Monthly Archives: November 2014

Hasan Salaam: Life in Black & White

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There’s nothing black and white about New Jersey emcee Hasan Salaam. From his music, to his activism, to his role as an educator, Hasan Salaam is colorful. One of the most passionate rappers in the game, Salaam’s enthusiasm exudes in … Continue reading

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A-Villa: Carry on Tradition

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  Chicago producer A-Villa pulled off the impossible. During his infancy in beat-making, Villa honed his craft while simultaneously politicking with some of the best and brightest artists in Hip-Hop. Over a 4-year span A-Villa worked tirelessly to create his … Continue reading

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A Conversation with Apollo Brown & Ras Kass

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Merriam-Webster describes the word ‘blasphemy’ as “great disrespect shown to God or to something holy” but Apollo Brown and Ras Kass mean no disrespect to the creator with their new release. Blasphemy is a joint project by the Midwest producer and … Continue reading

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Rapsody: Beauty and the Beast

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The first lady of Jamla Records, Rapsody has been on a tear. After blessing 2013 with the She Got Game mixtape, she stole the show on the Jamla is the Squad compilation with her standout tracks ‘Illuminaughty’ and ‘Betty Shabazz’. … Continue reading

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