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It was just weeks ago that the Kartel Gang was riding high on the success of songs with Beanie Siegel, Red Cafe and Uncle Murda, but that all ended short last week as Russ Blade was murdered in Queens. Robbed for his jewelry in the late hours of the night, the Queens bred rapper is survived by his wife and daughter. While they still don’t have answers about who it was that senselessly killed Russ Blade, Bo and Blade knew each other since the sandbox as you can see in the art for this single.
Needless to say, this is a very tough time and this is an important song for both King Bo and Smit of Backdoor Movements (manager of Kartel Gang), as they try to carry on Russ Blade’s legacy. The legacy of Russ Blade’s music will live on through King Bo, who will continue to push on for Kartel Gang as a solo artist. While it may be some time before King Bo regroups after losing his brother from another mother, he felt it was necessary to pay tribute to Russ Blade with this song, “My Brothers Keeper.”
Shootings and murders have now become a common occurrence in America as most of us have become desensitized to violence. After years of a decline in violent crimes in several major U.S. cities has spiked during the first half of this year. The number of murders in 2015 jumped by 33% or more in Baltimore, New Orleans and St. Louis. Meanwhile in Chicago, the nation’s third-largest city, the homicide toll climbed 19% and the number of shooting incidents increased by 21% during the first half of the year. The increased violence is disproportionately impacting poor Black and Latino neighborhoods. Criminologists note that the surge in murders in many big American cities came after 20 years of decline. Homicide rates peaked in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s as crack-cocaine wreaked havoc on many urban areas. In NYC more than 2,200 murders were counted in 1993.
To address the increase in crime, 2015 marks the 32nd Annual National Night Out Against Crime initiative (NNO). In 2014, 38.1 million people participated in a host of events which included citizens, law enforcement agencies, community groups, businesses, youth organizations and local, state, and federal officials from 16,540 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases.
As the work continues to improve public safety the Hip-Hop Summit Youth Council (HHSYC) with their Hip-Hop Against Gun & Gang Violence project partnered with the NYPD to promote the National Night Out Against Crime initiative to: help improve relations between the Community and Police; get more young people involved with the 32 year old Crime Prevention Project; create new ideas to reduce gun and gang violence while empowering local communities. This year the Hip-Hop Against Gun & Gang Violence Campaign received an Inspirational Message from President Obama, along with Proclamations and Resolutions from a host of elected officials including: NYS Governor Cuomo, NYS Senate & Assembly, NYC Mayor de Blasio, NYC Council, Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano and Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone, who all recognized the outstanding work of the initiative. This kicked off 105 events over 105 days with Power 105.1 radio, 50 Cent, the Source Magazine, “The Shark” Daymond John, metroPCS, ravePCS, vitaminwater and a host of other sponsors who are all committed to improve public safety.
To achieve their goals the HHSYC created the Night Out Against Crime Talent Search, which offered young participants many ways to win prizes using their talent, skills and/or just attending a National Night Out event in their community in support of their local precinct. The Kings Park event with the 103rd Pct. Community Council in Jamaica, Queens was a major success as many young people for the first time saw police officers as regular citizens going the extra mile to promote a day of fun, food, music, a Karate Demonstration, Bouncers, Face Painting, Award Presentations and Health Vendors. There were greetings, Award Presentations and announcements from a host of elected officials including: Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, City Council Members Ruben Wills; Daneek Miller and Saul Weprin .
We want to give a big shout out to vitaminwater for supporting this anti-crime event, as well as their gracious contribution of mouth-watering juices and thirst quenching water. It is important for corporations to get involved with events that can help stop the violence and improve relations between the community and law enforcement agencies and we applaud vitaminwater for taking the lead and being socially responsible in this area. One thing that can be said about vitaminwater and 50 cent is that they are always in the ‘hood supporting local events that have an impact on the quality of life in the community. There is a real need for more artist and companies that are committed to public safety and empowering local communities because the government can not do it alone, as you can see by the rise in crime and violence.
Said Detective Ricky Lowe, Community Affairs of the 103rd Pct. “I want to thank the Hip-Hop Summit Youth Council, Power 105.1 and vitaminwater for the juices and the water which really helped make our event a success.”
Said 50 Cent “Queens is where I was raised so you know I’m gonna go all out to do anything to stop the violence and encourage young people to step up their game to keep the peace and protect their ‘hood.”
We really appreciate the support we received from vitaminwater and all the other vendors and supporters. I’m looking forward to working with the Hip-Hop Summit Youth Council, Power 105.1 and vitaminwater on other projects that address public safety, police/community relations and youth empowerment,” ended Deputy Inspector John G. Cappelmann.
Said Donna Clopton, former President of the 103rd Pct. Community Council, “Yes this is my last year, I’m moving on. But I do want to thank Charles and Randy Fisher for all their support with vitaminwater and Power 105.1. Their efforts to engage the young citizens and increase our youth attendance was definitely a success and we look forward to helping them expand on their Night Out Against Crime Talent Search Initiative next year.”
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The Lefrak Slimefather, Noreaga, blazes New Yiddy with another heater for the summer. This time, he headed uptown as Harlem native, A$AP Ferg joins him on his latest single, “Slime Season”. Both emcees posses atypical characteristics musically, however, still manage to compliment each other nicely over a heavy, Lil Wayne sampled beat produced by SPKilla and Nel E Nel.
I’m rockin with it, listen above and let us know if you’re diggin it!
Do remember! CNN will be releasing their newest project, Lessons, on July 24th!
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Check out the latest from Corona’s general, Thruway, as he calls on Nutso to rock on his latest single “I’m Doing Me”.
The 2, along with vocals from Julio, poetically articulate how and what they do “outchea” in the streets of New York (lol). The hook implies how indomitably unfazed these guys are and the bars they deliver simply reiterate that.
Make certain to be on the look out for Thruway’s album, DTFL, which he anticipates to release this fall!
Instagram – @Thru
Twitter – @Thruway
A botched backdoor buttlift surgery leaves a Maryland woman dead in Queens
A Maryland woman is dead after receiving illegal butt injections in a Queens basement. According to NY Daily News, 34 year old Kelly Mayhew and her mother drove from Maryland to a two family home in Queens Saturday. They waited for the woman to perform the procedure who was contacted by the victim’s friend. While Mayhew was getting the procedure done, she started gurgling and began having problems breathing.
The mother began performing CPR and asked the “doctor” to call 911. The “doctor” grabbed her things and left the woman dying while her mother was trying to save her daughter. The mother tried to contact her daughter’s friend but could not get in contact with her. Mayhew was rushed to St. John’s hospital where she later died. Police are still looking for the suspect and the cause of death is being determined. The friend has yet to be found.
Mayhew’s mother says that her daughter was very healthy and had five previous plastic surgeries before.
– Ballah-moni Kollie (@Gottadream87)
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Thru – No Love
Prod. By: SPK & Nel E Nel
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Wake and funeral service arrangements for late rapper Chinx Drugs will be held on Tuesday May 26th 2015
The Hip Hop community lost rising star Lionel ‘Chinx’ Pickens after he was gunned down in the early morning hours of May 17, 2015. A father, husband, son and brother, Chinx leaves behind a legacy of music for his fans. He was truly a great life cut short. On behalf of the Pickens family, Mungin family and Four Kings Management, Doug Ellison, Artist Manager for Chinx Drugz has created a GoFundMe campaign to cover the funeral costs to help lighten the burden for Chinx’s family. The fund was established by Chinx’s professional management team in full cooperation with his family. ALL proceeds will be placed into a trust for Lionel’s 3 children and family.
Arrangements are as follows:
Wake: Tuesday May 26th 2015 11am
The Greater Allen A.M.E Cathedral of New York
110-31 Merrick Blvd, Jamaica N.Y. 11433
Funeral: Tuesday May 26th 2015 12 Noon
The Greater Allen A.M.E Cathedral of New York
110-31 Merrick Blvd, Jamaica N.Y. 11433
R.I.P Chinx Drugz and his entire family on behalf of The Source Magazine.
– Infinite Wiz (@InfiniteWiz)
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This past weekend over 100 street artists banded together to give the “worst school” in New York an inspiring makeover
August Martin High School, located in Jamaica Queens, was once labeled the “worst school” in New York with a graduation rate of 39 %. In hopes of beautifying the school, the school’s Dream Team and administrators sought out 5Pointz to completely transform its halls. Principal Gillian Smith said,
We need to reinvent ourselves and the way to reinvent ourselves is to empower students…the building looks magnificent.”
What prompted this urban renewal was the imagination of August Martin High School’s Dream Team which consists of a group of students guided by “Dream Directors” from the “Future Project,” a national non-profit organization. One of the Dream Team members, 16-year-old Justin, said,
The students said they want to see something they can relate to on the walls…so, we created a project called Operation Skittles to decorate 100% of August Martin’s walls: graffiti, murals, quotes, people, whatever inspired the students to come to school.”
After an unsuccessful attempt to get the student body to decorate the walls themselves, they reached out to 5Pointz. The artists involved in this beautification process included Syreeta Gates, MERES, CUBA, CYCLE,, Phetus, POET, YES1, Cernesto, KING BEE, Plasma Slug,, AMUZE, SHIRO and many more. With mild limitations on the artwork including no pornography or racism, the artists got to work and most created murals with school-related themes. Administrators, the Dream Team and The Future Project hope that the amazing work of these artist will motivate students to come to school and focus on their education. This high school has also contributed to the education of notable people such as Russell Simmons, Kelly Price, and Lloyd Banks. The murals will be available for public viewing June 11th from 4 to 8 pm.