Jazzy Jeff and Skillz are TALKING ABOUT YOU Hanging out at CIAA :)

Ha! Jazzy Jeff and his team are on the road AS USUSAL, and into their second season documenting their journeys via their web show “Vinyl Destination.” In this episode, the season opener, Jeff and Skillz discuss their experience with the crowd during the CIAA Tournament. I won’t lie, I literally laughed out loud. Watch with…

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Santigold, Big Daddy Kane, Eric Roberson and more. The 3rd Annual ONE Music Fest: Atlanta, GA

Labor Day Weekend The 3rd Annual ONE Musicfest www.onemusicfest.com

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Young Guru Responds to “Paris vs Poorest” via Video

“Paris vs Poorest” is a poignant statement of perspective. Maurice “Mo the Educator” Dolberry‘s depiction of the two sides of the coin that Yasiin Bey and Jay-Z and Kanye West portray caught the attention of the Pillars of Hip Hop embodied including Chuck D, various notable DJs and far from least, recording engineer to the…

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Paris vs Poorest: Occupy the Throne? Or Rip it From its Foundation?

Released 47 years to the day after the assassination of Malcolm X, Yasiin Bey offers the video for his counternarrative to Jay-Z and Kanye’s luxury rap, club-banger. Equipped with the glyph and all – the stylized Arabic writing for “Yasiin” flashes on the screen throughout the video – the emcee formerly known as Mos Def…

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Interracial Dating in Post-Racial America

Is this a post racial America? “Nigger in a Northface” by Legit, illustrates the complexity and turmoil surrounding an interracial couple. What do you think?

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The Power of Being Authentic – Karmin

“Do You.” It’s a message that means nothing more than be your authentic self, and play YOUR role in the big picture. I love seeing examples of people who find ways to show the world their talent, and work hard at it. It becomes just a matter of time before their passion and time investment…

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Nas and Damian Marley: Distant Relatives

With Marley tampering down Nas’ tendency towards self-obsession, and Nas giving Marley’s island-tinged sound a hip-hop edge, Distant Relatives proves that great music can still be made about important issues.

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Saunders Sermons – “Classic Delight”

Classic Delight by Miami native singer/trombone player Saunders Sermons is a well executed delve into a time musical time period that you will miss when it’s not being played.

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