THE BEATZ & LYRICS SHOW
Beatz & Lyrics Show
RADIO SHOW MOBILE APPS
ARCHIVES

Western History Vs. African History (Video)

Hmmm… How deep can deep get? Africans did not even see themselves as Africans, or being tied to the African continent… and even the name “Africa” is derivative of what Westerners / Europeans imposed. Watch Dr. John Henrik Clarke drop serious science and knowledge on that, and more, above.

An analysis of the history of Africa as compared to Western civilization. European scholars asserted that the so-called ‘Egyptians’ were non-African until C. Diop’s melanin pigmentation test on Pharaohs proved otherwise.
– InfoWerm

Read the rest of this entry »

Prophets Of Rage Speak On The New Album And On Trump Not Being The Sole Reason For The Group’s Being (Video)

Bahaaa! Timmy C. with the ex-girlfriend level of intensity in getting controversial documentarian (and fan of Rage Against The Machine, Cypress Hill, and Public Enemy) Michael Moore to do the Prophets Of Rage music video… pays off.

Prophets Of Rage (Tom Morello, Tim Commerford, Brad Wilk, Chuck D, B-Real and DJ Lord) came together during 2016’s tumultuous election to combat the coming storm. Fresh off the road and riled up following last summer’s highly successful “Make America Rage Again” tour, the group knew it could evolve from protest performance art with a tactical mission, to a stand-alone entity with creative ideas all its own. At its core, Prophets Of Rage functions not only on a love of music, but a deep belief in its power as a tool, and a weapon. The group stopped by the BUILD Studio to discuss their new self-titled album.
– BUILD Series

Egos put aside for the music and the mission and the creative process. Hear the supergroup talk about it all above. Shout out to ATL’s own DJ Lord in there, too.

Read the rest of this entry »

“Homeboy” Shows Us That When One Door Opens… (Trailer)

The concept alone… DOPE! A different look at being in the trap… ensnared by a mental health challenge. Kudos to Bryan Christian for finding his way out of that trap with the help of loving fam and friends, and for this “Homeboy” film. Check out the trailer and the pitch at the end.

Read the rest of this entry »

‘Get Hyped’ For The Oakland Raiders’ 2017-18 NFL Season (Video)

People. PEOPLE! It is time to ‘get hyped’ about the Raiders. Right now. We are running out of room on the bandwagon, and you don’t wanna be ‘that’ fan… so late to the party that we call you on your b.s. for switching teams or not even being a real fan of any team at all.

Don’t want that for you. Buuuut if you are still an undeclared pro football fan, there is a vid clip above that will speak life to you. It will let you know there is only one nation to get you into your football groove. It’s [1, 2, 3] RAIDER NATION, BABY!!!

Read the rest of this entry »

Watch This Clip In Anticipation Of Jhené Aiko’s “Trip” (Teaser Trailer)

A teaser for a video short film that teases an upcoming album. Welcome to 21st-century music release strategy. But hey, it doesn’t have to make a lot of sense, as long as Jhené Aiko is in it being so cute that you sigh involuntarily. Pure science… FACTS!

Check out the teaser for “Trip” above.

Read the rest of this entry »

What Have You Heard About iPhone 8? Well, Here’s The Real Scoop (Video)

Even if you have never camped out in line to be among the first to get the new ‘you fancy huh?’ phone, this clip should let you understand why iPhone fanatics did. And this iPhone 8 though. That look, that sleek ‘body’ and it being so ‘just for you’ it knows you by touch (as in Touch ID)… Wow!

The phone’s release day is tomorrow. For those who are still undecided, too bad we couldn’t hear Siri’s voice to seal the deal. Hahaha!

Read the rest of this entry »

Eye Candy: Lots Of Swimsuits, But Only One Ashley Graham (Video)

Heeyyyy Ashley. Hey babeeee! Swear that woman turns me stoopit when I see her. And this time I only see her for a flat 30-something seconds (but NOTHING is flat on this one, please believe)! Sure, the campaign is ‘swimsuits for all’ but each one of those swimsuits are all that on her!

MORE ASHLEY GRAHAM ON INSTAGRAM | ON JAYFORCE.COM

– @ojones1

Read the rest of this entry »

Angela Rye Talks About President Trump Being In ‘Over His Head’ In Responses To Hurricane Harvey And To North Korea (Video)

Yes yes y’all! The crew welcomes back Angela Rye. In this interview clip, she talks about President Trump’s initial response to the victims of Hurricane Harvey (“good luck”), about how even the Trump Administration’s attempts to help have hurt (e.g. removing regulatory checks for bridges make building them quicker, but not necessarily as safe)… There’s a LOT to unpack in her commentary, as usual.
#HelpHouston #HelpUsAll

@ojones1

Read the rest of this entry »

Big Twins x DJ Skizz – “Keith Sweat Murda Muzik” feat. Conway (Video)

Pour up. Drink another shot of the Henny.

Sounds about right. Sipping some of that Q-Boro ‘Gatorade’ (Hennesy straight) to put the spirit in ya. What spirit? This “Keith Sweat Murda Muzik” spirit, of course! Hypnotiq liquor feel to the beat by DJ Skizz.

Yeah, relax. Let the thuggin’ lyricisms of QB representative Big Twins and his track comrade Conway The Machine take you out the struggle for a minute though.

(Funny how every so often in this visual there is someone saying something like ‘take it easy’ when that is exactly NOT way your gut tells you to take it, right? Not ‘funny’ like haha, but… you know…)

Read the rest of this entry »

Wyclef Jean – “Carnival III: The Fall And Rise Of A Refugee” (Album)

Wyclef Jean! Still doing it after 20 years. Tranzlator Crew, Refugee through-and-through through all the shady music industry and politics… and a political run, too. Only one thing left to do: Go back to the root. Started with a solo jump-off with the “Carnival” name, so back to that same name game again. Check out Wyclef’s latest album “Carnival III: The Fall And Rise Of A Refugee”. Stream and maybe even cop a copy below.

WYCLEF JEAN – CARNIVAL III: THE FALL AND RISE OF A REFUGEE (ALBUM)

Tired Of Seeing Beast Mode Dodge Defenders On-Field And Reporters Off-Field? How About A Day At The Spa With Marshawn? (Video)

Marshawn Lynch is gonna let the ladies play with his feet, but NO WEIRD SH!T. Just pedicures, champagne, and some real talk… aaaand maybe a milk bath. Hahaa!

Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch goes from “Beast Mode” to “Relax Mode” by getting a gentleman’s pedicure and foot massage.

While he’s relaxing in his massage chair at the spa, The Assist’s host Johnno Wilson gets Marshawn to open up on topics ranging from why he is happy about not getting the ball at the goal line in the Seattle Seahawks’ Super Bowl against the New England Patriots, what frustrates him most about NFL postgame interviews, and where traveled and what he learned during his year off in retirement from the league.

The Assist is the newest series from DraftKings, who bring you the game inside the game, bringing fans closer to the games they love. Series host Johnno Wilson serves as the personal assistant to the stars, helping some of the biggest names in football run some of their daily errands. But when you’re a star athlete, your daily chores and shopping trips are a little outside the ordinary.

– DraftKings

Read the rest of this entry »

Don’t Walk! Run The Jewels… NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert (Video)

Let the E&J and lyrics and booming beats FLOW! RTJ on NPR for an intimate, but no-less-energized [Tiny Desk] Concert with rhyme buddies El-P and Killer Mike. Okay, in case you don’t follow Run The Jewels… have any kids leave the F**KING room NOW! Liquor and lyrics laced with profanity and adult dopeness. Party time! Let’s GO!

Mina Tavakoli | February 6, 2017 — Like any good pair of twins, Run the Jewels have a freaky sort of unspoken fraternity. When El-P and Killer Mike strode in with their usual uniforms — Mike in a gold chain as thick as a garter snake, El in a fitted Yankees cap and pair of blue-mirrored sunglasses — the two didn’t have to do as much as nod to one another before upending three tracks from their latest LP, RTJ3, in strange and perfect symbiosis.

El-P (née El-Producto, née Jaime Meline) — rapper, producer, and all-around godfather of the backpacker scene of the late-90’s — and Killer Mike — known for guest features on tracks by Atlanta’s Dungeon Family in the early-aughts, solo work in the mid-to-late ’00s, and perhaps most widely for his very public support of Senator Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign last year — have out-mused each other in a supergroup that somehow seems to get better, louder, and more pertinent since their start in 2013. They represent an ideal evolution of underground hip-hop to mainstream success, mixing a fundamentally activist animus with IMAX-level production without losing a speck of vital force.

On an unseasonably beautiful day in D.C., Run the Jewels was sweaty and sulfuric, ad-libbing with one another in an exchange so slick, easy, and conspiratorial, it felt like we were in on their shared language.

Run the Jewels 3 is available now!

– NPR Music

EL-P X KILLER MIKE – RUN THE JEWELS 3 (ALBUM)

@ojones1

Read the rest of this entry »

MF DOOM – “Notebook 06”

Some more work from MF DOOM? Okay, let’s hear it! This “Notebook 06” is so short you may want to stay ready on the play button while it’s going, or put it on a loop somehow. Great thing for fans though, FREE streaming – hear AND at the Adult Swim Singles site.

Check out “Notebook 06” & other ‘must listen’ joints at the Adult Swim Singles site via earlier post link (here).

LISTEN: ADULT SWIM SINGLES (LINK)

Read the rest of this entry »

Missy Elliott – “She’s A Bitch” (Live) [Video]

Wonder how many tuned into the return of VH1’s Hip-Hop Honors show. Compared to the buzz leading up to show’s past, this last one came back on low volume. But if you saw this performance, you witnessed a textbook example of how to turn up! Missy Elliot was definitely a 90s Gamechanger, and she is one who can still deliver the goods. Believe the hype!

Read the rest of this entry »

In Advance Of “Blade Runer 2049,” Watch This Prequel Short ‘2048: Nowhere To Run’ (Trailer)

Yep, this “Blade Runner” reboot is pushing in all the chips. Star-studded cast, as we saw in the trailer we posted earlier (here). And Dave Bautista is featured prominently in this clip. Truth be told, folks probably barely remember him as a pro ‘rassler. Doing pretty well in action/sci-fi, don’t you think?

Journey into the world 2049 with a replicant on the run. Dave Bautista is Sapper Morton. #BladeRunner2049, in theaters October 6.
– Warner Bros. Pictures

Read the rest of this entry »

Rapsody – “Pay Up” feat. Heather Victoria (Prod. By Khrysis x Kashif)

Oh, remember hearing the push for “Laila’s Wisdom” during the “In-Office Concert” that we posted on Rapsody on here earlier? Now we get this “Pay Up” joint, produced by Khrysis and Kashif, with vocals from Heather Victoria. See, September 22nd cannot get here soon enough for folks who want a whole album of music as dope as this!

RAPSODY – LAILA’S WISDOM (PRE-ORDER)

Read the rest of this entry »

Common Does A Soulful ‘Tiny Desk Concert’ At The White House (Video)

The White House is often at the center of some controversy, more so nowadays. But there was a recent time when there was less ‘crazy’ – as Keith Olbermann might say (here) – coming from the White House …or, at least, a different type of ‘crazy.’ Even then, something like this probably would not have made headline news. But it was certainly worthy of being documented. And I am glad NPR did. And after you watch, bet money that you will be, too.

We’ve never done a Tiny Desk Concert that wasn’t behind my desk at NPR. But when the White House called and said they were putting on an event called South by South Lawn, a day-long festival filled with innovators and creators from the worlds of technology and art, including music, we jumped at the chance to get involved. We chose Common as the performer and the White House library as the space.

This Tiny Desk Concert was a convergence of art and soul, mixing politics with heart. Common’s choice of songs dealt with incarceration as the new slavery, imagined a time where women rule the world and honored the man he looked up to all his life, his father. For this occasion, Common put together a special six-piece band of close friends that includes the great Robert Glasper, with his eloquent and delicate touch, on keyboards and Derrick Hodge, whose music spans from Hip-Hop to folk and has made a big imprint on the world of jazz, on bass. Common also asked his longtime friend and collaborator Bilal to sing on two songs. The performance includes three brand new songs, along with one classic, “I Used To Love H.E.R.”

Bob Boilen

Yooooo! Brother Common and his crew rocked a [Tiny Desk] Concert at The White House. DOPE!

(Oh, and the girl on the flute is Elena Pinderhughes, who played flute on Future’s “Mask Off.” Hella cute! Especially in that form-fitting dress. Yes!)

@ojones1

Read the rest of this entry »

Keith Olbermann Declares, “The Media Doesn’t Understand What Trump Is Doing” (Video)

Donald Trump’s not pivoting. He’s not changing. He’s just crazy.
– GQ

Interesting points, as usual, by Keith Olbermann… The media is not getting the real story of the Trump Administration out to us, not because they are holding back, but because they do not ‘get’ it. Or at least, they do not ‘get’ how to get the story out to us.

And this is NOT all the fault of Trump’s crazy ways (though Olbermann declares, several times in this clip, that Trump is, in fact, ‘crazy’). It could very well be that, unlike Olbermann’s former field of sportscasting, the mainstream news media has neither the acumen or desire to cover something as unprecedented as what is going on with the level of ‘crazy’ coming out of The White House.

@ojones1

Read the rest of this entry »

DJ Kay Slay – “Story of My Life” feat. Papoose x Mysonne x AZ (Video)

Days from the release of “The Big Brother,” DJ Kay Slay got some brothers together to work it out on a heartfelt tribute track. Papoose, Mysonne, and AZ not only hold the women in their lives down; but in this rhyme, they hold them up. Good stuff!

DJ KAY SLAY – THE BIG BROTHER (PRE-ORDER)

Read the rest of this entry »

Science: What Is A ‘Category 5’ Hurricane Really? (Video)

We’ve been hit with hurricanes these past few weeks (Harvey, Irma)… hit badly. And it was reported that the weather events reached Category 5. But what does that mean actually? Anyone?

Hurricanes roll up the Atlantic basin every year, but they weren’t categorized until 1971. The system, called the Saffir-Simpson Scale, tracks wind speed, damage caused, power and water loss expected, and habitability of affected areas. Category 1 storms are usually the least destructive, with the scale topping out at Category 5 storms, which can cause areas to be uninhabitable for weeks or months.

@ojones1

Read the rest of this entry »

AFFILIATED SPONSORS