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“For Namesake” New Ablum from @ItsNameTag

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For Namesake is the latest project released from acclaimed Detroit artist NameTag & his producer Nameless. This release form he Motor City duo is nothing short of Extraordinary and refreshing, breathing new life back into the rap game while paying homage to the groundwork that many legends in the game laid. The combination of cleaver wordplay & heavy punchline fueled rhymes from NameTag, and eclectic hard hitting beats from producer Nameless, this entire project elevates itself from rap album to an addictive head nodding and true to form Hip Hop  experience.

In the area of features NameTag was not shy about calling in some true next level talent with appearances from a couple Detroit legends, Miz Korona who is feature on ” Reaction”, Guilty Simpson on “Raw, Dirty, Filth”. and his blood cousin Black Milk on “OxyMoron.” With serious features such as this Nametag does more than hold his own he skillfully matches bar for bar & makes his presence felt. He also enlisted the lyrical prowess of his younger cousin and fellow up and coming Detroit artist M.A.H.D on the songs “Notchos” & one of the first singles from the album titled “HookLess”, where these two effortless assault the beat with viscous lyrical punches essentially letting other artist in the game know that they are hear to make a statement. He lastly called on young Detroit Vocalist Chell to help lay the smooth melodies over the “Teacher”  where Nametag gives a deep introspective tale of loosing his mother to breast cancer and his trained relationship with his father who battles drug addiction, ultimately resulting in a deep heartfelt song that is sure to touch the souls of those who listen.

Overall this project is highly refreshing, innovative, and is a much needed fresh change of pace to true fans of Great Hip Hop Music that is sure to easily  become and instant favorite with many listeners as it has to me. You can find any and all artist information about Nametag on his website http://www.itsnametag.com  and check out one  of his latest video resales below, “HookLess” Ft. M.A.H.D

“HookLess” Ft. M.A.H.D

Detroit Woman Sarah Hugley is Missing. Please Help!!!

A young Detroit Girl named Sarah Hugley has been Reported Missing. She was last seen on the West Side of Detroit near her home on 7 Mile & Lahser wearing an Olive Green hoodie and Skinny Blue Jeans. If you have any information on the whereabouts of Sarah please Call 1-248-3838-3099 and Speak Up. I personally grew up with Sarah and Her Family so I honestly wholeheartedly urge anyone with ANY information that may help find her to please come forward and help. Please send your thoughts and prayers to the family . Thank you and GOD BLESS!!!

“New Video Stick Em- @clearsoulforces”

This is the latest video from my Brother’s ClearSoulForces titled  “Stick Em”  This is the second single off of the Group’s Debut album Detroit #REVOLUTIONS and another definite Banger. All of my people especially my Michigan need to to support these brother’s because they are surely on the rise. #TrueSpeech Approved.  Here is a link where you can download the Album and support Great #HIPHOP

“#TrayvonMartin Shooting Targets???”

Below is an email i received form Change.org about a series of Trayvon martin themed gun targets that are now in production and are apparetnly seeling out in droves around southern areas of the United States.

In the past couple of days, news sources have reported that the Hiller Armament Company of Virginia has been selling gun targets that look like Trayvon Martin, complete with a hoodie, Skittles, and iced tea.

It’s not just vile, it’s possibly illegal: Virginia law says that no one can profit off of the likeness of any person without his consent — even if that person has been killed. But as soon as reporters started asking questions, the Hiller Armament Company shut down its website and disconnected its phone.

Tahir Duckett lives in Virginia, and he wants Virginia’s Attorney General, Ken Cuccinelli, to investigate the Hiller Armament Company and punish them if they have broken the law.”

A an American who believes in freedom and the right to bare arms I am honestly disgusted by this target and the lack of respect that it shows on behalf of the not only the manufacturer but on the people who utilize these targets. Regardless of how you feel about the case a 17 year old boy is dead so to make a shooting target in his likeness is beyond reprehensible and disgusting and there are no words in the English language strong enough to express how much I loathe this target and this concept.  Below is a link to the change.org petition if you would like to sign it and join the cause.

Change.org

“Teacher Fired over Trayvon Martin Fundraiser”

The Below Article was taken from WJLB derived from an article in the Detroit News about a A teacher who was fired from her job after helping her students with their idea of starting a fund raiser for Trayvon Martin.

“Teacher Brooke Harris called this morning to discuss her recent dismissal as an English teacher at Pontiac Academy for Excellence Middle School. The 2-time teacher of the year told us that she was never given a real reason to why she was fired, when she says she was just trying to help her students do something meaningful…

JUST LISTEN FOR YOURSELF:

Teacher Brooke Harris interview 4-11-12

A few dozen people gathered at a Detroit church to rally against the the firing of a teacher whose students wanted to organize a fundraiser for Trayvon Martin’s family.

Via Detroit News:

English teacher Brooke Harris, 26, said she’s confused by her March dismissal from Pontiac Academy for Excellence Middle School.

On Tuesday night, clergy, community activists and others gathered at King Solomon Missionary Baptist to voice their displeasure over the teen’s death, as well as Harris’ dismissal. Harris said the idea for a fundraiser resulted from showing her eighth-grade journalism and yearbook class coverage of the slaying, and then asking them to write a short opinion piece.

Once a month, the school allows students to pay $1 to wear street clothes instead of their uniform, so students proposed that March 28 — the final class day before spring break — could be a day all students pay $1 to wear a hoodie, which is what Martin, 17, was wearing when he was killed.

Harris said the principal approved the idea, but Superintendent Jacqueline Cassell did not. The superintendent met with Harris and gave her a two-day suspension. While suspended, Harris said she went to the school’s literacy fair to drop off prizes and act as a guardian for a student. Harris met with Cassell again and was given a two-week suspension.

“I asked her if she could please tell me what I did wrong to come to the first meeting,” Harris said. “After I asked that question twice, she never gave me an answer — then she fired me.”

On Tuesday, Harris said: “I didn’t tell the kids, ‘Let’s go and do it anyway.’ I was actually, literally, in the process of talking to my kids about what we could do instead when Cassell requested the meeting with me and told me that I needed to let it go.”

Cassell said she couldn’t discuss personnel matters, but that she wanted students to focus on learning, not activism.”I’m a child of the civil rights movement,” Cassell said. But “this is not the time in the school year” to distract students from academics. “In every situation, there are work rules,” she said. “When rules are violated, there are consequences.”

SOURCE: Detroit News
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