Illusory Protection: Chess & The Prison Industrial Complex

He confused science fiction with science facts, He couldn’t separate the block, from recorded tracks – GZA, Illusory Protection

In 2006, I created the Hip-Hop Chess Federation to teach kids chess and correlating life skills. A few years ago, a young Black female student tried to sneak past me in the lobby at John O’Connell High School where I worked as a security guard. She was late. Being the ever inquisitive security guard, I slipped into stealth mode. It was a hot morning. As she tried to skip through the lobby entrance I playfully popped outta the shadows and said “What time is it?!”

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Stereo Assault Presents: Courtnie Live!

College radio show and culture curator Stereo Assault concludes their 2015 concert series with rising R&B recording artist Courtnie at The Demo on December 23rd; doors open at 7:00 p.m, show starts at 8:00 p.m.

Courtnie

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Interview: P.L Talks Inspiration, Ann Arbor, New Music & More

We were able to catch up with Ann Arbor’s P.L to talk about some of the new things going on his career. P.L is most notably known for working with Grammy winning producers Needlz, and the J.U.S.T.I.C.E League and appearing on MTV & BET. As P.L ventures to the next stage of his career, we were able to talk with him about his upcoming plans and new music.

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T-Dubb-O Proclaims “Fux Yo State of Emergency”

T-Dubb-O takes aim at the St. Louis and U.S Government about the State of Emergency that was illegally issued in Ferguson/St.Louis, MO this week. He also calls out Steve Stenger, Ron Johnson, Chief Dotson, Chief Belmar, & President Obama while explaing there has been an emergency for black people for over 400 years. Listen to the song which comes from one of the most active Ferguson protestors.


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The Average Rap Band’s “Stream Of Nonsenseness”

As a huge fan of the now defunct New Zealand band @peace, I was disappointed the guys euthanized the group. But I was ecstatic when one of the group’s vocalist, Tom Scott, told me they had some tricks up their sleeves. Out of the ashes from Melbourne, the hip-hop duo Average Rap Band was formed. The duo consist of Tom Scott and Lui Tuiasau as they rhyme over Dandruff Dicky and Hone St John production. The six track EP, Stream of Nonsenseness, is heavily focused on lyrics and the unique instrumentation by Dandruff and Hone. Check out the co-featured album of the month below and purchase it on Bandcamp.

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Hugh Augustine Releases “MASSIMO CIABATTA”

Los Angeles emcee Hugh Augustine releases his newest album, MASSIMO CIABATTA, today which boasts collaborations with Ray Wright, Liv Young, Skeme, Al B Smoov and more. Check out the visuals to his official video for “Expensive Taste.” Check out his interview with LA Weekly and get your copy of the record on iTunes now.


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