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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Happy Birthday to the Late Great Malcolm X

Today Malcolm X would be 90 years old. Take a look at his life throughout the years.

“You don’t have a peaceful revolution. You don’t have a turn-the-cheek revolution. There’s no such thing as a nonviolent revolution.”
—Malcolm X

Malcolm X Civil Rights Activist, Minister (1925–1965)
Malcolm X, Adam Clayton Powell 1987

Malcolm X 1968


Sunday, April 26, 2015

VISUAL CAFFEINE-Episode47-Something For The Writers


Peace and bliss planet rockers!


The award winning Visual Caffeine is back! Off The Corner is proud present this monthly program that has become something of an instant classic. It presents the fascinating history of Hip-Hop culture, as well a peek inside the world of  present day underground Hip-Hop.
 
We decided this month to pay homage to the Hip Hop element of Writing (wrongly known by the name Graffiti) with some music to tear up your black books up to.
To all the scribes of Hip Hop Hieroglyphics we honor and respect you!! Dedicated to: IZ THE WIZ- KASE 2- DONDI- STAY HIGH 149 and all our fallen comrades in this movement.

Featuring:
1. Q-Tip-"Let's Ride"
2. Black Star-"Definition"
3. Nas- "Made You Look"
4. Company Flow- "End to End BURNERS"
5. Lootpack- "Whenimondamic"
6.Shabaam Sahdeeq- "Freaky Flow"
7. Gza- "Shadowboxin"
8. Meyhem Lauren- "Got the Fever"
9. Artifacts-"C'mon Wit Da Git Down"
10. Pack FM- "Click Clack & Spray"

Special shout out to: OUSTEM ONE UZN Holland- FRIXAN UZN Ukraine and Guerrilla Republik!

  VISUAL CAFFEINE-episode47-Something for the Writers from SEN ONE6 UZN on Vimeo.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Nas Stresses The Importance Of History Among Black Youth In America (Video)

Nas Stresses The Importance Of History Among Black Youth In America (Video)


Nas sits down with Time magazine and talks about the importance of encouraging the, “king and queen” black youth in America. As one of hip hop’s most influential icons, Nas uses his voice to suggest that not just blacks, but also white Americans know the history of racism and more. 

Monday, December 22, 2014

J COLE INTERVIEW ON POWER 105.1 - KNOWLEDGE REIGNS SUPERME OVER NEARLY EVERYONE

J COLE INTERVIEW ON POWER 105.1 - KNOWLEDGE REIGNS SUPERME OVER NEARLY EVERYONE

Listen and Learn.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Visual Caffeine Episode 43: Hip-Hop Our-Story Month


The already well established Visual Caffeine is back! Off The Corner is proud present this monthly program that has become something of an instant classic. It presents the fascinating history of Hip-Hop culture, as well a peek inside the world of present day underground Hip-Hop.

November is Hip Hop Our-Story month. We celebrate the birth of The Universal Zulu Nation and Hip Hop Culture. This year marks 40 years of the culture and 41 years of The Universal Zulu Nation.

Celebrate with pride!

Music:
1. Fat Boys-"Stick 'em"
2. BDP- "The Bridge Is Over"
3. Jungle Brothers- "Straight Out The Jungle"
4. Biz Markie- "Goin Off"
5. KRS ONE- "Step Into A World"
6. Audio Two- "Top Billin"
7. Lords of the Underground- "Chief Rocka"
8. James Brown- "Super Bad"
9. Afrika Bambaataa- "Planet Rock"

PEACE!!

  VISUAL CAFFEINE-episode43-HIP HOP OUR-STORY MONTH from SEN ONE6 UZN on Vimeo.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The NYPD and America's Police: To Protect and Serve...no one

#NWO - As President Obama ushers in the end of what he called America’s “long season of war,” the former tools of combat —M-16 rifles, grenade launchers, silencers, drones, and more —are ending up in local police depts. The United States has the most people incarcerated in the World, China has over a billion people yet we have the most people in prison, and the crime % around the country is low, so why are Police depts being turned in to Military stations? We are def getting ready for a Domestic war. Guess who will be the casualties….The effects of cops moving from handguns to assault rifles and being equipped with tanks, bazookas, and Kevlar has been twofold. First, civil liberties have absolutely been eroded, with police-brutality rates skyrocketing in last decade according to the Justice Department. Not only that, but, with the influx of military gear into local police forces, cops begin to view themselves as soldiers whose main job is combat rather than keeping the peace. How else can you explain the rise in police shootings since 9/11?

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Happy Birthday Mr. Magic


By Ralo

As a small child I discovered rap music the first time I heard "Rappers Delight" by the Sugar Hill Gang. I was completely fascinated with the inner city poetic styling that I was taking in. For some reason it reminded me of my earliest days in The Bronx. Immediately I knew that this form of oral expression was from where I was from, everything about it said "New York City". It resonated with me in a way that nothing had before or since.

At the time the premiere station for black music in New York City was 107.5 WBLS. Needless to say most radios in the house were on BLS. Subsequent to seeing "Rappers Delight" become the biggest record on radio and the hottest idea around, I had my one-speaker boom box with the cassette recorder on BLS one Friday night in 1980/81 (giving my age). At which point I heard the Treacherous 3 and plenty of other rap records back to back. The biggest rappers out at the time was Kurtis Blow, Jimmy Spicer, Sugarhill Gang and Grandmaster Flash and the furious 5.

 I was hearing new rap that daytime radio wasn't playing. I learned that what I was listening to was Mr. Magics Rap Attack. After that, each and every Friday and Saturday night I was in front of the radio to make my pause edit Mixtape of all the newest rap records. Anyone familiar with the show knew when they heard the drop that said "The Mr. Magic Rap Attack presents a WORLD PREMIERE" they were in store for some new music.

Mr Magic (aka John Rivas) was born in The Bronx in 1956. His career in radio began on a lease-time radio station in Newark, WHBI in 1981. His show, the first to have a mostly all Rap format< wasknown as "Mr. Magics Disco Showcase. A little more than a year later, in July of 1982 he made the switch to New Yorks' WBLS, where he became a legend. His opening theme music was The Fearless Fours' classic "It's Magic" and  his DJ was none other than Marley Marl.

Mr. Magic is probably best remembered for the ongoing beef he had with radio rival Kool DJ Red Alert. Mr. Magic always threw his support behind The Juice Crew, which was named after him, Sir Juice, as they had answer record beef with KRS-ONE, Red Alert and Boogie Down Productions.

Mr. Magic unfortunately passed away of a heart attack in 2009, and was planing a comeback to WBLS. In 2009 he did a voice-over portraying himself for the Grand Theft Auto: Vice City video game.  He helped launch the careers of many rap legends like Master Ace, Big Daddy Kane, Kool G Rap, Biz Markie, Roxanne Shante, Whodini and many others. Everyone involved in Rap radio owes him a debt of gratitude. Every Rap artist owes him a debt of gratitude for bringing a rap music show to a commercial radio station.

In 1982, Brooklyn based Whodini recorded a song called "Magics Wand" in honor of Mr. Magic. Jalil Hutchins, who was a completely unknown rapper at the time, worked as an intern for Mr. Magic answering the phone at the radio station. He teamed up with Ecstasy (John Fletcher) because he wanted to have another voice on the song. Mr. Magic played the song so much it caught the attention of London Based, Jive Records. Jive then signed Whodini and teamed them up with Thomas Dolby to re-record the record.

Rest in beats Mr. Magic.

 Salute!














Friday, February 28, 2014

The Close Of Black History Month

By Damion Boycott

What we know today as Black History Month began as Negro History week in 1926. It was started by historian and author Carter G. Woodson (pictured above), and was originally observed during the second week of February to coincide with the birth of Frederick Douglas. It later evolved into Black History Month in 1970 at Kent State University.

 Woodson, who wrote the classic "Miseducation Of The Negro" noticed that people of African origin in America were only receiving a European centered education. African people have always gotten  a full orientation into European centered culture, which has stripped them of their identity and their cultural dignity. Woodsons' aim was to change that paradigm.

Much can be said about the history of African people, archaeologists, anthropologists and paleontologists all trace the origin of humanity back to Africa. Everyone agrees that Africans gave civilization and humanity to the world. Those first humans can be traced back to the eastern portion of Africa, they are said to be 3 million years old. The first known humans from the south eastern part of Africa are known as The San Bushmen. Some of the San traveled 1500 miles north to what is known as Tanzania today, the are known as The Hadzabe. they continued to migrate north eventually leaving Africa for Europe, Asia and indeed the rest of the world.

The system of miseducation is not being honest about the origin of humanity, as a result everyone, Black, White and otherwise is being cheated. So-called educators do not realize how the Eurocentric education harms everyone. The public school to prison pipeline is a real phenomenon that needs to be analyzed more closely. The school system both public and private are failing our children, the system is broken and in need of serious repair.

The way history is taught in school, African history begins with slavery from 1555 to 1619. The curriculum never teaches of the greatness of African People prior to the legacy of enslavement, or prior to European Colonialism.There are many African nations worth studying, The Zulu, The Dogon, The Yoruba and many others.

Many people are tired of hearing the word slavery and would much rather not deal with the topic. Many in the so-called conscious community focus only on Ancient Kemet (Egypt) or The Moors.While these were great African cultures there is plenty more to know about African history.

Even though slavery is a topic many would rather avoid, the story of Fountain Hughes is worth paying attention to. On This last and final day of African History Month we want to pay homage to brother Hughes. He was born into slavery before it was abolished and told his story on a tape recording before his death in 1957. Take some time and listen to the very words of a former slave. This is the sort of thing that is not heard everyday.









Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Jasiri X "Checkpoint"

By Ralo

Jasiri X is known for his hard hitting social commentary. The Pittsburgh resident has been using the power of rap music to convey his message for years. He has chimed in on subjects that include Trayvon Martin, Occupy Wall Street, The Tea Party and police stop and frisk in his lyrics. He does not hesitate be to the CNN of the hood that Chuck D spoke of years ago.

He is always accompanied by Paradise Gray, one of the founding members of The X Clan. Jasiri Xs' music always comes with a companion video, which is often filmed by Paradise himself.

Jasiri sometimes rhymes to original tracks, but also rhymes to instrumentals of known hits in an effort to grab the listeners attention- so that his message will be heard.

His latest effort "Checkpoint", is based on the oppression and discrimination he witnessed firsthand during his recent trip to Palestine and Israel. The ongoing war in The Middle East has been raging since1948 because of the apartheid style of society that has  been setup in Israel. Just like South Africa during the apartheid years, Palestinians have to show a passbook with photo I.D. to get past certain checkpoints. it is humiliating and disgraceful to say the least. It is much like the oppression of Blacks and Latinos as a result of the NYPDs' stop and frisk policy.

"Checkpoint" is produced by Agent of Change, and directed by Haute Muslim. Download "Checkpoint" at https://jasirix.bandcamp.com/track/ch....




Monday, February 24, 2014

Visual Caffeine Episode 34- Zulu King Rekae



By Ralo

The already well established Visual Caffeine is back! Off The Corner is proud present this monthly program that has be
come something of an instant classic. It presents the fascinating history of Hip-Hop culture, as well a peek inside the world of the present day underground Hip-Hop circuit.

This month we feature Zulu King Rekae. He is a father, community activist and a UZN Chapter leader as well. Him and his son Cy'Riq stopped by to drop science on us. We built on what it takes to be a Father, Zulu King, UZN Chapter leader -and some other things.

Episode 34 Playlist:
1.Grand Puba-"360(What Goes Around)"
2.Jungle Brothers feat. De la Soul and Q Tip-"(How Ya Want It) We Got It"
3.Methuzulah-Sa Roc-Big Lord-Ronve-Prince Culture-Mateo Sounds & Miranda Wries-"Foundation"
4.Afu Ra-"Sucka Free"
5.Rebel Diaz-"Revolution Has Come"
6.BDP-"Forever"
7.Common feat. Pharrell-"Universal Mind Control"
8.Ghostface-"Troublemakers"

  VISUAL CAFFEINE-episode34-ZULU KING REKAE from SEN ONE6 UZN on Vimeo.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Happy Bornday To The Man Known As The Father





By Damion Boycott

The Father Allah (formally known as Clarence 13 X) is one of the most respected, and probably one of the most loved of all the of all of the African American leaders of the late 20th century. His teachings are some of the most enduring philosophical ideas to emerge from the struggle for black liberation of the 1960s. His  organization, known as the 5% Nation, now known as The Nation Of Gods And Earths continues to inspire millions to this day.

The Father Allah was in The Nation Of Islam for some time before he became a powerful figure in his own right, he was known then as Clarence 13 X. While in The N.O.I. he began to develop some ideas of his own, some of which conflicted with what The N.O.I. taught at that time. He began to convey the idea that there was no unseen god in the sky and that he himself was god. New Yorks Muhammads Mosque Number Seven was being run by Malcolm X, who was not too keen on some of Clarences' ideas. At this point the story is told two different ways, some say he was put out of The N.O.I., some say he left on his own accord. Either way he broke with The N.O.I. and forged ahead with his new ideas.

He emerged in 1963 to become a dominant influence among young people in Harlem. Clarence, who was referring to himself as Allah by this time, threw all of his energies into teaching adolescents in Harlem his new philosophy. During a time of forced segregation based on race in America, Allah taught racial pride to youths that were not being exposed to the kind of information he had to give. He also taught them that they were gods, a radical idea that completely went against the status quo. He was the Akhenaten of his time, introducing ideas that were based on logic, as opposed to ideas based on mythology, allegory or belief. Much like Akhenaten, his ideas were challenged and not well received by the multitude.

He gave the youths lessons that he called The 120 Lessons. A portion of his lessons included some of the teachings of Elijah Muhammad. Allah taught not to believe the teachings of the 10%, meaning don't accept everything taught in the school system or in the church. Like Elijah Muhammad before him, he taught that the first civilizations on earth were black, and that black people are gods.

However, he chose to call his new philosophy I.S.L.A.M. He explained that it was not Islam as a religion, but I.S.L.A.M. as a culture. I.S.L.A.M. stands for "I self lord am master', meaning 'I am the lord and master of myself'. This idea is understood by many, but misunderstood by many more. If he had a new philosophy with new ideas, perhaps he could have given it a new name, as opposed to the name of a religion that already exists, to eliminate confusion.

However, his message spread through out New York City and eventually the world. There are philosophical ideas in his lessons that date back many thousands of years. His lesson talk about "Equality", an idea that was referred to as Maat in ancient Kemet. Before ancient Kemet, our oldest known African ancestors lived egalitarian lifestyles were everyone was seen as equal. The principle of duality that the Chinese call Yin And Yang is present in his lessons as the concept of "Build And Destroy".
Obviously there is a lot philosophical ideas that can be drawn from Allahs 120 lessons.

Millions of people world wide are claiming membership in the Nation Of Gods and Earths. These teachings have profoundly impacted Hip-Hop culture as well. Much of the vocabulary of Hip-Hop culture comes from The Nation Of Gods And Earths. Even the so-called B Boy stance comes from The Nation Of Gods And Earths, it is symbolic of "standing on your square". A countless number of artists in Hip-Hop have proudly represented The Nation Of Gods And Earths on record, Rakim, Brand Nubian, Lakim Shabazz, King Sun, Brand Nubian, Poor Righteous Teachers, Wu-Tang Clan and many more.

The life of The Father Allah is a portion of black history that is not spoken of in the mainstream, more focus should be put on his life and his lessons. He was very adamant about his philosophical views and was revered as the embodiment of that philosophy.

 Today, February 22, we celebrate the birth of the man known As Clarence Smith, Clarence 13 X and The Father Allah. Salute...!





Thursday, February 20, 2014

SNOWMAGGEDON 2014: Random Thoughts

By John Coston

I am currently trapped inside my place as #snowmaggedon2014 has done its best to cripple Georgia. Actually, GA's lack of preparation for 2 inches of snow has cripple Georgia but that is neither here nor there.

The snow has given me a chance to express a couple of thoughts that have been bubbling in my head.
1.) The past few months has shown me that I am still not mature enough to have a steady girlfriend. I have this thing in my head that either a) I want to get to know a woman completely to the point of hitting the "Friend Zone" (OHHHH I'll be blogging on that very soon) or b.) I just want her body and that's it. Don't get to know me. Get to know the knob hittin ya where the good lord split ya! Hehe!! Not really. But, for the time being, I will just stay improving my studies and my work. One day, I,ll be ready to settle down and settle in for the right woman. But now is just not the time.

 2.) I'm back to being me. It took a little while (with some ridiculous incidents along the way. It's me so its expected). But I'm back to normal. I'm back working out on the regular (after taking an exxxxxxxtended vacation from eating right and exercising), and I recently got back on my "pretty boy swag." That doesn't even sound right....or manly.....or like anything a grown a$$ man would say. I went shopping so I am good.

3.) I am going to start blogging every week like before because it is therapeutic and helps me get rid of any doubts floating through my head. For some strange reason, it also helps me focus more on my classes. Maybe shedding all of the dead weight my mind holds helps me focus a little more. Maybe blogging puts me in the mind state or reading and writing on a consistent basis. Maybe if Tebow could throw a spiral, he would still be in the NFL. Maybe if Sanchez focused on studying the QB position instead of the butts of young women and grown men, he'd still be the Jets Starting QB. Maybe.....you get the point.

4.) I had a recent flashback to my wild days and had a few drinks and went to a club. I was trying to see if I could get that swagger back. I realize that part of my life is in the past for a reason. I was offered a phone number and a midnight rendezvous.....from a woman over the age of 60. I had to decline out of fear that I would be the one catching a heart attack, not her (and she looked like she would put it on me from the window to the wall)!!! No more drinks and clubbing for the next 20 years. Sheesh!!!

Ok, I am good for right now. I am going back to work after being snowed in for a few days. I'm ready to get this 4.0 GPA and ready to start a whole new round of blogs for you. As usual, if you have any questions or concerns, text, FB or Twitter to get in touch with me. Until next time........

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Sunday, February 16, 2014

Visual Caffeine Episode 34- Zulu King Rekae

By Ralo

The already well established Visual Caffeine is back! Off The Corner is proud present this monthly program that has become something of an instant classic. It presents the fascinating history of Hip-Hop culture, as well a peek inside the world of the present day underground Hip-Hop circuit.

This month we feature Zulu King Rekae. He is a father, community activist and a UZN Chapter leader as well. Him and his son Cy'Riq stopped by to drop science on us. We built on what it takes to be a Father, Zulu King, UZN Chapter leader -and some other things.
  VISUAL CAFFEINE-episode34-ZULU KING REKAE from SEN ONE6 UZN on Vimeo.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

                                                                The Foundation
 By Ralo

The urban lifestyle has always been a hive of activity in the world of hip-hop culture. First there is the visually arresting images of graffiti, then there is the hypnotic rotation of turntables. You can't forget the acrobatic display of b-boys or the oral expression of MCing.

The lyricist or the MC has long been the center of attention in the sub-culture of underground hip-hop. There are often many questions about who is the best lyricist or who can beat who in a battle. The topic of discussion also centers on who's new record is wack, and who's new record is heat, or which newcomers sound good and shows promise.  Lyrics, delivery and production all play key roles in judging the quality of underground hip-hop. Noncommercial rap has always had more poetic value than its corporate under produced counterpart.

This week our spotlight is on "The Foundation" featuring Mrthuzulah, Sa Roc, Big Lord, Miranda Writes, Prince Culture, Mateo Sounds And Ronve. This effort is from the ever evolving Universal Zulu Nation.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Visual Caffeine Episode 32- Visual Mixtape #11

  VISUAL CAFFEINE-episode 32-VISUAL MIXTAPE #11 from SEN ONE6 UZN on Vimeo.
By Ralo

The already well established Visual Caffeine is back! Off The Corner is proud present this monthly program that has become something of an instant classic. It presents the fascinating history of Hip-Hop culture, as well a peek inside the world of the present day underground Hip-Hop circuit. This months edition is Mixtape #11 in an ongoing series of mixtapes you can see. In a effort to celebrate Hip-Hop in the manner it deserves, this mixtape features a very distinctive roster of MC's. Phonte, Scram Jones, Torae, John Robinson and others showcase their skills- each having made significant contributions to Hip-Hop music.


If you lookin, for that perfect beat, we have some candidates here. Check out the lineup-and enjoy!

VISUAL MIXTAPE #11
1. VENEMOUS 2000 feat. CYMARSHALL LAW, JOHN ROBINSON AND EL da SENSEI-"The Most Efficient"
2. DJ GLO-"Over There"
3. PHONTE feat. EVIDENCE and Big K.R.I.T-"The Life of Kings"
4. SCRAM JONES-"Boom Bap Jones"
5. TORAE-"That Raw'
6. Q UNIQUE-"Crack Era"
7. SOL MESSIAK feat. EKANDAYO and SA ROC-"Sun Chaser"
8. HAS-LO "Utero"
9. PACE WON and MR.GREEN-"My God"
10. BLACASTAN-"Life of a Tape"

Thank you for another year of support and happy born day Pryor!
Peace and bliss

Black Riders Liberation Party Film Screening Tonight December 9th


TONIGHT: The Black Riders Liberation Party Is In NYC For A Film Screening and a Very Special Guest Q & A Panel Discussion On "Let Um Hear Ya Comin"........

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Existence is Resistance thanks you for the ongoing support. Please come out and join us this Monday, December 9, 2013  for  the first screening in NYC of the Black Riders Liberation Party's documentary "Let Um Hear U Comin'" Followed by a panel discussion on political prisoners from Palestine to Puerto Rico to Oakland with:
Shango Abiola - Black Riders Liberation Party
Dequi Kioni-Sadiki - Community Organizer/Human Rights Activist
Immortal Technique - Emcee/Activist
Lah Tere - Femcee/Organizer/Humanist
Harrabic Tubman - Existence is Resistance
LOCATION/DATE:
MONDAY DECEMBER 9, 2013
7PM
International Action Center
Solidarity Center

147 W. 24th St. 2nd Fl.
New York, NY 10011
“LET UM HEAR YA COMING” will highlight the work of the Black Riders Liberation Party (B.R.L.P.) as a whole and the Oakland, CA chapter in particular. The film for the most part is a illustration of “confrontational politics” a tactic created by the party’s chief theoretician General T.A.C.O. (Takin All Capitalist Out) as means to organize the Black Community by capturing the imagination of the working class, (particularly the lumpen proletariate). This film was produced by The African Inter-Communal News Service and edited by Earl Black.


Friday, December 6, 2013

3 Femcees That Male Rappers Should Be Afraid Of

We all have our favourite rappers but most of the online debates are saturated with male emcees. I thought it would make a nice change to give some coverage to the ladies who have also been blessing the mic. Sometimes to greater effect than the fella’s. Now I’m not talking about the predictable artists from the 80′s and 90′s. For this post I wanted to present some of the lesser known but equally talented independent artists of the female persuasion that are currently ‘active’ on the scene.  And before all the “Minaj” dick ridah’s jump in screaming “Starships,” I couldn’t give a “Lil Kim” about about you. This is a ”HIP HOP” website, strictly for the Bahamadia’s and Lin-Que’s among us.
best-female-rappers
First up….

1. Narubi Selah

This one woman show swept through most of the east coast between 2000-and 2008 with her lyrical ability, claiming the much deserved title “Slam Queen”.  Prior to her 2008 debut on Russell Simmon’s Peabody Award Winning HBO Def Poetry Jam,  she has performed with such notable artists as Mos Def (Yassin Bey), KRS One, Lauryn Hill, Wise Intelligent of Poor Righteous Teachers, and Styles P, just to name a few.  Narubi released her debut album “IAM LivingMath” in 2010, and her sophomore album “The Architect” in 2012.

 2. StaHHr

The original F.E.M.C.E.E, Empress StaHHr is certainly no stranger to the scene.  She has been officially ripping mics for well over a decade under different aliases and worked with hip hop heavyweights such as MF DOOM, but in typical fashion she still hasn’t gotten the recognition she deserves from the wider hip hop world. You have to understand that StaHHr has earned her stripes. She hasn’t just dipped her toe in to the scene with a few candy rap songs., she has been out in the trenches in street cyphers and rap battles. Go up against this lyrical vixen unprepared and you will have your balls handed to you.

3. Sa-Roc

Sa-Roc is another Atlanta MC who is at the forefront of the GodHop Movement. The effortless flow in which she delivers her rhymes will make you literally gasp in awe. The only reason I can think of why this girl hasn’t blown up already is simply down to the actual content of the songs. “Gates Of Ishtar and Code Of Hammurabi” may be just a little too obscure for the wider audience. Having said that, even the most culturally ignorant individual will find it impossible to deny her flawless lyrical ability.



*Taken from The Hip-Hop Foundation thehip-hopfoundation.com



Friday, October 4, 2013

WORDS BY NAS - "WE ALL SHINE"

Words by Nas 


Photography by Matthew Salacuse

I represent the art side of hip hop — because, even in its most primitive stages, hip hop as a whole is an ever-evolving masterpiece. A spectacle we can create for all to behold. A form we should honor and respect.

A young person recently said to me, “you know, there’s rap, and then there’s real rap.” So I don’t worry about the kids today; they know the shyt that’s wrong and the shyt that’s right. You can’t really pull kids to the side and say “that’s not real rap” because to them it’s real; they’re rapping in a style they like to rap in. They’re all developing their craft. I wouldn’t want to be the guy who comes out and tells them that what they’re all into is not real.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

NASSAU AND SUFFOLK POLICE -"TO PROTECT AND SERVE" : WHAT A JOKE.

    

      Police are supposed to protect and serve correct? So how come there are so many stories about them abusing their power? I think most of them were losers growing up, and were bullied so now they take it out on anyone they can, and of course that's not even including the racist ones, as told in a story i read this morning about the black couple being profiled and handcuffed in South Carolina. Here are cases about our Long island's finest abusing their power. Its nothing new with these pigs.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Kool Herc and Hip Hop’s 40th Anniversary on Episode 063 of The NY Hip Hop Report


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