Hip-Hop Rumors: Was Jay-Z A Student Of Dr. York?

Originally posted on AllHipHop.com:

How much of Jay Z’s rap did you understand when he was dissing track to smithereens? I understood some of it, but definitely not all of it. But…there is a reason….peep the verse in full.

RELATED: Hip-Hop Rumors: Will Drake Respond To Jay?

Hop off the slave ship
Popped off my chain and took it to Jacob, I got it gold plated
Walked in that bitch like “Nigga we made it!”
I own my own masters, you know I ain’t missin’ no royalty statements
I can’t be rated (God, God), damn Hov stunt on them haters
Sorry Mrs. Drizzy for so much art talk
Silly me rappin’ ’bout shit that I really bought
While these rappers rap about guns they ain’t shot
And a bunch of other silly shit that they ain’t got
I’m on my Lupita Nyong’o
Stuntin’ on stage, got the 12 Years A Slave
This Ace of Spades…

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EXCLUSIVE: Former Suge Knight Friends Lloyd Lake & Reggie Wright Discuss Their New 2Pac/Biggie Documentary

Originally posted on AllHipHop.com:

(AllHipHop Features) Lloyd “TaTa” Lake and Reggie Wright are on a mission to expose what they see as a 17 year injustice – the murders of Christopher “The Notorious B.I.G.” Wallace and Tupac Shakur. Unlike previous books and movies that focused on the respective killings of the two Hip Hop legends, Lake and Wright hope to create a film that takes a look at an unexamined possible connection to Pac and Big’s deaths.


[ALSO READ: New Documentary To Examine The “Cover-Up” Behind The 2Pac & Notorious B.I.G. Murders]

Justicefor Tupac and Biggie will be a tell-all documentary that also explores the idea of government informants infiltrating the Hip Hop community and the role those possible FBI sources played in the deaths of Shakur and Wallace.

In particular, Lake proposes that Death Row Records co-founder Marion “Suge” Knight is a longtime informant, and his relationship with the government affected the still…

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Black and Ugly as Ever: Noah and the Curse of Blackness

Originally posted on AllHipHop.com:


The views and opinions expressed herein are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of AllHipHop.com


“Now, every since my birth I’ve been cursed” -
-Tupac Shakur “Letter to My Unborn Child”

Every since the 15th century when the Portuguese missionaries visited the motherland, seems like Black people have been singing the gospel of the blues. Not only have we experienced the worst atrocity known to man, the TransAtlantic Slave Trade, but we are still suffering ,disproportionately, from every social ill plaguing the planet. If you press the average church person why this is so, he will give you a straight answer…It’s God’s will.

While many white moviegoers are curious about the cinematography of the upcoming movie ,Noah and how the producers are going to cover the Biblical deluge , as an African American I am wondering how they are going to deal with…

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Disparities Remain In US Schools

Originally posted on News One:


WASHINGTON (AP) — Sixty years ago, the Supreme Court ruled that black children have the right to the same education as their white peers.

But civil rights data released Friday by the Education Department reflect an education system rife with inequities for blacks and other minority students and those with disabilities.

Minority students are less likely to have access to advanced math and science classes and veteran teachers. Black students of any age, even the youngest preschoolers, are more likely to be suspended. And students with disabilities are more likely than other students to be tied down or placed alone in a room as a form of discipline.

“It is clear that the United States has a great distance to go to meet our goal of providing opportunities for every student to succeed,” said Education Secretary Arne Duncan.

But the department offered no explanation of why these disparities exist.


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Call to Action: A Review of the New Jim Crow

Originally posted on Andrew R. Hairston:

This piece appeared in the February 2014 edition of the LSU Law Center’s Student Publication – The Civilian. 

As I began my junior year at Howard University in August of 2011, I was drawn to the story of Troy Davis. Davis had been accused of killing a Georgia police officer nearly 20 years earlier, and, following the adjudication process, he was ultimately sentenced to death. As his imprisonment term dragged on, various trial witnesses began to rescind their earlier testimonies and the Davis case began to receive more scrutiny from the public. In the days immediately preceding his execution, various civil rights advocacy groups employed the use of the hashtag “Too Much Doubt” to raise awareness about the fast-approaching execution of a potentially innocent man. After several stays of execution, the day of reckoning was set on September 21, 2011. When the day arrived, a group of Howard students and…

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Ghetto Bastardz – MLK’s Abandoned Children

Originally posted on AllHipHop.com:

Man-child in the Promised land/couldn’t afford many heroes – Moms was the only one there/my pops was a no show — Papa’z Song Tupac

martin luther king jr.*Folks always whispered that the good Reverend was creepin’. Whenever Junior got in trouble, the Rev was never around.

He was always somewhere “workin,’” leaving his wife with the responsibility of bailing the kid  out of jail. Then came the day when Junior got  shot on MLK Blvd.

After ,frantically , searching for Rev, his wife finally tracked him down at a baseball game sharing popcorn and peanuts with his white “stepchild” lil Tommy…

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RELEASE: “Save Our People” Video by “Mayor of DC Hip-Hop” Head-Roc now on YouTube

Originally posted on Head-Roc:

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014


“Save Our People” Video
“Mayor of DC Hip-Hop” Head-Roc teams up with Nepalese Film Director Roshan Ghimire to produce inspirational video featuring prominent Washington DC Organizers, Activists, and Artists

Washington, DC – DC based Hip-Hop artist Head-Roc and Nepalese Film Director Roshan Ghimire have produced another Washington DC based socially conscious “call to action” music video. Head-Roc and Mr. Ghimire first worked together in 2011 on the “Keep DC Walmart Free” video, produced by Washington DC community organizing group Empower DC.

The “Save Our People” song (written and produced by Head-Roc) and video (directed, filmed, photographed, edited, and published by Roshan Ghimire) is the first song from Head-Roc’s May 2013 creative commons released “Black Rock Star Super Hero Music” Street Tape LP, and is available for free download on Head-Roc’s Soundcloud and Reverbnation pages. The video is a combination video/photo essay…

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