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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


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


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.



How Jadakiss And Styles P Are Bringing Juice Bars To The Hood

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.