What to meet the man modeled after Akira and the man of many shirts? The Heartbeat Life had the great opportunity to catch up with The Real Mike Wilson and Kaneki in a mockumentary focused on their glorious rise to “fame.” Check it out and laugh, cry or just enjoy below.
*Raises hand proudly* I want to rap. Honestly, I’ve grown to truly embrace this growing dynamic art from, but never thought I could spit a bar. But these guys Mike Wilson and Kaneki who are chilling “On The Green” make a lady want to at least try. In this visual, they bring forth “The Real” divulging that people of this passion don’t need to be on the streets, don’t need to know the struggle and could even rock “tree” poses as part of their intro.
Do you feel your arms slowly rising in the air to move along with the beat? Nope! Really? Well, you’re crazy cause this beat exhibits great possibilities for movement. “N****a, Why you rapping for? You ain’t got a baby girl on the way….you ain’t really live in the hood,” says the truthful chorus. It’s a breath of fresh air to find artists who embrace hip hop from diverse walks of life. Let’s remember that rap is a form of self expression. Why should it be forced into one box of who represents it? Well, “On The Green” represents it quite well. Check it out for yourself below.
This beautiful track finally has some moving pictures added to it. The video “Madison Square” by the dope, multifaceted MC Mike Wilson has dropped onto this crazy planet bringing in it’s own state of musical bliss. Hearing the very first few intricate creations of the beat will lead one to a place of immediate peace. Combining it with the graceful moves of the lovely Erica Ortiz was a masterful decision in making this beautiful package of tranquility.
The background of the urban jungle that is New York City plays well with the black and white filter in how it sets a chill, but slightly hype mood. Ortiz’s movements tell a story of a woman who’s focused on what she’s doing. But as the video plays out, the gentle variations of her arms and legs blossom into a vibrant, hip show of joy. It matches the inspirational tale Wilson portrays through his bars of fluidity and honesty. Do yourself a favor and take a visit to “Madison Square;” let it bring a little calm to your day.
If you’re ever in an NYC bar and you happen to see Deli Mag, scan the pages to find Wilson himself in their creative pages. He’ll also be streaming on Live 365 so give your ears some joy and listen in.
This latest production from Malik Champloo will get you soooooo hype. Fist pumping, dance craze galore will happen from the epic greatness of “Akira.” The tribal setting of the beat raises the levels of movement within the body and sets the pace for the courageous tale. For anyone who loves a expert lyricist should listen to this track. For anyone who is a fan of anime including the critically acclaimed movie “Akira” will have respect for this track. For anyone who just loves to groove to a dope song should move along to this track. “Everybody say Raserra” and check out “Akira” here.
“Madison Square” by Mike Wilson featuring Rye is an incredible track to bob your head to. Believe me, you will catch your self singing the chorus without knowing what you’re saying. But please, actually tune in to the words – they are quite motivating; “I even ain’t trying to say that I’m perfect. I’m only trying to say I deserve it. And I’m the only one that’s getting me there. You ask where? I say, That’s Madison Square like…” The beginning is a like musical hand pulling you into a place where peace and serenity lives. This first 40 seconds is like listening to a hip hop ballet – it’s light, feathery and tranquil. And then comes Wilson with his lyrical dance between childhood memories, profound thoughts and inspiring goals. “Madison Square” deserves to be in your musical library.
Check out the single and download it for just a dollar here.
Movers and shakers traveled from across NYC to the Art Cafe in order to participate in the montly event like no other, Brooklyn 2 Tokyo. For the month of May, this particular B2T was extra special due to everyone celebrating the one and only Mike Wilson. A beautiful day it was indeed – the sun was shining, smiles were a mile wide and the energy was so good you could bath in it.
Street Fighter 4 was wide and live on a projector for everyone to see in the outdoor area. Gamers got the chance to show their stuff to conregators, and everyone else in Clinton Hill. Against the dark, majestic blue sky, Street Fighter never looked better.
While gamers put their passions to the test, a vast array of eclectic pupils zoned in on this house of cool. People enjoyed drinks and conversation diverging on topics from the ever growing cosplay community to the unique qualities of a good drink while DJ Triple Play spinned a bumping mix of hip hop and Kia Sleet sketched an incredible portrait of Malik Champloo.
Inside is where an inner glow of fun was set for everyone in place. First we all sang a great, big mushy birthday tune to the man of the night, Mike Wilson. To witness the strength and growth of this man and his music has been an honor over the past few years. His tenacity, positivity and drive has been an inspiration to the members of Divisi6n and to many others. I, as well as others close to him, were brimming with admiration to be celebrating Mike who has done so well in his endeavers. We are definitely all happy and proud of him. =).
After we all sung a song, Wilson’s best buddy and the CEO to all this greatness Malik Champloo greeted the stage with his explosive performance of “Akira” as well as favorites “Ikki the Reaper” and “Phuket.” Next up was birthday boy himself delivering an enticing show of his singable hits and some delightful treats including “Madison Square” from his latest project A Real Hero. The remarkable collection of talent Freedom Scott and the Avengers took the stage afterwards. This fusion of hip hop, jazz and rock created a dynamic atmosphere for the closing of the night. But of course, the true icing on this spectaular cake was the surprise cypher between all three MCs Freedom Scott, Malik Champloo and Mike Wilson. To fully close the evening, the lovely Mio Soul spinned a most excellent selection of tunes for the audience to groove to.
Art, culture and music was thriving at the Cafe that night. As usual, it was the place to be on a Brooklyn evening. If you missed out, be sure to get your butt in the building at the next one and have the time of your life.
Growing up with a Barbie Doll in one hand and my cousin’s action figure in the other, I was kind of a mash between being a girly girl and a tom boy. When I discovered Sailor Moon, it was a blessing for me. Think about it? Girly girls who kick a**. I was so in love with the show. Do you know how ecstatic I got when I learned about the show’s reboot “Sailor Moon Crystal?”
Like the original, it’s about five girls who represent different solar entities meshed with different personalities that come together to save the world. Watching the show, I can’t help but relate to some of these female heroines. But alas, they are all equally amazing. I love how Sailor Moon brings these diverse women together even when their peers either ignore or ostracize them. The show displays great camaraderie and loyalty to protecting what holds dear to them. The only thing I dislike is the fact that Tuxedo Mask always has to save Sailor Moon. He’s a pretty cool character, but I feel like the show is going back to the original man saves woman formula most entertainment has catered to for centuries. And in most of the series, he has no powers. So that is definitely one tid bit that has always perplexed me. Otherwise, this show is pretty dope. Even in adult Tiffy form, I am free to mingle between the realms of being a tom girl and girly girly because of shows like this. I will be binge watching this some more as soon as I get the chance.
Wake up, get ready, go to work, come home, rest, repeat. This is a common daily routine most individuals complete on a daily basis. In most cases, no surprising changes makes a dent in the schedule. It can drain the creativity thriving within all of us without break. But once the weekend hits or one gets a day off from work, that creativity is let loose. It comes in all forms depending on the person. At Brooklyn 2 Tokyo this past weekend, a very vibrant form of that creativity was able to shake up the spirit jumping inside all of us.
The Art Cafe was the spot for various forms of artistic innovation to blossom. The lavish and detailed garments of some of the guests were adorned with their creativity as well as personality. Cosplayers joined us in our festivities of gaming, a raffle, performances and of course drinking (Cause what else do you do on a Saturday night! The Art Cafe had an intense combination of flavor and alcohol potency in their adequately named drink of the night the “Smash Bros Punch” =)). To begin the night, the cosplayers took to the stage to strut their authentic originality in a costume contest. “Kitana” (Mortal Kombat) and Rahmein “the Uncommon Gent” were the judges for this eclectic display. Joining us for the night was Sonic, Knuckles, Tobi, Black Ash, the Ram and Deadpool. They all did their thing showcasing their diversity through costume. But Alas, the Ram took the grand prize due to her stellar arrangement of floral and brilliant makeup.
The night went on as Rahmein (The Real Mike Wilson?) and the lovely Mio Soul hosted as the awesome fest continued. While some enjoyed the delights of the bar and others showed their skills in the form of rapid button punching, the performances intensified the feel good vibe emanating the place. Sarup Ajay Ram took the stage and gave us a little taste of his excellent word play. Then the sweet Mio Soul cooled the vibe and rocked with us through her soulful croons. Mike Wilson graced the stage with an equally electrifying performance. His catchy, relateable music was easy to sway along to while taking in the immensity of some just issues. (I loved hearing “Sleepy Hollow” live). Malik Champloo provided an explosive performance through his 45 min set. The music and crowd blended together in a harmonious way as everyone sunk into the fortifiable punch of inspirational tunes. After Champloo, Ajay and Mio Soul pumped the crowd up once again with their energetic grooves and swoons on the stage. To close out the night, a gaming competition ensued where controllers were bumped to see who was the best in the latest version of Street Fighter.
All in all, it was a truly excellent night. Brooklyn 2 Tokyo – a truly joyous escape from the mundane routine of the work week. Please escape with us once again at the end of the month in May. Until next time!
Peep this amazing video that pretty much sums up the night!
Brooklyn 2 Tokyo was definitely the place to be Saturday night. The vibe at Muchmore’s was magnetic; it was a calm buzz that energized everything from the organisms inching across the floor to the gamer bobbing his/her head on the cozy couches. Diversity filled every inkling of the bar where video game enthusiasts to hip hop heads congregated the Brooklyn venue. Divisi6n brought this eclectic bunch together to become a part of the chemical reaction that is Japanese culture and hip hop. Rahmein (the uncommon gent) and myself were the hosts for the lovely evening.
Kuro Pop joined us again and brought the energy to insurmountable heights through their poptastic dancing curated with bright smiles and precision. DJ Triple Play kept the vibe real cool with his mix of great tunes. While some enjoyed the delights of the bar or just chilled out on the couches, gamers immersed themselves in the kick a** game of Street Fighter. (At the next one, I definitely need to get at least one round in). Mic Blaque shook the stage with his explosive performance along with the gorgeous Kia Sleet. This entertainer went in on some empowering issues as well as keeping the crowd bumping to his delicious sound. Next up was the Head Ninja in Charge, Malik Champloo. The man responsible for this greatness graced us with one tune, but supercharged the energy already electrifying the place. Muchmore’s was stifling with heat as the Real Mike Wilson created a catalyst for the creativity bouncing around the place through his set. For the final performance of the night, Freedom Scott and his band (Scott’s avengers?) blazed the stage with a marvelous musical arrangement of talent and pure dopeness.
The Street Fighter tournament closed out what was a much excellent night. With the likes of Kuropop, Mic Blaque, Mike Wilson, Freedom Scott and Malik Champloo gracing the stage, it was truly a night worthy of royalty. Until next time, Ja matane. (See you later)
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The ladies of Kuro Pop on the right with the lovely staff from Muchmore’s
Freedom Scott and his incredible band
I never thought I would be kidnapped, locked in a room and live to tell the tale. But it all happened in less than 48 hours – it also didn’t actually happen. Mike Wilson created this action packed, visually stimulating product of excellence called “Sing Jesus” and I got the pleasure of being a part of it. Fight scenes, pretending to be frantic and shooting in the snow was sooooo much fun. Rahmein, Rye, Malik and Mike were all so incredible to work with. The lyrics are also so so fly. Please do yourself a favor and check out this dope video below. It is nothing short of amazing. =). (And I’m not saying that because I’m in it.)