Live From The Streets


Mr. Green “Live from the Streets” featuring Brenda

Live from the Streets is a video series created by beatmaker Mr. Green and director Sam Lipman-Stern. The series is based around showcasing street musicians and turning their performances into hip hop beats. New episodes will be released every two weeks.

In the first episode of Live From The Streets you find yourself in Rittenhouse square with Brenda, a super cool lady who was singing along to her radio in the park. You see Mr. Green record her singing, then take her vocals back to the studio and make a beat with them. The beat, “Man with a Broken Heart” is available on itunes and at greenhiphop.com.

If you know of a street musician or sound that you would
like to see in a future episode, contact:
livefromstreet@gmail.com

A full Live from the Streets hip hop album is in the works.

Mr. Green “Live from the Streets” featuring Peter Gaffney

Presented by Animal Bikes and Chess Move Cartel, Live from the Streets is a video series created by beatmaker Mr. Green and director Sam Lipman-Stern. The series is based around showcasing street musicians and turning their performances into hip hop beats. New episodes will be released
every two weeks.

In the second episode of Live From The Streets you find yourself at Philadelphia’s First Friday with Peter Gaffney, the co-founder/director of Cabaret Redlight. Cabaret Redlight is a Philly based theater group that performs vaudeville, burlesque, spoken word and puppet theater, set to original music by the band The Blazing Cherries. Peter was playing his accordion on the street while promoting for his show “The Man from Orphan Island” (which unfortunately is no longer running) and was cool enough to agree to be a part of Live from the Streets. The beat “Live Gypsy Swing Music” will be available on itunes and at greenhiphop.com very soon. For more information on Peter and his group, check out cabaretredlight.com.

If you know of a street musician or sound that you would
like to see in a future episode, contact:
livefromstreet@gmail.com

A full Live from the Streets hip hop album
featuring rappers and singers is in the works.

Mr. Green “Live from the Streets” featuring Janice and Jus Allah

In the third episode of Live from the Streets, we take you to Old City
to meet up with Jus Allah. Jus was chilling out at Gigi’s Bar and Grille
and was cool enough to give us a quick shout out. After that, we introduce
Janice, a friendly traveler from down South with a Ukulele. She had been on
the road for a while but she took the time to play us her own version of one of her favorite songs by Andrew Jackson Jihad. Finally, we head down to city hall which is currently being occupied by Protestors and we take a look around.

Directed by Sam Lipman-Stern
Additional Footage by Ryan Bercaw
Logo by Juart Little

The song, “If I Don’t Go To Hell” is
available on itunes and at greenhiphop.com.

If you know of a street musician or sound that you
would like to see/hear in a future episode,
contact: livefromstreet@gmail.com

A full Live from the Streets hip
hop album is also in the works.

Mr. Green “Live from the Streets” featuring the Center City Singers and Vinnie Paz

Live from the Streets is a video series created by beatmaker Mr. Green
and director Sam Lipman-Stern. The series is based around showcasing
street musicians and turning their performances into hip hop beats.

New episodes will be released every two weeks.
A full Live from the Streets album is in the works.

In the fourth episode of Live from the Streets, we take you back down to Gigi’s Bar and Grille in Old City, this time to meet up with Vinnie Paz. Vinnie has been busy promoting for the new Jedi Mind Tricks record “Violence Begets Violence” but he took the time to give us a quick “one two, one two” and a nice shout out . After that, we introduce John and Agnes who together form the Center City Singers. John and Agnes have been singing in Suburban Station everyday from 7am-8am since 1992 and are renowned throughout the Philadelphia area for brightening up commuters mornings. If you are ever in Philly and you come across John and Agnes, you should definitely stick around for a song and give them a couple dollars. They are good people, not to mention hard workers… and they deserve our support.

Directed by Sam Lipman-Stern
Logo by Juart Little

The song, “Doobie Doo” is 
available
on itunes and at greenhiphop.com

The new Jedi Mind Tricks album
“Violence Begets Violence” is
available at enemysoil.com, itunes,
amazon.com and all other major retailers.

Be on the lookout for the single “Design in Malice”
featuring Pacewon and Young Zee produced by Mr. Green.

If you know of a street musician or sound that you 
would like to
see/hear in a future episode, 
contact: livefromstreet@gmail.com

Special thanks to Emmett Drueding for
putting us up on the Center City Singers.

Mr. Green “Live from the Streets” featuring Sherry Somach and Immortal Technique

“In the fifth episode, we headed over to the Trocadero theater in Philly to meet up with Immortal Technique. He was on tour to promote his new album “The Martyr” and was under the weather but took the time to record some vocals for us to use as a scratch hook. Even though he was exhausted he was cool enough to give us a shout out and some words of encouragement. Then we went to Occupy Philadelphia at City Hall to meet up with an amazing woman named Sherry Somach. She talked to us a while about protesting back in the days of the Vietnam war vs. today and played us her original song “99 Percent”. Next we headed up to New York City to film on Wall St. where the entire occupy movement began. Finally, since the protest has spread to over 200 different cities nationwide, we gather some clips filmed in other parts of the country.

Big thank you to Immortal Technique and Sherry Somach for
being a part of the song. Also big thanks to Reef the Lost Cause.

Be sure to check out Immortal Technique’s new album
“The Martyr” available for free download at viperrecords.com

The song “99 Percent” will be available on
iTunes and greenhiphop.com very soon.

Mr. Green “Live from the Streets” Shanghai

“For this episode we wanted to do something
completely different so I used a bunch of footage that
I shot using two cheap handheld cameras while i was in
Shanghai earlier this year. First, I chopped up the sounds I
got from a construction site near Taikang Lu . Next, I added
some audio I recorded of the Chinese army marching by
on Huaihai Lu. After that I put in the sound of a little bird
chirping. Then, I put in a short clip of some music I got off
of a karaoke bicycle (which is something you can find very
often in Shanghai). Next, since it wouldn’t be a Mr. Green
beat without some hard hitting drums and a baseline, I
threw those in there. Finally, I recorded the sound of
a pirate who was encouraging me to chug my beer
in front of the Shelter (which is probably the
dopest venue I’ve ever performed at) and
scratched him into the beat.

Enjoy,
-Mr. Green

P.S. Special thanks to Timmy, Rachel, Dj V-Nutz,
Faviola, Anisia, Sickstar, Leo, Henry and of course
Garry for making the whole trip possible… I’ll be back

P.S.S. The song “Bird Army Construction” will be
available on iTunes and greenhiphop.com very shortly. If you know
of a street musician or sound that you’d like to see featured on the site
contact livefromstreet@gmail.com. A full LIve from the Streets album is
in the works. Stay tuned..

Mr. Green “Live from the Streets” featuring Chiller Theater and Young Zee

“First we headed over to Newark to see Young Zee. He showed us around the space where he’s building his new studio and then I filmed a quick drop of him
on my phone. After that Sam dragged me to the Chiller Theater. I didn’t want
to go but I’m glad I did because it was one of the weirdest and most magical
places I’d ever been. -Green”

Directed and Edited by Sam Lipman-Stern
Additional footage by Sparticus Deville

Mr. Green “Live from the Streets” featuring Neil and Tim

“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 livefromstreet@gmail.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 livefromstreet@gmail.com 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”

Mr. Green “Live from the Streets” Hanukkah special feat. Peter Rosenberg, Soul Khan and Uncle Terry

“For this episode we wanted to do something to celebrate Hanukkah so we visited Sam (the director)’s uncle Terry in Camden, NJ. Terry used to be a cantor (a Jewish choir leader) so he knew a lot of good Hanukkah songs. He sung us some stuff then we ate a bunch of latkes and chilled out for a while. Then we headed to NYC and caught up with Soul Kahn at his studio. After Khan gave us a nice drop we headed to SOB’s to check out Peter Rosenberg’s Hanukkah show. He was crazy busy but was cool enough to give us a few words of support on and off the camera. It’s always nice to know that the dudes at the top recognize and appreciate what’s going on in the underground. Finally, we headed home to Philly to see the annual Car Menorah parade which is always a good time.

Peace,
-Green

P.S. I’m working on a full live from the Streets album
featuring the MC’s we’ve had as guests on the show
and more. Be on the lookout for more information
in the next few episodes.

P.S.S. If you have a person or sound that you’d
like to see featured on LIve from the Streets
email us at livefromstreet@gmail.com

Mr. Green “Live from the Streets” Christmas Special with Saw Lady and Whistling Santa

“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.

Shout out to Saw Lady, I want to do more work with her in the future.

Another thing that I realized while working on these Hanukkah and Christmas episodes is that holiday music is really dope to
sample. Next year I wanna to do an album called “Hanukkah
Beats” and another album called “Christmas Beats”‘. Maybe I will
get rappers to rap on the album too, who knows. That will be after,
of course, I drop the ‘Only Number That Matters is Won’ with Pacewon, ‘One Crazy Weekend’ with Young Zee and the full
‘Live from the Streets’ album. 2012 is gonna be crazy.

Anyway, Merry Christmas, Happy
Hanukah and peace to all the people
out there that don’t celebrate either one.
Thank you, -Mr. Green

Mr. Green “Live from the Streets” with Thomas at the 3 Block (Part 2) featuring Action Bronson


Animal Bikes and Chess Move Cartel Present: Live from the Streets

“In this episode of Live from the Streets (3 Block, part 2) , first we caught up
with Action Bronson outside S.O.B.’s in NYC. He was taking a smoke break
after making a bunch of Latka’s at Peter Rosenberg (from hot 97)’s Hanukkah
party but was cool enough to hook us up with a drop. After that we
headed back to Philly to finish with Thomas at the 3 Block. This time
his words were a little darker but still encouraging and inspiring.

Thank you for watching,
-Mr. Green”

Mr. Green “Live from the Streets” featuring Rime (Jersey Joe) at Art Basel


Animal Bikes and Chess Move Cartel
Present: Live from the Streets

“This episode I made a beat out of footage that our boy Rime
took while he was in Miami for Art Basel.  It’s the first time we’ve
done anything like this (used someone else’s footage) and we’re
honored that Rime asked us to do it.  This opens up a whole new
world for us and our sampling… the possibilities are endless.  -Green

Also check out the other collab video we did with Rime painting
50 Characters set to a Live from the Streets soundtrack…  link:
http://vimeo.com/36745670

For more information on Rime (aka Jersey Joe)
check out jerseyjoeart.com

-Mr. Green

P.S.  Big thanks for Lee Bruno
for capturing all of this madness!

P.S.S.  We aren’t sure of the name of the piano
man in the video.  If anybody knows his name
or his contact info please let us know.”

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