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SKYZOO – SUICIDE DOORS

Skyzoo cuts loose the first track from his third LP Music For My Friends dropping on June 23 and has some words regarding the song.

“I wanted this record to really remind people of what I do as far as entendres go. The double and even triple meanings, the layering, the stacking, I wanted that be the foundation for this song. Being that the album itself is based on storytelling more so than anything else, I wanted to have at least one record where I just let it all fly”.

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DAVE EAST – THE OFFERING

Harlem’s Dave East dropped a music video for the track “The Offering.” The track finds Dave giving his interpolation of Nas’ jawn “Book of Rhymes,” and the music video features him going through his own rhyme book. He details the stories of a dark life on the street, and his transition to become a talked-about artist.

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SELMA DIRECTOR AVA DUVERNAY REVEALS HIP HOP ROOTS IN CONVERSATION WITH Q-TIP AT TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL

For those that still think Hip Hop is just music, this Q-Tip interview with Selma director Ava DuVernay at the Tribeca Film Festival should help alter your perspective. The one hour discussion is extremely informative but you may get a kick out of DuVernay discussing her roots as an emcee and a poet. The duo also discuss being Black in America, Hollywood’s perceptions of Black entertainers, and more.