Sunday, December 2, 2012

The Groove is Real!

MACON, GA -- Allah’s Apprentice, one of Macon’s artistic ambassadors, shook the ground Monday, November 26th before a near capacity crowd of 200 plus at Groove Speak, a new monthly event featuring the best in spoken word, neo-soul, and hip-hop presented by the B.L.A.C.K. Poets at the 567 Center for Renewal in downtown Macon.

Cultural Leader, Poet, and Bloomfield Middle School Teacher, Mike Scott, hosted the event which drew a diverse audience of varying ages and cultures to this month’s event. The Groove Speak crowd was electrified with excitement and appreciation for a variety of high school, college, and traveling professional performers that took the stage featuring cutting edge spoken word, live music, and more. He gave Allah's Apprentice, this month’s feature artist, the high compliment of being the events "First Georgia Artist." "It's not like we didn't have plenty of other Georgia artists to choose from," Scott noted, "but we wanted a particular quality of artist to take this set to another level, and that artist is Allah's Apprentice."

During his feature performance, Allah's Apprentice took listeners on a musical joyride of excerpts from his sophomore release, “The Priceless Giveaway”, accompanied by the amazing Groove Speak house band. Songs performed including crowd favorites "Put it On Repeat", "Queen", and “Successful”. Going from lyricist to musician at a moment’s notice, Allah's Apprentice is the epitome of a complete performer. Often interacting with the crowd, Muhammad connected everyone in the room through a common love of good music and ended with an original song entitled, "What That Be Like" encouraging substance in music, peace, and interfaith love and respect.

Allah’s Apprentice, better known as Vinson Muhammad in his hometown of Macon, is no stranger to community or music. A recent graduate of Morehouse College, Muhammad is an active member of the community working with Torchlight Academy, Inc. to host and support local community events encouraging positive choices for youth such as the Real Talk Hip Hop Summit. As an artist he has released two independent albums, and has performed all over the world as a hip hop artist and jazz musician on three continents including North America, Europe, and Africa.

November marked Groove Speak’s fourth month of successful events and will resume with a highly anticipated fifth event on January 28th featuring internationally acclaimed poetess Queen Sheba. Continuing to build on the community work of artists like Yolanda“Y-O” Latimore's Poetic Peace and other positive artistic innovators over the years in Macon, it is another rich, unique, and positive event adding to the vibrancy of downtown Macon. In addition to the monthly Groove Speak, Mike Scott and The B.L.A.C.K. Poets also host poetry and creative writing workshops called the Teen B.L.A.C.K. Initiative for youth ages 13-18 each Saturday at 10 a.m. at the 567 Center for Renewal, dedicated to cultural progress in the city, located at 533 Cherry Street.


Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Tuesday, August 28, 2012


No, this is not New York. No, you aren't in Chicago. This is Macon,GA. This is GROOVE SPEAK.
If you're looking for good music, good people, and good vibes, you're looking for GROOVE SPEAK.
This is a monthly event featuring the best in Spoken Word, Neo-Soul, and Hip Hop. 
To get an idea of what happens here, check out Allah's Apprentice- Successful (LIVE @ Groove Speak) @ The 567 Center for Renewal in Macon,GA.
FOLLOW @Allahsapprentic (no "e")
And SUPPORT the GROOVE when it returns SEPT 24TH. Thanks in Advance!
For more info check out:


Yeah Drake, Man I feel ya
Your Dreams of success soundin' real familiar
But I don't need the money or the h-o's
I just need the Most High like I smoke the most
But I don't smoke blunts, it's metaphorical
Plus a high my way is more euphorical
And if these words ain't inside of your vocabulary
Don't trip, just listen wit' a dictionary
So many souls just want to be famous
Concerned with the sameness, certified fakeness
Well known is not synonymous with greatness
It's a side affect like applause and checks
You got the order mixed up like a bad waiter
Seek the kingdom first, the things comin' later
The only question is if you have the patience
Yeah the song's new, but the concept is ancient

Props to the organist, got me reflectin'
Like the mirror on the wall takin' questions
Just a minute, take a number Ms. Snow
I'm busy, it's some things that the hood wanna know
Next, what's the word good sir please speak
He said "May I please have a seat. I feel weak"
Certainly, the source of his fatigue it intrigued me
His knees buckled, on the ground, he let his mind free
Tears flowed as his words escaped a mental prison
I watched him huddled on the floor and just listened
"Why they keep sayin' that we overcame?
"Maybe ya'll did, but round here it's still the same.
"Yeah the rich folk ballin' like Tim, Duncan on the rim
"But we ain't in the gym"
I told him brother, it ain't all about the dollar signs
Real success is manufactured in your own mind

See this is for the brother wit the black
Tucked real snug in his ear or a cap
Skully or a fitted with his city's team printed
Let this be the substance that gets your mind lifted
Up and away from the struggle and the pain
That occupies your brain and makes a calm face strain
He just want success, an A on his test
Some dollars for his family and some love like Quest-
Love drums, he can feel that make writin' easy
To let the troubles go in a flow if need be
Me, I just want my people to see
Their infinity, God in their family tree
Pause for a period to focus on the Source
A constant communication keeps me on course
The captain of my fate, the master of my soul
That's me but only if Allah is in control

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Allah's Apprentice Goes to Egypt

In the middle of the summer, I got a blessing in the form of a phone call. One of my Morehouse brothers called to let me know they were looking for a trumpet player for a gig in Egypt and to offer me the job. I was blessed to be in a position to accept the opportunity which was an unforgettable experience.
This video is a story told through lyrics and the first piece of art I produced while in Egypt. It captures my initial impression of an experience that was unbelievably exciting, mysterious, and incredibly inspirational. Although there will be more to come from my journey this piece serves as an introduction to my experience in Egypt. Enjoy.
Video Credits
Directed by: Vinson Muhammad
Edited by: Vinson Muhammad

Shot by: Derrick Prioleau and Vinson Muhammad
Music By: Wino Willy (Dj Mecc1) 

#Real x The "King"

Self proclaimed "King of Dance" runs into #TeamReal at local dance studio in Macon, GA and gets confronted about his fictional "skills". (Add for the 7th Annual Real Talk Hip Hop Summit in Macon, GA!/realtalksummit)

#TeamReal x Dondria Interview and Freestyle

It's not everyday you meet a successful artist as down to earth and supportive of others as So So Def Recording artist, Dondria. Check out an interview she did talking about her experience at the Real Talk Hip Hop Summit and the importance of education, being yourself, and keeping real people around you. Also, check out the *BONUS footage where Dondria freestyles live about a random topic showcasing the raw talent, artistry, and originality that has made her the success she is today. 

#Real x Bob

Alleged Retail Manager, Bob, gets called out by #TeamReal when he makes false claims about work. (Add for the 7th Annual Real Talk Hip Hop Summit in Macon, GA!/realtalksummit)

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Allah's Apprentice Releases First Music Video

Allah's Apprentice- Put It On Repeat
Prod. by Satisfied
Dir. by Satisfied and Allah's Apprentice


Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Allah's Apprentice Message to the AUC

Allah's Apprentice introduces the Bippitus Finger Wiggle (BFW) to illustrate the level of greatness to be expected when he features at Thursday Night Open Mic in the AUC JAN 26, 2012 at Morehouse College in the Kilgore Hall Cafe at 8-11pm. Powerful stuff.
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