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Freddie Gibbs




Born June 14, 1982 (age 36)
Gary, Indiana, U.S.

We are now announcing only the second time we have named a living person for our “Time Machine Poet of the Week” tribute.  Hailing from the streets of Gary, Indiana; Freddie Gibbs has created his own stylized flow, equipped with story-telling that exhibits the essence of legends such as Tupac and Scarface.  I was introduced to Gibbs in 2014; I first heard his collaboration with Joey Bada$$ “Carry On” and then listened to the masterpiece and possibly his best album “Piñataproduced by Madlib.

Songs like “White Range” and “BFK” bring forth a manifestation of Tony Montana and the Vice City aura that’s rare to capture in 2018.  He is easily in the top 5 rappers alive and that’s if he’s not already the best hip-hop artist producing music at-the-moment.  With the release of 2018’s self-titled album “Freddie” and his on-going popularity – his demand is climbing.  Freddie Gibbs is our TIME MACHINE POET OF THE WEEK.

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Born Albert Johnson
November 2, 1974[1]
Hempstead, Long Island, New York City, New York, U.S.
Died June 20, 2017 (aged 42)
Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.

Prodigy was one part of the rap duo Mobb Deep and an actor/author who achieved mainstream status across multiple platforms for his forthcoming persona with topics related to the Illuminati, Witchcraft, Reincarnation and much more.  In his song “Illuminati” off the album “H.N.I.C. Pt. 2” Prodigy raps about different scenarios and film plots that resembles the Illuminati; he is credited with bringing the Illuminati to the forefront of Hip-Hop in the 90’s along with Tupac Shakur.  Mobb Deep’s song “Real Power is People”, LL Cool J’s “I Shot Ya Remix” all mention signs of the Illuminati. 

Near the end of his life, Prodigy was working on a Broadway musical with entertainment journalist Kathy Iandoli about the Illuminati; his death from sick cell has raised conspiracies that he might’ve been murdered to silence his movement.  For his work within classic Hip Hop, Prodigy is our TIME MACHINE POET OF THE WEEK

The Illuminati want my mind soul and body” – Prodigy

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Junya Ca$$inova (Featured Artist)

Junya Ca$$inova is an upcoming talent with the momentum of Austin, Texas behind him and a philosophy that stands out in a genre of music where it can either make you or break you.  Given life into this world on November 26, 1991; Junya Ca$$inova was born Joseph O’Cuilliean in the city of Augusta, Georgia and attended high school in a small town nearby named Thomson; known for its football tradition and NFL legend Ray Guy. 

Junya Ca$$inova (middle)


Throughout the years and frequent collaborations with friends and local talents – he gained a sense of loyalty to music, established a mentality of a WOLFHOUND and a truly believes in the statement: “Quit Dreaming.”  Project Astral caught-up with Junya Ca$$inova on 5/28/2017 after one of his performances and have an EXCLUSIVE interview with the one-and-only!

Project Astral: Where did the name Junya Ca$$inova originate from?  You hail out of Austin, TX, but where are your roots at?

Junya Ca$$inova: Junya Ca$$inova is actually an acronym for “Just Us Niggas Yearning After Crazy Ass $$ IN Our Vision Always.”  I was born in Augusta Georgia and raised in a small country town in Georgia named Dearing.  I graduated and went to full sail college in Florida; then I moved to Colorado for a while and I visited Austin, Texas shortly after to see my sister.  I’ve been here in Austin for the last three years.

Project Astral: What’s your biggest motivation in terms of the creativity you exhibit through your music?

Junya Ca$$inova: Pain, I use it as a stimulus for growth. I do something to make myself comfortable whenever I’m in pain.  So I’m always in these cycles of joy/hurt but they are what’s needed to grow into what I desire.  The people I surround myself don give up.  I don’t give up

Project Astral: Dirty .38 is your newest music video.  Describe your experience shooting it.

Junya Ca$$inova: Directed by Niko Zorich; originally we filmed it at a party in West Lake Hills, Austin.  This is some crazy shit but the footage got lost on a hard drive and we had to reshoot it.  Challenges and mistakes happen, you learn from that.

Project Astral: What spiritual aspects of life are you intrigued with?

Junya Ca$$inova: I am aligned with the teachings of the book (Seth Speaks: The eternal validity of the soul).

Project Astral: Explain your philosophy behind Quit Dreaming?

Junya Ca$$inova: It’s simple.  Quit Dreaming, Start Living.  Or Quit Dreaming, Make It Real.  The movement is a way of living.  Anything you inspire or dream and achieve, you quit dreaming.  You stop inspiring for a moment and make it happen.  Two parts of everything, the creation and then the appreciation.  It’s like if you sit there and say you come up with the best record there is, but you never try to make it, then what good is it?

Project Astral: What’s your next project and what will be the influence behind it?

Junya Ca$$inova: The next album is “Irish Wolfhound.”  The reasoning behind the name is my Irish heritage and the embodiment of the WolfHound.  WolfHounds are brave and believe and die for their dreams.  The title of the album is a tribute to my more intellectual side.  More pop culture influenced music in terms of sounds.

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Phife Dawg



Born November 20, 1970
St. Albans, Queens, New York, U.S.
Died March 22, 2016 (aged 45)
Contra Costa County, California, U.S.

Phife Dawg (Malik Taylor) was an American hip-hop pioneer that co-established the world-acclaimed rap group “A Tribe Called Quest” along with musician Q-Tip, Jarobi White, and Ali Shaheed Muhammad.  His lyrical abilities on albums such as 1991’s “The Low-End Theory” and 1996’s “Beats, Rhymes, and Life,” established him as one of Hip-Hop’s most successful artists in the 90’s.  Standing at only 5’3 tall, his harden demeanor on tracks present a stature that can’t be reached. 

The five-foot assassin with the roughneck business
I float like gravity, never had a cavity
Got more rhymes than the Winans got family
No need to sweat Arsenio to gain some type of fame
No shame in my game cause I’ll always be the same

The unique sound and structure of A Tribe Called Quest allowed Phife Dawg to release two solo albums (one of these posthumously).  Much more of his life is chronicled in the documentary “Beats, Rhymes & Life,” named after their 1996 album.  Phife Dawg is our TIME MACHINE POET OF THE WEEK.


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