“We never really planned on making this episode but there was so much dope Christmas music out on the streets that we just had to do it. What happened was we went to NYC to get some final shots for the Jedi Mind Tricks “Design in Malice” video (which is on youtube NOW) and while we where there we can across a couple street musicians that were just too good to pass up. The first was George, a street performer/New York native who knows how to whistle like it’s the flute. He was a nice dude and was happy to tell us his story then play a few songs. After that we bumped into Saw Lady who had the coolest sounding instrument of anything we’ve come across so far in ‘Live from the Streets’. She was also the only famous street musician we’ve seen. She’s made several national TV appearances and has done music for feature films. You can read more about her on her website sawlady.com or just head over to the Union Square subway station where she plays almost everyday. She had been playing all day long but was still cool enough to play us her version of Silent Night and to do a quick interview….” – Mr. Green
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“Back in September, on the same day that we linked up with Brenda, we also met a couple traveling musicians with matching hats named Neil and Tim. They were on a road trip/tour across the country to spread their music and were cool enough to play us a cover of one of their favorite pop songs ‘Halo’.
In case you don’t know, I’m producing a full ‘Live from the Streets’ hip hop album. I’m really excited because most of the guest MC’s that we’ve had on the show so far will be rapping on the album .
Right now what I want to do is give everybody a chance to be on the album alongside some of the most important names in underground hip hop and music in general. Starting now, we’re having a contest, and all you have to do to enter is record a song over the “Halo” beat from this episode and send it to us at email@example.com.
Here’s what you have to do, go to greenhiphop.com…scroll all the way down to the bottom of the page and click on the free download link for ‘Halo’. Then, record your best song over the beat, it can be written, freestyle or whatever you want. You can do a rap, sing r&b or reggae, or even play instruments over it, as long as you add a piece of yourself to the beat, we will accept the entry… After you record, send the mp3 or video link to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Halo”. We will be accepting submissions up until March 21′st 2012. After that, Sam and I are going to listen to each and every submission and then announce the announce the winners on the 30th of April. We will pick one winner to be featured on the official “Live from the Streets” album as well as 5 runners up who will receive a t shirt and a copy of the LFTS album.
Good luck,” -Mr. Green
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