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Official music video for “Babylon Burn” released!

We’ve done it! We have finally finished it! The official video for “Babylon Burn” has been released. Check it out on YouTube and give us a thumbs up, you can also view it on our video gallery page and like it from there also!

This song was written 7 years ago and it amazes me that the lyrical content is still relevant today. Completing the video itself was alot of work but we knew we were bringing a powerful message to the people and it was worth every effort.

Babylon Burn is actually symbolic of the destruction of the system wherein the poor are discarded, the masses are mis-educated and the people are made to believe that the evils around us are normal. Fire in this case is used to symbolize that which is best able to purge the wickedness that have become synonymous with the worlds governing systems.

Post a comment to let us know your own views on the video.

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New Album “7 Years in Babylon” RELEASED!

The newest album from Righteous Revolution has been released! We will be adding the individual tracks to the website for you to listen to. Currently, you can listen to them on our ReverbNation and Soundcloud account by clicking on the icon in the header. We do have the album available for sale here. We will also be adding the individual tracks for sale as well…just give us a few days. Hope you like the vibe! Make sure to comment and let us know what you think.

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What HipHop was and what HipHop is today…

lego_hiphop_covers_01We grew up in the golden era of HipHop. Just after groups like Grand Master Flash, Run DMC, and Whodini caused us to fall in love with Rap/HipHop music; it was then cemented in our hearts in the 90’s with acts like EPMD, WuTang Clan, ATCQ, Bootcamp Click, Brand Nubian, and X Clan, just to name a few. I remember the days when we would gather around; one guy beat boxing and anyone who considered themselves an emcee would step up and eagerly deliver his rhymes with an understood need for a flow with both precision and wittiness. Back then, you had to be able to flow whether you were a big time signed rapper or an unsigned street corner freestyler.

Now, as I look at today’s so-called emcees, what do I see? Individuals with severely limited vocabulary and therefore very limited content in their rhymes. Emcees have always used a boasting format to deliver their rhymes. Whether it be jewelry, sexual prowess, skill as an emcee, or rhymes about any material thing; boastful rhymes have always been a part of hip since Roxanne Shaunte and Special Ed blessed the mic in the early 80’s. In the time that I would refer to as the golden era of HipHop a boastful flow was delivered with clever rhyme schemes that graphically depicted the picture painted by the emcee and gave the listener great insight into his/her intelligence and skill level.

17067364_xxlHowever, nowadays, the emcee boasts over hypnotic beats with very little, if any, verbal wit or skill. Rhymes about cars, jewelry, loose women and lavish materialistic lifestyles have become the order of the day. Rappers have reverted to the pre-civil rights buffoonery of black entertainment in a willfully unaware state of artistic servitude. The industry as a whole has confined the emcee to mind numbing rants with repetitive verse and topic line. The emcee/rapper of today believes they must follow the trends of the limited industry prescribed rap if he/she is to gain financially from this art form.

Righteous Revolution is definitely NOT about that limited scope and will NEVER tow the industry lines. We could have gone down that road a long time ago but have determined to always represent the real HipHop as it was given by those who came before us.

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Who Is Righteous Revolution?

Righteous Revolution is a movement started by Hayden Collette aka. AKX. Hayden originally started the group BroadwayBoys from a church youth group in Trinidad & Tobago, where he is originally from. After leaving Trinidad he continued recording with the idea of forming a HipHop syndicate that would start to reflect the positivity & spiritual messages synonymous with the hiphop groups he grew up listening to.. Like Brand Nubian, Public Enemy, DC Talk & D.O.C. while emphasizing a roots reggae/island vibe within the sound. The BroadwayBoys went on to develop quite a following in  Trinidad while AKX linked with Rhapsodic, a ridiculously talented producer in Denver, Colorado and Natti Red, a smooth hip hop vocalist with true beat making abilities as well. Although referred to as such, Righteous Revolution is not a hip hop group. Righteous Revolution is an amalgamation of talents from vocalist, to music producers, to graphic designers all aimed at promoting wisdom knowledge & understanding within the hip hop community. Natti red, AKX & Rhapsodic all had strong interests in black history & the revolutionary movements from rastafarianism, to the 5percent nation, to the black panthers. This knowledge and influence is strongly heard in the music of Righteous Revolution. Closely associated with the movement is ACE1, an emcee originally from Ground Zero movement & DJ Cavem Motivation. AKX says that the non-sense he believes has engulfed hip hop cannot be the only message emanating from the genre.

Righteous Revolution’s music emphasizes strong lyrical content over original HipHop instrumentals. The movement also produces a line of T shirts & black music/ history posters with themes ranging from ethiopia to rastafarianism, christianity & black history: including the history of blues, reggae & hiphop music. AKX & Natti Red believe revolution is as drastic change that can be brought about as astoundingly with knowledge as with arms. Righteous Revolution’s vision is to leave a mark on the hiphop culture that redirects youth to righteous thoughts and actions as opposed to the “music” which now dominates the hiphop art form & culture with materialism, club-life, womanizing, alcoholism and the debauchery of what AKX & Natti Red call this Babylon System. The group’s dance hall reggae influence is strong as they grew up listening to Artistes like Burning Speer, Buju Banton & Sizzla Kolonji. Righteous Revolution promotes no singular religion but intends that all their spiritual back grounds are reflected in the music & sound they produce.

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