[video] Rapper Lil’ Spank Commemorates “Black August” From a Level 4 Prison

Nothing can stop a message that needs to be heard. As many examples of literature have shown since the 20th century, not even prison. In the 21st century, however, the platforms from which prison literature can reach the People has expanded into the world of technology. Penned, recorded and filmed inside of his cell at an undisclosed Level 4 prison in California, Lil’ Spank’s “Black August” attests to this new power at prisoners’ disposal.

Here is some more info on the video from it’s YouTube descritption:

To commemorate Black August 2015, Lil Spank Booty and MaeJAH League concocted a visual experience that functions as both a music video for his new single “Black August,” as well as a collage of hundreds of years of Black history.

“Sity By Da Border” mixtape coming soon!

Produced by: Signed X

Spank is currently serving a 37 year bid on trumped up charges for armed robbery and multiple accounts of assault with a deadly weapon.

[video] Michael Moore: ‘America Is NOT Broke’

He is absolutely right. The thing that kills me about Michael Moore is that he is in business with these same people he rails against at these rallys. His movies have worldwide distribution and that is only possible with being involved in huge corporations. He has cop to this, so this is no diatribe against the message because what he is saying is the truth. The people who control this country are not some shadowy group who only come out at night in black helicopters. They are bankers and Wall Street executives who have bought our democracy  and politicians at every stage of the game.

via Huff Post
Contrary to what those in power would like you to believe so that you’ll give up your pension, cut your wages, and settle for the life your great-grandparents had, America is not broke. Not by a long shot. The country is awash in wealth and cash. It’s just that it’s not in your hands. It has been transferred, in the greatest heist in history, from the workers and consumers to the banks and the portfolios of the uber-rich.
Continue reading

Dead Prez: Radical Hip Hop in a “Post” Racial World


via Huffington Post

In the aftermath of President Barack Obama’s election and inauguration as America’s 44th president, many once outspoken rap artists have forsaken the political approach to hip-hop. However for groups such as Dead Prez, the inauguration wasn’t the end of politically conscious rap; it was the beginning of new challenges. I caught up with Dead Prez in Los Angeles, one of many stops on their current tour:

Things are changing rapidly. We’ve just seen the introduction of the new African president of world imperialism. This is something historic for this period in the world, in history, and times reflect that. Times reflect hardship. 40-50% joblessness.

I asked band member M-1 what he thought about the surge then slump in rappers being politically involved:

Hip-hop was seen as an asset, certainly to a campaign like Barack Obama who could use those kinds of influences to make hip-hop a tool for influencing the popular vote to his candidacy, and it worked… A lot of rappers went willingly, but a lot of rappers also used it as an opportunistic way to get another job, or have another way to keep their careers alive.

Music artists’ keeping their careers alive is always a challenge. With so many rising and falling stars in the music industry what challenges does a group like Dead Prez face in keeping their style of hip hop amidst the mainstream blinging?

The thing is, it’s not a style. What we’re maintaining is integrity and we’re maintaining principal, which is hard to do in a place where everybody is trading in principal for a brand new piece of the pie everyday.

So how does Dead Prez maintain the money and the message in hip-hop? Continue reading

Chuck Norris Claims Thousands of Right Wing Cell Groups Exist and Will Rebel Against U.S. Government

via Examiner & Globally Urban

The call by some right wing leaders for rebellion and for the military to refuse the commander in chief’s orders is joined by Chuck Norris who claims that thousands of right wing cell groups have organized and are ready for a second American Revolution. During an appearance on the Glen Beck radio show he promised that if things get any worse from his point of view he may “run for president of Texas.” The martial artist/actor/activist claims that Texas was never formally a part of the United States in the first place and that if rebellion is to come through secession Texas would lead the way.chuck_norris

Today in his syndicated column on WorldNetDaily Norris reiterates the point: “That need may be a reality sooner than we think. If not me, someone someday may again be running for president of the Lone Star state, if the state of the union continues to turn into the enemy of the state.”
He continues; calling on a second American Revolution; “…we’ve bastardized the First Amendment, reinterpreted America’s religious history and secularized our society until we ooze skepticism and circumvent religion on every level of public and private life.
How much more will Americans take? When will enough be enough? And, when that time comes, will our leaders finally listen or will history need to record a second American Revolution? We the people have the authority according to America’s Declaration of Independence, which states: That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government…” Continue reading