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New A-Alikes Video Person of Interest Featured on Okayplayer.com

Posted on July 23, 2014 by I-Supreme in video

  (Brooklyn, NY) – Brooklyn heavyweight rap duo A-Alikes (NE$$ & K) release their new music video “Person Of Interest”. This is the group’s third music video from the EP Us Against Them, which is available at iTunes via Hard Boiled Records and Guerilla Nation. The project features appearances from M-1 of dead prez, Divine […]


 

(Brooklyn, NY) – Brooklyn heavyweight rap duo A-Alikes (NE$$ & K) release their new music video “Person Of Interest”. This is the group’s third music video from the EP Us Against Them, which is available at iTunes via Hard Boiled Records and Guerilla Nation. The project features appearances from M-1 of dead prez, Divine from The D.E.Y. and Raye 6.
The video for “Person Of Interest’” confronts controversial issues of police brutality and racial profiling of people of color by law enforcement agencies and biased individuals in society. The video focuses on young Black and Latino men who have fallen victim to Stop and Frisk laws and other systematic injustices by authority agencies and individuals in society based on appearance and not actual crime. The video is dedicated to Oscar Grant and Jordan Davis, young Black men who have been killed unjustly by police authorities without just cause or reason as well, Trayvon Martin, an unarmed young Black male who was shot and killed by George Zimmerman, a gun armed civilian who suspected Martin of being a criminal based on assumption and appearance and recently  the recent death of Staten Island resident Eric Garner, who died after NYPD officers and emergency workers placed him in an illegal chokehold during an arrest for allegedly selling untaxed cigarettes. The video directed by Solace of Buendia Productions

The video is also Featured on OKAYPLAYER.com
A-Alikes on the web:
• Facebook: facebook.com/AAlikesGN
• Twitter: @aalikesrbg
• You Tube: youtube.com/aalikes

New Music Video from A-Alikes #TheyWatchin’

Posted on February 17, 2014 by I-Supreme in Featured, New Music, video

“Hip-hop duo A-Alikes get down to serious business in this ominous black and white clip for their latest single “They Watching.” The straight-no-chaser track, taken from the Dead Prez affiliates’ current EP Us Against Them, conjures up images of NSA spying and a world where privacy is a mere afterthought.” — Keith Murphy [youtube_sc url=”w8QAnVC4IJY” […]

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“Hip-hop duo A-Alikes get down to serious business in this ominous black and white clip for their latest single “They Watching.” The straight-no-chaser track, taken from the Dead Prez affiliates’ current EP Us Against Them, conjures up images of NSA spying and a world where privacy is a mere afterthought.”
— Keith Murphy

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A-Alikes – Us Against Them available at iTunes:
http://bit.ly/uatitunes

(Brooklyn, NY) – Hard Boiled Records and Guerilla Nation release the second music video “They Watchin’” from the Brooklyn heavyweight rap duo A-Alikes. This is the second single from their EP “Us Against Them”, which is available at iTines now with features from M-1 of dead prez, Divine from The D.E.Y. and Raye 6.
The video for “They Watchin’” confronts the controversial issues of police and government surveillance, civilian privacy, and invasive NSA spy tactics. As comrades of Peoples Army/R.B.G. and brothers to Stic.man and M-1 of dead prez, the A-Alikes progressive ideology is to challenge systems of injustice and oppression through hard knocking Hip Hop music.

A-Alikes on the web:
• Facebook: facebook.com/AAlikesGN
• Twitter: @aalikesrbg
• You Tube: youtube.com/aalikes
• Official site: www.aalikes.net

Out Da Box TV – A-Alikes talk Us Against Them

Posted on September 1, 2013 by I-Supreme in Featured, video

After quite a bit of a hiatus, Out Da Box TV returns with a special episode featuring Revolutionary rap group the “A-Alikes”. Made up of emcee’s K and Ness, most are probably familiar with the group through the affiliation with their politically outspoken comrades “deadprez“. Fresh off the release of their new EP entitled “Us […]

After quite a bit of a hiatus, Out Da Box TV returns with a special episode featuring Revolutionary rap group the “A-Alikes”. Made up of emcee’s K and Ness, most are probably familiar with the group through the affiliation with their politically outspoken comrades “deadprez“. Fresh off the release of their new EP entitled “Us Against Them” the duo humbly spoke with us on a number of thought provoking topics that affect the working class, black, brown and poor in the world today. They spoke on the significance of their EP’s title “Us Against Them” in defining who represents “Us” and who represents “Them”. We also discussed the ongoing fight for the people to achieve justice and freedom despite the stopping and drifting from protest, when all the media hype dies down. We also spoke on the cycle of struggle that the working class has unfortunately continued to endure, the idea of working one’s entire life and having nothing to show for it after retirement, which is a theme that rings loud and clear in their EP’s lead single “Whole Life”. The A-Alikes also spoke about their RBG comrades “dead prez” and the musical influences the group had on them, as well as K(Karaam) and Ness’(Illuminessence) desire to eat healthier in this day of GMO affected foods and poor diet in the working class community. It was indeed a great pleasure to have such an meaningful conversation with the “A-Alikes”. Feel free to pick up their latest EP entitled “Us Against Them”, and share or post our exclusive interview with the group if you like what you see. Also be sure to check out our newly launched audio podcast entitled “Out Da Box Radio” by clicking the radio show tab on outdaboxmedia.com. Much Thanks for supporting Out Da Box always. We hope you are inspired! Visit us online at www.outdaboxmedia.com and click the episodes and radio shows tabs to preview our TV and Radio shows. Also, feel free to leave a comment and let us know what you think.

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New EP from Brooklyn rap duo A-Alikes “Us Against Them” Available Today

Posted on June 11, 2013 by I-Supreme in Featured, New Music

(Brooklyn, NY) – Today, Brooklyn rap duo A-Alikes release their highly anticipated EP Us Against Them June 11th, which includes the lead single “Whole Life” featuring M-1 of dead prez. The EP and single are available on iTunes, Spotify, MOG and all other key online outlets. This EP includes features from M-1, Divine from The […]

(Brooklyn, NY) – Today, Brooklyn rap duo A-Alikes release their highly anticipated EP Us Against Them June 11th, which includes the lead single “Whole Life” featuring M-1 of dead prez. The EP and single are available on iTunes, Spotify, MOG and all other key online outlets. This EP includes features from M-1, Divine from The D.E.Y, and Raye 6. Coinciding with the release of the EP is the music video for “Whole Life”, directed by Exile Ramirez.

A-Alikes consist of rappers Ness and K. The group formed in Tallahassee, FL. during the late Nineties. It was there that they connected with their People’s Army/R.B.G. comrades Stic.man and M-1 of dead prez. This fertile environment allowed the crews to cultivate a delicate balance between the reality of the streets and the revolutionary philosophy that remains the backbone of A-Alikes’ powerful and poignant lyrical exposition.

A-Alikes have long since relocated to Brooklyn where they are mainstays as musical icons and proponents of progressive community activism. Whether it’s conducting interviews for their upcoming documentary film Ballot or the Bullet, performing and setting up fundraising events for the burgeoning Occupy Movement, working on their “Eat Right” online campaign, or simply tearing down stages at local events, the A-Alikes have been all about putting their words into action.

Ness from A-Alikes – “We went through a phase where we were looking for the right “home” for the project but the labels we met up with either didn’t understand A-Alikes’ music or wanted to control it to an extent. With Hard Boiled/eOne we basically get the freedom to do us but still have a team riding with us, helping us get our music to the people.”

Charles Book (President of Hard Boiled Records) adds, “We are thrilled to be working with A-Alikes and Guerilla Nation. These guys walk the walk and give sincere voice to an audience that has been too often ignored in today’s disposable and highly commercialized musical environment. This is music for the heart, soul and mind and I can’t wait to help share the great things this group has in store with the rest of the world.”

Us Against Them – iTunes
Us Against Them – Amazon

New A-Alikes Video Whole Life Feat M1 of dead prez Single

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New A-Alikes Video Whole Life Feat M1 of dead prez Single

Posted on May 14, 2013 by I-Supreme in Featured, New Music

Whole Life” – A-Alikes feat. M-1 of dead prez & Raye 6   iTunes Purchase Link: http://bit.ly/whlitunes   Listen/Stream: (Brooklyn, NY) – Hard Boiled Records is proud to announce a new partnership with Guerilla Nation to develop a series of new releases from Brooklyn heavyweight rap duo A-Alikes.  Kicking things off is the brand new […]

Whole Life” – A-Alikes feat. M-1 of dead prez & Raye 6

 

iTunes Purchase Link: http://bit.ly/whlitunes

 

Listen/Stream:

(Brooklyn, NY) – Hard Boiled Records is proud to announce a new partnership with Guerilla Nation to develop a series of new releases from Brooklyn heavyweight rap duo A-Alikes.  Kicking things off is the brand new single called ‘Whole Life’ which features M-1 of dead prez, which is available now on iTunes, Spotify, MOG and all other key online outlets.  This is the lead track from a series of EP releases in development, the first EP ‘Us Against Them’ will be released on June 11th and features M-1, Divine from The D.E.Y, Raye 6, and much more.

 

Consisting of rappers Ness and K, A-Alikes formed in Tallahassee in the late nineties.  In those heady days of the underground hip hop movement they banged out beats, rhymes and progressive ideology in ‘The Attic’, a spot where they’d build on everything from the future of hip-hop to fanning the flames of hope for Black and Brown youth.  It was there that they connected with their Peoples Army/R.B.G. comrades Stic.man and M-1 of dead prez.  This fertile environment allowed the crews to cultivate a delicate balance between the reality of the streets and the revolutionary philosophy that remains the backbone of A-Alikes’ powerful and poignant lyrical exposition.

 

It’s been an eventful time since those early days and A-Alikes have long since relocated to Brooklyn where they are mainstays as musical icons and proponents of progressive community activism.  Whether it’s conducting interviews for their upcoming documentary film Ballot or the Bullet, performing and setting up fundraising events for the burgeoning Occupy Movement, working on their ‘Eat Right’ online campaign, or simply tearing down stages at local events, the A-Alikes have been all about putting their words into action

 

Ness from A-Alikes – “We went through a phase where we were looking for the right “home” for the project but the labels we met up with either didn’t understand A-Alikes’ music or wanted to control it to an extent. With Hard Boiled/eOne we basically get the freedom to do us but still have a team riding wit us, helping us get our music to the people.”

 

Charles Book (President of Hard Boiled Records) adds “We are thrilled to be working with A-Alikes and Guerilla Nation.  These guys walk the walk and give sincere voice to an audience that has been too often ignored in today’s disposable and highly commercialized musical environment.  This is music for the heart, soul and mind and I can’t wait to help share the great things this group has in store with the rest of the world.”

 

A-Alikes @ S.O.B.s for The Jungle Brothers Reunion feb 2012

Posted on February 17, 2012 by I-Supreme in video