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Muhammad Ali: The People’s Champ .. Documentary

Wednesday, September 23 at 10 PM ET/PT, BET will premiere its new documentary “Muhammad Ali: The People’s Champ,”

Directed by Clarence “Coodie” Simmons and Chike Ozah

The Documentary features exclusive interviews with family, friends and admirers, including Muhammad Ali’s daughter and Niece Laila Ali, as well as Shaya Ali, LL Cool J , Common, Ludacris, T.I., Nas, Mike Tyson, Sugar Ray Leonard, Ray Lewis, Tyrese, Rosie Perez, David Banner, Michael Eric Dyson, Billie Jean King, Walt Frazier, Jim Brown, Ronnie Essett, Sway Calloway, Wood Harris, Jeffrey T. Sammons, Godfrey C. Danchimah, Richard Sherman, J. Ivy and more.

 

Mysonne – What’s Going On? …. Official Video

Mysonne remakes Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On?” to bring awareness of the police brutality and social injustices in our communities. Mysonne continues to carry the hip hop flag high and tackles issues in america and the rap industry.

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Video Directed & Edited by Rameen Aminzadeh of BeatsRhymesAndRelief.Org Follow: @RealRameen @Rhymes4Relief

 

 

Celebrate the Life and Legacy of Tupac Shakur … Check out his Bio ..

 

 

 

Tupac Shakur Biography

Actor, Rapper (1971–1996)  
On Sept 13th 1996  .. Tupac passed away ..  his legacy lives strong through his music, energy and fans .. Rest in peace King …
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SYNOPSIS 
Born in New York City in 1971, Tupac Shakur, known by his stage name 2Pac, was an American rapper. Shakur has sold more than 75 million albums worldwide, making him one of the best-selling music artists in the world. Most of Tupac’s songs are about growing up amid violence and hardship in ghettos, racism, other social problems and conflicts with other rappers during the East Coast-West Coast hip hop rivalry. Shakur was shot and killed in Las Vegas, Nevada, in 1996.
EARLY LIFE 
Shakur has become a legend in hip-hop and rap circles for his talent, his violent behavior, and his brutal death. The son of Black Panther activists, Shakur was raised by his mother Afeni Shakur. She was actually in jail on bombing charges during her pregnancy with Tupac. She was later acquitted in the case. He had no contact with his biological father, Billy Garland, until he was an adult.According to The Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of Rock & Roll, Shakur was originally named Lesane Parish Crooks, but his moniker was soon changed to Tupac Amaru Shakur. “Tupac Amaru” means “shining serpent.” He had a difficult childhood, moving frequently around in the New York City boroughs of Brooklyn and the Bronx. Shakur received an education in radical politics from his mother, but he also saw some of life’s hardships through her struggles with substance abuse. In his youth, he explored acting by becoming a member of the 127th Street Ensemble, a Harlem-based theater company.As a teenager, Shakur attended the Baltimore School for the Arts, where he took acting and dance classes, including ballet. While living in Baltimore, he discovered rap and began performing as MC New York. In the late 1980s, Shakur and his family moved to the West Coast. He joined the Oakland, California-based hip-hop group Digital Underground, which earlier had scored a hit with the song “The Humpty Dance.” Shakur appeared on two of the group’s recordings—1990’s This Is an EP and Sons of the P before going solo.
Debut as 2Pac
In 1991, Shakur emerged as a solo artist—using the name 2Pac—with his debut album 2Pacalypse Now. The track “Brenda’s Got a Baby” reached No. 3 on the Billboard Hot Rap Singles chart. His second album, Strictly 4 My N. I. G. G. A. Z., crossed over to the pop charts, with singles “I Get Around” and “Keep Ya Head Up.” The album went platinum, selling more than a million copies.Around this time, Shakur made his film debut in the 1992 urban crime dramaJuice with Omar Epps, Samuel L. Jackson and Queen Latifah. He showed his softer side in Poetic Justice (1993), which was billed as “A Street Romance.” Shakur starred opposite Janet Jackson in the film. The following year, he played a drug dealer in the basketball drama Above the Rim.

Controversy

2Pac became quite a sensation, earning praise for his musical and acting talent as well as condemnation for his explicit, violent lyrics. Many of his songs told of fights, gangs, and sex. He appeared to be living up to his aggressive gangster rap persona with several arrests for violent offenses in the 1990s. In 1994, he spent several days in jail for assaulting director Allen Hughes and was later convicted of sexual assault in another case. Shakur himself fell victim to violence, getting shot five times in the lobby of a recording studio during a mugging.

The next year, after recovering from his injuries, Shakur was sentenced to four and a half years in prison in the sexual assault case. His third solo album, Me Against the World (1995), started out in the number one spot on the album charts. Many critics praised the work, noting that tracks like “Dear Mama” showed a more genuine, reflective side to the rapper. The possibility of an early death runs through several songs on this recordings – something that many have seen as a chilling moment of foretelling.

After serving eight months in prison, Shakur returned to music with the album All Eyez on Me (1996). He was reportedly released after Death Row Records CEO Marion “Suge” Knight paid a bond of more than $1 million as part of Shakur’s parole. In his latest project, Shakur as the defiant street thug was back in full force on this recording. The song “California Love” featured a guest appearance by famed rapper-producer Dr. Dre and made a strong showing on the pop charts. “How Do You Want It” also was another smash success for Shakur. It appeared to be a golden time for Shakur.

Besides his hit album, Shakur continued to pursue his acting career. He landed several film roles around this time. He co-starred with Mickey Rouke in the 1996 crime drama Bullet. Before his untimely death, Shakur completed work on two other projects—Gridlock’d and Gang Related—that were released in 1997.

Violent Death

During his career, Shakur had become embroiled in a feud between East Coast and West Coast rappers. He was known to insult his enemies on his tracks. On a trip to Las Vegas to attend a boxing match, Shakur was shot while riding in a car driven by Knight on September 7, 1996. He died six days later, on September 13, 1996, from his injuries at a Las Vegas hospital. Shakur was only 25 years old at the time of his death, and his killer has never been caught. Since his death, numerous albums of his work have been posthumously released, selling millions of copies.

Shakur’s life has inspired numerous books and theatrical productions, including the 2012 musical Holler If Ya Can Hear Me. That same year, he made a posthumous appearance at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival with the help of technology. A 2-D image of the late rapper accompanied Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg during one of their performances at the California event. Shakur’s return to the stage from beyond the grave stirred up a new wave of interest in his videos and his music.

Check out Public Enemy’s : New video – Man Plans God Laughs

Public Enemy is back with a New Album, its out now support revolutionary hip hop artist with a real message in there music.

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Are you a Radical? Are you a Pacifist? Are you scared to Fight? Are you Grown? Do you Stand Up? Are you Owned? ORDER:https://www.rcsmusic.com/35575995…/man-plans-god-laughs.html

 

Immortal Technique: If Left Alone Will ISIS Become Like America?

Vlad tv  interviews Hip hop’s revolutionary urban activist emcee Immortal Technique, the two discussed how mainstream media has taken citizens’ awareness of national problems to new levels of distraction. What some people fail to realize, is that issues like police brutality have been going on for over half a century, and now that everyone has smart phones to record incidents, lets not forget this has been going on way before technology could help capture footage of these incidents taking place.

In this clip, Immortal Technique gives us another look at the disturbing realities of America’s society (past and present), advantages that certain citizens have in this day and age, and why in the end, America’s claim of being a “free society” may not be all that accurate. Educate yourself on whats really happening in America.

 

Multihop.tv : Video tribute to celebrate Hip Hop legend, Revolutionary Rap Artist Tupac Shakur Birthday & Legacy.

TUPAC SHAKUR : ( June 16, 1971 – September 13, 1996)

Rapper – Actor – Poet –  Activist – Revolutionary – Leader – King 

VIDEO TRIBUTE TO CELEBRATE THE LEGACY OF 2PAC’S BIRTHDAY & LIFE .. REST IN POWER, PEACE, PARADISE KING

2pac – Old School [HD]

Life Goes On – Tupac

2Pac – Do For Love

Tupac – Me Against The World

2Pac – Changes ft. Talent

2Pac – Keep Ya Head Up

2Pac – Dear Mama

2Pac  – I Ain’t Mad At Cha

 

2Pac and Scarface – Smile For Me Now (Original Version)

2pac feat Dr.Dre – California Love HD

2Pac – Gangsta Party (Official Video)

2Pac – Hail Mary ( ft. The Outlawz )

2pac feat notorious big runnin dyin to live

2pac – Until The End Of Time

 

The New Version of OSX Will Greatly Improve Performance of Adobe CC Video Apps

At Apple’s WWDC conference yesterday, the company announced updates for both its mobile and desktop operating systems. Of particular interest for filmmakers, however, is one new feature in OSX, which should drastically improve the performance of Adobe’s video apps.

Article credits : Robert Hardy / No film school :

That feature is Apples Metal API, which was originally designed for iOS 8, and which allows developers more direct access to GPU hardware. In theory, the new API will enable developers to optimize their GPU-intensive apps for notable boosts in rendering performance.

Adobe has already announced that it will be adopting the Metal framework for all of its Creative Cloud apps for OSX. It also announced that in its testing of After Effects, they saw impressive performance gains of roughly 8x when rendering. It’s hard to say what exactly this will mean for the other video and photo apps in Adobe’s CC suite, but any boosts in graphics performance are always welcome in my book.

If you’re wondering what else is coming to OSX El Capitan, here’s a quick summary video of the new features from TechnoBuffalo:

Apple also announced that it is working with other software companies such as The Foundry and AutoDesk to implement the Metal API. Like previous iterations of OSX, El Capitan will be a free upgrade and will likely be released to the public in Fall of 2015.

Dame Grease New album Martial Law – Amerika ft. Chi-Ill ( video ) Support revolutionary Hip Hop.

The time has come to bring you over 5 years of art, creation and life from over 20 years of dedicated contributions to the Hip Hop Music world. Martial Law Album + Reality by Multi Platinum Producer and Writer  Dame Grease (Damon Blackman), has an eclectic mix of rhyme and reason, written and produced by Dame Grease + guest production by Snaz Oz DaWizard of Toronto.

Dame Grease is most recognized for his behind the scenes work with DMX, The LOX, Cam’Ron, Currensy, French Montana, Max B and NAS. He is also one of the main participants responsible for devising the highly coveted syncopated template that currently defines mainstream Hip Hop.

 

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–  I STARTED THIS ‪#‎MartialLaw‬ ALBUM IN 2011, IT JUST ISNT ABOUT THE BULLSHIT GOIN ON IN THE WORLD, ITS ABOUT TELLIN PEOPLE HOW THIS WORLD WORKS #MARTIALLAW IS HERE ALREADY, DUDES IN THE HOOD NEED TO START GOIN TO THE RANGE, GET ACCURATE! CAUSE THEY SENDIN IN THE SHARPSHOOTERS! – Dame Grease  

 

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Multi-platinum producer Dame Grease has just released “Amerika,” the first single and video from his upcoming album Martial Law. The dark, gritty visuals reflect the album’s ominous tone, reminiscent of Grease’s work on DMX’s album It’s Dark & Hell Is Hot. The album itself is also a response to the current social, political, and cultural unrest present in the United States.