, September 28, 2009

wWW.FLAMPRO.COM aka THE GUDWORD. Lifes randomness

spade and neuter

Poland okays forcible castration for paedophiles
Under the law, sponsored by Poland's centre-right government, paedophiles convicted of raping children under the age of 15 years or a close relative would have to undergo chemical therapy on their release from prison

Cool ish

how records are made.

Rahzel and Js-1

Pharoe Monch in okland

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

WWW.FLAMPRO.COM aka THE GUDWORD. La Vida Sigue Adelante

R.I.P Roc Raida

for the good times!

WWW.Flampro.Com aka grandmaster roc raida

Its so royal of us to knight artist with titles because of their skill, our recognition of our peers reflects our natural affinity to excel to the greatness we once were and now strive once again to attain.

All props due to one of the best to do it Grand Master Roc Raida.

This is just the hardest thing i have had to ever write down. As i watched twitter yesterday and saw the amazing amount of love and condolences sent out about the passing of one of the greatest turntablist on earth. Life has a cruel and dark humor. Roc Raida was injured in early September and was in the hospital. He was expected to recover after going though surgery. I went to visit him on Friday with a few other X-Men. i hugged that man, prayed with that man, I laughed with that man. I had no intentions of mourning him this soon.

I was introduced to Roc Raida by Rob Swift showing me videos, of this ill dj from uptown that he was practicing with. Rob started showing video of battles that the original X-Men would have for T-Shirts. The guys decided to start a dj crew called X-Men and history was written. These average guys went from bedroom Dj's to worldwide respected musicians. All of their accomplishments have been well documented, in video and awards and movies.

Its difficult now for any of that stuff to matter, it is great that the world was able to see the great and outstanding achievements, but for me i saw a friend grow into an international artist and humble and dedicated Father and loving husband. He was the biggest practical joker and a person you knew that if there was beef you wanted to have your back. I remember 1994 driving these guys to the X-Men vs ISP battle, and how focused this dude was. I remember how happy he was when the X-ecutioners signed to record their first album with Asphodel Records...After recording X-pressions and we went on the "Elements of Hip Hop"tour ...one night during the tour we were in Tampa and some dude in the audience kept talking shit so Raida was on stage like whats up you want to battle now? Who knew the dude must have been waiting for this chance he had records and got on stage....He did his little routine it was was whack...then Raida got on and savagely tore this dummy and new A-hole. That was the kind of Hip Hop guy he was, he was humble but he was always ready to attack.

So many good memories i have to keep with me S.O.B.E Adrenalin rush tour, Anger Management Tour, Shooting the video for It's Going Down, just talking for hours on the road, sneaker shopping...its difficult to write anymore....I would trade them all so his family wouldn't feel this pain anymore.

Roc Raida was Knighted by Grand Wizard Theodore. He was a Turntable genius, a mentor....HIP HOP

i will post more when i feel better.

Monday, September 14, 2009

WWW.FLAMPRO.COM aka THE GUDWORD. Henny is a hell of a drug!!

I am so ready for football. T.O is on a NY team at least in name. I'm watching the game now and hoping that the patriots lose tonight or the Bills but more New England, its just the green J-E-T-S blood in me. This is a pretty good matchup Randy Moss,

Ok onto bigger and better things check out the BMW that is super butter...like butter from the breast milk of Tyra and Tocarra.....

As a plug-in full hybrid with a turbodiesel engine, upward-pivoting doors and radical styling, BMW's 4- seat Vision EfficientDynamics concept car—now on display at the Frankfurt auto show—is packed with technology enabling it to be both frugal and fast.

Complementing the Vision’s futuristic exterior styling, the interior of the car has a flowing instrument panel and a seating arrangement designed to give the passengers a floating-in-air feel. The upholstery is mostly made with natural materials although Kevlar is used for the seats. New technology such as a 3- dimensional head-up display and BMW night vision is included.

Kanye and Lil Mama went and Ron Browned too much, just jumped out that window.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009


Illest Dunk ever!!

WWW.FLAMPRO.COM aka THE GUDWORD. Married to the Mob May have a kid with it

Today is the big drop day. Rakewon dropped a jem. And Jay-Z added another album to his resume. Labor Day came and went and a few people died but thats the cycle of life. I cant believe that gold is a $1000.00 a ounce, wow as you get older you start to invest in things and i so missed the boat on this one. Just a jewel for the future buy precious meatals during the next rescession..a friend of mine brought an OZ of gold for $300.00 and now its $1000.00. Anyway on to other random topics why is this girl being persecuted for being boylike?

vicked from RAPRADAR.COM

I mean her name does have "Semen" in it so thats is a big pause

It's been a week of change for Caster Semenya, the South African runner at the center of a gender controversy at last month's world track championships.
First, one of her South African coaches quit the team in shame for not telling Semenya that she was being subjected to gender tests. (Semenya had thought she was taking a doping test.) Then, Semenya appeared on the cover of South Africa's You magazine with a complete makeover designed to silence critics who insist she is a man.
For the shoot Semenya sported a less ambiguous hair style, a designer black dress, jewelry, makeup and nail polish. Despite what you think about the whole situation, it's safe to say that this is the first time that Semenya has truly looked like an 18-year old woman.
She says she likes the look too. Semenya told the BBC:

vicked from somewhere...

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50th Law of Power


Jiggaman yah Heard

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


You guys know that know ill argue sometimes for the sake of a good argument but damn, who was sipping on the syrup when this went down #ADVERTISINGFAIL. Someone was real lazy. the hands are still black.

Microsoft is fessing up and apologizing for altering a Web site photo to change a person's race.

A photo on the Seattle-based company's U.S. Web site shows two men and a woman sitting around a conference table. The ad reads, "Empower your people with the IT tools you need."
For the U.S. audience the men are Asian and African American. But on the Web site of Microsoft's Polish business unit, the black man's head has been replaced with a white face.
When you look real hard, its clear there is something off about the white man sitting in the middle on the Polish site. His head is off and his hand is a little more tan than it should be.
Whoever did the photoshop didn't bother to change the color of the subject's hand.

via @NERD




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