Chicago producer Thelonius Martin shows his respect for J.Dilla today with the album A Dozen For Dilla. Martin made sure to release the project today because it would have been J.Dilla’s 43rd birthday. Martin samples of Dilla’s voice and work in the 12 instrumentals to show his love for Dilla’s sound and to acknowledge the influence on his work. Martin, who is known for his work with Curren$y has stated in the past that his love for music began when he heard a Dilla song at age 14 on an Adult Swim show.
Black Women In Medicine is part of Emery’s initiative to increase the number of Black doctors in the United States from 4.5 percent in 2016 to 7 percent in 2030. Emery launched a national campaign, Changing The Face Of Medicine with Elders to achieve that goal.
“We all must challenge the status quo by replacing the false and debasing historical narrative regarding race, ethnicity and gender with positive, empowering images of real women making a difference,” says Emery. “My goal with Black Women in Medicine is to illuminate the issues and inspire a new generation of women of color to become doctors, as well as to help build a legacy for increasing access to healthcare in minority communities across the United States.”
Emery, a quadriplegic, has triumphed over two chronic diseases to become an outspoken voice on the intersection between race, gender and disability. She is the founder and CEO of URU, The Right to Be, Inc., a nonprofit content production company that tackles social issues via film, theater, publishing and other arts-based initiatives. Emery’s work has been recognized by the Congressional Black Caucus with the Health Brain Trust Award in Journalism. She is the author of Against All Odds: Celebrating Black Women in Medicine, an illustrated coffee-table book profiling more than 100 spectacular physicians that is a companion piece to the film.
Black Women In Medicine will air tomorrow evening on the WORLD Channel at 8PM EST.
Boldy James is back after a two-year break from hip-hop with “Do It” from his forthcoming House Of Blues mixtape. James has changed his style by using trap beats instead of his previous boom-bap sound heard on The Art Of Rock Climbing as he explains, “On the new tape, I’m trying a new sound, bringing in some elements of trap music–trying to bridge the gap for people who are biased against that kind of music. House Of Blues comes out February 27th and James gave the reason for the title and release date:
“I named the project House of Blues for a couple reasons. My first show with Nas was in Chicago at The House Of Blues, so it was a monumental moment in my rap career, but it also refers to a particular period in my life in Detroit. Me & my big brother Blue, we used to sell blue pills out of a blue house on a street called Blue Hill, with a blue-nose pitbull. In so many words, everything was blue.I’m releasing the project on 2/27 because 2-2-7 is a number of significance to me, the ConCreatures, and a bunch of other groups from my area of Detroit, like Double Dee & The Game Time Mafia, Redi-Rock & The Bully Boys, the list goes on. 2-2-7 is my bread and butter and I hold it near and dear to my heart.”
House Of Blues Tracklisting