'Land of the Sandpeople' Music Video; Produced by Nye, Featuring Guante

As promised…a little something to celebrate the coming of the new Star Wars.

Just in time for Episode 7, SEE MORE PERSPECTIVE presents “Land of the Sandpeople”

While there’s no shortage of reference-dropping sci-fi-oriented rap out there, few MCs have been able to bridge an authentic love for geek culture with an authentic love for hip hop like SEE MORE PERSPECTIVE does on “Land of the Sandpeople.” Produced by Nye and featuring a guest verse from fellow hip hop vet Guante, the track samples the iconic music associated with the Tusken Raiders, creating a bone-snappingly percussive backdrop for See More and Guante to trade punchlines that would be venomous with or without the Star Wars references.

HUGE shout out to my brother Daniel Rangel aka, "Nye" for producing the music and the video!

Introducing 'Juan Cholo and The New Millennium'

Photo Credit: Ganzobean aka Ganzogram.

Having just arrived through a vibrational lens in an undiscovered Mayan temple, Juan Cholo and The New Millennium offer a blinding array of multiversal boom bap. They bring light for the ears, sound for the touch, and flavor for the spirit. This lyrical death blossom of funk-driven, electro-fused, and battle tested hip hop is here to jump start the infinite potential of your heartbeat. With an established  core of artists who've worked with the likes of Rhymesayers, Guante, Dessa, and their brothers from another universe; Moors Blackmon, these cats bring the best out of each other to create the crystal for the lightsaber of your sound system. Featuring Kahlil Brewington on drums, Ganzobean on sampling/synth duties, and SEE MORE PERSPECTIVE on vocals, this powerhouse trio builds a laser-sharp-something larger than the sum of its parts to take your listening experience to light speed. Hold on to something. 

I put the band together (thanks to encouragement from Kevin Haebeom Vollmers), and even I didn't know what to expect, or how this group would click. All I can say is...YO. Come see us.

Catch our first performance December 19th at The Cedar for Rock4Love Battle of the Bands.

#YESYESYES SEX TAPE Two Night Album Extravganza Recap in Photos

"A TWO NIGHT celebration of healthy sexuality and SEE MORE PERSPECTIVE’s latest album! Featuring song, dance, rap, poetry, visual art, live art, and at least sixteen kinds of sexiness. Come get down as artists explore the great get down through varied and responsible expressions of healthy sexuality, consent, feminism, and more. Curated by SEE MORE PERSPECTIVE"

This two night event was smoother, better, and full of more love and energy than I could have even hoped for. Everyone brought their A-game, and both nights were so full of passion and talent, that it was amazing how fast it all went by. How could that much dope art be so succinct?? We performed to beautiful and generous crowds both nights in packed houses. I even got a standing ovation! I was obviously doing all new material and I was so heartened when I was encouraged to rock the pieces I was holding back on, and felt the love when I missed a beat on one I was still grappling with. All in all, it felt great and I couldn't have asked for a more fitting experience to usher in the new album. If you haven't, please check it out at the SEE-Site

I can not possibly offer enough thanks to the artists who made such a double event possible. Huge shouts to:

Chava Gabrielle 

Kenny Ngo

Moors Blackmon

Trung Lê Nguyễn 

Lisa MonaLisa Berman

Alicia Steele



QueenDrea Voice-Loopsneffects



Love Nocturnal



And of course so much Love to Mike Curran, Brave Crow, Sara Jo Lehrer, and Scott Artley at Patrick's Cabaret for helping things run so smoothley, and for always looking out for the crew and I.

Last but not least, a million thanks to Nicholas Shafer for snappin' pics Friday night! Check them out below. Much Love.

'SEX TAPE': The Sex-Positive Hip Hop Album You Didn't Know You Were Waiting For


It's finally here! After teasing out the smallest bit of information about my latest "Top Secret Project" the last few months (and several years in the making), it is finally available for your aural pleasure!

I’m so thrilled to be revealing the brand new 'SEX TAPE', RIGHT NOW! I seriously can’t tell you how proud I am of this album; The beats, the guests, it’s just too much. I COULD HARDLY STAND KEEPING IT A SECRET FOR SO LONG. If you’ve ever loved me, if you’ve ever cared; or even if you’ve ever hated me, and never cared, give it a listen. If you like it, buy it. If you love it, share the link, and buy it for your loved ones. If you hate it, buy it for your enemies, and send the link to people you have zero respect or tolerance for. Either way, it’s definitely some of my best work yet, and I believe it deserves a shot at your ears, your mind, your spirit, and your imagination. Truly.

Read more about the new album, and stream/download/share from here.

Addressing unchecked ignorance about the founding and history of the United States in a comment on Facebook

I just saw someone post the following: 

"Isn't looting not really protest? ...anyone lucky enough to have made it to the United States should feel blessed, that's all I have to say."

Anyone out there agree with that? It was hard for me to grasp that this is a point of view a lot of people relate with...and that's a huge part of the problem.

I thought I'd post my response in case others  might benefit from it. If you are someone who thinks this way, please dig deep. I'm not being condescending, either, our future depends on you. Dig deep, reflect on where this idea comes from, and learn. Really, where do you get these ideas? Did you come to this conclusion by looking at all the facts? By having discussions and figuring out what felt right and what seemed wrong? As people just trying to make it in this world, we simply don't know everything. We can't. It's ok that we don't. But it's important that we listen to those who know about things where our own knowledge lacks. It's vital that we LEARN.

Enslaved people shipped as cargo to the United States were not "lucky" just to be here. Their descendants, who are murdered in the streets, in public, on camera, *by the very people that have sworn to serve and protect*, #every28hours, are not "blessed" just to be here.  

The little bit of property damage is beside the point. there are literally thousands upon thousands of peaceful protestors out there right now! These peaceful protestors are actually being abused and provoked by police, with almost zero media coverage. 

We have come to the point where people of color are being murdered in the streets almost every day by police without any justice, not even close. It is essentially legal for police officers to murder unarmed people of color in the United States. That's what we're dealing with. That's what we've been dealing with since the birth of the United States. 

Without deflecting, without jumping to a "but..." How does this information make you feel? How do you think it would make you feel to have some understanding of this since birth? To have a cultural understanding of an imminent threat by a deadly force that is supposed to protect society, for generations, since our country was founded? Now tell me about a broken window at a CVS...

"Q. How would you define somebody who smashes in the window of a television store and takes what he wants?

BALDWIN: Before I get to that, how would you define somebody who puts a cat where he is and takes all the money out of the ghetto where he makes it? Who is looting whom? Grabbing off the TV set? He doesn't really want the TV set. He's saying screw you. It's just judgment, by the way, on the value of the TV set. He doesn't want it. He wants to let you know he's there. The question I'm trying to raise is a very serious question. The mass media-television and all the major news agencies-endlessly use that word "looter". On television you always see black hands reaching in, you know. And so the American public concludes that these savages are trying to steal everything from us, And no one has seriously tried to get where the trouble is. After all, you're accusing a captive population who has been robbed of everything of looting. I think it's obscene."

A Seed Doesn't Know It's a Seed

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Katia and I wrote a beautiful track. End of story.

Just before that, we met at her apartment and brainstormed what we might want to write about, talked about what we had been feeling and thinking, etc...and a week later we had this. we tried once recording and it didn't work out, so this is the second effort and I personally think it's damn near perfect.
A seed doesn't know it's a seed
it doesn't conceive the possibility of trees
when a heart rips open and it bleeds
there's nothing but confusion, the pain, and the heaves (x2)

the soil spills in and reality shifts
and just in that moment thinkin' that'll be it
this is the end, that inevitable death
and of course it is, when you're settlin' for less

but for the portion who believe in the stretch
from here to there, they can see how it connects
to somethin' greater than th emoment full of stress
beyond horizon and the steps to the next

A seed doesn't know it's a seed
it doesn't conceive the possibility of trees
when a heart rips open and it bleeds
there's nothing but confusion, the pain, and the heaves (x2)

when you're there, how will you know?
if you can never make it then there's no where to go
when you're unredeemed in the dirt alone
and the discontentment's the grit in between your bones

if you make it then you made it and it's already done
against the pressure of the earth to the light of the sun
reach to the light
for the light of the sun

but we don't really know that we're seeds
we don't perceive the possibilities, indeed
when a heart rips open and it bleeds
it must be the end, the fateful moment when we leave (x2)

the horizon is always the horizon
unachievable, that's why we keep aspirin'
once we're "there", there's a new "there" ahead
and here we are, it kind of messes with your head

the perpetual here is the desire and the doubt
the passion and the movement that keeps us reaching out
stagnation breeds disease when you ain't namin' it
and stayin' here without a goal can be dangerous...

(hook and bridge repeat)


released 24 January 2015
Written and Performed by Katia Cardenas and SEE MORE PERSPECTIVE
Bass line by Katia Cardenas
Produced and Engineered by SEE MORE PERSPECTIVE