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HAPPY 44TH BIRTHDAY HIP HOP – Google Doodle (VIDEO) ft. FAB 5 FREDDY via @lisafordblog

Google and the legendary Hip Hop artist, FAB 5 FREDDY, partnered up for an awesome Google Doodle experience. The "44th" birth date of of Hip-Hop stems from a fateful Bronx back-to-school party in August 1973. I'm happy to see that the genre and culture is celebrated by an American conglomerate such as Google and that video contains a small history lesson of how this internationally influential artform was conceived from "scratch".
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MOBB DEEP’s, PRODIGY, has passed away. HE was 42. RIP to the Legend via @lisafordblog

"To all the killers and the hundred dolla billers" Hip Hop lost a legend today… RIP PRODIGY, the infamous lyricist from Iconic rap duo, MOBB DEEP. Songs like “Survival of the Fittest” inspired me and increased my undying love for Hip Hop, and "The Infamous", album was one of the best Hip Hop projects of all time. I keep the "Shook Ones Part 2" playing in regular rotation DAILY, as this is one of the few songs that captivate my ears. And Mobb Deep’s influential music has been described by Rolling Stone magazine as a "raw, vivid, and vicious distillation of East Coast gangsta rap". The cause of PRODIGY’s death is yet to be determined, but the “Poetical Prophet” has long been battling with sickle cell disease, where the life expectancy is only about 40 years old. Seems like every other day the world shows you that we’re not immortal. Hip Hop lost another G.O.A.T.
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JAY ELECTRONICA – “LETTER TO FALON” New Music ! via @lisafordblog

We're sending a huge salute JAY ELECTRONICA for dropping "LETTER TO FALON", his new joint inspired by and dedicated to Kevin Durant. After sending a series of Tweets which spoke about how KD's performance in the NBA finals led him to drop a new song, Jay Electronica stated, "Letter to Falon is dedicated to all who are pushing forward through adversity, hard trials and hate from the naysayers. Keep going."
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A TRIBE CALLED QUEST – “We Got It from Here… Thank You 4 Your Service” (Album Stream & VIDEO) via @lisafordblog

PITCHFORK: A Tribe Called Quest have shared the lyric video for “We The People...,” the second track on their brand new and final record We got it from Here… Thank You 4 Your service. It features the group’s iconic imagery, with the figure from The Low End Theory coming to life and walking around. Watch it below via Complex. Tribe’s new record–their first since 1998’s The Love Movement–features a bevy of high-profile guests, including Kanye West, André 3000, Jack White, Kendrick Lamar, Elton John, Anderson .Paak, Busta Rhymes, and Consequences. In addition, all four original Tribe members, including the late Phife Dawg, are on the album.
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BORN DIVINE ft. Ne-Yo – No Secrets (New Music) via @lisafordblog

Protect Ya Neck Records legend, BORN DIVINE, teams up with Multi-Grammy Platinum artist, NEYO, for a bass lit rewindable R&B infused Hip Hop hit, "NO SECRETS". BORN DIVINE, who is known for creating music that's transcendent and reinventive, revisits golden era sounds and aims for maintaining the high standards of his genre. Hailing from Baltimore, BORN DIVINE has established himself as a respected established act, backed by a loyal audience that gravitates toward his throwback lyricism. And in its subject matter, its sound, and most crucially, its vulnerability, "No Secrets" is a piece for the ladies that could soundtrack a romantic interlude for years to come.
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DJ KOOL HERC, LEGEND & FOUNDER OF #HIPHOP CO-SIGNS @LISAFORDBLOG

My entire life has been guided by the culture of HIP HOP. I'm admittedly a 90's Hip Hop geek obsessed with all facets of the artform from the bass-infused drum patterns to the hardcore storytelling, lyricism and poetry. SO much so that I've have dedicated my life to the empowerment of Independent Artists of all genres in South Florida by developing a weekly showcase titled the HIP HOP ORGY. I've been an Entertainment Reporter for over 15 years interviewing many legends in the industry including TUPAC when I was just a teen and ICE CUBE during his first movie filming for the the flick "Trespass". Over the years, I've gathered numerous A-List celebrity connections and used these relationships to promote world famous Hip Hop parties all around the nation. Now I've honed in on the careers Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach County residential musicians with hopes to lend my hand in getting artists signed. With so many accomplishments, I could brag all day long but I won't. I don't have to boast because one word from the God of Hip Hop, DJ KOOL HERC, made my entire year. Underneath a simple Hip Hop party flyer on my personal Instagram account (@lisafordblog everywhere), ONE WORD summed up my entire career and I basically can retire right now (but I won't). DJ KOOL HERC, the Father of Hip Hop, the founder of a global culture, told me that what I was doing with the @HipHopOrgy was "KOOL ;)".
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PUBLIC ENEMY – “Mine Again” NEW (MUSIC VIDEO) via @Lisafordblog

PUBLIC ENEMEY's new hit single, "Mine Again" delivers a powerful message and is inspirational on so many levels. NigerianSounds writes, "Legendary Hip-Hop group Public Enemy just delivered their 13th studio album in July titled, 'Man Plans, God Laughs', and today they released a video for one of the songs off the project titled 'Mine Again'. The song features James Bomb who laced it with some poignant spoken word hooks, and Chuck D, the frontman of PE dropping riveting science in the form of lyrics, check out the video which is an ode to Africa and was directed by David Snyder in the Serengeti of Southern Africa."
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