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Prodigy Was Reportedly Working On A Jail Cookbook & A Musical About The Illuminati Before His Death

“Illuminati want my mind, soul and my body,” rapped Prodigy on the 1995 LL Cool J song “I Shot Ya (Remix).”

After the news broke of Prodigy’s passing, Kathy Iandoli – the co-author of the emcee’s Commissary Kitchen spoke to Complex about what the Queens native was working on next.

“The one thing we were planning on doing was a musical about the Illuminati and how the obsession with the Illuminati infiltrated people’s opinions of Hip Hop,” said Iandoli.

She added, “We were initially going to do an interactive type of musical with a company that runs The Illuminati Ball, but then we decided to take our idea to an off-Broadway situation. Tell a story with a very specific beginning, middle, and end. But [the story] began with prison; it was semi-autobiographical.”

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

MULTIHOP.TV HIGHLIGHTS FRANCE HIP HOP ARTIST- Diams “La Boulette” (VIDEO)

“La Boulette” is the first single from Dans ma bulle, an album by Diam’s released on 21 February 2006. La Boulette debuted at number 3 on the French music charts and stayed number one for three consecutive weeks. Containing numerous references to fellatio, incest and violence, some consider the lyrics to be somewhat vulgar if unfamiliar with the genre’s conventions. In 2007, “La Boulette” won a NRJ Music Awards in the category ‘Francophone song of the year’. As of July 2014, it was the 88th best-selling single of the 21st century in France, with 323,000 units sold