POPULAR OAKLAND RAPPER OFFERS STIMULUS PACKAGE

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Del said. “People are like, ‘You’re giving it away for free? What’s the catch?’ I’m like, ‘There is no catch. You ain’t gonna buy it. I know you ain’t gonna buy it. But you might listen to it if I give it to you.”

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delthefunkee-225NEW YORK (Billboard) – Oakland rap legend Del the Funky Homosapien, like all musicians, is coming to grips with a rapidly changing music industry. Unlike most, though, he’s looking to himself for the solution, personally bankrolling his new album, “Funk Man (The Stimulus Package),” and releasing it as a free download.

“I just wanted people to believe in something again,” Del told Billboard.com. “I know what’s going on. I’m not blind. I didn’t think enough people were actually going to buy it to warrant me doing a full-scale release.”

Del’s first release since 2007’s “The Eleventh Hour,” “Funk Man” finds the MC rhyming about the perils of pop culture and putting an errant twist on classic West Coast swagger (as popularized by his own cousin, Ice Cube). But it’s also a vehicle for Del’s clear frustration with the current state of commercial hip-hop.

“I’m waking up every day and thinking, ‘Man, I’m Pops,'” he said. “Back when my Pops was like, ‘Turn that mess off, all it is is garbage, you don’t know nothing about real music’ — I’m doing that now.”

To spark interest in “Funk Man,” which was made available on April 7 on delthefunkyhomosapien.bandcamp.com and Funnyman Entertainment, the Bay Area, California, rapper released a music video for “Get It Right Now,” the album’s first single — though he’s quick to question that nomenclature.

“That’s the song I decided to put out and let everybody know I got something new. I don’t know if you could call it a single, because I’m not really even working in that parameter.”

Del is promoting the record with an extensive club tour, which kicked off April 8 and will visit 29 cities before it wraps in Salt Lake City on May 18.

The album was funded in part by sponsorship deals with Skull Candy, Osirus Shoes, and Arnette but primarily by the artist himself, who also wrote and produced the album entirely on his own. “I’m almost fully self-reliant at this point,” he said.

Hip-hop mixtape downloads are often available for free, but the same can’t be said of full albums. The rapper insists that for him, giving away an album was the only choice that made sense.

“It was just sitting there, and nobody would’ve heard it ever, like the other 500,000 pieces of music I’ve got,” Del said. “People are like, ‘You’re giving it away for free? What’s the catch?’ I’m like, ‘There is no catch. You ain’t gonna buy it. I know you ain’t gonna buy it. But you might listen to it if I give it to you.'”

“I’m just trying to ride the wave, to tell you the truth,” Del added, “because I’m out here like everybody else. I don’t really know nothing either. But I’m willing to try something.”

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Deep in the heart of Texas these Cats are Harder than 50 Cent, Rick Ross & Any & All Thugs

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thug-225I wish some of our esteemed beef makers would spark war with these guys.  At the end of the day this group of guys are more thuggish than anyone I know from the hood. They are harder then Suge Knight x 10. They make 50, Jim Jones, Rick Ross all look week. These are the real criminals. Please take not..

CNN reports that police are accused of having robbed at least 150 drivers in Tenaha, Texas. The amount stolen is close to $3 million, says a lawyer who has filed a class action suit against the town and police department there.

Some of the victims (who are mostly African American) said that when they complained to the police about the police, the police threatened to take the victims’ children away.

In one case, the district attorney sent a couple who’d been robbed a form letter to sign that said, in exchange for forfeiting the $6000 that had been stolen from them, “…no criminal charges shall be filed…and our children shall not be turned over to [child protective services].”

The video is loaded with lots of other tragicomically sordid details.

Police In Texas Accused of Committing Highway Robberies

 

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Breakdown FM-25 Joints to Get u through the Day-The Friday cool Mix

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In this 25  Joints we went diggin in the crates to get you a vintage Hip Hop mix from ’93/’94.

Sometimes its good to go back into time and remeber how things were. Here you will hear joints like MC Ren’s May Day on the Frontline, Lord Finesse, Brand Nubian, Show Biz and AG and much much more. We kick things off with a remix we did of  the legendary Temptations..Enjoy

Here’s the link to the Breakdown FM Show:

http://odeo.com/episodes/24544875-25-Joints-12-A-Cool-Mix-To-get-u-Through

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