Chi-Raq

Message – In theaters now!

The Black Struggle – Black Lives Matter – Black Women – Black Men

I have not yet seen the movie, but some natives of Chicago, IL are not big fans of this film. As stated in the Chicago Tribune:

“So after all of the fighting, name-calling and political wrangling over the film’s title, “Chi-Raq” fails to illuminate the lives of the many Chicagoans who go to bed with the sound of gunfire outside their windows and wake up to the news of yet another murder. While critics have hailed the satirical film as a victory for Lee, Chicagoans go home empty-handed”.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-chiraq-glanton-talk-20151124-story.html

Me personally, I think all the cast for this film should have came directly from Chicago. I remember the casting calls for Straight Outta Compton – the casting calls were done in Gardena, Compton – areas where real blacks in the struggle, who knew first hand resided. Unfortunately, this film seems to have a lot of big Hollywood names.

But, I commend Spike Lee for shedding light on an issue black communities across the United States deal with on a daily – gun violence.

Hopsin – Spits that Real!

Rapper’s these these don’t be saying it – no really though….

& now for the listening pleasures – a real track.

Artist tour info @ http://myfunkvolume.com/tour/

New Music – chrisxness – A|O|A Part 1.

From his musical aesthetic nature, to his raw hip hop flow – chrisxness releases Part 1. of 2 from his album A.T.L.A.S – Age of Aquarius A|O|A.

Show me the light that comes with real art. I am a lover of good music – music that you feel deep in your soul – music that not only makes you bob your head, but thought provoked alongside the feeling your heart calls out for – its called art.

We all need it. Art gives off energy into the atmosphere. Art is essential for life.

Listen – Feel the music – download the music – share the music.

Stay tunes for Part 2.

Follow on Instagram @iamchris_ness xx Twitter @chris_ness

David Banner: We’re Breeding a Generation of Spineless Zombies

Speaking the real*

Europeans / white people have “colonized” (brought upon terror, murdered, raped and occupied) all lands across the world. The things that are Black, the many things we have created has been stolen by whites for their own personal and monetary gains.

Don’t let media / capitalism poison you and your children’s minds for the conquering by those who’s ancestors and down the bloodlines created a country / world governed by evil.

Yasiin Bey on Malcolm X, for “Return of the Mecca: The Art of Islam and Hip-Hop”

Short interview by a professor I know from University of Irvine in Southern California with the one and only Yasiin Bey.

Topic: Malcolm X – R.I.P. to one of our great ones.

Recorded in Paris, this short for the exhibit “Return of the Mecca: The Art of Islam and Hip-Hop” features excerpts from an interview between Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def) and curator Sohail Daulatzai, as well as music by Oddisee, and art work from the exhibit which includes Jamel Shabazz, Ernie Paniccioli, B+, Cognito, Katina Parker, Coleman, Nema Etebar and more.

See more at http://www.returnofthemecca.com

Blues Boy – B.B. King

9.16.25 – 5.14.15

The Memphis Blues. American Hall of Fame blues singer, songwriter and guitarist. Riley Ben King was born on September 16, 1925,on a cotton plantation called Berclair, near the town of Itta Bena, Mississippi, the son of sharecroppers Albert and Nora Ella King.

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With the release “The Thrill is Gone” (1969), B.B. King solidified his role as Black music’s ambassador to the world. Throughout the 1970s King also found crossover success with singles like “Ain’t Nobody Home” (1972) and “To Know You Is To Love You” (1973), which was written and originally recorded by Stevie Wonder and Syretta Wright.

B.B. King and Bobby Blue Band – The Thrill Is Gone https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUyKrNzW3Pc

King’s most successful recordings, 1997’s Deuces Wild — 17 tracks with 17 different artist ranging from Van Morrison to Heavy D, Bonnie Rait and D’Angelo — and his 2000 collaboration with Clapton, Riding with the King, which went double platinum and earned the duo a Grammy Award, were both examples of how successful King’s efforts were.

B.B. King was everything our history needs to remember with all the obstacles as a Black man could face overcame in multitudes.

He gave face to the Blues and showed his talents with going outside of the box with his music. B.B. King let nothing stop him from his dreams.
He is and was the epiphany of a Black Man – a person to look up to, aspire to be like, respect, love and appreciate.

Thank you for all that you were and all that will always be in our minds.

http://www.bbking.com