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JR Writer – “Run Tory Run” (Prod. By Criss Childs)

Wasn’t really checking for the Tory Lanez rap challenge and response drama. Then I came across the video of Lanez backing down one of the emcees that responded with the smoke and was like ‘Wow, it got personal and HEATED with Dax… damn’ (see after jump). THEN I saw this from JR Writer.

That sht he pulled with the kid Dax was CORNY.. stop making challenges if you can’t handle the pressure.. PERIOD.
JR Writer on YouTube

So, JR did not approve of Tory backing down Dax over a track (ya think?). He even wrote a song about it. Wanna hear it? Here it go! Next in a long line of ‘challenge accepted’ submitters, this “Run Tory Run” from the former Dipset spitter.


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‘Officer Clemmons’ Speaks On Being Black In “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” (Video)

Hope you got to spend Valentine’s Day celebrating love in some way. I sat down and watched a documentary on a legend who lived a life of love; influencing generations to be better people as he made his way in the world. Man, if only we had Mr. Rogers around now. Rest in peace to the legend Fred Rogers.

Then I found this Great Big Story on ‘Officer Clemmons’ on Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. So wonderful!

Remember Officer Clemmons, the policeman from “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood?” Actor Francois Clemmons was initially reluctant to take the role. Growing up in the late ’60s, Clemmons didn’t have a positive opinion of the cops at the time. But Fred Rogers convinced him, and Clemmons became one of the first Black actors to have a recurring role in a children’s TV program.
– Great Big Story

You gotta watch this story and check for the “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” documentary on HBO or on-demand on YouTube. Well worth watching!


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Eye Candy: Nneka Irobunda’s High-Energy “Midnight Starring” Dance Is Highly Addictive To Watch! (Video)

Now, this is a Honey that Michael Jai White would fight (or maybe turn down a fight, see earlier post on here if you don’t get it yet) for! Yeezus West, is sexy AF with those moves… and that look in her eyes. HEAT!


– @ojones1

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Michael Jai White Speaks On Being Addicted To The Streets And Having Violent Thoughts (Video)

Wow. Never really thought of Michael Jai White coming from the streets like that. Sure he has an edge that comes through in his acting, but according to what he is telling Vlad it is coming from a real gangsta-influenced background. He just went the other way in his life.

In this clip, Michael Jai White detailed his tough upbringing and the time he spent in the streets. Michael said that he loved fighting growing up and was addicted to the street life. He revealed that he’d been in 12 shootouts over the course of his life and explained how he ended up taking guns from adversaries after beating them up.
– DJ Vlad

And dude loved to fight. So much so he would rather be in a gang fight than hook up with the finest Honey in town! His words. Watch the clip.

(At least he gets to do both as ‘Black Dynamite.’ Ha!)

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RaMell Ross’ Critically-Acclaimed Documentary On Black Life In The Rural South Debuts On PBS (Trailer)

Saw RaMell talking to Trevor on ‘The Daily Show’ about this. Oscar-nominated. Cool. Put the lens on being Black and from Alabama (raising my hand)… and it’s February (Black History Month). Word.

RaMell Ross’s “Hale County This Morning, This Evening,” one of the year’s most critically acclaimed films, is a dreamy and intimate journey through the world of Hale County, Alabama, a richly detailed glimpse into life in America’s Black Belt.


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“Horror Noire” Explores How Black People Love Horror Movies, But Don’t Always Get Love Shown In Return (Trailer)

Yeah. Why do they do us like that? Why do we have to die so fast, at least in the older horror movies? We ain’t tripping…

(Really. That’s Becky-With-The-Good-Hair who always trips and falls when running from monsters & killers. She oughta die ASAP, right? Haaaa!)

Based on the acclaimed book of the same name by Dr. Robin R. Means Coleman, HORROR NOIRE takes a critical look at a century of genre films that by turns utilized, caricatured, exploited, sidelined, and embraced both Black filmmakers and Black audiences.

Featuring interviews with Ernest Dickerson (Bones), Rusty Cundieff (Tales from the Hood), Jordan Peele (Us), Tina Mabry (Mississippi Damned), Tony Todd (Candyman), Paula Jai Parker (Tales from the Hood), Tananarive Due (My Soul to Keep), and Dr. Robin R. Means Coleman.

– Shudder


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4-IZE – “Can’t Nobody Hold Me Down” (Freestyle) [Video]

Ha! The way 4-IZE plays with the classic beats… or in this case, a classic redux of a classic beat. Just can’t hold him down #Barz #Witty

– @ojones1

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What Are Full-Time Rideshare Drivers Making Yearly? (Video)

This New Yorker makes up to $540 a day driving for Uber, Juno and Lyft from CNBC.

Knowing folks who drive for companies like Uber and Lyft (like we all do at this point), does anybody know if the fares are really fattening pockets out here in these streets though?

Watch and learn.

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Politics: Hasan Minhaj On Saudi Arabia Banning ‘Patriot Act’ & Chinese Censorship (Video)

Aw, look at that. Hasan Minhaj’s “Patriot Act” is growing up before our eyes… It got major enough to make Saudia Arabia ban the show.

On the first new episode of Patriot Act in 2019, Hasan addresses the government of Saudi Arabia’s legal demand to take down an episode of the show in that country and turns his focus to another country with restrictive censorship laws: China. But by using the Internet, Chinese activists are making their voices heard and a determined #MeToo movement may be creating lasting change.


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Eye Candy: Former Child Star Parker McKenna Is Finally ‘Comfortable’ With Her Body (Video)

Hey, I have absolutely NO problem separating ‘young Katy’ on a TV show from the fit-thickulous snack that is the WOMAN that is today’s Parker. Sorry for any haters out there, but her body is ‘woken up’ and she keeps it trained up.

Parker McKenna isn’t young Katy from My Wife & Kids anymore and wants you to know! She reveals the motivation behind her working out and what keeps her confident.
– BETNetworks

Watch how Parker keeps her slim thick physique, and her life in general, together.

(That voice. Wonder if it will be like that when she is totally over her cold. Hella sexy!)


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Politics: Meghan McCain & Conservative News Outlets Try To Smear Kamala Harris’ Breakfast Club Quotes (Video)

Aha! Charlamagne Tha God catches Meghan McCain and Fox News in NOT catching Senator and Presidential hopeful Kamala Harris in a lie. Turns out she did NOT say what they are saying she said during a recent Breakfast Club interview (posted here). And they are out of pocket implying that the Senator is lying and trying to be ‘too cool’ as a candidate. Check it out.

Breitbart, FOX News, and Meghan McCain are the ‘Donkey of the Day’ for trying to smear Kamala Harris’ quote about smoking marijuana in college listening to Snoop Dogg and Tupac on The Breakfast Club.
– Breakfast Club Power 105.1 FM


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Crank Lucas – “When RnB Singers Get Gangsta” (2019) [Video]

My knuckles like Pokemon cards. Swear to God you gone catch ’em all.

Bwaaaahahaaa! Betta watch out, Lucas. Seen a few rappers/singers get ‘gangsta’ over the small stuff. Let them know you are just joking if you are just joking…

Hopefully, don’t no singers get to beefin’ wit’ me these just jokes ain’t tryna square up wit’ nobody 😂😂😂
Crank Lucas

…Ah. There ya go. Now, everyone can breathe. And laugh.


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Drag-On – “Swerve My Lane” (Video)

None of y’all n!ggas ain’t built like Drag!

Uh uhhh… more fire on the block because the Drag-On is back on ’em breathing those heated wish-a-MF’er-would barz!!

Hood Environment Presents: Drag-On “Swerve My Lane” official video off the Barz On Fire 3 Mixtape. Download on DatPiff.



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“Black, White, & Blue” Film Interview (Video)

The truth is… when you get stopped by the police, what you’ve got to realize – not to be disrespectful to anybody – but you’ve got to take into consideration that that’s an idiot stopping you.

And recognize that that ‘idiot’ has a gun. Raw talk from Scoon about his life and about the documentary right from the start. Scoon hit ’em with the way they flipped the American flag’s colors for the title right away.

Curtis Scoon And Asia Norris Talks ‘Black White & Blue’ Film, Jam Master Jay + More
– Breakfast Club Power 105.1 FM

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Nas x Divine x Naezy x Ranveer Singh – “NY Se Mumbai”

‘NY To Mumbai’Nasir taking it to India, balling out with some of Bollywood’s best bar bringers. Nas jumps off the track, then jumps off the lyrical ride and lets the other emcees drive home. Off the “Gully Boy” soundtrack. Could be another “Slumdog Millionaire” by the time all is said and done, son.

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The Thriller Based On The Classic Novel Gives Steven King’s Twist On The Zombie Genre New Life (Trailer)

Has it always been spelled like that? Hmmm.

Well, looks like Hollywood is hitting the thriller flick well hard for the drinks. Literary and cinematic classic gets another shot at the big screen as “Pet Sematary.” Now… hug your daughter (shiiiiid, nunh-unh!)

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Ciara – “Greatest Love” (Video)

Dedicated to Russell Wilson, officially The Luckiest Quarterback In The NFL. Tom Brady can have the Lombardi Trophy. Ciara IS the trophy.


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Activism: Per Dr. King’s Request, Where Is Our ‘Check,’ America? (Video)

Shout to the homie Mack Friday for resharing this, keeping it going. I would post this ANY DAY OF THE YEAR. It just happens to be Black History Month. So yeah, let’s say that’s the reason. Feel free to share this with anyone who just cannot understand why Black people are still ‘crying foul’ over slavery that happened so long ago.

America was built off the back of slaves. This wealth created did not disappear after the “Great Emancipation” neither was it shared with the new Black citizens of America. It remained with colonizers and their decedents creating a wealth disparity that we still see TODAY.
– The Great Griot

No late pass needed. This clip will be on point forever… because TRUTH! Watch, discuss, and share. Stay woke, and wake up everyone around you. Make sure everyone watches this to the end. Let MLK Jr.’s words on reparations be heard #ComingToGetOurCheck

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Tobe Nwigwe – “BOUNTIFUL.” (The Originals) [Video]

That chanting and NASTY BASS got me right from the start man! Of course, I knew Tobe was gonna kill it once he got started rapping on this “BOUNTIFUL.” It’s what he does.


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Hopsin – “You Should’ve Known” feat. DAX (Video)

Ooookay. So now I guess I have to watch ‘Birdbox’ (that’s where the references and themes in this video are coming from right?). For now, though I don’t get it all the way, but I fux with this “You Should’ve Known” all the way. Canadian rapper DAX is dope on the feature. I saw a freestyle clip online. Will probably post that in the coming days, now that he is on my radar.

Good work, Hopsin. Crazy. As usual. But good work!



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