ARTIST_LR reaches out to the consciousness of rap music lovers with unapologetic politicism and romanticism. His music is definitely not an on-the-surface, bland-sounding experiment. It contains messages about surviving in the face of hardship and the battling against societal underestimation. ARTIST_LR digs deep with blunted-swing sophistication through raw lyricism accompanied by harmonic beats that will haunt your brain cells. His upcoming project is an intimidating epic anchored with brutal honesty and sophistication.
KAIJU THE UNCONQUERABLE is a creative genius who one can say is well ahead of his time. Although futuristic, with alien-like tendencies, his music unearths the past and tends the roots of elemental 90’s Hip Hop reinvigorating the genre completely in a new era. KAIJU THE UNCONQUERABLE is that Artist who breaks new ground with a refutation of polished sheen and maximal perfection. Creating a sound that is difficult to reproduce, KTU possesses his own DNA pattern on Hip Hop with the most complete concept since Wu-tang.
MOTHERJONES: "In the eyes of filmmaker Raoul Peck, the voice of author James Baldwin has been largely forgotten in the 30 years since his death. Yet Baldwin's words remain uniquely relevant today. I Am Not Your Negro, Peck's Oscar-nominated documentary, which hits selected theaters this week, recounts Baldwin's incisive examination of the systemic racism that underpins the black American experience. The film—based on letters, published work, and notes from Remember This House, Baldwin's unpublished manuscript about his contemporaries Medger Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King Jr.—also serves as a critique on how Hollywood has clouded the bitter reality that African Americans faced in their struggle for civil rights."
PITCHFORK: "Young Thug’s JEFFERY highlight “Wyclef Jean” has a new official music video, and it features only fleeting glimpses of Thug himself. The clip is full of text from the directors, Pomp&Clout, who outline all the ways the video’s creation allegedly went awry. Aside from one shot where Thug enjoys some Cheetos, the rapper never quite makes it to the video’s set. “On my way home, I wondered if Young Thug would’ve liked the shoot we put together for him,” reads the video’s text. Watch the video, with its tiny cars and child police officers."
North Carolina native and lyricist CHRIS RICH is building a notable career as an intense rapper working with a multitude of producers with beats that find new and interesting ways to wreak havoc. Hailing from Washington D.C., CHRIS RICH is one of rap’s most impressive poets who has entered the mainstream with such releases as, “Lord Knows”, and “Determination”. He understands the art form conceptually like no other, and his continued output demonstrates an addiction to rap.
"Theres no room for demons when you're self possessed" - @carrieffisher RIP Princess... CARRIE FISHER. I remember watching her as PRINCESS LEIA in the STAR WARS films and telling myself that Fisher was a symbol of strength and girl power. This woman spoke openly about mental illness and helped so many people. Carrie Fisher wasn't just Princess Leia, she was a phenomenal human being.
I'm posting this short video of J COLE on the Angie Martinez Power 105.1 fm radio show because what's he's saying truly resonates with me and has shifted my way of thinking. In our quest to achieve and to reach are greatest heights, gratitude is the best attitude. Shout out to J COLE for being one of my favorite leaders of the new school.
Congratulations to TUPAC SHAKUR for being inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. According to Rolling Stone magazine, artists are eligible for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 25 years after the release of their first album or single. 2017 is the first year legends, Pearl Jam and Tupac Shakur were eligible. They are also the first artists to join the institution who started their careers in the Nineties.
Buzzfeed is my new favorite website as New Reporter, Kassy Cho, just posted a hell of a story titled, "A Student Has Created A Gripping And NSFW Photo Series With Trump’s Quotes About Women". Take a look... WARNING: This post contains graphic content.
I've collected a few videos from Twitter for this blog post. E! News reports that Kanye met with Trump “to discuss a potential role for the rapper,” according to an unnamed source. They reportedly discussed West “becoming an ‘ambassador of sorts.’” E! News reports the source as saying “Trump is interested in getting West involved in an ‘entrepreneurial leadership role.’” E!’s source contradicts TMZ, saying that it was Trump’s camp who requested the meeting, not Kanye’s.