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Have You Seen ‘The Booth’ Freestyles At The 2019 BET Hip-Hop Awards? (Video)

AHA! They did another Tigger In The Booth freestyle session this year, too? Looks like they had fun!

#SwatBaby #ShowMeThatTwxtBaby #Bars #LOL

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Performance: Lil Kim, O.T. Genasis, Musiq Soulchild And Junior M.A.F.I.A. Live At BET Hip-Hop Awards ’19 (Video)

Whew! I got tired just watching. They left it all on the stage, like artists are supposed to. Shout to the ‘extended’ Junior M.A.F.I.A. fam for this live performance… live like ‘in the flesh’ and live like epic!

Hmmm… so BET was holding out. Lemme see if I can find more from BET Hip-Hop Awards ’19.

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Performance: Sikz – “Sunburn” (Video)

Okay, okay. One more from that Sweet 16 Celebration in April. Shout out to my fam at The Remix for allowing my faves to come through and do what they do. You know, tear it down!

But now for the shutdown, we will watch Sikz simmer it down, take the lid of the pot and eat.

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Performance: Rick Ross Live At BET Hip-Hop Awards 2019 (Video)

Now that’s how a BAWSE does the BET Hip-Hop Awards! Rozay did not come to play, even though he makes it look oh so easy. Hit the crowd with a medley of the M-M-M-Maybach Music!

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Performance: GreaseKydz – “Freestyle” (Video)

GreaseKydz was at The Remix “Sweet 16” Celebration (check that out here), too. That was a HAPPENING! Until that night, they had not performed together in years… but obviously haven’t missed a beat (or BAR) on the mics!!

The theme was RESPECT! Said with ALLCAPS (no cap)! So once the mics went hot… GreaseKydz spit pure FIRE for The Remix’s Anniversary Celebration #FirstTimeTogetherInYears #AndTheSwordsAreStillSharp #FreestylingForRadioFREE #PRICELESS
ALL CAPS, no cap

So much RESPECT and LOVE for the Mighty GKZ!

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Performance: Black Moon & Smif N Wessun At Hiero Day 2019 (Video)

Oh, it ain’t over folks. Heiro Day 2019. This is how we do! Tek, Steele, and Buckshot. Bucktown Bootcamp! Get into this ASAP!

Smif N Wesson along with Black Moon rocked the Hiero Day stage in Oakland! It took place in downtown Oakland but trust me the Bootcamp Click brought Bucktown to Oaktown. Rocking classic bangers to current new music they had the crowd singing along. Enjoy and make plans to be in Oakland next labor day for Hiero Day 2020!
ArtByOdell

Shout to the homie Odell and big thanks for sharing this!

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Performance: Little Brother With A Good Rap For The Hiero Day Crowd & A Good Word For #TeamJayforce (Video)

Wow! Now this is EPIC!!! Thank you for sharing the experience Brother Odell #TeamJayforce #DoperThanYourTeam #JustSaying #NowShowing

Sometimes it takes a good festival to have one of your favorite Hip-Hop groups rocking out on stage. Well, I want to say thank you to Hieroglyphics Crew who had Little Brother on the bill for Hiero Day 2019. Phonte & Rapper Pooh rocked tracks from their classic “The Listening” album to current hits from the new “May The Lord Watch” album. Phonte also shares with the crowd how back in 2003 Hieroglyphics took LB out on their first tour; something that they will always be thankful for! Watch, Comment, Enjoy, and Share!
– ArtByOdell

Now, I want you to turn to your neighbor and say, “Neighbor!! This is DOPE!!”

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Performance: J-Sun KOA – “The Game” (ALL CAPS No Cap RESPECT Remix) [Prod. By Sam Peezy] (Video)

Yoooooo!!! You did not think I was done posting video from that ALL CAPS no cap event I posted on a few months back right (see here)? Got the @JSunKOA performance on deck right here, right now!

Went East to Atlanta, Georgia. Pulled up to the WRFG 89.3 FM studios. Checked that mic 1-2 and repped for Tuskegee, Alabama and you, you, and YOU #GotVideo #WannaSeeIt #HereItGo
– J-Sun King Of Alabama

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T.I., Killer Mike, And David Banner Speak On Community Building & Hood Economics (Video)

You’re already free. Now, act like it!
Killer Mike

Okay, ComplexCon got something here. I mean, that Revolt TV panel event (here) was pretty dope… but this panel event is FIRE!

Killer Mike joins friends Clifford “T.I.” Harris and David Banner for an honest conversation on the economic issues facing neighborhoods of color. The rappers-turned-businessmen share their personal perspective on the importance of buying back, rebuilding, and transforming those communities for the better. In the spirit of giving back, they also discuss the value in teaching kids how to better themselves, and the benefits of working a legitimate job instead of hustling.
– Complex

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Performance: BoneBreaker Jones x Sam Peezy – “Come On” (ALL CAPS No Cap RESPECT Remix) [Video]

You remember that ALL CAPS no cap event I posted on a few months back right (see here)? Got video from that (with more on the way). Wanna see it? Here it go!

I’m talking fire rhymer BoneBreaker Jones. I’m talking Sam Peezy aka Tony Factory aka his beats are better than whoever’s. They did a LIVE performance (ALL CAPS, no cap) of that ALL CAPS No Cap RESPECT Remix of “Come On” maaaan. You gotta check it out!

DOWNLOAD: BONEBREAKER JONES X SAM PEEZY – COME ON (ALL CAPS NO CAP RESPECT REMIX)

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TIFF’s In-Depth Conversation With Michael B. Jordan & Jamie Foxx Is Both Light-Hearted And Heavy (Video)

Man. Jamie was funny enough as the class clown to get the teacher to give him a weekly five-minute set AND keep some Crips laughing. And that’s just the top of the convo. Plus you can go on the career journey with Michael… killing the game #Killmonger

Hollywood megastars Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Foxx are both at the top of their game. They first gained fame for roles on television: Foxx with In Living Color in 1991 and later The Jamie Foxx Show, and Jordan with his heartbreaking turn as Wallace in HBO’s The Wire. In 2013, Jordan made his major feature-film breakthrough in Ryan Coogler’s acclaimed Fruitvale Station. He has collaborated with Coogler on two more game changers: Creed, their acclaimed expansion of the Rocky saga; and the mega-hit Black Panther. In 2016, Jordan founded his production company Outlier Society in order to focus on more eclectic and diverse stories and voices. Outlier Society recently co-produced HBO Films’ Emmy-nominated adaptation of Fahrenheit 451, which netted Jordan a Producers Guild Award. Foxx is renowned for powerful lead performances in Ray, for which he won an Academy Award, Michael Mann’s neo-noir Collateral, and Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained. TIFF proudly presents this conversation with two iconic artists and producers about their creative process, their desire to tell inclusive stories, and Just Mercy, their highly anticipated new film premiering at the Festival.
– TIFF Talks

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Politics: Jeff Johnson Leads A Power-Packed Panel Of Pundits In Discussing Today’s Black Agenda And Campaign 2020 (Video)

This feels like what a TV station calling itself REVOLT should be doing with its platform, at least in significant part. Very varied viewpoints from and in the Black community are presented and explored here, which is a good thing. Folks (e.g. we and the people who want our votes) need to understand that we are not a monolith, a block, a sector, a checklist item, etc. for the campaign… nor do we necessarily ‘win’ when ‘our candidate’ (whatever that means) wins.

Go get a snack and a beverage, and come back focused. ‘Bout to be some real talk. Necessary talk!

T.I., Killer Mike, Candace Owens, Steven Pargett Of Trap The Vote, Katrina Pierson, & Tamika D Mallory have an open and honest conversation about politics, and the culture we live in today.
– REVOLT TV

Be forewarned: You will get agitated and frustrated. Hang in there. Especially because there is thoughtful, useful insight shared EVERY TIME we get a chance to hear from Killer Mike. Much respect and respek on the name Michael Render!

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Tim Westwood TV Covers ‘Wireless Week’ (Video)

Tim Westwood takes his act out from the stacks & racks of wax, out to the Wireless Week jam featuring FINE AZZ Megan Thee Stallion, Rich The Kid, Young Thug, and M Huncho. The backstage interview is dope to me, because I always enjoy seeing artists still giddy about doing interviews… It’s pure at that point in their careers. After a while, they get jaded; get too used to it.

One suggestion: More shots of Megan in this clip.

@ojones1

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Issa Rae Pays Tribute To Denzel Washington (Video)

Every man… THE man and that man! I heard that Issa. But no cap, YOU are that woman! And sis, you and that dress are a match made to light my FIRE! Respek on the name Denzel Washington for certain. But can I get a “HAVE MERCY!” for our sexy speaker Issa Rae?

Issa Rae talks about Denzel Washington at the 47th AFI Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute on June 6, 2019 at the Dolby Theatre. The AFI LIFE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: A TRIBUTE TO DENZEL WASHINGTON aired on Thursday, June 20, at 10:00 PM (ET/PT) on TNT. Sister network Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will also air the special in October 2019, during a night of programming dedicated to Washington’s work.
– American Film Institute

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Event: Tim Westwood Is Gonna Keep The Party Going All Summer Long (Video)

Nice work, Westwood. Hella NICE!!!

So much Honey-dripping… soooo much sweet and delicious Eye Candy everywhere. And here I was thinking Tim Westwood was all about the barz in the record stacks at the back of the old shack… Nah, son! Westwood is keeping Summer 2019 LIT!!

@ojones1

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Stetsasonic At The Jazz Cafe London (2019) [Live Performance] (Video)

Our homie DJ Majestik is the official DJ for Stetsasonic! Check out the most recent show they did in London.

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Watch The Full ‘In Living Color’ 25 Year Reunion Live Stream (Video)

Score for Comedy Hype! Would have been great to be there with the comedic greats. There was NOTHING that could touch these folks’ show when they were really on. Even if they called it a ‘Black SNL.’

Keenen Ivory Wayans, Kim Wayans, Shawn Wayans, David Alan Grier, and Tommy Davidson sit down to discuss “In Living Color’s” legacy at 2019 Tribeca Film Festival.

Enjoyed “Hollywood Shuffle” back in the day. Now I gotta go find a copy of that “Partners In Crime” followup to watch.

@ojones1

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ALL CAPS, no cap: BoneBreaker Jones, Sam Peezy, J-Sun KOA, GreaseKydz & Sikz Earned My RESPECT

Above: J-Sun on the left, Sikz on the right, and all the GreaseKydz right down the middle from front to back (Tea Bag da HerbalistShawty PlxExpo, Phobro da Ab)!

…and that was waaay before this past Friday night! That is why I extended an invitation for each of them to give a feature LIVE performance at the 16th Anniversary Celebration of The Remix, one of Atlanta’s best and longest-running Hip-Hop radio shows. When @ATLRemix gave me the green light to program the first hour of the six-hour event with a live cypher-inspired lineup, I immediately reached out to the talented folks who showed love, showed up, and showed out on my dream mixtape “Livin Proof” Rebooth LP project (posted on here a few years back). When I could not pay them anything more than RESPECT, they did that for me. And though my pockets are still hella lean and linty, I still have RESPECT, with interest, for all these guys (including post-Rebooth newcomer Sikz). RESPECT earned, RESPECT due, RESPECT paid… In that way, me and mine are very wealthy indeed (RESPECT stays being paid). And the night of the event, the brothers showed love, showed up, and showed out like I knew they would (and then some)!

Sidebar: RESPECT is crucial, you see. So much so, RESPECT! was the theme for our portion of the Anniversary Celebration event; a program within a program you will see tagged #ALLCAPS #nocap around the Interwebs. Because we mean it, we are shouting #RESPECT to everyone involved in making this happen – in ALL CAPS, no cap, from the tippy-top of the ‘Snocap’ (as in ‘snow-cap’ on top of the mountain, as you will see in the logo after the jump).

Engaging interviews and mind-blowing performances from my bredren BoneBreaker Jones (with Sam Peezy aka Tony Factory), J-Sun KOA (King Of Alabama), GreaseKydz (Expo, Phobro da Ab, Shawty Plx, Tea Bag da Herbalist) and Sikz #RESPECT #ALLCAPS #nocap

And the family of support I had was HUGE: Gerald Olivari, DJ Yogi, Tierra, BigDee, and Brittany of @ATLRemix …videography by Si-Video Production’s own Robert Nunnally and on-camera Host/Spokesmodel Liza Ashe of @GoodCurvy …my invited ‘press corps’ (@ArtByOdell and Ismael AbduSalaam) …and my consultant & stalwart ally Iman Lexington who answered all my what-do-you-think calls and emails leading up to the event. Even my nephew Jasen (J-Sun’s son) came through and stayed with his old uncle to make sure I was ‘safe’ while out that late at night. Plus, after a long work week, seeing all the familiar and new friendly faces in the place gave me LIFE #RESPECT #ALLCAPS #nocap

The whole night was EPIC! And, man, oh, MAN! Just wait until we get our audio and video finalized. Keep keeping your ears and eyes open for that. And keep checking back here for the exclusives!

(In the meantime, I tossed in a few behind-the-scenes screenshots after the jump.)

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When They See “When They See Us” People Will Really Understand The ‘Central Park Five’ Story (Trailer)

“When They See Us” was conceptualized and co-written by Ava DuVernay for Netflix and it is coming to take hearts and minds and twist them… to make us feel everything the falsely accused (and eventually exonerated) Central Park Five.

Just LOOK at who is attached. The exec producers (Oprah Winfrey, Robert De Niro) all the through to casting (Michael K. Williams, John Leguizamo, Felicity Huffman, Niecy Nash, Blair Underwood)… they will draw MILLIONS of viewers! We must learn. ALL of us.

Based on a true story that gripped the country, “When They See Us” will chronicle the notorious case of five teenagers of color, labeled the Central Park Five, who were convicted of a rape they did not commit. The four-part limited series will focus on the five teenagers from Harlem — Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana, and Korey Wise. Beginning in the spring of 1989, when the teenagers were first questioned about the incident, the series will span 25 years, highlighting their exoneration in 2002 and the settlement reached with the city of New York in 2014.

“When They See Us” premieres May 31 only on Netflix.

– Netflix

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Nipsey Hussle’s Memorial Service: Black Sam’s Speech (Video)

Courtesy All Ohio TV.

Get your full issues of tissues because you will cry real tears here. Truly touching and REAL speech from Nipsey’s brother Black Sam. You will feel pain, and joy, and remorse, and pride by the time this clip is done. What a legacy Black Sam speaks life to. And it is not done. The Marathon Continues!

And the whole service is embedded after the jump, courtesy PBS NewsHour. Yes, Nipsey got full coverage on PBS like be was Mr. Rogers. He kind of was. RIP to Neighborhood Nip from Crenshaw and Slauson.

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