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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

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Michigan: On tuesday The Supreme Court upheld a Michigan constitutional amendment that bans affirmative action in admissions to the state’s public universities. The ruling leaves in place a 2006 Michigan ballot initiative where voters ended race-based admissions at state schools, and means racial preferences won't soon return to the University of Michigan—or any other public university in states that have chosen to end the practice.

Easter Weekend Shootings In Black Communities: During the Easter weekend there was a rash of shootings in black communities in different cities in the nation. There were 45 shootings on what was supposed to be a holy and religious weekend- 9 of which were fatal. 5 of the shooting victims were children between the ages of 11 to 15. In The Washington DC area it is a black family tradition to visit the zoo on Easter Sunday. The violence was so out of hand, there was even a shooting at the zoo. There was even a drive by shooting in front of a church were an 11 year old girl was shot exiting the church. What ever happened to the Stop The Violence Movement in Hip-Hop? It's needed now more than ever.

Holla If You Hear Me: There is now a new Broadway musical dedicated to the late Tupac Shakur. It is a non-biographical play that is centered on Tupacs lyrics and music. It is a story about friendship, family, revenge change and hope. Inner city life is being analyzed in this play that highlights the struggle for peace against the daily challenges of life in the hood. The music and poetry of Tupac is woven into this tale about the realities of street life.

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Scarface Talks 2Pac & The Gentrification of Hip Hop

By Ralo

Well established in his career, rapper Scarface is known for being one-third of The Getto Boyz. The Hip-Hop veteran  also had successful solo endeavours which featured a very distinctive roster roster of guest vocal appearances- not the least of which is 2Pac. In Recent years Scarface has become the president of Def Jam South and continues to be the voice of honesty and reason.

In an interview with Hard Knock TV he talks very candid about what he sees wrong with the current state of commercial rap music. He speaks in the plainest language about who is at fault for the sad state of affairs that is mainstream rap music. Scarface is uniquely qualified to give pointers- practical pointers, never stuffy- to the rest of us on how to better the culture.

He also gives a well detailed look into the life of 2Pac Shakur. In this exclusive interview he  presents a fascinating history of 2Pac as a personality by sharing personal anecdotes and humanizing the man some choose to call a martyr. He even talks about the opportunity he had to record with 2Pac and explains his relentless work ethic.

Scarface is counted among the greats, yet now in the mainstream few know his work, and even fewer have actually heard it. Listen to the seasoned veteran hold court.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Tupac Shakur Lost Prison Interview

Tupac Shakur Lost Prison Interview
Watch the exclusive lost interview of Tupac while being incarcerated before signing to Death Row.


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