Thursday, April 28, 2011
Uncle Luke running for office in Miami, but to run competitively in a mayoral race you're going to need a little more money than that. Our friends over at Grown Headz gave us this news and also gives some suggestions on where Uncle Luke may be able to get some more money for his campaign. Read more (here).
Shiloh Baptist Church in Washington, DC said it has received threatening phone calls and e-mails after an Easter visit from President Obama and a conservative television commentator’s subsequent playing of a videotape in which the pastor said that those espousing racial prejudice do so “under the protective cover of talk radio.” The Rev. Wallace Charles Smith said the church has received more than 100 threats since Fox News channel’s Sean Hannity aired a tape Monday of a speech Smith gave in January 2010 at Eastern University in Saint Davids, Pa. Read more (here).
The Beastie Boys new album, Hot Sauce Committee Part Two is set to drop May 3rd and this is an highly anticipated album worldwide. Here is a cut from the album which features the vocals of Santigold.
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Frank Ocean back in March and since then Frank's FreEP, Nostalgia,Ultra has been the new underground crooner that people want to work with. Rumor has it that Beyonce' wants to cut a song with Frank and now via the Twitter world Nas also appears to be working with Frank. Nas twitted:
"In the studio with my little n-a @frank_ocean"Since I'm a new Frank Ocean fan and an old fan of Nas, I am looking forward to whatever these two music minds put together. For those of us not Hip to Frank Ocean, take a listen to one of my favorite tracks off of his FreEP called, "Novacane" below and grab his FreEP (here).
Antoine Dodson was arrested this weekend. The infamous viral star became popular for warning everyone in his neighborhood to, "Hide your kids! Hide your wives!" should have hidden his weed as he was arrested for weed possession and some other minor charges. Read more (here).
Monday, April 25, 2011
Seems like Jean Grae is putting the final touches on her Cookies or Coma Mixtape and her album, Cake or Death. Here is Grae's video for "R.I.P." (Rockit In daPocket) and its some concert footage which is a good look for this song. It's a simple concept, but it works. Styles' and Kweli's complement this video and is a perfect fit for Jean Greasy's style.
Jill Scott was in New York City for an invite-only preview concert. Her new album, The Light of The Sun is due to drop next month and has a lot of fans anticipating the album release. This is truly a treat. Enjoy.
Von Pea of Tanya Morgan just released some good music he just had sitting around. Von Pea said of the Grand(er) Vonye mixtape:
Remixed by me 4 years ago...I'd recorded the original "Grand Vonye" over a bunch of Kanye beats but then decided to do it with my own. I started on April 20th, 2007 around 7pm and finished on April 21st, 2007 around 7pm. I did this for fun back then and never released it because it was done so quick, but since it still sounds good to me here it is.
Grab the 'name your price' mixtape (here).
Its no surprise to anyone that the most searched for 'thing' of internet search engines is Sex and all of its forms, but this study breaks down the sexual internet interest and these findings are surprising. Take a look at this study and see where your 'searches' fit in this study (here).
Lisa Nicole Lopes (May 27, 1971-April 25, 2002) better known as Left Eye and 1/3 of the Hip Hop/R&B girl group, TLC. Left Eye contributed her own written rhymes to many of TLC's hit singles like, "Ain't 2 Proud 2 Beg", "What About Your Friends", and my personal TLC favorite, "Waterfalls" just to name a few. Left Eye was a beautiful woman and she is truly missed. Rest In Peace sister.
Friday, April 22, 2011
Elzhi leaks this joint from his forthcoming project, ELmatic, called "Detroit State of Mind". This single will have you thirsty for more and I am going to predict now that El's FreEP may be a game changer. Gotta love the respect paid to one of the classic albums of this Hip Hop genre. ELmatic will drop 5/10 from El's site, which was produced and played live by Will Sessions.
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
A year ago from today Hip Hop lost one of its favorite people for the culture of Hip Hop, Keith Elam aka G.U.R.U. He was a poet who just happens to rap, he was a Morehouse Man, and his wordplay can be compared to some of the best in the business. He wasn't the first rapper to infuse the genre of Jazz into his music, but he was one of the best Hip Hop artist to ever to incorporate the genre of Jazz into his music. The same way he became a student of rhyme, Hip Hop, and its culture, he became the same student when it came to Jazz music. He studied and sat down with some of the living legends from the genre before he came up with his Jazzamatazz series that pushed Hip Hop into the history and culture of Jazz. No one combined these two music forms better. Its because of that and his wordplay, that he will always be remembered. Rest In Power Keith Elam/G.U.R.U. My favorite Jazzmatazz joint below. Two of my favorite music artist together.
Monday, April 18, 2011
I also have a neice who relocated form NYC to Raleigh, NC back in 2000 and a tree fell on her front lawn and would have hit her car if she would have parked where she usually does.
When a natural disater hits, it affects a whole community no matter what race, creed, color, or salray rage, a natural disaster affects us all.
I want to THANK GOD for sparing my mother and sister and I want those affected by this storm to know, MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU.
Here is footage of the damaged done to Shaw University. The video was taken by Shaw University students. Shaw University may have to shut down for at least a year. The school and its pride was on a rise as the Mens and Womens Basketball Teams both are currentt CIAA Tournament Champs. My prayers are with the students of Shaw University and the school family.
shouts out: NewsOne
Central Park Jogger Case. The case where a young, white woman was brutally raped, beaten, and left for dead in Central Park. The woman survived and recovered for her injuries, but the five young Black and Hispanic teenagers who were wrongly convicted in her attack are still waiting on their justice. After 13 years, a serial rapist and murderer confessed that he alone committed the crime and DNA evidence confirmed his story. Damages have yet to be paid. Read more (here).
Saturday, April 16, 2011
Lauryn Hill. We love Ms. Hill as she will go down as one of the best Hip Hop/Soul artist of our time. Regardless of how little music she has out in comparison to other artist, the music she has is classic and timeless. When this girl is on, THIS GIRL IS ON;And here she is ON as she performs for the Coachella Live Webcast which aired on April 15th. If you're not able to watch it all now, download it, and watch it later.
Friday, April 15, 2011
Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in baseball. The 64th Anniversary will be celebrated today by MLB as all players and on-field personal will wear #42 to honor him.