Peace To The Gods & The Earths: A Look Into the Five Percent Nation

I remember the first time I got introduce to the Nation of the Gods and Earths better known as the Five Percenters. I always into to studying ancient African culture, black sciences and so on. I was quite different from most of my peers. One of friend’s step-father noticed my thirst for knowledge and gave … Continue reading

Feature Article: Female Emcee’s…What Happen To You

Hip Hop is a culture that was birth in the 1970’s. Consisting of several elements rapping, breaking, graffiti, and entrepreneurship; Hip Hop was the social vehicle for self expression that spoke about the daily life of urban America.  Women have always played a role in the construction of the Hip Hop culture. However the male dominance … Continue reading

Who Shot Ya: Jimmy The Henchman Rosemond Did

Jimmy the Henchman has confessed to his involvement in the 1994 shooting of Tupac Shakur that happen at  Quad Studios. Tupac had initially thought that Biggie Smalls and the rest of the Bad Boy Camp had set him up. Pac was shot five times and the shooting was the catapult that set off the east vs. west coast … Continue reading

Event Recap: The Alley Cats Lounge Live Music Series

This past Thursday I venture out to Mirage Nightclub (401 West Baltimore St.) to catch the Alley Cats Lounge live music series. Hosted by Sonje Productions and Events 4 Good People, the purpose of the event is to raise the awareness of HIV/AIDS in the Baltimore community. Using female artist to help with the cause, WISH, … Continue reading

News We Did Not Cover But Others Did: The Weekly Rap Up

K. Michelle reveals her abuser, Nas co-signs two upcoming emcee, Tip’s New video and more. Check out the news we came across this week read this week. D’Angelo Confirmed To Play BET Awards–1st Televised Performance in 10+ Yrs:  Exclusive Interview with Awkward Black Girl Director/Actress Issa Rae:   Russell Simmons Says Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Is … Continue reading

New Video Alert: Ethel Cee’s “One Fifty”

One of Philadelphia prime emcees Ethel Cee has just released the visuals for “One Fifty”. Watch how a one dimensional shot turn into album cover coming alive.   ONE FIFTY is featured on the new Ep from Ethel Cee & Dumhi… “Seven Thirty” available NOW via Lyrics & Vocals by Ethel Cee Produced by … Continue reading

Food For Thought: Why Radio Play’s The Same Damn Song

Ever wonder why you see and hear the same 20 artists on the rotation on radio & television? No, it’s not because people are calling the radio stations requesting the songs incessantly.  The answer: media-consolidation. 90% of the media is controlled by only 6 companies: GE, Newscorp, Disney, Viacom & Time Warner. Compare that to … Continue reading