Thursday, December 27, 2012

New Muzik


The new year is almost here and the world still hasn't ended. I bet all those people stocking up supplies preparing for doomsday are pissed. I'm busy working on a few new songs and a video so I haven't had much time to blog. In the spirit of the giving season I offer some banging new muzik from a mix of artists. 

Enjoy the tunes, party hard for new years, and check back soon for my new music and videos.








Monday, December 17, 2012

The Darkside of Facebook




Facebook is the most popular social media network on the planet. Everyone I know and probably all the people you know have a Facebook account.  It's a great way to network, chat with people in far away regions, and play an endless supply of games. 

This sounds innocent and the Facebook creators sound like humanitarians for bringing people together. The truth is much more sinister.  Facebook was conceived by a think tank of men who work for the C.I.A. (Central Intelligence Agency). This is a crazy rumor...that could be true.

The purpose of Facebook is online data collection and surveillance of the public. Intelligence agencies have had to sneak around and spy on people for years to gain access into their personal lives. On Facebook people volunteer the information without coercion. Satire site the Onion said "The department of Homeland Security reported Facebook has replaced virtually every other information collection program since it was launched in 2004." It's that effective.

Deputy C.I.A director Christopher Sartinsky reported "After years of secretly monitoring the public. We were astounded so many people would willingly publicize where they live, their religious and political views, an alphabetized list of their friends, email addresses, phone numbers, and hundreds of photos of themselves. Including status updates on what they were doing from moment to moment. It is truly a dream come true for the C.I.A."

So who is  Mark Zuckerberg co-creator of Facebook? He is an agency asset that was in charge of handling the daily operations of Facebook. He is a decorated agent and was recently awarded the prestigious "Medal of Intelligence" commendation for his work with the Facebook program. This is all thought provoking information which you can reference through Google or other Internet search engines.

I'm not saying to stop using Facebook. All I'm recommending is that you be more mentally conscious of what you post and not to share too much information. For more details on the subject and the news report describing what I listed above, watch the video below.


Monday, December 10, 2012

The Complete God of War series




I’ve been a fan of G.O.W. since part one was released on the PS2 console. The story is about Krato’s a Spartan warrior who is forced to do the bidding of the Olympian Gods to gain his freedom.  The play is third person meaning you control a character as he moves through the game. There are 5 titles in total G.O.W. 1-3 then Chains of Olympus and Ghost of Sparta.

All of the games have ancient Greece as the backdrop for the action mixing original plots with Greek mythology. The creators did an extraordinary job on detail. As an avid gamer I found the control and weapons variety easy to use with a wide selection of weapons to choose from. On each game title the weapons and some of the beasts change so it stays entertaining. 

G.O.W– 1-3 chronicles the ascension of Krato’s from an obedient although reluctant man into a vengeful Demigod. He kills Ares the original God of war, usurps his position and power then goes on a quest to free himself from servitude. During his trials Krato’s learns that the Gods fear the return of the Titans who they have kept bound in chains since their defeat.  He completes all the tasks requested by the gods but they re-neg on there promise to set him free. Krato’s goes on a rampage killing Titans and Gods alike. His wrath takes him all the way to Mount Olympus to battle Zeus himself. 



G.O.W.– Chains of Olympus is a prequel to the series. Originally it was only for Sony PSP but they remastered the game and released it for the PS3. It was the least engaging out of all 5 titles because it lacked in diversity. Most of the creatures repeat through the levels and there was a lack of mini games (miniature games inside the game) which made the other titles so appealing. The plot-line is that the Dream God Morpheus causes all the Gods sleep while Helios the sun God is kidnapped. With the sun gone Morpheus, Persephone and the Titan Atlas, try to destroy the world while the other Gods are sleeping. 



G.O.W.- Ghosts of Sparta is the final title in the series. This is a great title for G.O.W fans because it explores the origins of Kratos. The plot follows Kratos as he finds his mother, Callisto in the undersea city of Atlantis who tells him his brother Deimos, is imprisoned in the Domain of Death. Kratos has to save his brother and fight the God of Death, Thanatos for his freedom. The scenes are superb, the weapons and treasures are on par with the first God of war and the overall game play is excellent.

I think G.O.W is one of the best PS series to hit the market and a must have for any serious gamer who is a fan of third person action.

 

Saturday, December 8, 2012

The Art of Dance


There are 5 elements to Hip-Hop. Most of the time I post the elements of MCing, Knowledge and Graffiti because they were the most influential in my youth.

The art of dance is an element that I appreciate but doesn't get much attention. This post is dedicated to all the breakers and freestyle dancers who do it for the love first, then the pay. The first movie that I ever saw that featured breakdancing was Beat Street

The first movies that focused on breakdancing were Breakin and Breakin 2 Electric Boogaloo. These movies weren't as electrifying as watching the Rock Steady Crew give a live show but they were good because the plot revolved around breaking.


These days dance comes in many forms and breakdance is just one style. The Dubstep generation has brought different elements to the poppin and locking format. The slowed down tempo changes in Dub gives a matrix look to some of the movements. 

One of the shows that really brought this Dub/breaking mix to the masses was ABDC (America's Best Dance Crew). Although many people complain about how commercial the show ABDC has become, the first few seasons had some real talented dancers. In my opinion it brought back some of the popularity of being in a dance crew and battling for respect. 

Below are videos showing a variety of dance styles and battles from different dance groups. There's French dance sensations Les Twins, Dubstep dance crew Dragon House, America's Best Dance Crew winners Jabbawockeez and many others.














Monday, November 19, 2012

Got Music


The title Got Music is a play on the old got milk advertisements which had every celebrity under the sun sporting a milk mustache.

Like the title says... the post below has a lot of music. There's new videos from Ludacris, Xzibit, Ice Cube, Lola Monroe, Loaded Lux, plus a podcast from DJ Modesty.

Loaded Lux is well known MC on the battle rap scene. He has been featured on numerous SMACK dvd's and is considered one of the top contenders for the crown. Aside from battling the kid can make songs, which is something many artists on the battle scene can't do successfully. The song "Santino" shows Lux is more than just a battle rapper.

Lola Monroe is an artist signed to Wiz Khalifa's Taylor Gang label. She's a talented MC but is often overlooked because she looks like a model. Truth is she was a model and video girl before Wiz took a chance on her and found out she has madd skills. 

If you don't know the rest of the veteran MC's in this post then you're reading the wrong blog!

There's also a podcast from my homie in France, DJ Modesty. He spins the Real Hip-Hop show and always plays dope tracks.  Modesty is a humble dude who has been spinning music for years. He cuts on the turntables better than a chef with a knife. If you want to hear some more of his podcasts click the link.


















Friday, November 9, 2012

Media Blackout


Someone recently wrote to me after reading the Free Energy post and stated. "Thanks to the internet we are living in the technological age, so its not possible for information to be suppressed." I present exhibit "A" the media blackout that's happening right now. 






















The video below will bother most readers. It is a description right out of George Orwell’s book 1984. Where the government controls every aspect of media communication by surveillance of technology like cameras, computers and cell phones. This is a direct attack on your civil liberties.

Apple the maker of the iPhone, iPad, and an endless range of computers, signed a deal that will allow a third party to disable the use of your cell phone. This means that if you were a witness to some crime committed against protesters or peaceful people at a rally, your camera could be disabled so there is no digital data to prove the crime. It’s said that a picture is worth a thousand words so now Apple is going to silence the conversation. Apple claims the contract was made so people couldn’t tape concerts or other social events that may infringe on property rights. That's a lie because the contract covers everything but that. 























The contract details how a third party will turn off cell phone capabilities (not just the camera) in areas they deem security risks. Meaning they cause a media blackout by blocking the cell phone camera, calling and audio capabilities in a particular area. Per se five miles in every direction so the people in the blacked out area can have no digital witness. There is no reason in free society for this type of oversight. It's disturbing and after watching the video below… you will see why. 

If you’re reading this post and there is no video below go to the source which is http://www.youtube.com/timcasts and type in “Apple’s wireless phone disabling patent.”  Watch the video, post a comment and pass the information on to others.




Saturday, November 3, 2012

Fresh Tunes


I just returned from the studio with some fresh tunes for your ears. I recorded a track with Torronto MC's "The Kid Famous and Mic Boogie" a few weeks ago. Today producer Sliscobars and I finished the mix down. Below you can listen to the new track "Overseas Connection" in the music player or click the link.

If you like the song and want to stay updated on new music releases. Like my facebook page @ https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tyger-Vinum/374086131102?ref=hl 
 

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Free Energy


Contrary to what's you've read or been told, mankind has successfully developed self-sustaining energy devices. They're not in development or just ideas on a chalk board, these are functioning, environmentally safe, devices ready to benefit society. This post isn't to convert your mind to give up gasoline and start driving an electric car. I'm just passing on information that could change the way you view our energy crisis.

The first person to discover free energy, also known as zero point energy, cosmic energy or currently new energy, was Nikola Tesla. Tesla was a genius, inventor, physicist, and futurist whose inventions and research are still being used today. In 1901 Tesla discovered there was a natural energy field in the universe that could be harnessed to generate an endless supply of energy.






















Tesla created the Wardenclyffe Tower also known as the Tesla Tower for commercial wireless, broadcasting, and power transmission. He proved that with a few Tesla Towers placed around the globe, mankind would no longer need expensive, inefficient telephone lines and cables. His investor at that time was J.P. Morgan the main supplier of the copper being used in telephone lines and cables. If those Towers were put to use J.P. Morgan would've lost millions of dollars. Once Tesla proved his tower worked, his lab was burned to the ground and research destroyed.

Since Tesla's time, numerous inventors have rediscovered the same free energy field and designed machines to harness it. The reason you and most of the known world hasn't heard of these inventions is because the information has been suppressed. This isn't a conspiracy theory, or exaggeration, this is reality. If people learn there are alternatives to fossil fuels and destructive nuclear power they would want to use them. 

Allow me to give a few examples of the brilliant minds who have contributed to this re-emerging field of science. Adam Trombly (physicist, Inventor) who built a motor that pulls energy right out of the air generated by the magnetic flow of the earth. He was invited to give a presentation of his invention at the United Nations but before it happened his lab was raided and device confiscated.

Inventor John Bedini worked with Tesla's theories on radiant energy and invented battery charging devices, that supplied more power than an electric generator. He made an announcement to the media that he would sell the devices at low costs. Immediately afterwards he was attacked in his lab, research confiscated and warned not to sell the device. Out of fear for his life he abandoned the free energy field.

Inventor John Hutchinson used similar Tesla theories to create free energy batteries. He also successfully demonstrated those same theories could be applied to anti-gravity. His experiments demonstrating anti-gravity by making objects as large as a bowling ball float in the air can be watched on youtube. His lab was raided by government agencies and his research and equipment confiscated three times. First in 1978, then in 1989, and last in 2000.

One of the most brutal cases of suppression was inventor Eugene Mallove. He was an engineer for M.I.T and Harvard universities, also publisher of Infinite Energy Magazine. The magazine covered both theoretical and technological advancements in the free energy field. He was mysteriously beaten to death in 2004.

The list goes on and on. These devices would provide clean, self-sustaining energy for every location on earth. Once that happens mankind could focus on matters like space exploration or providing clean water to remote countries. We could finally end famine, cure cancer, aids, diabetes and other diseases that plague society. So why is this information being so violently and brutally suppressed? The answer is simple...wealth and power.


Energy is a 300 trillion dollar business and if it was abundant that profit would come out of someones pocket. Fun fact, there are five companies, just five, that control 100% of what you see, buy, read, wear and learn in school. I'm not going to list which because that's not the focus of this post. This post is about sharing information and making more people aware that there are alternatives to fossil fuels.

I'm not asking that you sign a petition, talk to your congressman, rally or any other form of activism. What I am asking is that you open your mind to the possibility of a better world and watch part of the video below. The video is named "Thrive" and it discusses the free energy field in layman terms. The movie also talks about conspiracies and a lot of other information that some may consider irrelevant. 

So I want you to watch the first 41 minutes of the movie. Share that information with whoever is interested in improving life for the planet. Until we have an open dialog about free energy research being conducted by scientific minds world-wide, we will continue to live in a world of violence, scarcity and fear.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

New Muzik


It's been a while since I've had a music post. There hasn't been many songs that I liked because the majority of artists are trying to sound like whoever is hot at the moment.

When working on my album I listen to other artists for inspiration and to make sure I don't say a line someone else has used. (I despise biting) I finally found some New Muzik worth posting but its coming from older artists. I got tunes from Do or Die, Mysonne, B.U.C., Lumidee and myself.

Do or Die are Chicago music legends! They have done a lot of tracks with Twista and come from the lyrical era in the Chi when everybody who released music was spittin fiya. You can here their influence in the music of many rappers. The group took some time off and came back with a blazing track called "Do Ur Thang." The song features R&B vocalist and long time collaborator Johnny P. That dude can chirp.

Then there's B.U.C (Brooklyn Uptown Connection) who were formally Ill Al Skratch. The group had a string of hits in the 90's then parted from the industry to pursue other endeavors. Their 1994 song "Where My Homiez? was a certified street banger and helped gain mainstream notoriety. Now the group is back as B.U.C. and their single "Bunji Jump" is burning up the airwaves. I like the beat, chorus and chemistry between the artists.

Next is Mysonne. I think I posted something from him in the past. I can't remember what it was at the moment and don't want to regurgitate the same info. The short version is Mysonne was signed to Ruff Ryders when the label was all heavy hitters (DMX, Tha Lox, Eve, Drag-On). Right when he was on the verge to blow-up he caught a case and went away for some years. Since his release Mysonne hasn't stopped releasing tracks. His new joint "Real Mind of Mysonne" is a response to rapper Hopsin's song with the same title. The song is dope and Mysonne spits some heavy bars without sounding preachy.

Lumidee is a singer and rapper from east New York who had a few hits in the 90's. I remember her collaboration with Busta Rhymez made her a household name. She has continued making music and experimenting with different styles over the years. She recently released the single "Party all week" which is a mix of Hip-Hop and house with a little dance music flair. I'm diggin the vibe of the track. It makes me want to hit the bar and do a few vodka shots.

Last is my new video "My Addictions." The title is self explanatory and the video shows pieces of my shows in varies cities and countries. I basically warn about the pitfalls I've experienced in over a decade in the industry so others can avoid them. Check out all the new music and of you like what you hear leave a comment and pass it on.






Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Self Destruction


There has been a lot of hysteria over the Mayan calender and the date December 21, 2012. The majority of it is media hype and ignorant speculation so I felt it was time to share some REAL facts.

First of all,  the Mayan calender doesn't end in 2012. The Mayan were extremely interested in future events. There are numerous ancient monuments detailing events occurring past 2012 far into the future. It continues into the 23rd century where they predicted the return of their astronaut king K’inich Hanaab Pakal.

King Pakal was made famous in the series Ancient Aliens because on the lid of his sarcophagus he is depicted as sitting in a rocket ship. There was a 3D scale model made of the sarcophagus and although some people don't agree with the alien theory most scholars agree King Pakal is operating some type of mechanical ship.

In the south of Mexico archaeologists, anthropologists and other experts met to discuss what the Mayan Long Count calendar made up of 394-year periods named "Baktuns" actually means. It's estimated that the Mayan system which began counting in 3114 B.C. will reach the end of its 13th Baktun (exactly 5,125 years) on December 21st 2012. Then a new cycle will begin...no cataclysm or global destruction. A civilization as advanced as the Mayans would never just stop recording history because of speculation.

The apocalyptic prophesies you hear on the news and in the media are less than a thousand years old. They were most likely started by some religious fanatic that misinterpreted the end of the 13th Baktun. From there everyone afterwards took this mistake as fact and started perpetuating the apocalypse scenario. Due the research!! Don't fall for the hype in the media.

Below I posted a video called Kymatica that explains the real relationship between humans, earth and cosmos. This relationship was known to the Mayan and all ancient cultures but has been perverted and forgotten in modern time. Check out the video and check out references...the more you know the less you fear.


Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Blood Art


There are many different ways to make art. Some people draw with pen, pencil and markers, while others use paints like acrylics, watercolors and oils. Vincent Castiglia uses a unique medium to make is art...he uses blood.

In an attempt to get closer to his art on a more spiritual level Vincent started using the very essence of life to create blood art. He mixes his own blood with water to create a range of rust color like effects other artists can only hope to achieve with paints. Vincent uses the blood with a technique that when it's applied to canvases achieves more color range and texture than the basic sepia tones used to make blood stains. 

He has invented a technique that allows complete control of this unusual iron rich pigment so that he can create any image he imagines. People who view his work see more than the visceral image on the canvas, they see into it, and through it to feel the art on a spiritual level. Some say his art effects the mind on a psychological level that probes the emotions. 

In 2010 several of his paintings were featured in the  film Savage County. He is one of the only artists allowed to have a exhibition at the prestigious H.R. Giger museum. As you know H.R Giger is one of my all time favorite artists and I see allot of his influence in Vincents work. 

Below I posted a few paintings from the blood painter Vincent Castiglia. If you want to see more of his unique art go to his website vincentcastigliaart.com

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

My Addictions


Hello Music Lovers, 

Here is my new video "My Addictions" off the Grindin Muzik album. The video features footage from shows in New York, Miami, Amsterdam and Las Vegas. The song is about dealing with addiction.

Everyone has an addiction to something. It can be to their cell phone, food, drugs, work, sex, or money. There's nothing wrong with having an addiction. It only becomes a problem when a person lets it get out of control. When I was younger that's what O.G.'s (Original "Old" Gangsta's) would call "having a monkey on your back."  My addictions are no worse than then next persons the only difference is... I'm honest about mine. 

If u like the video click the like button on youtube and on my FB page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tyger-Vinum/374086131102. Thanxx 4 the support. 




Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Water Bears Live in Space




Water Bears also known as Tardigrades are micro-organisms found in trees, moss, water and many other environments. They are classified as Extremophiles which means they thrive in physical or geochemical extreme conditions. Tardigrades can withstand heat over 120 degrees Celsius (240 F), freezing cold between 200-300 degrees below zero, x-rays, radiation, and they are the first animals to survive in space. Many scientists speculate that Tardigrades may be of extra-terrestrial origin transported to Earth by meteorite or asteroid. This is one of the reasons hypothesized why they can survive space travel.




















Tardigrades were given the name water bears because they resemble bears with their round, caterpillar, bodies, tiny claws and multiple feet. Tardigrades have a nervous system, muscles, digestive system and brain, which makes them different than most insects. They’re covered in a dense exoskeleton which can harden and protect them when placed in an environment with little food or water. When this happens Tardigrades go into a state of cryptobiosis which is a form of suspended animation, where they can survive for over a hundred years.

To date science doesn’t know how Tardigrades evolve or what other species in the animal kingdom they’re related to. For more information watch the video below.


Thursday, September 13, 2012

Fall Back





















Seasons change but most people stay the same. That's a line from one of my new songs. It's a layman's description of people who get caught-up in repeating the same cycles but expecting their life to change. Today is my birthday ...and I feel the change. Not older but definitely a little wiser.

When the seasons change we either "spring forward" with daylight savings by adding an hour or we "fall back" by turning the clocks back one hour.  In Holland the fall season is definitely here. The temperature has dropped steadily since mid-August. Most people went from wearing shorts and t-shirts to sweaters and coats almost overnight. Its as different as night and day.

To assist with this chilling transition I've posted a mix of new and popular music. Below are tunes from Twista, Lupe Fiasco, Kirko Bangs, Killer Mike, GhostWridah, and 38 Spesh. Enjoy. 







Monday, September 10, 2012

Big Bad Corn


I received an infographic from the good people at learnstuff.com that I thought was worth sharing. 

By now most people have heard of the evil named high fructose corn syrup (HFCS).  It's known as glucose-fructose in Canada and Europe. HFCS has been linked to obesity, disease, and an endless list of health problems.

What most people outside of the food industry don't know is that hybridized corn products have been added to the majority of foods they eat daily. Check out the information graphic with references below.


Big Bad Corn

Friday, September 7, 2012

Local Graff 2


In the spirit of the giving season I offer the next installment of the Local Graff series. 

Below are some pics I shot in Amsterdam Oost (East) by a place named Flevopark. This park is known as one of the meccas of graffiti, because of all the tall walls and low police intervention. While roaming the area looking for good pics to post, I was fortunate enough to see a group of talented artists paint a new mural in front of me.  Check the pics below

























Monday, August 27, 2012

The Original Statue of Liberty Was Black

























Very few people know the origins of the massive statue that stands in New York Harbor greeting travels from across the globe. The Statue of Liberty was a gift from the French to signify the end of slavery. There is evidence that supports claims she originally resembled a black slave with broken shackles on hands and feet. 

The artists Edouard Laboulaye and Auguste Bartholdi intended the statue to be a monument that would commemorate America’s commitment to liberty and equality established by the Declaration of Independence. You can view the original designs on display in the Museum of the City of New York























When the American government saw the designs they refused to have an African-American be a National Monument and sent them back. They preferred to have a monument that was European and made no references to slavery. Auguste Bartholdi redesigned the statue to resemble the face of his mother Charlotte Beysser Bartholdi. The only remnant of the original design is the chain (from the shackle) showing from under Lady Liberty’s dress

There’s also a rumor that the redesigned statues official title is Liberty Enlightening the World. Her construction was funded by the Masons and she is holding the Masonic Torch of Enlightenment, also known as the Flaming Torch of Reason. The same woman is used in the logo for Columbia Pictures.























There’s a large plaque bearing masonic symbols on the base of the statue.














Just sharing a couple of fun (rumored) facts about the Statue of Liberty you probably didn’t know.