25 Joints to Get u Thru the Day: Rise of the Brown Emcee pt 1&2




25 Joints to get U thru the Day #14

Rise of the Brown Emcee pt 1 (Celebrating Latin Hip Hop)

Listen to pt1 by clicking the link below:


A few months ago I sat on a panel at Harvard where we discussed the global impact of Hip Hop. There was lots of discussion about what folks are doing in Japan and Australia. We talked a bit about the major inroads made in places like Germany and France. Hip Hop on the continent of Africa was discussed. There was no denying just how widespread this culture born in the ravaged ghettos of the South Bronx had become.

During the discussion I noted that for us in the United States, while it was great to know about Hip Hop icons halfway across the world, in order to really appreciate the global reach of this culture perhaps we should start knowing about our Brown skinned neighbors next door and to the south of us in Mexico and throughout South America. I had always found it troubling that a professed Hip Hop head knew about artists in Canada but couldn’t name one from Mexico which has way more people.

I was always surprised that people knew about Snoop, Game and Dr Dre in Cali, but didn’t know about the equally large Hip Hop scene amongst Chicanos.

People know about Paul Wall, Chamillionaire and UGK in Texas, but many didn’t realize there has long been a Hip Hop exchange amongst Texans and heads in Monterey.

As Afrika Bambaataa likes to point out, those who hold up the mantlepiece of Hip Hop in corporate America have done us a disservice because they have segregated the music and in their quest to ‘do business’ they have distorted and omitted major parts that have been important to its build up. People like to say Hip Hop is worldwide in their radio station sales pitches but never reflect that variety and vibrancy on its day to day playlists.

When we talk about Hip Hop one of the key architects are those who see themselves as Latino. From day one our Brown brothers and sisters were on the ground floor plugging away and helping elevate the culture.-From grafitti to deejaying to dancing to emceeing Latinos have made an indeligible mark in Hip Hop that many have built upon. It may have been folks like Prince Whipper Whip of Fantastic Romantic 5 busting serious flows during Hip Hop’s pioneering days. It might have been DJ Charlie Chase or Disco Wiz holding it down on the turntables or pioneering figures like JoJo, Crazy Legs or Popmaster Fable wrecking shop on the dance floor.

On this special 2 part 25 Joints to Get U through the Day we decided to go digging in the crates and turn you on to some Hip Hop’s dopest emcees who just happen to come from the Brownside of town..

01-DJ Negro ‘Mega Mix’

02-Vicky MC ‘Victoria o Derrota’

03-Boca Floca ‘Mi Gente’

04-Rebel Diaz ‘Dem Dayz’

05-Immortal Technique ‘Internally Bleeding’

06-Cihualt Ce ‘Dreamah’

07-Nina Dioz ‘Cuando Cuando’

08-Brwn Bflo ‘My People, Mi Gente’

09-Rico Pabon ‘It Ain’t Real’

10-Fat Joe ‘I’m Trying to Tell ‘Em’

11-Rosa Clemente “Tired of Protesting’ (Justice System Flava’

12-Aztlan Nation ‘Serpent & Eagle’

13-Mexicano 777 ‘Arrepentido’

14-LSOB ‘Check It Out’

15-Tha Mexakanz ‘Confessions’

16-Apakalips ‘Mind Right’

17-Educated Chicana‘LA Immigrant Rally’ -Low Rider madness mix

18-Nina Dioz ‘Prefiero El Asfalto’

19-2Mex “Graffiti Kings’

20-Maria Isa w/ Lolita ‘Die Not Kill’

21-Jenro ‘Hate or Love It’

22-Deuce Eclipse ‘Last Hope’

23-Deuce Eclipse ‘Can’t Break Me Down’

24-Azeem ‘Latin Revenge’




25 Joints to get U thru the Day #15

Rise of the Brown Emcee pt2 (the Indians Are Coming back)

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We continue with our musical journey celebrating the Rise of today’s Brown emcees. We cover alot of ground especially with those who reflect Indegenous traditions in their music. Folks like Quese IMC, Omeca, 2Mex and Kiawiti hit the mark. We also celebrate those who have have crossed over into the mainstream but still kick flava like Omar Cruz, SPM and Malvadre to name a few.

Enjoy pt2

01-Quese IMC ‘Orrolope Muccusepen’

02-Olmeca, Victor E of EL Vuh ‘Toltec’

03-Filthee Immigrants ‘Libertad’ (Raul Salinas mix)

04-Majesty ‘Pain Music’

05-Immortal Technique w/ Maya Acuzema ‘Crimes of the Heart’

06-Mala Rodriguez ‘Titar Afila El Colmillo’

07-MIS (Mexican Institute of Sound) ‘HipHopno Pares’

08-Rebel Diaz ‘Golpe’

09-Bocafloca ‘Suenos Rotos’

10-La Krudas ‘Eres Bella Siendo Tu’

11-Orisha w/ Tony Touch ‘Represent’

12-Malvadre w/ Tony Touch & Sondoobie ‘Pachanga’

13-Kiawitl ‘Una California’

14-Chino XL, Sinfull & Pitbull ‘Latinos Stand Up’

15-Omar Cruz w/ Farnkie J ‘To the Top’

16-Jimmy Roses ‘Hug Real Tight’

17-JenRo ‘Internal Segregation’

18-B-Real & Malvadre ‘Tiempo Perdido’

19-SPM ‘Mexican Heaven’

20-Cihuatl Ce ‘Rise Above’

21-Mala Rodriguez ‘Tambelea’

22-Cihuatl Ce ‘La Otra Resistencia’

23- La Krudas ‘Vencer La Dificultad’

24-2Mex & Sick Jacken & Xololanxin ‘Doctors, Drums & Danger’

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President Obama Wins Noble Peace Prize-Will It Give Him Political Cover?


With Obama winning the Noble Peace Prize perhaps he can patch things up with Rev Wright

With Obama winning the Noble Peace Prize perhaps he can patch things up with Rev Wright

Congratulations President Barack Obama just won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize for his “extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples” the Norwegian Nobel Committee said..If that’s the case,  I hope he pulls out of Afghanistan, helps Free Palestine, ends the blockade w/ Cuba and puts an end to AFROCOM…That will give this prize richer meaning… It’ll move him in the direction of Martin Luther King who won this award 45 years ago.  I have my reservations and disappointments with Obama and him waffling on key issues, many have said it was due to politics and the pressure put on him by organized powerful forces, while many of us on the left have kind of left it up to him to do right by us. Perhaps this Noble Prize will give him the political cover to do the right thing and buffer him from war hawk critics.

 It’s either that or Obama who is now the ‘Peace president’ will have to look us in the eye and tell us that ‘War is the answer’ which will then underscore the devaluing of this award which the right is already spinning… In anycase the President winning the Noble Prize will put the fact that ‘he didn’t win’ the Olympics for Chicago..It will also ironically give him political cover when he doesn’t respond angrily or aggressively to right wing nuts who seem to be all up in his grill all the the time..

 -Davey D-

 Well deserved: President Obama won Nobel Peace Prize


by Carlos in DC

President Barack Obama deserves well the Nobel Peace Prize.

This award is not about what he has accomplished –or not- within the U.S. during his first eight months in office, but what his election as the first Black president of the United States has meant for this country and the entire world.

As the first African descendant leader of the most powerful and richest nation in human history, a country built for centuries with the work of African and Native American slaves, Barack Obama has broken many barriers with his election and directly promoted equality, respect for diversity, social justice, and change all around the planet.

This is a well deserved prize, and it represents also the hope of hundreds of millions of oppressed people in the world struggling against racism, including the over 180 million Afro descendants in the Americas, with leaders like Piedad Cordova, the Afro Colombian Senator who was also a favorite and front runner for this award.

This prize is also well timed as president Obama is close to decide on the fate of the U.S. presence in Afghanistan and Iraq, where the current conflicts are getting more complicated and a military solution seems less probable in both cases.

 The U.S. has over 1,000 military bases in the world, and president Obama needs the most support to make the right decisions to spread more peace, and less wars. His current efforts to strength the U.S. presence in the United Nations is a sign that he will be focusing in peaceful diplomacy in the near future.
 President Obama will receive the Nobel Prize 45 years after Martin Luther King Jr. was awarded in 1964:

  Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize  


 The Nobel Committee on Friday said that Obama had made “extraordinary efforts in international diplomacy and co-operation between peoples.”

 Barack Obama, the US president, has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2009, less than a year after taking office.

The announcement was made in Oslo, the Norwegian capital, recognising Obama’s attempts to foster international peace and create a world without nuclear weapons.

 Obama, 48, wins the award while still being the commander-in-chief of US-led wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

“Only very rarely has a person to the same extent as Obama captured the world’s attention and given its people hope for a better future,” Thorbjoern Jagland, the head of the committee, said.

“His diplomacy is founded in the concept that those who are to lead the world must do so on the basis of values and attitudes that are shared by the majority of the world’s population.

“Obama has as president created a new climate in international politics.

“Multilateral diplomacy has regained a central position, with emphasis on the role that the United Nations and other international institutions can play.”

‘Midst of engagement’

The prize is worth $1.4m, which will be handed over on December 10.

 The only US presidents to have won the award while in office were Theodore Roosevelt in 1906 and Woodrow Wilson in 1919. 

 Kristian Berg Harpviken, from the International Peace Research Institute, told Al Jazeera: “I was very surprised … On the other hand what I did expect this year was a daring prize.

“I mean by daring is a prize that went to somebody who is not only rewarded for past achievements but who actually stands in the midst of a historical engagement.

“In other words, I was expecting the committee to want to use the political weight of the prize to make a difference in the world. To award it to somebody who could take that political capital and run with it.

Harpviken said that Obama is yet to achieve any of his major objectives on the global stage but added “what Obama has done is to give a breath of fresh air to international diplomacy and to multilateral collaboration.”

“He has done that but he has yet to prove that he can deliver. And on many of the concrete issues where he has made tall commitments and has high ambitions it is clear that the wind is not blowing his way and that it is going to be very difficult.”

Governments and world players began reacting to the announcement of the award on Friday.

The Taliban condemned the decision saying that Obama has “not taken a single step towards peace in Afghanistan”.

However, Hamid Karzai, the Afghan president, congratulated Obama, calling the announcement “appropriate”.

An aide to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the Iranian president, said that the award should prompt Obama to begin to end injustice in the world.

“We hope that this gives him the incentive to walk in the path of bringing justice to the world order,” Ali Akbar Javanfekr, Ahmadinejad’s media aide, said.

“We are not upset and we hope that by receiving this prize he will start taking practical steps to remove injustice in the world.”


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