Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Black Krishna - The Bootleg Nine: Revolutionary Weapon

- Black Krishna Brand Hip Hop Proudly Presents -

Black Krishna - The Bootleg Nine: Revolutionary Weapon

* Nine unique, mixed and mastered tracks...
* Socio-political current edge...
* 25 minutes and 44 seconds...

* Can't take, the raw 'ish...
* I gotta say, the raw 'ish...
* Gotta flip, a pop-hit...
* To blow ya mind, just a bit...



I be the Black Krishna,
God on this earth,
I'm raised 5000 years,
Before my first birth,

In this land of freedom,
The formula don't work,
So I'm'a drink and smoke,
Until they burn me to earth...


Why this name?

Wrote a song.


Do you play live?

It's a hella rush...


How, do you think, does the internet (or mp3) change the music industry?

Distribution and exposure are easier for independent artists, and overall integrity is maintained by the honesty of the artists held to the same system. This is classic "potential" of online technology is scarier than the reality has to be, so I hope the record industy understands: if they leave it alone the whole business will grow, and a new generation of artists and fans will be created.


Would you sign a record contract with a major label?

For one record at a time.


Band History:

Philosophy - http://blackkrishna.blogspot.com/

Website - www.blackkrishna.com (COMING SOON!)

Recorded at - http://www.justusleaguerecords.com/


Your influences?

Tupac Shakur, House Of Pain, Guns'n'Roses, Eminem, Bob Marley, The Doors, Jimi Hendrix, Franz Ferdinand, The Roots, 50 Cent, Talib Kweli and Hi-Tek, Jon Stewart, Kardinal Offishal, A.R. Rehman, LL Cool J, Pearl Jam, Jay-Z, Dr. Dre, Dido, Outkast, Coldcut, LAL, Biggie, Madonna, Johnny Cash, The Herbaliser, Bally Sagoo, N.W.A., Mary J. Blige, Big Sugar, Ja Rule, Rage Against The Machine, Asian Dub Foundation (or, Raj Against The Machine), Lil' Jon, Dave Chappelle, Nas, Snoop Dogg, Alicia Keys, Bob Dylan, DJ Serious, Panjabi MC, The Neptunes, Ravi Shankar, Klyde Broox, Jayu, Paul McCartney, The Game, Beyonce, Feziek, dead prez, Timbaland, Usher, DJ Krush, Run-DMC, Kanye West, The Sex Pistols, Arundathi Roy, Missy Elliot, Cannibal Ox, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, Nelly, Alanis Morisette, Digital Underground, Portishead, Beethoven, Jad-X, The Neptunes, The Fugees, Choclair, Green Day, Diamond D, Ennio Morricone, Ludacris, Maestro Fresh Wes, Afrika Bambataa, Amy Goodman, Sean Paul, Cyndi Lauper, Peter Tosh, Jon Stewart, Non-Phixion, Thievery Corporation, Smokey Robinson, Led Zeppelin, Grandmaster Flash, La Bomba, Busta Rhymes, Noam Chomsky, Looper, Faith, Sarah MacLachlin, Pete Rock and C.L. Smooth, Ray Charles, Young Sonz, Angelina Jolie, Snow, Will Da Real One, Built To Spill, Choclair, KRS-ONE, The White Stripes, Sinead O'Connor, The Fu-Schnickens, Grouch and Punches, Buck 65, Chris Isaak, A Tribe Called Quest, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Police, The Beatnuts, Iggy Pop, Fat Joe, Handsome Boy Modeling School, Apache Indian, The Eagles, DJ Muggs, Dope Poets Society, Shaggy, Das EFX, Oasis, DJ Red Turtle, Coldplay, Xzibit, Saukrates, Massive Attack, Velvet Revolver, Britany Spears, Lil' Jon, Mos Def, U2, Public Enemy, Shabba Ranks, BDP, Elvis, Classified, Empire Crew, Dave Sharma, The Hip Hop Disciples, Executive Beatz, Kool Moe Dee, Linkin Park, Andrew Dice Clay, Michael Jackson, Stigmata, Aphex Twin, Michael Moore, Dire Straits, Jayo Felony, Metallica, George Michael, Masia One, Louis Armstrong, The Sex Pistols, The Beatles, Swollen Members, Macedon The Wise Man, Black Moon, Common, Eve, Weird Al Yankovic, AC/DC, LAL, P. Diddy, Janis Joplin, Immortal Technique, Michie Mee, Eric B. and Rakim, K-OS, Wu-Tang Clan, Lauryn Hill, Wilco, Mobb Deep, Jaylib, Jeru Tha Damaja, Shaggy, Chet Sing and Dub Trinity, Cypress Hill, Obie Trice, Bahamadia, Green Day, Cab Calloway, John Lennon, Nick "Brownman" Ali, ONYX, Ani DiFranco, Celtae, The Clash, Will Smith, Rich London, Louis Armstrong, Beenie Man, The Fitzroy Terrors, Sting, Big Daddy Kane, Hole, M.O.P., Pink, The Rolling Stones, Redman, Bone Thugs'n'Harmony, The Streets, Digital Underground, Beastie Boys, DJ Shadow, Fabolous, Madvillain, Aerosmith, Blackstar, Kish, The Foo Fighters, Madonna, The Smiths, Malcolm Gladwell, Odele, Clipse, Eddie Murphy, Ritchie Valens, Wyclef Jean, Dave Chappelle, Everlast, Big Pun, Nirvana, Foxy Brown, DJ Qbert, Cindy Lauper, Funkdoobiest, Reign of Terror, Tool, Frank Sinatra, DJ Vlad, Dirty Harry, DJ Green Lantern, Audioslave, Dilated Peoples, Ani DiFranco, Poison, Kid Koala, R.Kelly, The Grateful Dead, Andrew Dice Clay, Afu-Ra, Cassidy, Gwen Stefani, Ice-T, Photek, Organized Rhyme, Blahzay Blahzay, Soundgarden, Celtae, Aesop Rock, Murs, Digable Planets, Pharoah Moench, Bobby Brown, Beethoven, David Lee Roth, Marilyn Manson, Ozzy Osbourne, SPIN, Ice Cube, Black Eyed Peas, Autechre, New Order, More Or Les, John Coltrane, Sean Paul, G-Unit, Red Hot Chili Peppers, DJ Premier, Bjork, Masta Ace, The RZA, Roots Manuva, Chris Rock, Patience, Mindbender, DJ Dangermouse, EPMD, Phil Collins, Big L, Metallica, Kruder and Dorfmeister, M.I.A., Muddy Waters, Wu-Tang Clan, Red Snapper, Ludacris, Insane Clown Posse, Fabolous, UGK, Goldie, Miles Davis, Depeche Mode, John Lee Hooker, Ghetto Concept, Chris Isaak, Mocean Worker, Moby...


Favorite spot?

T-Dot... seen?


Anything else...?


*** Is here in August 2005!!! ***

Black Krishna - Confessions Of An Aging B-Boy

Is out in a soft-release, 25-tracks of pure BKB funk designed to blow ya mind just a bit. Stay tuned, soon y'all can play dis 4 ya grandkids...


Black Krishna - The Bootleg Nine: Revolutionary Weapon

*** FOR FREE ***

Nine unique, mixed and mastered tracks from the full mixtape/album, with a socio-political edge defining the last couple of years.

I took a look at the world recently and thought this song selection was called for, please feel free to download and distribute as widely as you want.

Sometimes teachers in other circles want to see your math, so I have some source material and general philosophy at:


Some of the guys I look up to read a lot more than they're given credit for, like 2Pac and Bob Marley among others. If anyone wants to examine my ideas further a few can be found there, I'm also planning on organizing them when my website is up.

It's saying what, among other things, I think needs to be said at the moment. I can only dream, but if I dare, this version is my "Illmatic", the full-album is my "All Eyez On Me"...

If you have any questions, comments, reviews, requests, or whatever, please use the message board or contact me at:


I'll post any reviews or comments you want in the reviews section, thanks for the feedback.

Peace by peace...

P.S. To any DJ's or beatmakers, acapellas are available upon request.

P.P.S I also feel I should pass on one of the most interesting documentaries I've ever seen, with good-pacing and music, and insane footage of the deterioration of trust in society and proof of some reasons why.

Non-traditional viewing to be sure, you can decide if it's important. I enjoyed it, and objectively feel it does a great job in revealing several questions we are now forgetting how to ask.

There's only one problem: I know for sure a lot of it's real - or at least heavily corrobarated upon further investigation, and the scale of corruption may freak you out or close your mind if you're not cool with it.

"Yolanda! We cool?"

So, if you keep an open mind and an even keel, I strongly recommend watching:

9/11: The Road to Tyranny

From: The Internet Archive, a non-profit that was founded to build an Internet library, with the purpose of offering permanent access for researchers, historians, and scholars to historical collections that exist in digital format.

SOURCE - http://www.archive.org/details/911theRoadtoTyranny

It's detailed, and much of the great history leads up to today. I also just saw the mini-series sequel that was released in March of this year:

Martial Law 9/11: Rise of the Police State

This takes us well into this year - kind of a like a more recent and conspiracist version of Fahrenheit 9/11, with crazy footage the mainstream media never showed.

SOURCE - http://www.archive.org/details/MartialLaw911

There's a lot of stuff we should know and we know we don't, and these cover dozens of questions anyone with a conscience would ask if they knew they could.

There are some people we should listen to, and others we shouldn't. I guess everyone can decide for themselves...

"Let us never tolerate outrageous conspiracy theories concerning the attacks of September the 11th, malicious lies that attempt to shift the blame away from the terrorists themselves, away from the guilty."

- President George W. Bush speaking to the World before the UN General Assembly

- November 10, 2001

SOURCE - http://www.soundclick.com/bands/0/blackkrishna.htm