THE UNDERGROUND EXPERIENCE 9-16-013


This months feature focuses on an artist that is a Alabama/BK blend lets see how she makes that happen lets  stroll with…… OmegaB

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Mistajay: What is the story and conception behind your emcee name?

OmegaB: Lol. Which one? I’m gaining aliases. I chose Omega because that was the name I was given at birth. I am constantly evolving and I felt that it was befitting for me to go back to the source. To the time where I knew nothing or perhaps I knew everything and with time forgot. Either way, I have to change my mind. Omega never got a chance to grow. I felt this was the perfect time. The B on the end just means I be…whatever…I’m here!

Mistajay: What area are you reppin?

OmegaB: Well I’m torn between two!!! Right now I’ve sought refuge in Brooklyn, NY!!! But I will always be thorough bread, cornbread fed, Southern girl from Alabama. The home of the Tide!!!

Mistajay: What is the hip hop scene like there?

OmegaB: Hmm…BK..does what BK does…create! As far as Alabama..they’re finding their way as innovators. Trap is really big down there.

Mistajay: So you say you gain inspiration from a wide range of artists like KRS-One, Sade, Erykah Badu, Tribe Called Quest, Queen Latifah, Bob Marley, and Outkast what do you take from each one of these artists and what are your other influences of your music?

OmegaB: Umm I can’t put my finger on it. I just vibe with them. They all play different parts to the people inside of me. For the most and as a whole, I take their messages and study. Learn what I can. Regurgitate it back to the masses in a form that my generation is willing to understand.

Mistajay: And what else inspires you?

OmegaB: Life in general. People specifically.

Mistajay: How do you describe your style?

OmegaB: Not sure. The jury is still out on that one! I’d say I’m a B-Girl.

Mistajay: Are you currently working on any projects?

OmegaB: Always.

Mistajay: Tell us about them

OmegaB: My official album “Declaration of IndiePendence” will drop on July 31, 2013. Check my sites for info. I will also be releasing a couple of mixtapes before 2013 is over. MK Ultra (Mind Control) will drop Sep 11, 2013 and it focuses on the darker side of me. I will attribute Soljah Slim to writing this project. And finally “Cipherella” will complete the trinity. This is a straight head bobbing, true to Hip-Hop mixtape. I have a couple of beatbox guys on here…it’s gonna be dope! Release date TBD.

Mistajay: What is your best song recorded to date and why?

OmegaB: Definitely “Babylon” from the Mixtape “MK Ultra” dropping on September 11, 2013 =)

I think it’s my best song-to date- because I wrote it from a place of universal truth…from an objective view. I was unapologetic in delivering the lyrical content. I was very aggressive on this track which is different for me. But it felt good and the people love it. At the end of the day, that’s what matters to me the most. That the people take something from it.

Mistajay: When asked about your greatest moment in entertainment you always credit the performance in which you shared the stage with the legendary B.B. King. If you could share the stage with any other 3 artists or bands who are still around and touring, who would they be and why?

OmegaB: Without hesitation Erykah Badu because she’s the evolved me. According to math 2- 21/26. 19 year separation. I am Omega. Cipher complete. I just need to know where we going! Lol. Janelle Monae because she is an innovator. A true creator. I love her whole approach to the music scene. Her kind of art isn’t temporary or superficial. I digs it!! Ab Soul just because I hear him. My eyes are open and I feel that we can make movements together.

Mistajay: A lot of artists come into the game with a lot of ambition but don’t spend time learning the business side. How important to you is learning about publishing and royalties?

OmegaB: Honestly, zero to none at first. Like I said, I do it for the people so penetrating the game was not my focus but with time I’ve learned that even if you don’t know all there is to know, you do need to know about the rights to your music. It’s imperative. How do you expect to get paid?

Mistajay: Where do you see the hip hop going in 2013?

OmegaB: Death to the rappers; resurrection of Emcee’s! I’m actually predicting that it’s about to revert back to the Golden ages when instruments were played and music was actually made that pertained to what is ACTUALLY going on around us.

Mistajay: How do you see yourself fitting into that?

OmegaB: Somewhere on stage with a Mic.

Mistajay: What are your future plans?

OmegaB: Well, later on today I plan on checking out this Vegetarian restaurant called the V-Spot. In the future future…like the remainder of 2013…I plan on putting my heart out on my mixtapes for the world to share….If we’re talking space time….I would like to be one of those Emcee’s who goes down in ourstory for using fame and fortune to inform a nation.

Mistajay: Any last thoughts?

OmegaB: Nope. You took all my good ones.

Mistajay: Where can fans follow you and get your music?

OmegaB: You can find me…Cipherella…Soljah Slim…the certified dope dealer, liberator, mind healer, gangsta Queen, futuristic being spreading Peace, Light, & Music at:

www.reverbnation.com/iamomegab

www.twitter.com/I_Am_OmegaB

www.facebook.com/IamOmegaB

www.youtube.com/iamomegab

I’m on instagram too I’m not sure but I’m thinking it’s @IamOmegaB

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My Thoughts on the The Zimmerman Verdict


After the verdict this weekend I have heard many insensitive comments including the same ol’ same ol’ “get over it”. We don’t need to get over it we need to deal with it, deal with these racial issues in real substantive way, real discussions that means there will be some cussing some anger but it is well past time that people discuss the racial history of this country in diverse groups and in a brutally honest way. The unequal access to education and the unequally in the justice system that brought the feelings of this weekend to the surface. Because the reality is these feelings have been under the surface since the last highly publicized unjust verdict which was almost 21 years ago. The Rodney King verdict didn’t set the stage for this but was just a conformation of what went on before the height in the civil rights movement and during and sadly after. To sum my thoughts up on this whole thing is we keep hearing about how America is supposed to be a melting pot that has not fully come to fruition until we deal with each other in real way and realize that we as one nation can not make it without one another………………..

~Mistajay~

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HAPPY LABOR DAY


labor day HAPPY LABOR DAY

Labor Day: How it Came About; What it Means

Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.

Founder of Labor Day

More than 100 years after the first Labor Day observance, there is still some doubt as to who first proposed the holiday for workers.

Some records show that Peter J. McGuire, general secretary of the Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners and a cofounder of the American Federation of Labor, was first in suggesting a day to honor those “who from rude nature have delved and carved all the grandeur we behold.”

But Peter McGuire’s place in Labor Day history has not gone unchallenged. Many believe that Matthew Maguire, a machinist, not Peter McGuire, founded the holiday. Recent research seems to support the contention that Matthew Maguire, later the secretary of Local 344 of the International Association of Machinists in Paterson, N.J., proposed the holiday in 1882 while serving as secretary of the Central Labor Union in New York. What is clear is that the Central Labor Union adopted a Labor Day proposal and appointed a committee to plan a demonstration and picnic.

The First Labor Day

The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City, in accordance with the plans of the Central Labor Union. The Central Labor Union held its second Labor Day holiday just a year later, on September 5, 1883.

In 1884 the first Monday in September was selected as the holiday, as originally proposed, and the Central Labor Union urged similar organizations in other cities to follow the example of New York and celebrate a “workingmen’s holiday” on that date. The idea spread with the growth of labor organizations, and in 1885 Labor Day was celebrated in many industrial centers of the country.

Labor Day Legislation

Through the years the nation gave increasing emphasis to Labor Day. The first governmental recognition came through municipal ordinances passed during 1885 and 1886. From them developed the movement to secure state legislation. The first state bill was introduced into the New York legislature, but the first to become law was passed by Oregon on February 21, 1887. During the year four more states — Colorado, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York — created the Labor Day holiday by legislative enactment. By the end of the decade Connecticut, Nebraska, and Pennsylvania had followed suit. By 1894, 23 other states had adopted the holiday in honor of workers, and on June 28 of that year, Congress passed an act making the first Monday in September of each year a legal holiday in the District of Columbia and the territories.

A Nationwide Holiday

The form that the observance and celebration of Labor Day should take was outlined in the first proposal of the holiday — a street parade to exhibit to the public “the strength and esprit de corps of the trade and labor organizations” of the community, followed by a festival for the recreation and amusement of the workers and their families. This became the pattern for the celebrations of Labor Day. Speeches by prominent men and women were introduced later, as more emphasis was placed upon the economic and civic significance of the holiday. Still later, by a resolution of the American Federation of Labor convention of 1909, the Sunday preceding Labor Day was adopted as Labor Sunday and dedicated to the spiritual and educational aspects of the labor movement.

The character of the Labor Day celebration has undergone a change in recent years, especially in large industrial centers where mass displays and huge parades have proved a problem. This change, however, is more a shift in emphasis and medium of expression. Labor Day addresses by leading union officials, industrialists, educators, clerics and government officials are given wide coverage in newspapers, radio, and television.

The vital force of labor added materially to the highest standard of living and the greatest production the world has ever known and has brought us closer to the realization of our traditional ideals of economic and political democracy. It is appropriate, therefore, that the nation pay tribute on Labor Day to the creator of so much of the nation’s strength, freedom, and leadership — the American worker.

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