The new project ADHD is almost complete.. It's been a little while since I put something new out and I got tired of waiting.
Shoutout to Andres Hale and The Well Versed for posting 10 Dope Female Rappers not Named Nicki Minaj.. Thanks to that list I discovered an extremely talented and versatile artist by the name of Nikki Lynette. On her website she states,
"My music is a mix of hip hop, rock, and dance music. People used to tell me my sound wasn’t urban enough. They don’t tell me that anymore. Now all that they can tell me is congratulations."Lovely. I have a new crush..
Her mixtape Roses and Guns is available for free download via DJ Booth and her EP, The Strong Survive is available for sale via her bandcamp page.
Video / Info Graphic by Frank Chimero for Good Magazine visualizing some of the horrifying stats about U.S. prisons
Brand new fire from one of the most slept-on Hip Hop acts of all time. For those that are not familiar with the genius that is known as Son of Bazerk, I refer you to two classics..
Now in 2010, Son of Bazerk returns with No Self-Control and DJ Johnny Juice.. No potency lost.. The new song, I Swear on a Stack of Old Records, pays no mind to traditional approaches to Hip Hop and goes in its own direction.
Believe it or not, I'm actually not disgruntled at the fact I'm not nominated. Actually I could care less about an award or a nomination but there are some names on the list that definitely need your support. The voting has just opened so its up to you now to decide who gets the recognition.. Here are my picks..
Live Artist of the Year - Bad Rabbits
Bad Rabbits Promo | Chain Gang Productions from Chain Gang Productions on Vimeo.
Just watch that video! I caught these dudes openin up for the Cool Kids at the Paradise about a year and a half ago and I was blown away by the energy they bring on stage with them. From what I understand they are at work on an album right now and performing around the country..
DJ Artist of the Year - Kon
Kills it! 'Nuff said! Go see him spin!
Hip Hop Artist of the Year - Moe Pope
Formerly a member of Project Move and before that, Insight's The Electric Company, Moe Pope teamed up with producer, Rain, to put out one of the most important albums for Boston Hip Hop. This dude deserves a couple more nominations than he got..
Pop Artist of the Year - Bad Rabbits (See Above..)
Now go vote!
Jamarhl Crawford on the Black Panther series from Marvel.. (Via the Blackstonian)
I am a huge fan of Comic Books and Super Heroes, particularly Marvel Comics and the variety of Black Super Heroes they have in the Marvel Universe. Of all the Black Super Heroes, Black Panther aka T'Challa, King of Wakanda, has got to be one of the best and in-depth characters created. Aside from Stan Lee's attempts to include Black characters which often still embodied stereotypes ie: released from prison, former drug dealer, son of a drug fiend, etc., the Black Panther represented Politics, Spirituality, History and Nobility, much of which was previously unseen in comics and other forms of media like tv, radio and film...
Read the full article and watch episodes from the series on Blackstonian.com
New heat from my comrades in the Petroleum Empire! #shoutout to my G, NYOIL. This joint bangs! Hip Hop needs to start paying attention to the next generation of artists thats about to shut it down! Joints like this remind us that our beloved Hip Hop- the movement, the culture, is indeed surviving the game..Ice T style..
I know I'm not the only one who's anxious to read Jay-Z's new book, Decoded. Here he sits down with Dave Lettermen on CBS' The Late Show to discuss the new release, the music, drugs, and little guys with guns..
Conspiracy theorists rejoice! The third installment in the holy trinity of spooky documentaries is on the way! I'm no zealot, but the Zeitgeist series certainly raises some interesting points. To be honest I never made it through part two in its entirety but I am certainly interested in seeing what part 3 has to offer.
Zeitgeist: Moving Forward | Official Trailer- [ Extended ] from ZeitgeistMovie.com on Vimeo.