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   Sunday, March 25, 2007
Hip Hop Album Releases for Mar. 27: Tha Dogg Pound, Lil' Flip, Mims, Prodigy, Redman, Thes One, Young Buck

thes one lifestyle marketing cd

Thes One - Lifestyle Marketing

For more album cover art, please check out Weekly Hip Hop Albums, a new releases blog or sign up for our free weekly newsletter delivered every Monday with Tuesday's releases.

The following new releases are available from Amazon.

Tha Dogg Pound - Dogg Chit
The Heatmakerz - The Rush
J. Flexx - Billboard Dreams
Lil' Flip - I Need Mine [Limited Ed.]
Mims - Music Is My Savior
NOW That's What I Call Music 24
Prodigy - Return of the Mac
Redman - Red Gone Wild: Thee Album
Syntax Records - Night Owls 3: The Chiropractor's Goldmine
Thes One - Lifestyle Marketing
Ultimate Force - I'm Not Playin'
Young Buck - Buck The World

For a database of upcoming and past releases with updates, please see
Hip Hop Albums.

   Sunday, March 18, 2007
Hip Hop Album Releases for Mar. 20: Baby Boy da Prince, Crime Mob, Devin the Dude, El-P, Evidence, Hieroglyphics, Insane Clown Posse, J Dilla

Evidence - The Weatherman LP cd

Evidence - The Weatherman LP

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The following new releases are available from Amazon.

Baby Boy da Prince - Across the Water
Baby Boy da Prince - Across the Water [w/DVD]
Cartel de Santa - Volumen Prohibido
Clarke Boyz - Trunkk Musikk
Crime Mob - Hated on Mostly
Devin the Dude - Waiting To Inhale
Everyday Process - Everyday Process
El-P - I'll Sleep When You're Dead
Evidence - The Weatherman LP
First Degree The D.E. - Once There Was Fahrenheit
Haystak - Crackavelli
Hieroglyphics - Over Time
Hoodz: Hoodz Certified #2
Insane Clown Posse - The Tempest
J Dilla - Ruff Draft [Deluxe Reissue]
Luk Duk - Amerikkkan Addiction
Messy Marv - Fillmoe Nation: The Compilation Vol. 1
Prophet Posse - The Return: Part 1
Southside Soldiers - New West Coast
Sug'a Dad-e - Gangsta Mac
Thizz Nation Vol. 12: Money Gang

For a database of upcoming and past releases with updates, please see Hip Hop Albums.

"Make Hip Hop Not War" National Tour

Members of Congress, Hip Hop Celebrities and tour organizers announce an anti-war tour meant to mobilize young people to action.

Tour hits 15 cities around the U.S. from March 24th to April 24th.

Congressman Grijalva, Congresswoman Lee, and recording artists A Alikes DJ Chela and Hasan Salaam confirmed to speak

Other Members and Artists expected to attend

Date: Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Location: Capitol Hill, Rayburn House Office Building Room 2456

Time: 11:30 AM

The "Make Hip Hop Not War" National Tour will hold events in 15 cities around the country. The tour is designed to galvanize young people on college campuses and in urban communities to call for an immediate end to the war in Iraq . Hip Hop artists, peace activists, Iraq veterans, national leaders and Members of Congress will speak and make appearances at various tour stops.

This tour has emerged as a major moment for the peace movement. The disproportionate impact of war and war spending on communities of color will be a theme of the tour in an attempt to make it a central discussion within the peace movement and among legislators.

"To end this war, we have to bring new energy and new voices to the forefront," said Rev. Lennox Yearwood, Jr., President of the Hip Hop Caucus. "The 'Make Hip Hop Not War' Tour will begin to show the true political power of our Hip Hop communities and of our young people. It is time for young African-American and Latino leaders in this country to establish a stronger, more unified voice in the movement to end the war in Iraq."

The structure of the tour will include rallies, Hip Hop town hall meetings, and community stops at locales such as basketball courts and shopping malls. Each event will sponsor speakers that will educate audiences on the situation in Iraq and anti-war legislation. The tour will connect students and young community organizers with veteran activists, community leaders and representatives from the anti-war struggles of the 20th century and create a new network of young people, primarily from low-income communities and communities of color, to respond to Calls to Action against war and nuclear proliferation.

The tour is being organized by the Hip Hop Caucus, Iraq Veterans Against the War, and the National Youth and Student Peace Coalition.

Tour Schedule:

3/21/2007 – Capitol Hill, Washington , DC
(Press Conference)


Capitol Hill, Rayburn House Office Building Room 2456

3/24/2007 – New York, New York

7:00pm – 10:00pm, Doors @ 6:00pm

West-Park Presbyterian Church (165 West 86th St. at Amsterdam Ave.)

3/27/2007 - Greensboro , North Carolina (North Carolina A&T State University)

7:30pm – 9:30pm, Doors @ 7:00pm

Barnes Hall Auditorium (North Carolina A&T Campus 1601 East Market St.)

3/29/2007 – Orangeburg, South Carolina ( South Carolina State)

7:00pm – 9:00pm, Doors @ 6:30pm

Fine Arts Building Auditorium (South Carolina State Campus 300 College St., NE)

4/1/2007 – Atlanta, Georgia (Morehouse and Spellman College)

Time and Location TBD

4/4/2007 – Memphis, Tennessee ( University of Memphis)

Time and Location TBD

4/7/2007 & 4/8/2007 – Crawford, Texas ( Camp Casey)

4/7: Concert @ Camp Casey with Cindy Sheehan

2:00pm – 4:00pm

4/8: Easter Ecumenical Service

7:00am – 8:00am

4/9/2007 – Tucson, Arizona

Time and Location TBD

4/10/2007 – Los Angeles, California

Time and Location TBD

4/11/2007 – Berkeley, California ( University of California, Berkeley)

12:00pm – 2:00pm

Sproul Plaza ( University of California Campus, 2200 University Ave. )

4/14/2007 – Cedar Falls, Iowa (Northern Iowa University)

An all day event in conjunction with the Step It Up! National Day of Action

1:00pm – 8:00pm

Overman Park ( 2nd St. at Franklin St .)

4/17/2007 – Chicago, Illinois

Time and Location TBD

4/18/2007 – South Bend, Indiana ( University of Notre Dame)

7:00pm – 9:00pm, Doors @ 6:30pm

Washington Hall (University of Notre Dame Campus)

4/20/2007 – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

7:00pm – 10:00pm, Doors @ 6:00pm

Monumental Baptist Church (2240 Wylie Ave.)

4/21/2007 – Boston, Massachusetts

Time and Location TBD

4/24/2007 – Baltimore, Maryland

Time and Location TBD

Featured Artists on the tour:


Killer Mike

A Alikes


Hasan Salaam

Son of Nun


DJ Chela

Will B


La Paz


ReadNex Poetry Squad

and others…

Featured Speakers on the tour:

Elaine Johnson, mother of Army Spc. Darius Jennings, 22 years old, who was killed in Iraq on November 2, 2003 when the Chinook helicopter he was aboard was shot down by Iraqi insurgents

Carlos Arrendondo , father of Marine Lance Corporal Alexander Arrendondo, 20 years old, who was killed in An Najaf , Iraq
during his second tour of duty in Operation Iraqi Freedom on August 25, 2004 .

Cindy Sheehan, established Camp Casey in Crawford, Texas and mother of Spc. Casey Sheehan who was killed in Iraq.

Tina Richards, mother of Corporal Cloy Richards, United States Marine Corps, who has served two tours in Iraq .

Rosa Clemente, a national leader and activist in the Hip Hop community.

Jim Hightower, national radio commentator, writer, public speaker, and Iraq war critic.

Malia Lazu, a national leader and activist in the Hip Hop community.

Nicole Lee, Executive Director of TransAfrica Forum and a member of the Hip Hop generation.

Sun sara Taylor, representing the World Can't Wait

Steve Cobble, an Associate Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies, who focuses on antiwar work and voting rights issues.

Phyllis Bennis , a writer, analyst and activist on Middle East and UN issues and a Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies.

Members of Iraq Veterans Against the War

Rev. Lennox Yearwood, Jr., President of the Hip Hop Caucus, as MC

Participating Members of Congress:

Congressman Raϊl Grijalva

Congresswoman Barbara Lee, Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chair

Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey, Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chair

Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Out of Iraq Caucus Chair

Congressman Steve Cohen

Congressman John Lewis

For more information contact, Liz Havstad, liz@hiphopcaucus.org or 202.787.5256/510.206.6749 cell

Liz Havstad
Chief of Staff, Hip Hop Caucus
1112 16th St. NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20036
202.787.5256 office
510.206.6749 cell
202.387.7915 fax


   Wednesday, March 14, 2007
L.G. - Here Witcha

Via VidRap - Hip Hop & Rap Videos.

Black Online Activists Call on Black Leaders to Reject Fox for Presidential Debates

Message to CBC Institute: "Fox consistently marginalizes Black leaders, culture, and institutions ... Validating Fox as a legitimate source of news hurts Black America."

ColorOfChange.org & Black bloggers launch national letter campaign to Congressional Black Caucus Institute; YouTube video details Fox's record of attacking Blacks

WASHINGTON, March 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ColorOfChange.org -- an online citizens' lobby of 70,000 members dedicated to advocating for the interests of Black Americans -- launched a national letter writing campaign today calling on the Congressional Black Caucus Institute to reject Fox as partner for their presidential debates.

"Fox News is not a 'fair and balanced' source of information or political debate, and it has repeatedly proven itself hostile to the interests of Black Americans," says a letter online activists can sign on the group's website, http://www.colorofchange.org/. "Fox on-air personalities and regular guests consistently marginalize Black leaders, culture, and institutions."

Last week, the American Prospect quoted the CBC Institute as saying a decision will be made within days about whether Fox or CNN would host the organization's 2008 presidential debates. ColorofChange.org asked Outfoxed director Robert Greenwald to compile an online video detailing Fox's record of attacking Blacks-which debuted today at Brave New Films' website, http://www.foxattacks.com/.

"No network that calls Black churches a cult, implies that Senator Barack Obama is a terrorist, and uses the solemn occasion of Coretta Scott King's funeral to call Black leaders 'racist' should be given a stamp of approval by the CBC Institute," said James Rucker, Executive Director of ColorOfChange.org. "Validating Fox as a legitimate source of news hurts Black America."

Black bloggers and media experts also joined the call for the CBC Institute to freeze out Fox from presidential debates. One of those experts is Benjamin Todd Jealous, former executive director of the National Newspaper Publishers Associations (NNPA), a 98-year old federation of more than 200 Black community newspapers.

"Fox has a long history of treating Black people unfairly," said Jealous, "They are not a trusted news source for most Black Americans." Chris Rabb, Founder/Chief Evangelist of Afro-Netizen.com -- a top African American political blog -- added, "We urge the CBC Institute to lead with integrity and to not make a deal with the devil."

Key Links

Politico.com: Anti-Fox Campaign, African-American Edition politico.com/blogs/bensmith/0307/

CBC says it is choosing between Fox and CNN -- American Prospect, March 8, 2007 http://www.prospect.org/weblog/2007/03/post_3051.html#015806

ColorOfChange.org's email action alert to 70,000 members:

Letter from activists to CBC Institute

Afro-Netizen.net blog asks Black Americans to contact CBC Institute:

YouTube video -- Fox Attacks: Black America

To embed video on your site, click here:

Here's a sampling of the kind of offensive messages put out on Fox:

-- Commenting on Hannity & Colmes about the speakers at Coretta Scott
King's funeral, featured guest Mary Matalin said, "I think these civil
rights leaders are nothing more than racists" who are keeping "their
African-American brothers enslaved."
-- Jesse Lee Peterson, a regular guest who is Black said: "Kwanzaa is a
racist, pagan, Marxist holiday" and then claimed that the "so-called
seven principles of Kwanzaa are socialist, Marxist, separatist
ideas... if a white man started a white holiday, seven-day white
holiday, black folks would be burning down America."
-- Erik Rush, another Black guest, labeled Sen. Obama's church as cultish
and separatist for espousing values of black unity and black
empowerment (Fox regularly selects Black guests it knows will
undermine Black causes). Rush said he replaced the word "black" with
"white" in the church's mission statement and "Suddenly, I was looking
at this really scary doctrine. You know, it was something that you'd
see in more like a cult or an Aryan Brethren church ... I would go
beyond saying they're Afrocentric. They're African centric. They refer
to themselves as an African people and that somewhat disturbs me from
the viewpoint of well, do they consider themselves Americans? Do they
consider themselves Christians?"
-- On Hannity and Colmes, David Horowitz said: "The only lynch mob in
America that is allowed to exist in America is a black lynch mob."

Website: http://www.ColorOfChange.org

Source: ColorOfChange.org

CONTACT: Trevor FitzGibbon or Alex Howe, +1-202-822-5200, both for

   Sunday, March 11, 2007
Hip Hop Album Releases for Mar. 13: 8Ball & MJG, Black Milk, DJ Muggs & GZA, Domingo, Freestyle Professors, Gillie Da Kid, JR Writer, Rich Boy, Zion I

black milk's popular demand cd

Black Milk - Popular Demand

For more album cover art, please check out Weekly Hip Hop Albums, a new releases blog or sign up for our free weekly newsletter delivered every Monday with Tuesday's releases.

The following new releases are available from Amazon.

8Ball and MJG - Ridin High
Black Milk - Popular Demand
DJ Muggs & GZA the Genius - Grandmasters: Remix Album [w/DVD]
Domingo - Most Underrated
Freestyle Professors - The Best Of (The Unreleased Album)
Freestyle Professors - Vintage the EP
Gillie Da Kid - Best of the GDK Mixtapes
JR Writer - My Past Is Your Future
Mista Cane - In My Life
Mobb Deep - The Infamous Archives
QN5 Music/DJ JS-1 - Asterisk: 4
Rich Boy - Rich Boy
South Central Cartel - Cartel or Die: SCC's Most Gangsta
Spider - Mi Diario
Young Trav - Haters Never Prosper
Zion I - Street Legends

For a database of upcoming and past releases with updates, please see Hip Hop Albums.

   Thursday, March 08, 2007
TIMZ - Iraq

Female Poets & Emcees Sound Off in Atlanta for Women's History Month

NEW YORK - On Friday, March 23, 2007 at Charis Books & More, New York-based poet, performance artist, author and publisher, DuEwa M. Frazier, comes to Atlanta to present her latest publication, Check the Rhyme: An Anthology of Female Poets & Emcees. The anthology which was recently nominated for the prestigious NAACP Image Award in the category of Outstanding Literary Work - Poetry, is a cross-generational compilation featuring the poetry of fifty women poets and eighteen chapters. Frazier who is the editor of Check the Rhyme Anthology and CEO/Founder of Lit Noire Publishing states, "Check the Rhyme was published to promote the writings of this new generation of women poets, lyricists and spoken word artists, and to inspire our female youth to write."

Already a top seller online and in bookstores, Check the Rhyme Anthology captures the essence of what people in our society today are feeling and thinking about. Whether the topic is hip hop culture, the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, relationships, performance art or politics, the book covers many themes as it presents the perspective of women from diverse backgrounds and cultures. Lit Noire Publishing was founded in 2002 by DuEwa M. Frazier, a poet who began performing on the NYC poetry scene in 1999. Since then, Frazier has traveled all over the U.S. sharing her inspirational poetry, as she is also the author and publisher of two favorably reviewed volumes of poetry: Shedding Light From My Journeys and Stardust Tracks on a Road.

Lit Noire Publishing will host the Atlanta poetry and signing event for Check the Rhyme Anthology, in honor of Women's History Month, at Charis Books & More on Friday March 23, 2007 at 8pm. The event will feature DuEwa M. Frazier, Queen Sheba, Letitia D. Ford and Tamara Madison. The poets will perform and discuss on themes within the anthology and will sign copies of Check the Rhyme after the performances. This event is free and open to the public. Charis Books & More is located at 1189 Euclid Avenue Atlanta, GA 30307. For more information contact Charis Books & More at 404-524-0304 or chariscirclemarketing@gmail.com.

The Frazier Agency
(800) 796-4369

Hip Hop Congress Announces 2007 National Conference

July 4th-8th in Athens, OH at the Ohio University

(Dateline) - Hip Hop Congress will be holding its 6th annual conference in Athens, OH from July 4th to July 8th. Hip Hop Congress is a 501c3 Non-Profit organization and international grassroots network whose mission is to unite, educate, and empower individuals. We utilize Hip Hop to inspire civic action and cultural creativity within the community. Hip Hop Congress has over 35 chapters throughout the country and works with artists, organizers, promoters and a host of other institutions and organizations. Hip Hop Congress is involved in education, culture, politics, social justice and industry.

This year’s national conference, co sponsored with our partners Unite Here, SPAN, and H2A, will continue to develop a national service infrastructure for HHC with a variety of other national organizations, student groups, artists and partners. This means working with more students, more artists and more communities. Workshops will include not only intensive sessions on the initial four elements of hip hop but also interactive discussions on Health Care, International Hip Hop, Hip Hop and Education, Women in Hip Hop, Event Planning, the Recording Industry, Youth Violence and much more. In addition, each night there will be showcase featuring independent acts. Performers that have participated in Hip Hop Congress events in previous years are Ghostface, Brother Ali, Zion I, Percee P, Living Legends, Jurassic 5, Tha Jacka, DJ Crucial, Common Market, and All Natural Inc.

We are extending an open invitation to our peers in Hip Hop activism, such as The Zulu Nation, The Temple of Hip Hop, Hip Hop Caucus, Mississippi Artists and Producers Coalition, Hip Hop Action Summit Network, to join us in Athens . We also want to encourage and invite not only artists, organizers and friends of the organization from all over the country but also anyone with a desire to push hip hop, education, and society forward. With such an explosive year on the national and international front, this year’s conference plans to be a charged event with ripples that will be felt throughout the country.

Registration and officially schedule for this conference will be announced in the coming weeks. If you are interested in participating in workshops, performances, as a sponsor or supporter, please contact PR Chair Aaron Berkowitz at 314-809-2502 or email Berkowitz@hiphopcongress.com .

-Aaron Berkowitz - Hip Hop Congress - www.hiphopcongress.com - 314-809-2502

   Sunday, March 04, 2007
Hip Hop Album Releases for Mar. 6: Consequence, DJ Nelson, Notorious B.I.G., Professor X and The Chem Lab, Rjd2, Stomp The Yard, TTC, Twisted Black

Consequence - Don't Quit Your Day Job cd

Consequence - Don't Quit Your Day Job

For more album cover art, please check out Weekly Hip Hop Albums, a new releases blog or sign up for our free weekly newsletter delivered every Monday with Tuesday's releases.

The following new releases are available from Amazon.

Chicano Rap Explosion Box Set
Commonwealth Records - A Boston State of Mind
Consequence - Don't Quit Your Day Job
DJ Nelson - Flow La Discoteka 2
Notorious B.I.G. - Greatest Hits
Professor X and The Chem Lab - The Hydro-Thesis
Rjd2 - Third Hand
Ronald Vaughns - Entertainment Business
Soundtrack - Stomp The Yard
TTC - 3615
Twisted Black - Street Fame

For a database of upcoming and past releases with updates, please see Hip Hop Albums.