Hip-Hop Chess Federation

#43 The Get Down with Grandmaster Flash + Unreleased Del Song

After falling in love with The Get Down on Netflix, I was consumed with the idea of meeting Grandmaster Flash. Then I was invited to speak at Words Beats and Life's WBL Fest in Washington DC at the prestigious Kennedy Center. It was an amazing trip, but Murphy's Law was in full effect. Then I finally meet Grandmaster Flash himself and he yells at me to "Fix my face." My life is nuts.  After that, you can check out a portion of my talk in DC.  I have never given this talk before. It is about Bruce Lee and how martial arts and Hip-Hop came together.  Then hear a track I did with Del from Hieroglyphics in 1994 that has NEVER been released until now. 

The legend, Grandmaster Flash in the flesh at the Kennedy Center in DC at WBL Fest

The legend, Grandmaster Flash in the flesh at the Kennedy Center in DC at WBL Fest

Episode 20: MLK Jr.'s Shattered Dreams, Hip-Hop, Nonviolence & Syria + My War Against Child Brides

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In this episode we look at the anniversary of the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington and ask the burning question "WTF happened to nonviolence in America?" 

Then we look at the little known connection between Hip-Hop and the nonviolent movement MLK Jr. began. Few understand that rap music carried the torch of nonviolence more than any other form of music on earth. 

 

After that we take a quick look at U.S., and Syria. This show was recorded a few days before Russia cut the deal with Syria to turn over weapons.  Then we look at the global cancer of child brides and begin to look into how we can stop it.