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ANTHONY VALADEZ 2014 SUMMER MIX: SEE HIM LIVE IN SF THIS SUNDAY!

by Zatoon

Move over “The Do Over”, Mixologi is the next level curating creative projects that surrounds diversity and the art form of music. THIS SUNDAY, 6 DJ’s will be spinning in San Francisco’s very own The Phoenix Hotel. Go and check out the diverse group of professionals, creatives , friends, family, good music and better company and […]

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Lupe Fiasco – Words I Never Said ft. Skylar Grey

by Zatoon

The visuals in this political-driven track such as this one in which Lupe tackles some of the biggest hot button issues around the world. Truthfully speaking, it certainly resonates with current events in the Middle East.. Shots of Lupe in prison with footage from 9/11 and the Gaza Strip. The MC certainly isn’t shy about […]

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ZATOON’S THROWBACK THURSDAY MV: “GET BY” BY TALIB KWELI

by Zatoon

“We commute to computersSpirits stay mute while you eagles spread rumorsWe survivalists, turned to consumers To get by.. just to get by Just to get by, just to get by” So the week is almost over and your either reminiscing about the carefree golden days or your upcoming weekend plans. Whatever it is, hold in […]

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THIS SATURDAY: THE 18TH ANNUAL URBAN YOUTH ARTS FESTIVAL!

by Zatoon

A lot of people know the 4 main elements of hip hop: MC, Breaking, DJ, and Graffiti but we all forget that fifth one…Knowledge. Hip hop cannot survive without educating and teaching the youth the origins of hip hop roots. That is why I am proud to share Precita Park’s Urban Youth Arts Festival (UYA) still […]

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THE GREEN SEED DEBUTS “JUDE LAW” (Video)

by Zatoon

Alabama hip-hop group The Green Seed’s upcoming debut Drapetomania, to be released next Tuesday. The foursome hip hop crew consists of R-Tist and C.O.M.P.L.E.T as the emcees and DJ duo FX and Jeff C from Birmingham, Alabama released their new song “Jude Law“,  from The Green Seed’s upcoming debut Drapetomania, to be released July 15 on Communicating Vessels. “Jude Law” crosses the cinematic bombast of Madvillainy-era […]

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Souls of Mischief & Snoop Dogg Tell A West Coast Love Story (Video)

by Zatoon

One of 2014?s more anticipated albums appears to be Souls Of Mischief’s There Is Only Now. Opio, Tajai, A-Plus, and Phesto spent last year celebrating 20 years of 93 ‘Til Infinity, with a tour, a box set, and a lot of much-deserved attention from the former Jive Records sensations. It’s been 5 years since Souls of Mischief dropped Montezuma’s […]

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T SHIRT TUESDAYS PRESENTS: THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES TEE

by Zatoon

Last week’s The City of Chicago was mobbin with Al Capone but lets truck on over to give the west coast mob some love! Where the days are hot and the beaches shine, comes The City of Los Angeles. From the uprising of Eazy E, Tupac, Ice Cube, and Snoop Dogg comes a different era of hip hop with raw beats […]

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Offical Trailer ‘Finding Fela’ To Begin Its North American Theatrical Run In August

by Zatoon

Finding Fela, the documentary from Academy Award-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney which Okayafrica/Okayplayer co-produced alongside Jigsaw Productions and Knitting Factory Entertainment, will begin its North American theatrical run in August.  Watch it below and scroll on for a list of North American theatrical dates. The Finding Felasoundtrack, which includes 17 of Fela’s classic tracks plus a never-before released live version of “Colonial Mentality” […]

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CRUEL THERAPY ALBUM DROPS THIS WEEK

by Zatoon

Cross collaborations are the best. Especially when Edgar Wallis and Fortified Mind joined forces with two dope producers Dienst&Schulter from Germany, Cologne. Their eccentric blend of ol school drum lines, turntable scratches, and lyrical illness created what they are now, Cruel Therapy. Their album entitled “Cruel Therapy” was just released  four days ago and the hip hop creative process took about […]

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T SHIRT TUESDAYS PRESENTS: THE CITY OF CHICAGO TEE

by Zatoon

“Don’t mistake my kindness for my weakness. I am kind to everyone, but when someone is unkind to me, weak is not what you are going to remember about me!” comes one of the most infamous quotes from Alphonse Gabriel “Al” Capone back when he was running Chicago during the prohibition years. Migrating from The City […]

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