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  • WILLIAM COOPER “GOD’S WILL” **PRIVATE LISTENING EVENT**

    WILLIAM COOPER “GOD’S WILL” **PRIVATE LISTENING EVENT**

    (EXCLUSIVE CONTEST SPONSORED BY PremiereHipHop.com) – WINNER will receive 2 PASSES to the Private Listening Session of “God’s Will”, which will be held on Wednesday April 29th in NYC’s Time Square. The event will be held at one of the most famous recording studios in NYC. Only the WINNER will be notified of the studio name, location and time. The event will have complimentary food/drinks and will be filled with a hand-picked list of very special guests. If you are a

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  • Teen Raises $284K For Detroit Man Who Walks 21 Miles To Work

    Credit: People Magazine UPDATE: The total is up to $284K. Wow. This is a nice story. I continue to be heartened by the number of people who are willing to help an individual get over an obstacle: Two days ago, Detroiter James Robertson couldn’t afford a car to drive to work more than 20 miles away from his home — and today he can afford a small fleet. After the Free Press told of Robertson’s arduous 21-mile trek to and

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  • WILLIE WAZE – “CAROL OF THE BELLS”

    WILLIE WAZE – “CAROL OF THE BELLS”

    Willie WAZE is back with a brand new track for the Holidaze. “Carol of The Bells” sees WAZE adding his usual honesty, grit and humor to a Holiday classic. The production on the tracked was laid down by VA up and comer Giana Major with live drums added by Mike Eichstedt. Whether you are currently a Christmas participator (Lit up tree and all) or just a lover of the Holiday season, this song is sure to touch your heart and

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  • Bullshit Propaganda & Response ALERT!! The disturbing 43-year history of assassinations of NYPD cops

    Bullshit Propaganda & Response ALERT!! The disturbing 43-year history of assassinations of NYPD cops

    by Mary Murphy *Response to this article and similar articles immediately after by Davey D* When an emotional, NYPD police commissioner, William Bratton, announced the execution deaths of two officers Saturday night—he noted the sad history of police partners being assassinated in uniform.  It’s happened seven times since 1971, Bratton said.  In some instances, the officer was alone, when he was targeted for wearing blue. On May 21, 1971, Patrolmen Waverly Jones and Joseph Piagentini were ambushed from behind on

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  • 10 Most Successful Black Companies in the U.S. for 2014

    10 Most Successful Black Companies in the U.S. for 2014

    by Taylor Gordon               10. SET Enterprises Inc. The company started out as S.E.T. Steel back in 1989 after chairman Sid E. Taylor left a management position with General Motors. In 2001, S.E.T. Steel became SET Enterprises Inc. and one of the biggest metal-processing companies in the United States. The company is based in Warren, Michigan, and despite falling to the No. 10 spot from its ninth-ranked spot as the most successful Black company last

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  • Q-Tip Gives Iggy Azalea Epic Hip-Hop History Lesson On Twitter – Read Tweets Below

    Q-Tip Gives Iggy Azalea Epic Hip-Hop History Lesson On Twitter – Read Tweets Below

    Q-Tip gave Iggy Azalea an epic lesson in the origins and history of hip-hop on Saturday, tweeting at the Australian rapper who finds herself embroiled in a feud with Azealia Banks and others who resent her appropriation of black culture. Q-Tip’s long series of tweets, written directly to Azalea, were supportive and informative, a welcome example of social media being used to give context instead of simply fueling a fight. The older rapper told Azalea she has the right to

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  • Will Cuba extradite Assata Shakur to the US?

    Will Cuba extradite Assata Shakur to the US?

    By David A. Love What’s next for Assata Shakur? With Havana’s humanitarian release of American Alan Gross—A USAID worker who had been imprisoned in Cuba for five years on accusations of espionage—President Obamaannounced a resumption in relations between the two countries after 53 years. “Neither the American nor the Cuban people are well-served by a rigid policy that’s rooted in events that took place before most of us were born,” Obama said Wednesday in his White House speech. “It’s time for

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  • Questlove is right, hip-hop is too silent on Ferguson and Garner

    Questlove is right, hip-hop is too silent on Ferguson and Garner

    by Demetria Irwin In the wake of numerous well-publicized incidents of black men dying at the hands of police officers, one would think that hip hop artists would be at the forefront of creative and activist endeavors in response to those tragic events. After all, hip hop brought the world passionate and justifiably angry protest tracks such as Public Enemy’s “Fight the Power” and NWA’s “F*ck tha Police.”  A couple rappers have released songs directly related to these killings. J.

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  • J. Cole Calls Out Eminem, Justin Timberlake, & Iggy Azalea on ‘Fire Squad’

    J. Cole Calls Out Eminem, Justin Timberlake, & Iggy Azalea on ‘Fire Squad’

    J. Cole’s album 2014 Forest Hills Drive is not officially out yet, but it’s already sparking controversy. On the leaked track “Fire Squad,” the North Carolina rapper calls out some famous white artists for appropriating black culture.   “History repeats itself and that’s just how it goes / Same way that these rappers always bite each other’s flows / Same thing that my ni**a Elvis did with rock ‘n’ roll / Justin Timberlake, Eminem, and then Macklemore,” raps Cole, who

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  • Grand Jury Declines To Indict NYPD Officer In Chokehold Death Of Eric Garner

    Grand Jury Declines To Indict NYPD Officer In Chokehold Death Of Eric Garner

    A grand jury in Staten Island voted Wednesday not to indict New York City police officer Daniel Pantaleo in the death of Eric Garner, a black man who died after Pantaleo placed him in a choke hold. Garner, 43, was being arrested for suspicion of selling untaxed cigarettes on July 17 when he died. In a video of the arrest, which has since gone viral, Garner screams “I can’t breathe!” multiple times until his body goes limp. A medical examiner

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  • The Criminalization of Black People – A Billion Dollar Industry

    The Criminalization of Black People – A Billion Dollar Industry

    By Sebastien Elkoubyof Raprehab.com I’ve spent the past few years tirelessly writing about the music industry’s deplorable portrayal of Black people. I’ve verbally attacked record companies, radio stations, TV networks, and executives who profit from Black death and dysfunction. I’ve harshly criticized rappers like Nicki Minaj, 2 Chainz, YG, and Rick Ross for glorifying crime, sex, drugs, violence, and general ignorance. I’ve gone after clueless bloggers and hipsters for praising the very worst that rap has to offer. I’ve watched

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  • GHOSTFACE KILLAH’S ‘36 SEASONS’ REVENGE CONCEPT ALBUM OUT DEC 9 ON TOMMY BOY

    GHOSTFACE KILLAH’S ‘36 SEASONS’ REVENGE CONCEPT ALBUM OUT DEC 9 ON TOMMY BOY

    GHOSTFACE KILLAH’S ‘36 SEASONS’ REVENGE CONCEPT ALBUM OUT DEC 9 ON TOMMY BOY On his new release ‘36 Seasons’ (Dec 9th — Salvation/Tommy Boy), the Ghostface Killah has been re-imagined as a hip-hop superhero for the 21st century–a Staten Island vigilante inspired by a quest for personal retribution and bent on saving his community from the grips of crooked authority and urban decay. Ghostface once again delivers what fans of The Wu-Tang and his impressive solo catalog crave: desperate tales

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  • RZA has a genius plan to debut new Wu-Tang Clan music

    RZA has a genius plan to debut new Wu-Tang Clan music

      What we’re doing here, I’m very excited about. It’s a collaboration between Boombotix and Wu-Tang. We found a way to get music out to fans in a unique way, a new way, and also to bring back a tangible way to get music. There’s been nothing tangible about it. As a guy who has been in the music industry for a long time, I’ve seen how it’s gone from vinyl to cassettes to CDs to what we have now,

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  • No Album Has Gone Platinum In 2014

    No Album Has Gone Platinum In 2014

    Was A$AP Yams onto something? No seriously? After he went on his infamous rant concerning the state of music in 2014 and labeling this year as the worst in rap history, many people dubbed him insane. Yams touched on a sensitive topic, which in reality, has a plethora of artists in the game shaking in their boots. According to Billboard, there hasn’t been a single artist to go platinum thus far this year. Let that just marinate. That’s right. No

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  • Royce Da 5’9 & DJ Premier Are “PRhyme”…….New single!!! “Courtesy”

    Royce Da 5’9 & DJ Premier Are “PRhyme”…….New single!!! “Courtesy”

    BY BANDINI Royce Da 5’9″ rocks some stream of consciousness as DJ Premier lays down a gliding organ arrangement, complete with a scratch-chorus. Along the way, Nickel Nine opens up about his family’s addictions, his latest sportscar purchase, and the respect he’s out for. “This one’s for my lyricists, courtesy of my DJ.”   This may be the year of the MC/producer tandem (see: Cormega & Large Professor and Killer Mike & El-P)…   &nbsp

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  • 15 Black Uprisings Against European and Arab Oppression They Won’t Teach in Schools

    15 Black Uprisings Against European and Arab Oppression They Won’t Teach in Schools

    by ABS Staff                 Nat Turner’s Revolution‬ Nat Turner’s rebellion, also called the Southampton Insurrection, is probably the most famous slave uprising in North America. The revolt was brilliantly planned by Turner and took place August 1831 in Southampton County, Virginia. The Turner-led group of  ”freedom fighters” killed up to 65 people of European descent, the highest number of fatalities caused by a slave uprising in the American South. Though the rebellion was quelled

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  • Here’s Why You Should NOT Panic Over Ebola

    Here’s Why You Should NOT Panic Over Ebola

    It’s true. A case of Ebola has been confirmed in the United States. And this could just be the beginning, because it looks like there may already be a second case in Dallas right now. Those of us in the preparedness community know exactly how serious this could be. We’ve read about pandemics and civil unrest and all sorts of Armageddon scenarios. With that much unsettling information in our mental reserves, the diagnosis of that man in Texas took on a different meaning

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  • OutKast And Atlanta: Until They Close The Curtain

    OutKast And Atlanta: Until They Close The Curtain

      by FRANNIE KELLEY The rap duo OutKast is wrapping up a summer-long festival tour celebrating the group’s 20-year career. Last weekend they played three nights in their hometown of Atlanta. The shows had a bittersweet quality to them because, though the musicians have called the tour a thank you to their fans, many of those same fans are seeing it as a goodbye — their last chance to see one of the most-respected and best-loved rap groups of all time

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  • Tragedy and Art: The Power of Sam Cooke’s ‘A Change Is Gonna Come’

    Tragedy and Art: The Power of Sam Cooke’s ‘A Change Is Gonna Come’

    Robert F. Darden Fifty-one years ago, September 15, 1963, a coward murdered four little girls in an African-American church in Birmingham. It was an act of terrorism, an attempt to stem the rising tide of the civil rights movement. America — black and white — reacted in horror, anger, revulsion, determination. For President Lyndon Johnson and a handful of determined congressmen, the bombing, along with the March on Washington, the Mississippi Freedom Summer and the events in Selma, collectively acted

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  • NAS: TIME IS ILLMATIC In Theatres and Available Online

    NAS: TIME IS ILLMATIC In Theatres and Available Online

    Twenty years after the release of Nas’s groundbreaking debut album ‘Illmatic,’ NAS: TIME IS ILLMATIC takes us into the heart of his creative process. Returning to his childhood home in Queensbridge, Nas shares stories of his upbringing, his influences — from the music of his jazz musician father Olu Dara to the burgeoning hip-hop scene in New York City — and the obstacles he faced before his major label signing at age 19. Featuring interviews with his ’Illmatic’ producers (Large Professor, Pete Rock,

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