"Radio Activity"

by The Hues Brothers

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If Octavia Butler and Howard Zinn co-wrote an episode of Black Mirror while bumping Sun-Ra, The Hues Brothers "Radio Activity" is the soundtrack: politically-charged Electronic Hip Hop pushing against the gravity of apocalyptic human invention, reaching towards alternative realities. This trans-Atlantic collaboration features NYC emcee Rabbi Darkside's signature intricate wordplay atop UK producer/turntablist Mr. Simmonds' headnotic production. "Radio Activity" is a signal boost to a distant planet, a road map at the intersection of technology and consciousness, neon dystopian jazz for the boom bap futurist.

Say Word Ent is proud to bring its first renaissance release to the world in collaboration with Fat Beats Distribution and Layerframe Studios. This album is a 30-minute musical meditation steeped in poetry, soul, science fiction, sociology, resistance, Buddhism and hope. Pressed in limited edition, beautifully packaged with full-color lyrics insert to accompany the startling graphic cover art by Eena Daou. And not quite like anything you've ever heard.

Music videos for:
"Phantom Vibrations" - youtu.be/KO7Elfvr-Ys
"Old Souls" - youtu.be/X2yFxTnggAA


released April 13, 2018

All songs produced by Mr. Simmonds (J. Simmonds) for Mr. Simmonds Music (PRS)
All lyrics written and performed by Rabbi Darkside (S. Sellers) for Emcee Scrolls Music (ASCAP)
Farbeon (F. Saucedo) appears courtesy of Farbeon Music (ASCAP)
All scratches performed by Mr. Simmonds
Mixed by Mr. Simmonds
Mastered by Steve Turnidge
Artwork by Eena Daou & Layerframe Studios with thanks to Top Brahman, Amanda Smart & Tafadzwa Chiriga.
Executive Producers: Mr. Simmonds & Rabbi Darkside

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Track Name: Phantom Vibrations

Whatchu doing with your time and what it's doing to your mind?

Talking ringtones syndromes flip phones
Vibrate mode vibrate more

It's devious times unleashed by dangerous minds
A teacher's pay is a con a con is running full time
These some uncomfortable times where comforts always right by
In many forms of technological or medical kinds
Diabetics in a line every line simple syrup for the refined
It's hard to see the Spirit in the sky
When your eyes are always squinting at a screen of some size
And your thumb is sore from clicking info from your thumb drive
Conversations turned to chat and chatting leave your tongue tied
So you retire to your palace draw the bridge then unwind
Ah ah unplugged from the world
Then you flip the apple tv on the flat screen and unfurl
Open up an app and make sure that you text back
Anyone you missed while working from the office's Mac
4 synced products a spliff and some libations
Could chill if my leg didn't get phantom vibrations

Talking ringtones syndromes flip phones
Vibrate mode vibrate more

Carpal tunnel Stockholm
Writer's block and block woes
Agoraphobic folks who cannot bear to leave their locked homes
The tetris effect the stress around tests
The tekken addictions the systems automatic as grand theft
The video games the scriptures the fame the Christians
The rain the krishnas the chains the 9/11 commissioni
High obsession positions with making decisions
The living to make a living instead of living to make a difference
Tricked into fake admissions
Adopting made up wisdom
Concocting lazy visions
Vintage filter every image
A montage a selfies from montuak with South Beach
To Chelsea with Chelsea to rock the bells with El P
Celebrity culture telemetry pulsing
Bandwith be bulging while bands be rubbish and bantering about nothing
My jimmy leg jittering keeping my lady awake and
I blame it all on these constant phantom vibrations

Talking ringtones syndromes flip phones
Vibrate mode vibrate more

Remedial minds in need of leaders who rhyme
I don't mean rapping on beats I just mean speaking in time
Instead of deepening the bind between money and mankind
Need more Monet in my life need more Pele in the vibe
Less cocaine in the news and more Cobain on the radio
Seven steps to nirvana denominate like a ratio
Need a week in Arcadia National Park or maybe
Just a long walk with my lady saying nothing and gazing
We all staying crazy in touch always plugged in and such
Always seeking a charge always stuck on the bus
Or maybe stuck in a rut waiting to get a like
Everyone's a DJ with a wonderful life
It's such a lovely day I think will ride my bike
Maybe check out the park manhattan bridge by the night
Barely missed the cops dodged a citation
Now I gotta vie with these phantom vibrations

Talking ringtones syndromes flip phones
Phantom Vibrations
Track Name: Under the Influence
Under the Influence

Ursula LeGuin Ursula Rucker Audre Lorde bell hooks Octavia Butler
Howard Zinn Jeremy Lin Homeboy Sandman Tony Gwynn
Rachel Maddow Maya Angelou not no Kardashians
Billy Taylor Norman Mailer Miles Davis Chance the Rapper
Alice Coltrane Lizzo Patti Smith Michelle Alexander
Paulo Friere Noam Chomsky Willie Nelson Neil Young
Debbie Harry Nancy Sinatra Roxanne (ah yes the real one)
Marvin Bell Allen Ginsberg Chinhua Achebe
Nina Simone Janis Joplin Ladybug Lady Day
George Orwell MLK Muhammad Ali Mohandas Gandhi
Freda Cahlo Jackie Joyner Kersee Rita Marley
Mos Def Ghostface Gil Scott Coltrane
Jill Scott Zadie Smith Diane DiPrima Jean Grae
Malcolm X Huey P Chuck D Heavy D
Assata Shakur Adrienne Brown Amy Winehouse Genesis B
Kerouac Cornell West Prince Ernest Hemingway
Mia Hamm Kibibi Dillon Feist Etta James
PhaseOne Lenny the Ox Rob Swift Jam Master Jay
Erykah Badu Sophia Coppola Tina Fey
Mumia Abu Jamal Kareem Abdul Jabar Kendrick Lamar
Ani DiFranco Caits Meissner Dizzy Senze Michelle Obama
John Lennon Ta’nehisi Coates Sir Ken Robinson
Cheryl Boyce Taylor Amy Goodman Toni Morrison
Chris Rock George Carlin Jon Stewart Stephen Colbert
Pussy Riot Queen Latifah Rosa Clemente Rosie Perez
Anderson Paak Langston Hughes Nelson George Charles Simic
Sonia Sanchez Patty Keane Eagle Nebs Lucille Clifton
Ali Shaheed Mohammad Zajazza Stevie Wonder
Dorothy Ashby Lauryn Hill Norah Jones Brandee Younger
Jeff Chang John Pfitsch Just Blaze Jimmy Cliff
Rah Digga Chaka Khan Zap Mama Bessie Smith
Jimmy Smith Jim Kelly Ahmad Jamal Sonny Cheeba
Aretha Franklin Martha Cooper Miriam Makeba
Marvin Gaye Fela Kuti Ray Bradbury MCA
Nikki Giovanni Ntozake Shange
Big Yuki Bob Dylan Last Poets Nas
Tracee Worley Margaret Atwood Betty Freidan my Mom

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