Hip-Hop is…coming home. It is a remembrance of our original truth, existence, and creative culture. In the moment, given to remember that we are light; free. Style is a verse expression. Be you. Backed with the foundation of indigenous community. Dance openly as the sparks of one flame. Rhyme and uncover time capsules of scriptural excellence- in the original tongue at the time of delivery. Lyrically one of a kind- every time. It opens.
Hip- Hop is happening right now. The 40th Anniversary of Hip-Hop celebrated the blossom of consciousness that occurred around the early 70s, in the Bronx, New York. It never dies- as it is constantly being reborn- honored since the beginning of time.
One microphone and a voice or a circle of voices. Truth spoken in the rhythm and rhyme locking in the paradigm of Love driven Life. Like sculpting the ether into words- thus continuing to help shape the Divine. Creator will. Guru. The word manifests and with it we are blessed with the choice to vibrate light eternally.
Thank you Hip-Hop, Spirituality and Empowerment. Many all continue to inspire those who are called.
Only one of the premier female DJ’s in the tri-state area. When she is not chopping it up on the 1’s and 2’s globally and locally she is killing it with her live acoustic guitar set. Let’s not forget the radio show. It’s on ustream if your interested. DJ Chela has just been featured on Beyond Race Magazine.. She also participated in a round table discussion called “I am an artist first” featuring Miss Laurie, Bless Roxwell, Eagle Nebula, Likwuid, AtLas, and DJ Nickiee. Be sure to check out her footage from the Winter Music Conference 2009 Spin Off where she placed 2nd out of 36 DJ’s.
Civil rights attorney and politician Percy Sutton has died.
The son of a slave, Sutton first moved to New York City after serving with the Tuskegee Airmen in World War II.
Sutton broke barriers by serving as a New York State Assemblyman before taking over as Manhattan Borough President in 1966 — the state’s highest-ranking black elected official at the time.
He also mounted two unsuccessful campaigns for US Senate and city mayor.
Sutton rescued the famed Apollo Theater in 1981, by purchasing and renovating it for a quarter million dollars.
Reverend Al Sharpton is expected to hold a news conference at the famed theater later today.
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The purpose of the Napoleon Project, is to highlight the inspiring story of Mutah Beale, formally known as Napoleon of Tupac’s Outlawz.
While the numbers of people who have been inspired by Mutah’s story truly reach in to the thousands and even millions. For the first time we will truly get the chance to have the inside look at the various stages he went through in life.
Emerging multi-talent, Caktuz..?13 & legendary father of Black American Film, Melvin Van Peebles (Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song) were spotted together in New York City recently, engaging a store full of eager fans at one of their book signing appearances for the graphic novel adaption to Van Peebles new film Confessions OfA Ex-Doofus-Itchy-Footed Mutha. (Published on Akashic Books http://www.akashicbooks.com).
The line stretched out the door of the small Revolution Books (146 W 26th st.) Store. Fans of all ages awaited their specialized autographed copy of Van Peebles latest effort in the American graphic novel genre. The room grew quiet as Van Peebles introduced his partner in the book’s creation and protege, indie recording artist, Caktuz..?13.
Caktuz..?13, an artist whose list of accomplishments rival most well known artists (art, Music, Fashion, film, etc), illustrated the 60 page story closely with Van Peebles over 6 months. “It was a pleasure, working with Caktuz..?13,” says Van Peebles about his new protege’. “It was one of the best experiences I’ve had. 1st, because the gentleman is talented and 2nd, he tries to get into the mind of the narrator. Very important in communicating ideas back & forth to one another. ”
Caktuz..?13, an award wining graphic illustrator, fashion designer, and actor, isn’t just making the rounds with Van Peebles. ‘Mr. Multi’ will be releasing his sophomore project God’z Porno. The EP, a homegrown version of southern hip-hop he calls Carolina Bluez, will be put out through a joint venture with Block Starz Music & his own AMAS Multi-Media label. After working with such artists as Kardinal Offishall & Akon, dead prez, MOP, Bilal, and more, he is regarded by many to be a rising breath of fresh air in today’s music. With a cult following of passionate fans, and a successful European tour, completed earlier this year, Caktuz..?13 has plans to head back out this fall to South Africa & Japan.
When asked a question about passing the torch, Van Peebles said, “well he was already well past being an apprentice when I met him. A protege seemed like the next step. He was open to that. If I had to pass the artistic torch I couldn’t think of a more capable or enlightened person to pass it to.” The elder statesman finished by saying ” I am very proud of Caktuz..?13. I think he’s gonna be one of the most remarkable multi-talented artists of his time”.
Van Peebles’ new film has already received rave reviews from magazines such as Variety, and got a standing ovation at the Tribecca Film Festival this past year. Doofus is set to premiere in NYC Aug. 21st at Cinema Village
Found the article here–> http://newsone.com/entertainment/melvin-van-peebles-introduces-new-protege-at-book-signing/