"This video was shot when Benefit was visiting NYC for the first official Live from the Streets album release party. We didn't really have a plan but we knew Ben was only here for a couple days so we got busy and shot as much as we could. In addition to this video we also filmed a video for "if i don't go to hell" including cameos from the wonderful Janice. That video will come out down the road as a part of the ongoing Live from the Streets saga. I honestly don't know what the future holds for the show but I know we've created something truly special with LFTS and I know that we aren't even close to finished.
This video is special to me because it features some of the best moments in the Live from the Streets
show over the last couple years along with a couple glimpses into future episodes (like Sean Price and Odb).
It’s also special because it’s my first time rhyming on a real song. Shoutout to the legendary Benefit for hearing me rhyme and then convincing me to jump on a real song. If enough people ask me to I might put out more rhymes... we will see."
Sean Price plays new music from 'Songs In The Key Of Price' mixtape for Mr. Green
Watch Sean Price in the studio with Mr. Green as he plays new music from the 'Songs In The Key Of Price' mixtape, and explains what D.L.F. means. This is footage was taken while Mr. Green and Sean Price were taping an upcoming episode of Live From The Streets.
Mr. Green - "Born To Be King" ft. KG of ATR (Music Video)
From Mr. Green:
"For this episode we linked up with KG, an incredible reggae artist we met out in the park in Brooklyn. This one is crazy because we recorded the whole song outdoors, just a few minutes after meeting each other. What happened is Sam, the co-creator and OG director of the show, and his girlfriend Ally were walking through the park one day when they heard some amazing singing coming from a group of people hanging out by the lake. They walked over and found KG and his crew ATR (Above the Rest) free-styling. Everyone exchanged numbers and then a few days later Sam brought me down there with some beats. I played KG just one track off my beats album “one day EP” and almost immediately he started singing into the mic “… I was born to be king black…”
I’m proud of this one because, like most of our tracks, it happened in the most organic way possible. But not only, we recorded the whole thing outside on the side of a lake and now they play it the radio (on Sirium XM) and on TV (on MTV Jams)… crazy.
The track is called “Born to Be King” and you can get it on the first official "Live from the Streets” album out now on Duck Down Records feat. Freddie Gibbs, Matisyahu,KRS One, Malik B, Vinnie Paz, Bodega Bamz and many more." - Mr. Green
'Live from the Streets' is a video series created by producer Mr. Green and director Sam Lipman-Stern. The series, which airs on Noisey, follows Green globally on a journey meeting interesting people and musicians on the streets. Green samples their music; interviews the street performer; and then turns the sounds into original beats. After the beat is created, he collaborates with one of his favorite rappers to add powerful lyrics to the musical backdrop he and the street musician constructed. Finally, at the end of each episode, Green revisits the people he sampled to play them the final track; often times receiving emotional responses from people who have never heard themselves on recorded audio. The final episodes are a unique hybrid music/video experience.
Mr. Green - "New Jack City Is Mine" ft. Lumin Hao, Bodega Bamz
From Mr. Green "This is a track off the Live from the Streets album dropping at midnight, it features Lumin Hao and Bodega Bamz. It was pretty smooth how it all came together, first we met a dope street musician named Lumin Hao on the Q Train subway platform down at Canal Street. He was playing some pretty amazing songs but when we talked to him about his music he was super humble and didn't want to admit that he was good. After we hung out with him for a bit, we went back to the studio, I chopped everything up and made a beat. When the beat was done we headed uptown to Bodega Bamz secret studio so he could lay down vocals. It was a pretty crazy experience, when we got to the spot, it didn't look anything like a building that should have a studio in it. We thought we were in the wrong place but then Bamz came out and brought us in. First he led us down a hallway, then down some stairs into the basement, then we had to walk for a while, then climb up a few steps and go through a circular whole in the wall... at that point it felt like we were going into the sewer but after just one more door we were in a really nice studio space. The music process went perfectly, Bamz and his bro Ohla poured us some Henny and we all just drank and listened to the beat while Bamz wrote. The scene was pretty crazy, it kind of felt like a mix of the ninja turtles and wildstyle. About 30 minutes later Bamz went in the booth while holding a Machete and laid his verse down... Dope."
With just a day away before the release of Mr. Green's Live From The Streets album, Mr. Green has let loose another track that features Benefit and is also the first time Mr. Green has rapped on a track.
Mr. Green - "If I Don't Go To Hell" ft. Janice, Pacewon, Vinnie Paz
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.