DOWNLOAD: I Still Love H.E.R. Vol. 1

There is a beautiful monthly event held at Subterranean dedicated to women in Hip-Hop called I Still Love H.E.R. LadyGemStar and KickAssAlyssia created this vibrant night “dedicated to the love of Hip Hop and its elements through the feminine experience. The four are represented by featuring a variety of Chicago female DJs, MCs, Breakers and Graffiti artists. Their mission: “to create a platform and raise awareness to the importance of the feminine contribution in the Chicago hip hop community as well as in it’s culture.” Word.

Recently, they put out a mixtape (mixed by DJ ALO) highlighting some of Chicago’s flyest Emcees. The mixtape features: The First Lady Of Rhymesayers: Psalm One, Rita J (Of All Natural), ANG 13, Amina, Jade Ivy, SPQ-HER, and many more. The ladies have diverse styles, content, and such. They are on point. If you love Rap check it out and if you’re in Chicago drop by Subterranean and soak up some culture. Visit their website: istillloveherinc.com to download the mixtape.

FDA Makes Tougher Rules For Antibiotic Abuse On The Animals We Eat

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You did know the animals you eat are given antibiotics on a regular basis didn’t you? Well, on Wednesday “the Food and Drug Administration announced the new rule Wednesday after trying for more than 35 years to stop farmers and ranchers from feeding antibiotics to cattle, pigs, chickens and other animals simply to help the animals grow larger.” Those animals are NOT sick, they are perfectly healthy to begin with before being drugged. Continue reading

Can Brazil Eliminate Amazon Rainforest Deforestation By 2020?

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“The zero net deforestation goal for 2020 goal is not an idea from outside, it’s a demand from society. Most are in favor of reducing deforestation. There are some groups that want to continue deforesting but they are in the minority.” -Governor Jatene

Governor Simao Jatene of Pará, Brazil told mongabay.com there’s no question Brazil needs to stop deforestation which is good news. Brazil is home to much of the Amazon rainforest, often called “The Lungs Of The World”. The giant forest is so vital to the world it has the attention of many all over the world. Deforestation would spell disaster for all of us and biodiversity on this planet. Pará, Brazil is a state that “is three times the size of California and has lost more Amazon forest — 90,000 sq km of Amazon forest since 1996 — over the past decade-and-a-half than any other in Brazil.” We have already seen how deforestation exacerbates already bad situation in Haiti and famine in Somalia. Continue reading

DOWNLOAD: Rihanna- “Birthday Cake” Remixes From Fabolous, Cassidy, Rick Ross, Busta Rhymes & Reek Da Villian

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Everyone wants a piece of Rihanna’s cake. This is the name of the game now. If you have a dope track everybody and their third play cousin 2 times removed wants in. And they used to ridicule Dancehall for having one riddim with several artists on it…Once you’re done laughing at the idea of Rick Ross being on a song with the word “cake” in the title take a listen to the others, including the latest bites of Rihanna’s repetitive cake from Fabolous and the freestyle from Cassidy.

Fab’s version keeps Chris Brown in it. The fact that that collabo exists makes me a little uncomfortable but it works the best and he’s a better singer than her. Cassidy’s ode to crack (cause we really needed another one of those) has the line “whip that bitch like I’m Chris Brown” was crass though. Initially Rozay’s version was my favorite but unfortunately I will have to stick with the Chris Brown remix.

VIDEO: Mos Def (Yasiin Bey) And Dead Prez Record Trayvon Martin Tribute

Yasiin Bey and Dead Prez record a tribute to slain teen Trayvon Martin inspired by Nas’ “Made You Look” called “Made You Die” and some behind the scenes footage on what made them decide to do this Yasiin is no stranger to reworking other people’s songs. When you’re done with this download “Niggas In Poorest” a take on the Jay-Z and Kanye West collabo.

VIDEO: Earth Hour 2012 Around The World

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Saturday March 31st at 8.30pm 2012’s Earth Hour took place. The hour, which I wrote about in Blackouts, Candlefire and Alcohol Don’t Mix For Earth Hour 2010, is meant to “celebrate your action for the planet with the people of world by switching off your lights for an hour, then go beyond the hour.” I wonder if people take the going “beyond the hour” part seriously or if they just want to take part in this event and watch the images from participants around the world. Enjoy the video.

Photo Credit: Sydney Earth Hour 2012 via facebook.com/earthhour

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