Twenty bucks to the first person who can pinpoint the relationship to some of this content with the title of the song? Anyone? Anyone? No co-sign at several points, but always good to see Malcolm’s face in the culture.
Tag Archives: hip hop
Diamond District’s Uptown XO puts together visuals for his soul-infused track. Debut solo release coming in October. [youtube mfqQTtAeLmk]
NATE & CYCLONIOUS – AYE LAMMA
Big Cakes new video, Gonna Be A Change
The All Peoples Revolutionary Front hosted The Co-Optation of Hip Hop at Lincoln High School’s Black Box Theater. Charlie Rock: “Right now i think that hip hop is in a dark place… This is how the media and the capitalism of consumers treat the dancers. Watch music videos. When you see dancers in these videos. [...]
“The Cornel West Theory, with the blessing of Dr. West himself, uses some of his pro-active teachings as a launchpad to promote political and social change, and justice for all peoples. Through a mix of hip-hop, soul, R&B, jazz, rock and go-go their music strives to give voice to all those disadvantaged.” Free mixtape, In [...]
Mainstream hip hop got you down? Does the bullshit that clogs up the airwaves have you sifting through your musical catalog of old? Well fear not Jasiri X, yet again, provides a breath of fresh air in these heavily polluted media airwaves. Check out his ”Just A Minstrel” video (a high quality self produced video. And speaking of [...]
I know people who have been asking the question “What if the Tea Party was Black?” Well Jasiri X expressed these sentiments in his video “What if the Tea Party was Black?” It is a highly creative and well thought-out polemic put to music and rhyme. My answer to the question is always, being not an [...]
Delusions Of Grandeur: Unemployment Extension Doesn’t Signal Economic Prosperity Victory For Obama Presidency!
I was called by a friend of mine today, who was convinced that today they were going to have me finally submit to the greatness of Obama due to the extension of unemployment benefits. They also pointed out the fact that a friend of ours won’t be homeless now due to Obama. Of course they [...]
“With so much emotion and uncertainty around the outcome of this case, we felt a sense of urgency to come back together and do this track” states Kiwi, a former Oakland resident. Bambu adds, “We both experienced the L.A riots in 1992 firsthand, and we wanted to remind people of the lessons learned from back [...]
A new book being published claims that Death Row Records was actually a front for the FBI in an attempt to assault and end black activism. The new book The FBI War on Tupac Shakur and Black Leaders: U.S. Intelligence’s Murderous Targeting of Tupac, MLK, Malcolm, The Panthers, Hendrix, Marley, Rappers & Linked Ethnic Leftists. According [...]
Celebrating the 10 year anniversary of their debut album, Let’s Get Free, “Take Over” is Dead Prez’s spin on Drake’s infamous song “Far From Over.” Fully exuding their signature mastery of flipping mainstream hits, it is the latest release from Dead Prez’s soon to be released Turn Off the Radio Vol. 4: Revolutionary But Gangsta [...]
[youtube kS53×7tAzJo] “The 2-day gathering hosted by Urban Peace Movement, The Oakland Green Youth Arts and Media Center (OGYAMC) and Art in Action brought together turf artists from neighborhoods often in conflict with each other for the goal of creating a single message — peace.” — Ella Baker Center
[youtube 8iz63aL0Onk] Via peacecomrade
April 19th marked the 15th anniversary of the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah building in Oklahoma City by Timothy McVeigh. While many gathered on that day to commemorate that tragic event, the act and others like it, continue to shed light on a fundamental hypocrisy in American society. The hypocrisy in question is the [...]
In this music video, rapper Swindoe guides a group of undocumented immigrants across the Arizona/Mexico border as the group look to outsmart the Border Patrol. [youtube YJgHw0NR0xY]
M1, a community organizer and member of dead prez, represents revolutionary rap in his latest.
Protests against Arizona’s SB 1070 continue. A case involving college students who used Facebook to hurl racial slurs at a Black student is making headlines. Resist Racism posts the whole exchange between Chelsie Palbicki and Anna Langevin, who refer to the woman as “obamacare” the n-word and other epithets. Peacecomrade posted a 1969 essay by Huey [...]