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Protest songs often provide the soundtrack for social justice. After the deaths of George Floyd in Minneapolis and Rayshard Brooks in Atlanta, several protests emerged across the nation. To provide art that reflects the times, several rappers and recording artists joined forces at Patchwerk Recording Studios in Atlanta to create the song “Burn.” Produced by Drumma…

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Revolt Music Conference kicked-off day 3 of the annual conference with an engaging town hall on hip-hop in the age of Trump. Entitled “Hip-Hop vs. Trump,” the panel featured T.I., David Banner, Joey Bada$$, Mysonne, Rev, Shane R. Smith, Datwon Thomas, Rob Kenner, Vanessa Satten, Karen Civil, Shaheem Reid, and Datwon Thomas. Jeff Johnson also…

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The 1st Annual Black Power Awards was held on Saturday, Nov. 12 at Riverside EpiCenter located in Austell, Georgia. The hosts for the main event were artist and activist, David Banner, and Sa Roc. According to organizers, “This dynamic event is coming at a time when masses of Black people are striving to solve problems,…

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  Atlanta filmmaker and photojournalist Ric Mathis welcomed a packed house for the premiere of his documentary Black Friday: What Legacy Will You Leave on Friday, November 13. The film opened with the man-on-the-street question, “If you died today, would you leave behind bills or benefits?”  While most stumbled through their answers, the film illustrated how the African…

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The 19th Annual Urbanworld Film Festival was swarming with the hottest entertainers in the industry from Sept. 23-27. The event, presented by BET and founding sponsor HBO, featured over 80 independent documentaries, narratives, and shorts that were all shown at the AMC Empire 25 theater in NYC. Some of the most riveting films of the…

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Tyrese, T.I., Rev. Run, David Banner, Diggy Simmons, Jaleel White, and many more were on hand as Urbanworld Film Festival 2015 celebrated its opening night on Wednesday, Sept. 23 with a screening of the BET News film “Muhammad Ali : The People’s Champ” and rolling out was there to discuss the legend. “Freedom,” hip-hop artist…

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Christopher “Ludacris” Bridges has reached a milestone with his LudaDay Weekend charity celebration. The generous recording artist jump-started the 10th anniversary of his annual Labor Day weekend events on Thursday with rounds of celebrity bowling at BowlMor Lanes in Atlanta. Stars such as Usher, Dwyane Wade, Gabrielle Union, David Banner, Keshia Knight Pulliam and more…

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In addition to Lil Wayne’s financial battle with his former mentor, Birdman, he now has to worry about a lawsuit from rapper David Banner for unpaid royalties. Banner is claiming he was not paid for producing the songs “La La” and “P—- Monster,” two songs that were featured on Lil Wayne’s album, Tha Carter III,…

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Last night, Ice Cube, F. Gary Gray, O’Shea Jackson, Jr. and Jason Mitchell hosted a private screening of the Universal Pictures’ film Straight Outta Compton at Regal Atlantic Station in Atlanta’s midtown area. After the screening, there was a discussion on Compton, police brutality, and N.W.A’s impact on hip-hop with the film’s executive producers Ice Cube…

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