Daily Archives: July 24, 2012

Army-bound Teen Records Hip-Hop Song, Vote 4 Justice, Motivating Youth To Vote Before Leaving For Basic Training

Andre Todd Hobson sings “Vote 4 Justice” Photo credit: Jalanda Horton

I’ll stand for what’s right
I’ll use all my might
I’ll make a difference in this world we live in
I’ll vote for what’s right
I’ll lay down my life
– lyrics from “Vote 4 Justice”

Washington, DC – When Andre Todd Hobson aka “Champ” originally penned the lyrics for The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation’s Black Youth Vote (BYV!) iThink 2012 campaign, he didn’t know how soon his lyrics would literally become his life. The 19-year-old Richmond, VA native will report to basic training for the U.S. Army on July 31, just a week after hitting the studio to lay his tracks for the song. He can only hope that his recording of “Vote 4 Justice” will move his peers to make a difference in the upcoming presidential election. He will make a difference by serving in the Army to protect the country and our democratic process.

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Childish Gambino-Fire Fly

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Childish Gambino’s video for “Fire Fly” has everything in it but Gambino. “Fire Fly” is from his Camp debut last year and the Royalty mixtape is a worth a listen just for the Tina Fey cameo.

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40Love-Tiki Tiki Feat. Zumbi (Of Zion I) Video

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40Love’s Dreams Don’t Sleep came out today as well as the video for “Tiki Tiki.”

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will honor Chuck Berry for the 17th Annual American Music Masters Series

CLEVELAND (July 24, 2012) – The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum and Case Western Reserve University will honor rock and roll pioneer Chuck Berry during the 17th annual American Music Masters® series this October. Roll Over Beethoven: The Life and Music of Chuck Berry, a weeklong celebration, will tell the story of one of the first musicians to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986. Berry has had a lifetime of brilliant musicianship and has inspired nearly every rock artist to date.

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