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“I Am Not Your Negro”

Today’s post is all about the Academy Award nominated feature “I Am Not Your Nergo” an impactful film that raises question and puts a pulse on the country. This film captures the revolutionary life of James Baldwin in a way that stirs up uncomfortable but very necessary. “I Am Not Your Negro is in theaters across the country. Please do your self and check out this historic film and as always…

 

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Shades of Blue

Todays post comes from the energetic talent Vince Mensa, as he uses his latest single “Blue Shades” to speak on the current state of Flint, Michigan touching on the water situation and how the government don’t care about people in poverty. Explaining his perspective about America and how there is a imbalance that needs fixing. Using his words to encourage listeners instead of leading them on a path of destruction. Opening eyes to the truth and reality of life, corruption of government and how we must collectively build our own communities and stop looking for handouts. Challenging listeners to be the change they want to see in the world, it first starts with self. Make sure you check out this inspiriational song and video below and as always…

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i am NOT Black, you are NOT White

Today’s post speaks on the many social barriers we place on ourselves through race, Prince EA delivers a heartfelt poem about skin color. With the recent shooting of Alton Sterling and the never ending hate building among-st people who look differently, this poem serves as an elixir to the problem. Pointing out the programming and hypnosis tactics of the media and politicians to divide people from each other instead of uniting. Changing our morals and values, creating hate in a society that is based on labels given by others than ourselves. Posing uncomfortable questions about race, to open our eyes on the way we see each other. Explaining how labels are made to divide us and we are more than labels we are unique human beings. Make sure you stream this video below and as always…

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Preacher’s $on

YGTUT is a rap artist hailing from Chattanooga, TN.  His mixtape Preacher’s $on is one any rap fanatic should willfully lend an ear to.  The content of his music can be described as the intersection of the streets and the pulpit.  Not to be meant that he preaches at the listener but more so just him being a preacher’s son he obviously has religious influence in his music, but that is only one aspect of it.  Although his father is a preacher, he still finds himself in situations that are street influenced.  YGTUT finds a way to give the listener a good balance of the two very different worlds.  On his record Hangin’ he says, “Niggas act like because yo pop a preacher, they supposed to hold you up to this certain standard, like you perfect.  Fuck nah!  But if you don’t know anything else, know that I’m about prosperity.  A person can come from a dark situation and turn into light.  Let’s get rich, invest money into our black communities.”  So although his music has a street influence there is also influence stemming from a forward thinking and hopeful outlook for not only his future but black people as a whole.  One can even find inspiration while listening to the mixtape.  On “Highs & Lows” he says:  “Get you some ambitions, keep on sitting like a lazy hoe, wishing on them visions, when the fuck is you gone chase em though?”  Overall the project is solid and touches on a broad yet overlapping range of topics.  The content isn’t the only thing that is noteworthy, the production is flawless from beginning to end.  There are mixtapes that have a solid 4 or 5 tracks and the rest are throw away tracks but this mixtape is one where you won’t skip a single track from beginning to end. Check out this young King speak the gospel over his church inspired productions below and as always

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