Beyonce and her trainer/exercise physiologist Marco Borges, have created 22 Days Nutrition, which delivers plant-based food right to your door. Meals start at $15 each with a variety of delivery plans based on frequency. Last year Beyonce and her husband, Jay Z, took a 22-day vegan challenge. Some considered it bandwagon hopping but apparently she considered it a business opportunity.
Recently, celebrities like Jennifer Lopez also did a vegan stunt stint. Maybe the person who brought these celebrities to a place where they wanted to flirt with vegansim was President Bill Clinton who famously converted to a vegan diet after serious health and heart problems. The benefits of a plant based diet are numerous so why would anybody take issue with Beyonce’s new venture? Continue reading →
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.
On Wednesday night, January 18th, Jay-Z relaunched his New York City 40/40 nightclub. It was a lavish and star studded event featuring the likes of Spike Lee, Swizz Beatz, Fabolous, Alex Rodriguez, and Selita Ebanks. Even Warren Buffet showed up and threw up the Roc for the cameras. Who would have guessed the night following the club’s $10 million relaunch it would be shut down due to a slew health code violations? Continue reading →
“Don’t get caught up in no throne/ These devils out here lyin/ Actin like the people ain’t dyin/ They silver and they gold/ they never saved no soul” -Yasiin Bey
The forces of Good and Evil in Hip Hop are at battle again…or maybe more accurately the forces of “Conscious” and err “Unconscious”. Here’s the thing, it’s a fight people like and one the people need. On one side of the ring we have Hip Hop/Pop juggernauts Jay-Z and Kanye West, Will Ferrell, money, conspicuous wealth and questionable values. On the other side we have Mos Def turned Yasiin Bey, Malcolm X, lyrics that reflect the financial situation people who aren’t the 1 percent are in now, and the ghost of Mos Def’s classic “What’s Beef?”
So who the fuck is Margila? Yasiin Bey may know but he doesn’t care cause he’s trying to reclaim his “Man of the People” status. Jay-Z and Kanye’s Watch The Throne track “N*ggas In Paris” is actually so ridiculous a song it seems an easy target (and a device for getting Alec Baldwin in trouble when that’s the last thing he needs!), but in today’s Hip Hop climate people don’t even take shots at the easy targets anymore. Bey hit the dynamic duo in their Achilles heel: Lack of spirituality, lyrics that reflect how regular people live or their pain and political/resistance content. Hard to argue with whee Yasiin is coming from.
“Niggas In Poorest” isn’t as easy on the ear as I would like it to be and yet it’s still music to my ears. Ready for that new Black Staryet?