The highly anticipated music video for “Stand With The Protesters Remix,” a thought provoking record that highlights the contentious relationship between African-Americans a and the police, is out now!
The song, which is performed by New York based dancehall and soca artist E.G., also features rappers Mr. AMG and J Shadda; as well as Jamaican reggae singer Ras Xtr3me. The absolutely stunning visuals were captured in both Brooklyn, New York and Jamaica, West Indies.
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A few days ago Atlanta singer/rapper 6lack delivered a six-track EP that is sure to satisfy his fans and supporters. The record, titled “6PC Hot,” is exactly what we have all come to expect from this talented artist, both in sound and style.
“6PC Hot,” which only has one collaboration – done with Lil Baby – is on the LVRN / Interscope Records label. Click here to check it out from your preferred music platform.
I don’t think I’ve ever sat through any of these Tiny Desk Concerts from start to finish, that is until NPR Music uploaded Th1rt3en‘s home presentation on January 18th. I literally just watched all 17 minutes and 29 seconds of Pharoahe Monch (on the mic), Daru Jones (on drums) and Marcus Machado (on guitar). Collectively all three men are known as Th1rt3en – a hardcore hip-hop trio that is just amazing!
If you are into authentic hip-hop, not the water-down bubble rap that’s popular now, but real MC, beats, relevant lyrics etc. then click here and treat yourself. I have to warn you though that this is not for the faint of heart. These men are explosive in their respective areas and the content is rated PG.
With all that is happening now in America I wanted to shed some light on this new record by an up-and-coming female hip-hop artist. The song is titled “American Dream” and it’s a collaboration by the aforementioned rapper Serita Campbell and Young Deuces.
The black music industry is in a very sad state. I say that because in my opinion most of the big ‘stars’ are singing, chanting and rapping about money, power and sex, while these young acts – that we so often ignore – are giving us substantitive music.
Click here or on the image about to check out the video for this record and be sure to learn more about this sister and support her work.
Talib Kweli Greene, the Brooklyn MC who is also one half of the duo Black Star, has announced that he will be releasing his first book this year (2021). The body of work is being called “Vibrate Higher,” with the subtitle “A Rap Story.”
No official release date or publisher were given.
By now I think everyone all over the world are aware of what took place in the U.S. capitol on January 6th. A mob of Donald Trump supporters tried to prevent the ratification of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as the next president and vice-president of the United Sates. With direction and guidance from the current president, Donald Trump, a horde of rioters and thugs stormed the U.S. Capitol, breaching security and occupying parts of the building for several hours. This resulted in the death of approximately five people.
Some outspoken artists have taken to their social media platforms to voice their opionion about the incident. Some are particularly concerned about how easy it was for a mob of white people to simply enter the capitol, when black lives matter protesters couldn’t even get on the steps.
Public Enemy‘s Chuck D shared a poster that reads: “We’re not asking you to shoot them like you shoot us. We’re asking you to NOT shoot us like you don’t shoot them.”
Talib Kweli, who is always forthright said: “There is no other way to say it. Yesterdays rally organized and presided over by @realdonaldtrump was an attempted coup, a violent act of terrorism. White supremacist terrorists attempted to violently bully the American government into making Trump a dictator. The Trump comparisons to Hitler are no longer hyperbole. This is exactly how that started. Nazis in Germany fly this same confederate flag in their yards because it’s illegal to fly the swastika in Germany. When Nazis and KKK marched in Charlottesville and murdered Heather Heyer during Trumps first year in office, he called them very fine people. They were waving this flag and they were marching to save confederate statues. These are those same people. This is the Handmaids Tale come to life. Nazis lost their war. Trump lost the election. The Confederacy lost their war. Racist losers showed up at the request of their furher Trump wearing loser Trump shirts, waving loser nazi flags and loser confederate flags. They were assisted by race soldier cops. They broke windows, they scaled walls, they broke into offices. These terrorists took selfies with cops inside of government buildings. One of them was shot and killed in the US Capitol. Three of them died in the melee. Trump has blood in his hands and should not be allowed to live one more second on property paid for by our taxes. I am no fan of police but if we are “a country of laws” like they keep saying on the news, then Trump needs to be impeached again and arrested immediately for leading a pro nazi pro KKK pro fascist rally from the Oval Office. That confederate flag being held up in the White House is the ultimate insult to black folks and if you claim to be a patriot, this image should disgust you. It was insulting to hear white people on the news say over and over again that we could not have predicted this. Black people told you this would happen. I told you this would happen many, many times over the last four years. Many of you told me I was overreacting because I was distracting you from your distraction. Do you believe us now? Shame on America. Shame.”
It is being brought to our attention that legendary hip-hop producer Dr. Dre has been rushed to a hospital in Los Angeles after suffering from a brain aneurysm. The 55-year-old beat-maker and rapper is undergoing a series of tests to determine the source of the brain bleed. He’s reportedly in stable condition.