M.O.P. returns with “Welcome 2 Brooklyn”, the latest track off their new project “Street Certified”. Order “Street Certified” now on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/id9….
Rap Pioneer Melle Mel Defends Macklemore’s ‘Downtown’
Hip Hop artist Macklemore has been criticized over the song “Downtown,” which features rap legends Melle Mel, Kool Moe Dee and Grandmaster Caz. The criticism has Melle Mel upset because he says the white rapper is the only one to reach out and work with the pioneers of the genre.
Does Melle Mel have a point ?
Look at todays rappers and the budgets to work with artist do any of these rappers today reach out to work with old school Hip hop legends. or use there lyrics for hooks. maybe feature them in a video.
HIP HOP / RAP LEGENDS .. Jadakiss and Styles P , The LOX members are looking to provide a much-needed place for people in low-income neighborhoods to consume something good for them. Through their chain of juice bars, Juices For Life
Styles P said, “In the poorer communities, mostly, the money gets invested in liquor stores and Fast food restaurants the kind of things we don’t need.”
Jadakiss and Styles P are leading by example and looking to put an end to food deserts through their Juices For Life locations, but they aren’t alone.
Jeff Brown, the founder and CEO of Brown’s Super Stores, a chain of grocery stores that offers high quality and nutritional food at affordable prices, said, “What Jadakiss and Styles P are doing, they’re successful, and they don’t need to be concerned about society… They’re deciding to use their success to make a difference for people. I think if we all did that, we’d fix a lot of our country’s problems.”
With its 3 locations, Juices For Life is giving people access to nutritional options in the Bronx and Yonkers, New York, with hopes of expanding in the near future.
Prompted by a seemingly never-ending a string of violent deaths in America, many of them involving police officers and unarmed civilians, community organizers in New Jersey well rally in Newark Friday to celebrate the fifth annual #24HrsOfPeace, a moment of music, discussion and demonstrations in the name of stemming violence in the streets of America. A host of hip-hop luminaries including Rakim, Smif N Wessun, Das EFX and DJ Marley Marl will be on hand, along with the event’s founder, MC and Newark native Hakim Green.
#24HRSOFPEACE: “Uniting The Human Family”
Performances from Rakim, Smif N Wessun, DuItAll, Das EFX,
The Juice Crew Reunion + More
Friday, August 28 – Saturday, August 29, 2015
24 Full Hours (6PM to 6PM)
Clinton Avenue & Bergen Streets, Newark, NJ
Arguably the hottest rapper out right now, Kendrick recently purchased a modest 4 bedroom home in Eastvale, CA for $523,500.
He’s stands alone in hopes to starting a new trend in Hip-Hop: “no multi-million dollar Mansions, no blings, no drugs, no thugs”. However, Kendrick’s modest house makes a loud statement and confirms his rejection of material temptations.
The lot where the house is located is listed at 7,800 square feet, so the house is much smaller.
Jeru explained how the project is materializing, stating that American producers will supply beats for Polish rappers and vice versa.
“What I do is have the American producers produce a track, and then I have the Polish guys rap on the American producers’ track, and then I have the Polish producers produce a track and then I have the American artists rhyme on that track, so that’s what I’m doing. It’s Hip Hop global. I’m trying to show the world that Hip Hop is not just in North America or Canada. It’s all over the world.”
BACK ONCE AGAIN!! The Freestyle and Old Extravaganza concert will be held at the legendary Radio City Music Hall on June 27 and 28.
This will mark the 10 Year Anniversary of this spectacular tour! Featuring Vanilla Ice, Information Society, TKA, George Lamond, Coro, DJ Kool, Das EFX, Sugar Hill Gang, Judy Torres, The Cover Girls, Noel, Chubb Rock, Melle Mel of the Furious Five and more.
If Ice Ice Baby, Bad of the Heart, Maria, No Reason To Cry and Silent Morning are some of the songs on the top of your nostalgic old school play list, this is one concert you do not want to miss. Over 3 hours of guaranteed sing along… get your tickets now; it’s always a sell out.
WHILE PLAYING IN NYC AT RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL THIS concert was one OF THE HOTTEST TICKETS TO GET YOUR HANDS ON.
IF YOU ARE A “GOLDEN ERA’s HIP-HOP FAN” and live in L.A… Don’t miss this event!
Live from Nokia Theater L.A. JULY 18TH featuring DMX, EPMD, Rakim, Big Daddy Kane,Slick Rick, Doug E. Fresh, Special Ed, Biz Markie, Naughty By Nature & More.