“RIP NIP”

By now you may have heard the news.  Rapper and Philanthropist Nipsey Hussel was gun down in front of his store in Los Angeles, California. The hip-hop community is devastated by this news. The murder of a emcee is all too familiar in the hip-hop game. Something we could never get used to.

Some people blame it on jealousy, others say the government was involved because of a documentary about Dr. Sebi, and some think gang violence. All that matters is the lost of a man who wanted to do better for is people.  A man that wanted to be an example of hard work paying off. It’s a tragic loss but his words and inspiring spirit will never be forgotten.

Last year he dropped his debut album, the Grammy nominated, Victory Lap. He’d been putting in work for years on the underground hip-hop scene and his first album was big. So big that it made my podcast’s “Top 5 Albums of 2018” list.  Here’s an excerpt from that show and our thoughts.

Rest in Power Ermias Asghedom 🎤

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Gimme The Dirt: Why The World Needs More Rock Biopics

Last night I had the opportunity to watch The Dirt, a Netflix biopic on the infamous 80s rock band Motley Crue. The book turned movie gave us a glimpse into the craziness of the bands plight to fame, struggle with drugs, and victory over an industry that is known to make or break people. I’m familiar with bassist Nikki Sixx as I follow him on most social media, various podcast, and glanced at Heroin Diaries. This film allowed me a peek into the lives of the Tommy, Vince and Mick to get some of the scoop. Anyone who loves the cru should visit Netflix to check it out and share their thoughts…and read the book.

the-dirtPersonally, I’m in love with music biopics; the world needs more of them! I think they feed the celebrity worship that this generation fiends for. I think they take us back to when we bought that first album or that first concert ticket and the nostalgia surfaces. I think they serve as inspiration to watch humble beginnings and stadium fantasy endings. I think they tie up lose ends for those who were forced to deal with their favorite band breaking up, or the death of a member. In my lifetime, I’ve seen a bunch of  loosely done biography music movies and it introduced me to older artist. Anybody remember JLo in Selena? Who could forget Angela Bassett as Tina Turner in Whats Love Got To Do With It? What about Jersey Boys or RayBohemian Rhapsody was a blockbuster and it brought together a shit ton of generations touched by Queen’s music.  I see no down sides when it comes to these types of films as long as they do it while folks are alive to give their input (if they can).

 

Hoping for a Led Zeppelin, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Metallica, Green Day doc soon! What are your thoughts? Hit me @dropajewel on twitter. #Doitnow

Hip-Hop NOW Podcast! “Release Dates”

This week…we play a game called “Hip-Hop Release Date Death Match”. We look at stacked hip-hop release dates and decide on which one we would buy if we only had money for one. You can play along! Leave your picks in the comments section.

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Hip-Hop NOW Podcast EXTRA! #TommyBoycott

This week…we take a look at the the boycott of Tommy Boy Records on behalf of De La Soul and the state of streaming services.

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