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Commercialization and the music industry.

By Lartinos, published on Sep 28, 2012 is about disdain for the commercialized culture that we live. It's a revolution of beats, thoughts, and vocals that transcend commercial values. The "suits" are slowly noticing the power of this culture and will definitely attempt to run into the ground through commercialization just like Hip-Hop has gone down the drain. It is hard to go by one day without seeing a lame commercial with someone rapping in some way to hock some kind of item. The art form has become more joke than substance and is nothing more than a cliche at this point. This makes sense as Hip-Hop is almost entirely... (more)

Tags: hip-hop, music, house, star, artist, bieber, pop, electronic

Resistance Then, Resist Now! @ Arlington West, Oct. 25th

By T. Conboy, published on Oct 10, 2009

...groups of speakers will be framed by cultural presentations:  spiritual drumming from the S.H.I.N.E. Mawusi women’s drum alliance and members of the ADAAWE women’s percussion group (; Get Lit Players - teenage wizards with poetry from the sonnets of Shakespeare to hip-hop - who tour Southern California school assemblies, also competing nationally in contests and a drum circle will conclude the event.   (One or two additional special music guests TBA.)

The speakers on the first 20-minute panel will focus on The Resistance, then and now.   Guests... (more)

Tags: iraq, hip-hop, healthcare, california, hollywood, music, santa monica

Interview With A Funny Indian

By wolviela, published on Aug 3, 2009 represent probably the general, the norm.

Funny Indian: There is a big difference between what Russell Peters and I do. We are both Indian comedians and other than that there is nothing that we have in common. We are good friends, but our comedy is so different. His is urban, hip-hop, cosmopolitan, worldly kind of guy and I’m just a nerdy Midwest, engineer type guy. His humor is very over the top, mine is more subtle and it’s also very highbrow, niche.

Wolviela: When you get up on stage, do people expect you to break out into this thick Indian... (more)

Tags: los angeles, new york, hip-hop, hollywood

Ash Grove Summer Intra-national Event, July 12th

By T. Conboy, published on Jul 1, 2009

... at 1:30 p.m. and include Michelle Shocked, blues guitarist Bernie Pearl, pianist/songwriter Sheila Nicholls, musical humorist Roy Zimmerman, poet/writer S. Pearl Sharp, S.H.I.N.E Mawusi women's drum alliance, Get Lit players – teenage wizards with poetry from the sonnets of Shakespeare to hip-hop, Conjunto Los Pochos and Richard Montoya of Culture Clash. Tickets are $40 per person. For information: (310) 391-5794 or Ticket requests and/or donations can also be mailed to: Ash Grove, Box 661--037, Los AngelesCA 90066.

The fundraiser is one of a series of... (more)

Tags: los angeles, hip-hop, hollywood, santa monica, obama

A Culture Of Change At Jazz Reggae Festival

By Ricky Ricardo, published on May 27, 2009


Ayo is a rising star in the music industry. She rocked the festival with a set of tunes form her critically acclaimed previous CD’s. The crowd were treated to some R&B, reggae, Afro-beat merenaded in American soul.

It was obvious from the crowd reaction that adding hip-hop to the line-up was a wise decision and good investment. People Under The Stairs from Los Angeles and De La Soul from the East Coast got the crowd up and on their feet with their electrifying lyrics.

Vocalist Leela James kept the momentum up and moving forward as she demonstrated her... (more)

Tags: los angeles, jazz, hip-hop, music

Santa Monica Festival: greener And Greener

By Ricky Ricardo, published on May 11, 2009

...multi-cultural choir that performed a set of classic choral repertoire that took the crowd on a musical journey thru Scotland, Asia, and South American countries Argentina and Venezuela.

Things got HOT! HOT! HOT! For the next performance. Agua Libre performed a turbo charged set of hip-hop, funk, soul, reggae and Afro-Latin sounds. The crowd was propelled to the grassy dance floor for the infectious salsa tunes. Agua Libre laid down some high powered Latin sounds from the CD’s of the two lead vocalists. Rico Pabon’s Louder Than Fiction and Destiny Wolf Again and... (more)

Tags: new york, jazz, hip-hop, california, environment, hollywood, music, fashion, santa monica

11th Annual Festival Latino Presented By Lasa

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Apr 6, 2009

...of people in the crowd was old enough to remember the following tunes performed by Mainstream. “Oye Como Va,” “I Feel So Lonely,” “We Are Family,” “La Bomba,” “Black Magic Women,” and “Ain’t That America.”

Hip-Hop artist Olmeca delighted the crowd with a set of original conscious hip-hop from his debut CD Semillas Rebeldes.

The all-female group Mariachi Divas has a busy schedule touring in support of their 2009 Grammy Award for Regional Mexican Album for the CD Canciones de Amor. The visually... (more)

Tags: los angeles, hip-hop, music, mexico

The Prison Industrial Complex In The Eyes Of Mumia Abu-jamal

By Credo, published on Feb 27, 2009 a special on Mumia featuring Mumia himself, Danny Glover, Mumia's lawyer, and others

Legal Update - Suzanne Ross of the FMAJC (NYC) gives a legal update David Dinkins Show Pt. 1, Pt. 2- Members of the FMAJC (NYC) on the David Dinkins Show (2 parts)

Mumia 911 - Hip-Hop song recorded in support of Mumia featuring, Dead Prez, Chuck D, Pharoahe Monch, P.E.A.C.E., Black Thought, Last Emperor, Zach De La Rocha, Divine Styler, Tuffy, Hakim, Tragedy Khadafi, Sayeed, Slimkid Tre, Wise Intelligence, Aceyalone, Goldii Lokks and Afu-Ra


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Tags: hip-hop, california, police, shooting, traffic

Sheriff Joe Strikes Again

By D. E. Carson, published on Jan 17, 2009


Chalk one more up for Maricopa, Arizona County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.  He's got hip-hop goon DMX in his clutches and wearing pink underwear.

According to Yahoo Music's Billy Johnson, Jr., in his "Hip-Hop Media Training" blog, rapper DMX is serving true hard time in Arizona's most famous penal system for animal cruelty, drug involvement and fraud.  "Sheriff Joe" told Fox & Friends that he has had the policy of pink T-shirts, underwear and socks in place because inmates at the Maricopa County jail kept stealing the white underwear, so to prevent any future inmates from absconding... (more)

Tags: hip-hop, music, education

Ball Drop??? Who Needs It!

By Kim, published on Jan 5, 2009

...on Guitar and Benny on Piano with Clayton, Trevor, and James each getting a turn to make it plain.

Miles Davis tune, "All Blues" was true to its name as Kenny and Benny had us submerged in the spirit of the Blues.

James Moody performed a vocal Blues, scat-filled, Jazz embracing, Hip-Hop howling original of his own making. James swooned, crooned, pleaded, and deleted all ardent emotion filled expressions to the audience with love wishes for Christmas and for a Happy New Year. Mr. Moody even cut a few soulful steps to accent the rhythmic and rousing moves.

The attentive... (more)

Tags: los angeles, new york, jazz, hip-hop, california, music

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