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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!)

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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.)

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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!

4 ways to listen:

WWW.iLoveSunsplash.COM >> Listen Live (DaFlavaRadio1)
On TuneIn >> “DaFlavaRadioOnline”
Direct dial:: 712-432-8479 and listen live
Download Da FlavaRadio App

Instagram & Twitter: @LoveUltraRadio

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

Experience The Eagles Vs. Patriots Super Bowl Through The Voices Of Key Figures “Mic’d Up” (Video)

Lots of awesome sights and sounds made for an epic Super Bowl event. Here is a great package of them.

Listen to the best mic’d up moments from Super Bowl LII the Philadelphia Eagles against the New England Patriots.
– NFL

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Watch The PBS Teaser For The “Nas: Live from the Kennedy Center” Documentary (Trailer)

This is when you appreciate what an ARTIST like Nas means to Hip-Hop – to rap and music in general. As soon as you say ‘Kennedy Center’ in your mind and think of who would rep the culture and rock that joint right, Nas ought to show up at the top of a relatively short list. LEGENDARY! And there will be PBS coverage of the event. Plus a documentary on the whole happening and events leading up to it.

Two decades after the album’s critically-acclaimed release, Hip-Hop artist Nas teamed up with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, to stage a symphonic rendition of “Illmatic,” one of the most revered albums in Hip-Hop history. The new concert film Great Performances — Nas Live From the Kennedy Center: Classical Hip-Hop captures the energy and nostalgia of this collaborative performance and premieres nationwide Friday, February 2 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings).
– Mass Appeal

So dope!

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Lebron James, King Of The Courts, Scored 57 Points To Lead His Cavaliers To Victory (Video)

Yooo! Sometimes the star is the story. King James was the [All] star this weekend, homie. Without a doubt.

Cleveland Cavaliers all-star LeBron James took off and scored 57 points. He added 11 rebounds, 7 assists, 3 steals, and 2 blocks in a victory against the Washington Wizards.
– NBA

And check after the jump. This is how being comfortable with greatness looks…

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Remember When That Cliffside Shop Was Giving Out Free Jackets? (Video)

Ah! Here’s what looks like a winner for best response to when bae pops up like, “Honey, let’s go shopping,” all excited and *ish. Just make sure bae’s not a climbing enthusiast, and you can have your weekend back… Sheeeeit! They haven’t made a jacket worth a death-defying rock climb. Sorry, so NOT sorry. HA!

A pop-up clothing shop lets you get warm 300 feet up.

Cocona set up a shop 300 feet in the air in Colorado’s Eldorado Canyon. Climbers earned the clothing simply by making the ascent up the canyon’s Bastille Wall — no purchase necessary.

Cocona wants to show off their clothing, which is based on “37.5 technology” — it keeps climbers’ body temperature at 37.5 degrees Celsius, or 99.5 degrees Fahrenheit. Many climbers claim that temperature is ideal for endurance.

– Vocativ

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Atlanta United Qualifies For MLS Playoffs In Their Inaugural Season – JAYFORCE.COM (Video)

The JAYFORCE.COM Sports Media Team was there as we covered Atlanta United securing a MLS playoff spot in their inaugural season. It was an opportunity for us to also check out the brand new Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta which also doubles as home base for the Atlanta Falcons NFL team. As soccer (Futbol) becomes more popular in the U.S., its an exciting time for Atlanta fans with sold out games for what was an expansion team in Major league soccer. Check out our time as the Atlanta United team beats Philadelphia Union to claim their spot in the MLS playoffs. Atlanta United will play their 1st playoff game ever on October 22nd at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.  ATLUTD.COM

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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!)

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Skye Morales “Video Premiere & Single Release” [ATL Event]

Artist development is becoming a lost art. These days artists record vocals on a laptop upload it and claim they are a recording artist. Well I have watched Skye Morales grow and with the assistance of super producer WLPWR she is setup for success. You not familiar with Skye Morales well let me introduce you. She is a talented songstress based in Atlanta, GA surrounded by a talented team backed by Gray Matter Collective. She has released snippets of her new music on her social media. The time has come to hear more than a few seconds of what she has been cooking up. This Saturday September, 9th 2017 the single release and video premier celebration for her track “New One” goes down. It will take place at Galleria 314 810 Huff Rd NW at 10 pm. I also forgot to mention our good friend Fort Knox will be hosting the event. So that means pending pandemonium on a Saturday night! Make sure you click RSVP link below. Lastly let me give the biggest shout out to Gray Matter Collective CEO Angela Woodley who has played the biggest role in getting Skye where she is. So are you ready for a New One? RSVP and be at Galleria 314 to witness it live!

CLICK HERE TO RSVP FOR EVENT

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