Ice Cube — Good Cop Bad Cop (Official Video)

Ice Cube — Good Cop Bad Cop (Official Video)

Today, Ice Cube dropped the visuals to his confrontational song “Good Cop Bad Cop,” which Cube has described in interviews as “F*** the Police 2017.” The song appears on the upcoming 25th anniversary reissue of Ice Cube’s classic album Death Certificate.
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Watch Big K.R.I.T.’s Stirring BET Hip Hop Awards Performance!

Watch Big K.R.I.T.’s Stirring BET Hip Hop Awards Performance!

Last night’s B.E.T. Hip Hop Awards carried a strong theme of unity and protest throughout. Nowhere was this theme more emotional than when Mississippi rapper Big K.R.I.T. performed his spoken word piece that has since made the rounds on the Internet this morning. Continue reading Watch Big K.R.I.T.’s Stirring BET Hip Hop Awards Performance!

#TBT — This Week in Hip Hop History: Tupac Becomes A Legend

#TBT — This Week in Hip Hop History: Tupac Becomes A Legend

In 1993, Tupac Shakur’s legend as an outspoken critic of police brutality in the black community was beginning to grow.

It was in this atmosphere that Shakur made a fateful decision that made him simultaneously the most hated and most beloved figure in early 90’s hip hop: He shot two drunk, off-duty police officers for harassing a black driver. Continue reading #TBT — This Week in Hip Hop History: Tupac Becomes A Legend

Black Lives Matter is About Police Misconduct; ‘Black-on-Black’ Crime is a Myth

Black Lives Matter is About Police Misconduct; ‘Black-on-Black’ Crime is a Myth

For certain individuals, it is easier to believe that urban blight is black folks’ responsibility to fix and black folks alone. These people do not believe that systemic racism is a thing. So they create something called “black-on-black” crime as an easy out, to basically say: Black people are inherently violent and evil, they need to fix that about themselves and stop bothering us. Continue reading Black Lives Matter is About Police Misconduct; ‘Black-on-Black’ Crime is a Myth

Baltimore Activists Occupy City Hall; Demand Protest Guidelines, 16 arrested

Baltimore Activists Occupy City Hall; Demand Protest Guidelines, 16 arrested

According to Jake Carlo of the City Paper: An incredible scene unfolded at [Baltimore’s] City Hall early this morning as 100 or more police, including a large number of high-ranking officers, swept City Hall to arrest and imprison 16 student protesters who had for a few hours occupied a city council meeting room. Continue reading Baltimore Activists Occupy City Hall; Demand Protest Guidelines, 16 arrested