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Black Thought Delivers His Most Powerful Verse Ever, In Tribute To Trayvon Martin (Video)

Black Thought is at the top of his game, and he knows it. His first solo project, the 9th Wonder & Soul Council-produced Streams Of Thought, Vol. 1, has garnered critical acclaim, including from AFH. At a time when Tariq Trotter says he feels as though he has never been... Read more

The 1st Peak At The Trayvon Martin Film Is A Powerful Look At The Movement He Launched

JAY-Z is in the midst of promoting his joint album EVERYTHING IS LOVE with his wife Beyoncé. The couple is currently on their On The Run 2 Tour this summer. However, at the same time, the legendary Brooklyn, New York MC is continuing his political initiatives to spread awareness of... Read more

Eminem For President. A New Freestyle Leaves No Debate (Audio)

In the late 1990s, Eminem made an incredible entrance to mainstream Hip-Hop through showing the world—especially pop culture the humor and the error in itself. The Detroit, Michigan MC has since gone on to release diamond certified albums, win Grammy Awards, and become one of the most impactful rappers of... Read more

The LOX Turn The Table On Police Brutality With An Important Question (Audio)

The LOX are known for straight to the jugular hardcore Hip-Hop for the last 20-plus years. However, Jadakiss, Styles P, and Sheek Louch have always seemingly known when to set aside the bully-raps for important, insightful messages. Songs like "Why?" and "The Life" showed depth to these MCs, who could... Read more

Kemba Argues a New Black Theory While Still Seeking Answers (Video)

As with any social-justice movement, there are cultural takeaways that come to represent the modern-day civil rights movement in searingly visual ways. For generations past, images of police dogs, water hoses, and segregated water fountains are markers signifying a time and place during which struggle for equality was forcibly constricted... Read more

Aloe Blacc Remembers Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin, Paris & More This Christmas (Video)

Aloe Blacc has released a stunning and powerful video for his song, "Merry Christmas Mr. Brown." The song is a wistful reflection about a number of the tragic losses that have become emblazoned in our minds over the last few years. Specifically, he pays tribute to Michael Brown, Eric Garner,... Read more

Kendrick Lamar Gets Deeply Personal in New Interview. Says He Is Trayvon Martin.

President Barack Obama appeared on Marc Maron's podcast "WTF with Marc Maron" and spoke on the enduring racism prevalent in this country and, in a breathtakingly powerful statement, said "It's not just a matter of it not being polite to say n***** in public." Throughout his tenure as president, race... Read more

Once Again It’s On: Ice Cube’s AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted Rings True At 25

A quarter of a century ago today (May 16, 1990), Ice Cube released his solo debut. AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted signaled his post-N.W.A. career, and the acrimonious split left fans eager to hear Cube's perspective. However, what those supporters received was more dynamic than one man's tale of anger and revenge,... Read more

Nipsey Hussle Uses Gangsta Rap As An Indictment Of The Court’s Double Standards (Audio)

Nipsey Hussle has announced that he will release an album, Mailbox Money, before year's end (December 20 to be exact). The California MC sets the project up with "50 Niggaz." The song looks at the 2013 acquittal of George Zimmerman for the murder of Trayvon Martin, and compares it to... Read more

Nipsey Hussle & Kobe Bryant Speak At Trayvon Martin’s Peace Walk & Peace Talk (Video)

In the wake of the tragedy of Trayvon Martin's death over two years ago, the family of the young man hosted a "Peace Walk & Peace Talk" in Los Angeles through the Trayvon Martin Foundation that was created in memory of their son. The event itself was graced with the... Read more

Shut ‘Em Down: DMX & George Zimmerman Boxing Match Canceled After Protest

Last week, it was announced that acquitted murderer George Zimmerman would battle rapper/actor DMX in the boxing ring for a three-round, refereed fight. X immediately hyped the event, forecasting that he would not only beat up the former Florida resident, but would urinate on the man responsible for the death... Read more

Jay-Z and Beyonce Attend Trayvon Martin Rally (Video)

Jay-Z took time out in between concerts with Justin Timberlake to attend a rally with Beyonce in support of Trayvon Martin. Check out the footage of the first couple of entertainment paying their respects below. Related: Jay-Z Performs Picasso Baby (Video)... Read more

Raheem DeVaughn – Trigga Man (Travyon Martin Tribute) ft Styles P

Raheem DeVaughn has released a tribute to Trayvon Martin which features a guest verse from Style P. Here's Trigga Man. Related: Young Jeezy – It’s a Cold World (Trayvon Martin Tribute) (Audio)... Read more

Fruitvale Station Trailer (Video)

As painful as it will be, please see this film. Remember Oscar Grant III. Remember Trayvon Martin. Let there be no more.... Read more

Behind the scenes look at the making of the Trayvon Martin tribute featuring Yasiin Bey (pka Mos Def) and Dead Prez (Video)

Here's a behind the scenes look at the making of a Trayvon Martin tribute that's being done by Yasiin Bey (pka Mos Def) and Dead Prez. The song will be called Made You Die and is set to the track from Nas' Made You Look. Check out the video below.... Read more

Reflections on Trayvon Martin (Playlist) and a petition to prosecute his killer.

I've been searching for a song to capture my feelings around the senseless killing of Trayvon Martin and lack of prosecution of his killer but I haven't found one. It's probably because I have a multitude of emotions ranging from rage to sorrow to reflection. Here are some songs that... Read more