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If Ma$e kicked in the door during his move from the world of Hip Hop to the world of the church, Bushwick Bill, of Geto Boys fame has just come through the window.
The emcee that used to walk around with a Chucky (think Child's Play) mask has found a new path in life and has gone public with it.
At the Urban Gospel Alliance industry mixer in Houston on Oct. 9, Bushwick shocked the crowd with testimony and a performance from a new project he's working on. According to the EUR report, Bill announced that he is no longer recording secular music and has given his life to Christ.
He also previewed some new tracks from a Holy Hip Hop album he’s working on. The experience left a lasting impression on many of the mixer attendees.
"It was awesome to hear his testimony and to know that he can affect many lives in the secular community because he is so well known," stated UGA Houston Chapter Rep Charrise Barron. "It's an exceptional start for his holy hip hop career - and it made our event extra special."
FROM THE CREATORS OF THE SOURCE:
Hip Hop Weekly Arrives At National Newsstands And Supermarkets This Week!
New Magazine's Innovative, Oversized Format Explodes With the Latest News, Photos and Features on the Entire Hip Hop Culture
What's the deal with the new GOLD BOTTLES?
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Just When Cristal got kicked out of the party, Hip-hop fixture Branson B. was rolling out his own champagne. So where are his famous friends now? Hey, it's just business.
Will .......better yet......should hip hop support?
Hip-Hop Mogul, DIC Seek Ways to Help Africa with Diamonds
Hip-Hop producer and entrepreneur Russell Simmons will go on a fact finding mission to Africa next month, looking for ways to benefit the continent through diamonds. He is joined by the industry’s Diamond Information Center (DIC).
Simmons will visit South Africa and Botswana November 26 - December 4, and explore how to leverage his diamond business, Simmons Jewelry Company, to improve educational and economic conditions in distressed African communities.
Simmons Jewelry is a joint venture with M. Fabrikant & Sons, established in early 2004. The company marketed a number of lines of diamond jewelry, promoted as conflict free. A certain percentage of the proceeds were reportedly was used to benefit communities effected by the diamond trade.
The 39th Annual Milton S. Eisenhower Symposium is well under way. I was skimming the paper yesterday after noon and found out that activist and poet Afeni Shakur was scheduled to speak last week. BUMMER! If I would of known in advance, I surely would have attended. I know that her talk, "Remember Me: The Living Legacy of Tupac Shakur", was awesomely thought provoking. The remaining speakers and topics include:
>> Nov. 2. "Surviving a Disaster and Providing for Children of Lesser Fortune," presented by supermodel Petra Nemcova.
>> Nov. 9. "Bringing Truth in the Form of Hip-Hop," performed by hip-hop artist Immortal Technique at the Great Hall in Levering.
All events are free and open to the public. For more information, call Arash Massoudi, MSE Symposium publicity chairman, at 850-445-1948 or visit www.jhu.edu/mse.
OPINION Hip-Hop Regional Report: Breakout Artists Abound in the Mid-Atlantic (October 26, 2006 by Adam Hoff )
RFC Interview: Spank Rock
"Baltimore Club" or "Baltimore Gutter" has actually become big across the country (at least in the underground scene), growing up did you ever in your wildest dreams think your city would become known for a musical movement?
"Baltimore club music has always been a big influence in my life and I'm not surprised that the sound is finally putting the city on the map. Rod Lee, Dukeyman, Scottie B, Samir and others are great producers and the music is addicting. I actually created the term Bmore Gutter music for a song I made for the Gutter Music mix, but If you call Club music gutter music in Bmore I doubt anyone will know what the fuck you're talking bout. Club music is what it is. Baltimore Club music."
One Mom Counters Hip-Hop by CLH
Please read the whole article.....Big Ups to JaHipster for being so revolutionary.
Maybe it will take women -- specifically black women, as exemplified by one columnist -- to end hip-hop's degradation of women and glorification of materialism and violence. In yesterday's Washington Post, Lonnae O'Neal Parker writes why she gave up on hip-hop and how she's teaching her daughters to do the same.
In Baltimore, spoken-word poet Tonya Maria Matthews, aka JaHipster, is launching her own "Groove Squad." The idea is to get together a couple dozen women to go to clubs prepared to walk off the dance floor en masse if the music is openly offensive or derogatory. "There's no party without sisters on the dance floor," she told me.
The WIRE gives a boost to the Baltimore hip-hop scene
Do you see any difference?
Aging rappers face name change
Some day, 'Young This,' 'Young That' may no longer apply.........
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