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Thursday, August 27, 2020

Fat Joe talks to Eric B and Rakim, and Rakim drops bars in 2 separate Fr...







Tuesday, August 25, 2020

F.A.C.T. Fundamental African Centered Thought

 

                                      

F.A.C.T. is a collection of lessons that were written and compiled to transform the social, political, and economic condition of African descended people. It presents a perspective that is seldom represented in the dialogue about people of African heritage. It tackles many different topics that offer insight into Pan-Africanism, Black Nationalism, self-sufficiency, language, and much more. 

F.A.C.T. covers a lot of ground and is very multifaceted. It is organized into ten sections, and perfectly captures the importance of doing-for-self and group solidarity. All sections give the lesson and the solution rolled into one, and the main concepts of each section are reviewed at the end of each lesson. The authors light touch with weighty subjects results in an easy to read set of lessons. If nothing else, F.A.C.T. reveals the extensive role our thinking plays in our everyday life and touches on the importance of embracing an African identity.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08DBVR33K?ref_=pe_3052080_397514860





Sunday, August 2, 2020

Black Thought "Thought Vs Everybody"





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 we are posting the latest from Black Thought, called Thought Vs Everybody. It is an eclectic innovation in the genre of boom-bap. Black Thought continues to show forth his genius, and his ability to come up with quality new music. The video is equally as exceptional as the song.











Saturday, July 18, 2020

James Brown and Notorious BIG Unbelievable Funk Video ft Rosa, Yarah, ...







Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Public Enemy "State Of The Union STFU"




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 we have the latest from Public Enemy. PE released their first album in 1987. It got shelfed by Def Jam for a year and received a lukewarm response. The Bomb Squad realized that they needed to sample breakbeats to make hits. They sampled James Brown "Funky Drummer" for "Rebel Without A Pause", and the rest is history. Their career has lasted for over 30 years. They are back now in 2020 with "State Of The Union STFU".


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