For Those Who Can't Sleep On Hip Hop

Insomniac Roll Call

July 17, 2014

Insomniac Magazine is all about coverage for independent artists around the world…BUT we have to know who you are. Rappers, Rockers, Comedians, Musicians, Singers, Actors, Producers, etc. go to the comments section below & tell us a little about yourself and why we should write about you in the magazine. Now’s your chance. Go for yours!

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Comedian Tracy Morgan has always maintained a hip hop sensibility in his stand up routines, television work and most importantly, his outlook on life. Instead of rehashing the events of his recent accident or showing photos you can see anywhere around the web, we here at Insomniac decided to post a never before seen throwback pic from Tracy’s VERY FIRST radio interview in the 90′s(courtesy of The Kevin Keith & The Dirty Dozen Radio Show). This is how we like to see Tracy – Healthy & Happy!  Get well soon T-MO!!!
Tracy Morgan - 1st Interview

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Action Bronson is one of the most energetic and lyrically dexterous emcees on the scene today. Check out “Dr. Lecter,” “Blue Chips” and “Blue Chips 2″ for proof. Simply put, he’s a great entertainer. Whether he’s rhyming in a port-a-potty or belly flopping onto a beer truck, “Mr. Wonderful” knows what it takes to rock a crowd.

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If you live in the New York City area you’ve probably noticed the endless onslaught of commercials, billboards and ads hyping up the Tupac Shakur musical, “Holler If Ya Hear Me.” Well, Sunday night, after 38 performances and 17 previews, the show at the Palace Theatre will end its run. Producers of the musical hoped to attract new audiences to Broadway. Instead of having a “Field of Dreams” moment(“If we play Tupac’s music they will come.”), they should’ve realized that unless Tupac was actually in the play no one would show up at all(And, since the producers weren’t willing to shell out $400,000 a night for his hologram to make an appearance, the dream of Pac stopping by was highly unlikely.

This reminds me of the attempts that were made to turn Tupac’s, “Live 2 Tell” screenplay into a full-fledged movie. He wrote the screenplay while serving time at the Clinton Correctional Facility in upstate New York. After his death, it seemed that a film based on Pac’s one and only screenplay would be a must-see for fans. But when producers tried to raise $250,000 for start up costs on KickStarter, they instead received a mere $233.00 in donations. On December. 20, 2012 the funding campaign was shut down and we haven’t heard another word about the project since. All this tells me is that without the presence, charisma and actual participation of Tupac Shakur, any(non-music related) project will be unsuccessful. But maybe I’m wrong. What Tupac projects, other than unreleased music, would you want to see and be willing to pay for? List them in the comment section below.

 

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A year ago, the brilliant and always fascinating KRS-One traveled to The Netherlands to grant Hip-Hop scholarships to worthy recipients & discuss…well, I’ll let you find out for yourself. If you haven’t seen this video yet & “think” you know what Hip-Hop is, let this serve as your refresher course. Props & Respect go out to The Teacher!

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