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Jay Z presents ‘Time: The Kalief Browder Story’

The bare facts about Kalief Browder’s experience with the criminal justice system are awful enough. Arrested at 16 after being accused of robbery. Locked up on Rikers Island for more than three years while waiting for his day in court. Beaten while jailed. Kept in solitary confinement for two of those years.

About two years after the charges were dropped and he was released, Browder committed suicide.

The New Yorker chronicled Browder’s ordeal with an in-depth story in 2014. Now Shawn Carter (a.k.a. Jay Z), in collaboration with Weinstein Television, is premiering a six-part documentary at 10 p.m. Wednesday on Spike that details how a teen who always insisted on his innocence wasn’t just lost within the process, but brutalized and forever scarred by it.

“Time: The Kalief Browder Story,” directed by Jenner Furst, blends archival footage (including video from surveillance cameras inside Rikers) with re-creations of moments from Browder’s life and interviews with those closest to him and various law enforcement experts, advocates for reform and journalists.

http://www.freep.com/story/entertainment/movies/julie-hinds/2017/02/25/time-kalief-browder-story-spike-jay-z/98217056/

MULTIHOP.TV HIGHLIGHTS Dr. Dre & Q-Tip’s New Beats 1 radio shows

 

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In addition to allowing the service to stream his album ‘The Chronic’, the good doctor will also have a twice-monthly show on Beats 1 called “The Pharmacy.”

The Pharmacy will make its debut today at 3PM PST, and air every other Saturday in the same time slot.

“Today on Beats 1, Zane Lowe announced the show we’ve all been waiting for….Dr. Dre’s “The Pharmacy”! Officially bringing the West Coast to the world, this one hour show is hosted by Dr. Dre alongside a cast of characters including Eddie Francis, DJ Pooh, Wyann Vaughn- The Voice Of Reason, and music from DJ Jus Incredible.”

Q-Tip’s weekly Beats 1 radio show, “Abstract Thought” which premieres tonight at 10pm ET on Apple Music, is a whirlwind of hip-hop, rock, afrobeat, salsa, disco and more.

Beats 1 will also feature a host of special shows from the likes of Drake, Pharrell, Disclosure and Jaden Smith.

Info Courtesy of Apple Press Release.

 

MultiHop Highlights International Hip Hop – “DJ Questlove For Cuba Documentary”

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DJ Questlove of the legendary “Roots” made good use of his time in Havana, engaging in extensive cultural research both by digging up some classic Cuban-made vinyl and by visiting the legendary EGREM studios, where most–if not all–of those classic sessions were recorded.

Check out the link below to view a Mini Documentary of Questlove’s Cuba Trip.

Cuban Hip Hop All Stars CD Available Now

You want an introduction to Cuban Hip Hop??

Check out the first Cuban Hip Hop CD produced in Cuba -“Cuban Hip Hop All Stars CD 1″.

This album sounds much like the 80’s Hip-Hop from the bronx.

It is Hip-Hop the way it should be! Not just about promoting gangs, guns, and girls, but rather grass roots political movements.

Cuba now has over 200 hip hop groups, be sure to check out the leading groups in Cuban Hip Hop culture: Orishas, Don Dinero & Nilo MC to name a few.

Support these Cuban Hip Hop artists and buy the CD!

 

http://www.amazon.com/Cuban-Hip-Hop-All-Stars/dp/B00005O7W0

 

This Weeks Top 5 Best Selling Hip Hop Books

 To know Hip Hop, you must not just listen to music, but have knowledge, wisdom and understanding about the culture.

Below is a list of the current best selling Hip Hop books:

1. It’s Bigger Than Hip Hop: The Rise of the Post-Hip-Hop Generation by M.K. Asante Jr

2. Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation by Jeff Chang

 3. The Hip-Hop Generation: Young Blacks and the Crisis in African-American Culture by Bakari Kitwana

4. That’s the Joint!: The Hip-Hop Studies Reader by Mark Anthony Neal

5. When Chickenheads Come Home to Roost: A Hip-Hop Feminist Breaks It Down by Joan Morgan

 

Purchase the books at amazon.com

Support The Hip Hop Artist!

 

 

Chuck D Blasts Hot 97’s Summer Jam as Hip Hop’s Worst Concert

Chuck D has been blasting Hot 97 regarding this year’s Summer Jam since last week.
“It’s just a sloppy presentation of the art form, the worst presentation known to man,” D explained. “It’s negligent. There needs to be a greater representation of the culture and the community on that radio station.”

“My goal by year’s end is to change the face and sound of urban radio,” Chuck D says during an interview with Billboard. “I’ve been in this shit 30 years, too long to just sit and let it be. I’m not going to be the grim reaper. I don’t want to be the grim reaper. But people have to stand up and we need some change, and it’s time.”