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Music

RAEKWON – “THE WILD” – The Chef’s 7th Solo Album!! (Stream) via @lisafordblog #WUTANG

CONSEQUENCES OF SOUND: "The Wild’s production is absolutely modern, but many of these beats have a dark edge that pairs much better with the angry flow Raekwon has perfected over the past three decades. “This Is What It Comes Too” immediately recalls classic ’90s Raekwon. The New York MC effortlessly drops vivid, hard-hitting lines like, “Stroke my bullets with cyanide/ So when they touch you that’s a case closed.” Raekwon spits an endearing recount of the life of Marvin Gaye on “Marvin”. The song features a big hook from CeeLo Green, who cuts through this boom-bap track like an outstretched hand pulling the cut into 2017. “Marvin” and “I Have Nothing” both come with the boom-bap foundation that should please Raekwon’s longtime fans."
Entertainment

GAME OF THRONES Premieres 7.16!!! (VIDEO) via @lisafordblog

Possibly the best series ever written for modern television, HBO's GAME OF THRONES Season 7 will be leashed upon us July 16th according to the new video preview released today. It's rumored that this will be the last season of this amazing show derived from a series of fantasy novels by American author George R. R. Martin. If you haven't kept tabs on GAME OF THRONES through watching previous seasons, you have missed out on an incredibly addictive phenomenon.
Music Review

ARTIST_LR Is When Epic Meets Dope. (Interview) via @lisafordblog #MusicMonday

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.
Music Review

Is KAIJU THE UNCONQUERABLE The Greatest Rapper Alive? (Interview x VIDEO) via @Lisafordblog

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.
Films

Premieres Today – “I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO” (Official Trailer) via @lisafordblog

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."
Music Video

YOUNG THUG – “Wyclef Jean” (Artistic Music Video) via @lisafordblog

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."
Music Review

CHRIS RICH Presents “Lord Knows” & “Determination” #InstantClassics via @lisafordblog

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.
Films

STAR WARS’ PRINCESS LEIA – Dead Today at 60 – RIP CARRIE FISHER x (Vintage Video) via @lisafordblog

"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.
Entertainment

J COLE Tells Us “Happiness Is Attainable” (Video Clip) via @lisafordblog

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.
Entertainment

TUPAC SHAKUR Officially Inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame via @lisafordblog

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.
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