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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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Sway In The Morning SXSW 2019 Cypher (Video)

Okay! Sway brought the event to the event! Emcees get the Sway In The Morning platform at Austin’s SXSW 2019. Day 1 performances start above and continue after the jump.

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Bushwick Bill & Spice One Perform On The Sway In The Morning Stage At SXSW 2019 (Video)

Sway’s Universe stretches out from the Bay Area in every direction… and crosses all time! With these performances, Sway takes it back to the Bay, back to back-in-the-day, and down south a way to Texas… Spice One and Bushwick Bill (of Geto Boys)!

SXSW 2019 had to be beyond litty, for this alone!

@ojones1

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DMC Has A Message For The DJs & Fans At Mobile Beat Las Vegas (Video)

Shout to Gerald Olivari with BV Mobile Apps for sharing this awesomeness from DMC.

Y’all (fans, us included) have been showing love to DMC for decades. So, he has to keep getting on stages and wrecking ’em. And he’s TIRED. Whew!

(HAAA! What a wonderful problem to have, right? Keep going, Darryl Mac! We love you, man!)

@ojones1

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R&B Songstress Des Monroe On ‘Love Ultra Radio’ (Live Interview Tonight)

Here’s a word from the wise, and if you’re hip you’ll take the tip. Iman Lexington (yeah, she is wise, and THE PLUG) shared that (1) Love Ultra Radio is back on the ILoveSunsplash.com platform again TONIGHT (2) with special guest Des Monroe. You know, Des with her debut project “Twenty” out on Tidal and a bunch of other streaming spots. The First Lady of Xth Power… that Des Monroe. The 2019 Takeoff ATL Urban Music Awards nominee for Best Female R&B Performance, Project/EP Of The Year, and R&B Female Artist Of The Year… that Des Monroe.

If you are still not knowing. LEARN! Tune in to the homie Jah Prince by clicking the Listen Live option and choosing ‘DaFlavaRadio1’ at ILoveSunsplash.com. You can even dial 712-432-8479 on any phone and listen live. You CANNOT miss this. You don’t even need a radio to jam to the radio tonight! Live mixing, good chat, engaging host, hot guest, and I.Lex gave it her bless… Yep, I know where I’ll be at 10pm (Eastern). In fact, I’ll be there jamming EARLY. Join me!

DIRECT LINK TO LISTEN TONIGHT: LOVE ULTRA RADIO (ON DA FLAVA RADIO 1)

STREAM NOW ON TIDAL: DES MONROE – TWENTY (EP)

Event: See Starting 5 (Fashawn x Stro x Ezri x Cantrell x 070 Phi) Tomorrow For FREE. RSVP Now!

Dope! What a hookup!

The ‘new blood’ on Mass Appeal’s roster (you know, Nas’ label)… They have been touring the U.S. as the Starting 5, and the tour’s last stop is at Vinyl (Atlanta, Georgia) this Tuesday, March 5th. AND you can see Fashawn, Stro, Ezri, Cantrell, AND 070 Phi for the FREE.99!

All you gotta do is follow the link and RSVP. Go. NOW!

MASS APPEAL PRESENTS: STARTING 5 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR (RSVP FOR FREE ADMITTANCE TO MARCH 5TH SHOW)

Sports: Clemson University Wins The 2019 College Football National Championship (Video)

It still stings. A whuppin’ will do that. But the better team won last night, and I am ready to say it… capitalized for effect: The Clemson Tigers Pounced Upon, Pounded Down, And Prevailed Over The Alabama Crimson Tide (my Alma Mater) To Win The College Football National Championship.

Clemson is the best football team in the land. They beat us… DOWN! We were out-played, out-coached, out-willed. Period. The Tigers are UNDEFEATED and UNDENIABLE.

Congratulations to Dabo Swinney and his boys. And no, I am not angry, at all, over their win (no hate). When asked about his final message to the team before they came out to start the game, Clemson Coach Swinney said he told the players (1) to join him in reciting The Lord’s Prayer, (2) to play with joy, and (3) that he loved them.

Man. They won right then! They just hit the gridiron and made it official.

It was an honor for The Tide to meet real Champions on the field of battle. And an honor to watch it (on the big screen… munching on ‘super nachos’ and peach cobbler a la mode) with a living room full of Bama fans.

That’s my take. Coach Nick Saban speaks on the Alabama championship loss after the jump.

#WatchHighlightsAbove #UntilNextYear #CongratsChamps

@ojones1

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Red Bull Music Academy Guest: No I.D. (Video)

Good piece! Resist the urge to skip to the part where No I.D. discusses “The making of 4:44 with Jay-Z.” This whole video is engaging, informative, and insightful.

No I.D. sat down with Chicago journalist Andrew Barber to discuss his early years with Common, managing Kanye West, becoming friends with Jay-Z and why humility and focus are key to success in this public lecture as part of the Red Bull Music Festival Chicago 2018. #RBMCHI #HipHop
– Red Bull Music Academy

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Eric Bischoff’s TEDxNaperville Talk On ‘The News Mimicking Pro Wrestling’ (Video)

Hang on through the beginning, speaker Eric Bischoff has some points to make. But like all good ‘sports entertainment’ there is a setup before the ‘real’ match gets started. And watch for the ‘swerve.’

Yes. The news is more like ‘rasslin than we thought. Let Eric explain.

Professional Wrestling and Political News Media have become the ultimate tag team, both utilizing the exact same techniques and formula’s for a very specific outcome. And the outcome is not what you think it is… In 1991, Turner Broadcasting’s World Championship Wrestling (WCW) recruited Eric as an on-camera talent. His entrepreneurial instincts and interests quickly propelled him from talent through the corporate ranks to become WCW’s President in 1998. Before leaving Turner Broadcasting in 1999, Eric had established WCW as the leader in the sports/entertainment category and is largely credited for re-inventing the professional wrestling genre. Eric also created the New World Order (nWo) brand for the TNT Network and was responsible for growing licensing, merchandising, pay-per-view, and live event business units by more than $325M. In 2002, he joining longtime competitor Vince McMahon to be an on-air character on the highly successful USA Network Series “RAW”.
– TEDx Talks

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Snoop Dogg Honored With His Own Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame (Video)

Have you peeped the news of Snoop getting his star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame yet? You already KNOW he brought some gangsta to the situation… ready to experience The DoggFather gone HollyHood for real though? #CripwalkOfFame

Beloved rapper Snoop Dogg received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday. The ceremony began at 11:30 a.m. right in front of the El Capitan Entertainment Center on Hollywood Boulevard.
– ABC7

(Wow! Look at who showed up for it, too. Dope!)

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Dave Chappelle Speaks On Ethics And The Relevance Of What He Did NOT Do (Video)

What was that? You wish there was more Dave Chappelle content posted on here? Well, what a coincidence 😉

In a rare interview, comedian Dave Chappelle tells “CBS This Morning” co-host Gayle King about why he is connecting with a part of his family history at Allen University in Columbia, South Carolina. His great-grandfather, Bishop William David Chappelle, was a former President at the University.
– CBS This Morning

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Young M.A Behind The Scenes, On The Scene At The Pornhub Awards, And Receiving The Visionary Award (Video)

Young M.A pulls up at the Pornhub Awards because of-f**king-COURSE she’d be a great fit for anything with the ‘Hub (all that girl-girl, dodil talk). By invitation, she gives them (and us) a taste of the Red Lyfe!

Young M.A performs at The PornHub Awards, where she wins the Visionary Award. That same night she boarded a plane for South Africa.

(And bet both pockets a few of those stars wanted more than M.A’s bars that night, but she had to keep it moving!)

@ojones1

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Eye Candy: The Black Tape Project (Video)

Bikinis made of tape… and little else. VERY little! Yeeeep, I’m here for that #Wowzers

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Nas Album Listening Event In Queensbridge (Video)

Took it back to where he always repped for the listening party. Block party style right out in the streets. Nasir. The emcee, the LP, the event.

NAS – NASIR (PROD. BY KANYE WEST) [ALBUM]

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Nile Rodgers At The National Museum Of African American Music’s 2018 Legends Gala (Video)

I’m happy to see an incredible institution being built to pay homage and honor to our unique American art form.

Words from a dude that was there, before Hip-Hop THEN through its beginnings. DOPE! But… answer the man… WHY was it so HOT? Hahaaa!

Music Icon Nile Rodgers talks with DJ BLAK MAGIC about how he handled The Sugar Hill Gang sampling his song Good Times and how he feels about being honored by the National Museum of African American Music at their 2018 Legends Gala.

Did you know there was Sugar Hill Gang v. Nile Rodgers beef like that though? They squashed it, and made money, and J. Prince wasn’t even involved. We think (wink).

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Event: Hip-Hop Stew Launch Party

Was checking out Techniques Radio on WREK.org last night and they got the word out on this Hop Stew Launch Party. Looks like a good look for the long weekend. Consider chilling and partying with a cause for at least part of this party weekend. More, much more, at HopStew.com but here’s a good blurb on the event…

Hop Stew Launch will be a fun-filled day party with performances from Hip-Hop legend El Da Sensei of The Artifacts, Shabaam Sahdeeq, John Robinson, Beneficence, Stahhr and Phoenyx. It’s going to be a boom bap extravaganza for true Hip-Hop lovers! Our launch will be hosted by Fort Knox! Music will be provided by DJ Dug Boogie and DJ Fudge. Patrons can enjoy an amazing art exhibit. Hop Stew will be donating a portion of all funds raised at launch to the Kidney Foundation. In 2016, our beloved Dug Boogie was diagnosed with Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) which there is no cure for. Boogie needs a kidney transplant. So, one can only imagine why The Kidney Foundation is a cause dear to our hearts. The launch is geared towards raising funds and awareness. Hop Stew is Hip-Hop for a cause!
– HopStew

(Thanks for making the audio flyer, staHHr.)

@ojones1

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Chadwick Boseman’s Uplifting Commencement Address To Howard University’s Class Of 2018 (Video)

Better to find PURPOSE than a JOB. PURPOSE drives you to make a mark on HISTORY! A JOB is how you make a living. Preach that truth brother Boseman! Hear (and feel) the words of the Howard University alum giving his address to the most recent graduates from his alma mater, The Hilltop aka #WakandaUniversity

Stop what you’re doing and watch Chadwick Boseman give powerful advice to the class of 2018.
– NowThis

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Sports/Events/Activism: Support “Cuba El Venenoso” As He Readies For The Fight

Our homie “Cuba” will be in his first amateur fight. If you’re in Atlanta you gotta support!

And he’s not even trying to pocket millions. He wants to fight, win, and help with a meal service for disabled people & children. Dude’s paying for his own equipment, training, attire, association fees, physical exams, gym time and memberships. You can cop tickets to attend; and separately, sponsorship donations under his name go to Open Hand Atlanta for charity. Learn more about that organization at http://www.projectopenhand.org

Check for Joshua Rodriguez aka Cuba El Venenoso. Search “El Venenoso” at CorporateFightNight.com to donate under his name. Click on the promo pic for starters…

Salute.

ATLANTA CORPORATE FIGHT NIGHT 13
THURSDAY MAY 3RD

DOORS OPEN: 5:30 PM
FIRST BELL: 6:45 PM

VENUE: Southern Exchange Ballrooms at 200 Peachtree

Activism: Rev. Dr. Bernard Lafayette, Jr., Interview (Audio)

I was totally geeked when Love Ultra Radio had friend of the family, mentor, educator, civil rights activist, and Kingian scholar-practitioner Dr. Bernard LaFayette on for another Black History Month interview! Like #WakandaForever level excited!

Love Ultra Radio caught up with Rev. Dr. Bernard Lafayette. Hear why training and knowledge are important when organizing a movement, the goal of accomplishing peace via non-violent acts, and how that strategy is used effectively throughout our history. Listen to the first step of non-violent activism organizing, the importance of researching your roots, and what inspires Dr. Lafayette, Jr., to continue the necessary forward movement to complete his mission. Also, read and support his book, “In Peace And Freedom My Journey In Selma” (available on Amazon now).

Follow Rev. Dr. Bernard Lafayette, Jr. learn, listen and share his lessons and become a part of the non-violence movement for equality and justice.

– Love Ultra Radio

Here is the audio for the full interview.

DOWNLOAD: REV. DR. BERNARD LAFAYETTE, JR., INTERVIEW (LOVE ULTRA RADIO)

Civil Rights Activist & Educator Dr. Bernard LaFayette Live On-Air Tonight!

Shout out to my folks over at LoveUltra – I.Lex & Jah Prince – for having my personal hero and champion for Civil Rights, Dr. Bernard LaFayette, Jr. back on this year. Dr. LaFayette will be the capstone interview for LoveUltra’s Black History Month observance. But, truthfully, isn’t EVERY month Black History Month. I am always excited to hear from ‘living history’ – like astrophysicist Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, pro football standout and human rights activist Colin Kaepnernick, President Barack Obama, Congressman John Lewis, and more. So many more!

But tonight, we honor and hear from Dr. LaFayette. Tune in at 9pm EST for some great music (Jah Prince mixing urban & island flavor, street-level to soulful), with the Doc coming in around 10pm to talk to the nation and the world!

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If you want to hear last year’s interview, as a preview, click here.

INTERVIEW: ACTIVIST / MINISTER / EDUCATOR / LECTURER REV. DR. BERNARD LAFAYETTE, JR. (LOVEULTRA RADIO)

– @ojones1

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