THE BEATZ & LYRICS SHOW
Beatz & Lyrics Show
RADIO SHOW MOBILE APPS
ARCHIVES

Posts Tagged ‘DNA’

Finding Your Roots: LL Cool J & Puffy Explore Their Ancestry (Video)

Dr. Henry Louis Gates, as host of the long-running PBS series, “Finding Your Roots,” takes guests LL Cool J (aka James Todd Smith) and Puffy (aka Sean Combs) on a journey of exploration… of their family trees.

Uncover family mysteries about two legends of Hip-Hop through the use of DNA technology.
– PBS Video

Read the rest of this entry »

The 2015 BET Cyphers: Def Squad Reunited (Video)(Video)

082615-shows-hha-cypher-2015-def-squad-Redman-Erick-Sermon-Keith-Murray-7

The headline says it all; like its own byline. Did you see the Cyphers this year? Always the best part of the BET Hip-Hop Awards. We expect a ‘wow’ moment or two from the Awards’ broadcast; and a Cypher is a good bet for a source. Well, there was [at least] a BIG one in this year’s – Erick Sermon, Keith Murray and Redman spitting with DJ Scratch taking the Preemo spot (see what we did there?) for the set. Def Squad comes back to life for the night! Good to see.

Click the pic above to start with the Squad. Got the rest of this year’s Cyphers linked after the jump.

Read the rest of this entry »

Angola Prisoner Henry James, Freed by DNA, Speaks on His 30 Years of Imprisonment (Video)

You know, we try to come up with titillating titles to tempt our readers (one-time confession); but this title needed no tweaks… it just labels the story. Above: Amy Goodman, of Democracy Now, talks with former prisoner Henry James – a free man thanks to DNA evidence – who reflects on his case and 30 years of his life he will never get back. We say the brother is a former prisoner – NOT an ex-convict – because he should never have been convicted!

“We broadcast from New Orleans, Louisiana, the heart of the world’s prison capital, where more people are behind bars any other state per capita — an incarceration rate 13 times that of China. Louisiana also ranks among the highest in the country in terms of the number of people per capita who are exonerated after serving years in prison for crimes they did not commit. We are joined by Henry James, the longest-serving prisoner to be exonerated in Louisiana. James spent 30 years in the notorious Louisiana State Penitentiary, known as Angola prison, on a life sentence without parole for rape. At trial, the prosecution never told the jury that serology testing from the rape kit excluded James as the perpetrator. In 2011, DNA evidence found by accident proved James’ innocence, winning him his release.”

– Democracy Now

Now… James’ case is NOT a typical case. Nah, that would be ridiculous, right? BUT WAIT! James’ case is NOT typical… because evidence that could free him was actually found! It usually is not, and the convicted serve life without parole!

READ: FREED BY DNA, ANGOLA PRISONER HENRY JAMES (DEMOCRACY NOW)

The Roots of The Roots: Questlove & Black Thought Use DNA to Trace Their African Heritage (Video)

My brother & I were just speaking about tracing our family history as we’re two of the eldest able bodied & living members of our family that are still around. Looking at this video of Questlove & Black Thought getting their DNA traced back to the actual tribes they are from in Africa is all too inspiring. I guess we can stop procrastinating & check via AfricanAncestry.com

Adrift Da Belle – ‘More’ (prod by D.R.U.G.S.)

New banger from the New Jersey raised / Atlanta based emcee Adrift Da Belle from her upcoming collaborative album DNA (Drugs & Adrift) with dope Atlanta based producer D.R.U.G.S.    This joint is a banger & the duo are set to drop a video in the near future for this joint directed by the homie Rick Foy.  You can download the dirty & clean versions of this joint below.  DRIFT-TEEEEEEEEEEE!

ADRIFT DA BELLE  –  MORE  (PROD BY D.R.U.G.S) DIRTY VERSION  |  CLEAN VERSION

AFFILIATED SPONSORS