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?!”
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.
In 2011, Mitt Romney announced to the United States that he was uniquely qualified to run for president because of his business background of turning things around. The country was several years removed from the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression and still facing many obstacles on the road to recovery. Romney saw himself as the right person for the right time to drive American forward. Unfortunately for him, the economy, by and large, operates independently from the executive branch of government, so as well-intentioned as he may have (or may not have) been, he was wrong, or at least misguided, and the economy continued as did the Obama presidency, making Mitt a mere footnote in American election history.
“I deserve an encore, y’all should welcome me back…”
Those are the first words that you hear on the opening track “Encore”. This serves to be a fitting title and the perfect introduction to the second installment of JP One’s Fire & Brimstone mixtape series.
JP One, aka Jackpot The Chosen One, hails from Detroit, MI and grew up in Benton Harbor. JP One had a rough childhood, but throughout all the trials and tribulations, one thing that has remained the same is JP One himself. Read More…
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Our good friends at The College of Hip-Hop got us hip to an artist by the name of JP One, aka Jackpot Tha Chosen One. We got the chance to talk with the Detroit emcee and discuss maters such as Detroit hip-hop, working with artists like Boldy James, Black Milk and others, and tons more. See what he had to say and more below.
College radio show and culture curator Stereo Assault have partnered with Blank Space on 2847 Cherokee St. St. Louis Mo, 63118, to present a seven night concert series this summer titled “7 Nights of Summer” (#7NOS). This show will feature national touring and local musicians. The concert series will start June 3rd, 2015 and end on August 25th, 2015. Each event doors will open at 8:00 p.m. and the show will start at 9:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased through St. Louis event listing site Do314.com for a cheaper rate of $7.
Hip-hop and weed go hand-in-hand, but ciej‘s “dbs heaven” proves rappers should pass on the blunt and chug a tallboy. The influence of alcohol on the EP reeks like a drunkard’s breath to a cop at 3AM on a Saturday. Pent up on the second floor of blank space and powered by the buzz of beer, ciej strings together pages of thoughts onto six tracks that borderline incoherent, but remain strikingly honest. Like a drunk conversation, “dbs heaven” has the brazen confidence of giving no fucks, the freedom to say whatever is on one’s mind without the filter of expectation or the fear of external perception. Though the themes of the EP are very ciejy — women, money, life — the glossy delivery and convoluted production create a unique context that mitigates any thematic cliche.
Julian got the chance to rap with The Bodega Brovas at A3C 2014. The trio talks about their influences, upcoming music, police brutality, and a huge part of their comedy. The interview is apart of our Lost Interview section, interviews conducted over three months that we still believe are relevant to the current issues at hand. Check it out below.
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St. Louis hip-hop fushion band iLLPHONiCS announced their new partnership with Kansas City record label The Record Machine, well-known for organizing KC’s annual Middle of the Map Fest. The announcement comes after an almost two year campaign of the band’s self-titled and best selling album. “We are excited about this opporunity to be working with the Kansas City based label The Record Machine. They share our vision and putting out excellent music and stay organic and true to self. We look forward to what the future holds and we plan on continuing to put out excellent music,” says lead vocalist and band frontman Larry “Fallout” Morris. Check out the video announcement of the signing below and their newly released single after the break.