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Yayra Tay
Brooklyn Center, MN
Interests: life!! it encompasses a lot!!!
Recent Activity
Going back to Ghana after so long was eye-opening and somewhat difficult. A lot had changed since I was there last, it was pretty confusing. I had this image about my homeland: the weather, people, parties, jobs and even roads. Little did I know that change had to factor in... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2011 at Ecstoxica
I have been having a series of friendly arguments and discussions with a number of people about music. High Life, Hip Hop, Hip Life, Afro Pop, Afro Beats, Rap, etc. It is interesting how people assume to be experts on a topic just because they are constantly around it. Listening... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2011 at Ecstoxica
Yayra Tay is now following Realty Tours Northwest
Mar 5, 2011
Yayra Tay is now following Joequash
Mar 5, 2011
Kpokpo O Body - Dee Moneey Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2011 at Ecstoxica
A friend alerted me about the similarity of the two songs "Nobody" (Nigeria) and "Somebody" (Ghana) quite recently. "Nobody" is a song by M.I. featuring 2Face Idibia and "Somebody" is by D-Black featuring Kwabena Kwabena. The underlying theme of both songs is pretty much the same. After some research, I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2011 at Ecstoxica
Alliance Française was the venue for a large gathering of all sorts of people on Saturday, December 18th 2010. The event being held on the grounds was "ACCRA [DOT] ALT", a celebration of alternative arts [in Ghana, I presume]. There were the alternative arts enthusiasts, the curious n semi-curious, hawkers,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2011 at Ecstoxica
In thinking about writing my video critique on the "Wengeze" video, I was keenly aware of the fact that I would be in the hot seat. See, a few months ago, I critiqued Eazzy's mode at the U.K.N.R. album launch and Ghana got upset with me. I am not fazed... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2010 at Ecstoxica
At the end of a meeting with a couple of young fellows, I was "advised" to watch the official first video from the camp of R2Bees. I hesitated initially because I had heard varying opinions about the video of the hit song "Kiss Your Hand". Finally I agreed to watch... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2010 at Ecstoxica
D-Black and Kwabena Kwabena did an awesome job on this video.... and song. It is inspiring yet not overwhelming, sad yet a beautiful thing. Bask in it. Love it. Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2010 at Ecstoxica
Not Afraid, a refix of Eminem's original. From the camp of Qweci. Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2010 at Ecstoxica
This is a video from Bradez.. it is a freestyle of "Life" originally by Sarkodie. Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2010 at Ecstoxica
We have all heard about Irene Logan. We all know who she is, no need to bore anyone with all that. You know, Liberian born turned Ghanaian, lyrically blessed, winner of first edition of the Charterhouse show: "Stars of The Future", blah blah blah..... You now know who I am... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2010 at Ecstoxica
Suddenly, over the past few days, I have been receiving phone calls from friends telling me to take a look at Ramon Film Productions' trailer on YouTube. Initially, I thought it was a new movie slated to be released sometime in the future so I was bidding my time and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2010 at Ecstoxica
Inception is easily the best big budget film of the year so far and probably one of the most beautiful, well written, and fully realized high dollar films of the last five years. Inception is the story of Dom Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio), a thief of the mind called an extractor... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2010 at Ecstoxica
"SALT" is one of those rare action movies that has non-stop hard-hitting action for ninety minutes straight and is all done with a brain. It was originally written for a male lead star, which Tom Cruise was the primary candidate for, but after he turned it down because it was... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2010 at Ecstoxica
Yayra Tay is now following Missymercy22
Jul 25, 2010
I am proud of my heritage. I mean who wouldn't? I don't think I have met anyone who genuinely hated their country. Having the 2010 FIFA WORLD CUP in Africa is of huge importance to every country on the continent and not just South Africa, the host nation. This is... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2010 at Ecstoxica
Only in a generation like today's, can we go from coining words like "originality" to "remix" all the way to "refix" and "remake". Who even thought up the word "refix"..... like seriously?! I am up at a time I should be asleep, hoping to find sleep and trying to let... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2010 at Ecstoxica
I sit listening to Lil Wayne's Rebirth album and I cannot seem to shake the feeling of awe I get everytime I start to play the songs. His debut "Rock album" was a failure to some but to me it emphasises how apt his tattoo (and name) "Tune" describes him.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2010 at Ecstoxica
When I first stumbled upon this picture of Mutombo Da Poet on facebook, my initial reaction was to pause and stare at his face and the emotions etched into it. I just wanted to close my eyes for a moment and try to imagine what exactly was going through his... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2010 at Ecstoxica
Yayra Tay is now following IWP
Jun 13, 2010