I saw this on my Facebook timeline earlier. Beautiful presentation visually, sonically, and lyrically–no qualms here.
Bonus: A tribute mixtape to George Jackson that I found on the same website. Very well put together, I highly recommend giving it a listen.
From the article’s description:
We’ll start our Black August celebration a little early this year by re-posting our 2006 George Jackson FreeMix Radio Mixtape. This mixtape features DC-area artists and activists reading portions of Jackson’s work and a bunch of good music from folks like Public Enemy, Dead Prez, Blitz, Hasan Salaam, Asheru, Head-Roc, Black United Front, Wise Intelligent, Immortal Technique, Mos Def, Lil’ Wayne, RZA, Ghostface Killah, and many more. We also borrowed of few minutes from the classic Freedom Archives audio documentary Prisons on Fire: George Jackson, Attica and Black Liberation and a Bay Area television documentary (below) Day of the Gun.
Once again Sean ‘Puffy’ Combs has been implicated as being behind the murder of Tupac Shakur. No intel as to when this is dropping or if Puffy will ever speak on these strong accusations from retired LAPD detective Greg Kading.
via Huff Post
Based on his three years working the cases, Kading claims that Sean “Diddy” Combs hired Crips gang member Duane Keith “Keffe D” Davis to kill Shakur and his manager, Marion Hugh “Suge” Knight, for $1 million. He alleges that on the night of Sept. 7, 1996, Keffe D’s nephew, Orlando “Baby Lane” Anderson, pulled the trigger. Only Shakur was killed.
Subway slashings has Bratton in full Nazi Germany mode.
The New York Police Department is considering banning repeat offenders who commit crimes from using the city’s transit systems. But how legal is the plan and who is most likely to be affected by it? RT’s Anya Parampil and Emmy Award-winning media and legal analyst “Lionel” hash it out.
Somebody get Stacy Dash on the phone.
via Hollywood Reporter
Birth came to Sundance with big expectations, with many major buyers seeing it as an Oscar contender, especially given the controversy surrounding the past two years of #OscarsSoWhite hashtags. Parker, 36, quit acting for two years to realize the passion project that he wrote, produced, directed and toplined. He put in $100,000 of his own money to fly around the country to talk to anyone who might want to finance it. A dozen investor groups — which included former NBA player Michael Finley and San Antonio Spurs star Tony Parker — cobbled together the film’s $10 million budget.
Just as the world-premiere Sundance Film Festival screening of The Birth of a Nation was about to end on Monday, filmmaker and star Nate Parker snuck out of the Eccles Center theater and into a side room.
Gangsta Gibbs jumps on the heater from Yeezy and Kendrick and gives them a both a run for their money on what he renamed “Cocaine Parties in L.A.”
I guess these guys were really bout that life.
Authorities arrested Ammon Bundy, leader of the armed protesters who took over a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon, and several of his followers in a traffic stop Tuesday, officials said.
One of the occupiers — LaVoy Finicum — was killed during the arrest, a law enforcement official said.
The official said when two vehicles were stopped, everyone obeyed orders to surrender except for two people: Finicum and Bundy’s brother, Ryan Bundy.
Shots were fired, but it’s not known who fired first, the official said. The official said Ryan Bundy was injured.