HKR: Bobbito Garcia Talks About Doin’ It in the Park, Elon James Speaks Stop-n-Frisk

HKR-Tues 05-21-13: We talk with long time deejay Bobbito Garcia aka Cucumber Slice aka Kool Bob Love about his new film ‘Doin’ it in the Park‘.. It’s an incredible movie that captures the excitement, the science, the culture and the essence of pick up basketball in New York City..

In our interview Bobbitto talks about the way he and his partner film maker Kevin Couliau traveled to over 180 parks in NYC by bike to capture the magic of pick up basketball. He also gives an insightful history and makes the important connection between Pick Up basketball and Hip Hop.

Later in the show we sit down and talk w/ Brooklyn activist and comedian Elon James White about his new project the remix of 10 Frisk Commandments..This was a song which was original penned by Pittsburgh rapper Jasiri X who took a popular Notorious BIG song ‘10 Crack Commandments‘ and redid to focus on 10 things one should do if stopped by NYPD under their infamous Stop and Frisk program. Elon shot the video to that first effort..

With this new venture, he led the effort to crowd source a remix to the song , which features White himself picking up a mic and rapping.. As he noted in our interview, Stop and Frisk is still a problem, not just in NY, but all over the country under various names..

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An Open Letter to Rick Ross from Uncle Luke- End Your Beef or Wind Up Dead

Unckle luke-campbellDear Rick Ross:

As someone who survived several rap beefs, I’m going to give you some advice. You need to seriously address the threats and attempts on your life. You have worked hard to become a big name in hip-hop. You’ve paid your dues and you’ve grown lyrically since the release of your debut album, Port of Miami, in 2006. You’ve arrived, buddy.

But all this gangster bullshit is jeopardizing your career. No club or arena is going to risk people getting shot. You can forget about doing any tours or CD signings. And if you can’t make money, watch how fast Warner Bros. Records turns on you. I know from experience.

You have the Gangster Disciples breathing down your neck because you’ve named-dropped Larry Hoover, the gang’s founder, in your music. Unlike the record and book publishing industries, these bad dudes don’t understand the concept of public domain. They see you getting rich forever by rapping about their leader, and they don’t like it. That’s why they’re on YouTube talking about how you need to go see them and cut a check.

It’s a shame you can’t enjoy life without spending part of your earnings on heavy security or risking your freedom by purchasing an arsenal. Remember, that’s what landed T.I. and Lil Wayne in prison. You don’t want that to happen to you. However, those are the consequences of rapping about being something you’re not.

Hip-hop has a rich history of college guys who never committed a crime rapping about moving kilos of cocaine and taking out snitches. Every gangster rapper takes on the role of a real hood legend to build up street cred. But don’t fall into the trap of believing you are really a gangster.

Trust me, you don’t want to go out like Biggie Smalls or Tupac. It’s time you squash your beefs.

Follow Luke on Twitter: @unclelukereal1.



Jasiri X Flips Biggie’s 10 Crack Commandments to an Anti-Police Brutality Anthem

I love when Hip Hop steps up and flips classic songs to fit a modern-day scenario.. In this case its Stop and Frisk… props to Pittsburgh artist Jasiri X and comedian/activist Elon James White for this joint called 10 Frisk Commandments.. It’s a play on Biggie’s infamous cut Ten Crack Commandments..

On another tip..Here’s a couple of other songs addressing the issue of police violence and how and why we should stand up against it.. The first is a video to the song Do We Need to Start a Riot by Jasiri X It was filmed in several cities including LA where Henry Rollings one of the LA 4 from the 1992 Rodney King rebellions showed up and gave a few words.