R.A. The Rugged Man Debuts Sadat X Feature + "Song Of The Day"
Courtesy Nature Sounds.
Rapper and hip-hop scholar R.A. the Rugged Man knows his music. Now, R.A. is launching a new "Song Of The Day" series, highlighting old-school classics, forgotten gems, and new material. He's kicking off the series with a brand new track...his feature off Sadat X and Will Tell's new True Wine Connoissers project. Also featuring Thirstin Howl III, "People In The Hood" is now available on iTunes along with the rest of the album.
Sadat X (ft. R.A. The Rugged Man + Thirstin Howl III) - People In The Hood Shared from theruggedman
I go by the name of Flyy Guy Fresh I'm up and coming artist hailing from Harlem, NY. My music is centered around wordplay, metaphors, story telling and wittiness. I'm influenced heavily by the music of the 90's and that's what I try to give in my musical approach by making good music but still keeping the art of lyricism present.
Is it to early to say love is in the air? With Vday around the corner D.Chamberz drops a new single "All I Need". This is the first single from D.Chamberz #LoveLife mixtape dropping on Valentine's day (2/14/13). This track is a remix to Fat Joe's smash hit "All I Need" and features up and coming actress and singer Anna Morris. Follow D.Chamberz on twitter @Dchamberz_SCH.
The campaign asks President Obama to come home to Chicago, the president’s hometown, to work with the community to present a concrete action plan for saving the lives and improving the futures of Black and Latino youth in Chicago and throughout the nation.
In 2012 alone, more than 500 Chicagoans were murdered. Chicago Police attribute the high murder rate to gun violence. The shooting death of 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton last week, a mile from Obama’s Kenwood home, begged the question that few have spoken aloud: where is President Obama’s leadership on the crisis of gun violence affecting Black and Brown youth in the nation’s urban centers?
Although a White House spokesperson made a brief statement on behalf of the president and first lady expressing sorrow for the Pendleton family’s loss, the statement fails to address the systemic variables that contribute to high gun violence deaths amongst urban youth. The president’s silence is particularly striking, given the forceful leadership and resolve he correctly demonstrated in response to the recent suburban Newtown, Connecticut massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Youth advocates and activists around the country—from Chicago hip-hop artist Rhymefest, and former White House Green Jobs advisor Van Jones to Chicago’s own Father Flager and the Reverend Jesse Jackson—have expressed support for the goals of Black Youth Project campaign, which asks Obama to come home to Chicago, address the concerns Chicago’s youth have about their personal safety and reassure the nation about the value we place on the lives of young Black and Latino Americans.
The campaign has a petition that seeks 50,000 signatures.
“We know President Obama cannot solve the issue of gun violence alone,” the petition says. “However, he can call the nation to consciousness about the need for a response to this crisis.
Community and student rallies are being planned this week in Chicago.
“Black and Latino youth are facing a crisis that demands the leadership of our president,” says Cathy Cohen, Founder of the Black Youth Project, an organization committed to empowering Black youth across the country. “Young Black and Latino citizens turned out in record numbers for this president in the 2008 and 2012 Presidential Elections. They stood by him. Now they need him to stand with them for change.”
About the Black Youth Project:
The Black Youth Project is a diverse online resource for black youth and all those who are committed to enriching the lives of black youth. Through our three main sub-sites - BYP Research, BYP Blog, and BYP Action - we produce research about the ideas, attitudes, decision making, and lived experiences of black youth, amplify the perspectives of young black people daily without censorship or control, and work to mobilize black youth and their allies to make positive change and build the world within which they want to live.
Swollen Members Releases Video For "King Of Diamonds"
Courtesy Kerosene Media.
Swollen Members continue to roll out new material from their upcoming new album "Beautiful Death Machine", as the group have released their new video for the track "King Of Diamonds" online. Swollen Members new album "Beautiful Death Machine" is scheduled release on March 19th release via Suburban Noize/Battle Axe Records.
Black Thought & Local Girls Take On Michelle Obama's Challenge!
Courtesy Sims PR.
Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter of Philadelphia's legendary Hip-Hop band, The Roots has invited his VIP friends to use their voices for a special day with a very special cause.
n February 16, some of the top names in Philly entertainment will gather in support of the health and well-being of disadvantaged girls and women.
GrassROOTS Community Foundation's
3rd Annual "Let's Move It Philly!"
Health Forum & Benefit Concert
is a community call-to-action
(prompted by First Lady Michelle Obama)
use our collective voices to bring attention and support to Philadelphia's disadvantaged girls and women, while leading a star-studded day of education and music!
In the morning:
Mayor Michael Nutter and other special guests will join the girls from GrassROOTS' C.H.I.C.K.S. program for their Walk/Run and Community Health Forum.
In the evening:
Artist performers and VIP guests will participate in a special, onstage photo opp with Black Thought. We'll also share more about GrassROOTS Community Foundation, along with a few, small ways people everywhere can lend a hand to girls and women in need.
Tell Your Readers! Benefit Concert Tickets - letsmoveitphilly.eventbrite.com.
'Church' is the brand new track from Rich Malone is produced by Audible Doctor of The Brown Bag AllStars. The Chicago-based Rich Malone has very high hopes for his future in Hip-Hop and as you'll probably agree, this talented emcee is a name to watch out for! He has been writing, rhyming and crafting his skills for the past ten years, using the frigidly cold Midwestern backdrop as his inspiration. Rich Malone is a name to het used to! Make sure you check this out.
Video: JustMe "Knob Creek" f/ Marcus Wilkerson & Sheisty Khrist
Courtesy Josh @ Illect.
We've got a new music video from JustMe's latest album "Full Disclosure". The video is for the single "Knob Creek" that features Marcus Wilkerson & Sheisty Khrist. Deacon the Villain (Cunninlynguists) directed the video.