Free Speech TV…Davey D Intv w/ Legend Amiri Baraka (OLM News)

Amiri BarakaThis is our Free Speech TV show OLM News w/ Davey D where we sat down w/ educator, activists, Black Arts Movement founder Amiri Baraka.. There’s so much to talk w/ this legend about and we covered a lot of ground..including art and activism, the connection between Hip Hop and the Black Arts Movement that proceeded it.. the political state of our country..

It’s important to build with elders like Amiri to get a sense of history which allows us to make important connections between movements they started and current happenings.. This is eye-opening and compelling. It was shot at Eastside Arts Alliance in Oakland.. enjoy

You can catch our weekly Free Speech TV show on Sunday nights w/ repeats 3 times during the week.. Check local listings..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fbQVIErafU

Free Speech TV… Davey D Interview w/ Blackalicious (OLM News)

Chief XL of BlackaliciousThis is a our recent Free Speech TV show¬† OLM News w/ Davey D where we sat down and chopped it up with Oakland based rappers Blackalicious. It’s always a pleasure to build with Gift of Gab who is by far one of Hip Hop’s most underrated emcees and Chief XL who is a producer’s producer..

During our convo we covered a variety of topics like them working with the late Gil Scott Heron, the current state of Hip Hop and them rocking mics internationally… They note one of their favorite places to get down is in various countries throughout Africa. We also focused on their longevity in the game which now spans over 20 years..

You can catch our weekly TV show on Free Speech television on Sunday nights..and the repeats which air 3 times each week.. Check local listings

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFD-NooIo9M

OLM News: our Convo w/ Author Nelson George..Brooklyn Boheme & the State of Black Music

We recently sat down with longtime music critic and author Nelson George to talk about his new movie Brooklyn Boheme.This is a film that focuses on what many deemed a major Black Artist renaissance in the Fort Greene section of Brooklyn during the late 80s and throughout the 90s and on into the early part of the millennium.

During our interview, not only did we talk about the movie, but we had an engaging exchange on the state of Hip Hop and Black music in general… To this day one of the dopest books I’ve ever read is Death of Rhythm and Blues and so we definitely built on some of the points he raised there…¬† Enjoy the convo which recently aired on Free Speech TV

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQcbQiqrFCA