#EyeKnow @Rhymageddon

I know

Black man bearded and 5’10
Police automatic thinking
I’m opposite of friend
Foe? Soon as I walk out the door
Don’t wanna draw first blood
Me nah Rambo
When drama pop
I’m floating opposite direction
These dominant genes ain’t got
Complexion for protection
My civil rights? Barely an amendment
13 and 15th (amendment)
Doubt they really meant it
No wonder
Mama say my name in her prayer
NYPD turning their backs on mayor
‪#‎Deblasio‬ he’s got a black son
Demand help from the (DOJ)
We’re getting none
Black lives matter
won’t they show some humanity?
Changing up our methods
Hope you’re understanding me
Black power fist raised no it ain’t for vanity
Repeating steps for different results is insanity

Whether you’re ‪#‎MikeBrown‬
Or ‪#‎EricGarner‬
It’s really tough being Black
‪#‎OscarGrant‬ and Trayvon
Wish we could bring y’all back

( I knowwww)
Cops they will lay you down
Whether you’re Light Puerto Rican-skinned or Brown

MLK Day 2015 at East Side High School (Newark)

mlkMonday Jan 19th, 12pm -3pm

Ironbound Community Corporation invites the greater Newark community (and beyond!) to join us in celebrating Martin Luther King Day 2015 at East Side High School’s auditorium. We will have a full program of music, poetry, hip-hop, dance, and art dedicated to the legacy of MLK and the continuation of the movement for Black and Brown self-determination. This celebration will also focus on connecting those who attend to local struggles of racial and environmental justice in order to build the strength of our community. This event is free and open to all!

@211Ci’s Dupre’ Kelly Pushes Literacy at #24HrsofPeace

Dupree Kelley

He’s not a schoolteacher, nor has he ever been. But some of life’s most important lessons are taught outside of the classroom, and for Doitall Du, one-third of the legendary Hip Hop trio Lords of The Underground, increasing literacy is one of the most important responsibilities a man carries. We caught up with him during Newark’s 4th Annual 24 Hours of Peace event where he explained why he does so. – See more at: http://tofatherhood.com/watch-newarks-own-dupre-kelly-pushes-literacy-and-so-can-you/#sthash.fswFCjUa.dpuf

“SuperPowers” @HakimGreen KRS-ONE and Mr @greenhiphop

 

Mr. Green is back again with a new batch of tight collaborators, this time hooking up with KRS-One, Hakim Green, & Aubrey Green. Read on for a statement from Green himself.

“This is big for me. I’ve been listening to KRS One since I was a kid and I use him as the example of how great a hip-hop show can be. Over the years I’ve heard a lot of people complain and say that hip-hop artists are never as good live as they are on the album and I immediately bring up KRS. He sounds as good, if not better, live than he does when you listen to his tracks at home and he has charisma and stage presence better than anything I’ve ever seen (if you know someone who’s better than KRS live, let me know, I want to see it).

From all of his contributions dating back to the mid-80s to spreading positive messages through hip-hop to fans all over the world to his stop the violence movement, he’s beyond legendary and one of the most important people in the history of hip-hop. He’s also one of those artists that will make you want to be a better person.

How did I get KRS? I’m from New Jersey and when I first started making music I connected with Hakim Green (KRS’s right hand man) and Aubrey Green (Hakim’s cousin). I got to open up for KRS a couple times back in the day but never actually got to do a song with him until now.  ras hakim

Basically, Hakim was organizing a few events to help mayor Ras Baraka get elected in Newark and he had KRS come to town to help spread the word and inspire people. Aubrey knew I was looking for guests for the new season so he asked if Sam and I could cover the events and put Hakim and KRS on the show. I was down. To me this is a perfect episode because I got to work with one of my favorite artists of all time and because I got to help out a good dude like Hakim.

Shout out to my boys Hakim and Aubrey Green for making this happen. Also, shout out to Do It All, Lords of the Underground, 211 Community Impact, Reading Salon, Ras Baraka, VICE, FH Crew, the legendary KRS- One, and, of course, Mario Levis for letting us sample him. #Livefromthestreets”

Check out more ‘Live From the Streets’ – http://bit.ly/Live-From-the-Streets
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#24HrsofPeace 2014 begins Friday Aug 29th 6pm

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24HrsofPeace is our outdoor cultural event aimed at addressing violence through the performing arts. Music, Poetry, Dance, Film and Spoken Word are the vehicles we will use to promote the message of peace and unity in the community. Please join us August 29th 6pm on Clinton Avenue in Newark between Treacy Avenue and Bergen Street.

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