Hip Hop veteran Nas and Georgetown Sociology Professor Micheal Eric Dyson, took to the Lehigh University, alongside James Peterson, director of Africana studies, to discuss the current state of hip hop. The trio sat in front of a packed crowd, as 9th Wonder hosted, and spoke on a series of topics: from the latest increase of combining academics and hip hop, to its overall evolution. Nas stated on the issue of balancing conscious messages without coming off as a lecturer by saying “I Don’t See Enough Emcees Who Are Brave Enough To Be Honest”. Check out the full conversation below.
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Inspired by Michael Jordan’s time spent with the Birmingham Barons, Jordan Brand presents the Air Jordan 1 Retro Hi OG in this crisp “Barons” colorway. The sneaker sees a traditional build with a black, grey and white leather upper as well as a nylon tongue and appropriate Nike Air tongue branding. Additional details include pinstripe lining on the shoe’s interior and a grey rubber outsole. The Air Jordan 1 Retro Hi OG “Barons” will be available at Atlanta’s Wish
An earthquake shook Los Angeles and its surrounding areas causing major shock and damage to home and business owners. After rocking Disneyland in Anaheim, park officials decided to shut the park down until the numerous aftershock quakes ended. See the official statement released by the park after the jump.
According to a report by Deadline:
Disneyland shut down its rides after the main quake, which was followed by a series of about a half-dozen aftershocks ranging in magnitude from 2.6 to 3.6. This is standard protocol for the Disneyland Anaheim theme park, which is less than 10 miles from La Habra, the epicenter of the main temblor. Disneyland typically cycles through its attraction after a quake hits then inspects them after parkgoers have disembarked. The rides indeed were shut down for a while but most were operational or coming back online by 10:10 PM.
RCA artist Tinashe connects with TDE’s Schoolboy Q to deliver the official visual for her new single called 2 On produced by DJ Mustard.
Chris Brown premieres the official visual for his single called Loyal featuring Lil Wayne and Tyga. Chris Brown upcoming album titled X, is expected to drop on May 5th.
Jay Z will grace the cover of New York Magazine Yesteryear Issue. This issue hits newsstands today.