Thursday, March 15, 2007

Freestyle Fellowship: The Rebirth of Cool

FREESTYLE FELLOWSHIP Inercity boundaries
Video sent by madafonka2

Freestyle Fellowship is an old school favorite from 1993. I was in my junior year of college and a Jazz disc jockey on local radio stations WEAS/WHCJ in Savannah, Georgia. This song was featured on a cd I had back then titled, The Rebirth of Cool. The cd also featured acid jazz guitarist, Ronny Jordan and alternative Hip Hop artist, MC Solaar of France. I still have it in my collection and it has withstood the test of time.


Dance_Soul said...

HAHA. I've seen this ANCIENT video. I think it used to come on THE BOX.. HAHA.
Thanks for the memories of my EARLY childhood Stephen.

Stephen A. Bess said...

i remember THE BOX. I know. I'm old school. *smile* You know I was in college when "A Different World" was still on regular tv. :)

Anonymous said...

Whoa, that's a groove! I have to admit, I missed out on that period and style, but I see they had a cool thing going. That's the sort of Hip Hop I can relate to. Thanks, for sharing this. ;-\

Kai said...

the classic!
thanks for sharing with us....

BronzeBuckaroo said...

The Rebirth of Cool. I will definitely be attempting to locate this cd. Thanks.

Fabrizio said...

You were a Jazz DJ?

two words:



Anonymous said...

I've never heard of this group, nor the song. I like the message ALOT!

Thanks for sharing, Stephen!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!


Stephen A. Bess said...

Yeah, that's along the time the group Digable Planet came out. It was a "Jazz thing" in Hip Hop for a while.

You're welcome. Thank you. :)

Yes, I think you will like it.

Yes, I was a Jazz dj for 4 years. Thanks. :)

Yeah, this was back in the day when you and your girl "Dance" were at recess. :)Did you see her comment?

Anonymous said...

Yep! I saw her comment! It's funny- I used to listen to alot of hip hop/rap growing up because of my dad and other family members, but I never heard of this group. I saw your comment on the Literary Solitude blog! I invited you to be a contributor to the blog! I know your contributions will be very insightful and a worth while read (like everything else you write)!! I'm going to work on the aesthetic value of the blog when I return from N.O. I was told that it's too plain looking! But I hope that everyone who reads and visits will enjoy the what we have to contribute to the blog. I'm an English major so I love this stuff, and I see you do too!! Thanks Stephen! =)

Suzan Abrams, email: said...

Sounds cool through and through, Stephen. I like it very much indeed. :-)

Analía said...

I loved it...well LOL I love all your posts, don't I? Hugs and blessings

JD richey said...

Hi Stephen,

it's such a long time for me to visit here. but i am ready now for at last i have libereated myself from that tiresome thesis on paradoxical even 4 years of life can be...

i guess i can be a more constant reader of your blog from now on, instead of being awed by the passing of time every time i pass by.

btw, thanks for your comments last time, but i have to confess, it's not my work, it's Lou Reed's "perfect day', that's why it's so good and poetic, hahaha...

Stephen A. Bess said...

Thank you. I hope this blog and project will be all we've ever hoped for and expected. Peace~ :)

I'm happy you can appreciate a little alternative Hip Hop. :)

You're such a sweetheart. :)Thanks and hugs to you.

Hey! It's good to see you! Yes, it has been some time. I happy to hear all is finished with your thesis. It will be great to see you around these parts. I do remember the poem. Well, it definitely shows you have great taste in poetry. :) Peace~

Icarus said...

Better late than never, and THAT WAS WELL WORTH THE WHILE! Just loved it. Now I want more of the genre! It's cool, it moves and it's got a sharp edge.

david santos said...

This work is very good.Thank you
Good day

Neal Wooten said...

Great blogsite Stephen. Love the artwork. You went to college in Savannah? We were practically neighbors then.

Xave said...

Wow! Thos sounds vaguely familiar.

Brother Bess I am yet kicking! God is good. Glad to see you supporting our sister. Your contributions will be memorable and informative I'm sure.

Klara said...

Dont think I have heard of em' bt thanx for sharin..Now I gotta do som' research

Rethabile said...

Stephen, my brother, I'm tagging you (again). Yor replies to these things are most illuminating. Kea leboha: Meme

Stephen A. Bess said...

This was one of my favorites in college. Thanks.

David Santos-
Thank you sir and welcome. :)

Welcome! Yes, good ol' Savannah. Where were you?

What's up brother! Yes, I will make an effort to contribute as often as I can. Thanks.

Yes, there's nothing like that Jazz and Hip Hop fusion. Thanks.

I'm tagged? :)I'll check it out.

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