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Frank Castle (B.U.T.T.E.R.)

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Frank Castle is an emcee representing New York City. He has collaborated with some top-notched MCs like Joell Ortiz and the legendary Kool G Rap. We will be talking about his super-lyrical and stimulating album entitled, “B.U.T.T.E.R.”   iTunes: Here is a chronological list of the songs played on the episode. Click the links to purchase.…

Substantial (The Past Is Always Present In The Future)

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Substantial is Maryland native emcee. He has collaborated with a long list of artists such as the legendary Godfather of Hip Hop, Kool Herc, Bootsy Collins, all-star rockers Gene Simmons & Bruce Kulick of KISS, Oddisee, CunninLynguists, and that’s just to name a few. He has also worked with brands such as, Ford Motor Company, Amazon, UBER…

K. Bishop (Freedom)

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K. Bishop is an MC, representing the island of Trinidad and Tobago. We will be talking about his invigorating, socially conscious, and provocative new EP entitled, “FREEDOM”   Click here to visit K. Bishop’s website.   iTunes: Here is a chronological list of the songs played on the episode. Click the links to purchase. Shackles & Chains…

The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America

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Richard Rothstein, who is a leading authority on housing policy, explodes the myth that America’s cities came to be racially divided through de facto segregation―that is, through individual prejudices, income differences, or the actions of private institutions like banks and real estate agencies. Rather, in his book, The Color of Law, without-a-doubt makes clear that…

Hello Tomorrow (Hallelujah)

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Today, I’m talking with D. Focis, who is a Detroit-based MC/producer/engineer. With his partner Tone Beatz, they form the duo called, Hello Tomorrow. We will be talking to him about their new project entitled, Hallelujah. iTunes: Here is a chronological list of the songs played on the episode. Click the links to purchase. For Kalief (SoundCloud) Special…

Black Wall Street: From Riot to Renaissance in Tulsa’s Historic Greenwood District

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Early in the twentieth century, the black community in Tulsa, Oklahoma, located in the “Greenwood District”- became frequently referred to as “The Black Wall Street of America”. Legal segregation forced blacks to do business among themselves. As a result, the Greenwood district prospered as dollars circulated within the black community. But fear and jealousy grew…

Kay B Brown (Story 2 Tell)

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Kay B Brown is an MC, representing Chattanooga, Tennessee. We will be talking about his inspirational and riveting new EP entitled, “Story 2 Tell” iTunes: Here is a chronological list of the songs played on the episode. Click the links to purchase. Travel Chapter 24 Understanding The Education of Coop & Kay The Golds Mentioned on…

STL GLD (Torch Song)

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Moe Pope is an indie hip-hop artist, songwriter and contemporary painter. Among many of his honors, he received Best Hip-Hop Artist from the Boston Music Awards for both 2012 & 2013. As a lyricist, Pope chronicles the stories of his life and his community by touching upon subjects like fatherhood, relationships, and the human condition. The…

Southern Insurgency: The Coming of the Global Working Class (Wildcat)

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“Southern Insurgency”, uncovers new forms of worker organization in India, South Africa, and China. With the decline of the trade union movement in the West, he shows how workers here can learn to combat globalized industrial capitalism in ambitious, militant and creative ways and develop new forms of solidarity and struggle.   Amazon: Click link…

CashUs King (CHURCH)

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Today I’m talking with Cashus King, FKA Co$$. CashUs King is an MC hailing from Leimert Park, which is on the South Westside of Los Angeles. He has collaborated with phenomenal music artists like, Ras Kass, Planet Asia, Blu, Yamin Semali, Denmark Vessey, Aloe Blacc, and many more. We are going talk about his official second album…

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