TINDOG TACLOBAN II: MUSIC FOR EDUCATION featuring AJ Rafael, Tim Atlas, Melvin Sings, & more!

When: Friday August 1st, 2014
Where: Sol Collective (2574 21st Street, Sacramento, CA)
Performers: AJ Rafael, Tim Atlas, Melvin Gutierrez, Boogie Monstarz, The Scheme, Rudeboi, and more special/surprise performers announced soon!!!
Time: 7:30-11:00 PM
Price: $12 Pre-sale (tindogtacloban.eventbrite.com) | $15 Door (cash)
Food: Wandering Boba food truck will have food for sale outside the venue

HOPE TO SEE Y’ALL THERE!!! ;) Come through cuz this will also be AJ’s last NorCal/Bay Area show before his indefinite hiatus!

For more info on this/past projects: http://tindogtacloban.wordpress.com



Radioactive - Imagine Dragons Cover/Remix

Ruby Ibarra & Donna Belle - Radioactive Remix (Wake Up)

(Reblogged from hip-hopnlife)

NEW VIDEO! Ruby Ibarra Feat. Bambu - Dance (The Movement) prod. by LuvJonez, directed by Oishi Media

NEW VIDEO! Happy MPC Monday! ;) Also dropped a verse on this


Ruby Ibarra-  BOW - “Hate” (Spoken Word)

(Reblogged from owning-my-truth)


Peace fam & friends! I’ll be going to the Philippines next week and in addition to shows, I’ll be visiting underprivileged students at Anhawon Elementary School on June 29. I’ll be doing a spoken word workshop the day before as a fundraiser for school supplies, but right now I’m seeking donations to help build the very first library for that school as well.

I think that this will be much more beneficial for the children in the long run. The reading and writing skills the kids will attain from books is powerful and will help their future, and consequently, their community. Knowledge is power. Knowledge is freedom.

This is my first time doing something like this, so if anyone has questions or suggestions, please do feel free to message me. No pressure, no minimum asked. Just posting this to see if anyone is interested. All names of people who donate will be printed & framed inside the library. Thank you!

Ruby Ibarra - B.O.W. - Hate (Spoken Word)

Filmed in San Roque, Quezon City, Philippines by Tabakk, Sinag de Jesus, & BLKD

There is a word that my 5 year old niece doesn’t know exists
It’s something she doesn’t battle with and it’s never escaped her lips
It’s a four letter, one syllable, simple word: HATE
Yet it carries so much historical, political, emotional weight
That ‘s shaped our beliefs, changed what we see, and made us envy
It’s made us blind to truths, to find excuse, caused lies and abuse
So our minds can’t choose, designed so we lose
Lose control of reality, lose trust, and lose ourselves
Like poisonous gas, it wraps around our lungs so we can’t breathe or yell for help
So she asks me, what is hate?
It’s made men turn on each other, cock the gun, and hold at gun point
It’s made scapegoats so we blame folks for our faults while our fingers point
It’s made innocent lives grow closed eyes while enclosed in a mask of lies
By making teenage girls cry because their body size will never suit your eyes
It’s made us wish we were someone else
Forced us into plastic surgeries, erasing cultural history
An urge of ideal imagery, a burglary of our own identity
It’s tricked us into believing that we’re too fat, too ugly, and not white enough
It racially profiles and forced people to sit in the back of the bus
It’s made men call women bitches who in turn call other women bitches
It’s burned bridges to the point where we don’t know which is wrong or right
It’s made us colorblind, only seeing black and white
Planting racism and bigotry, promoting racial tensions and fights
Again, she asks me, what is hate?
Its taught 18 year old boys how to use a gun
While on the same fields stands 5 year old children who are taught to shoot someone
It’s made victims of abusive fathers do the same to their own daughters
It’s made men boost their masculinity by exploiting another’s femininity
It’s built glass ceilings, internment camps, nooses, and “not allowed” signs
It’s raised narrow minded babies so maybe they’ll never see past their own kind
It controls the media and schools through propaganda
Teaching us the enemy while we don’t question or raise our hand up
Still, she asks me, what is hate?
It’s caused school shootings, injustice, rape, and genocide
It’s made innocent lives die and innocent mothers and wives cry
It screams of words: “FUCK YOU,” “BITCH,” “STUPID,” and “HOMO”
It’s what makes us laugh when we say “that’s gay” when we know its wrong though
Its written Jim Crow Laws, Indian Removal, and Asian Exclusion Acts
It’s enslaved our past while it engraves a cage in our path
It’s made categories of inferior and superior
Making us wish for another exterior
Making us unable to look into the mirror
It’s planted anger, depression, and fear
It’s 500 years of slavery and oppression
Parents failing to give their children direction
It’s confessions behind closed doors of elections, that politicians never mention
It’s literacy prevention, no Filipino Veterano pension
It’s stereotypes and 1-dimension, character inventions
All being fucked by White Supremacy’s erection
So what is HATE?
It’s something my 5 year old niece can’t feel
For her it’s a man-made social construct, so it isn’t real
It’s an empty word, insignificant, powerless, and nameless
Now I’m just waiting for the rest of the world to follow so we don’t know what hate is
Let’s no longer know what hate is!

(Reblogged from fongtranpoetry)

Ruby Ibarra - Guess Who

Directed by Narong Mok

Produced by Neil “DJ SPNZ” Raymundo

If you or anyone you know is going through domestic violence, teen pregnancy, or eating disorders, please don’t be afraid to seek help/guidance. Here are some available resources:http://www.pamf.org/teen/hotlines.html #WomensHistoryMonth

Thank you for listening! :)

Ruby Ibarra - Nonconceptual

Directed by Narong Mok

Produced by 6Fingers

(Reblogged from smokeajay)