Hip-Hop & Black Affinity Spaces…

There will be videos! However, I want to take the time to talk about something that has been on my mind. Hip-Hop made its start in the early 70’s in the Bronx by black and brown people. Look it up and you can find that yourself. We have witnessed it change with each decade. We have seen underground artists become mainstream celebrities. We have watched the poor use this genre of music to protest their situations and give a voice to the voiceless. In more recent years it has become baffling to learn that hip-hop has no place in the black affinity spaces within the Green Mountain State. This state is small. The hip-hop community is too. But the support I received from the hip-hop community would embarrass the black affinity spaces in question. It seems to be more important to code switch for the sake of respectability politics and donations. While at the same time forgetting that hip-hop is a legit art form that paved the way for so many to create now. There are plenty of people who just simply used creating hip-hop as a way to heal. I am one of them. Shout out to all the emcees healing with hip-hop. But let’s be real. This state is already unwelcoming to hip-hop music and its artists. I am sure you all heard about “acting” Chief Murad cancelling a show at City Hall Park because of “security issues.” That’s just one example. With that being the case, why do black affinity spaces want to be as unwelcoming to hip-hop as BPD has been? That’s not a flex!!! Think about that for a moment while I pull up a video… First up is Stresselbee X Robscure X Nahte Renmus X Freddie Losambe with INFINITESIMAL. This song is funky and cosmic. I love it. Thank you. Click the link and listen for yourself. Like and subscribe to keep up with the content Got a track from the SoundCloud universe. The title is Holy Water by Habit Raps. Ok! I am hearing some real hip-hop. Check it out and give them a follow. I hope to hear more from them. Got some events coming up next month. April 6th there will be a Black Artist Market. It will be at Democracy Creative on Pine Street in Burlington. Artists will be there with their creations to sell. You’re all invited. King Mecca will be having another Totally Inappropriate showcase. So please come and support some music, comedy and community in the most insane and raunchy atmosphere. I cannot wait! Here’s a flyer. My goal for today was to give you something to think about, something to listen to and a community event to mark on your calendar. My work here is done. I still hope you continue creating shit so you have no time for hating shit. I wish you all peace love and hip-hop. I’m out!

New Year, Same Me! Maybe A Little More Matured…

How was your holidays, folks? I am personally glad it is over. Making the kids happy for the holidays is expensive. With that said, I hope your rent was paid on the first day of the New Year. We got some videos though. Let’s get to that! First up is Sko G with Sins. Video shot and edited by Vego Harris. I liked that! It was catchy. Check it out for yourself. Give it a like and subscribe. Alright, what’s next! We got Mavstar featuring Subtex with Elixir Of Life. Ok! This shit is hot! Whoever said they were rhyming off beat should include fecal matter in their diet. They talk shit enough… But don’t take my word for it. Listen for yourself. Like and subscribe! I guess my blog can be used to promote myself. So I am going to use this time to plug my own music. Why? I can… I wrote and performed the lyrics, of course. But I also tried something new. I made the beat too. I am now addicted to it. More will come. Until then, take time to listen to Guided Purpose. You ever get told off by a tarot card? That’s what this is about. Enjoy! Winding down to the end of this post. Here’s some quick announcements! Black Artist Showcase & Market will be on January 19th at Art So Wonderful. Which is located next to Target in the University Mall. Here’s a flyer! Last but not least, Practice Makes Perfect (Open Mic) will be February 3rd from 6-8 at the Richard Kemp Center. Let me grab y’all a flyer. If you are interested in being a part of it, use the QR code to sign up for it. Looking forward to seeing you there. Well, that will be all for this post. Of course, I want to leave you off with a little positivity. Make the best of this year. Continue creating so you have no time for hating. If you release some new stuff send it to me. My blog isn’t a popularity contest. I wish you all peace, love and hip-hop. I’m out…

Upcoming Events!

I know I am going from being quiet as fuck to talking too much but, I wanted to let you know about an upcoming event. I organize and host the Black Artist Market. Rajnii Eddins hosts the Black Artist Showcase. Well, we are going to combine them to make one big holiday bash of creativity. It will be held at Art So Wonderful, located in the University Mall next to Target. Here’s a flyer! It has the info and I think it’s pretty. Shout out to Kia’Rae Hanron for that! As far as future events go, we need more open mic nights. So I am creating one. It is due to start in February. It will be located at the Richard Kemp Center. It will be open to musicians, comedians, poets and beat makers. I wanted to allow the holidays to pass and settle down. And give the local creatives something to look forward to next year. It’s also a way to get my students to practice what they have been working on in class. No pressure though… Be on the look out for Practice Makes Perfect Open Mic Night. Here’s a flyer for that below! Use the QR code on the flyer to sign up! I will try to end this post how I always do. With a music video! We got Freddie Losambe. He just released an album with Equal Eyes Records called The Leaves Still Dance. But we’ll just share a piece of it here. Check out The Narrows. Give it a like and subscribe. I hope you all have a good weekend. I will definitely try to. It’s been a tough week. So I’m going to go out to dinner with the kids tonight. What are your plans tonight? Whatever it is, make it safe. And like I always say; keep creating shit so you have no time for hating shit! Peace. Love. And Hip-Hop! I’m out…