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Issue # 703
January 18, 2016

! ? What’s Upper ? !

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remembers Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Over a rendition of Kanye West's' recently released "Real Friends”, Kritta's lyrical content is giving hope and focus while setting the tone and direction for a new generation. As we celebrate the life of the legendary Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., we often reminisce about "The Dream", but more importantly the journey on which we embark in pursuit of our dreams.
Today we present to you our artist
Kritta kicking off the month of January with his annual Hip Hop cypher series "16 on the 16th”.
Kritta speaks to all dreamers paying their dues.
Be the
first to hear KRITTA "For The Dream":

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s Phil Jackson outta Princeton University continues to rep Jersey & Philly to the fullest! Make sure you check out his podcast “Overtime” at:
EP 12: Nico The Beast & Al Mighty of the 30 and Over League features “Nasty-Nes", CEO of RapAttackLives.com with his review of independent Hip Hop music for 2015. Also featured on this podcast are Al Mighty and Nic the Beast of the 30 and Over League to talk about how the group was formed, their most memorable performances and what they have in store for 2016.

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Hip-Hop/rap artists, promoters, r&b artists, business owners and more—look out for Gordon Curvey's "Music Inner City TV” AND "Sports Inner City TV" EXPANDING on Comcast-Xfinity On-Demand!! 24 hours a day! Airing soon in Western Washington, Pasco-Kennewick, Spokane (Washington state), Portland and Eugene-Springfield (Oregon), Chico-Redding, Sacramento, Fresno, Stockton, the Bay Area, including San Fransisco, Oakland and San Jose, Roseville and Santa Barbara (all in California) and Culver City (Nevada). Let's line up your commercials/interviews folks.
Call 206-445-3989 or reach us via FB or email
gcurvey@yahoo.com. Celebrating 25 years of broadcasting!
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Run DMC will be receiving a “Lifetime Achievement” award at this years Grammys. They will be the very first Hip Hop group to receive this honor. Congrats!

New York's Wildman Steve is makin' noise over at Chuck D's RapStation.com! Hit the link to download their latest show.

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We caught Nasty-Nes & artist Khingz chillin' at the Mad K 20th Anniversary event in Seattle. Khingz latest single "Red Apple" continues to climb the charts.

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Last Sunday's "Original Gangsta" show airing on Chicago's WNUR was off the hook!
DJ 3rd Rail put it down on the wheels along with his host DJ Towtruck!
It was 5 hours of original OG Gangsta records like
Eazy-E, Ice Cube, NWA, DJ Quik, Snoop Dogg and MORE!
Here's the link. Get ready to throw up the W & enjoy:

The new
REKS album ‘The Greatest X’ (pronounced ‘The Greatest Unknown’) is his tenth proper album. Dropping in late Spring, it will feature contributions from Large Professor, The Alchemist, Statik Selektah, Nottz, Apollo Brown, Black Milk, MoSS, Buckwild, Streetrunner, Slaine, Termanology, Planet Asia, Rasco, Guilty Simpson, Akrobatik, Dutch Rebelle and more. The Arictype (of STL GLD fame) produced this cut.
Grab it at

"Dame Fortune"
is the deliciously eclectic sixth album from veteran producer and crate digger extraordinaire RJD2, out March 25th on RJ’s Electrical Connections. Listen to the debut single, “Peace of What,” featuring Jordan Brown, and drawing inspiration from 1990’s rap legends Main Source’s 1991 single “Peace Is Not the Word to Play.” “When I hear people talk of peace in America, the discrepancy between our words and our actions can get fatiguing,” he says about the inspiration behind the song. “I was trying to reflect the experience of people I know, which often feels like ‘We’re not ACTUALLY trying to do anything about this problem in our country.’”
RJD2 On Tour:
01.30.16 - Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
02.20.16 - Austin, TX @ Empire Garage
02.27.16 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre
03.11.16 - Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
04.08.16 - Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
04.09.16 - San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
04.29.16 - Chicago, IL @ Metro
05.28.16 - Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
05.29.16 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club

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Happy Birthday!
to DJ Kazzeo &
to The GOAT
Muhammad Ali
both celebrating on Sunday, January 17,
to RAP ATTACK's original OG Web Designer,
Mike “Pahk da Cahr” Franco celebrating this Thursday, January 21st

PEACE, LOVE & HIP-HOP UNITY (God Bless & Isa Mahal),