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Fresh update on "hip" discussed on Big Boy's Neighborhood
"New home for hip hop is standing up to racism and racial injustice in the black and Brown communities. Big Boi's neighborhood happy Friday to you already now who puts weird stuff on there, fool? My boy Just hit me every city puts Hey has a friend who puts a chocolate chip cookie in his tuna sandwich. Why Why? Why not? Whoa! For what? Chocolate chip cookie in his tuna sound. Let me tell you guys, man, my highest weight on record. It was probably bigger was £511 everything that somebody that they're that they're calling for? I'm sitting here saying, May I think I'll try that challenge. Yeah. In your tuna sandwich. I'm eating. I'm eating different through this whole march. I'm on my whole life. You know, March badness. You know how bad they were eating Good. You know what I'm saying? And working out every day, But, But, yeah. April around April 1st was April 2nd. People don't take it on full of girl. You'd understand this. Bring Felicia into the neighborhoods. He was going down with Felicia. Hi, Felicia. Felicia. Hello, man already Now, that doesn't sound like a love me. Hey, man, I don't know. You know what I'm saying? Maybe. All right. Well, let's go to let's go toe. Leo, What's that Be Felisha. Your nine I would say. What now, Leo, or not All right. Hopefully not want to be Felicia. Like hello, Leo. Hello. Hello. Hello there. Leo. Leo. What's the What's that weird thing? That weird food that stuff that people put on food. I was listening to that cry. You know, you actually try a little bit applesauce and get you some spicy beef jerky.
Man stabbed outside downtown Chicago hotel overnight
"Hospital after a fight. You're a popular hotel. Chicago Police say the 36 year old victim got into an altercation with several people outside of the London House Hotel on East Wacker Drive around 2 15 Sunday morning, according to police. That's when the man was approached by another male will stabbed four times. He was taking the Northwestern hospital with wounds to the leg and hip. The suspect is believed to be 6 FT. Tall, was wearing blue jeans and has a beard Police are investigating gave
Fresh update on "hip" discussed on John Williams
"US counted fewer than 40,000 new covert 19 cases yesterday for the first time in five months, a number of states are relaxing restrictions, but Dr Richard Besser With the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation says now is not a good time to do that was simply about personal choice that that I'm willing to take that risk every one thing, But when you go out without a mask you're putting at risk. Everyone you come in contact with Esther was on Good Morning America on ABC this morning. The Biden administration says the U. S. Is ahead of the president's promise to vaccinate 100 million Americans in his first 100 days in office, two more states or planning to roll back those mass mandates. Despite those warnings, Montana and Iowa now joined Mississippi and Texas and relaxing the mask mandates. Allowing them to expire completely and allowing businesses to fully reopen Senate's moving forward. With debate on the sweeping cove. It 19 relief Bill. Democrats had to clear a procedural whore hurdle to get there, and it barely passed with Vice President Harris. Breaking a tie vote. Republican Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin slowed the process down by forcing a full reading of the 600 page bill. Some parents and Elmer's School district to a five have concerns about new saliva based Kobe test for students. It was developed for students who opt for in person instruction at the U of I now district to a five wants to test six through 12th graders. But many parents say They're already anxious. Kids shouldn't have to be tested before returning to the classrooms. The test has been approved by the FDA. CDC website does call mandatory testing, unethical and illegal non employee with the village of May What accused of scamming your citizen out of nearly $10,000? Marcos Cable was arrested Tuesday Village Hall on a felony charge of theft by deception. Police say he scammed the person by pretending to sell him. A piece of construction equipment and investigation is ongoing and there may be more victims. Now, with WGN sports Here's Dave in it were and Seabrook's 15 year career with the Blackhawks has come to an end Seabrook, effectively announcing his retirement this morning, saying he's unable to come back from the injuries that required surgery last season. It's specifically an injury to his right hip that will keep the 35 year old Seabrook from playing again. Seabrook was part of three Stanley Cups with the Hawks with three overtime goals in the playoffs. Two of those in 2013, including the game winner in Game seven against the Red Wings, the Blackhawks hose Tampa Bay again tonight after losing on a goal with 1/10 of a second to go in overtime. 3 to 2. Pre game tonight. 6 30 here on W. G. M ah, coaching change Last night, the NHL. Jeff Ward fired his coach of the Flames. His replacement, former Black Hawks player and coach Darryl Sutter, and captains LeBron James and Kevin Durant rounded out the MBA All Star teams last night by choosing up the player Zach Levine of the bowls taken by Came to ramp for Sunday's game in Atlanta, David it w gm Sports is the forecast from the purpose. He'll Weather center mostly sunny today high near 47, but a few degrees cooler at the lakefront. Were overnight low of 27 45 for a high tomorrow on Sunday, Expect a high near 52. It's 35 Sunny right now in Chicago. Your money on WGN Stocks did open broadly higher on Wall Street this morning as investors welcome some news. That hiring by U. S employers picked up last month at the fastest pace since October. Right now the Dow was up 52 points, but the NASDAQ is down. 172 in the S and P. 500 is down six. The benchmark index still on track for.
Stay-At-Home Mom Starts Bamboo Baby Biz
"Thicky weinberg is a momma to based in the uk used to have a corporate job but suffered from post natal depression. After our first child was born she then retrained as a children's yoga teacher in cape local class during her second pregnancy picky had some issues with her hip and back then she couldn't teach anymore. It had to find someone to cover her classes but by the time the baby was born she was ready to do something anything even though she didn't know what one dave vicky was listening to pat plans smart passive income. Podcasts she heard a story about two guys selling products on amazon. The idea of living on the beach with laptop wasn't her kind of lifestyle but having the freedom to work whenever and wherever she wanted that was being an idea sparked to create a brand of high quality baby products that can be used reused and gifted to other families and so when our second baby was only six weeks. Old tiny chipmunk came to life as well. Vicki knew she wanted to create a range of bamboo baby products and use google's keyword tool to research. What would come first. She leaned on baby swallows and used ninety nine designs to find a logo design by. She went to alibaba dot com to search for a supply at the same time. She ordered samples of similar products from amazon to scope out. The existing market wants. Her product was ready. Vicky place the order spent time building her website making an amazon listing. She worked whenever she could which was mostly when the kids snapped and even though it took her about eight months to get to launch. She's glad she did. Tiny chipmunk has become vicki's main work. Bogus bring at least twenty five thousand dollars a year in profit. She doesn't have to work set hours because the business mostly runs itself in fact even though she had to homeschool her kids and cut back on her hours over the past year sales remained steady. Still there have been some challenges. at first. she had no idea what legal disclaimers and other information. She had to put on your packing so she went back to google and ninety nine designs to find a packaging designer but she never received a sample from her chosen supplier before placing the full order. This turned out to be a big mistake because the quality was poor. The cardboard was way too thin and kept ripping which led to products getting damaged luckily option by the time she restocked she could go back in time. Vicky also says she wouldn't have tried to do everything herself nor tried to be everywhere at the same time. Most of the marketing strategy she tried didn't work ended up costing her money and time a better approach would have been for her to focus on one sales channel for example one social media platform and build from there. Fortunately as her business has grown vicky has to nowadays. She doesn't just sell products online. She also coaches other people who want to sell products. She's happy to work on both projects. They feel good. They fit in with your family life. She chooses what she does. She does it for as well as where when. And how as a bonus she's also gained confidence and new connections going forward. The plan is to launch more of her own products while helping other people create and sell. There's no plans to do less one on one coaching. Instead move towards more group. Coaching and courses it all starts with baby steps.
Fresh update on "hip" discussed on John Williams
"To play super hip music coming out of a commercial break, And then they talk over it reset the next half hour. It's called bumper music. Here's what I'm using. Today. I will give a w g m retro T shirt to the person who could tell me where this music is. From What I listen to him. Where did we get this music? I know many of you have heard this music in the last few days. 3129817 200 the WGN radio retro T shirt. If you could tell us Sure. What that sound is. Action, but that's somebody else's sound effects in the background that's coming from the newsroom. I'm going to turn you down in their newsroom. Let's go on the news. I don't know what that was. I'm just trying to place him on hold music. Okay, you get the idea. First person to tell me what that's from.
What Will Amazon Do Next in 2021?
"The other day announced a new ceo. And so we're is amazon. Going in two thousand twenty one and how can small business owners actually participate hit. Help is jason boys. A season entrepreneur and nationally rise x. nationally recognized expert on amazon. He's considered the world's leading expert in dot com third party sellers. He's the founder and ceo of avenue seven media llc a seller group that harnesses the power of amazon for direct to consumer product brands. He's also the co author of the amazon jungle. The truth about amazon and the sellers guide to thriving on the world's most perilous e commerce marketplace jason. Welcome to the show. Thank you bury. Congratulations to you. Six hundred and twenty six show twelve years you know. He started with just one person. So tell me how you've been doing during this pandemic. Our business has been booming Amazon scott galloway came out and wrote a book about The pandemic amazon a company that was built for something like a worldwide pandemic and they've benefited greatly and frankly so's my business. Because so many small businesses that had regional brick and mortar retail store outlets that. Just shut down on him and folks were were kind of on the fence prior to the pandemic called and said jason get amazon tomorrow. Can you help me so our business has been. I mean we keep up very hits been it's been You know a bittersweet story. It's good news that our businesses doing great as results pandemic. But it's been a really difficult time for everyone. Any recession is always winners. And there's losers. But i tell you one thing jason happen. This year that i never thought could happen in relation to amazon. I couldn't believe they couldn't deliver in two days. Came buried i. I made some predictions in early october. That fda and amazon delivery network was going to break. It ended up not breaking but they broke the post office. They bury them with so met much volume that they literally couldn't couldn't handle it and you're absolutely right. There were very few packages that were delivered to people's doors within two day window within that one day window even still though what they did. This holiday in terms of ramping up delivery final mile warehousing added fifty percent of square footage and like four months. I mean it's historic area. It's pretty incredible what they did so just recently announced. Jeff bezos is going to step down. Ceo and there was a joke on facebook. That says well i guess he's fully invested 401k. Now that's why he's stepping down. But one predictions you have for twenty twenty one with amazon given a new ceo and the hopefully the winding down of the pandemic. Yeah well you know. I hope jeff vases is going to be okay with the pay reduction. Moving from fulltime. Ceo to just executive chairman. You think you'll be okay hope but yeah you look i. I don't think that amazon is going to miss a beat. You know the minute. The announcement came out which by the way was interesting enough announced around the same time as their blow out. Q four earnings call Historic in its own right Potentially to deflect which amazon's pr department is really good at About how great they have benefited in his really tough time for our country But look amazon's not going to miss a beat andy jazzy. Jeff clone bleeds amazon. Blew has been basically attached to jeff bezos hip for more than twenty years. He's an incredibly talented competency. Oh who took. Aws from zero to fifty percent market share in the cloud. Space according to gartner so He's incredibly talented. He will help Execute on jeff bezos division. Basil's we'll take a back seat behind. The curtain is gonna shove jesse in front of congress and answer. All those difficult antitrust questions and basis is going to work on what he loves doing which is invention and future technology. Whatever amazon looks like five ten years from now will have been developed from. Basil's mind so he's not going anywhere. He's just removing himself from some of the shall we say more uncomfortable task. It's going to land on jesse's lap in the next You know one to ten years. As i trust drums or are beating louder and louder. So let's talk about some of the trends that you've been discussing Tell us about how you think. Amazon is getting into healthcare. They are already in healthcare. I mean they're providing primary care for you know scores of their own employees tens of thousands of their employees they They famously removed themselves from joint venture with jamie diamond and berkshire hathaway recently In the rumors from within inside amazon at the reason they did that is because they were holding back and the amazon pharmacy group which spun up recently. we're saying we can't move fast you know. We can't move fast because we're being held up by chasing in berkshire hathaway. So i saw that. A lot of a lot of people in the press came out berry and said oh. This means amazon can't figure out healthcare. It's too difficult. It's too challenging. I didn't see that at all. I just saw that you know amazon. Saw this as cutting weight so that they can really focus on what they do. And that's innovate
Family of Christian Hall demands answers after fatal shooting in north-eastern Pennsylvania
"Family in northeastern Pennsylvania police called to a mental health incidents that call was to serve. And to protect Suicidal young men from hurting himself. That young man was my son Christian Whole Fe Hall was his mother Bystander video showing the 19 year old on a highway overpass. Pennsylvania State police troopers approaching hall, raising his hands, then the fatal shots or good civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump, representing the family. Instead of getting a hip in hand, the police gave him bullets, Police say, Hall pointed a gun at the troopers. Dave Packer, ABC News The Air Force says a 24 year old instructor
What Is Clubhouse and Do You Need to Be on It?
"Talk about clubhouse before we run out of time I what what are your thoughts on club. I feel like clubhouse right now is is like as we speak february twenty. Twenty one is still in private I wouldn't call a beta on the app store. It's invite only right but they seem to be accelerating the invitations to the point. Now where february. Twenty twenty one sort of is the month where clubhouse went big. Yeah i would agree with that. I mean i would say maybe maybe january No yeah i'm trying to think. When was the lawn on. When when did he do the thing that was like it's over joins twitter moment twenty twenty one today january to february. And i'm sure you know in hindsight you know there'll be more people in march and more people in but it's getting a. Can you describe what clubhouse is and then. Tell me your thoughts about it okay. I'm going to find something. That is certainly find my tweet that i sent about it because stevens noffke was annoyed with me but i stand by it. Okay this was. Someone asked me two weeks ago. Says what does one do with clubhouse. And then i wrote waste time. Not working by listening to other people not working talking about stuff. They claim to be experts end but really aren't while hoping for celebrities to show up. That's pretty it's pretty tart. But but i don't disagree with it. And i say this as someone who i've spent a lot of time on clubhouse i've hosted shows on capelle when that was still a beta feature. I think i joined in april. I'm i'm not above this. Like at all. I'm just saying like when i use it. It is usually because it's the end of the day. And there i see one of the main notifications come in that. You know somebody you're on things interesting is going on or i'm like you know kind of trying to avoid doing actual work and so i tune in the afternoon and then listen to other people who are often doing the same thing and then there is that bit of like. Oh and maybe someone famous will pop in. I don't know i'm being totally honest like for me that that is kind of the appeal. That's not to say that. I don't think there. I think that you can have some real substantive and interesting conversations and and there are some really interesting ways it can be used in the way that it's interest. Graph is both connected but disconnected from twitter. I think is interesting i was. I was in a room last week. End someone's a ten year. Old was briefly in the room before that was deemed. I guess not okay. And and We were asking the the youth some questions about their use of technology. And you know they kind of described it. They were like. Oh it's dischord for adults and that's actually not a bad description to be totally honest like it's kind of scored audio groups but you know audio channels for adults. That's that's not a completely terrible analogy I i'm trying to wrap my head around it. I think there are. I do think they're onto something totally. And i also think i haven't quite had this feeling about something since instagram in two thousand ten like so i was not on the instagram beta n. g. siegler was and he tweeted enough like pictures from it. I definitely kind of it was like okay square pictures filters and then i just say on my other. Podcast dithering with ben thompson. I think the episode that aired this morning. That i remember where i was when i realized instagram out of beta and i could sign up. I was with my family down in disneyworld. And i was on a bus going from I think i even remember which park we're going to. We're going from our hotel to the disney studios park on the little disney transportation. Bus and i was like. Oh it's out of beta quick. Get gruber still available got it start clicking around and like within five minutes because you know all of a sudden we're at disney and it's time to have fun and go on rides and stuff. I was like oh this. Is i get this. This is great. You know now. That is the original instagram where it was. Just you post pictures and you see pictures from the people you follow and you can comment on the pictures And you can apply these filters that re- you know at the time was great feature because don't care cell phone cameras still so crappy. The filters it was perfect and histogram or no hips dramatic amount of it was was awesome so it fit without whole asiatic that was happening with the time that made it. Easy to to apply like they. They didn't take as long as you know. Some of the other filter ops did and it. It really made your photos look better and added remember. When they added the tilt shift feature and amazing. Yeah until fisher. Was this massive deal. Because i was like. Oh my god i can take mr rogers pictures right. Like is how i felt at the time. The hips dramatic took so long. And i don't know. I've never to anybody who could explain it. I don't know if they did it on purpose to to fake. Yeah but it hipster. Matic took so long to apply filters remember talking to somebody at apple about near like. Yeah it makes no sense to even if you're using a bat algorithm it shouldn't take that long and it was like crazy. It was frustrating and instagram. Let you like oh this filter. Nope this filter. Nope and they apply instantly. And then you'd pick one that major picture look better then you'd posted and i was like i got it. I was like oh. This is going to be huge. Just a snap judgment. I feel that way. I feel that way about clubhouse with just with a little less certainty because the thing about instagram was i knew i wanted to use it whereas with gregg house. I'm like i get this. I can see why people really get. I don't think this is for me. Yeah no i kind of agree with you. And i'm like i go back and forth about my feeling like i do. I do think that it's you know. Current valuation is kind of insane. Yes drink the concept has massive legs. Absolutely i think the other difference is is that instagram came out. There were a couple of other Kind of competitor's pick please which was available on both ios and android that dalton caldwell who later did app dot net did and the. Didn't you know work and there were some other kind of attempts at doing similar things but instagram was always wear momentum was and i think it's because they had really strong product direction. I think that always going to be getting the product direction in the attic. Usability was key. It was always product. I don't always product. I clubhouse one of those things were not that i don't think we're i wonder if it's going to be more like an instagram stories. Saying we're not as a staff staffed stories. Thanks but you see where. I'm going with this where it's a great idea but it could be potentially co-opted and done better by someone else. Like i feel like twitter spaces. Could you know. Beat it in a way that you know. No one else even had a chance against instagram. Even though instagram was ios only until it was acquired by facebook like no one else even had a chance at sucks all the oxygen out of the room Because it was it was the best. Might i feel like the concept of clubhouse has a lot of legs just don't know of clubhouse it's going to be the thing or if it'll be whatever mark cuban. He thinks he's doing or if it'll be twitter spaces. I don't think it'll be facebook. Facebook single fall flat on. Its face but i do feel like twitter spaces could potentially you know Hold the the instagram move and like make their version of stories way more successful even though it's a blatant copy it's it's better
The Fat Boys’ Prince Markie Dee Dead at 52
"What's key, but beatbox providing the BTO rapper Prince Markie Dee dead at age 50 to his longtime friend of Louis Gregory shared the news on Twitter. He was a member of the iconic 19 eighties hip hop trio fat boys and also had his own I Heart radio show. He co starred in a pair of movies with the Fat Boys before taking up a solo music career. He will be missed. Mornings at
Judge keeps Georgia mother, son in Washington, DC Capitol riot jailed pending trial
"In last month's attack of the U. S capital have been denied Bond, a Georgia woman and her adult son, some dubbed the Zip tie guy in the Capitol Hill riot will stay behind bars while they await trial for their alleged role in the January 6 attack. Eric Menschel of Nashville, accused of being the man seen in images inside the Capitol carrying plastic handcuffs. Wearing a tactical vest with a Taser on his hip. The federal judge concluding Mother Lisa isn't hard and Munch, Ill. It was indicated he would be willing to act against Congress again. Pose a clear danger to our republic. Lillian Whoa! Fox news officials with the U.
Judge keeps mother, son in Capitol riot jailed pending trial
"Month's attack of the U. S capital have been denied Bond, a Georgia woman and her adult son, some dubbed the Zip tie guy in the Capitol Hill riot will stay behind bars while they await trial for their alleged role in the January 6 attack. Eric Menschel of Nashville, accused of being the man seen in images inside the Capitol carrying plastic handcuffs. Wearing a tactical vest with a Taser on his hip. The federal judge concluding Mother Lisa isn't hard and Munch, Ill. It was indicated he would be willing to act against Congress again. Pose a clear danger to our republic. Lillian Woo Fox news officials with the U. S.
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How the San Francisco Comunity Music Center is thriving in the pandemic
"Of our counters died from complications due to hiv and aids. I'm the remaining survivor. There are many who supported a stirring that time but having navigated losing dancers choreographers audience members weekly similar to what we're seeing now and yet the differences so many people were unaware and didn't care you can tell. The pain still sits with me the trauma and i think that we are in that now. We will be in that period of time. I would say decades of time where we will be sitting with. What wasn't done. What was left unsaid. What was not attempted for the safety of people over profit. This is the co founder and executive director of dancers group wayne hazard. The dancer group was born in the middle of the aids crisis and has over the decades into a service organization providing wrap around fiscal sponsorship programs and services to incubate and support artists and the dance community as well as their historical roots at presenting unique grassroots base. Dance to the san francisco bay area. I'm joined remotely via zoom by wayne hazard the executive director of dancers group. Thanks for being here win. Thanks george it's my pleasure on martin luther king junior day twenty twenty one yes quite a solemn day and quite a powerful day so segue to our first question. Which is i think. The audience probably doesn't know dance group which is an interesting can of service group model. So if you could give us a little background on the dancers group and some of the really unique the of eighteen programs while it's my favorite topic obviously vance's group has been around since nineteen eighty two and we were founded in san francisco's mission district. We really started out. As a collective of choreographers of dance makers looking to have support space and camaraderie and ways to be in relationship to one. Another and really. That hasn't changed thirty nine years later. I like to call us now. Hybrid organization. Because i think it kind of clicks with people one and two. It's kind of what we do in terms of providing direct services to dance makers dancers those interested in dance and we also present dance at timmy's and i say that in that way because we do commissioning of work but we also have large programs of the your leg bay area dance week where pretty The pandemic we had twenty two thousand people in the spring. Take free dance. Classes all over the bay area from hip hop to who led to back to tap to beginning movement classes. Were children to adults. Dance for people with parkinson's you name it. We probably haven't morale-booster over the years so the services we do really are about you know supporting people where they are classes. Discounts performance information discounts on those and. Then we provide direct services to dance makers through our fiscal sponsorship program. We have over one hundred and twenty five dance companies dance projects that fundraise under us so each year close to one point. Five million raised less than we redistribute through expenses back to those entities where over generally pandemic times of three hundred thousand people attend those company and artists activities classes and performances though this last going on ten months with covid nineteen and so much of obviously performing arts and dance especially is a personal experience. How has the dance group dealt with the covid nineteen and economic meltdown. And then how do you feel like. It's impacted all of the dozens of dance. Performance groups that you incubate and work with big question. I'll start by saying that. Dancers groups founders along with myself win through the aids pandemic in the early eighties. All the way into the nineties and still continuing today as a worldwide pandemic beget really not seeing that way. Because of i think broadly and it's changed a bit but seeing as a gay male disease. Two of our founders died from complications hiv and aids. I'm the remaining survivor. There are many who supported a stirring that time but having navigated losing dancers choreographers audience members weekly similar to what we're seeing now and yet the differences so many people were unaware and didn't care you can tell. The pain still sits with me the trauma and i think that we are in that now. We will be in that period of time. I would say decades of time where we will be sitting with what was done what was left unsaid. What was not attempted for the safety of people over prophet so specifically to your question. I think one of the first things we did as an organization is aboard said. Are you okay and we. We talked a lot. We said to staff your job is there. We like many organizations applied for support both private foundations and others to help us navigate this time. We are very fortunate in the bay area to have major foundations. Like the hewlett some rain ins and haase's and fly checkers Really step forward and then we just looked at getting information out early on also. Many organizations were creating cove relief funds and the area had going. i and i was approached by a donor. Saying here's a large took money. Let's get this out to dancers. And i said well what if we join forces with theatre bay area would if we not created just one more fun but just was able to get more money to one fund and so the funder liked that the donor like that theatre bay area. Love that inter music. Sf joined as well and so there's a performing arts workers relief fund on theatre bay area dot org site it's also on dancers
Pfizer Rain Clouds
"What's up everybody this zach. I'm here justin justin. What's up so we are here with another breach of the week. And this is a doozy. This is So we're looking into iser and a data breach that they had due to unsecured cloud storage which hits on a whole bunch of the things we've talked about in the past one being and that really important data that you do not wanna get released because that creates all sorts of not just like the general like. Oh this sucks that there is a release but you've got like regulatory issues. The deal with generally frowned upon. If you yes. I mean the health information general is just not you know. You don't want anyone known about those like weird things you have wrong with you and so you've got some hip but more. Interestingly was also a failure like it looks like they were trying to do a good job so they have cloud data. Which we've said is a good way to sort of segment data off your system and protect it. Everybody's always get good intentions. But the breach was caused by unsecured cloud storage and they. It's it was found basically to be a miskin figured cloud storage system or they just set up their google cloud. Which i guess. I don't know when i think of google cloud i. It seems like that's something that i wouldn't expect a company like pfizer to do like i would sort of think that they've got their own system. And that's visors a multinational and obviously they're right now. They're probably making ungodly amounts many. Because i think they're one of the candidates that's trying to make the this is very reminiscent to a bank capital one. Yes so same. Same thing out while they were they were amazon. Yes cloud so i guess similar i hate capital i should probably say. Hey capital one wrong word. I really visually. I've had a few credit cards in my time. Capital was one of the worst ones. That i've that i had i. I couldn't get out of the card. I tried to pay it off in that. I wanted to shut it down. They like wh- like i had to go through so many layers to actually shut the car down. It's like they got me. He was one of those things where i was at college. Groundhog day. Pretty much like is it done like. Oh no you need to talk to this person but it was in college in. You know how that goes you like offered. Here's a credit card to go. Whatever you want about a really crappy laptop with it which was even more disappointing laptop stunk. It no god. Now that thing. I think i sold that to some poor doodoo about computers than i did or yeah yeah i feel bad but i was young johnny better so in this case though like so it sounds like maybe this has a little bit to do with what we and i don't know when this is gonna come out so we've either talked about it or we'll talk about it like privilege access. Which one of our partners. Cyber ark deals worth But the sounds like it might have been. It was a misconception geared cloud that that opened up access so i'm guessing it means they probably there was there was roles that maybe were created that provided someone an avenue in that should never or a path was created on accident. Or it's not a not a ton of information about the care that i can see but it looks like ms configuration at the storage level. It sounds like they caught it. Maybe during an audit or something that it was like they didn't know about it like wasn't captured as it was happening or there wasn't like maybe the indicators has sort of traveling through the system it sounds like maybe they were like. Oh yeah that looks like someone maybe got into this. That shouldn't have and downloaded the data. that shouldn't have. Yeah which is which is usually happen. Which could even be. I mean i guess. Here's a question so this isn't this isn't the first breach for pfizer. They've had a long history of Let stuff go okay. So that's true. I mean you know there's companies feel very evil. Even though they do really good things. I think it's just because there's so much money involved. That just feels like one of those very evil things so just out of curiosity if this was so. Let's say this was caught during an audit for instance. So this it doesn't necessarily mean that there was ill intent right so it could have been like an admin who maybe was or someone you know got fired in on their way out. They're like oh. I need to back these up before i leave. And they're like oh. That was not supposed to have been done that way. That could technically be considered a breach because it sort of approach. I'm guessing in this case. They wouldn't have announced that if the data had gone into somewhere where it could be exposed by right but it doesn't always mean that you know necessarily that. There's ill-intent right. It could have been done through. An accident and exposure occurred
New museum in Nashville traces history of Black music across genres
"Music museum in Nashville is telling an important and often overlooked story about the roots of American popular music. The National Museum of African American Music has opened up in Nashville's musical tourism district on like museums that focus on the genre or label. This museum is touted as the first to spend multiple genres including gospel, blues, jazz, R and B and hip hop. Gospel singer C. C. Winans, who serves as a national chair for the museum, says it was long overdue to honor African American music and the role it has played in the U. S.
Lil Yachty Developing Action Heist Movie Based on Card Game Uno
"Hitting the bottom of the barrel. And the card game, you know, is being turned into a movie. Uh, kind of sounds like the movie won't have anything to do with the actual game. It's being described as an action heist comedy set in the underground hip hop world of Atlanta. Little gaudy, is producing and will probably star in it, he says. Quote I played, you know, as a kid, and I still do today, so to spin that into a movie based on the Atlanta hip hop scene that came out of his really special This hits close to home for me? Yeah, I'm not really sure. I mean, they turned battleship into a movie. They turned clue, but I get both for that matter. You know, I don't know how you pull off, you know as the movie, but it is happening. The weekend had a press conference yesterday. As of the halftime entertainer
Daughters of Zion: Fashion Forward Females
"So who were the daughters of zion. Each term used throughout the bible mostly in the old testament but occasionally in the new testament as well. Zion's not a person but rather a place zion is the dwelling place of the lord. Daughter of zion is usually used to describe the inhabitants of jerusalem daughters of zion reverse to specific women and today's passage in isaiah. Three sixteen to twenty six isaiah is speaking directly to wealthy jewish women who had gone astray isaiah three opens by giving judgment on the men of judah and jerusalem. He warned the israelites of what is to come in the days ahead because of their wickedness he specifically addresses the wealthy and those in positions of leadership because they're the ones who were living in luxury while oppressing the poor. They had become an aristocratic society that was leading to the moral decline of their culture. I find versus six and seven particularly interesting. How they were going to choose their leaders but that discussion. We'll have to wait for another day today. We concentrate on what isaiah had to say on the daughters of zion after fifteen verses of condemnation for the men verse sixteen opens with moreover the lord says after rebuking the men for their role in the destruction that was to come isaiah turns his attention to the women to let them know that they're responsible as well. Bursts sixteen describes the women's behavior specifically the way they walked because the daughters of zion are haughty and walk with outstretched necks and want an is walking and mincing as they go making a jingling with their feet. Verse seventeen prophesized. What will happen to them. Because of their era guidance therefore the lord will strike with the scab the crown of the head of the daughters of zion and the lord will uncover their secret parts. Isaiah goes on to give an exhaustive list of all the jewelry and accessories that the lord will take away from the women. The list includes anklets scarves necklaces bracelets headdresses headbands perfume boxes. Charms rings nose rings purses mirrors an robes. He closes the chapter with the list of replacements. Instead of the sweet smell of their perfumes there will be a stench. Instead of they're pretty sashes rope baldness will take over there beautifully. Styled hair rich robes replaced with sackcloth branding instead of beauty and if that's not enough there men will die in battle verse. Twenty six concludes with her gates shall lament and mourn and she being desolate shall sit on the ground. Why does is e start by talking about the way they walked. Well let's look at how they're walking out nex. We would describe that as walking with your nose in the air. A way of saying that you're looking down on others because you're better than they are. Wantin- is that means ogling or flirting we can assume for the rest of this passage that these are married women so why are they flirting with other men walking and mincing as they go the an iv version translates that as strutting along with swaying. Hips in other words flirting. So how does god respond to their flirtatious and proud. Behavior translated literally verse. Seventeen says the women will get leprosy or other sickness. That causes their hair to fall out. That would be a pretty scary warning especially for vein women who are consumed with their appearance while many of the items listed in verses eight through twenty three are familiar to us. many more are obscure items that we're not sure what they were. Bible scholars point out. That many of these articles came from foreign cultures. I wanna man even. Oh what happened these things were. The general consensus is that his wife who was a prophet is probably provided him with this list of items worn by these women. Isaiah reminds them that these things they have are fleeting and will soon be replaced in a mere ten verses highs. Ahah takes us from these women at the height of their popularity feeling like they're living the dream to them tumbling down to the depths of humiliation from walking with outstretched necks and a jingle to their steps to morning destitute on the bare ground. What a fall while this was written about women centuries ago the same message can be preached today. Are we not living in a society much like the one isaiah describes we as christian women could be called daughters of zion. Are we guilty of the same transgressions as these women. Perhaps you don't mince and strut as you walk and you probably don't jingle but do you have pride in your heart. Are there people you look down on those. You consider inferior. How much time do you spend on your outward appearance. How much time do you spend on your spiritual appearance verse. Seventeen talks about god's stripping away. They're beautiful hair and uncovering their secret parts. What if god stripped away your carefully combed hair your makeup and manicured nails your jewelry and fashionable clothes. What would be left
AMC, Nokia and other "meme stocks" targeted by Wallstreetbets
"On Wall Street, and you know, for example, stocks like game stops, stock and and BlackBerry stock. And what is an AMC stock? All these different companies? There are $5 a share and then they're explode. I think Gamestop got upto like border and $80 a share. Now it's among their among a handful off previously. Wow. Unloved companies. Maybe you could put it that way is the New York Post. Put it today. Prices, air fuel, Then you've got these big hedge funds. The big hedge funds they charge for every trade if you buy or you sell this those commissions associated with those trades, But there are other places where people trade read, it would be one of them. And so what? They have figured out there's a process on Wall Street, and I'll let Steve Moore explain it more detail and more articulately than I can, where it's part of the process of Wall Street, where the shortest stock And that is that they're going to predict him. Bet that the stock is going to go to a lower price anyway. Long story short to do that you actually borrow somebody's real stock, and they get a piece of the action so that you can then short it and then at some point If, in fact it goes down. You get the difference in the price and other words, you're betting on it going down big big practice on Wall Street, especially used by the hedge funds anyway. So these independent small guys got hip to what has been going on in the millions of millions of dollars being made by these big hedge funds. Billions actually. And they figured out that they were actually shorting stocks that weren't even like phantom numbers. Like for example, they were shorting well beyond 100%. Of all the stocks that were ever even available in some cases, 140% And the idea is is when the call comes for these big hedge funds that had shorted the stocks because the little guys have banded together. And coordinated an attack against them. It all backfires and they've got to cover. They've gotta cover massive amounts of money that they never thought. What happened. It's pretty fascinating. Anyway, Um, my buddy
Wendy Williams Shares Alleged Details on 'One-Night Stand' With Method Man
"We never left. Wendy Williams recently did an interview and out of nowhere unsolicited told the world that she hooked up with method Man. Yes, me to get Joe D. Danny. Two way were in the club. I said to him, you know you want to come over and he said, Yeah, people didn't even realize at the time it was Wendy and one of the biggest stars just left and went back to her penthouse where she baked him in her Jacuzzi. Tub and smoke more. We, you know that was back in the coke days. I don't remember what he did. I'm not gonna implicate him on that. Did you guys go all the way? Yes, OK. Wendy withheld Robb Stark. The fact that you bathe him is a little weird, but also why? Why now tell that story. Could it be that you're trying to promote your movie That's about to release Oh, no, Wendy, you cloud chasing Listen, Wendy went the hell are you going to learn when he I hate to do this to my elders. But when you're 56 years old Your whole grandma. Anybody want to hear about their grandma gain their freak on during the Great Depression. Talk about the 19 twenties went the only thing that were roaring. Get it, Warren Twenties, No. And also how you gonna do Method man like that. Don't blow off the spot because you want your movie to pop alleged drug use one night stands possible cheating left was minding his business. And now you have to hear about the time he got to smack and ended up wooing your tank. All right, Also a minute to the world. That it was a one night stand is that many? That it must not be not good, because it meant the men got a taste. I never went back for the cream. Oh, that's last. It must have been trashed. Sorry, Wendy, But please enjoy another well seasoned, never kiss and tell l because your order is up at least number one for hip hop, baby
10,000 stores expected to close this year due to COVID-19
"Major retailers, the report says, are expected to close 10,000 stores this year that is up 14% from the year just ended. But at the same time more than 3300 new stores open last year, and course I predicts another 4000 will open this year. Marketplaces Kimberly Adams has that one. The types of stores that shut down in the pandemic include lots of footwear, clothing and accessory shops. According to course, I research the types of retail that opened discount outlets like Dollar stores. Industries that cater to certain pandemic needs also did all right. I believe the housewares category as all overall in the country has seen tremendous growth from New York to the West Coast. Natasha aim it runs the kitchen supply store Whisk in New York. Her business did better than she expected in 2020. Now as restrictions start to lift. I'm hopeful that people will will keep up their love for cooking and want to spend their money at a store like cars, businesses, small and large, are trying to game out which pandemic changes will be permanent. Constance Hunter, chief economist at KPMG says, at least for those who are on the upside of the case shaped recovery, and I do think this pent up savings is going to lead to higher consumption that we would normally expect. Once we get to the other side of the pandemic, and for businesses that can hold on. Until then, there could be a business boom. Nicole Markey owns Hip City Veg, a chain of fast casual restaurants around Philadelphia and Washington, D. C. By the
New Zealand Records Suspected COVID-19 Community Case
"In New Zealand have confirmed the first case of community transmission of the coronavirus in months. Contact tracing is underway after the woman and her husband traveled around the north of the country. New Zealand's Health Minister Chris Hip kins gave more details at a news conference. The case is a 56 year old woman who has recently been through isolation at the Pullman hotel in Auckland After returning from Europe. She tested negative twice during her stay. And was released Following this, we don't yet know the origin or the strain off the infection. New Zealand has been one of the most effective countries in the world at managing the pandemic.
"hip" Discussed on Hip-Hop Can Save America
"To that point after the murder of George Floyd all the protests again very much in the in the news for a while. Of course, the new cycle dies down and changes, but I know there's still a lot of work being done, you know on the ground the work is still very fervent. I think you told the Mississippi free press that you noticed a lot of moderate white people had Hauppauge hopped off the fence and and join the fight. How important is that to the overall fight. How confident are you that the changes were admitting least starting to see some like Mississippi, you know, quite significant. I think some others more like PR moves, you know lip service rather than real change, but we do see some Progressive elections, you know wins and that state. How confident are you you said earlier. It's a tipping Point for the Youth how how confident are you over all that? This more recent Collective Uprising is going to make change. I'm extremely confident. I love what's happening right now, you know, I had an interviewer asked me the other day. They were like, you know how you feel about these people like hopping on the bandwagon of social justice. And now that is cool. Now that's all that wage. You know for someone like me who's been in in a struggle since I was literally a kid and people like in our circles and The Hip Hop Community who's been rapping about these struggles and but now now it's cool. I say I woke them are welcome them to the fight better-late-than-never is good to have you here. You've been missed no shade. I don't have no shade. You know, it's like, you know people arrived when they're supposed to arrive. I really really hate that it took George Floyd Brianna Taylor. Michael Brown Trayvon, Martin, I can keep going, you know, it should have happened. It should happen a long time ago, you know, but the fact that they're to the table now, I'm glad that they're here and you know, I'm here to offer any knowledge that I've gained as a lifelong activist many resource and network that I have to you know, help get them where they need to be because not all help is good help. Like if you don't know what you're doing, you're going to get in the way of everyone else you're going to get in our way, you know. So before you step out and start using your power and privilege ask yourself would ask people around you who been in the struggle how to best help right? Because you can you can trip us up just you know, because we've been running this Marathon you coming. Are you running slow man? You might need all worship us, you know, so that's that's all I have to say is like people in your circle Consultants who have been doing this work to help you. Join us join this movement. I think that's incredibly valuable advice because because those well-meaning people that again have just joined have just been awakened or you know have finally said I'm going to actually do something maybe they've been weekend before but this isn't, you know, encouraging them to actually take action which is needed to get discouraged if they try things doesn't seem to be doing anything get you know, I also need yeah, they need the guidance too because not just to not trip up everybody but also to not get discouraged and then go back to their you know, you know, yeah their lives where they don't have to think about this stuff every day, cuz I took the ones who are affected by this. There's no days off as well absolutely days off what now for you musically as an artist and also again with the economy and some of the the actual organization work and and program work you're doing tell me what's what's current. What's new where do people you know, come find out how to be maybe one of them. People that don't get burned out that needs the guidance and says, hey I want to do something Genesis be your great Advocate and great mentor tell them what you're doing specifically. Yeah, so I just watched the YouTube channel and it's called bars and blue cups. So people want to go check that out. It's just youtube.com backslash Genesis be where I'm basically sharing my knowledge everything from my experience with overcoming addictions and music industry to what does it mean to shine bright? What is Grant's demystified? Like I have all of these from my artists experience and thoughts experience and I'm just sharing free knowledge with the younger generation or those who are new to the site. So I'm actually been sending out a couple of Grants and seeking funding for bars and Blue Cross Academy, which will be a series of online curriculum online courses webinars interviews with, you know, people like you and I'll be interviewing a lot of people in my network to just pass down. Knowledge to the Next Generation or whoever needs it, you know, I don't believe in hoarding our resources and I think that's kind of how we got in this Jam in the first place if if my generation would have had no knowledge and experience from the elders. I think it would have gone a lot smoother and that's nothing that's not I'm not like, you know talking down on the Elvis. It's not like that, you know, they they didn't have the means of communicating with us. Like we have a means of communicating now, so that's bars and blue cups on the music level. I'm actually recording and mixing currently my new EP called tomboy that I'm leasing kind of based here in Atlanta. But you know, it'll be a 9 digit week. I'm really excited about that working with some production companies here guy yet and Dreamland Productions. So that's musically and bars and blue cups and people not things. Of course. I'm always working on new visual art, but with colds, I don't know when we'll be able to do more physical things, but I'll be ready wage. When we are and if people want to you know, find me online, I'm just add Genesis be everywhere and Twitter Instagram You Tube. Yes, indeed and and you're right. I mean the the Panthers has thrown for a loop in a lot of ways you were doing a lot of speaking and and you know going around the country and speaking Yeah, I was travelling. I've been touring on and off the boat, good song 2018 mid-election to this year. We toured from January to March and we're kicking off the tour again. I'm going back on tour August 27th through November 3rd, Thursday. We're going to be tackling swing state. So it'll be all you know, social distancing outdoor events. But if you want to say how we going to you know, adjust to the whole. Okay, I'm glad that's still have so we're going to Safeway and took place on the 27th and William, they already kicked off the tour starting in Charlottesville on the 15th, I believe so both common good is where people can find out if you want to see me Speak Life. What's the gist of that organization in your angle towards because it's a little bit different than right. So low common good. They are evangelists preachers and conservative by former conservative leaders former Republican leaders. They're going into Republican areas to appeal the Christian voters to vote with morality instead of party Allegiance is Christians, you know historically, you know have voted towards Republican. So I am the poet laureate of the organization. So I go and I do political pieces either to open up our clothes events in the end. They do the speaking and they they they speak to their people which are white Christian voters. Yeah. It's been that's probably been a really interesting experience. And I think like you said able to change Hearts, sometimes that's kind of the the proof is in that put in right? Well, I could tell you some stories but it's beautiful what they're doing is so bold, like people are going to write about this in history where vote, good is doing and be laughing. Wow, like they were really really on the the thumb print and on the pulse of what was happening during.
"hip" Discussed on Hip-Hop Can Save America
"Hip-hop can save America we hear from Genesis be a lifelong artist activist who has put her career and her life on the line making politically charged music groundbreaking public statements and quite literally history. My name is Manny faces. Let's go the thing about hip hop off today is it's smart. It's insightful the way that they can communicate a complex message in a very short space wage is is remarkable and a lot of these kids. They're not going to be reading the New York Times. That's not how they're getting their information. Well, we'll walk the shelter. They took you off. anything but hip hop read invention every welcome to another episode of hip-hop can save America aka the world's smartest hip hop podcast for information about everything. We do visit hip-hop to save America, If you watch these shows valuable, you can help support the work at patreon.com faces and follow our parent organization the center for hip-hop. Advocacy on Twitter Facebook or Instagram and Hip-Hop. Advocacy. Now, let's get into it among pontificators both familiar with hip hop music and culture as well as those with only limited exposure or understanding recurring limitation when it comes to hip-hop's ability as a force for protest for social justice for activism that often prevailing thought is that it used to be but not anymore song part of that is based on the landscape of corporate control cookie-cutter radio programming whereas so-called Golden Era hip-hop had socially conscious artists with songs and regular rotation on radio. When on t v shows like yo, MTV Raps or video music box modern programming largely avoids the kind of substance that once shared the hip-hop Airwaves, right alongside party songs off sadly, that's often the only metric by which hip-hop's role in the fight for social justice is gauged yet as I point out in a couple of my talks. This is a bit of throwing the activism baby out with the bath iheartmedia, math water after all hip-hop based education doesn't sit at the Forefront of the standardized academic industry, but there are individuals and organizations that are making incredible impact at that intersection in non-profits and Progressive School environments and after-school programs or community-based settings and virtual settings. Don't believe me. Listen to some of the other episodes of this show off. My point is the same thing exists and Hip-Hop based activism and Civic engagement while there's the occasional eruptions from among the volcanic peaks of hip-hop celebrity did he's voted off. Campaigns or reset of social justice Summits associated with his Revolt TV or Jay-Z and Meek Mill teaming up with capitalists and pundits the form the reform Alliance or killer Mike's fiery speeches that appear here and there on mainstream media. I truly believe that the real impact comes from those that are situated a bit lower on the Mountainside hip-hop mind of activists and artists that are much more in touch with people issues and communities than their upper tax bracket entertainment industry Brethren, not only do they exist but they Thrive working close with communities and complimenting the resources of both groups with their own talents and abilities to communicate in the unique compelling way that only hip hop artists. Can I tell a story of an OG from the New York City area Majesty rest in peace and when him in the house on selam teamed up to orchestrated album release party at New York City's Webster Hall, they brought in social justice organizations. So just like there's a merch table at the album release party song. It was a table there with representatives from Copwatch which is an organization that seeks to hold police accountable for their actions, especially when it comes to brutality another egregious abuses of power pack. That's what I'm talking about to me. That's as influential as some of these big projects that are honestly not so coincidentally during election season, but not throughout the rest of the year off, but I digress from the moment. I first heard her wrap to the moment the world saw her stand on stage in New York City with a noose around her neck holding the Confederate Laden state flag of her home state of Mississippi in a show-stopping display of protest to her current work traversing the country employing Evangelical Christians to vote morality over party. Genesis be has been the cockpit Ami of hip-hop artists activists her music speaks solarsoul. She has shown leadership in speaking across ideological divides. She uses her poetry and visual art to home. Warm and Inspire and she helped make history with that whole Mississippi flag situation. You'll find out what I'm talking about and you'll realize that this is what hip-hop or activism looks like. Here's my talk with the incredible Genesis be Genesis be good morning. Good afternoon, where we are. Good afternoon. Yeah. Yeah, I did afternoon. First of all is good to see you. I'm glad you're doing okay and all these circumstances, you know as best as we can absolutely now, I've given a folks a little bit of a synopsis of who you are but in full disclosure, I've known you for a long time personally as you were living in performing in and around New York City. I had the pleasure of hosting an album release party. That's right for the the pilot trap the Escape tape. That's right. Yeah back back in 2015 man. It's been years that mixtape still go hard though for sure. It really is. It really is. We also go back farther than that as a journalist. I was calling you on March 12th, 2011 as a younger enterprising music journalist. I wrote this about you I said, it's this 2011 now I said, it should be noted that Genesis be also has a history. Of serving up a bit of social and political discourse through her music. You've been certainly living up to that characteristic since then. Yeah, man, that's life. That's it. I called it way earlier. I said, okay Genesis be be saying something so they will Circle back to the beginning as it were but I kind of want to start with where we are today and and why I wanted to talk to em specifically now over the years the social justice issue that became a driving force behind your artist slash activism has been the Confederate symbolism, which was off until almost a literal minute ago still a part of the state flag of Mississippi or your home state. Yeah, there have been several attempts over the years to remove this symbolism, which I'll ask you about also but as of right now for those listening, what is the current status of the Confederate symbolism of the Mississippi state flag? Well, if you Google Mississippi state flag right now at this second it says there is no official. Mississippi state flag because it has been removed after almost a hundred and twenty years that that flat flew in Mississippi with the Confederate emblem. Boom. Smack head censoring the can Tom. Yeah. So yeah, there is no flag yet. So we vote on it in November the you know, we have a series of designs and a committee or commission to see which ones are going to go on a ballot. You know, I I actually created design that is it has being seen by the commission as well right now cuz Mississippi is the birthplace of American music people don't know that right right American Music can be brought back to the Delta blue. So and that's what my my design kind of you know promotes nice. Okay, so there's no it's like the the Washington football team right now. There's no there's no names. No, it's just in limbo at the moment. Yeah, but it is very important that this is happening. Just explain to people, you know, it shouldn't have to be explained that Confederate symbolism is highly controversial job. Be a part of official government seals, etc. Etc. Why was this still there? And.
"hip" Discussed on Hip-Hop Can Save America
"Hop acts. Org and they that, is it called. I don't know. I know All Leads are in X. Yeah on social media. I am Dear Summer with the o on everything. Yeah mixtape exam is mixtape Museum on everything. Yeah, and I'm trying to sort of but your Google a bull so we can get people to your Google of the organization is Google WR Google Double summer with no last name and what we want people to do is reach out. You consider these two areas that we've talked about today the mixtape Museum the preservation of hip-hop culture through this medium the preservation of the actual physical things that I you know, as you say degrade over time and the stories of the yeah, the people that actually, you know made them and had a part in that that's important too. So anyone who's involved in that or pass this information along let people know that makes a museum is definitely an organization. You want to get in contact with the same thing with hip hop acts. Is there anything else near summer? We should much ever look forever that we need to let people know about that you're into involved in that. They may want to, you know, contact things swag for stigma, which is a new nonprofit started by oxymoron team member Dave is an organization, which I happily am an advisor for their focus is on black people and people of color and in providing Resources phone number. To health super important super important swag for stigma swag for stigma. They weren't there when I think their website is swag for Signal. Org. Yep. I got it up on the screen now for the people's yeah. He's very excited about that doing some committee work with ideas. And for the universal hip-hop Museum, which is exciting. Yep, and also am continuing to develop the next a medium cold Winters given me a lot of time to rethink and restructure and remix with the mixtape museum is going to be and has actually given me time to do things off. So for instance planning doing oral histories with DJs me and DJ not I keep putting DJ in front of his name. Sorry Ridge a rich nice South Rich. I'm rich nice is amazing his bio starts with the first rapper signed to Motown. He's that cool. He has been helping with the mixtape song. And he's a DJ producer. He's the producer of sway in the morning and has his own initiative called a and our room and we've been working on collecting oral histories from people very often one then in prioritizing people. A lot of our Pioneers are done. Like it's just kind of Israel is we don't really have a ton of time right? So often crucial to like do things so Covent is giving me like a fire under my ass to like do it now, like why wait, you know, so collecting no stories collected mistake memories from people if anyone is interested in submitting mixtape memories as a form on the mixtape Museum website or just hit me up the personality when starting to collect the stories and collect the content, you know, the things that we that we need to be saved the stories that are they don't get collected. They're just not going to be heard. Yeah, and of course hip-hop can save America. Well that's part of it, you know, I appreciate They were so valuable Noble work. Like I said in the beginning, you know, not only you just one of my favorite people but the work you do is so focused on hip hop culture like the cultural aspect of it that we try to focus on a show you are the perfect Ambassador for those things some thank you good stuff looking for a.
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"And the thing about hip hop today is it's smart. It's insightful the way that they can communicate wage complex message in a very short space. It is is remarkable and a lot of these kids. They're not going to be reading the New York Times. That's not how they're getting their information will flock to Chicago Tribune small pink shoes off. So hip hop doing in anything but hip hop read invented every yes.
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"And you could binge you know the whole month of stuff. If you like this at all, you'll love everything we're doing here and once again, thank you for coming through. I Miss Ya. You Man we'll see you soon. Yeah. Hopefully soon, hopefully, zoom. Just, come out there. Are Six feet away. So. Anytime you're around. All right. We will catch up soon offline and title that other endeavor. I told to in the next year to feel free to hang out in the background or just cut out and enjoy your day. Thank you once again. All right. Well. Dr Tosh Gracia's from the hip Hop Association of Advancement and education and I think seventy six different colleges. Thank. Thank you for your time and thank you all for checking out another edition of hypocrisy of America. The live version might be hearing they decided, of course, do some kind of. Construction things right now of all time of the day. So if you hear anything in the background, I apologize meantime a between Sabi back tomorrow at one PM, eastern wherever you're watching me here you can find the old episodes. So if you go on Facebook, you'll just look for videos they're all their youtube channels there too. So if you prefer you to were there and of course. As a podcast super important that if you like this discussion, if you like anything that we've been talking about this entire month, super important to get those podcast subscriptions, it's free obviously even if you don't really listen to podcasts really not your thing just go to spotify or apple podcasts or wherever you might have an APP. That does it look for hypocrisy of America and subscribe there. So please. As a podcast. That's very helpful because we're going to be putting out stuff that isn't in the video again after this month taking a little break might come back and do these again the podcast GonNa. Remain active and I don't want people who've been watching the videos and like Oh my God this is great. Oh, he's so handsome and then you get a chance and then you'd think I'd just stop doing it. We're still going to be doing the podcast. So please do check that out and once again yes every WANNA by a cup of coffee. Once a month hey man patriot dot com slash.
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"And. The thing about hip hop. Today is. It smart. inciteful. The way that they. Communicate. A complex message in a very short space. It is his remarkable and a lot of these. They're not GONNA be Reading The New York Times, that's not how they're getting her information. We'll. Talk. With music. Will. They. So hip. Hip. Hop. Yes..
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"It's a different story in there being accepted. Now what I'd I was working on a really big academic project, which is actually coming. I'm writing about it in the December issue of Sojourner, which is a progressive Christian magazine shows coming out in end of November. It's an article on this project, which is called a pop songs Jesus in them. Second pop songs have Jesus as a character. So I found about five hundred secular songs in the last fifty years. And in that? In that research I found about you know look at my I found about one hundred. Secular Hip. Hop, songs. Had To. Use his character. Among I liked all different genres. And I found. A lot of interesting things about the ways that non church folk think about Jesus. But the coolest thing I found was that it was in hip hop that you see Jesus grabbed and. Held up as an ally. As As the representative of someone who did with the oppressed right and who challenged the way society was was a martyr for the cause of frankly frankly peace and love. To Africa but Bata, whatever it's going to be you know. And and and I was it was awesome to see that this is not like Christian hip hop coming out of wherever like this. Subject. To like the Imperatore, the Stanford approval of like pastors or or record producers who go to church who got to. Sell, the Christians is like right This is like rappers like. Chipping Mafia cupcake or Jodi bad ass or Naza why Geo to policies drugs are downs Oh, curry just. Speak. Just talking about marshalling Jesus saying, Hey, this is where around. My side. Right. So reminding me hey you know what I need to I need to dig into these songs and see what kind of truth is being spoken to me and my community from outside. That's interesting. You mentioned Denzel career I like because a lot of times and I love that you mentioned joey bad steph curry and others because a lot of times folks who are not of. Or you know in the middle of hip hop culture who speak about it from the outside tend to do what you started to do, which was play. You know the old standards you know the the old old goldies of hip hop associate justice, the public enemies, the ones, and you know maybe if you really go into the brand Nubians of the poor righteous teachers but they stay in that era. And I, think that you pointed out and again, if you're talking about this subject, you might go to Kayak with Jesus walks and kind of say you know that that's the end all be all to go digging like that I think is really..
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"And. That in itself is a positive effect. It's motivation music. When it comes to their, you know aspirational even you go to like sugarhill gang you know they rapping about taking car services to go to party because they didn't have you know rise to begin with. But after they started getting paper they did Right they had a new Oj you you you speak into existence. You know what I mean it was it right the word itself says the beginning was the word. Quotable Dude. What are you doing, right? Take your sat. Why is hip hop? The mold for for Halacha make a better society. I would say is a couple of things most importantly within hip hop like. Dope. Hip hoppers will respect you if you are good at what you do, you could be. The fattest like. Wind kind of goofball dude in the world. But if you're dope on the tables, you get represented as a dope Dj. You might have terrible breath and you feet stink. But whatever. Doing amazing graffiti pieces cats will rep for you for your talent for your ability right within hip hop within the culture. Yeah. Not The not the industry not to the and all that. But within the culture, the thing that you do within the culture that you claim that you have to be good at to get represented for if you're good at it, you will get props for it. And there are a lot of people that exist within American society. You get props for doing things that they're not very good at because they knew the right person or they had the right money or whatever man you know they're able to sort of represent things that they aren't really about. In Hip, hop. If, you are dope at what you do. Regardless of regardless of what you look like regardless of anything if you're good at that, you will get respect you will get represented. You'll get your props and I think that if we make a better effort for people to get get the props that they deserve the things that they do. That for me, his part of how hypocrisy of America. Well Listen I. I will say this again for anyone listening who respects my opinion I'm just a guy but Yala dope what you do and again on paper. Might be a little bit side and that's what makes it even more. Satisfying to see how do what you do to hear what you do on a record the see which I'll do in person live. To know that you're carrying this message to other parts of the country that aren't hearing these messages on a regular basis. I think it's part of the reason why hip hop could save America. So I, appreciate Shafi. A work I appreciate you off your artistry and I look forward to this album dropping and I really look forward to us being able to be in the same place at the same. Goddamn. Tom Again Holding Albay for your? Around me, Hey, many I do remember you come backstage at the knitting factory show I. was I was having a good time. Good time and again I like what I saw in. Brooklyn I love to hear that Yala on the same vibe out of state in those deep red states and you're hearing that message. I love to hear more that it's actually being. Heard. And respected, and maybe you know a Tagline, this show as the innovative inspiring and sometimes surprising ways that hip hop can benefit humanity. We all know as hip hop heads we all kind of know how much hip hop can benefit. We don't have to be. You don't have to sell us on hip hop in the schools. You don't have to sell us on hip hop in mental health situation you have to sell us on hip hop in science. We could see how that those things happen But it is surprising to a lot of people outside of our cultural influence how and it's not just Hamilton in I mean. It's the way you guys are putting it together and displaying it and being inclusive and welcoming and being welcomed. It's exactly what we need. You know I think I do a really great job of of doing the thing that we want we want to. S Hip hop as we always want to kind of bridge the gap right bridge the. Gap. Between generations. Right the old school in the new school that whole thing we want to bridge the gap but you know how it is well respected jazz musicians have hip hop for a long time a long time. Right? We want to bridge the gap between different genres between different cultures. A hip hop is great for that because it is universal and worldwide and I don't know if there's anything comparable nothing nothing. Yeah. I really. Nothing that's existed the as far as I know that has been an and that's the great thing about it because it came out of this out of this out of this place. Right, and literally took over the world. This nothing nothing that is affected planet earth. From an from non-technological standpoint, right? Like hip hop as nothing right I. Think it's more influential than religion. The. Things that are affecting our religion and sports off task people together on a worldwide religious sports. And I put hip up above that because you'll find places that they're not trying to mess with Jesus Christ but they still rapin and people in and be girl, and and so it hunted. Yeah. So listen I I. This is a great a great build session which I hope that it touches ears that have not thought of the possibility the real possibility. Of of this, this smashed up this genre bending that you guys do I love you for the the social justice aspects that you continue to hold true to and I will do everything in my power to make sure people know who you are. Thank you. Gentlemen appreciate your. Thank you so much man. Thank you. Thanks for listening to this episode of Hip, hop could save America. Aka The world's smartest hip hop podcast with me, your host and Creator and producer and editor and theme song maker. Manny.
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"Fair on instagram or twitter or facebook be farrow and if you look me up on spotify into be dad he space Phero Mass Up. Definitely spread the love lastly, real quick the albums dropping in August you got the Ainhoa crime single dropping sir. Tell me about real quick Ainhoa, crime, and then tell me about the album the thing you want people to gravitate towards. So Endo crime was it was one of those joys that we just had a bunch of ideas and I wanted to kind of bang. The thing that was in my head was bombs over Baghdad right? Energy at at record debate diplo he came indicate sound never dies that committed Promo Romeo. Futuristic. Progressive. So rooted in history that makes the source of all previous damn. How much you move units Back to school true expected action. And we wanted that kind of that kind of energy with with a real real blue grass cut to it, and then we were like in your way up distracted on. Always down. Star Hella Ball frigging vetted than the law itself. Plates. This. Even with the. And so soda whole song is just this is huge bill and then it drops and the drop is real sexy and deepen just like. And then it picks right back up again and so we just wanted to have the kind of thing that kept you. In the midst of the song just really up and down, and from the beginning to the end you had gone through lots of different reach of emotions and it's very very dope away. I imagine there's the way that it sounded to me it was that like. Grabs you by the CDC pants like immediately. And just digs his fingers under the cheeks and just hold onto it. And then and then. And then there's a part where you to stop and you just of sway with it. Okay and then you drive you back all. Exactly. Pretty, accurate. Exactly. That's pretty accurate. There's acquittals. Man We want the whole album. I'm coach. Advertising. I'm. I'm a country boy, and so we that's the way we took. A STAND We want the whole album. Really you move through people like that in all that. Ito Get that whole range of motion through and there's a lot of very deep deep stuff in it and a lot of real highs in it, and so we want everybody to to to be able to go through the whole thing and experience all of that but. Lastly I'm going to ask you the question that I ask everybody the name of this podcast hip hop could save America. It's a lofty idea. It's we I. Think we need more than hip hop. You know don't get me wrong but I think that a lot of the fundamental things that make pop hip hop are some of the fundamental things that we need a society. Right? So we talk about a lot of hip hop advancing education. We talk about hip hop in health and wellness that's to people were using hip hop as school counseling. There's a lot of ways like hip hop has been using nontraditional ways to benefit humanity. A lot of people are not really up on I think your group, your band, your crew is really interestingly poised. To touch upon from social justice aspect from a musical aspect ways that hip hop can help bridge gaps, bridge ideologies, Bridge Star Processes, but I'll let me ask ya I won't put words in your mouth. Would y'all think. People need to recognize when we say that hip hop can be used as a vehicle as a tool as an ideology as philosophy to help improve lives and livelihoods and communities throughout this country from y'all experience, you are very unique experience merging these hours traveling the country going to places where hip hop is not front of mind for a lot of people but inspirational ideas have you come up with that would make a case for that argument. Man to our sun the last week I wasn't hip to this album. Why wasn't to this album, it's not like I don't love the roots but I I didn't listen to this album. He's just suggested to me how I got over because. I've been campaigning for something and. I just needed some I needed some real encouragement that day and it's a lot of black thought just like talking about how we got to worry where he is how we got to mentality and the man hypocr be such an education in such a therapy sometimes just just listen. Sometimes in our crowds, we've got old folks just like, yeah I really like just you know I don't understand the lyrics and it's like you gotTa understand the lyrics you gotta that's like that's the meat and potatoes right there. You were just eating the man as. West one of the reasons why awesome tonight. Are So adamant about how much we nunciate when we spent. Because we realized that our demographic is wide open as far as like the age range and culturally. You gotTA. Get you gotta get Hamilton on them. Right. We don't want people to to miss the words really because the stories are was important to us. and. That's also big thing and blue says the stories but for hip hop because it's a lyric heavy genre. The stories become that much more important. As far as in ways of saving America. It acts as a way of giving voice to the voiceless, telling those stories of the people who were previously ignored or disregarded or overlooked. That's you know that's you see it across hit hip hop throughout its existence. Of course, there's the party records. There's the the self aggrandizing ego rap brackets. But. Even in that. There is the struggle and the pain because the very reason people do the big talk is because they were made to believe they were small to begin with. So, they paid this picture of this larger than life figure of themselves right?.
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"It out a little bit more. To really sort of make the whole thing. For me a little bit more official you know a lot of it was a lot of me wrap was just me right and wraps that sounded interesting. And now there's there's more to it for me. You know what I'm saying if you want to join a movement, you a be aligned with that movement. Yeah. Yeah. This is definitely the one that that's what I feel about a lot of y'all like to see black men saying like to be real I'm GONNA team up with this style of music isn't traditionally associated with me. And I'm going to do this but I'm not gonna I'm not gonNA sacrifice I'm not. GonNa? Personal I'm going to still rot what I feel needs to be rocked. Exactly. That's what I feel about shot like you wouldn't have step this. No. And that's what makes it so powerful I think in that is when you talk about hybrids when you talk about cross cultural connection. To me, this is the way it needs to be done. We went another route with to earlier this year, we came out with a mixed tape and. The remakes. Brother? Yes. That very much was for for of hip hop cats. That weren't were. Right and we're like, what is this all about and everyone of those beats we selected because everybody knows if you hip hop cat, you know everyone of those beats, you know everyone those samples and when you hear you're like. A weight is. Okay. All right. That's all right. What are you doing with this and again, you know was a matter of having the the the best tremendous to be able to do it. And then you know me and dolio had to. It takes a lot and I was thinking about this when we recorded like. Is it. A is a record dolphin. Forced his. Way Up in the north down south with just found out exactly what this? Sounds out because it drowns out over wack doors I'm a free man you won't catch in the trap. Royce the five nine record. We could. Come have stepping on that. No not at all right now. But that. Any of those joints that's legendary stuff and and it's like look not. We're not none of this is fake none of this is all authentic and that's how we're going to give it to you. I think that it's an interesting time for the work. You do a citizen, the beginning on paper the concept might be a little bit questionable notice respect intended you know no no doubt. But also on paper, the concept could be brilliant. And what we need. Yeah and I am what it really takes is what really matters is the the right talent involved and I think that we I think that we damn And you know what? Just just to put it out there. Yet here, bluegrass hip hop and you're like item. No. But when you listen to like maybe you can find out that we're using those genres to get in your ears get is real quick because we all come from very diverse background, different music's that connect. Our son he's from. Philly. So like he's got those rap connections dolios from Florida knows about southern hip hop alive more in fact dolio and my pops would have a lot to talk about because southern hip hop became really popular noma. I'm coming from a background of jazz and old time, and though played bass you know and bluegrass bands played fiddle in a bluegrass band got old time chops on that thing. Up Dan Joe Daniel, he's he's heavy bluegrass. He's the one person who's heavy bluegrass and but he's also he does choir stuff. He went to school to be acquired director Ranch's great with the Honky tonk country. Like he could sing that stuff all night. So it's yeah it's Bluegrass hip hop get you in the door and get you like Oh. What is this but once you get in here. Obviously people here so much more. When it comes that like. The bring back to the whole Americana type. Is like this past. Few years we've been knocking doors down and basically establishing our foothold in these arenas. One we we're establishing I. One hip hop is folk music. Yup and to s and then, and then over the last year and a half. So we had been going through establishing the fact that hip hop is Americana. Yup? Yeah that's that's why I'll say we pay so percent whereas we did it when we went to Americana Fest in the UK because to them in the in Europe. They didn't really necessarily give us those delineations that you get in on stateside as far as like this is that and this is the other thing over there just a bunch of Yanks. Hat right American American, right. So American music, right right. So they were like, okay, this is dope. Let's rock with it but so last year is when we really set our foothold in Americana. Here. So we went and we smashed Americana fast in Nashville. And that's when they were like okay yeah hypothesis Americana. I like. I'm sitting on a piece where I said that I said that was my whole editorial. I, love publicized but. No for real for many, how many hip hop crews were folk alliance the first time we went. Z. Euro. There was one right loss. But how many were there to last time? Yeah. Do a bunch the last time. Much. Okay. See I lead movements on multiple fronts? You need music musical movements this is social justice. This is this is artist activism. Yeah, man it's. It's all that because it's too easy to just come out here and put out a record that will make you shake your but won't but we'll make you think about anything you know that's too easy. Mindy talk all the time about how we wanted to be famous. We could make some knuckleheads and pop real quick you them saying. Inventory takes in studio we re in like thousands of those records. couth ball records just for everybody. In the room records, we sold all the crack records like everything like whatever man Going to move. Okay. Let's make this real record. You know what I mean. My thing in anything that I'm doing is I wanNA leave you with something I want you to walk away from it and be thinking about it not just the words that I was saying but why I was saying and it was all about and that's the kind of music we've been making on so many levels. We gotTA Song Call Ran. Dry. That's about like. Water. AND HAVING CLEAN WATER HAVING ACCESS TO CLEAN WATER Not a single solitary Russell no relent from the thirst of the drought. So talk to your skin starts to crack your mouth Son v Neck, not a shadow of doubt. If it is whatever the song is something that you just might be shaking your ass to. Once s your favorite joining. You really listen to what you like Oh. Wow. This is. Pretty. Okay yeah that's that's why I I'll even say my name and most of my songs mostly. I don't want it to be about me. I want if I'm if I'm talking to the first person, I'm writing it. So whoever's listening to it can sing that as.
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"Hanging out with like Bob Wills on a bunch of other country fiddlers and you know he's he's jazz guy talking across the line and talking about a hip hop in all-time like I. I'm always telling folks about Frank stokes listen to a good thing and. You'll hear the earliest hip hop track. Now and our young. Then my frighten the different women all the time and the woman named would do jake. God. Mighty. One. Wall Madonna be. This, all that was then. But now, those delineations exist how is it that sort of this hybrid mash up group decides to go tour in in areas that are More. Traditional. New Grass country type places, and you come in with this mix up this mash up. Tell me what that is like. I'm GonNa tell you right now the thing that I found most interesting guy sent me a picture of his eighty one year old dad that comes to our show every time we go to Thomas West Virginia that loves us to death this. Guy. You know I've i. can't tell you how many shows we've done together. In that time I've encountered one person that was like Nah. He's bounced one one, do right right the other guy in. Chattanooga. Chattanooga, the one I was at now this was the first time we played at Chattanooga, but he left before we even played a single note. Here and he's seen he had his other reasons he was like, Oh, no negroes on the stage. But in general in general, we've been seen by thousands and hundreds of thousands of people. It's something you can really watch and we do it a lot when watching the youtube comments on stuff people hear about it. And they're like. I can't put this and then here it. And they're like oh well. Okay, well, are right. Oh. Okay. All right. Yeah. Yeah. Okay. Because it is so authentic you know what I'm saying and regardless of what you think about one. Set of music or the other. The. Instruments are real talented amazing musicians wrenches an amazing producer wrench scout beats yes and this guy is really able to to layer stuff and just really puts it together. Everybody in the band myself excluded can sing their ass off I can't sing can't sing lick. Those melodies, those those melodies are like Fellas fellas. I don't know. I'm not a country Western bluegrass guy but I'm like well, it sounds authentic to me young. They lay down they laid down. On every level because it is so authentic in the genre. And because the talent is there in what we're doing, you can't deny that it's dope. You know my my one of my favorite one of my favorite quotes of all time Fontaine he said, don't beat still roms what Morio one and that's. That's exactly what you get from us. The beats dope the music is dope and as MC's. dolios one of my favorite him season the world like this guy I measure myself on on his standard and so I have to be. At that level of what these guys are doing I am I'll pat myself on the back pretty. And it's always good to have someone to like another MC and in the group though. May Show. Yeah both trying to top each other. Span out is still. You know I'm saying I'm I'm in this ban because of these doping agency. So yeah. I mean, we've never had people that were like. There's a Lotta Open minded folks. You know especially now days in the digital age everyone's jumping around with the stuff listening to. But it wasn't always that open when I came out their post came in ready to hate. But like you said as soon as they heard it. Yeah there was no denying it. Now listen from the hip hop side Iraq with that like I'm like, no sounds crazy paper got to meet you out. You know me I'm one hundred percent. And maybe when you go into West Virginia Kentucky, all these places they might say, okay, I'm a I'm a rock with the musically their sound tight they they're doing nothing. But what I think we had some failure in the past. L. O. J. and. Yeah. In, merging these genres is that sort of lyrically it was more of like a Koumba. Ya kind of thing would I appreciate a sort of a social justice minded guy is that you guys don't shy away from Being real heavy handed with the message. And this really becomes really exemplified by the single freedom. You. Learn from the past that'd be no margin. The deem is the same as the date that he dark in the shores of oppresses blessed by the carpet, Stola ancestors and put them on the market baystate fan the flames they with the evil intentions they've had from the start. If we still have the fight with this, apart, peace will be found with a spear through the heart another planet manpower physicians such as Ingredient, control of academicians with happens down going this. Consider yourself sunpower Christian more notion you live. If you talk about these things, you're onstage I saw you in Brooklyn. So I don't know how you are in Kentucky this exact same way. Exact show we straight up. It's fascinating because I have a friend of mine who came through to a show in. Lexington Kentucky. And she was the first time. She'd seen US perform she. She knew me as a MC for back when that suspending Boston and she was like, okay here we are in this bar. Surrounded by rednecks. She's familiar with West he used to him spit and she was like not expecting it to be like even harder. This time because it was like, wait a minute you was. You. Straight up. Told these folks that my forty Acre Star here you standing right on the line in front of a bunch of rednecks. And they threw a heads up in the air and cheer for you and. They. Yeah. Because people boot appreciate it when you keep it real with them. You got to keep it a hundred. You GotTa keep it a bug. Yeah. Yeah. That's interesting. So you're saying that even by come in at the issues harder. You'll find in sort of a more accepting audience there. Well, things is that you can't address. Sickness unless you diagnosed. Yeah like you can't treat it unless it's been diagnosed you know. But so a Lotta times when it comes especially when it comes to art and performance avoided that people have a tendency to want to like. The masks, the symptoms you know what I mean. You WanNa go that pain. Instead of treating what is actually causing. So the things that we we beat past that. To get into their head. So they're just like. Okay I never looked at it that way before. And then that starts that discussion right so instead of just coming in there, I mean, we still got those parties shaky but get down songs but we still going to be talking about mass incarceration. We still going to be talking about poverty yeah..
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"Know we just a bunch of dunes out there. Ryan. I'm listen this balls like Yo. Bars over here. Okay. Who's this cat and you know we are twenty years later and still. There there's a few MC's that I sort of try and that I use as a level two to match and to maintain. This guys want him. To be I'm coming to you in a minute as a Nubian a group coming in second. But let me just focus sort of on the genesis of this thing when you came across what rents was doing the sort of hybrid. This bluegrass country music this whole mash of vibe. Listen. I'm a hip hop dude, and on paper the concept is can go either way. Let's just let's be generous. You're right. You're right you. You're very right and if you look at the ways, it's been done a few times. A lot of it has not been great has not been great and I think that's because. The people involved. Weren't really trying to take the two art forms. And take what was very much similar about And put them together as opposed to just like slapping these two things together and see what work. Right. Yeah. With me it is. Really seem that out of whack for me. Because when I was living in Brooklyn I, just moved in not too long ago at that point but. Being from the south myself like we will be watching soul train on Saturday and watch a heat hall Sunday. So. We would never in like I had never really heard anything that was putting those two things together so seamlessly. Until I saw as a live entity. So. So when we did because he approached me, we were doing like the Honky talk hip hop funk thing and he needed a turntable so like I jumped on as as the DJ. Mostly because of the fact that I guess he didn't hear anybody that cut like that because I'm a southern DJ. I grew up on Florida Miami booty shake base movies as so like a lot of cats in New York weren't used to hearing someone's scratching that fast on. Fast beats like that. In that manner, let alone on some country stuff so. So, which is probably also why was able to like get extra tips when I was DJ in the Strip club because I was because I was the one that was planning to look. Turn. The other thing you gotta remember his at. Your favorite hip hop records the thing about it that that really gets you is that loop, right? Yeah. Lot of times. It's whatever the sample is However it's looped, and in this case you're getting that same sort of vibe but you're getting it's just happening live. Then when you happening live, you can be playing that same loop and then change the note but keep the same loop and then change the note again but keep the same loop so you can the effect is the same. Yeah the bill is the same, but you can. You can change so much with it on the fly that it's just as. Authentically improvisational as as most hip hop is now, but you know you're doing the same thing with instruments. Plus A bluegrass hell improvisational. Yeah. Well, I think when you look at sample based hip hop and you look at loops and layers of loops, but you look at it also from a live band whenever there's a live band look at with the roots can do when they're live as opposed to what just sample produces a loop producers can do. There's always going to be that extra thing matter of. Fact even again coming into it as a regular hip hop had like, I, don't know about this whole combination but let me see what let me see what happens and then hearing your record stuff is tight. Obviously everyone's musically talented emcees authentic everyone's dope and kicking dope stuff. It's a great vibe but live does turn it up a notch I saw live and it's it really. There's some nuance gets it's hard to capture when a recorded version. Yeah. To Watch I'll do it definitely is, and that's that's what really makes it a lot of fun to be able to to just add stuff to the hook and to be able to just sort of bounce off of each other like what we're doing. That's what me. What we're doing a lot of fun and it's dope listened to recorded but seeing it live and if you if you had a chance to check out the live album that we did a pocket full of fire, some of that stuff, you only really hear. At that show, right because we'll be referencing the city that we're in and that kind of stuff and that's that's only happening. Nick..
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"My name is manny faces. Let's go. Thing about hip hop. Today is. It smart. inciteful. That the way that they can communique a complex message in a very short space. It is remarkable and a lot of these kids. They're not going to be reading the New York Times that's not how they're getting their information. Will. Take. would. They. We'll show. something. So. Hip Hop. Hip. Hop. Pop. Up just might be the most malleable of musical genres is built off of the foundations of so many other genres and is itself perhaps the most massias step of all musical mashups? So by its very nature blending in other genres from jazz to Latin classical have often proven to be surprisingly fluid, and if you're the type to consider its literary qualities, the same could be said about its immense spectrum of subject matter indeed, hip hop easily rivals most traditional literary movements in its ability to encapsulate so much of the human condition within its linguistic art form. When. Done right. These artistic conglomerates can be creative inventive inspiring and help build intellectual and musical bridges. Think Hamilton's merging of hip hop and traditional. American. Musical or Gurus Jazz attests series. With. All this though there are still certain combinations that for many are simply too much oil and water. So incompatible. Won't hear a lot of Polka rap after all. Country Music was once considered this sort of hip hop antithesis musically, it's not impossible. It's generally four four style of music even more influenced by pop these days, it could be done. Perhaps, the perceived divides both and musical tastes and often ideology between the demographics of the fans of each of these respective genres made the idea less tolerable than say rap and rock also attempts at mashing up rap rock for a variety of reasons been traditionally well received wrapping country not so much now, credit is due of course to bill is excellent billy ray Cyrus for a reopening this door to some extent, and though seen too many as a bit gimmicky. The effect on the general population was unquestionable still in the. Polarized world we find ourselves in can there exist at true merging hip hop in country or even it's more traditional sub-genre bluegrass one that doesn't try to sugarcoat these ideological differences between fan bases. One that's unafraid to forcefully address even the most sensitive social justice issues as hip hop is want to do uncompromising even in the face of potentially unwelcoming audiences but one that does. So with the kind of musical autheniticity that will influence fans of the genre to open their ears to those messages and open their arms to those messengers. Gangsta Grass says hell. Yeah. An enthusiastic fan base on both sides that musical I'll agree. This using ban is masterminded by singer songwriter guitarist and producer wrench features Banjo plan by Dan Dan Joe Whitener fiddle playing by Brian Be. Farrow and lyrical prowess from two. Mc's our son and dolio the sleuth. On the eve of their new single release, ain't no crime and a month ahead of their new album. No Tom for enemies as folk at length with be Pharaoh, our son and dolio to discuss the way they're formula for tackling this fabled combination of style and substance can and should be taken seriously perhaps now more than ever. Once again, my name is manny faces. This is my conversation with Gangsta Grass. Peace and love I'm glad y'all took some time out with me. Tonight. It's really a pleasure to rock which you we've crossed paths before I'm excited to know exactly what you're into an exactly what's popping off for the record and just so folks know who is who we don't have the whole crew here. Please just quickly introduce yourselves and state your role within the Gangsta Grass Empire if you would. Argo I as the elder statesmen, Monday arson voice, of reason as a racist. Make a clansman. Me To platelets put. On the Cross. With it to plays with my on DMC's refilling all things at all times and the luckiest dude in the world because I get to rock out with greater span of. WWL TO SLOW? Rep? In. Pensacola. Florida. And by way of Philadelphia. Case tell me how to shoot tastes. Pacman through the maze EPA fruit shape with the much larger gig Olympic two days. Every get to fake. And I guess since the inception just like my only our son here. And we've filled hell lucky just to be able to still be rocking with it. I'm be Pharaoh on playing the. Fiddle. World. I'm. Young. Another ban newest member probably about two years in with these dudes. Well two years a long time. So you toddler now. Got potty trained at everything he was gonNA. Have to put up the the gate anymore like. Stairs because van. Use the leash every now and then. Through like in a mall. Shoot. I always come back. He does he does that. All right. This was. Gangsta grass when it talks about the whole group and the whole thing i. Don't like to start with like the cliche question but somebody give me an idea how this this band came together. how this concept this genre mash up musicians rap artists came together how to start. Honestly. What started it started? A little bit before against the grass I was the DJ slash turntable is in this other band with rich our producer masterminded the crew. Yes and this other group that he has started called a battle star America. Okay. Hey, it's Mandy. The narrator again, technology has made it pretty easy to do these interviews remotely but every now and then there's a hiccup dolio went on to trace the history of how Gangsta grass came to life. But we lost a tiny bit of it. We pick up the conversation shortly after as our sun breaks down how he got into the mix and don't worry the rest of the interview went just fine is our son. So I met Rancho on Wednesday night in Philly. Did the show I did some old versus and freestyle some stuff over their music and then hopped into van with him and drove down North Carolina, and we did three shows that we can just on a whim just jumping. Let's do it. I was like. All right. Cool. Me And dolio met in ninety nine, a Penn state just in a cipher outside of a bar one night you know cats used decipher. Lifers but you.
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"And. I would love to still see senior housing show me your. Keeps Ryan Color. And if you get up on Wall No. Now facial upchurch wouldn't have had it. Any other way dance and physical movement also played a big part in the days events California based Graduate Student Michael Allays workshop moving through the lesson explored the importance of movement in hip hop pedagogy. I want to Event at a bottle as Roemer Son on Municipal ID above auditorium. So that was inside red velvet very very European savings so you can. Imagine how supposed to behavioral supposed to be. You're what you're supposed to do. Like a hip hop event in that space was already a little bit like it's like a hip hop in Harvard. It's your little bit of A. Little bit of tension. I for sure all the hit. Bob Denser points spin. Complied to that however what I saw the ad and he fought her completely remixed the replays fake and the purpose, and really made it there on the ciphers everywhere to discard ripples. There were just sitting on this state you work completely repurposing space. So maybe at least in hip-hop, there's went to challenge this theory of how speed controller body and agents right and. This means that. Student, Anti Comic. Traditional classroom. Traditional. While lady soul let a workshop in Jamaican dancehall and American hip hop dances African roots spoke about movement from a holistic almost spiritual perspective we have one body to live. And how we move through life says a lot about us and how we treat our bodies and how we interact with others. Just physically, is very important on so many levels whether it's in a battle whether it's on just being respectful and cordial to one another. And that's why me movement is utterly important. It's not just dance. It's how we live in our bodies. It's this connection to not only the mind and body, but the soul that was perhaps one of the larger takeaways from this conference. Though it receives pushback and right it's at least somewhat logical to see the benefits of hip hop to approve certain educational processes. What's even more surprising to some outside of the culture is how much opportunity there is US hip hop elements and associated art forms as Catharsis as a tool for healing. Presenter Dawn Marie Luna spoke about how technology can assist demonstrating the concept behind the break an APP designed to decrease mental health stigma and reduce daily stress. For Sherry. Trauma. Talking about. that. would. Be. Young. People. WHO Don't know how they handle that grief and hopefully this. Is Complete than the masses will have a little game and interactive game where they could learn about emotional intelligence. Components of hip hop. Again Youth will only there to listen but participate and poetry and rap influence sessions to discuss personal matters were extremely popular and well attended during the day demonstrated by how Lauren Jones kicked off her mental health workshop. Right now, this is a sex space. This is the same song with the attitude that we do do not feel like you have to be censored. This is all based on how you feel in this moment. What shared in this room? Stays in this. I don't want anyone to feel uncomfortable expressing or sharing whatever it is that they have on their chest right now. Three you do not have participate in any activity for stay if you feel uncomfortable or overwhelmed at any moment, feel free to the bathroom go get a quieter and you that some of these topics are very sensitive. So I want everyone to feel like they have. Free Reign of their emotions yes. Lastly how fun Funding. While a huge focus was on youth participation. This was a major conference aimed at showing hip hop is a valuable tool in any educators toolkit and the next generation of teachers in attendance were definitely feeling inspired. His graduate student Mazen Yussef giving his perspective. Yeah. So From Dearborn Michigan, right outside Detroit on the master student here Harvard School of Education studying. Learning teaching. Talk for a few years. Elementary School Middle School so I really really believe in the youth and I. took. A class shop church on the fall semester call racing hip hop education and I've always been interested in hip hop bikes never really saw action to to to to education till I had the people here who was fakers a lot people during amazing things and participation on the people need to know about this conference. I mean there's a lot of an invasion by creativity. A lot of genius as to be. Out There For nichelle Jackson and Tiffany Garcia students at Wellesley College. The fact it a full-fledged academe conference centered on hip hop was reverberating through the iconic holes of Harvard was indeed no worthy and spoke about what other educators should understand about the intersection of hip hop and education. I'M GONNA show, Jackson I'm a senior at Wellesley College. I'm here taking intro to hip hop studies course. One of our assignments was to go out to a hip hop event very like vague and open into right nothing. You learn about the space and do some interpretations about the Space Yeah. What do you think of when you think of hip hop and education in the same space Like conflict like when I came to the hip hop conference at Harvard. At Harvard was the conflict. Like. This kind of Buji Space and I think a lot of organizers here kind of like hinted towards it because when they mentioned harbor, they did it in English British like Joie, the accent. So everybody recognizes that they are. kind of like not oil and water like that. These spaces happened always gotten along. Hi Name is Sydney Garcia, and I'm a transfer Sophomore Wolsey College I came to the conference because I'm going to intern hopefully for this music streaming company called. Audio Mac in the summer and I've always chosen traditional pots like doctor or like businessperson I'm like, Hey I really.
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"Your daughters, your sons. To go see just a an incredible manifestation of community and love when it comes to and and talent and skill, and just enjoyment I love the event. I. I. Ask everyone who could possibly go to go I don't even know if I think it's free. Is it free? I don't even know it's always been free in the past I. Think it's free it's absolutely free. So there's no excuse hostal center for the arts and in the Bronx make sure you get there and enjoy this event. Secondly, if you're not New York City, maybe you're in Detroit we found hip hop presents a film discussion performance and Cypher events also celebrating. Women's history month the women in hip hop showcase. Now, we found hip hop has been doing this for a long time and traits out the pipe or Carter Nina pain There's going to be underperformers going on there. It's ten dollar ticket. It's free for museum members because it is being held at the Museum of African American history. At Three, Fifteen East Warren Avenue in. D. Choice. So again to amazing examples, there are probably more please if you know of more than you hear this or see this at me on twitter at manny faces manny FA C E S and I'll read tweet anything is happening about women either this weekend or tire month that has to do with women, girls and hip hop I will happily read sweet and talk. About on future future episodes of these videos, I'm just closing in on six minutes celeste hurry up because I said I wouldn't keep you very long and I also want to let you know about also a wonderful women oriented thing that's happening at the Cornell hip hop collection. This is a curation by Ben Ortiz the assistant curator at the Cornell Hip hop collection archives. More than reported images of black women from the Cornell hip hop archives from nineteen, seventy, two, thousand, and five being a hosted at the B. Two. CROCK. Library Chruch Library at Cornell University upstate new. York. A photographic exploration of black women from nine hundred, seventy, two, two, thousand, five RT selected over four hundred images from the hip hop archives diverse representation black woman from missy Elliot and Miss Jones. Janet. Jackson and Millie Jackson Queen Mother More to Queen Mother rage, and so much more of the exhibition up through six seven January March May June June seventh twenty twenty visiting hours of Monday to Friday from ten to four PM special Saturday viewing hours as well. Go to Cornell hip hop collection on instagram and you'll find more information about that shouts to bed or t use the assistant curator of the Cornell kiprop collection who I interviewed. On an episode of this podcast, hip hop can save America. So if you're interested in this sort of thing and not just archiving and Ben Ortiz and the Cornell hip hop collection but all things smart hip hop, intelligent hip hop innovative hip hop please subscribe to hip hop can save America the podcast it's on every major platform if you're listening to it.
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"Now the official title is the HIP Youth Research and activism conferences that right and. Right, that is coming up soon I attended last year by the way I am absolutely in awe of this event like I said at the beginning, it's very student driven in student led Beutel the people what it's all about. The packers is again, route transformative face when most the main FIS how in his lead biography young people. Who before becoming collaborate on conference didn't really know each other right. So they're coming from like in New York Connecticut New Jersey National I don't even faith and say these see the young folks who net through doing this work together. They're already coming within geographic, productive, social and cultural perspective perspective. They'll have different talents in different areas but they're coming together based on this idea of advocacy for marginalized communities working for social justice, not only through teaching and learning, but also through art and through community building This is this is generational Teachers are welcome. Community advocates are welcome activists high school through college students aren't. Allied. Space where young people are learning from me with each other and so high school and college students are really workshop the proposed workshop February fifteenth headline for proposals infiltrate proposing not only workshop to leave off the presentations it's admitting artwork. Again, it really is a very diverse basin trump perspectives and talents and interests, and again all rooted in working for social justice working for. In Education in society of course globally and in the space and digital in not in other words, social media, the communion he looks bill across again it is across the entire nation working with young people to do this work together to live each other Goal, because you're meeting I may nineteen twenty twenty records university across Jason These Graduate School of Education to being smeared together to learn from each other you engage with performance and often discussion in the interest of working towards a better world now. Thank you I, mean, those are great goals. I've I've seen it. I know that this is where we get real excited because we say no hip hop can do can do all these things like there's ways that hip hop can improve humanity in dozens of ways, activism bringing people together from disparate backgrounds and having them work together for common good like there's nothing I don't know. If there's anything better than hip hop at doing that. Well, we're a couple of the kind of things that happened last year that people can expect you know session wise or do you have anything that set yet or is it all just kinda see still for proposals in it? So the focus the theme for last year was art as a form of activism to improve..
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"There's a lot of skill building, but it's the ultimate goal. Really isn't so much about skill building. It's about connection and it's about building. I would say in the hip hop sense of building with someone creating community together doing something. Together that you can't do separately. That's the idea of building and it's about building global hip hop community. Yeah. From your perspective, why is hip hop particularly well suited for this kind of cultural diplomacy or cultural outreach and I, WanNa talk about some of the ways that this could be misconstrued or seen in a essentially negative way I. we'll get to that. But why do you think that? Hip Hop is actually well suited for it past the stereotypes of what a lot of people think of when I think of hip hop or even some of US within the culture. You know we we forget sometimes that there's so many great qualities within hip hop music and its associated culture. Why do you think hip hop is so well suited for this? Well, there are a couple of reasons. One I'll start with this that it's in every single country in the world an Iky actually tested this I tried to find a country where there's no hip hop and went through the list of United Nations, member nations, and I. I couldn't Google a phrase that had say Marissa's plus hip hop that came up with nothing and so on. I did the exact same thing. I didn't do own one, ninety five but I thought of that one day and I went to like the most obscure one on the list of the place that I hadn't even heard of Google. Then you're right. Exactly but isn't that is kind of mind blowing that there is not a single country in the world that. You could go to where you won't find hip hop. So first of all, it's just everyone's heard of it every their young people particular on every in every country of it. The other thing is that it's accessible so. There's lots of kinds of diplomacy. You can have sports diplomacy or You could have string quartets travel but as you know all, it takes to create hip hop is your own body. you don't need to spend any money if you have a voice if you ever body you and you can create hip hop. Slugger music that's why it's so widespread around the world just easiest game to play. Exactly. It's incredible just how how accessible it is and we could get into this but I've seen people who who have disabilities who can make hip hop. Do Amazing things, and So really it doesn't matter you have in terms of of wealth were privileged if you have a body invoice and an mind and creativity, you create hip hop right? Another thing is that the story of hypothesis. So compelling to people around the world, it's the basically the idea that people have about around the world, which is true but it's also. mythic. It's the story of young people with nothing creating something. And creating something powerful. That can change the World Rondo that appeals to people all around the world. So that's powerful and then one thing in particular is that it is known American birth. So. For the United States to engage in hip hop diplomacy is great because it's the way frankly of connecting with people around the world who might hate us except they might take everything about the US except for hip hop. Right so all those things together make it a really sensible choice for the State Department to run with Nasty said there are issues and potential problems than I do want to talk with you about it but just from. Yeah. The standpoint of the US using hip hop to promote the US right and. It's it's a no brainer everyone many more people have hip hop. Love the United States. Fair enough. It wasn't always a no brainer. I'm sure along the way saying it's been happening for a long time. But maybe when tried a formulas more of a? A unit by the next level initiative rather than these one offs, it probably met some. pushback. Oh, definitely, I've talked with the State Department people who were behind this and it took a while two, thousand, one, I mean hip hop. It was already hugely popular. You could make an argument that should have been doing this ten years before that. But. There was resistance you know for some people it was they didn't like hip hop or. Maybe. They're racist. that. There's that but even if we're being charitable and saying, okay people maybe people really like hip hop but they're still wary of trying to promote it as a tax payer funded program because they might be worried how this would play in Congress would people think it's frivolous and also mean at a time when I wasn't happening as much as it was not cut you off but you know in the nineties when they were. Congress. was actually taking an active role in the government was taken active role in trying to squash hip hop. And explicit lyrics and have traditionally taken a stance against the genre which gives a negative perception overall. So that's something that wasn't brand new know exactly in fact the research I did I was looking at what the media was saying about hip hop in two thousand one and there were polls out that asked people do you think hip hop percents that good image for young people and the majority of respondents said now so there is good reason for the State Department to be wary of putting its money to hip up. And of course, the counter to that is that there are amazing qualities within hip hop music and culture, and its practitioners talk about Tony Blackman who is revered in this work but the tons and tons of artists that have been traveling artists with the next level program. You Start Your book we can talk about your book as well but you start your book you talk with Franky Perez Right in the beginning to be boy frankie. Right. I interviewed frank for an another podcast that I used to I used to host I tell his story, an anecdote that he told me during that interview where the kid from Queens, be boy in you know dancing learning you know getting better than starts kind of traveling around the world competing all these things tells me how goes up to the Arctic? Somewhere, in the Arctic, some first persons indigenous community way north in Canada away from everything and of course, like you say, hip hop is everywhere and he's doing a workshop up there dancing workshop and he's telling me that he's not teaching dancing. Heals I'm, teaching self confidence. Because these young people that don't necessarily have feel like they can do these things in an after a workshop I've shown they could do something. So it's dancing. Yes. It's like you said the technical stuff, but it's so much more when you do this and one of the things it next level tout's as one of its main characteristics or main benefits is conflict resolution and it's fascinating. Can you explain a little bit on on how that's one of the first of all? You know what I'm talking about when I when I did The confidence building and the other aspects of hip hop in bring when applied this way. But conflict resolution is a big one that I don't think people can make again because you can be. conflict-filled. Probably. Yeah. Well, eater at first of all I, just WanNa amplify what you said about instilling and building confidence I've seen it every single time. I've gone one on one of these trips. Art is the powerful way of expressing yourself and when you have good teachers. You can really pull something out of someone a hidden strength that. They had and I've seen this over and over again now about conflict resolution, and actually we we've started to use the term conflict transformation. Because ideas that what we're doing is we don't go in and say, okay, there are two warring factions we're going to. We're going to battle it out near. You know we're GONNA peace in your country after this that's not what it's about the ideas that conflict exists in every society and.