Childish Gambino took to Twitter to make his feelings known about police brutality. He posted, “Twitter activism is wack. Marches don’t work anymore. Police should be forced to wear recording devices.” He also responded to people who call him a “White” rapper by stating, “When someone calls me a “white rapper,” I wanna make sure they understand I don’t have all the benefits. He also wrote a “poem” on the subject(that has to be seen to be believed) and wrote, “I’ve been threatened by police twice this year, hand on holster…and I’m Childish Gambino.”
Obviously, Gambino had a lot to get off his chest. Unlike some artists who rant about trivial stuff, Donald Glover usually has something important to say…So keep talking Gambino. We’re listening.
Another rapper has returned home. Beanie Sigel has received his freedom after serving a year and a half on tax evasion and drug charges at a Federal Detention Center in Philadelphia. With Beanie Sigel’s release this morning, we have to wonder what this talented lyricist’s next move will be. While we’re debating whether or not he’ll stage an all out war on lesser mcs or hook up with a super producer to give his material the shine it deserves, you can check out one of his past faves.
Michael Christmas burst onto the scene this past February with his fantastic mixtape, “Is This Art?” Now he has released a track called “Thermostat” for all hip hop heads to enjoy. Listen to it below and check out his hilarious video from “Is This Art?” – “Michael Cera.”
In a recent interview with Details magazine, actor Idris Elba mentioned that when not filming HBO’s “The Wire” he and castmates, Wood Harris(Avon Barksdale) and Hassan Johnson(Wee Bey)would lay down hip hop tracks and record themselves rapping. Considering that Idris deejays and produces as a “side gig”, the idea isn’t really that farfetched.
Below is the intro he produced for Jay-Z’s, “American Gangster” album.
Just when we thought LL Cool J had put rapping on the back burner(to focus on his acting career), he drops a new track for his fans…ninja style! Assisted by Raekwon, Murda Mook and Ron Browz, The G.O.A.T. proves yet again that when it comes to power and intensity on the microphone, he hasn’t lost a beat.
Check out “I’m Nice.”