“The Andy Warhol and Jerry Lewis” of Hip Hop

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.

 

 

On The Green by The Real Mike Wilson featuring Kaneki

*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.

Madison Square (Video) – by Mike Wilson featuring Rye

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.

 

Akira by Malik Champloo

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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

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“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.

Mike Wilson’s Birthday Bash Divisi6n Style – Brooklyn 2 Tokyo

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.

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Happy to be Back on the Moon: Sailor Moon Crystal

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.

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