Sustainability

I came across this video 3 years ago, I thought to share. Its Microsoft’s sustainability future vision for 2019.

Definition: Sustainability is the capacity to endure through renewal, maintenance, and sustenance, or nourishment, in contrast to durability, the capacity to endure through unchanging resistance to change. For humans in social systems or ecosystems, sustainability is the long-term maintenance of responsibility, which has environmental, economic, and social dimensions, and encompasses the concept of stewardship, the responsible management of resource use.

Undeniable album track list

 #UNDENIABLE_TrackList 1. HIGHER – (prod by @beatsbysarz) – features K9 & Sojay, 2 Trybe artists that will cause a major shock-wave this year. K9 is undoubtedly the most talented young artist I know, plus he’s a sick producer. Sojay by far the best male vocalist to have come out of Nigeria yet. E go be like say I dey make mouth now…sha wait for their singles. “Higher” was recorded at my home studio in Lagos.

#UNDENIABLE_TrackList 2. BEEN THERE DONE THAT – (prod by @beatsbysarz) – By far one of the easiest records I’ve ever made. The beat was talking to me from the first time I heard it, I just turned on the mic and freestyled thru the entire song. Made in less than 30mins.

#UNDENIABLE_TrackList 3. TODAY TODAY – (prod by @beatsbysarz, co-produced by @Teeymix & @eldeethedon) – Contemporary highlife music, Wedding song…need I say more. I wanted the song to be simple, yet catchy, without being corny like most wedding songs. Fun to write, fun to make. I went out to TYmix to add that extra bass you hear on the hook and the electric guitars towards the end, so I can get a more traditional feel. He killed it, and in one take too!!

#UNDENIABLE_TrackList 4. ALWAYS – (prod by @beatsbysarz) – featuring my precious daughter Temi (@temilabelle). I wrote this song in New york while in studio with @realchiddy (Chiddy Bang). I recorded the song in Lagos, brought Temi who was only 1yr old at the time into my home studio, and she killed it!..lol

#UNDENIABLE_TrackList 5. RUNDOWN – (prod by @beatsbysarz) – Featuring BankyW, one of my favourite artists to work with. Fun song to record, decided to do something unconventional for both of us….a little dancehall type beat with a contemporary hip-hop bounce from Sarz, the beat genius. Like I said a year ago, the fear of @beatsbysarz is the beginning of wisdom for all Naija producers.

#UNDENIABLE_TrackList 6. TRANSFORMERS – (prod by @eldeethedon) – Featuring K9, Sojay. We were hanging out in studio one night and decided to do a song for the ones who love to hate us…this one will get your attention for sure…lol

#UNDENIABLE_TrackList 7. CATEGORY – (prod by @beatsbysarz) – This record was a hit before it was made. Again, @beatsbysarz knows how to make a solid club banger without sounding generic.

#UNDENIABLE_TrackList 8. WASH WASH – (prod by @beatsbysarz) – If you dont move when this beat comes on, youre officially dead. I had white boys in Boston losing their minds to this. And to think I almost didnt make this record. Simple concept, Trybesmen formula,…13yrs later, still a hit record 🙂

#UNDENIABLE_TrackList 9. NEVER LET U GO – (prod by @beatsbysarz) – Featuring @WizkidAyo. Ok I call Wizkid at 8pm, send him the record on bbm, he shows up at 10:15am, records his part and leaves by 10:35am. Wiz has definitely clocked his 10,000 hours,…outlier for damn sure. All in all, Fun song to record, playful, PG stuff..lol

#UNDENIABLE_TrackList 10. ZOMBIE – (prod by @beatsbysarz) – Rights activist? they say I care too much and cant make music without addressing the issues, this is no different. Started off with K9 freestyling over the beat and came up with a solid hook. Think of this as the consciuos song with a happy vibe to it.

#UNDENIABLE_TrackList 11. WE MADE IT – (prod by @Cobhamsasuquo) – Featuring Sojay. The eLDee story, from 1999 to date. A hiphop record for all my rap fans, laced with vocals that can only be compared to an Usher or Joe feature.

How to stay legal if I already own or wish to create a music blog/website

I found this while doing some research for a friend and thought to share it. Most web and blog site owners take a lot for granted when posting content on their platforms and risk being vulnerable to rights owners/managers. If being on the right side of the law is of concern to you, here are some frequently asked questions you ought to look at if you currently own or wish to create a blog, website, or an internet music platform:

How do I know if what I’m doing is legal or illegal?
•    Under copyright and related rights it is not legal amongst other things to copy, distribute, publicly perform, or broadcast a protected work or recording, or put it on the internet, unless you have permission from all of the relevant owners of rights or a specific exception exists in the copyright law of your country. This permission must either be in written or digital format and should always be handy.
•    Copyright and related rights apply in virtually every country. In fact they are required in the 150 countries that are members of various international copyright treaties, and the 145 countries that are members of the World Trade Organisation.

Is it illegal for me to copy and distribute music even if I’m not making money out of it?
•    Yes, unless you have the authorization to do so from the owners of rights in the music. The question of whether you are doing copying for profit may affect what penalties apply, but does not determine whether you are in breach of copyright.

How do I know if a particular piece of music is protected by copyright?
•    All recordings of music are protected by copyright from the moment of their creation. The duration of the rights granted to the different persons involved in the creation of the music are for a period of at least 50 years (and up to 120 years in some countries) from the making of the recording. Authors and music publishers typically retain copyright for 70 years after the death of the author. Protection is automatic.

Isn’t it legal to make copies for my own personal use?
•    This varies from country to country. The laws of some countries have limited exceptions to the rights owners’ rights to control copying, which allow a limited number of copies to be made strictly for personal and private use. In some countries this “private use” is limited to specific purposes such as self study or research.
•    These exceptions do not apply, however, if you make available or transmit copyright material over the internet, distribute your ‘private’ copies, or (in many countries) copy from illegal sources. Amongst other things, the law does not allow peer-to-peer transfers of copyright material. These do not fit the definition of ‘private’ copies. This is ‘public’ copying and distribution among millions of users.

If I have bought a legitimate CD, can’t I do what I like with the music on it?
•    In buying a legitimate CD you have paid for the right to own the physical disc and to play it privately. You have not bought the right to distribute copies, whether on CD-R or over the internet.

What if I just want to download a few songs to see if it’s worth buying the album?
•    That’s fine if you’re allowed to so by the holder of the rights. Some online music stores let you listen to clips from particular songs, or sample a limited download of tracks from their service, as a ‘taster’ of the music. Some sites enable you to listen to all the music you want from their catalogues by paying a monthly subscription. Some artist sites promote specific songs by offering free downloads.
•    But there is no general right or exception that lets you copy before you buy without permission.

Is all file-sharing illegal?
•    Yes, unless done on a licensed service or with the permission of all the rights owners, or unless all the rights have expired. Whether to permit sharing on a p2p network is a matter of choice for the rights owners involved. It’s fine if the owners of rights for any particular song agree that it could be put on a peer-to-peer service and copied and transmitted without payment or restriction.

Does it make a difference how much I’m uploading?
•    No, you are likely to be breaking the law whether you are uploading one copyrighted song or thousands. Of course the impact on the legitimate music community of what you are doing is more serious the more music you are illegally uploading, and the penalties are higher.

So what if I break the law – what can anyone do about it?
•    Where people make music available on the internet in breach of copyright laws, that exposes them to the risk of legal action by the copyright holders.
•    Owners of copyright and related rights regularly take action to remove illegal material from the internet and to seek civil or criminal sanctions against copyright infringers. Hundreds of millions of music files are removed from the internet each year through co-operation between internet service providers and the music industry.
•    Civil and criminal lawsuits have been taken against internet infringers in many countries. The music industry has announced its intention to step up action against copyright theft of this type.

Who actually holds the copyright in a piece of music – artist, record company, composer/publisher or all three?
•    There are usually a number of right holders and different rights in any given track. The people who wrote the tune and the lyrics and/or their publishers own authors’ rights. The artist that performs that music has certain ‘related rights’ as a performer. And a record label typically owns the copyright or producer’s related rights in the particular recording of the song.
•    Permission is needed from all of these people who created the music-or those to whom they have assigned their rights-in order to use the music.

Is there a copyright on all music, including music that may no longer be available commercially?
•    Generally, yes. While some very old songs or recordings may have fallen into the public domain, the vast bulk of those that appear on the internet are still under copyright protection.
•    The fact that a song or a track is no longer offered commercially by its creators does not change this. It’s their music, and copyright gives them the right to withdraw their work from commercial publication if they like.

What if I upload or download music from a site from a different country than the one I’m in, where the law might be different?
•    Internet activities of this sort typically involve acts of copying, transmission, or distribution in both countries, so both countries’ laws would apply. Copyright owners usually take legal action in the country in which the infringer is located, however.
•    Among most of the countries where the internet is prevalent, there are international agreements in place allowing court judgements in one country to be enforced in the other.

Is it alright to transmit and copy material over the internet if it is marked with ‘delete within 24 hours’, ‘for evaluation purposes’, or a similar disclaimer?
•    These excuses, when offered by someone other than the rights holder, are not recognised by copyright law. The law looks at whether rights owners have consented to the acts. Where someone else is making their works available without permission it is irrelevant whether these disclaimers are applied.

I hope this helps. Please be advised, the information found here does not constitute legal advice. You must consult the laws of your jurisdiction.

Article excerpts from http://www.pro-music.com • Image from http://everythingaudio.wordpress.com

The e-Critic

A critic is anyone who expresses a value judgement. An acclaimed critic is one who is publicly accepted in a recognised capacity, such as professional employment, graduation from a course of study, etc., to give acceptable commentaries based on his/her achievement and experience in the field in question

These days, a few people who claim to be averse to mediocrity in music, create mini internet platforms and begin to analyze what makes sense musically versus what doesn’t. These people have no formal music knowledge, are not active music performers, neither do they have any formal training that allows for their commentary to hold any weight, yet they wish to discuss art like they are professors of it. That to me, is the highest form of mediocrity. Any judgement that is not based on proven scientific analysis/methods is only an expression of personal taste and opinion, which is usually limited by experience and exposure.

Everybody has a right to a personal opinion but the minute you regard yourself as a formal authority in your critique, we shall be forced to ask for your credentials. It’s easy to create a stone-throwing platform just to get attention, but not easy to fool sensible, discerning people about your purpose.

I choose to share some of these thoughts because of troubling trends that threaten the sustainability of standards in our society, via uncontrolled access to alternative media. It can be just as damaging as it is enlightening. Question everything you read and hear, and make sense of it from a position of logic before drawing conclusions that could be destructive.

#Na-Wash Tshirts

Yes! #NaWash T-shirts are available exclusively this holiday season. #NaWash T-shirts guarantee you FREE ENTRY into any eLDee event between Dec 1, 2011 and January 2, 2012.

To place your order, please call 0808-102-4495 and guess what?…DELIVERY IS FREE anywhere in Lagos!!! More details coming soon!

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New eLDee single – “Wash-Wash”

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WASH-WASH (written by eLDee)
Produced by Sarz
© 2011 Trybe Records

INTRO:
eldee the don, sarz on the beat, it’s Trybe records, Oshe!
You see this chemical, if you use it to wash this paper, it will turn to dollars..hehehe

VERSE 1:
3k BIS?
they say dem don turn am to 1-5
20kobo for phonecall?
contract line na sign say you dey ball?

me? I dont go to the mainland
I stay close to banana Island
excuse me what is BRT
when in the club i chill in VIP

huh, Im going to feature wyclef
jonathan dey pick my call himself
ooooh jay-z too dey ping me jor
i been dey follow messi play before

see me, i only fly first class
na me wey produce fimile for kas
this my new gbedu na him sure pass
ask my mom i came first in every class…in every class

CHORUS:
we dey wash
everybody’s always tryna be posh
pretending like say we dey floss
but if u really check am na wash we dey wash

we dey lie
to look better than the next we try
and everybody is a balling guy
but if u really check am na wash we dey wash

VERSE 2:
louis vuitton
fendi gucci prada ferragamo
she say her shoe na chris lobu-ton (louboutin)
she say she no dey wear tailor lauren

ive never eaten amala
ive never tasted alomo or paraga
Me? ive never taken okada
ive never ever had pure water

i only wear human hair o
its from Dubai me i dont ever shop here o
i have four blackberry handsets
im goin to have my wedding in seychelles

noo i dont kiss on the first date
after clubbing i cant go to a guys place
without make-up i still have a fine face
im serious this is my first time nowwww

CHORUS:
we dey wash
everybody’s always tryna be posh
pretending like say we dey floss
but if u really check am na wash we dey wash

we dey lie
to look better than the next we try
and everybody is a balling guy
but if u really check am na wash we dey wash

VERSE 3:
Fashola is a close friend
dem show my video for CNN
o boy see as i dey pop rose
im a friend of aliko dangote

i no dye wear one shoe twice
when i dye shop i no dye ask for price
i only basmati rice
barack obama dey call me for advice

U see the lord sent me to you
it is well just sow a seed or two
the more you sow the more you reap
do more my guy dont be cheap

im a youth too i share your plight
thats why i’m here to fight for your right
vote for me and i will give you light
after we win everything will be alright

CHORUS:
we dey wash
everybody’s always tryna be posh
pretending like say we dey floss
but if u really check am na wash we dey wash

we dey lie
to look better than the next we try
and everybody is a balling guy
but if u really check am na wash we dey wash

New eLDee single – “Today-today”

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Today-Today – (Written by eLDee)
Produced by Sarz
Co-produced by TeeYMix & eLDee
© 2011 Trybe Records

INTRO:
(Cheering noises)
eLD-e-e-e-e-e-e-e
beat by sarz…

CHORUS:
today today
you’ve become my wifee
today today
O ma ba mi lole
today today
We are one forever
today today today today

VERSE 1:
This time yesterday
you were still at home with mummy and daddy
This time yesterday
I was just a just a boyfriend number one paddy
but today, mo ti fun e loruka kole ma se temi
today, I don pay the price kin le gbe e lole mi
just so you know
i promise to love only you titi lai lai
just so you know
other girls in my life im telling them bye-bye
Uncle, daddy and mommy,
brother, sister and aunty
what God has joined, no man can put asunder eyyyy..

CHORUS:
today today
you’ve become my wifee
today today
O ma ba mi lole
today today
We are one forever
today today today today

VERSE 2:
This time yesterday
I been still dey my bachelors party
This time yesterday
You were just my girlfriend number one sisi
but today, mo ti fun e loruka kole ma se temi
today, I don pay the price kin le gbe e lole mi
just so you know
i promise to love only you titi lai lai
just so you know
other girls in my life im telling them bye-bye
Uncle, daddy and mommy,
brother, sister and aunty
what God has joined, no man can put asunder eyyyy

CHORUS:
today today
you’ve become my wifee
today today
O ma ba mi lole
today today
We are one forever
today today today today

VERSE 3:
Oya baby nisho o
oya nisho o o o
baby nisho o
oya nisho o o o o
starting today, we go dey ji dadi together
starting today, we go dey yotomi together
we go born pikin (amen)
we go buy motor o (amen)
we go buy land (amen)
we go kole mole everywhere
we go hold money (amen)
we go go yankee (amen)
we go chop life (amen)
and we shall do everything together

CHORUS:
today today
you’ve become my wifee
today today
O ma ba mi lole
today today
We are one forever
today today today today

OUTRO:
hahaha yeah..
now i wanna see all the bridesmaids on the left and all the groomsmen on the right
are you ready? let’s go!…

New eLDee single “Higher”

Trybe Records is proud to present “Higher”, the first single off the long awaited eLDee album “Is it your money Vol.2”. Higher features the two new signees to eLDee’s Trybe Records, Sojay and K9.

Sojay and K9 were discovered through a contest Trybe Records held earlier in the year called Top Talent. Top Talent is an annual contest that showcases the best of unsigned Nigerian talent and Sojay was voted winner of the first edition, followed very closely by k9.

The new eLDee album “Is it your money Vol.2” promises to be his best work yet. It is scheduled for release in september of 2011.

Click to DOWNLOAD “Higher”.

Lyrics:

“HIGHER”

Written by eLDee, K9, and Sojay

Produced by Sarz

Arranged by eLDee

©2011 Trybe Records

Running time: 4mins

STARTS..

INTRO

Sojay, k9, eLDee-e-e-e-e-e-e

Its Trybe Records baby

HOOK

Na me high pass all the people wey dey shayo today (shayo today)

I don kpef omo, I see you in a kolobi way (a kolobi way)

i wanna get to know you, lets get outta sight

private after-party, just you and me tonight

i dont mean to rush it, im trying to get it right

and get higher higher with you

VERSE 1-eLDee

baby wa gbo no

kin fi e le ma so mo

I see you dey whine whine all around

emi de fe shomo

However you want it I can relate

just to see that thing vibrate

kilode ton contemplate

sunmobi ka jo lo laulaulate ooo

CHORUS

this your booty make me wan dey kolo o (Olohun!)

thats why them other ladies dey jisoro o (Olohun!)

let me be your maga mo fe sanwo o (Olohun!)

ma sanwo o, wallahi ma sanwo o (Olohun!)

to the left, to the left, to the right, to the right,

up top, up top, now baby get low

to the left, to the left, to the right, to the right,

up top, up top, now baby get low with me

VERSE 2- K9

Cant wait another day

you and me we get talk today

cos you dey high me like alomo in my system

hey baby gbo temi, Iwo nikan ni shorty mi

see mommy mi o sinile

so je ka jo lo wo motor me ey

CHORUS

this your booty make me wan dey kolo o (Olohun!)

thats why them other ladies dey jisoro o (Olohun!)

let me be your maga mo fe sanwo o (Olohun!)

ma sanwo o, wallahi ma sanwo o (Olohun!)

to the left, to the left, to the right, to the right,

up top, up top, now baby get low

to the left, to the left, to the right, to the right,

up top, up top, now baby get low with me

VERSE 3-Sojay

Omo I gbadun

the way you dey make me wan do

from up above i see you

heaven knows i feel you

nne, I wan razzle,

anything you wan do

forget them girls i choose you

I choose you girl ey…

CHORUS

this your booty make me wan dey kolo o (Olohun!)

thats why them other ladies dey jisoro o (Olohun!)

let me be your maga mo fe sanwo o (Olohun!)

ma sanwo o, wallahi ma sanwo o (Olohun!)

to the left, to the left, to the right, to the right,

up top, up top, now baby get low

to the left, to the left, to the right, to the right,

up top, up top, now baby get low with me

HOOK

Na me high pass all the people wey dey shayo today (shayo today)

I don kpef omo, I see you in a kolobi way (a kolobi way)

i wanna get to know you, lets get outta sight

private after-party, just you and me tonight

i dont mean to rush it, im trying to get it right

and get higher higher with you…yeepa(scream)

END-CHORUS

to the left, to the left, to the right, to the right,

up top, up top, now baby get low

to the left, to the left, to the right, to the right,

up top, up top, now baby get low with me

OUTRO

im coming to get ya

wherever you wanna go im coming with ya

(skat melody)

Im coming to get ya

wherever you wanna go im coming with ya, i-i-i-im coming with ya

hee-hee (MJ scream..lol)

Its trybe records baby…

…END