Haight Ashbury-The Hip Hop Hippie

Haight Ashbury-The Hip Hop Hippie

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"Reinvented...not remixed," is how Haight Ashbury describes his fusion of modern hip hop with iconic songs from the 60s and early 70s. His drive to comingle influential music of the past with the most influential music of the present, gave birth to what he now calls "Hippie Hop".

Biography

There was once a time when music was truly powerful and influential. It was remarkably genius and beautiful and so creative and different from band 2 band, yet there was a sense of togetherness that the artists had which made them even more of an influence to the world. It was a time when artists were more worried about making GREAT music than making money, but, of course, with GREAT music comes dedicated fans. Take the Grateful Dead, for instance. This band was arguably the most successful touring band of all time who, for the most part, had no real backing from major labels or anyone else for that matter, EXCEPT for their fans, the "deadheads," the greatest fans in history! Then, of course, you have the Beatles, who many believe are still the greatest band EVER! The list goes on and on. The 60's and the 70's supplied us with some of the greatest music of all time.....some of the greatest thinkers of all time.....some of the greatest MOVEMENTS of all time! Artists stood for something: a better way of living, a TRULY "free" nation. Artists weren't worried about what others thought; they just made music from their hearts and souls. The messages of these artists are still relevant 2day. Compare the times. Back then we had the Vietnam War, President Nixon, Blacks and women fighting 4 equality, and many more issues. Now we have the Iraq War, President Bush, and Blacks and women STILL fighting 4 what they deserve. The list can go on and on, not only with music and politics, but so much more!

It is the intentions of one man, Scott Al-Tall to make sure great pioneers are not 4gotten. We now live in a day and age where hip hop music is everywhere......movies, TV shows, commercials, EVERYWHERE! Sadly a LOT of young people today have never even heard a Beatles record! Can U imagine!?

It has been said that the most powerful tool is the human voice. I plan on bringing back the voices of the greatest musicians of all time and combining them with my voice.....combining their genius with my genius. I plan to combine the most influential music THEN with the most influential music NOW...combine the hippie with the hip hop!

Haight Ashbury is known as the breeding grounds for the "hippie movement," and now the man formerly known as Scott Al-Tall will forever be known as "Haight Ashbury."

Lyrics

Crimson & Clover

Written By: Haight Ashbury/Simon & Garfunkel

Been working all week, feeling stressed out/think it's about time for me to step out/in the wind/see some friends/& of course let the weed fest begin/then the liquor/snapping pictures/every step of the way(why) so we can remember/at least some details/other then the obvious/waking up in a pile of vomit & piss/that's a good night/OHHHH/what a good night/No mo though/oh fuck it, alright/pass it back to me/let me escape a little bit longer/from having 2 be/what's considered normal/that's a formal/way of calling me an alien but I think I'm adorable/your opinion/(*what about it)its distorted like my vision is gonna be when I down this.
(Chorus x2)
Crimson & Clover/Over & Over/Crimson & Clover/Over & Over

I'm a rolling stone/I can roll on home/at anytime cause no matter where I roam/I got friends there, & if not I'll make some/depend on no1, I can see the fake ones/from a mile away, so I bring em closer/invite em 2 hang out, give em a poster/rub it in there face that I am who I am/by not caring it seems I always have the upper hand/I live carefree & careless/only got 1 life to live I could care less/what society dubs acceptable behavior/you view someone intellectual as danger/no anger/will come from me/ya see, I'm a stoner/ya'll can fight if u want 2, I'm more concerned with crimson & clover/crimson & clover/over & over

(Chorus x4)
Crimson & Clover/Over & Over/Crimson & Clover/Over & Over

Dust In The Wind

Written By: Haight Ashbury/Kansas

I close my eyes/attempt to see/something other then reality/what's in front of me could be so much better/not a gambler, not a better/but Id be willing to bet/that we could make a difference if we pretended our best/that we cared about the world we live in/& we believe every man, every child, and all women/are created equal/we can make a change, & do it in a legal/way, without harm, without taking up arms/sometimes that's necessary, yes, but charm/can go a long way 2/let em all hate you/they even hated Jesus & he was perfect, by the way thank you/4 making it so death doesn't have to be the end/& we can end up more then just dust in the wind.
(Chorus)
Close my eyes/only for a moment, and the moments gone/all my dreams/pass before my eyes of curiosity/dust in the wind/all we are is dust in the wind.

All we are is dust/all we want is trust/if u can't give us that then no part of us/will be part of that/this is hardly half/ass life/no longer lack the right/knack 2 make that a past life/past tense/accident?/absolutely not/it was absolutely destiny for Scott/2 bring u hippie hop/I'm out to change the world, I'll be perfectly honest/I made a promise/2 myself that I wouldn't quit until it was/quite a bit above/where it is now/then I'll step down/but never before/here for peace, not war/I'm prepared to follow in the footsteps of the greats before/with the same message as mine/& be taken out in my prime/but like Martin that doesn't concern me at this moment in time/I'm a write it/to cause a peaceful riot/can't keep it quiet/any longer/so be it if I gotta go as long as the message keeps getting stronger/don't let it turn to dust in the wind/keep it growing and growing/keep knowledge flowing/this moment/you can make a difference, I'm hoping/I'll be able to continue showing/the world what a beautiful place we live in/let's not race 2 the end/let's be patient & then/we can make it so when/we go the hippie hop movement doesn't end up just being dust in the wind.

(Chorus x2)
Close my eyes/only for a moment, and the moments gone/all my dreams/pass before my eyes of curiosity/dust in the wind/all we are is dust in the wind.

Give Peace a Chance

Written By: Haight Ashbury/John Lennon

(Chorus x2)
All we are saying, is give peace a chance.

everybody talking bout bizness/money/isn't it/funny/how money hungry/we/as human beings/can really be/see/me/giving the/industry/things/that they need to give me in return/so I can continue to make music you can learn/from listening to/I'm missing a few/but they'll learn to love it soon 2/just like the rest of you do/know that the time is now, dont' you, for change/people are strange/from then 2 now that has definitely remained the same/who's 2 blame/for the way we let our standards drop/or the way we let our hammers cock/for all the wrong reasons/appeasing/our appetite for destruction/until we're unable to function/yes I'll make that assumption/that it's gonna end like that if we dont' all take a stance/& give peace a chance.

put down the guns, knifes/wives/occupy more of your husbands time/make love not war, cuz the time/of conclusion is creeping up on us/I promise/if you can't see that you really got problems/put down the pride, the ego/we are the people/the power, the answer/devour the cancer/of selfishness, & greed/trust me/we're helpless if we lead/our future generations down the same path that we/have been taken/cuz we have been mistaken/so please/by all means/try other things/fly on a plane/taking a trip/2 see a friend/from a different country cuz your smart enough to know we're all the same/brain(ck),eyes(ck), nose(ck)/fingers & toes(check)/knees & elbows(ck)/kitten or juevos(ck)/so what the hell's all the fighting 4/fuck war/I'd rather kill the dance floor/use my energy 2 dance/no more fighting, it's time to give peace a chance!

(Chorus x2)
All we are saying, is give peace a chance.

Feed Your Head

Written By: Haight Ashbury/Jefferson Airplane

Annihalated/pupils dilated 2 the size of a penny/no thank u, I don't
need anymore, I've had plenty/I'm gonna go lay down/closed my eyes seen
a playground/with a whole in the middle & a sign tht said this is the
way now/fuck it/jump in/ immediate combustion/of the rainbow/seen every
color flashing while falling & falling finally I land, no pain
though/landed on a mushroom the size of a house/a hooka smoking
caterpillar greets me in the most proper way by putting a pipe 2 my
mouth/what a peculiar creature, but I think I like him/I don't know
where I am but I'm at piece so I accept & light when/I take a hit I 4get
all existence/& drift off 2 the sound of a crowd forming off in the
distance/telling me 2 feed my head

(Chorus)
Go ask Alice/I think she'll Know/Go ask Alice/I think she'll know/feed your head/feed your head/feed your head/feed your head.

I wake up...or wait...am I still dreaming/I've lost all grip of what
reality is "how" by feeding/my head like alice said/in the palace
west/of the muddy river/where the moon shines & lights it in a way thats
guarenteed 2 send shivers/down your spine/before the queen has your head
removed from it/"here put this pill in your stomach"/next thing I know I
vomit/then suddenly out of the middle of it jumped a pure white rabbit/&
that turned into 3 more...."now take this 1" what is it? "Doesn't
matter, here have it"ok......ewwwww/...now we're back 2 the caterpillar,
but this time he has a hat & tie on/& is accompanied by the white rabbit
who's out of breath like he's been running a marathon/"I'm late I'm
late, follow me" where we going? "2 the square table"/so I do as he says
when suddenly things really get strange I tried 2 move but was
unable....until

(Chorus)
Go ask Alice/I think she'll Know/Go ask Alice/I think she'll know/feed your head/feed your head/feed your head/feed your head.

Leaving On a Jet Plane

Written By: Haight Ashbury

hate 2 go, but I have 2/ill think about u/every second that
I'm gone, but baby why'd u have 2/make this time apart be on negative
terms/negative words/coming out of both of our mouths, I'm hella
concerned/don't wanna hurt/u in any way, & I wldnt/instead of loving me,
hugging me, & holding me down we're fighting about things that we
shldnt/I know it isn't easy/being with some1 in this industry/the time
apart/but a broken heart/u will never feel, this is 2 give us a new
start/a new beginning/extras from few 2 plenty/everything u can imagine
your getting/all of that & more, I'm giving/u what u deserve, its just
taking a little time/be patient cuz I'm/here 4ever/while your thinking
its never/gonna be just the 2 of us I'm layin/ the foundations/4 us 2 go
2 every city, state, I wanna c the nation/ 2gether, spend every
waking/moment/ doing what we want, not wht we hv 2/I gotta go now but
1st I wanna ask u 2 please
(Chorus)
Kiss me and smile for me/tell me that you'll wait for me/hold me like you'll never let me go/cause I"m leaving on a jet plane/don't know when I'll be back again/oh babe, I hate to go.......

I'm clear across the globe, but still I feel your love/I light a blunt &
listen 2 janis & once I catch a buzz/I can honestly feel u there with
me/right next 2 me/in extacy/perplexing me don't understand, but not
questioning/loving it, embrasing it/my heart is racing when/ever I thnk
about your touch/the placement is/always the right spots/u know what
your doing, don't ya/I gotta remember your not really there & go take a
cold shower/then phone ya/(when u coming home)6 more days baby/(that's 2
long, we miss u bad, & feel all alone)/I know, I know/kiss me/(smile 4
me)always/love u baby, see u soon/(not soon enough)..very true/what am I
doing, a lot of people don't get me/actually I don't know if any1 does,
well maybe 1 or 2, 3 wld be iffy/I'm not doing this 4 me, (then 4 who)
so many others/all depending on me the weight can sometime smother/so
just.........

(Chorus)
Kiss me and smile for me/tell me that you'll wait for me/hold me like you'll never let me go/cause I"m leaving on a jet plane/don't know when I'll be back again/oh babe, I hate to go.

Let It Be

Written By: Haight Ashbury/The Beatles

Life is beautiful now, much more suitable now/not 2 many illnessess
physical or mental tht r uncurable now/much more pure of a sound/being
heard by the masses/classes of people gone away with, practice/of
equality now world wide/everybody on the same page, 1 race/the human
race/1 face/1 voice/acceptable 2 any1/representive of every1/love like?
If not make a better 1/change the present & the future/a sedutive
abuser/who loves 2 relax/take a step back & a breath in/no
weapons/needed when your respectable 2 your brethren/a reverend/can
stick 2 weddings & not worry so much about
funerals/marriage/beautiful/not so much now though/it just doesn't hold
the same meaning/no more "through thick & thin" instead its
cheating/then I'm leaving/

(Chorus)
U can change the way your living if u don't like it or u can
choose 2 just/if u can/a few can/the new plan/4 humans/we've got 2 do
it/gotta pursuit it/although some say we blew it/ I refuse 2/u, me/us,
we/unity/come 2gether & just

U can....translate this song however u like/that's the beauty of music,
the ability 2 reach people on different levels on any given night/I
fight/with my voice/that's my weapon of choice/a natural born leader
with both swagger & poise/immaculate noise/I hope your listening/2 what
I'm penciling/& sharing through my God given instrument/injuring/the
lingering/of chivalry/no longer can we take a back seat/2 the
destination of the world as we know it/global warming/is real & needs 2
be spoken about/no longer slow in the route/of change/no1 to blame/but
ourselves if we don't change more then a few thangs/soon as the
greenland ice sheet melts we'll be living a whole new game/20 foot rise
in the sea level imagine that/its happening quicker then u think say
goodbye 2 half the map/half the world as we know it will be under
water/but we can make it a lot later then sooner so never say why
bother/we can't just let this be.

(Chorus)
U can change the way your living if u don't like it or u can
choose 2 just/if u can/a few can/the new plan/4 humans/we've got 2 do
it/gotta pursuit it/although some say we blew it/ I refuse 2/u, me/us,
we/unity/come 2gether & just

What's That Sound

Written By: Haight Ashbury/Buffalo Springfield

everyboy look what's going down in ya town/in ya city, in ya state/in your country, let's debate/you say your piece I'll say mine/it'll be time to announce the winner and they'll say I'm/that one, the outcome/is not detable, we've gotta make a better world available/to our children/and they're children/our grandchildren/so start building/healin/& stop dealing/in killing/I'm feeling/like I got a lot to say/as well as prepared to take the punishment for effecting people in such a powerful way/I dabble in change/trying 2 create it/for the better though/it's incredible/what the people can do when they come together and make intellectual/decisions/ambission/you gotta have it/dont get comfortable and put your guard down cause then progression doesn't happen.

(Chorus)
Something happening here/what it is ain't exactly clear/there's a man with a gun over there/telling me I've got to beware/I think it's time we Stop, Children, what's that sound/everybody look what's going down(x3)

nobody's listening/or paying attention/we're ruled by benjamins/greedy as hell, cause power is sweeter then cinnamon/but when does it cease/and peace/take over/instead of continuing to lower/before/there can be and to the war/there's gotta be a begginning to something else/a different way of thinking, a different self/preservation is something we should all be on the same page about/the same amount/of love for our own/2 others needs to be shown/we've grown/as a nation/through tradgedies and triumphs/remind us/time and time again/how we can be friends/when we need to come together we do/the same could be true/without something horrific happening to me or you/or anybody we know/& I hope you don't believe everything that your told/cause nope/it aint' the truth alot of the time/alot of the prime/stations on televison are owned by those who would love to control your mind/listen this time.

(Chorus)
Something happening here/what it is ain't exactly clear/there's a man with a gun over there/telling me I've got to beware/I think it's time we Stop, Children, what's that sound/everybody look what's going down(x3)

I'm sitting here trying 2 teach/trying 2 reach/people who apparently don't wanna be reached/so what can I do/who can I prove things 2/hopefully I'll at least reach a few/open ears/hoping fears/don't stop us from doing what we gotta do 2 keep the years/going/flowing/gracefully/but from what I see the pace that we/are destroying our world is rapid/the time 4 having/a different point of view just happens/2 be now/so see how/we can make a change, if your not down/then leave town.