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Swizz Beatz Speaks On What’s Wrong With Hip-Hop Producing And How To Do It Right (Video)

YES! There is a DIFFERENCE between a beatmaker and a PRODUCER! Swizz is a producer. Understand? Watch and you will…

Producing. The somewhat lost art that Swizz Beatz, born Kasseem Dean, has specialized in since he was 20 years old dishing beats to Jay-Z and DMX. It isn’t just about pairing drums with snares or dancing in the back of the videos. It’s a curation process that’s earned the Yonkers native millions of dollars, more plaques than he can count on two hands, and a reputation that stretches across the seven seas.
– Mass Appeal

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Comedy: Dear Racist… Don’t Be Scared. And Don’t Call The Cops. Dial 1-844-WYT-FEAR Instead (Video)

Hilarious! Plus, Neicy Nash (always nice) is in this.

In this satirical infomercial, the comedian and actress Niecy Nash plays the inventor of a new hotline, 1-844-WYT-FEAR. The video advertises a phone service for White people to call when they can’t cope with Black people living their lives near them. It’s a real phone number we created so that fearful Whites can call it for advice, about their racism.
– The New York Times

So there you have it ‘fearful Whites’… a dedicated hotline just for you to dial up. Or, you could, maybe, just take a deep breath and a pill and go lay down somewhere or something.

#BBQBecky #CouponCarl #PermitPatty #Call800WYTFEAR

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Watch Nitty Scott “Rate The Bars” (Video)

Mm mm mm! Still sexy af. Still hard af on the BARZ, too! Gentlemen. Ladies. Respek on the name of today’s evaluator, Nitty Scott MC!

(Heh, Childish Gambino, flattery will get you everywhere with Nitty.)

@ojones1

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Watch Curren$y “Rate The Bars” (Video)

Ohhhh! Shout to BET for throwing the Na’Tee verse from her Cypher at dude for the review. Respek on Curren$y’s name for his evaluation of these barz!

Curren$y came into Rate the Bars of some great rappers. Giving huge props to B.G., Tyga, Wiz, and the late Mac Miller who he collab’d with.
– BETNetworks

(Realizing how old AND how much of a Sci-Fi GEEK I am, getting that ‘C3PO’ reference from the Mac Miller (RIP) verse right off… not even thinking it all the way through like Curren$y did. Hahaaa!)

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Politics: Conservatives Love Kanye West’s Repping ‘Make America Great Again’ While Wanting Taylor Swift To ‘Shush’ Again (Video)


(Click here to watch on Facebook.)

Nope. Not gonna let Taylor finish… again.

How interesting… and predictable. Talking heads on the right want famous folks to ‘shut up’ and dribble, sing or whatever… unless they dribble the rhetoric they want to hear.

How dare Kanye West say President George W. Bush does care about Black people back in the day. Oh, wait. He’s spitting some of that ‘free thinking’ Make America Great Again (MAGA)? Ahhh, he’s a refreshing right-wing converted icon now.

(Hmmm… remember wifey Kim Kardashian West was just up at the White House months ago. Let’s see how all this plays out. Gotta find five years of reality TV footage for that “Who’s House? Trump’s House!” show premiering after the 2020 elections. Ha!)

And Taylor Swift. She is out of line with the right. Speaking out of turn, so according to the right-wing pundits, it is time for her to go back to singing and stay out of politics like a good girl.

Here’s The Breakdown.

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Watch Onyx “Rate The Bars” (Video)

Ha! That’s why they evaluate these bars without being told who spit them. Honest appraisals of the lyricals. And these Onyx cats are HARD on the bars!

Sticky Fingaz and Fredro Starr from Onyx came in to rate some bars. They also rated themselves a much deserved 5.
– BETNetworks

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Anti-Kaepernick Car Ranter’s Argument Is Wrong… Loud And Wrong (Video)

Getting the feeling, from this clip, that Graham Allen is the guy who should sit and pose for the picture in the urban dictionary next to ‘loud and wrong.’ When your argument’s base premise is FALSE and the fallen soldier you use as anecdotal support for your argument believed the OPPOSITE of what you argue… “That’s When Ya LOST” (word to Souls Of Mischief)!

In his latest VIRAL car rant Graham Allen tries to use Pat Tillman as a counter to Colin Kaepernick. Hasan Piker explains why this shameless “patriotsploitation” is a slap in the face to Tillman’s legacy and against his family’s wishes.
– The Breakdown

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Barack Obama Is Campaigning For Your Vote This November. And It Is More Important Than Ever (Video)

Heart jumped when you read the title, right? Well, of course, President Obama is not running for the White House; the November vote having no bearing on the U.S. Presidency at all. However, he does want every American to vote this Fall. And he tells you why it is so important to do so; even though it is not for him, or for a new President… It is for YOU!

If you still don’t think the midterms will affect you, Barack Obama is back to spell out just how important they are.
– NowThis Opinions

Especially reaching out to the youngest voters. So many did not show at the polls.

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Comedian Katt Williams Speaks On Undeserved Fame Of Some Comedians And Roasts Co-Host Wanda Smith (Video)

On V-103’s Frank and Wanda In The Morning, Emmy-winning actor/comedian Katt Williams lit up the airwaves, sharing nuclear-hot takes on some of today’s top comedians, including Tiffany Haddish, Kevin Hart, Jerrod Carmichael, and Hannibal Buress. Watch as Williams calls some ugly, questions others’ talents, and suggests that race and colorism play roles in who Hollywood hires and why.

Yeah yeah. All that… but that’s not what made this thing go viral. When co-host Wanda Smith jumped over the fence and got in the middle of the melee. That’s when Katt’s scattered shots found focus. He got off all the other comedians and fanned all flame on Wanda. Too-hot-for-radio flames. So hot that [reportedly] the Smith men (her husband and sons) found Katt at a comedy club later and pulled a GUN on dude.

Wow. File this under ‘sticks and stones may break bones BUT HOW ABOUT WORDS ALMOST GETTING A COMIC SHOT OVER DISSING A MAN’S WIFE ON AIR!?

Watch. But only if you can stand the HEAT! Katt goes IN… smooth & vicious like. That said, he does make some good points…

(Hit the jump to see what Tiffany Haddish had to say via Twitter.)

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Comedy/Politics: Stephen Colbert ‘Mops The Floor’ With President Trump & Is Floored By President Obama’s Latest Speech (Video)

Who knew it would be this hard? No, not reforming affordable healthcare… but pronouncing the word ‘anonymous’ (hahahaaa)! Check out this clip of folks giving it to the U.S. President – Colbert, President Obama, and a ‘troll’ at a Trump rally.

Last week two men made known their opinions on President Trump: Barack Obama in his speech at the University of Illinois, and the infamous “Plaid Shirt Guy” at Trump’s rally in Montana.
– The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

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Food: McDonald’s In Mexico Has Tastier Menu Items Than In U.S. Franchises? (Video)

I’m saying though: A lot of this does look good af. Don’t think I would go as gaga over McD’s potato wedges. We can get good wedges in the states, just not at Mickey D’s. And I’m cool with that.

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Comedian Bill Burr Believes A Bit More ‘Kid Smacking’ Might Lead To A Lot Less ‘Smack Talk’ From Kids Today (Video)

Okay, so Bill is roundabouts my age. And it shows in his rants (we old, and old-school man). it might get a li’l uncomfortable for some millennial new school parenting advocates out there to watch his clip, but here it is.

Bill is nostalgic for a time when parents hit their children and you didn’t have to believe all women.
– Team Coco

(Full disclosure: They’ll be alright. Just like I’m alright including l’il in my posts every now and then, Hahaaa!)

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Speaking On The State Of Hip-Hop, Darryl ‘DMC’ McDaniels Raw & Uncensored (Video)

Okay. Run DMC’s Darryl McDaniels just went the hell off! Rightfully so. Hip-Hop is definitely different today, but we had our bullsh!t going on back then, too. I do agree, wholeheartedly, that whatever was wrong then or now… was WRONG! Nonsense, violence, not a good policy (word to Heavy D and RIP).

Hip-Hop is our Nation, our Community and Culture. We ought to act accordingly. Listen to DMC.

@ojones1

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DJ Bobbito Garcia Speaks On Rocking Analog Vs. Digital From Back In The Day To Now (Video)

When DJs speak on how it used to be, as opposed to what it is today, in whatever way, don’t you expect them to speak from experience; to talk about what they know? Well, suffice it to say, Bobbito Garcia was there!

Official 247HH exclusive interview with New York-based DJ Bobbito Garcia where you’ll hear about Digital vs. Analog & How It Has Affected Me
– 247HH.COM

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Comedian Chelsea Handler Focuses On Political Activism (Video)

Interesting. Comedians, esp. when there’s an “easy target” in the White House, usually make fun of political folly. And Chelsea did that. But she is really moving into the ‘woke’ lane to ride that for a long while… at least until President Trump and his ilk are out.

Comedian-turned-activist Chelsea Handler shares the moment she recognized her White privilege and dishes on exactly how she wants to see Donald J. Trump humiliated.
– PROFILE by BuzzFeed News

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Eric B. & Rakim Give Their Top 5 Songs, And Shout Out Some Top-Tier Emcees, As They Salute Hip-Hop’s 45th Birthday (Video)

The legends, Eric B. & Rakim, give the rundown on their Top 5 Hip-Hop songs ever.

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Comedy: Rap Stars Read ‘Mean Tweets’ From Fans (Video)

Hilarious! Yeah, all of the trolls who flex that ‘keyboard courage’ on social media, see Remy Ma with your Twitter fingers and you could catch them hands… My vote for best part is definitely Remy’s response. But the whole video is awesome. Kudos to all featured for being good sports.

@ojones1

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Nas Gives Lists His Top 5 Hip-Hop Songs (Video)

When a Top 5 emcee picks his Top 5 songs of all time you gotta wanna know the list, right? Well, here’s Nas’.

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Do White People See Black Skin As A ‘Weapon’ To Be Feared? Host Erica Cobb Says ‘Yes’ (Video)

So… ‘weaponized skin tone.’ That is where we are. And Erica is right. You KNOW she is right. It’s just too bad that many who watch this are just going to see a ‘triggered’ Black woman and not even try to understand why.

While talking about the CVS employee “Coupon Carl,” Host Erica Cobb says Black skin is viewed as a weapon by many. She and Beau Davidson debate the role skin color plays in tense situations.
– Daily Blast LIVE

If you only watch this once, I understand. It can get monotonous; us treading the same race-related grounds with those who just don’t get it. But I watched this several times before I got the gumption to go see why Erica would opt out of potentially ‘heightened’ situations because it would be ‘better if her husband handled them.’

Hit the jump, and give yourself a pat on the back if you already knew what I found out when I Googled.

Damned shame it has to come to this. Like a Dave Chappelle punchline… She must know that, when sh!t goes down, “somebody’s gonna have to talk to the cops.”

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Black Thought Speaks On His Favorite Kool G. Rap Verse (Video)

‘Road To The Riches’ is one of my favorite verses of all-time too.

Black Thought breaks down his favorite verse from Kool G Rap’s “Road to the Riches” in our series.
– Pitchfork

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