Electric Cinnamon

by Spiritchild & Creative Maze

Released 2012
Xspiritmental Records
Released 2012
Xspiritmental Records
Creative Maze & spiritchild. The sound is warm and intimate allowing the listener to zone out, channel in and break free. The year of the album could time travel from the early 90's combining jazz keys upright bass grooves and J Dilla drum patterns.
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Electric Cinnamon

Conceived, nurtured, mixed and mastered in Berlin. Electric Cinnamon is a 3 year journey produced by Creative Maze of Reality Check and written & performed by spiritchild of Mental Notes featuring special guest artists... Maya Azucena, Bahati Musik, Konta, Julia Amos, Kiko King, Mathieu Pe Trumpet

The project sets the mood of revolutionary sexual hip hop funk. The sound is warm and intimate allowing the listener to zone out, channel in and break free. The …
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Through Sips of Love & Hallucinations

by Mental Notes

Released 2010
multi creations
Released 2010
multi creations
capturing the illusive stream of political consciousness
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Welcome to the rEvolution of Hip Hop

Armed with their unique signature sound, New York City's original hip-hop ensemble Mental Notes has been attracting diverse audiences for over a decade.

Their eclectic fusion of old school hip-hop, funk, electronica, jazz and acid rock continues to break the boundaries of the New York live music scene.

Mental Notes has consistently added to the pulse of New York's musical and social heartbeat. They have been a previous …
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Dark Matters

by Spiritchild

Released 2010
multi creations
Released 2010
multi creations
dark political and sexy
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Welcome to the rEvolution of Hip Hop

Armed with their unique signature sound, New York City's original hip-hop ensemble Mental Notes has been attracting diverse audiences for over a decade.

Their eclectic fusion of old school hip-hop, funk, electronica, jazz and acid rock continues to break the boundaries of the New York live music scene.

Mental Notes has consistently added to the pulse of New York's musical and social heartbeat. They have been a previous …
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Eclipse of Hope

by Spiritchild

Released 2007
eyes infinite films
Released 2007
eyes infinite films
Rhythmic poetic hip hop that explores and expresses the sound and hearts of social movements, love, the streets and the people.
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ECLIPSE OF HOPE... an album I've been working on for the past year, on and off is now available and released :).
you can hear some tracks on www.myspace.com/spiritchildmentalnotes
I've work with producers from Vermont like Essential k, to my peoples out in Ramallah Palestine ramallah underground and of course my new friends over in Sweden, Holigan. I'll include more material online as i know most of us are out and about and …
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A Tribute to Nina Simone

by Spiritchild of Mental Notes

Released 2005
Multi Creations
Released 2005
Multi Creations
Xspiritmental Jazz, Poetry and Hip Hop. This CD is a conversation between myself and Nina Simone. Inspired by my eviction a few years ago.
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A tribute for nina simone was produced during an intense time in my life. i was faced with eviction and had a week to do this album. i still feel the need to create a part 2, but it helped me out during a time of crisis. all, mentally, financially and psychologically. she is my inspiration and i hope to share the vibrations and love i have for her through my music. enjoy.


Spiritchild Rhythmic Poet …
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Creative Politics Chapter 1 reports from the rhythmic poet

by Spiritchild of Mental Notes

Released 2005
Multi Creations
Released 2005
Multi Creations
Mixtape - hip hop political frequency take over. Documents rallies, marches, the sounds and feel of New York City Streets. an 80min audio workshop to plan your work and work your plan. from the south bronx to mumbai india banging for freedom.
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Creative Politics Chapter 1 is a compilation of vibrations that have been channeled through social movements. Our collective Movement In Motion has traveled, done workshops, presentations and performances since dec 4 2002. this 21 track cd are just a few of the experiences and songs captured from 2002-2005. it was released during our Spring of 2005 tour to the west coast. Chapter 2 is in the air. in the meantime, i released Eclipse of Hope dec 4th 2007 to celebrate and commemorate …
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Event Horizon

by Mental Notes

Released 2002
Multi Creations
Released 2002
Multi Creations
Xspiritmental Hip Hop Fusion. Hip Hop, Jazz, Soul, Reggae. Mental Notes second release truly defines their universal hip hop evolution. with adding to the foundation of drums, bass, guitar and rhythmic poetics, this album is accompanied by saxophone, t

Close Your Eyes & Open Your Mind

by Mental Notes

Released 2001
Multi Creations
Released 2001
Multi Creations
Although the first release by Mental Notes. this album continues to satisfy audiences looking for a solid live show compact in one CD. Mental Notes captures the best of their development rocking show after show in NYC's underground scenes... recorded li
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Mental Notes
The Universal Hip-Hop Evolution

{a mental note} "The tendency of the Universe is toward entropy. Society has failed with its ways to organize this chaos, and music has emerged to illustrate that the solution lies in the unity of the Spirit and the Mind. Having realized that, Mental Notes began their journey; their goal is to record and articulate what they call the soundtrack of life."

Musically, Mental Notes combine the experimental expressiveness …
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It Can Be Broken Down

by Jen Waller

Released 2012
Xspiritmental Records
Released 2012
Xspiritmental Records
“It Can Be Broken Down” is the culmination of two years of musical and political development, which has led Jen to deeper insights, cultivating a blues of idealism and experience, sometimes smooth and reassuring, other times aching with the pain of collective oppression. Her stories of love and betrayal, of struggle and resilience, of hardship and family, harken back to a tradition of working class blues, but channel those old voices through today’s new struggles for freedom and democracy.

In the Spring of 2010, as part of a New York delegation which traveled to the World People’s Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth, Jen first met spiritchild, and recorded what was to be the beginnings of “It Can Be Broken Down” shortly after. Over the past two years, Jen’s relationship with spiritchild and xspiritmental records has blossomed and grown, creating the fusion of musical styles on the five song project.
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Jen Waller is a Blues singer and activist living in New York City. Born in Oakland California, Jen’s musical heritage, as the daughter and granddaughter of bluegrass and folk musicians, has led her to produce rich and mature songs about the struggles of activists and everyday people. Her roots in traditional folk music naturally evolved and expanded to the blues with the influence of strong female singers like Etta James, Nina Simone, Janis Joplin, …
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spiritchild
05/19/2018
spiritchild

Story

sunlight stole the night 
new single from soon come album black gold blue gold
happy b'earthday El Hajj Malik El-Shabazz 
the song was finalized on 4.20.2018
this song is accompanied by a video directed and edited by Olad Aden in Berlin, Germany during the beyond beats & bars tour through Europe. 
management Dorien De Vidts 
support by Karoma Tisch and Lola Brennt

an xspiritmental intergenerational dialogue to the sounds and frequency of hip hop culture vibrating for liberation from prisons.

an xspiritmental intergenerational dialogue to the sounds and frequency of hip hop culture vibrating for liberation from prisons.
the song was created through hallucinogenic walks under a glowing moon ready to give birth or swallowing a sun (son). before the birth of our youngest ría rose, our oldest souel-fénix inspired conversations of stolen nights. while walking, i was amazed at seeing actual superman figures in a second floor house room and hearing the sounds of crickets. this immediately sparked the hook that was sung with an eerie wallow . 
the verses describe the frustrations of our current work behind enemy lines in one of the largest prison colonies in the world, Rikers Island. we are currently providing hip hop workshops through Urban Art Beat for our young men 18-21 as well as doing similar workshops throughout Belgium with commusaic (both formations within the umbrella of a new black arts movement utilizing our ‘critical revolutionary hip hop pedagogy’ to best serve our young and those that work with our young). this verse touches a bit of the dialogue encountered on misogyny, toughness and defending and defining what truly matters. although never a conclusion, it circles back to not turning our backs to dialogue, not turning our backs to what we don't understand, not turning our backs to the youth.
teddy bears also echoed the windows with baby size figurines of batman superman and dark vador. 
with such poetic fantasaic illusions, how do we root our lives to the sky and sea of liberation. an abstract dilemma, a true needed fantasy.
a journey through the dark, embracing the midnight sun and receiving air.
sunlight stole the night is the first single from the album black gold blue gold. a concept of 3 years in the making since our first born and to be released on their b'earthday july 16 2018.
we are releasing this song today may 19, 2018 to commemorate El Hajj Malik El-Shabazz (Malcolm X) for his 93rd b'earthday and continue the legacy of liberation through education, black power and black love to all beings and living elements upon this planets solar to challenge and decolonize and deconstruct systems of oppressions throughout the world, other worlds, through our time and other times.
digest devour divine

written conceived produced and reduced 
by spiritchild 
xspiritmental 
xspiritmentaleyez publishing 
www.xspiritmental.com 
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