Posts Tagged ‘Black Culture’

Can you recall the moment when you realized that Hip Hop’s sound and look was multi-dimensional? In pondering an answer to this question, our collective recollection as Hip Hop supporters would naturally transport us back to 1988 to engage memories of the endearing Native Tongue movement (Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, Jungle Brothers, Black Sheep, Queen Latifah, Monie Love, Kool DJ Red Alert, Chi-Ali, and the Fu-Schnickens) and such an engagement would be undeniably correct. But in 1992, Hip Hop’s music would experience an infusion to its already present and unapologetically expressed consciousness. As supporters, we’d have the good fortune of being introduced to a new sound, spirit, and aestheticism that we had yet to experience up until that point. And the provider of this experience you ask? Arrested Development and their debut release, ‘3 Years, 5 Months & 2 Days In The Life Of…

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Arrested Development is legendary. During a time when Hip Hop’s Rap music was already at its multi-dimensional peak, A.D. [Arrested Development] further pushed the music’s boundaries, thereby, creating another realm where the culture could thrive amidst the music business’s time and space construct. Arrested Development effectively reinforced the understanding that gaining and maintaining Knowledge of Self wasn’t the singular responsibility of Black culture; the duty was to also be proud of who we are while upholding an ever-present sense of integrity that is warranted by our African lineage. Additionally, through their soulfully conscious concoctions of melody, A.D. forced us to challenge popular perspective and engage individual thought and perception. After hearing ‘Mr. Wendal,’ how many of you found yourself driven by the inclination to engage a homeless person in dialogue? I did and found the conversation to be extremely enlightening and impactful. From ‘Everyday People’ to ‘Tennessee’ to ‘Revolution’ to Speech’s Hip Hop Proclamation, ‘Can U Hear Me,’ back to the positive cultural assertions that ‘Natural Hair’ imparted to some of the group’s current releases like, ‘Follow That,’ and ‘Weight (Off My Back),’ Arrested Development has always been endowed with a capability of authoring music that connects with the consciousness of humanity without sacrificing Hip Hop’s Boom-Bap signature.

This Wednesday on March 2nd, TCOHHL (The Chronicles of a Hip Hop Legend) Radio kicks it with Speech, Founder and Front-Man of the legendary Arrested Development collective. With Speech, we discuss growing up in Milwaukee and Tennessee, the formation of Arrested Development, cultural awareness, their new projects, and a host of other topics.

By: D.D. Turner , Founder/Executive Producer/Host – TCOHHL (The Chronicles of a Hip Hop Legend) Radio

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**You know the drill! Don’t be a #Turdbird. Visit mixcloud.com/tcohhl_radio to hear the interview on March 2nd. And while you’re there, subscribe to our station to stay updated on our latest show releases.

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Kendrick ‘K-Dot’ Lamar!

With 11 nominations, it was inevitable. But it’s no secret; Kendrick’s journey to this prestigious moment has been long, steady, and consistent. For those of us that have been fortunate enough to follow his exciting career, collectively we have bore witness to the maturation of a man; a man that overtly proclaims his love for the culture of Hip Hop while remaining aligned with its core principle of bringing awareness to social inequality and disparity. And never has he missed a step while engaging in the discipline of Emceeing.

So, to our revered and celebrated, Kendrick Lamar, The Chronicles of a Hip Hop Legend (#TCOHHL) congratulates you on your amazing accomplishment. Not only is it well deserved, it serves as a worthy testament of Hip Hop’s power and its ability to transcend cultural and socio-economic differences.

Kendrick ‘K-Dot’ Lamar, standing resolute in the shadow of the legendary, N.W.A., you are an appropriate victor.  Compton, California…Stand the f$@k up!! This is your moment.

– D.D. Turner, Purveyor of Hip Hop Culture
TCOHHL (The Chronicles of a Hip Hop Legend) Radio
@TCOHHL_Radio
mixcloud.com/tcohhl_radio

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If asked, how would you define the term, “Revolutionary But Gangster?” Our definition? One whom willingly assumes the responsibility of being the catalyst for social change while leveraging their hood sensibilities for the purpose of maintaining a connection with the people that they represent.

If our definition is with merit, then this was Tupac. This is KRS One. This is Public Enemy. This is Paris. This is Tragedy Khadafi. This is Immortal Technique. This is Kendrick Lamar. This is Brother J. This is Talib Kweli, Brother Ali, and Common. And this most certainly is Dead Prez.

Tomorrow on The Chronicles of a Hip Hop Legend (#TCOHHL) Radio, the dynamic duo, D.D. Turner and C. Stats, will be hosting M1 of Dead Prez. What are we discussing? From the roots of Dead Prez to their current projects, we’re covering it all. And the playlist you ask? It’s all about Dead Prez!

So tune in tomorrow (Wednesday) from 8-10pm est on tenacityradio.com.

Don’t fake jacks by being a #TurdBird! Tune in and officially be Down By Law with #TCOHHL, #DeadPrez, and the #RBG Movement. #WordBorn!

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http://tenacityradio.mobapp.at/#listen-live/Listen_Live

Or, perhaps you’re interested in catching up on our past shows. Then check out the show archives by visiting this link.

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What’s your expectation of fashion?
Is it aestheticism? Perhaps it’s intent; the conveyance of a particular message that the brand has committed itself to. For us at TCOHHL, it’s both; the ability of the brand to have visual appeal but also be suggestive in its message. Burgeoning apparel line, Blacktag Apparel (blacktagapparel.com), effectively fulfills both expectations. And you don’t have to take TCOHHL’s word for it. Just refer to the countless celebrities and HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) that have endorsed/supported B.T.A.

This Wednesday on The Chronicles of a Hip Hop Legend (#TCOHHL) Radio, the dynamic duo, D.D. Turner and C. Stats, will be kicking it with Abdul Chatman, Founder and Designer of Blacktag Apparel. We’ll be discussing his journey, the creation of Blacktag Apparel, the intent/focus of the brand, and the future.
Call yourself a fashion aficionado? Then you’re going to love this episode! So tune in on Wednesday, September 30th, from 8-10pm est on tenacityradio.com.

Don’t fake jacks by being a #TurdBird. Tune in and officially be Down By Law with #TCOHHL and #BlacktagApparel. #WordBorn!

On the go? Then tune in to the live show on Wednesday, September 30th, via our mobile app using the link attached below.

http://tenacityradio.mobapp.at/#listen-live/Listen_Live