For Those Who Can't Sleep On Hip Hop

It’s been a while since a female emcee has approached the game on lyrical prowess instead of glam. Here, the French-Chilean artist drops some jewels reminiscent of early ’90s “Cool Like That” crew Digable Planets. (As a side note, the fact that the latter group didn’t blow up like Black Eyed Peas is a travesty.) It’s time to dig into some of Aana Tijoux’s “1977.”

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Public Enemy continues to show and prove what Hip Hop is. Enough said.

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Musical Statesman and “King of The Blues”

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BB King: The Life of Riley is a powerful documentary, which shows the origin of the legend we now know as the “King of the Blues”.  Born into poverty and a segregated Mississippi, King went on to become a true music statesman and revered music legend.  As a child, King literally worked in the cotton fields’ sun up till sun down – but even the ruthlessness of segregation and a Jim Crow South could not stifle the dreams of a young kid who just wanted to play his music for the world.  This documentary shows the obstacles and the struggles BB King faced while making his journey from a little town in Mississippi to literally around the world, meeting with heads of states, the Pope and royalty.  I would dare say, his journey was befitting for a true King, BB King that is! [click to continue…]

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George Clinton’s spacecraft used during iconic performances of his funk masterpieces will be displayed in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture.
The mothership landing during an early P-Funk performance as found on YouTube.

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