INTERVIEW: Chuck D Talks about Fear Of A Black Planet (20TH ANNIVERSARY Q&A)


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VIDEO: HIP HOP | Public Enemy – Get Up Stand Up Featuring Brother Ali OFFICIAL VIDEO


http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_profilepage&v=cogepHX5uTU

Published on 10 Mar 2013

The official video from Public Enemy for the song ‘Get Up Stand Up’ Featuring Brother Ali.
Get Evil vs Heroes now http://j.mp/12GXIKa

Get Up Stand Up
Produced by: Gary G-Wiz
Written by: Chuck D, Brother Ali & Gary G-Wiz

Get Up Stand Up (The Video)
Directed by David C. Snyder
Produced by Carl Ryder & David C. Snyder
Additional Photography by Rynda Laurel

Lyrics:

(ChuckD first verse)
THIS SONG DON’T GIVE A DAMN
IF THE RHYMES DON’T FIT
IF THE DJ QUIT
THIS SONG
DON’T GIVE A DAMN
IF YOU CAN’T SING TO DANCE TO IT
CAN’T ROMANCE TO IT
THIS SONG AIN’T ARROGANT
IF YOU DON’T TRY IT
BUY IT
IF YOUR RADIO DENY IT
DON’T CARE BOUT WHAT WHO GOT
WHAT’S COOL ON TV
OR WHAT SPOTS HOT I FORGOT
I AIN’T MAD AT EVOLUTION
BUT I STAND FOR REVOLUTION
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH
SOMEBODY STAND UP

GET UP, STAND UP,
GET UP, STAND UP

(Brother Ali verse)
THIS TRACK AINT ASKING YOU A DAMN THING
NOT THE BRAND NAME BOTTLE WITH YOUR CHAMPAGNE
NOT WHERE YOU LAND YOUR PRIVATE AIRPLANE
HOW MANY BLOOD DIAMONDS SHINING IN THAT CHAIN?
HOW MUCH COMPROMISE IS TIED TO THAT FAME?
HOW MANY MORE TIMES WE GOTTA HEAR THAT LAME
LINE IM INSPIRING THEM
TO DO WHAT? ROLL BETTER WEED AND GET HIGHER THAN THEM ?
FEED THE NEEDY GREEDY ASS FIRE IN THEM?
BE THE SAME DAMN DOG BUT TO FINER WOMEN?
THEY GONNA TELL ME THAT IM PREACHING TO THE CHOIR THAN IM
SURE THEY RIGHT BUT IM TRYING TO LIGHT A FIRE IN THEM
CAUSE I WAS RAISED BY THE ENEMY
AND EVER SINCE THEN THATS BEEN MY IDENTITY
SO IM TRYING TO GIVE BACK WHATS WAS GIVEN ME
TRUTH TOLD DELIVERY IS MY TENDENCY
YOUTH FOLD TO THE SPIRIT OF MY ENERGY
BOTTOM OF MY FEET IS SOMETHING THAT YOULL NEVER SEE
THATS CAUSE IM STANDING SINGING THE ANTHEM
FIST ON MY HAND, AND A LIST OF DEMANDS AND
WHEN THEY HEAR THIS MIGHT PISS IN THEIR PANTS AND
TRY TO GET THE CHILDREN TO NOT LISTEN TO THE MAN
BUT THE MIGHTY PE IS WHAT BIRTHED ALI
SO WHAT YOU GONNA THINK COME AFTER ME?
CHUCK D

GET UP, STAND UP

(ChuckD second verse)
OCCUPY IF YOU DENIED
PROTEST SONGS CAUSE I SEE WRONG
MOST OF MY HEROES STILL DONT APPEAR ON NO STAMP
SO I RANT EVEN WHEN THEY SAY I CAN’T
(PAUSE)
I RISE AGAINST
RAGE AGAINST
HOPE I DONT END UP BEING THE SAME THING IM FIGHTING AGAINST
HENCE
I WINCE NEVER ON THE FENCE
SINCE THEY THINK THE MASSES POWERLESS
I AIN’T ON NOBODY’S POWER LIST
I BALL MY FIST W MY AUDIENCE
I RAISE MY FIST W MY AUDIENCE LIKE THIS
LIKE THIS

GET UP, STAND UP,
GET UP, STAND UP

(ChuckD third verse)
GOT SO MUCH TO SHOUT ABOUT
WHAT THE 1% IS GETTIN OUT
RECESSION DEPRESSION DESPERATION DUE
NEVER HAVE SO MANY BEEN SCREWED BY SO FEW
CHEAPEST PRICE IS TO PAY ATTENTION
NO NEED TO DUMB DOWN TO WHAT I MENTION
NO NEED TO YOUNG DOWN HOW I MENTION
IN SPANISH PORTUGUESE ENGLISH FRENCH AND
NO SATISFACTION
LISTEN TO THE WORLD REACTION

GET UP, STAND UP,

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DOCUMENTARY: PLANET ROCK: THE STORY OF HIP HOP & THE CRACK GENERATION (FULL VIDEO)


Snoop Dogg

Snoop Dogg (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Planet Rock

Planet Rock: The Story of Hip-Hop and the Crack Generation (TV 2011)

A look at the rise of crack cocaine in urban America in the 1980s and it’s influence on popular culture, especially in hip-hop music.

Narrated by Ice T

This documentary focused on the cocaine generation to the crack generation. It seemed that young African Americans living in poverty had no choice but to get involved in illegal drugs, either as users and/or as dealers. At first it seemed to be a cool and sexy drug, but then people start to get burned out and problems start. This film took a surprising turn when they focused on the law enforcement and political side to the story. For many, hip hop was the only way out of the drug game. They do focus a lot on the hip hop side and they go in depth about what they are rapping about. Many hip hop artists were drug dealers and now they rap about their past experiences. Most are still stuck in the drug game and have no way out besides jail or death. You get interviews from Ice-T, Snoop Dogg, Pepa, Too $hort, Freeway Ricky Ross, Azie, B-Real, RZA, Raekwon, and more. This documentary makes me think back on my favorites songs and I can find some hidden messages from artists such as KRS-One, Rakim, Ice-T, Kurtis Blow, Kool Moe Deep, LL Cool J, and more. This film was interesting and fun and I recommend it to anyone who is interested or ignorant about hip hop and black culture.

Featuring:

Too $hort
Michelle Alexander

B-Real
Mary Barr
Todd Boyd
Paul Butler

Cheo Hodari Coker

Barry Michael Cooper

Chuck D.

Sandra ‘Pepa’ Denton

Snoop Dogg
Azie Faison Jr.
Paul Foster

Nelson George
Michael Isikoff
Donald James
Harry Levine
Dan Lungren

Melle Mel
Betty Moore
Ethan Nadelmann

Richard Price
Raekwon
Freeway Ricky Ross

RZA
Malik Spellman
Robert Stutman

Ahmir-Khalib Thompson
Terry Williams
Corene Wilson

English: Mug shot of Snoop Dogg.

English: Mug shot of Snoop Dogg. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

VIDEO| Classic Piano House & Rave LIVEmash up by Davos feat. Njoi, Strings of Life, Prodigy


Who needs a DJ when you have such talent in the building, big ups to Ben who sent us this one.

  1. Davos – Jazzy Ja= m
  2. NJoi – Anthem
  3. Rhythm is Rhythm – Strings of Life
  4. Let Me Be Your Fantasy – Baby D
  5. You’re gonna Miss Me When I’m Gone -Turntable Orchestra
  6. Jinny – Keep Me Warm
  7. Electric Choc – Shock the Beat
  8. Soft House Company – What You Need
  9. Sterling Void – Runaway Girl mashed with
  10. K-Klass – Show Me love
  11. Prodigy – Your Love
  12. Selector – Move Your Body mashed
  13. Kaos – Definition of Love

VIDEO: Bilal Speaks About Robert Glasper + Sydney Gig Info (Sun June 10)


Bilal describes his experience working with the Robert Glasper Experiment.

‘Black Radio’ the new album from Robert Glasper Experiment is in stores now:

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Niche Productions presents Future Now feat. The Robert Glasper Experiment, Jose James & Taylor McFerrin

Sun 10th June (Queen’s Bday Weekend) – Oxford Art Factory – Sydney

Niche Productions presents a cross-genre, cross-generational bill for the June long weekend featuring the future of Jazz, Soul and Electronic music. Whilst all three artists have a deep affinity and spiritual association with Jazz, they all refuse to be pigeonholed and on Sunday 10th June, all preconceived notions about ‘what Jazz is and what Jazz isn’t’ are going to be blown out of the water.

The Robert Glasper Experiment makes its debut appearance in Australia off the back of their incredible new album Black Radio, which is out now on Blue Note (and debuted at #1 on the Australian iTunes Jazz Charts). Featuring a host of incredible guest vocalists and personnel, Black Radio is a concept that comes from Yassin Bey aka Mos Def (who contributes the album’s title track) who wonders why, if the Black Box is the only thing that survives a plane crash, do they not make the whole plane out of its material? Glasper himself is in a class of his own behind the keys and when joined by vocalists like Erykah Badu and Bilal as well as newcomers King and Chrisette Michelle, shines even brighter (if that’s possible). Nothing is predictable about a Robert Glasper Experiment performance and Australian audiences are about to get their very first taste. Watch a recent performance on David Letterman here

Jose James is equally hard to pinpoint, having released songs from the classic American songbook for Verve as well as fully-blown beat collaborations with Flying Lotus, Moodyman and Basement Jaxx. His debut album The Dreamer was a throwback to the classic-cool-quintet albums like Kind Of Blue and was followed quickly by Black Magic (both on Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood label), which featured the aforementioned heavyweight collabs, leaning more on a Marvin Gaye/Leon Ware I Want You modus operandi. His new album No Beginning, No End will be available in 2012 and promises his heaviest lineup of players yet (Richard Spaven, Pino Palladino, anyone?). Enjoy a taste of the first single Trouble here

Taylor McFerrin returns to Australia after appearing recently with Shabazz Palaces in select shows around Oz. The one-man band (and son of Bobby) combines an incredible beatbox vocal ability, range, production prowess and gift for electronics… the apple does not fall far from the tree. Signed to Brainfeeder, McFerrin’s debut album is in the works. On his own he is mind-blowing, when he collaborates with his two fellow artists he truly embodies the spirit of Jazz: to improvise, innovate and entertain. Watch and learn http://youtu.be/aQJqHEIxBW8?t=4m43s

Niche Productions could not be more proud to bring Sydney this ridiculously well-matched triple bill. A culmination of all of our influences on stage for one night only, Future Now is three artists who have consistently created some of the best moments of their genre and who have not even reached their peak. Join us for something truly special this June.

Niche Productions presents Future Now featuring Robert Glasper Experiment, Jose James & Taylor McFerrin + special guests DJs Cian (Conch Records – NZ) & Huwston

http://www.moshtix.com.au/event.aspx?id=55721
Sunday June 10th – Oxford Art Factory – Sydney
Tickets: http://www.moshtix.com.au – on sale Wednesday 21st March