Hip Hop Congress Seeking Artist 4 Haiti Relief Song

Hip-Hop Congress- Haiti Benefit Song- (spit 8Bars)-
All Proceeds Go To The People Of Haiti
 
ATTENTION!!  All Artists Worldwide Unite For Haiti- Ongoing Rap/Song Quilt
Send back seperate tracked out wav files of verse 8 Bars (rap, poem, spoken word, singing, drops,instrumentas)  ASAP
 
This requires our immediate atention as artists. Lets Unite for a Powerful message when it counts
 
Send verse here DLabrozia2005@yahoo.com and cc HipHoppa13@aol.com WAVE’S please !!
 
This song is also in honor of Oakland Legend “Too Short” who has always made songs that spoke about struggle and issues in the world such as “The Ghetto”, “I Want to be free”, and the Mega-Hit “Life is Too Short” 

List of Artists in Support so far: Add your name…. 

DLabrie, Rahman Jamaal, Knobody (Hieroglyfics), E-Dawg, Sir Mixalot, Bigg Mann, Bueno, Swisherbox Studios, RDV Promo, Ms Jay, YDMC, Blaze 5, Kev Choice, Kung Fu Vampire, SaikoDelic

The list is Growing every second. Be on the right side of History Text YELE to 501501 and donate $5 to Haiti from your phone bill!! 

INFO LINK – http://www.divshare.com/folder/665795-754 

Upload pix/logos on your pages in SUPPORT of the people of Haiti www.yele.org or www.hiphopcongress.com 

@HipHopCongress is organizing a song 4 Haiti 4 ALL ARTISTS worldwide.Drop 8 Bars INFO @ http://tinyurl.com/yaokadx proceeds 2 @Yelehaiti 
Thank You, DLabrie,
President of RonDavoux Records
National Outreach Director of Hip HopCongress
5107989610 

  

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B-Fresh Interview w/ Rhymesayers rap star Toki Wright

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Meet Toki Wright-Strong Black male

by Rebecca ‘B-Fresh’ McDonald

http://bfreshphotography.com/2010/02/11/tokiwright/


Rhymesayers hosted A Benefit for Haiti on Tuesday night (raising over $25,000) with Toki Wright performing new material off his upcoming project, BlackMale, an 8-song EP full of his real-life stories and opinions about the black male’s experience. It will be released digitally on Rhymesayers on February 16 and will support Haiti relief as well: Fans will have the opportunity to donate any amount for direct relief efforts as Wright’s friend will be returing to Haiti to hand out basic needs items like aspirin and toothpaste with the proceeds.

I sat down with Wright to explore the connection he is making between the local and global community. See video slideshow below.

B FRESH: With the benefit for Haiti that Rhymesayers organized and your new project where all proceeds will go to the same cause, tell us about the importance of connecting the local with the global community. How do you stay active and engaged in this connection?

Toki Wright: The world is a lot smaller place than we think. We have a lot more in common with our global neighbors than we think. Our music travels across the world and effects many people. As long as you are telling a true story you can connect with others everywhere.

BF: With your organizing and activist hat on, what would you tell people about the struggle or obstacles in making these local/global connections?

TW: The struggle is to make sure that your words find their way into all communities and they are backed up by action.

BF: Your new project touches on similar issues: From your travels around the world to the experiences of a simple day in the barber shop. What should fans and supporters expect from BlackMale and of Toki Wright for 2010?

TW: People should expect a very well thought-out project in BlackMale. Every song on the project is significant to me. It shows my growth as an artist and a person since releasing A Different Mirror. In 2010, I have no plans of slowing down or stopping. I have my first headlining tour coming up (the Black Belt Tour) starting February 25th. I’m going to keep pushing my released projects while working on features and my new album.

BF: What is your inspiration for the project?

TW: I was inspired to add to the documentation of the African-American experience. As we advance technologically we also lose much of our storytelling. If people dig up the United States 1,000 years from now and all they hear are tales of violence and partying, it will make sense why we were led to our own destruction. I want to be able to add some other answers.

BF: Give me your most memorable line from this project off the top:

TW: Off of the track Time Zones-”You wont make it to see 25/they tell us in the hood but they aint tell the kids at Columbine.”

BF: What is your creative process like?
TW: Stress and relief.

BF: What is a habit you have or something quirky that you do while creating?

TW: I keep a pen and pad next to my bed and try to always write my first thoughts when waking up.

BF: After coming off of tour and setting into your new position over at McNally, what has changed about your lifestyle, music etc, and what has stayed the same?

TW: I’m much more focused. I’ve been challenging myself to write in different ways. I don’t think I’m too much different from before the exposure though people may look at me in a different way.

BF: Do you have any other show coming up?

TW: Me and Sims from Doomtree had to make the decision of whether or not to play this benefit show because we are both playing at Sauce on Saturday, February 13th. The Haiti Benefit will be a lot shorter performances, but we knew we had to be present. I look forward to having a party with people both Tuesday and Saturday.

BF: If you could work with anyone this year who would it be and why?

TW: Me, Bob Marley, Jimi Hendrix, and J Dilla on the production. Why not?

BF: Is there anything else you want the world to know about Toki Wright?

TW: “BlackMale” will be available online next Tuesday February 16th. Twitter me. @mrwrighttc

Below is an interview we did last year with Toki Wright..when he released his first Rhymesayer album

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White Fraternity Mocks Black History Month With “Compton Cookout”

This is absurd.. at a time when UC students on all 9 campuses have come together to protest massive fee hikes to the tune of 39%..here come these bozos at UC San Diego…Just goes to show you how backwards some can be.. Thanks Brother Deen Muhammad for passing this story along..

White Fraternity Mocks Black History Month
With “Compton Cookout”

KTLA News
February 17, 2010

SAN DIEGO – – Officials at the UC, San Diego, are condemning a ghetto – themed party organized by fraternity students to mock Black History Month.

A Facebook posting advertising the ‘Compton Cookout’ invited people to a condominium complex off – campus.

The invitation urged all participants to wear chains, rapper-style urban clothing by makers such as FUBU and speak very loudly, according to a Facebook invitation.

Female participants were encouraged to be “ghetto chicks’ with gold teeth, cheap clothes and “short, nappy hair.”

The invitation said the party would serve watermelon, chicken, malt liquor, cheap beer and a purple sugar-water concoction called “dat Purple Drank.”

The party was organized by members of several UCSD fraternities, according to an e-mail from Gary Ratcliff, assistant vice chancellor for student life.

UCSD Chancellor Marye Anne Fox called the party, “offensive” and a “blatant disregard of our campus values.”

We reject acts of discrimination … and we will confront and appropriately respond to such acts,” Fox said.

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Read The Invitation To The “Compton Cook Out,” As Posted On Facebook:

“February marks a very important month in American society. No, I’m not referring to Valentines day or Presidents day. I’m talking about Black History month. As a time to celebrate and in hopes of showing respect, the Regents community cordially invites you to its very first Compton Cookout.

For guys: I expect all males to be rockin Jersey’s, stuntin’ up in ya White T (XXXL smallest size acceptable), anything FUBU, Ecko, Rockawear, High / Low top Jordans or Dunks, Chains, Jorts, stunner shades, 59 50 hats, Tats, etc.

For girls: For those of you who are unfamiliar with ghetto chicks – Ghetto chicks usually have gold teeth, start fights and drama, and wear cheap clothes – they consider Baby Phat to be high class and expensive couture. They also have short, nappy hair, and usually wear cheap weave, usually in bad colors, such as purple or bright red. They look and act similar to Shenaynay, and speak very loudly, while rolling their neck, and waving their finger in your face. Ghetto chicks have a very limited vocabulary, and attempt to make up for it, by forming new words, such as “constipulated,” or simply cursing persistently, or using other types of vulgarities, and making noises, such as “hmmg!,” or smacking their lips, and making other angry noises, grunts, and faces. The objective is for all you lovely ladies to look, act, and essentially take on these “respectable” qualities throughout the day.

Several of the regents condos will be teaming up to house this monstrosity, so travel house to house and experience the various elements of life in the ghetto.

We will be serving 40’s, Kegs of Natty, dat Purple Drank – which consists of sugar, water, and the color purple , chicken, coolade, and of course Watermelon. So come one and come all, make ya self before we break ya self, keep strapped, get yo shine on, and join us for a day party to be remembered – or not.”
Copyright © 2010, KTLA-TV, Los Angeles

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UCSD begins investigation of frat’s race-mocking party

By Eleanor Yang Su,
UNION-TRIBUNE STAFF WRITER

Wednesday,
February 17, 2010 at 6:48 p.m.
LA JOLLA — University of California San Diego officials have begun an investigation into the off-campus party held Monday that mocked Black History Month, and hope to decide within the next few weeks whether students involved with the event will be disciplined.

The party sparked outrage on a campus that has struggled for years to recruit Black students, and the president of the fraternity whose members helped organize the event issued an apology Wednesday.

The Fraternity regrets the display of ignorance and error-of-judgment made by any individual members who may have attended or were associated via social-media with the racially-offensive party,” Garron Engstrom, chapter president of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity, said in the statement.

Engstrom, who did not respond to requests for comment, noted the event was not an official fraternity event. He said disciplinary actions have been taken against members, and all members attending the party have been encouraged “to reach out to the African-American community.”

Campus administrators have identified nine partygoers and are trying to learn their motivation for holding the event, said Penny Rue, UCSD’s vice chancellor for student affairs.

The most important thing for me is having the students understand the impact of their actions on the rest of the community,” Rue said. “And secondly, to understand what they were thinking.

In an invitation circulated on Facebook, party organizers said they would be serving “Kegs of Natty, dat Purple Drank — which consists of sugar, water, and the color purple, chicken, coolade, and of course Watermelon.”

Male partygoers were urged in the invite to wear white T-shirts “XXXL smallest size acceptable.” Females were given this guidance: “Ghetto chicks have a very limited vocabulary, and attempt to make up for it, by forming new words, such as ‘constipulated’, or simply cursing persistently, or using other types of vulgarities, and making noises, such as ‘hmmg!’, or smacking their lips, and making other angry noises, grunts, and faces.”

Rue said it’s too early to say whether student conduct codes have been violated, but noted many policies don’t apply off campus. In the case of the party, fewer rules apply because the event was not sanctioned or organized by a specific student organization, just fraternity members.

UCSD’s conduct code bars cheating, theft and sexual offenses, among other things. For off-campus incidents, the university has discretion to discipline students for misconduct “under limited circumstances,” based on the seriousness of the misconduct, impact on the campus community and university’s ability to gather information.

Justin A. Buck, executive vice president at the fraternity’s headquarters in Memphis, Tenn., denounced the actions of the UCSD members involved in the incident and stated the fraternity’s constitution does not discriminate on the basis of race.

Several UCSD students said they have been unimpressed by the university’s response, especially given the larger challenge it faces in recruiting Black students, who make up less than 2 percent of undergraduates.

The students are fed up,” said David Ritcherson, the head of UCSD’s Black Student Union. “The campus climate is horrible. People are thinking about transferring.”

Others say the administration has overreacted, and should not get involved with off-campus parties.

Bryan Kim, a UCSD senior from central California, said he had been planning to host a similar racially themed party this month tied to Black History Month. He wanted attendees to dress up as gangster rappers and participate in a costume contest judged by a Black friend.

People laugh at stereotypes because there’s an element of fun,” Kim said. “People need to get a sense of humor or they’re just going to spend their whole life being angry about things they can’t control.”
Pi Kappa Alpha incidents
• At Georgia State University, fraternity members showed up in Black face at a “Straight Outta Compton” hip – hop themed party in 2004.

• Pike members at Washington State University were disciplined after a Black football player was beaten up at a fraternity party in 2001.

• Members of the fraternity at Chapman University in Orange were involved in a brawl that injured two Black students in 1993.
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VALUES:

Pi Kappa Alpha is dedicated to developing men of integrity, intellect, and high moral character and to fostering a truly lifelong fraternal experience.”

Prominent Pikes

Members of Pi Kappa Alpha hold prominent positions in many walks of life. Choose any of the categories below to view our famous members:

Kenneth T. Jackson —
Jacques Barzun Professor of History and
the Social Sciences-Columbia University,
Editor – in – Chief of The Encyclopedia of New York City

Kenneth T. Jackson, Jacques Barzun Professor of History and the Social Sciences, specializes in American social and urban history…His publications include The Ku Klux Klan in the City, 1915 to 1930 (1967),

“First, I must confess that over the last few years I have been gravely disappointed with the white moderate. I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negro’s great stumbling block in the stride toward freedom is not the White Citizen’s Council-er or the Ku Klux Klanner, but the white moderate who is more devoted to‘order’ than to justice; who prefers a negative peace which is the absence of tension to a positive peace which is the presence of justice; who constantly says;

‘I agree with you in the goal you seek, but I can’t agree with your methods of direct action;’ who paternalistically feels he can set the timetable for another man’s freedom; who lives by the myth of time and who constantly advises the Negro to wait until a ‘more convenient season.’

Shallow understanding from people of goodwill is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will. Lukewarm acceptance is much more bewildering than outright rejection.”

— Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King

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Earlier today, someone (a woefully ignorant / belligerent Black male) attempted to argue with me. He posited that Caucasians have changed. My response was / is: Collectively, Caucasians today, the slave master’s children perpetuate the legacy of institutional racism (white supremacy) and have already made plans for tomorrow to continue white supremacy for their posterity.

-Brother Deen Muhammad-