"....Rapper Young City has been arrested for an armed robbery charge he picked up as a juvenile.....Police continued to hold the rapper (born Kevin Barnes) after discovering he was wanted for armed robbery in Baltimore, Maryland."
Mario News: He is OPENING shows for Bow Wow....WOW! (is that a step up or down?) and he has 2 new movies coming out later this year.
"I've got to do my own thing, I'm not coming out of the '40s or '50s, so it'd be wrong to pretend," states Gilchrist. "I see myself as a child of the hip-hop nation. Hip-hop doesn't have a deep instrumental voice in its thing right now, and we need to represent in that vein. And we're not going to be all apologetic for being overly heady. Hip-hop as a culture has grown up a little now and the musical part of the culture has to grow and expand with it. I see the music I'm doing as representing that 'cause it's where I'm from."
In traditional West African culture the Griot (Gree-o) served the role as an oral historian, who in the great tradition of Eshu-elebara (The Signifying Monkey) was uniquely empowered to interpret the history of the people as the primary keeper of that history. The Griot was valued both for his capacity to remember and to deliver that history to the convening masses in a way that could hold them in rapture for hours. The tradition of the Griot is one of the critical links that Hip-hop artists have to West African culture.
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