• Hood Cries

    by  • August 22, 2014 • 0 Comments

    img_4677-editThis joint goes hard. Check it out and leave us some feedback.

    Note from Bizzle:

    WHAT I BELIEVE ABOUT #FERGUSON…….I believe it’s a set up. I believe the event and everything about it was real. But, the rate at which we are being shown racial injustice on our news feeds (from news channels we don’t even have in our areas) has increased over the last few months. It started soon after it was discovered that Facebook had been running an experiment to see if they could pretty much control our emotions by what they showed us on our news feeds. BUT police brutality is not something new. It’s just that it’s been shown more often lately, not to shed light, but cause division. But the divide does not come because of the actual brutality, but because the responses to the injustice are different. Many of you look at this ONE CASE & say “you don’t have the full story”. But this isn’t about one case. This is about John Crawford the week before that….and Eric Garner the week before that, etc. A lot of us have experienced it in our lives and seen it done to our families. And people are tired of having their REALITY brushed off as merely a figment of their imagination. And me, being someone who has dropped COUNTLESS “Hood Discipline” songs directed toward the black community (Chiraq, Unjust Scales, Gotta Seek Change, Think 4 A Minute, etc.); I’ve seen the way blacks & whites both respond to it in agreement. No debates or arguments. It causes no “division”. No one says “you don’t know their whole story of their poverty and affliction”. We all realize that though it’s not the WHOLE black community, we all know people who it applies to, so no one defends. BUT anytime I have EVER posted on racially sensitive topics, then “division” happens. Hearts are exposed, as I am “unfollowed”, my ability to see clearly is questioned, and my motives all of a sudden are questioned by people who have up until this point believed me to be all about truth & justice. I see some of the most insensitive responses as I’m sure you all have. I see the tendency to defend & deflect while showing no compassion whatsoever. And THAT’S where division happens, as my request that people would simply “mourn with those who mourn” FIRST, is rejected. But today I will release a record that speaks up for those who’s cries have been ignored. It will be UNJUST SCALES PT. 2, and we will see how those who cheered on PT. 1 react when the target changes. Let’s see if you are able to say “I know It doesn’t apply to all white people, but I do know people who it applies to”. Because in order to keep telling me “We are one in CHRIST”, your response shouldn’t change every time the race in question does. I’m prepared to lose fans & whatever else may come. But until these conversations can be had among those who are commanded to love, then what’s “ignored and swept under the rug” for one group will remain a “burden & reality” in the lives of the other. If the world can do it, we as believers should be able to. #GOM4EVER

    Right There

    by  • August 22, 2014 • 0 Comments

    jasmine-v-thats-meJasmine V ft. Kendrick on the song, That’s Me Right There from Interscope Records.

    This is one of those sleeper club hits that you should be hearing on the radio but probably aren’t… check it out and tell me what you think.

    Kevin Gates

    by  • August 20, 2014 • 0 Comments

    http://www.vladtv.com – Kevin Gates sat down with VladTV and discussed the idea of snitching, saying that even though he’s a two-time felon, the idea of becoming a rat disgusts him and that it would never be an option.

    Gates is particularly passionate about the topic, as he reveals some of his closest friends are doing long bids and even life in prison not because of evidence or police work, but simply because other so called “street dudes” pointed them out in court. He also shares his confusion over why rappers want to be affiliated with dope boys, assuming they think it will give them street cred. In reality, cops are now using rappers as a way to get to the real street guys, making it easier for them to get locked up.

    Check out the interview above.

    PNW Good: Koolin’

    by  • August 20, 2014 • 0 Comments

    downloadThis track is a little bit of an oldie, but the great thing about indie music in such an oversaturated market… the populace at large probably hasn’t heard of it, and that’s where bloggers like myself comes in.

    Check out Portland’s Gem Starks ft. K.M. “Koolin’ dope track and even doper visuals! Produced by ID Labs and Directored by Martin Van Londen.

     

    Thirst Alert: Unless You Got Buns

    by  • August 20, 2014 • 0 Comments

    20140802184650!Nicki_Minaj_AnacondaThis has been a busy month for Nicki Minaj, I gotta hand it to her, while Iggy is doing her thing, Lil’ Kim is throwing disses, and Remy’s being released from prison… Nicki’s team has been very smart with their marketing approach, she’s broken the internet like a million times.

    Here’s the debut of “Anaconda” directed by Colin Tilley… you don’t really watch this video for the lyrics, but the flow is cocky as always.

    Without further ado, check out, Anaconda:

    The Curious Case of Michael Brown cont.

    by  • August 19, 2014 • 0 Comments

    louis-head-father-of-mike-brown-killed-by-ferguson-mo-policeRead Pt. I here.

    This case continues to grow stranger and stranger.

    Remember the evidence released where “Mike Brown” was shown stealing cigars and the fact that the police officer suspected Mike Brown stole the cigars?

    Well, it turns out there’s visual evidence that shows Mike actually purchased the cigars, and the call to the police that he stole it… wasn’t from the actual store but from a customer INSIDE the store…

    Click here for a little more on that fact.

    Conspiracy theories continue to abound… who is the person who called and reported the false fact that Mike Brown stole the cigars? Is the St. Louis PD tracing that? Was that person (who reported the theft), part of a larger triangle.

    If you expect the media to tell you the truth, you’ll be left with the same deduction i’ve come to. I don’t know (who the person was and their true intent) and No, I don’t expect much truth.

    One good that has come from this case, is when I see the interviews of the bloods/crips uniting for the sake of peace, I must admit, it is nice.

    Actually, it’s more than nice, it’s a miracle. Anyone living around NY, Philly, Atlanta, New Orleans, Cali, and the others hubs during the blood/crip war knows exactly what I mean…

    Before I post the J. Cole visit to Ferguson, I have to say this, if we can continue to keep bonding together in unity and not allow the forces that continue to try and paint a certain picture of what’s going on there, to be proven right, we can continue to invoke the change we’ve wanted to see for years.

    I don’t know, maybe my thoughts are so obviously pronounced because at the age of 12, when my friend Raynard Johnson was hung in his front yard, and the community watched as the Marion County Police Department, allowed all evidence of the crime scene to be purposefully contaminated and immediately ruled it as a suicide… then I watched my dad and countless others march with Jesse Jackson for peace.

    Then in a split second of being alone, I had a shotgun pointed in my face as a truck full of red necks with two kids told me, “Go back to Africa, nigger.”

    Maybe that’s why I had such a huge issues with those who aren’t black in the PNW say the word “Nigga” as much as they do… seriously, that word’s thrown around more than that cheerleader at the end of the college year frat party… The point is, I’ve experienced pain and have watched the Justice system, the servants of the people, cover it up…

    But I’ve also witnessed something even greater, watching the Unity of spirit and body of that magnitude, and the exposing of the cowardice and fear of a people who are afraid to let the old ways die… It crushes you, but then you develop an innate yearning to stand for right. Also, when you factor in that the bible clearly states what true religion is, caring for the oppressed, fatherless, homeless, and etc, for a person like myself, right carries an even strong weight.

    But back to Ferguson… If the people of that Missouri town truly rioted and did everything that certain groups are screaming for them to do, and begin to avoid the proven mantra of peace that Megdar Evers… Martin Luther showed us… the movement will be lost.

    Look people, the simple fact is this, Martin Luther King lives in supreme honor overall during the civil rights era, because of his message of peace built upon one foundation (faith), and carrying it out.

    Yes, he died for it, but the truth was revealed… let’s not forget that in the 90s, his family did win a lawsuit that stated that our own US government Agencies were responsible for his death… bet you didn’t see that on your 6:00 pm news, but you did hear and see Monica Lewinski all over 20/20 for half of the year.

    Once again, you can’t trust the media, you have to do the research and find out the truth for yourself, perhaps someone can answer this in the comments for me… Who said, If you don’t pay attention, the media will have you thinking the Oppressed are the oppressors, and the oppressors are the oppressed?

    Continuing on about the beauty of our Justice System, a cop was recently fired for killing someone’s dog, but the officer involved in Mike Brown’s case… 2 weeks paid leave.

    People wonder why there’s such a distrust among the races and naive views that should’ve been dispelled with the civil rights era. When multiple’s mens’ lives are considered no higher than a dog. While I do not condone the abuse and unlawful killing of animals, the equality and sanctity of the minority man can not continue to be undermined.

    Here I am thinking the way to get paid is by being honest and working hard, I guess you just shoot someone and cause a riot, and then you’ll get two weeks off with pay to think on it.

    It’s ashame, as I write this, a (paraphrased) line from Kendrick Lamar pops in my head, “My death is inevitable, but whatever story the media feeds you about my death, don’t believe it.” I can only imagine what my future holds if I continue to be outspoken on issues like this.

    All in all, raise your voice, do not let hate nor the system define you, research the truth for yourself, exercise your own mind, protect the oppressed, and stand for right.