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Common x The Sesame Street Muppets – “Respect” (Give It, Live It) [Video]

Usually only get Sesame Street infused with Hip-Hop when YouTubers take it upon themselves to do their own mashups. But this is cool. Push down that urge to judge it as corny and get the message and where it is aimed: Children (and parents) need this plain & simple direct messaging on RESPECT.

Messaging and respect. That’s as Hip-Hop as it gets, folks. Kudos to Common and all the Muppets on the Street for representing good values.

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Melchisedek Shabazz Allah Speaks On Dr. Sebi, His Healing Programs, And His ‘Blockers’ (Video)

Do you know about Dr. Sebi; the man whose knowledge Nipsey Hussle was set to bring out on that next level (some folks thinking that Nip was killed to prevent such enlightenment)?

The Late Dr. Sebi had revolutionary ideas on health & diet. Here’s Brother Melchisedek Shabazz Allah speaking on Dr. Sebi and his legacy.

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Minister Louis Farrakhan Speaks In Honor Of Nipsey Hussle At The Marathon Clothing Store (Video)

He smoked reefer. Me, too.

How dope is this! The Minister came to speak life where it was taken. Real talk. The realest. I (and you, I’m sure) keep finding that we miss Nipsey Hussle more and more each day… at least for now. Beautiful words. Lyrical. In celebration of Hussle the hood inspiration #RIPNIP

The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan speaks on Nipsey Hussle at The Marathon Clothing Store in Los Angeles, California on April 10, 2019.
The Nation Of Islam

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Britteny Speaks On Finding Herself As “Trap Yoga Bae” On Odell’s Roundtable (Video)

Ladies and gentlemen, I present the interview quote of this decade: “How can yoga help you when you are so stressed out that you wanna just slap a hoe?” Baaaahahaaa (but for real, how?)!

YOU MUST WATCH THIS! I always watch & listen when the homie Odell uploads a show because it will be QUALITY. The bonus here is the guest. Odell always invites the best to sit with him, but Britteny is FIRE! Heavy on the woke (consciousness) and just as heavy on the WOW (just look at her, Yeezus West)!

Britteny AKA Trap Yoga Bae stops by the Roundtable. Its a great discussion on how she built her brand from the ground up. She explains how she took on Yoga just as a way to relieve stress and it’s led to her purpose. She breaks down some of her ratchet affirmations & encourages us all to just do some good in the world. This was a fun episode!
ArtByOdell

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Hasan Responds: How Does He Have So Much Energy For His ‘Patriot Act’ Episodes? (Video)

Think Hasan Minhaj is ‘too amped’ on stage? HA! You don’t know the half…

Hasan has seen so many comments online wondering how he has so much energy on stage, but the reality is he actually has to tone things down. Watch as Hasan takes us through his daily routine at normal energy levels.
– Patriot Act

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Hasan Responds: Does Patriot Act Use A Laugh Track? (Video)

Baaahahaa! Here’s one that the haters might not even get. Jab at ‘Patriot Act’ on the low, like the show is not hilarious AND relevant. And Minhaj and crew take a not-so-subliminal poke back at you.

Laugh track. Ummm… His name is Kevin. Show some respect. HA!

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Nipsey Hussle’s Legacy (Video)

What an incredible and insightful tribute to the fallen hood hero Nipsey Hussle. Respek on the name TYT Sports for this clip. Watch #RIPNIP

RIP Nipsey Hussle. Rick Strom breaks it down.

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Hasan Minhaj’s Shares What He Misses From ‘The Daily Show’ (Video)

More than a couple of ‘aww’ moments on this behind-the-scenes short from the Patriot Act set. Still funny though.

On this episode of Deep Cuts, Hasan reminisces about one thing he misses from his time at ‘The Daily Show,’ discusses the lessons he hopes to pass, or not pass, onto his daughter, and takes time to console a fan who just got out of a long term relationship.

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RIP Nipsey Hussle (Video)

I hoped against all hope that it was not true, but CNN and major news and online reporting outlets confirm that Nipsey Hussle died tragically, the result of a shooting near his clothing store, in the area of Crenshaw and Slauson. Born Ermias Davidson Asghedom, he was 33 years old.

Beyond the obvious, what is really saddening is that while Nip lived a lifetime in his short years, he had so much more to live for. He was fresh off a well-deserved Grammy nomination and consistently recognized for his solid body of work in rap, his noteworthy successes in business, and his neighborhood activism in keeping with global thinking and local action. But he was due for more: J. Cole and Drake both shared that they were set to do songs with him and would miss his presence. He was in the final stages of buying up the block [where his business operates] and bringing peace & brotherhood to his hood. And we just posted on the committed relationship and family life he had built with Lauren London on here.

Grammy-nominated rapper Nipsey Hussle died after a shooting in Los Angeles near a clothing store he owned, according to a high-ranking law enforcement official with the Los Angeles Police Department. CNN’s Brooke Baldwin discusses with DJ HeadKrack.
– CNN

Such a loss for us all. In time, we will heal. But for now, we will mourn. Rest In Peace, Neighborhood Nip.

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Politics: Hasan Minhaj On Hip-Hop And Streaming (Video)

Great show on the impact of Hip-Hop… on Hasan himself and the world!

On the latest episode of Patriot Act, Hasan dissects how the rise of music streaming on platforms like YouTube, Spotify, and SoundCloud has influenced the sound, reach, and impact of modern day Hip-Hop. While streaming technology has led to the commercial viability of SoundCloud rappers, it is simultaneously enabling rap as a viable form of protest against oppressive regimes around the world.
– Patriot Act

Get your laughs, but pay attention and learn something. ‘Professor’ Minhaj is always teaching with his humor.

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The Homeless In Washington DC Can Eat At Sakina Halal Grill… FREE (Video)

I’m trying to worship our Creator through food.

Maaaan, this might hoke you up. Delicious FREE food for the homeless… that will feed YOUR soul!

This immigrant-owned restaurant in Washington, D.C. just blocks from the White House feeds the homeless and poor every single day as if they were full paying customers, no questions asked.
– ABC 7 News – WJLA

Respek on the name Kazi Mannan!

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Hasan Minhaj’s Insights On The College Admissions Scandal (Video)

Ha! Hasan goes in on the whole Aunt Becky buys her daughter’s way into college scandal. We won’t be talking about this for much longer, but we should get our full chuckle on while the story lasts. Thanks Hasan!

Hasan shares his thoughts on the ‘Operation Varsity Blues’ college admissions scandal and how it relates to the issues surrounding legacy admissions at universities. He then admits to the most embarrassing comment a relative has left on his social media, and who would play him in a Bollywood film.
– Patriot Act

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Politics: Hasan Minhaj On Indian Elections (Video)

Baaaahahaaa! That montage at the beginning is everything! But sorry family, Hasan Minhaj is DOING his show on politics in India. No matter the risk.

On the latest episode of Patriot Act, Hasan analyzes the current state of politics in India and what it means to him as an Indian-American, with a focus on the country’s upcoming elections. With around 900 million voters, India has the largest and one of the most complex democracies in the world. Hasan discusses how recent conflicts with Pakistan, widespread economic issues under current Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a resurgence of Hindu nationalism, and corruption scandals amongst major political parties in the country will play a role in determining the future, and the identity, of India.
– Patriot Act

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Watch This Clip On A “Labor Camp” In Belle Glade, Florida, In 1960 (Mini-Documentary)

My Dad saw a similar story on TV in the mid-1980s and it prompted him to go looking for his older brother. They’d only been in sparse contact with each other, but Dad knew Uncle DeWitt was in Florida working on a farm similar to their sharecropping days. It turns out that Uncle DeWitt was caught up at a place like this.

Check out this footage of these kids and their mother at a “labor camp” in Belle Glade, FL in 1960. Gotta see it to believe it.
– UNSTRIPPED VOICE

We got him out of there. But places like that even existing in the 20th century. Makes me feel a way. Watch and you’ll likely feel it, too.

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Hasan Minhaj’s Insights On Whether NCAA Athletes Should Get Paid And Tupac Vs. Biggie (Video)

NCAA is a nonprofit. Okay. That does not pay taxes. Okay. And they made a BILLION dollars??? Wait, WHAT??!! Why are athletes NOT getting paid again?

As March Madness approaches, Hasan asks the audience whether or not they think student-athletes should be paid, especially after Zion Williamson’s recent injury that could have ended his NCAA career. He also shares his most interesting memory from India and who his favorite rapper is between Tupac and Biggie.
– Patriot Act

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Hasan Minhaj’s Insights On The 2020 Election & On Who Should (And Should Not) Run [Video]

What is the monetary amount where your soul turns?

Hmm… deep question for Deep Cuts, where it looks like they string together Hasan’s outtakes and musings outside the sets he does for Patriot Act. Gotta catch more of these.

In the newest Deep Cuts, Hasan weighs in on the current 2020 election candidates, including former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, and whether or not billionaires should be allowed to run for president. He then presents a litmus test for determining at what level of wealth one’s soul turns from good to evil.
– Patriot Act

Good Q&A session.

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Politics: Hasan Minhaj On Civil Rights Under Trump (Video)

Not enforcing civil rights is the same thing as not having them at all. Amen on that, Hasan! How dude keeps the funny in discussing these very serious topics is a gift.

On the latest episode of Patriot Act, Hasan dissects the ways in which the Trump Administration has been systematically dismantling civil rights policies in America. From failures to enforce existing laws to undoing protections aimed at helping marginalized citizens, Hasan takes an in-depth look at the tactics the current administration is using to discriminate against those who need protection.
Patriot Act

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News: Flint Residents Can Now Get Some Clean Water From The ‘Water Box’ (Video)

Dope! Good look for the youth, for Hip-Hop & ministry, for our people, and for humanity! Shout to Jada Pinkett Smith, Just, First Trinity, & Jaden Smith and The Water Box for doing this (respek on their names) and to the Reupspot on Facebook for the scoop.

FULL STORY: JADEN SMITH IN FLINT, WATER BOX (FOX 2 DETROIT)

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Killer Mike Puts His Show “Trigger Warning” On The ‘Radar’ (Video)

Talking about Crip-A-Cola and B-Pop and more. Good sit down from Mike as he continues to make the rounds promoting his Netflix show.

Killer Mike bites his tongue for no one. But this time, the Grammy Award-winning rapper has everyone talking with his new Netflix series, Trigger Warning. But don’t expect music to take a backseat. Mike and Run The Jewels partner El-P, are putting the finishing touches on their upcoming album, RJ4. Here, Mike talks about the show, politics, religion, music, and more!
– TIDAL

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Politics: Hasan Minhaj On The Student Loan Debt Crisis (Video)

Yooo! There’s a game show to pay off student loans?? I need, like REALLY need to go out for that… and WIN! Mr. President, student loan debt is REAL national emergency (eff that wall thing). Hasan speaks on it.

With Americans’ student debt now over $1.5 trillion, Hasan looks at how the federal government turned the Department of Education into the largest bank in America in terms of loans, and examines the department’s relationship with loan servicers. These private financial companies have benefitted from Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’ hands-off regulation that has made it easy for students to become trapped in debt.
– Patriot Act

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