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Talib Kweli takes Hip-Hop to ‘Protest Stage’

Talib Kweli, the Brooklyn-based hip hop artist, was on two stages at Moogfest on Thursday — first at the Carolina Theatre talking about work, music and politics, and later on a large outdoor stage outside Motorco Music Hall.

The outdoor stage at Moogfest is called the “Protest Stage.” Kweli performed a high energy range of songs including old school beats, reggae, A Tribe Called Quest and Black Star, the hip hop duo he was in with Mos Def. About halfway through his set, he stopped to talk about hip hop and society.

“This is pro-black rap. Because pro-blackness is about equality; it’s about equity,” he said. “Nobody is superior over anyone else. Race is a social construct.”

Kweli said that if they come to see him live in the flesh, then they get him live in the flesh, not just music.

“I’m 41 years old. I represent hip hop on this stage,” he said.

Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/counties/durham-county/article151572042.html#storylink=cpy

NEW SKOOL RULES – INTERNATIONAL HIP-HOP AND R&B MUSIC CONFERENCE AND FESTIVAL

New Skool Rules aims to create a platform for SHARING AND GAINING KNOWLEDGE, NETWORKING, DOING BUSINESS AND HAVING FUN!!! New Skool Rules has been very successful in bringing out the Music Industry’s Movers & Shakers as speakers for the different panels, workshops and masterclasses.

In 2017 New Skool Rules will have some of the biggest names and influential people in the Urban Music Industry as panel members, sharing their knowledge and experiences with the delegates.

This anniversary edition New Skool Rules will feature:

SVP of A&R Omar Grant (Roc Nation), Director of A&R Yaasiel ‘ Success’ Davis (Atlantic Records), SVP of A&R Sterling Simms (Universal Publishing), Head of Urban Global Ryan Press (Warner Chappell/ Warner Music), Grammy Award winning producer/songwriter Chris Henderson and Troy Taylor (Trey Songz),  SVP of A&R Ashley Calhoun (Pulse Music Group), SVP of A&R Shani Gonzales (BMG Publishing) and renowned lawyer Bob Celestin.

All of the Americans will be accompanied by Promoter/ Manager Magdalena Jensen (Poland), Promoter/ Manager Ekatarina Bazhanova (Russia) and the most important person in Urban Media from the UK, Charlie Sloth.

New Skool Rules always makes sure that the top performers in the different markets showcase their talent, from legends like MC Shan and Fredro Starr (Onyx) to LMFAO and Bishop Lamont to extremely known artists from Asia like Joe Flizzow, SonaOne & Mizz Nina, who have graced the New Skool Rules stages.

J. Ivy – Dream BIG – From the book “Dear Father: Breaking the Cycle of Pain”

DREAM BIG ….   J. IVY 

Award Winning Poet J. Ivy performs this visual installment of “Dream BIG” for his new book “Dear Father: Breaking the Cycle of Pain.” BEST WATCHED IN HD. Executive Producers: Chrisp, J. Ivy, & Josh Senior. Directed By: Chris Velona (Chrisp). Director of Photography By: Mike Marasco. Aerial Photography By: Darren Miller and Eddie Rozay. Edited By: Senior Post. Music Produced By: Rich Sancho. Recorded By: Hector Delgado. Mixed By: Greg Majers. Mastered By: Collin Jordan. www.J-Ivy.com www.DearFatherLetters.com

Available on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/dre…

 

 

 

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Award Winning Poet J. Ivy “Dear Father: Breaking the Cycle of Pain” which is now available on Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Dear-Father-Bre…) or Barnes & Noble (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dear-…)  Published by Beyond Words an Imprint of Atria Books/Simon and Schuster. Directed By: Jamaar J of Superstar Films (Assisted By: Erin Hinton). Music Produced By: Aaron Richardson.

 

 

MULTIHOP.TV HIGHLIGHTS Afrika Bambaataa & Rakim Central Park Summerstage Concerts (Free)

 

Afrika Bambaataa  – August 8 

5:00 pm – 10:00 pm  Doors 5pm / Show 6pm

SummerStage, Central Park

Rumsey Playfield, New York, NY United States

Afrika Bambaataa is one of the three main originators of break-beat deejaying, and is respectfully known as the “Grandfather,” “Godfather,” and “The Amen Ra,” of Hip Hop Culture as well as The Father of The Electro Funk Sound. Through his co-opting of the street gang the Black Spades into the music and culture-oriented Zulu Nation, he is responsible for spreading rap and Hip-Hop culture throughout the world. He has consistently made records nationally and internationally, every one to two years, spanning the 1980’s into the next Millennium 2000. Due to his early use of drum machines and computer sounds, Bam (as he is affectionately known) was instrumental in changing the way R&B and other forms of Black music were recorded. His creation of Electro Funk, beginning with his piece “Planet Rock,” helped fuel the development of other musical genres such as Freestyle or Latin Freestyle, Miami Bass,Electronica, House, Hip House, and early Techno.

Rakim August 11

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Marcus Garvey Park

W. 122nd St. and Mt. Morris Park West, New York, NY United States

 

In the history of Hip Hop, few artists have had as great an impact on the development and progression of the art forms lyrical style as Rakim. Universally referenced as one of the Masters of the Microphone and an influence and inspiration to his peers and followers alike, Rakim first exploded onto the scene with the release of iconic “Eric B. Is President” in 1986 with long time collaborator Eric B. The single marked a turning point in the Rap world – raising the bar for future emcees and revolutionizing the way rhymes are delivered to this day. No serious discussion of the music’s greatest performers is held without a deferential accounting of his achievements, and no serious rap artist grips a microphone without channeling some of his legend. Now with twenty-five years at the top of Hip Hop’s Greatest list, the Long Island, NY native not only continues to record for himself, but also works with young artists signed to his own record imprint, Ra Records. With recent tributes in 2012 such as being named the #1 Lyricist of All Time by The Source magazine, receiving the coveted BET Lifetime Achievement Award and being nominated to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, two original music projects, his first feature film role and sold-out international tours keeping the world’s eye on the one many call The GOD EmCee, Rakim Allah continues to lead where others just follow.

 

David Banner: Speaks on Hip Hop, Rap, Racism, Police, Laws, culture, and his new Album : The God Box

David Banner sits down with Vlad Tv and speaks on multiple issues in society today from police issues, laws changing, violence, racism, culture issues, the music industry, Real positive Hip Hop artist needing more support, Rap game is an embarrassment with its dumb down music agenda. 

David Banner also promotes his new album dropping soon  called the God Box and says it will be a classic Hip Hop album, he feels its his best work and says it can be looked at as 1 of the best Hip Hop albums in years if not of all time.

David Banner on his new album The God Box!

June 25: PopMaster Fabel, Bobby Morales & Lean Rock @ Spanish Harlem Hop Park Jams E. 108th & 3rd Ave NYC

2015 Tools of War True School NYC Summer Park Jams presented by Rane!

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Dedicated to Flyer King Buddy Esquire, Lucky Strike & B-Boy Zip
2015 SPANISH HARLEM HOP
June 25: PopMaster Fabel, Bobby Morales & Lean Rock
Forever Host: GrandMaster Caz! Sound by DJ Jazzy Jay
Free! All Ages! 3-7pm @ Poor Richard’s Playground E. 108th & 3rd Ave E. Harlem. 6 train to 110th St.

Still Photography is welcome but No Video/Filming. No Alcohol or Drugs. No Vending without permission. Do not go behind the ropes or on stage.

The Friends of Crotona Park, Rane & Tools of War present:
THE 2015 CROTONA PARK JAMS

July 2: Jazzy Joyce, Cheese, Steve Dee & Breakbeat Lou
July 9: DJ Hollywood, Dr. Duss & GrandMasterCaz
July 16: Biz Markie, DJ Rockin Rob with Chuck City & more
July 23: Kool DJ Red Alert, DJ Lord Finesse, DJ Jazzy Jay
July 30: DJ Charlie Chase, GrandWizzard Theodore & PopMaster Fabel

4-8pm Free! All Ages! Feat. Legends & Pioneers on the turntables. It’s All About the DJs! Host: GrandMaster Caz. Enter Crotona Park at Crotona Park East & Charlotte St. Bronx NYC. 2 or 5 Train to 174th: Walk South on Boston Road. Turn Right at Charlotte St. Walk toward Indian Lake. Bronx NYC or BX 11, 15, 17, or 55. Every Thursday in July!

AUGUST 4, 11, 18 & 25: 2015 DIGGERS DELIGHT
Aug. 4: Biz Markie, Edan & Undercover Brother
Aug. 11: Boogie Blind, Lord Finesse & more
Aug. 18: Rockin Rob, Chuck City, Forrest Getemgump +
Aug. 25: Large Professor, Chairman Mao & PopMaster Fabel
4-8pm. Free! All Ages! DJs rock their funkiest but rarest tracks from back in the days that no one should be able to identify. St. Nicholas Park on 135th St. and St. Nicholas Ave. Harlem NYC. B/C to 135th. Every Tuesday in August!

SEPTEMBER
somewhere in either the Bronx or Harlem, God willing!

SPONSORS:

RANE dj.rane.com (presenting)

FRIENDS OF CROTONA PARK (presenting) www.facebook.com/groups/135902836436195

CORNELL HIP HOP COLLECTION http://rmc.library.cornell.edu/hiphop

BETWEEN THE COVERS RARE BOOKS www.betweenthecovers.com

BORN IN THE BRONX www.amazon.com/Born-Bronx-Visual-Record-Early/dp/0789315408

12INCHSKINZ: www.12inchskinz.com

SHURE: www.shure.com

SONY: www.sony.com

SERATO: www.serato.com

ODYSSEY: www.odysseygear.com/

PEAVEY: http://peavey.com/

CREST AUDIO www.peaveycommercialaudio.com/products.cfm/cr

JOE CONZO: www.JoeConzo.com

FRANCISCO REYES: www.mamboso.net

IGNACIO SOLTERO: http://deejaysoul.com/

MING HAN www.facebook.com/ming.han.79?fref=ts

FABEL: www.facebook.com/JorgeFabelPabon

NOISEMAKER MEDIA: www.NoisemakerMedia.com

UNUSUAL SUSPECTS: http://unusualsuspectsshop.com/

ORTOFON: www.ortofon.com

HUSH TOURS www.hushtours.com

UNIVERSAL ZULU NATION: www.zulunation.com

DMC USA www.dmcdjchamps.com

GMC Entertainment www.facebook.com/GRANDMASTERCAZ

DJ JAZZY JAY: www.facebook.com/pages/DJ-Jazzy-Jay/374208923220?fref=ts

More sponsors welcome – Trades in DJ Gear Possible!
Contact toolsofwar@gmail.com

June 4: Kool DJ Red Alert, Marlon B & Looie Loo @ Spanish Harlem Hop Park Jams E. 109th & 3rd Ave NYC

2015 Tools of War True School NYC Summer Park Jams presented by Rane! Dedicated to Flyer King Buddy Esquire & Lucky Strike 
2015 SPANISH HARLEM HOP
June 4: Kool DJ Red Alert, Marlon B & Looie Loo
June 11: Eclipse, Evil Dee & Sucio Smash
June 18: Bobbito, Tony Touch & Forrest Getemgump
June 25: PopMaster Fabel, Bobby Morales & Lean Rock
Forever Host: GrandMaster Caz! Sound by DJ Jazzy Jay

Free! All Ages! Every Thursday in June from 3-7pm @ Poor Richard’s Playground E. 109th & 3rd Ave E. Harlem 6 train to 110th St. or trywww.hopstop.com.

Still Photography is welcome but No Video/Filming. No Alcohol or Drugs. No Vending without permission. Do not go behind the ropes or on stage.

The Friends of Crotona Park, Rane & Tools of War present:
JULY 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30: CROTONA PARK JAMS
4-8pm Free! All Ages! Feat. Legends & Pioneers Only on the turntables. It’s All About the DJs! Host: GrandMaster Caz. Enter Crotona Park at Crotona Park East & Charlotte St. Bronx NYC. 2 or 5 Train to 174th. Bronx NYC or BX 11, 15, 17, or 55. Every Thursday in July!

AUGUST 4, 11, 18 & 25: DIGGERS DELIGHT
4-8pm. Free! All Ages! DJs rock their funkiest but rarest tracks from back in the days that no one should be able to identify. St. Nicholas Park on 135th St. and St. Nicholas Ave. Harlem NYC. B/C to 135th. Every Tuesday in August!

SEPTEMBER
somewhere in either the Bronx or Harlem, God willing!

DJs who confirmed to rock the 2015 Tools of War True School NYC Summer Park Jams include Jazzy Jay, Biz Markie, DJ Steve Dee, Bobbito, Bobby Morales, Dj Lean Rock, DJ Slyce, Charlie Chase, Jorge Fabel Pabon (of course), Grandmaster Caz, DJ Marlon B, GrandWizzard Theodore, Chairman Mao, Kool DJ Red Alert, Looie Loo, DJ Eclipse, Evil Dee, Sucio Smash, Tony Touch, Forrest Getemgump, Rockin Rob, Chuck City, Sucio Smash, Edan, Undercover Brother, Raichous, Dr Duss & more tba!

SPONSORS:

RANE dj.rane.com (presenting)

FRIENDS OF CROTONA PARK (presenting) www.facebook.com/groups/135902836436195

CORNELL HIP HOP COLLECTION http://rmc.library.cornell.edu/hiphop

BETWEEN THE COVERS RARE BOOKS www.betweenthecovers.com

BORN IN THE BRONX www.amazon.com/Born-Bronx-Visual-Record-Early/dp/0789315408

ODYSSEY: www.odysseygear.com/

JOE CONZO: www.JoeConzo.com

IGNACIO SOLTERO: http://deejaysoul.com/

MING HAN www.facebook.com/ming.han.79?fref=ts

FABEL: www.facebook.com/JorgeFabelPabon

NOISEMAKER MEDIA: www.NoisemakerMedia.com

UNUSUAL SUSPECTS: http://unusualsuspectsshop.com/

HUSH TOURS www.hushtours.com

UNIVERSAL ZULU NATION: www.zulunation.com

DMC USA www.dmcdjchamps.com

GMC Entertainment www.facebook.com/GRANDMASTERCAZ

More sponsors welcome – Trades in DJ Gear Possible!
Contact toolsofwar@gmail.com

2015 Tools of War True School NYC Summer Park Jams: June – September @ various parks in the Bronx and Harlem!

2015 Tools of War True School NYC Summer Park Jams: June – September – presented by Rane @ various parks in the Bronx and Harlem!
DJs who confirmed to rock the 2015 Tools of War True School NYC Summer Park Jams include Biz Markie, DJ Rectangle, DJ Steve Dee, Bobbito, Bobby Morales, Dj Lean Rock, DJ Slyce, Charlie Chase, Jorge Fabel Pabon (of course), Jazzy Jay, Grandmaster Caz, DJ Marlon B, Chairman Mao , Kool DJ Red Alert & more tba once they check their emails and get back to me ….

June – Spanish Harlem Hop every Thurs. God willing – Park tba – we are working on it now.

July – Crotona Park – Bronx – every Thurs. God willing.

Aug. Diggers Delight – Harlem – every Tues. @ St. Nicholas Park, God willing.

Sept. some kind of park jams somewhere in some park, God willing!

Tools of War grassroots Hip Hop

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