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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

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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.

 

 

Talib Kweli: Conscious Rap Used To Be An Ugly Trend

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Talib Kweli says Kanye West, J. Cole, and Kendrick Lamar are successful with conscious music.

Brooklyn rapper Talib Kweli touched on conscious versus mainstream rap during a recent conversation with Vlad TV. The topic of conscious and mainstream rap was brought up in the discussion when Talib was asked if the rappers of today are saying anything in their lyrics.

He then revealed that in his opinion it’s hard for an artist to break into the mainstream if they have music with content. Talib later cited Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar, and J. Cole as artists who have managed to have successful careers with music he says is both conscious and content-heavy.

“I think it’s real easy to get caught up in generalizing Hip Hop,” Talib said. “You know, when you say ‘rappers are.’ Most of the time when people say ‘rappers’ they’re talking about the top ten mainstream, on the radio, videos-popping-on-TV rappers. Which is actually a very small percentage of what the majority of rappers is doing. So, the rappers who have the most light on them, yes, it’s very hard for music with content to bust through.

“But at the same time we can’t just look at the problems,” he added. “We gotta count our blessing. At any given time you’ll have an artist like a Kanye with a song like ‘New Slaves’ or Kendrick or J. Cole. You’ll have artists that are delivering conscious, content-heavy music that are still finding success. And I would venture to say that those are the artists that last long. You know, you’ll have a lot of artists right now with hot records in the club that people turning up to. But you ain’t gonna be checking for these records 20 years from now. And there’s certain rappers on the charts right now that you will be checking for.”

The Black Star lyricist later recalled conscious rap being a trend, one he says was an ugly one, years ago. He also encouraged artists to avoid trends regardless of what they may be.

“There was a time when conscious rap was trendy,” he said. “When that was the trend. And that was an ugly trend, man. You had people who were not conscious at all doing cocaine, eating pork, and whatnot. Walking around with dashikis on talking about ‘black power.’ You know what I’m saying? So, a trend is never something that any artist should try to follow. You should never be conscious cause it’s a trend. You should never be gangster cause it’s a trend. You should just be who you are.”

During an interview with Vlad TV in June of last year, Talib spoke on being labeled a conscious rapper, and eventually accepting the label despite the demonization of the term.

“Clearly, other people in this business, whether it be consumers or fans, or more importantly, the labels or the media, have the need to label me and package me as a conscious artist…The conscious rapper label correctly applies to me, because I am a conscious rapper…But this industry has demonized the term ‘consciousness,’ and has demonized the idea of positive message and music that can move people in a different direction other than debauchery,” he said.

 

No Malice Reveals Truth Behind Pusha T Reunion, Clipse LP Delay: Malice has changed his views lyrical content & will not return to his old style of rap

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Hip Hop Music with a message .. malice has changed his views on lyrical content

“I know it can happen,” No Malice told MTV News on Friday (March 28). “But if people are looking for the dope-dealing music that I used to give …” … “I would love to be able to be beside [Pusha-T] and rap together,” No Malice told MTV News. “That’s my brother, that’s my blood. But right now it just seems like we’re just on two different paths. I respect where he’s at, I support my brother. But that’s not what I do. I don’t comprise what I do, just like I don’t expect him to compromise what he do.”

Meanwhile, No Malice points out that Pusha would be happy to get into the studio together: “I have heard Pusha express that he really wants to do a Clipse album. He’s ready one hundred percent!” But No Malice isn’t ready, and realizes his reticence to record with Pusha comes as a disappointment to some. “I think the fans want to rekindle that whole entire lifestyle which I no longer live,” he says. “But I will not be rapping like that. I was that, every bit of that lifestyle, and this is where I’m at now. I don’t condemn or have anything negative to say about anyone, this is just the move I chose to make.”

 

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Immortal Technique & Brother Ali @ highline ballroom wednesday april 9th @ Brooklyn bowl april 11th .. Revolutionary Hip Hop

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Brother Ali Details “War & Peace” Tour With Immortal Technique

 

“Me and Immortal Technique kind of started our careers [together] in a way,” Ali said in an exclusive interview with HipHopDX. “We both did a lot of work on our own just getting to the point where we were ready to go on the road and start building a national fanbase. In 2004, one of the first times that I ever headlined on a tour, it was on the West Coast and [Immortal Technique] was the support on that tour. We were in similar stages. I had just put out Shadows on the Sun. He had just put out Revolutionary Vol. 1. I got an earlier chance to tour because Atmosphere took me out. He had done some stuff here and there with the Uncle Howie guys and stuff, but that was his first time really touring.

“And then, the first time that I ever played and sold out First Avenue, which is a big milestone in the Twin Cities, that was the club where they shot Purple Rain, the first time that I ever did that, Technique came out and played that show with me,” Ali continued. “So, we really kind of started together and just remained good friends so it’s cool for us, after all these years, to be getting back together, touring together. It’s dope.”

The tour, which is scheduled to stop in Madison, Wisconsin’s Barrymore Theatre tonight (September 21), was designed to coincide with Rock the Bells because Ali and Technique were both on the bill. Using all four Rock the Bells locations as a guide, Tech and Ali mapped out an itinerary for their tour.

“We’ve been talking about it forever,” Ali, who recently released his free Left in the Deck project, said. “It kind of made sense. Both of us are on Rock the Bells. Once we realized that, we figured it would be a perfect opportunity to route a tour around Rock the Bells. So, there’s a lot of places we didn’t get to go on this tour just because we had to make the routing work so we can do all four Rock the Bells festivals.” Brother Ali On Public Enemy & dead prez Influences

For Ali and Technique, this tour is particularly significant because of the lyrical content both artists tend to focus on.

“Part of why it’s so important for us to do this tour was for us to really put a flag on the touring scene for artists who have a message in their music,” Brother Ali said. “Obviously Public Enemy is gonna be able to do what they need to do because they’re Public Enemy. But, in terms of artists who are still touring in clubs and still selling out shows and everything, this really is our way of solidifying and making a statement that music that has a message is still relevant and it’s still commercially viable. We can still be successful.

“Public Enemy did that for us and they made sure we saw that,” Ali continued. “And then dead prez came along and did the same thing and so many others. Now there are guys coming along like Bambu, people like Invincible in Detroit, Jasiri X, people that are just kind of starting their careers and we feel like it’s important for us to really make that statement for the people that are coming along now, not to buy into the idea that people don’t wanna hear that anymore, but that there is still a market across the country and really around the world of people who are thirsty for that, who will come out and support it with their whole being and with their money and everything. So, it’s really dope to be doing that tour for that reason too.”

 

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