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Killer Mike on Bill Maher Holds Court on True History of Violence and Birth of Hip Hop









This past week activist, rapper, entrepreneur, Killer Mike appeared on HBO’s Bill Maher talk show and proceeded to provide truth to power of the origins of the Hip Hop culture as well as the truth behind violence in America.. All in less than 5 minutes.  This is why the people say #KillerMikeForPresident!



Nas: Time Is Illmatic 2014 Official Trailer








One of the most heralded albums in music history celebrated its creation 20 years ago on April 19th of this year.  

VH1 Rocks and DTP records present “ATL: The Untold Story of Atlanta’s Rise in the Rap Game”













VH1 Rocks and DTP records present “ATL: The Untold Story of Atlanta’s Rise in the Rap Game”. The documentary features interviews with key and influential artists, entertainers, personalities, tastemakers and more, on ATLs movement up the rap ladder.

Hip Hop Appreciation Week 2014 (Atlanta)

Hip Hop Appreciation Week 2014 is taking place May 19th – 25th and being celebrated by Hip Hop all over the globe.  This is especially true for Atlanta as the kickoff of the annual week began with the Proclamation for Hip Hop Appreciation week presented by Atlanta City Hall on Friday, May 16th.  Several influential members of Atlanta’s Hip Hop community were present to accept the proclamation and represent, including Jason Orr, Stacy Epps, Abyss, DJ Kemit, Minister Server and many more. HHAW Proclamation Atlanta











There are several events going on throughout the city of Atlanta during the week including the Zulu Gatekeepers’ #DIY Youth Day taking place Saturday, May 24th at Seeds Global 1211 Joseph E.Boone Blvd. Atlanta 30314 from 12-8PM.  They’ll be putting on workshops on flute instrumentation, boxing, sewing, storytelling, B-Boy & B-Girl and gardening.














Hip Hop Appreciation Week is an opportunity to be a supporter of Hip Hop’s Culture, not just an exploiter of Hip Hop’s arts. The Temple of Hip Hop teaches that the true preservation of Hip Hop must include the preservation of Hip Hop’s people, not just its products and artifacts. This is why Hip Hop Appreciation Week is so important to Hip Hop’s further development; it is because Hip Hop Appreciation Week is an event that gives average everyday Hiphoppas an opportunity to make some money, teach some young people, and enjoy some real Hip Hop; basically preserving the Culture by BEING the Culture.

Hip Hop Appreciation Week not only allows real Hiphoppas to promote their own concerts, lectures, workshops, art exhibits and cultural conferences, in their own communities raising money and opportunities for themselves and their families, but it also calls upon Hip Hop’s artists as well as those corporate entities that make money exploiting “hip-hop” to give back to the culture that has given them so much.


Photo Courtesy of: Angus Prospere (LiveWyrePictures)

For more information about Hip Hop Appreciation Week, visit the official FB page

– Konata J. #HHGB