A few hours ago iconic hip-hop artist, Big Daddy Kane, shared his latest contribution to the genre; a record titled “Enough” done with both Chuck D and Loren Oden.
The timely track is all about tackling racial injustice and inequality. Proceeds generated from the record will go towards Until Freedom, a group of organizers, lawyers, artists and survivors of injustice.
Canadian hip-hop artist Uzman has re-mastered “Night Life,” a club track he did with reggae singer Jah Mason some time ago.
When the song and video were first released, the original mix of “Night Life” received heavy radio rotation on some of the biggest stations in the Caribbean, North America and parts of Europe. Additionally, it entered the top ten position on several charts and even sat at number one (1) on the NYC reggae chart (Funk Master Flex’s Franchise Record Pool).
While we were all on lock-down – due to the corona virus pandemic – Uzman thought that it would be prudent to have the song re-mastered and ready for when countries all over the world remove their curfews and restrictions and we can all go back to enjoying the night life.
Uzman have spent the last couple of years managing and investing in other artists (mostly based in Jamaica); he has decided to now switch the attention back to his career. As he makes some adjustments, he is reaffirming his commitment to always fuse his party-style rap music with Jamaica’s roots reggae in an effort to show his love for both genres.
In addition to collaborating with Jah Mason, Uzman has also worked with Junior Reid and he’s acquired production from Frenz 4 Real, Walkway 31 and Decibell Music Studios, all based in Jamaica.
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD “NIGHT LIFE” MP3 and HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO
Let’s Get Free is the debut studio album by hip-hop duo Dead Prez. It was released on February 8th, 2000 on Loud Records. This Friday, June 26th, M-1 (one half of Dead Prez) will be hosting the 20 year celebration of the record in light of the global reckoning on race relations.
This event will stream live on YouTube (uhurutv) and Facebook (omali.yeshitela) starting at 8:00 PM EST. M-1 will be joined by D’Angelo, Sean C, Timmhotep and Omali Yeshitela.
Later today at 4:00 PM EST, Lauryn Hill will do a set for ‘Small Business Live,’ a musical experience with an objective to raise money for at risk small businesses affected by COVID-19, especially those run by women and people of color.
Other artists that have been confirmed includes: 2 Chainz, T-Pain, Leon Bridges, Brittany Howard, Allen Stone, and that is just to name a few. For links to watch visit smallbiz dot live.
On Friday, June 19th, a day that is very important in the lives of African Americans, Charlamagne will host ‘Lift Every Voice,’ an event centered around “Juneteenth.”
Charlamagne will be joined by: Common, Jonathan McReynolds, T.I., Mick Jenkins, Trae Tha Truth, Vic Mensa, Mereba, Leon Bridges, Gia Peppers and that is just to name a few. ‘Lift Every Voice’ is scheduled to begin at 8 PM ET | 5 PM PT. Click here for additional information.
The 13th annual Roots Picnic will be held online on Saturday, June 27th from 6:00 PM EST (3:00 PM PST).
There will be performances by H.E.R., Lil Baby, D-Nice, Earthgang, Polo G, SZA, Roddy Ricch, G Herbo, Snoh Aalegra, Kirk Franklin and Musiq Soulchild. Additionally, several celebrities will make an appearance, namely: Michelle Obama, Tracee Ellis Ross, Kerry Washington, Tom Hanks and many more.
Persons are being asked to RSVP at weall dot vote/rootspicnic, while the event will stream in real-time via yt dot be/music/therootspicnic.
Last week hip-hop MC Sa-Roc did a set for the Tiny Desk Home Concert series. For those not familiar with Sa-Roc she is a DC born, Atlanta based lyricist that’s been creating waves in the industry for the past ten years.
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