Category Archives: HipHop

Georgia Anne Muldrow-These Worlds

Georgia Anne Muldrow takes some of the mystery out of what goes on in the studio with her “These Worlds” video from the Ms. One EP.

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Media Questions Of The Week

J.ColeMikeBrownMemorial

Why is hip-hop the only genre to address the fatal shooting of Michael Brown by Officer Darrin Wilson in Ferguson, MO?

Why couldn’t Talib Kweli and Don Lemon discuss the turmoil in Ferguson, MO?

Robinson; Rap Music

Who will play Sylvia Robinson, the co-founder of Sugar Hill Records, in the new biopic about her and how truthful will the storyline be?

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Shabazz Palaces-#Cake (Official Video)

Shabazz Palaces’ official video for “#Cake” is directed by Hiro Murai and features a Black male protagonist who finds an Afro-mysticism of transformation among the urban ruins.

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Mystic-Country Roads

It’s been 13 years since Mystic’s Cuts For Luck and Scars For Freedom was released and spawned “The Hit” which earned her a BET nomination for best female hip-hop artist. The Oakland emcee has spent the last 13 years getting an education, and working on the business side of the music industry and she appeared in a few films. “Country Roads” addresses historically violent attacks on Black men, online white supremacists and child molesters. It is the last free song available before the release of her second album, Beautiful Resistance on August 26th. The song is a free download and it will not be on the album that is almost exclusively produced by Eligh.

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Made In Philadelphia Feat. Santigold and Spank Rock

Noisey interviews Santigold, Scholly D and Spank Rock and they discuss the conservatism of Philadelphia and the music scene. DJ Diamond Kuts and RJD2 are also interviewed and they talk about Diplo’s Hollertronix scene.

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Killer Mike Talks About Ferguson On CNN

Rapper Killer Mike was interviewed by CNN to discuss the problem in Ferguson that has become the most heated issue in the country right. Mike, whose father left his job as a police officer, discusses the militarization of law enforcement, his relationships with police via his Atlanta barbershop and how the Ferguson outcome can be a bad omen for the rights of all Americans.

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Lauryn Hill Dedicates Black Rage To Ferguson

“Black Rage” is a sketch of a song Lauryn Hill previously recorded in her living room and has made a part of her live show. Today she dedicated the song to the situation in Ferguson, MO regarding the killing of Mike Brown by police officer Darren Wilson and the resulting protests. The song is a reworking of “My Favorite Things” from The Sound of Music musical most famously covered by John Coltrane. You can read the lyrics to “Black Rage” here.

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Take Me To The River (Official Trailer)

Take Me to the River is a feature film celebrating the inter-generational and inter-racial musical influence of Memphis in the face of pervasive discrimination and segregation. The film brings multiple generations of award-winning Memphis and Mississippi Delta musicians together, following them through the creative process of recording a historic new album, to re-imagine the utopia of racial, gender and generational collaboration of Memphis in its heyday. Featuring Terrence Howard, William Bell, Snoop Dogg, Mavis Staples, Otis Clay, Lil P-Nut, Charlie Musselwhite, Bobby “Blue” Bland, Yo Gotti, Bobby Rush, Frayser Boy, The North Mississippi All-Stars and many more. The album will be released September 9 and the film opens September 12th.

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Madlib-Cue 4

Madlib’s “Cue 4″ is a soulful instrumental from The Beats, which is an album of hip-hop production minus vocals. The album was created for the Stones Throw documentary My Vinyl Weighs A Ton and it will be released in September.

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Will Smith & DJ Jazzy Jeff-Summertime

DJ Jazzy Jeff and Will Smith prove to a Las Vegas crowd that a good hip-hop song is timeless with their performance of “Summertime.”

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