A conversation w/ the Legendary Brand Nubian

Its a shame that so many of us forget and totally overlook the pioneering  and groundbreaking groups who came before us. Brand Nubian is one such group whose members go back to the mid 80s and have always used the mic to spit conscious raising rhymes as well as bring innovative flows. A couple of months back Grand Puba, Lord Jamar and Sadat X came to San Francisco to do a special show where they performed their land mark album ‘One for All‘.

Here’s the interview Anhk Marketing and we at Open Line Media did where we get them open and talking about everything under the sun. They talked about their humble beginnings to their religious backgrounds and how it influenced their music.



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Black History Fact: When Hip Hop Took on Everything from Hollywood to Education.. Remember these songs?


 Public Enemy meets Big Daddy Kane and Ice Cube

Burn Hollywood Burn.. This video speaks for itself.. An incredible song and video..



Grand Puba founding member of Masters of Ceremony and later Brand Nubian kicked off one of the dopes  songs about education I ever heard… Here he talks about what we’re being taught and how it has major impact did one of the dopest songs aboutt education & the pyschological effects of  racism..The name of the cut is called ‘Proper Education’ click link to hear:  http://bit.ly/cknaJy

In ’92 The Dismasters sampled Martin Luther King & did a Hip Hop version of Black Nat’l Anthem The name of the song was ‘Black and Proud’ …click link to hear:  http://bit.ly/bF1yuz

This is one of the most underrated groups to come out during the Golden Age of Hip Hop… They were Philly based 3xDope.. They had a cut I would rock all the time called ‘Increase the Peace’ where they sampled both Malcolm X and Martin Luther King.. It was the first time I had heard the two slain leaders in the same songs..  And incredible piece click link to hear: http://bit.ly/d4CtCO

My home girl DJ Chela from North Carolina turned me onto this song from her fellow North Carolinian .. Its from a dope artist named K-Hill.. The cut features lots of quotes from Malcolm X.. The song is called ‘My People’ click link to hear: http://bit.ly/bbv4JD

Erase Racism featuring Kool G Rap, Big Daddy Kane & Biz Markie.  

A land mark song that spoke honestly and scared folks half to death back in 199o

click link below to watch..


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