And that's just what Royce did over the banging Premier track on this full clip visual. The boom, the bap, the beat and the rap. Representing real Hip-Hop. "Courtesy" of PRhyme (DJ Premier & Royce da 5'9). The forthcoming self-titled LP is available for pre-order now (so no need to wait until December 9, 2014; hit the link).
Check out my conversation with activist, author, comedian...the legendary Dick Gregory. He spoke on a variety of topics about Racism, Ferguson, Mike Brown, Trayvon Martin, Health, Battle with cancer, and much more.
- Dr. Eddie M. Connor
It's never cold where your bank is... billionaires never leave the North pole in the winter.
Later for any hater on this video. Super dope lyrical visual conceptual incredible. That is all. Respect to Oddisee, Uptown XO, and yU - Diamond District. We posted on their "March On Washington" project earlier (linked below). "Part Of It All"... part of that project. Video above is a must see.
(Shout to director Jay Brown and effects guy Paul Mihailoff, too!)
Heartbreaking letter from LaRanda Jackson, a 20-year-old Wal-Mart employee who posted it to Alice Walton (heiress to Sam Walton's Wal-Mart empire) on Wal-Mart's "Hunger Games" Tumblr page.
I'm writing to you because it hurts to see the pain in my younger brothers' eyes when we can't afford food to fill their stomachs. Sure, they see that I'm working hard, taking the bus an hour each way to get to work at Walmart. Even though they know that things are tight right now, that our mom is often too sick to work, they just can't understand why last year on Thanksgiving they didn't get turkey and gravy like other kids their age.
But hey, what can Alice do? How could she help? All she did was inherit tons (literally) of money. Well, Walton family, listen to activist economist Robert Reich (above).
With all the things that are currently going on, I thought it would be fitting to have Dee-1's "against Us" as the anthem leading us into the holiday. What do you think? Let us know what you think of the track/video.
You know the dopeness of J. Cole on the mic... and off. We've posted examples of both. Here Mr. Cole World reveals the nature of his connection to his fans; remembering what it was like to have A Dollar And A Dream and sharing that with viewers before rocking an eager crowd later that day.
Killer Mike and El-P aka Run The Jewels. Official video for the single "Blockbuster Night Part 1" off their "Run The Jewels 2" project. How do you ensure an ambulance is the first on the scene of a crash? Hell, crash the ambulance (with some hard rhyming and driving like these guys)! Will they? Let's watch.
If they call 'em White lies, then Black must be the truth.
- Minnesota Fr3sh (Chris Lollie)
Damn right, Fr3sh. This is the dude that got tased in St Paul, Minnesota while waiting to pick up his kids. If anyone can speak on it the way this vid comes across, he can... and... He's got skills. Got this visual out for "Hail To The King" plus another audio single for sale on Amazon? Hustle!
Level-headed, but still quick to choke a gentleman... f#ck outta here... Desolate and being broke is not a life!
- Diamond D
LOVE THIS JOINT! Legendary happening. Bringing together two legendary Hip-Hop producers on one track. Like concentrated Hip-Hop... definitely got the juice! Off Diamond D's LP "The Diam Piece" the visual above is the "Only Way 2 Go" (featuring Pete Rock) for presenting the work of these two.
Crazy sorta of animated visual with a comic backdrop. But the emcees animate (as in 'bring to life') the video AND the audio (making them animators right?)... "Theme Music" from AXEL F. (J. Rocc & MED). This is a video for "Sofa Coins" off the AXEL F. full-length out now (linked below).