Today it was reported that Chris “Mad Daddy Kelly” 1/2 of the 90’s rap group Kris Kross was found dead at his Georgia home at the age of 34. When Kelly was found unconscious at his home he was rushed to the Atlanta Medical Center where he was pounced dead. Kelly was best known for the Kris kross mega smash “jump” Which was released in 1991 on Jermaine Dupri’s So So def music label. Dupri was also the man who discovered the young duo in an Atlanta mall and helped make them into young superstars. The cause of death is currently unknown but an autopsy is scheduled for Thursday morning.
R.I.P to a young hip hop lengend, We are still jumping for you Chris!!!
I came across an interview that Former BET executive Paul Porter where he discusses today’s mainstream commercial hardcore rap music has detrimentally effected the minds & behaviors of today’s youth. During this two part interview Porter gives in depth insight from a perspective of someone who has worked on the highest level of broadcasting & seen the transition of what is perpetuated in music, movies, television, & other entertainment outlets & how they are truly influencing the minds of our youth today. Paul also discusses the HIGHLY controversial Rick Ross rape infused lyric from his feature on Rocko’s U.O.E.N.O. Below are the links to parts 1 and 2 of the interview and I highly recommend that everyone take a listen to Paul’s amazing insight.
Paul Porter Interview Part 1: http://raprehab.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/KTLKAM1150.mp3
Paul Porter Interview Part 2: http://raprehab.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/KTLKAM1150PartII.mp3
I know for the past few weeks I have not been able to post any new blog or vlog material and for that I apologize. I have however been EXTREMELY busy writing and recording an all new Joint album with my producer @313Phresh, who is also the man behind the visual imagery of the TrueSpeech VLOG series. Writing and recording an album is a very in depth process and it requires full attention to detail in order to create the best music possible which translates to quite a few long nights and 5am-6am studio sessions. However with this album I truly feel that this is some of the most creative, original, and hard hitting music to come out of Detroit in a very long. 313 Phresh and I have truly put a lot into this project & we are hopeful that it will be well received by all who are able to hear it. Very soon we will put the finishing touches on the music aspect of the album and we will in the near future begin promotions for the project. Please visit http://familygrind.com/ to get updated first regarding any and all news about Music, Performances, Appearances, and FGE Apparel.
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