Daily Archives: August 27, 2008
Dr. Benjamin Chavis, Co-Founder/CEO/President of The Hip-Hop Summit Action Network, blogs from epicenter of the DNC
The 2008 Democratic Convention kicked of on Monday, August 25 with high energy.
Both Senator Ted Kennedy’s emotionally-charged appearance and Michelle Obama’s motivational and moving speech captivated the nation as a swarm of curious citizens convened to witness a rally for change.
Dr. Benjamin Chavis, co-founder, CEO and President of The Hip-Hop Summit Action Network (HSAN) is reporting from the epicenter of the DNC via a daily blog, documenting it all, from top to bottom.
August 27, 2008 – Houston, TX – SoL-AngeL and the Hadley St. Dreams, the edgy and eclectic sophomore release from Solange Knowles, is available digitally and in stores nation wide today. She is currently in New York appearing and performing on several national television programs to promote the new release.
Newark, NJ—Aug 27, 2008 /prbuzz/ — Du “Do It All” Kelly (of
multi-platinum Hip Hop group Lords of the Underground), along with The
Jersey Boyz (of Alkatraxx) has just completed a new mixtape entitled
Dilla Gorillaz—a J-Dilla Tribute Album. Alkatraxx artists, The
Jersey Boyz (Cartel, Aktual, & Rouga) and Do It All pay homage to the
late James “J-Dilla” Yancey by spilling pure, unadulterated lyrics
over some of Dilla’s best tracks. This 29-track release is a
testament to the legacy Dilla has left behind and what he’s meant to
the world of Hip Hop, as evidenced by the passion shown on the
microphone by the Garden State-bred collective.
Kelly states, “I want to be sure to give credit where credit is
due, and show one of the greatest to ever do it behind the boards what
it would’ve been like to bless his beats. I also want to let the
world know that it’s necessary to pay respects to Ms. Maureen Yancey
(Dilla’s mother), and do what’s right by showing her that the Hip
Hop community cares by donating to the James Yancey Estate.”