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Bodega Bamz On His Weight Loss Journey & Transition To Acting

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Bodega Bamz On His Weight Loss Journey & Transition To Acting
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10/16/2017 - 3:42pm

Rock Explains His Scar + How Boot Camp Clik Was Formed

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Rock Explains His Scar + How Boot Camp Clik Was Formed
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Rock (of Heltah Skeltah) explains how he got his scar and how Boot Camp Clik was formed in this new interview with VladTV - Breaking Urban News

Watch more from VLAD here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCg7lal8IC-xPyKfgH4rdUcA

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10/16/2017 - 2:34pm

Rock Talks About Meeting Sean Price & How Sean Was Crazier Than Him

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Rock Talks About Meeting Sean Price & How Sean Was Crazier Than Him
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Rock of Heltah Skeltah fame sat down with VladTV about getting his start in the rap world and joining the Decepticons when he was in high school with Sean Price. He explained that while he doesn't promote gangbanging, he does promote gangs, as Rock pointed out that gangs come in many forms, including the police.

During the conversation, Rock spoke about the Decepticons using hammers and other tools as weapons and getting locked up for a robbery he didn't actually commit in 1992. To hear more about that and why Rock says Sean Price was crazier than him, hit the above clip.

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10/11/2017 - 3:50pm

Statik Selektah on Staying Relevant & the Miseducation of Hip-Hop

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Statik Selektah on Staying Relevant & the Miseducation of Hip-Hop
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DJ Statik Selektah has remained relevant within an industry that can chew you up and spit you out. So what's his secret? Between talent (ok, that's not so much a secret), drive, consistency, and knowledge of the culture, Statik has branded himself with a multi-dimensional trajectory that has and will continue to uphold the authenticity of Hip-Hop.

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10/11/2017 - 3:47pm

Statik Selektah on Staying Relevant & The Miseducation of Hip-Hop

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Statik Selektah on Staying Relevant & The Miseducation of Hip-Hop
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DJ Statik Selektah has remained relevant within an industry that can chew you up and spit you out. So what's his secret? Between talent (ok, that's not so much a secret), drive, consistency, and knowledge of the culture, Statik has branded himself with a multi-dimensional trajectory that has and will continue to uphold the authenticity of Hip-Hop.

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10/11/2017 - 3:47pm

Sean Price "Clans & Cliks" Pop-Up Video (AFH)

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Sean Price "Clans & Cliks" Pop-Up Video (AFH)
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Ambrosia For Heads put together this dope "pop-up" video for Sean Price's "Clans & Cliks" song, filled with fun facts about the rap legend.

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09/20/2017 - 1:28pm

Statik Selektah "But You Don't Hear Me Tho" feat. The Lox & Mtume

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Statik Selektah "But You Don't Hear Me Tho" feat. The Lox & Mtume
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09/08/2017 - 9:37am

Talib Kweli "She's My Hero" (Prod. Oh No)

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Talib Kweli "She's My Hero" (Prod. Oh No)
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From Talib Kweli:

Good morning. Spending time engaging with fans on social media has allowed me to spread information about causes and events ignored by the mainstream media. It has also made me aware of important cultural events and connected me with brilliant people who make me a better human being. It was on social media that I first learned about the story of Bresha Meadows. On July 28th, 2016, Bresha Meadows shot and killed her reportedly abusive father. She was 14 years old at the time.
The first thing that struck me about Bresha was how much she physically reminded me of my own daughter. I had a similar experience when George Zimmerman killed 17 year old Trayvon Martin, who reminded me of my son. I instantly felt drawn to these children and I felt compelled to dive deeper into their lives. Leading up to shooting her father, Bresha’s grades were slipping in school, she had run away from home and had repeatedly told relatives and authorities that her father was beating up her mom and threatening to kill the whole family.
Back in 2011, Bresha’s mother, Brandi Meadows, stated in court papers that she had been cut, suffered broken ribs, a broken nose and black eyes, and that she is 100 percent sure she will be killed. She later reconciled with Bresha’s father, which is a common occurrence in abusive relationships. To this day, the father’s relatives insist he was not nearly as abusive as he was made out to be.
Bresha obviously had a different perspective, telling authorities that the gun she killed her father with was the very gun he used to threaten the family with. After sitting in juvenile detention for 9 months and facing at the very least a very lengthy prison sentence, Bresha accepted a plea deal that will allow her to be released to a residential treatment center for 6 months and then to her family. What struck me about this case was Bresha’s age. I express myself lyrically, so a lyric popped in my head while thinking about it -

 

“Do you kill yourself or kill the monster thats making you suicidal, decisions to heavy for the mind of a child.”

 

Regardless of how you feel about this particular case, whether you feel it’s a self defense issue, a domestic abuse issue, a mental health issue or all of the above, the take away for me is that we must do a better job of taking care of and protecting our children. Our children should never feel they have to make these kinds of decisions. I see my own children in Bresha’s young face, and I want to uplift their voices as much as I possibly can. Brandi Meadows has said of her daughter -

 

“She is my hero. I wasn’t strong enough to get out and help us all.” 

 

That statement got me thinking about what a hero truly is, and made me want to write a song about Bresha. My hope is that this song inspires us as a community to more closely examine the dysfunction within our own families, so that we can create solutions before young people like Bresha feel like they must take matters into their own hands. I present She’s my Hero.

 

Using the hashtag #FreeBresha supporters of Bresha Meadows have rallied around her, setting up a GoFundMe page for the family. 

 

 

You can find the latest updates on Bresha’s situation at 

 

 

Look out for my newest album Radio Silence available soon.

 

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08/28/2017 - 1:51pm

Imperius Rex Interview feat. Dan The Man, Bernadette Price & RIM

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Imperius Rex Interview feat. Dan The Man, Bernadette Price & RIM
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Bernadette Price, Dan The Man, and RIM answer questions about the making of Sean Price's 'Imperius Rex' album. Out now: http://SHOPDUCKDOWN.COM

Video by David Diaz & Chris Stokes for DLP
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08/26/2017 - 1:13pm

9th Wonder - Educating Hip-Hop

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9th Wonder - Educating Hip-Hop
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DJ, producer, North Carolina Central and Duke University professor 9th Wonder discusses the preservation of a Hip Hop archive and legacy.

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08/14/2017 - 11:48am
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