Dillalude Day (Part 2)

Part 2 of Fran-P's Dillalude series just surfaced this morning. Hopefully we don't have to wait as long for part 3..

CCR what it do??

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Yes, I did..

Concerto by Catch Wreck

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.

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Goin Back

This joint goes hard. Termanology been killin it lately!

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The Strong Survive

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.

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Via Pen and Sword Political Pirates Blog

Video / Info Graphic by Frank Chimero for Good Magazine visualizing some of the horrifying stats about U.S. prisons

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Don't do that, Do this..

Brand new from Moe Pope.. Foolish, featuring Reks, off of the Life After God LP..

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A Classic, Remixed

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New Son of Bazerk!!!!

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.

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Gappy Ranks

If you are not already hip to Gappy Ranks, you need to be. One of the most versatile artists to show up in a long time, Ranks kills it on the Hip Hop as well as the Reggae tip..

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New Rah Digga: Classic (Video)

She said, "Sweatsuits and Pumas, Me and my cougars.."
Thats what I'm talkin about ma!

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Take Drugs

This shit is like Drop Squad meets Pulp Fiction meets Clockwork Orange meets.. I don't know. This is definitely weird.. but it works..

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New Talib Kweli "Cold Rain"

Kweli tweeted this out this morning and my man Defcee put it best, "That's the best Talib song I've heard in a loooong time."
Here you are..

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Boston Music Awards

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!

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The Black Panther Series

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

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Game Time

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..

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Jay-Z on Lettermen

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..

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Zeitgeist: Moving Forward | Official Trailer

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.

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AR Classic presents: The High Life - We Came to Rock

Hands-down the hottest video Boston has seen in a while..

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