Now you know I’ve been saying all year that 2013 is the year of conscious/socially aware HipHop and it certainly has been. Well The White Mandingos just turned it up a notch by resurrecting Revolutionary Rap with their new single “Mandingo Rally”. This is a deep song that aggressively addresses the negative things in HipHop and entertainment that are “Tainting” and Polluting the mentality of the black youth…(and the not so youthful). Murs really put that pen to the pad on this joint 4sho and the beat produced by Ingrid Campos fits the energy, craziness and madness of the issues that Murs is touching on perfectly. This joint has that Rage Against The Machine, Public Enemy feel to it especially with that vocal sample loop of Bad Brains reggae joint “Rally ‘Round Jah Throne in the beat, I can definitely hear Chuck Dee or Zack de la Rocha spitting some politically charged bars over this beat!
Peep the description of The White Mandingos and the Mandingo Rally below!
Here’s the video for “Mandingo Rally” from the White Mandingos, the band had this to say:
“‘Mandingo Rally’ is a sonic rally organized by The White Mandingos (AKA Murs, Darryl Jenifer and Sacha Jenkins SHR). Inside of this rally, Cali rap killer Murs (AKA Tyrone White) drops Jewels for you to find. But once you find them, he snatches them right back. Because you have to earn these jewels. Murs rocks like a flamethrower atop a beat sicker than Leather Face. Breezy, Weezy, Jeezy, Cheezy–all of y’all best protect ya neck.”
Gary Turner Is Making Aluminum BMX Frames!!
Gary Turner has been on roll since his return to building BMX frames! For his latest set of frames, Gary decided to use some 6061 Aluminum as his material of choice. He also chose the popular cruiser sizes for his aluminum line so you’ll be able to get on in your choice of 24″, 26″ or 29″. You know we love those 24″ bikes so we featured the Gary turner 24″ Aluminum frame on this post.
Peep the Stats:
“Gary Turner BMX is moving forward with it’s 2018 line up. T6 6061 aluminum cruiser frames built in house at the Gary Turner Factory. Each frame is hand crafted and heat treated. We took our chromoly geometry and converted it to aluminum.”
–1-1/8 CUP STYLE head tube
-21.850″ Top Tube Length
-12.400″ Seat Mast height
-EURO Bottom Bracket
-V Brake mounts
-1.500″ diameter top tube
-1.500″ diameter down tube
-.750″ diameter chain and seat stays
-1 1/8 diameter seat mast
-(28.6 seat clamp and 25.4 seat post)
-Seat Mast angle is 69
-head tube is 72
Fore more info visit gt1972.com
Artist/Illustrator Lance Tooks Talks About His Latest Projects
Earlier this year I caught up with artist/illustrator/writer Lance Tooks at the 5th Annual Black Comic Book festival at the Schomburg Center in Harlem. He flew in from Madrid to setup a booth and showcase his awesome works at the event. Lance gave me quick update to the many projects he’s working on in this clip like his Thelonious Monk Biography, His graffic novel “Theug Midwife” and his “Lucifer’s Garden Of Verses” book series.
About Lance Tooks:
“Lance Tooks has been drawing all his life. A former assistant editor at Marvel Comics, his artwork has since appeared in more than 100 television commercials, films and music videos. He has self-published the comic books “Danger Funnies” (co-published with Cry For Dawn), Divided by Infinity and Muthafucka. He also illustrated The Black Panthers for Beginners, written by Herb Boyd. He has contributed to a Hurricane Katrina benefit comic, as well as to the Graphic Classics line of books, adapting the works of Edgar Allan Poe, Mark Twain, Robert Louis Stevenson and Ambrose Bierce. He recently completed “Narcissa”, his first graphic novel for Random House/Doubleday (recently translated for publication in Spain) and a four volume series entitled “Lucifer’s Garden of Verses” for NBM. He has also contributed to the Graphic Novel anthologies, The Beats (Hill and Wang) in collaboration with author Harvey Pekar, Studs Terkel’s Working (the New Press) and The Graphic Canon (7 Stories). Lance Tooks lives in New York and Madrid. He merely exists everywhere else.”
Find out more about Lance on his Website
Danny Brown “Dance” 14KT Remix (@14KT)
Uptempo Boom Bap HipHop Dopeness!
It’s always refreshing to hear some uptempo boom bap HipHop music and this remix of “Dance” by Danny Brown is just what we’ve been longing for! The 14KT remix dropped back in November 2016 and distributed by Fat Beats. This one will definitely get you hyped to party 4sho!!
About “Dance” Remix
“Back in 2008 Danny Brown released his solo debut, HOT SOUP. 14KT remixed one of the standout cuts, Dance, turning it into some of his signature neck snapping business.” ~14KT
Michigan’s Karat Gold Classic Kid. Producer. Artist. DJ. National Beat Battle Champion Self-Proclaimed Chop Artist – one who specializes in the true art of sampling and sonically “chopping” records to create unique beats and cool sound collages.
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