Posts Tagged ‘Urban’

On this episode of TCOHHL (The Chronicles of a Hip Hop Legend) Radio, D.D. Turner and C.Stats welcome back to the show, Masta Ace. This time, the conversation provides an in-depth look at the making and intent of Masta Ace’s latest album release, The Falling Season; a concept album that offers fans/listeners access to Masta Ace’s formative years as a teen growing up [in the early 80’s] in Brooklyn, NYC. Hip Hop heads…This is an episode that you don’t want to miss!

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And regarding the playlist? Let’s just say that DJ Jay St. Paul blesses us with a mix that reminds us of Masta Ace’s dynamic career and why he is appropriately regarded as a legend.

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It’s undeniable that Hip Hop [used as a tool to effect social change] has become a globally accepted culture. Beginning in The Bronx – New York City and making its way to the furthest corners of the Earth, a multitude of ethnicities/cultures that are supported by varying and opposing religious ideals are likely to have derived a respective iteration of Hip Hop while strictly adhering to the culture’s core principals. This is especially true for Kampala, Uganda – Africa based Kulture Future Kids (K.F.K.) – a Universal Zulu Nation supported local organization that looks to teach and inspire the youth of Uganda by using Hip Hop’s celebrated values and elements.

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On this episode of TCOHHL (The Chronicles of a Hip Hop Legend) Radio, D.D. Turner and C. Stats kick it with the organizers of the K.F.K. program to discuss life in Uganda, the intent of their community based social initiative, and the country’s local Hip Hop scene. And as usual, the #TCOHHL Team takes you on a journey of Hip Hop’s glorious history by way of the strategically constructed playlist.

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On this episode of TCOHHL (The Chronicles of a Hip Hop Legend) Radio, D.D. Turner welcomes his older, Corey Turner, Esq. to the TCOHHL experience and together they kick it with celebrated DJ, Music Producer, Documentarian, Hip Hop purveyor/protector, and Host of the Fran Lover Show, Fran Lover. With a relationship that goes back more than 30 years [with origins firmly planted in the Linden Housing development located in the East New York section of Brooklyn – NYC], the discussion unfolds in a manner that proves familiar, insightful, nostalgic, and entertaining.

And regarding the playlist? Let’s just say we appropriately explore Hip Hop’s Rap music timeline through an unfiltered and undisturbed East New York lens.

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On the most recent episode of TCOHHL (The Chronicles of a Hip Hop Legend) Radio, D.D. Turner and C. Stats kick it Dr. Melina Abdullah, Professor and Chair of Pan-African Studies at California State University – Los Angeles and Organizer of the Black Lives Matter movement. During our time spent with Dr. Abdullah, we discuss her formative years in Oakland, education, her involvement in the Black Lives Matter movement as an Organizer, and her support of Jasmine Abdullah – The #BlackLivesMatter Organizer [and Founder of Black Lives Matter – Pasadena] that was falsely convicted and incarcerated [for Felony Lynching] after coming to the aid of a fellow peaceful protester that was being arrested by Police.

Felony Lynching – “A rarely used statute in California law… Under California’s penal code, “felony lynching” was defined as attempting to take a person out of police custody. Jasmine was arrested and charged with felony lynching last September, after police accused her of trying to de-arrest someone during a peace march at La Pintoresca Park in Pasadena on August 29, 2015.”  Democracy Now, 2016

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As usual, the TCOHHL Team takes you on a journey of Hip Hop’s glorious history; past and present all the while bringing recognition to the noble efforts and courageousness of Dr. Melina Abdullah, Jasmine Abdullah, Nana Gyamfi, and the countless others that work tirelessly for Black liberation and equality. Click the link below to listen to the episode.

 

 

 

 

 

On this episode of TCOHHL (The Chronicles of a Hip Hop Legend) Radio, D.D. Turner and C. Stats kick it with the King of Content, James ‘Kraze’ Billings. During our conversation we discuss his Long Island – New York roots, his journey towards becoming the King of Content, his past projects with FUBU and Audi, his Industry Muscle website and brand, his upcoming projects [including a documentaries on Hip Hop lyrical legends, Rakim Allah and Biz Markie] and a truly riveting discussion on Hip Hop’s cultural appropriation.

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And regarding the playlist? Not only do we open the show with a gap-bridging event, we satisfy your appetite with a pure and authentic Hip Hop experience.

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Undoubtedly, consumership is important to the success of any brand; it suggests the acceptance by the consumer to allow the services and/or products of that brand to provide a convenience and/or enjoyment, on some level. But when the brand identifies a marketing strategy that speaks directly to the lifestyle of those that partake of its services, it addresses a slue of needs that often go overlooked. And in business, when the people are underserved, revenue is lost. But word-is-born, SPRITE GOT THE MEMO!

Sprite identified an opportunity to leverage some of Hip Hop music’s more poignant phrases by some of its more celebrated artists as a way to not only empower its consumers, but, to also publicly reaffirm the brands vested interest in Hip Hop culture. And while the Hip Hop conspiracy theorist may regard Sprite’s marketing tactic as insincere and as nothing more than a ploy to further degrade the diet of inner-city youth, I say to them very simply, “Then don’t drink the shit!”

Instead, celebrate the intent; view the cans as unique additions to your personal museum of cultural memorabilia. And in this instance consider an inclination to quell your ire for popular brand marketing; be the purveyor and not the naysayer.

In the end what is going to support the long-term sustainability of our beloved culture, is to revere it, support it, and love it as often as we can.
Sprite’s doing it. How about you? #ObeyYourVerse

Lastly…Is #Sprite angry with Drake?

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Dope is an awesome and concise depiction of the #Millenial generation’s life experiences through the lens of inner-city culture set against the backdrop of Hip Hop’s golden era and all its glory.

Thematically, it offers a quasi-innocent and victorious coming of age tale that far too often goes unexplored by cinematic portrayal. This is a #TCOHHL classic and comes highly recommended as an addition to your Hip Hop film library.

-DDTurner, #TCOHHL

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While the production and acting values are noticeably lacking, the sincerity of the plot, its ability to examine the apparent ups and downs of criminal life in Brooklyn and beyond, and the successfully strategic manner in which life lessons are conveyed, makes the Money & Violence web series nothing short of intriguing. Truthfully, after completing the first season, what were considered production and acting issues in the beginning had become seemingly intentioned by the end; possibly even the willful facilitation of a method that would ultimately feed the overall context and feel of the story.

In short, the series is amazing! Welcome to the “Old Brooklyn.” A time and place when criminal intent was often coupled with an appropriate value system and loyalty served as the true cornerstone of any relationship. This is the Brooklyn that I know. The Brooklyn that I love.
Watch and support this independent web series by visiting cloud9tv.net

-An observation of new-age media by D.D. Turner (@hiphops_wizard – IG/Twitter)

If you’ve read The Chronicles of a Hip Hop Legend, then you understand the integral role of the magical chain-medallion relic; a priceless heirloom that is said to contain the true powers of Hip Hop. Check out the series and find out how Chris “Cipher” Ellison and this timeless relic fight tirelessly to protect Hip Hop and its supporters from the threat of a vicious and gripping evil.

*The Chronicles of a Hip Hop Legend is a Fantasy-Fiction literary series by D.D. Turner.
Visit http://chroniclesofahiphoplegend.com for more information

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