Under The Influence: Beastie Boys, Food For Folks & Collective Conscience feat.Chek M8


Do you know what time it is? It’s time we looked at Thyme a little differently. It’s time we connected the Beastie Boys smash hit with an upcoming food security social in Winnipeg’s North End with a 15 year old MC’s rap crew in Edmonton, Alberta. This is Under The Influence.

Beastie Boys – Time to Get Ill (1986)

It is very appropriate to discuss this particular song because Under the Influence explores how things are influenced by one another, and this song samples from over 10 different songs! This was as close to the title track as you can get on the 1986 Beastie Boys Album ‘License to Ill’ which went on to become the first rap rock album ever to top the Billboard 200. The song samples Down on the Corner by CCR, Funky Stuff by Kool & the Gang and Boogie on Reggae Woman by Stevie Wonder (among over 8 others songs – AC/DC, Barry White & Led Zepplin & more). This is also the same album that produced the smash single you gotta fight for your right to party!

Food For Folks – Thyme to Get Dill (2013)


Meanwhile, in the North End of Winnipeg a group of Food Security Geurilla Gardeners have been listening to this song and also feel like it is indeed time to get ill…or rather Thyme to Get Dill. This event, being held on June 8, 2013 at 8pm (49 Euclid) will feature live music, info booths, drummers, art and vendors. Check out the FB here or the description of the event (so far) below:

Come help celebrate the kickoff to the farmers’ market season here in beautiful Point Douglas. Your social event for food security, gardening, live music and dancing. Connecting local foodies, and farm folks with the budding music scene in Winnipeg, and bringing a positive spirit to the North End of Winnipeg. There will be information distributed about the gardening and food production projects growing the North End and how you can get involved, Eat Street will launch the zine “Eat Good, Eat Cheap”, and seedling will be for sale we have all kinds of young pepper and tomato plants. – Facebook event

Collective Conscience – Lyrical Kombatants

This is a group of MCs in Edmonton Alberta, and although they do not have anything really to do with Food For Folks, or with Beastie Boys…I like this song. There is a connection though, because in the hook of the song they ask the question of themselves ‘why so ill?’ So check it out and lemme know … why so ill?


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