The BeatMakersFest aims to promote the art of Hip-Hop musical composition and brings to surface the organic hidden talent throughout the region. Now is the time to submit your music to participate in the festival’s live battles.
I want to make music that motivates people. I want to make them feel how powerful they are, make them want to level up in life, and remind them that they have the power to do so.
The anger and frustrations of the community were put on display for the world to see, stores were burned and looted. While it was nowhere near the magnitude of LA, it was a reminder to America that you can only push a community so hard for so long until eventually they push back. All news media directed their efforts towards the happenings of Baltimore, and as fate would have it, all of these events occurred within days of the 23 year anniversary of the Los Angeles uprising. Maybe it’s a sign of things to come, or maybe its just a coincidence.
Stop being hood rich. Be nation rich. Don't spoil something that came from nothing. Hip hop could build a charter school right now.We gotta own some things.
Dawud Knuckles' exhibition brilliantly ushered visitors into making the connection between fine art and hip hop. Each selected art piece was presented as Biggie's lyrics personified!
Here we go again! We continue with our Top 10 Hip Hop Songs about Hip Hop series...be sure to check back as we countdown the greats. Last week, we discussed the #7 spot. This week, we showcase #6. Check it out:
6. The ROOTS - What They Do
Thin is the line that run between love and hatred
The game is ill-natured, it's nothing sacred
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LL Cool J is a force in the entertainment biz. The Grammy-winning artist has not only tackled the music world, he has also won over audiences with his starring role on the CBS hit drama, NCIS: Los Angeles.
Now, the father of four is taking on a new challenge — the ACE Brand “A” Game Challenge, a contest that asks sports fans and aspiring young athletes to submit video entries showcasing their skills in sports for a chance to win $10,000. The campaign also benefits the non-profit organization, After-School All-Stars.
“My after-school experience was trying to keep my bus pass and hoping I could get home with my new sneakers on,” the star told Parade.com. “So anytime I can do something that benefits kids and gives them an opportunity to have an after-school experience, I’m 100 percent in.”