Madlib is one of the most prolific and acclaimed producers to ever work in music. Through his various projects over the years—from Madvillain to Quasimoto—the musician pretty much changed the way sampling works in hip-hop. Now, in a special called Madlib’s Medicine Show, Noisey follows Madlib—with the help of Egon at Now-Again Records—as he meets … Continue reading Madlib Meets Ethiopian Legend Ayaléw Mesfin
In this series I created some graphic animations to show what I've learned about spirituality and faith over the past couple of years of my life. I wanted to use my gifts for God, and show my appreciation by spreading good information on how to live righteously. I am not perfect, and I am not … Continue reading ONE MOMENT OF LOVE SERIES
1Xtra's Ace hosts an exclusive Q&A from the premier of film 'Yardie', chatting to Idris Elba on his directorial debut, and cast members Aml Ameen and Shantol Jackson. Watch the trailer below
I'm here at the New Jersey Meadowlands Flea market in East Rutherford. Walking around I took a few photos of people shopping. I took my Canon G7x Mark ii with me again. This camera is so amazing, I can get quality images in a small point and shoot camera without lacking the quality. It's like … Continue reading New Jersey Meadowlands Flea market in East Rutherford
I could not sleep last night, so I stayed up and created a video about my love for God. As you may know, I have studied spirituality for many years and I even created a blog and radio show about it. The only problem I had was that I did all of these wonderful things … Continue reading Let your love for God give you a fruitful life. Inspiration video.
We had a short visit to New Orleans this year, but we were able to grab a few videos here and there of the city including this tribute for Aretha Franklin in Treme. The people were singing loud with so much passion and love for Aretha. The entire day was filled with emotions and the … Continue reading Aretha Franklin second line tribute – Treme, New Orleans
Aug. 15, 2018 | Felix Contreras -- Some folks around the NPR Music office said they felt an almost spiritual connection to Erykah Badu during her visit to the Tiny Desk. And that was before she and her band even played a single note. It came from the waft of earthly scents that followed in … Continue reading Erykah Badu: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert
2018 Red Dress Run in the Marigny on Saturday (Aug. 11) Photographer: Ron Alpha Location: New Orleans, LA Camera: Canon 80D , Canon G7x Mark II Lens: Sigma 18-35mm, Canon 10-20mm How the Red Dress Run Marathon started
Photographer: Ron Alpha Location: New Orleans, LA Camera: Canon 80D , Canon G7x Mark II Lens: Sigma 18-35mm, Canon 10-20mm 360 Photo: Ron alpha - LG 360 cam
In the Maya civilization, a peaceful tribe is brutally attacked by warriors seeking slaves and human beings for sacrifice for their gods. Jaguar Paw hides his pregnant wife and his son in a deep hole nearby their tribe and is captured while fighting with his people. An eclipse spares his life from the sacrifice and … Continue reading The Making of “Apocalypto” – Documentary
Hip-hop has changed so much over the past 50 years, here is a small glimpse of the many faces who helped make it a beautiful art form. Whether you like their music or not, they grab your attention and change the way you see the world. The diversity in lyrics makes this genre of music … Continue reading Hip-Hop in Black & white photos
In an alternate present-day version of Oakland, black telemarketer Cassius Green (Lakeith Stanfield) discovers a magical key to professional success, which propels him into a macabre universe of "powercalling" that leads to material glory. Director/screenwriter Boots Riley, Lakeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson, Jermaine Fowler, Terry Crews and Steven Yeun visited BUILD to discuss the new film, … Continue reading The cast of “Sorry to bother U” interview and trailer.
When the topic of the Moorish influence in Europe is being discussed, one of the first questions that arises is, what race were they? As early as the Middle Ages, “Moors were commonly viewed as being mostly black or very swarthy, and hence the word is often used for negro,” according to the Oxford English … Continue reading The Moorish influence in Europe
MARDI GRAS FEB 2018 - Fat Tuesday in New Orleans, I filmed some of the floats and bands performing. I have more footage coming soon. I used the Canon 80D and the Canon 10-22mm lens with the 50mm f1.8 as a backup. Enjoy. https://ronalpha.com
Here are some photos I took in New Orleans. I forgot to add them with the others. My fiancé also took a few photos, I will post those at the bottom. She did pretty good. She is finally starting to trust her camera. Photography is very frustrating when you can't grab that perfect picture when … Continue reading Random Photos from Mardi Gras 2018
UH OH, it's Fat Tuesday and we are here down in New Orleans for the ZULU parade. The crowd is going fucking crazy for coconuts and beads. The bands are playing loud and the kids are out here excited to catch anything that comes off of each float that passes by. I noticed that everybody … Continue reading New Orleans – ZULU PARADE 2018 – Mardi Gras