Download: Chance the Rapper – “Acid Rap”

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Chicago Rapper Chance the Rapper drops an mixtape people have been waiting for. Guests include Childish Gambino, BJ the Chicago Kid, Absoul, Action Bronson & More.

1. Good Ass Intro Ft. BJ The Chicago Kid
2. Pusha Man Ft. Nate Fox & Lili K
3. Cocca Butta Kisses Ft. Twista & Vic Mensa
4. Juice
5. Lost Ft. Noname Gypsy
6. Everybody’s Something Ft. BJ The Chicago Kid & Saba
7. Interlude (That’s Love)
8. Favorite Song Ft. Childish Gambino
9. NaNa Ft. Action Bronson
10. Smoke Again Ft. Ab-Soul
11. Acid Rain
12. Chain Smoker
13. Good Ass Intro

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Red Hot + FELA LIVE! w/ Tony Allen, TVOTR, Superhuman Happiness Sinkane + More

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Red Hot + FELA LIVE! w/ Tony Allen, TVOTR, Superhuman Happiness Sinkane + More

Red Hot + FELA LIVE! has announced a stunning line-up for their summer concert atDamrosch Park Bandshell in NYC. The show, which aims to keep the spirit of Fela Kuti alive, boasts a roster of OKA-approved musicians like afrobeat percussion pioneer Tony Allen (Fela’s drummer), Tunde Adebimpe & Kyp Malone (of TV On The Radio), Congolose crooner Baloji, Sudanese-bred Sinkane and super-group Superhuman Happiness — which unites members of Antibalas, TV on the Radio, tUnE-yArDs andIron + Wine. In addition, the concert will feature the world performance premiere of “How to Survive a Plague,” composed by Luke O’Malley and Stuart Bogie (Antibalas), played for the first time live by Superhuman Happiness and Kronos Quartet. See the full line-up below and head here for more ticket info!

Red Hot + FELA LIVE!  with Tony Allen, Superhuman Happiness, Tunde Adebimpe, Baloji, Abena Koomson, Kronos Quartet, Kyp Malone, Sahr Ngaujah, Sinkane and Kalmia Traver of Rubblebucket. Musical Director: Stuart Bogie

Wed, July 24, 7:30pm
Damrosch Park Bandshell

OSU Hip Hop Literacies Conference’s Dr. E. Wrote a Memoir “From PHD to Ph.D” !

OSU Hip Hop Literacies Conference Dr. E. Wrote a Book!

Dr. Elaine Richardson, aka Dr. E. is a Professor of Literacy Studies in the College of Education and Human Ecology at The Ohio State University. Dr. E is the driving force behind the OSU Hip Hop Litercies Conference. The premise of her memoir PHD to Ph.D is how education turned her life around.

I will keep it 100 percent honest. I have met and written about Dr. E. Like I said: Dr. Elaine Richardson is an accomplished and revered academic. So Before I read this excerpt; I had no idea that she had been in such a bad place.

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