Archive for the ‘Social Upheaval’ Category

A-VILLA x Roc Marciano: A Hustler’s Soliloquy

Monday, March 10th, 2014

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A-Villa is a self-taught Hip Hop producer out of Chicago, IL. He has worked with emcees ranging from Action Bronson to AZ, N.O.R.E. to Chance The Rapper, Kool G Rap to Big K.R.I.T. And most of the world has never heard of him…yet.

In 2014, A-Villa will release his self-produced debut album, Carry on Tradition via Chicago indie label, Closed Sessions. The album is a passion project taken to the extreme, recorded over the a 3-year span, and featuring a wish-list of emcees that includes Cormega, Action Bronson, Big K.R.I.T., Kool G Rap, Joell Ortiz, Chance The Rapper, M.O.P., AZ, Freeway and many more.

“A Hustler’s Soliloquy” features Roc Marciano and serves as a prelude to Carry On Tradition. It will not appear on the album, and is available now as a free download.

Archival photos used in this video by Camilo Vergara – 1984

A-VILLA featuring Roc Marciano: A Hustler’s Soliloquy from dallas penn on Vimeo.

True Detective Is The Truth…

Sunday, March 9th, 2014

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True Detective was a TV treat out of nowhere. It was dark and light, both at the same damn time. The lead characters displayed a side of their acting skills I didn’t know they had. The series was a crime drama like you used to see on television back in the days. It wasn’t good television tho’, it was HBO.

This mini-series is a timeless classic.

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One 4 All…

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

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Shit gets deeper than the ocean with Lord Jamar sitting in the booth of the Combat Jack Show. The history of the Brand Nubians gets discussed as well as the 5-percent Nation and the current state of rap music politricks.

Punks jump up to get beat down, but not when Lord Jamar is in the building. Get ready for Combat…

Get Ready For Combat…

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

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On the latest episode of the Combat Jack Show I offered some sage advice to Black male teens for the times they find themselves without the ‘relative’ safety of their homes…

No More Fingerguns.

Fingerguns are fine within the confines of your home or your friends (see Chief Keff video screenshots) but outside of the home they are fearsome and threatening. Michael Dunn was prA’Li a racist already but when he saw those fingerguns pointed at him he felt a kind of ways and took action.

Unfortunately for his life, Jordan Davis and his friends had no real guns to put in their fingers. Stay tuned for more information like this on the Combat Jack Show.

#EffYoBlackHistoryMonth

True American Pride…

Sunday, February 2nd, 2014

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This is the MOST HARDBODY commercial you will never see on television.

I might have to stop wearing my Chief Wahoo cap… Nah.