Thursday, October 31, 2013
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Friday, October 25, 2013
As journalist, my goal is to be a support of and contributor to this great culture that we know and love, which goes by the name of Hip Hop. At least 3 nights a week I am about and about in search of the best in up and coming as well as established talent, seekin collaborative opportunities; more than anything, a chance to spotlight the grind of these individuals who have pledge to give their all to the music and to the fans. Recently, I was introduced to a Brooklynite who goes by the name of Pretty. After watching her performance and getting to meet her team, I was very impressed, and felt that you would be too. I sat down with the 1st lady for a candid interview where she explained her life, her motivation, and direction, check it out here: We call this one "How a Pretty Girl Rocks"
By: Adriene Morton
New Zealand songstress, Lorde debuted her electropop single “Royals” in March 2013, with the help of co-writer and producer, Joel Little. This art pop mega hit was the lead single that featured on her The Love Club EP as it kneeled at number one on the New Zealand Top 40 and stood tall and proud at number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Chart. 16-year-old Lorde shocked millions as she became the youngest artist to hold spot number one on the U.S. Hot 100 in the past 25 years. “Royals” was undoubtedly a commercial success, selling out 85,000 copies in just 2 months since its release and winning the 2013 Silver Scroll Award, in honor of New Zealand’s outstanding songwriters.
The New Zealand pop star sings over a finger-snapping beat and a slow tempo, revealing her unattached interests concerning the luxury and lifestyle of pop artists. She sings, “And we’ll never be royals (royals)/It don’t run in our blood/That kind of luxe just ain’t for us/We crave a different kind of buzz” Lorde shows that she’s not looking for the luxe in life, she just wants to “live that fantasy” of a world with no benzes and no mansions, but “a different kind of buzz”… just pure fun!
And there must be room for a boss on this all-time pop jam as Ricky Ross joined Lorde for a verse on the slow tempo snap song. Ross has no shame in his game as he raps about his life in the luxe lane, naming pricey items only the upper echelon can afford: Rose Royces, fur rugs, and of course the dead presidents! It’s no doubt that this street-pop mix is on its way to the top! Check it out!
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Thursday, October 24, 2013
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Everyone’s favorite rapper is back with a hot new video joint and rapper Plies has solicited the help of music heavyweight Rico Love for the Faithful music video and from the looks of things, it’s abut to be a problem for some folks. His new album Purple Heart is expected to drop within the next few weeks so until then check out the video above.
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Tuesday, October 22, 2013
In addition to his own Music Mondays series, Justin Bieber lends his talents to Tyga on his new single “Wait for a Minute.” The Young Money rapper took to Power 106 this morning to unleash the official song after a previous version leaked in September.
It was originally recorded for Bieber, but will now serve as the first single off Tyga’s upcoming album The Gold Album: 18th Dynasty.
“That’s the new mature Bieber, so I just felt like it was great to do a record with him at this turning point in his career,” T-Raww told Yesi Ortiz. “Musically it just reminds me of when Timberlake got with Pharrell, when he went from *NSYNC to Justin Timberlake.”
The Gold Album: 18th Dynasty is due in the spring. “It’s gonna be a real good album,” he said of the follow-up to April’s Hotel California. “It’s gonna be more kinda how likeCareless World, my first album, was… It’s way less commercial. I felt like Hotel Californiawas more commercial and I made more radio-type records. This album is straight rap.”
The song hits iTunes tomorrow, but you can listen to the radio rip below.
top 5 debut of My Name Is My Name, King Push is back on his grind. This time, the Virginia MC drops a verse on the Vice remix to Linkin Park’s single “I’ll Be Gone.”
“I’m stylin’ on ‘em/ I’m swervin’ on ‘em/ I know it’s wrong, but life’s a bitch, she turn me on,” he raps.
The track will appear on the band’s upcoming remix album Recharged, due Oct. 29.
Monday, October 21, 2013
By: Adriene Morton
New Orleans breed, Curren$y has been cruising through life in the clouds lately with his soulful sound, and now he’s ready to take flight. Spitta has been releasing a number of mixtapes over the years from This Ain’t No Mixtape , Pilot Talk, Jet Life Order, and the list goes on! The 32-year-old is stirring up major hits this year, recruiting A-list artists from all over to work with, and we can’t wait to hear the results!
Curren$y reunites with Young Money’s Lil Wayne and Birdman for their brand new single, “442″. The rapper debuted the new song on New Orleans radio station Q93 Wednesday night, and it’s been buzzing the media ever since! We’re use to seeing Spitta team up with his Jet Life crew, but we’re in store for something bigger and better this time around! The Monsta Beatz-produced track is pure genius as Curren$y gives his fans some serious New Orleans flavor as he teams up with Cash Money’s finest and slays the track.
Spitta kills the hook as he raps: “442 442/Im burnin gas like a 442/We comin through, convertibles and coupes/My OG told me smash anything in front you”
And not to mention Wayne’s sick flow: “Money to the ceiling/Pimpin is a gift I opened way too early/Like my hair curly, redbone curvy/Make em run from this/Alright, lipstick on my boxers these bitches love my posture/Quick frankly Im Sinatra Im shark and you tilapia”
We see this pilot is in “Jet Life” mode as he raps atop the soulful beat and takes dopeness to a whole ‘nother level. Bump it!
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A Paradigm Shift in Leadership for The Black Community
Words by: Renee Gardner, Associate News Editor
Are the New Black Panthers ready for a young fresh face to lead the coalition? According to various inside sources, the New Black Panther leader, Malik Zulu Shabazz, has decided to step down from his leadership position with the NBPP and Min. Hashim Nzinga will take over as the new head of the organization.
Last year, Min. Hashim Nzinga made headlines for announcing a $10,000 bounty for the capture of killer George Zimmerman in the death of slain teenager Trayvon Martin and for his arrest in Gwinnett County, Georgia for allegedly selling a handgun at a Dekalb County pawn shop days after accepting a plea deal in Gwinnett County for writing a bad check.
However, prosecutors decided to dismiss the gun charges against Nzinga after they acknowledged that he was never told he could not possess a firearm after his plea deal.
Just a few weeks before his announcement, Shabazz participated in a highly anticipate debate with a young leader, Amun-Re Sen Atum-Re, also known as Bro. Polight, on the idea of sovereignty for Black people under white supremacy. Amun-Re Sen Atum-Re (Brother POLIGHT) is the Nu-Covenant’s Supreme Grand Apperception Nysu,author of 82 plus books and fluent in 8 languages – all at the age of 30.
“If we killed all the white people in the world, we will still have black people problems.” – Bro. Polight
While Polight combated Shabazz’s message of hating white supremacy and educating our people to deal under white supremacy, the thirty year-old Nu Covenant leader revealed realistic strategies and prerequisites to help deliver the Black community from their inflicted citizenship in the Unites States.
“You decide which ones makes more sense, which is more practical and more logical to accept.” – Malik Zulu Shabazz
Both preach black power, but judging from the debate, Polight seems to be more about action while Shabazz focuses on complaining about current issues that plague our communities. Polight even goes as far as using his 16-year old home schooled daughter who is preparing to further her education to study astrophysics.
Did Polight reveal truths to Shabazz that made him reconsider his position, or did Malik realize his ideals were a bit outdated for our current situation? What does this mean for the future of the New Black Panther party?
Take a look at an excerpt from the hour-long debate above, and share your thoughts below.
“We’re dealing with a whole new dilemma and phenomenon in 2013. We have to wake up and realize we can’t use those old templates for 2013… Let’s demonstrate what black power is.” – Bro. Polight
HHE has confirmed that Attorney Malik Zulu Shabazz did officially stepped down as leader of the organization and has assumed the role of President of Black Lawyers for Justice. For information on the organization, go to: www.blfjustice.org or follow them on twitter @blacklawyerfj
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