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Eminem Teases New Album, Unleashes “Campaign Speech” [New Music]

Guess who’s back? Shady’s back!

Eminem took to Twitter yesterday to announce that he is currently working on a new album. Not only did the real Slim Shady tease the album; but he offered us a taste of what’s in store, delivering a new record titled “Campaign Speech.”

The almost 8-minute long track features Em showcasing his superb rhyme skills using multi-syllable patterns and unapologetically unleashing his thoughts on a range of topics from Donald Trump to the death of Eric Garner and even George Zimmerman.

On Donald Trump:

“Consider me a dangerous man / But you should be afraid of this dang candidate / You say Trump don’t kiss ass like a puppet / ‘Cause he runs his campaign with his own cash for the fundin’ / And that’s what you wanted / A fuckin’ loose cannon who’s blunt with his hand on the button / Who doesn’t have to answer to no one—great idea!”

On George Zimmerman:

“Dressing George Zimmerman in a fluorescent orange / Dress and four-inch / Heels to address the court / With a bullseye on his back, his whole chest and torso / Are left on the doorsteps of Trayvon’s dad as a present for him / In my present form / I’m Desert Storm.”

Marshall’s forthcoming album will follow 2013’s The Marshall Mathers LP 2.

Listen to Shady unleash vitriol bars on “Campaign Speech” below.

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New Music: Joe Budden Takes On Beyoncé’s “Freedom” To Address Police Brutality Admist Horrific Deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castille

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A slew of artists have turned to music to air out their grievances over the status of race relations in this country, following the gruesome murders of Alton Sterling and Philando Castille at the hands of police. Joe Budden is one of these artist’s hopping on Beyoncé‘s “Freedom” to deliver his message.

The powerful track opens with the heartbreaking audio of Castille’s fiance Diamond Reynolds and their daughter after witnessing his murder and then segues into part of Jesse William‘s Humanitarian Award speech from the 2016 BET Awards, where he addresses law enforcement’s data supported ability to disarm, de-escalate, and not kill white people everyday.

“It’s okay Mommy. It’s okay, I’m right here with you.”

The no-holds-barred freestyle mentions Sandra Bland, Tamir Rice, Eric Garner, Castille, and Sterling; all victims of law enforcement’s dangerous bias against POC. The Slaughterhouse emcee also touches on the racial biases present throughout the various systems that make up this country, and Trump’s insidious slogan “Make America Great Again.”

Budden included the following message with the release:

I was told there was once a world where slaves communicated with each other via music, and tho I wasn’t present for that, the Hip-Hop I fell in love with always encouraged me to do the same (Thank you Public Enemy)….
Let this act as an unfortunate reminder that times change and they don’t. #BlackLivesMatter #YallLivesMatter #OurLivesMatter … I’m afraid to wonder what happens when we as a people decide to stop saying it. Some deem us threatening now by sheer design. We are not. We are loving, passionate, cultured and proud, even during unrest. However, with every life viciously and maliciously taken by costumed evil, we grow more and more afraid. What will occur when too many of us are afraid? #IfYouDontValueMyLifeEYEWill
#GodHelpUsAll #TheMissionIsGreat

Budden’s ability to touch on the multiple layers of racism that still continue to reveal themselves in society today makes this one of, if not the best record to address where all our anger and angst comes from. Listen to it below.

Hopefully artists, politicians, athletes, and people everywhere remain united so we can once and for all put an end to the injustice.

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Consciously Fly: Kendrick Lamar Touches on Real Topics in “Blacker the Berry” and We’re Here For It; So We Had To Recap!

“The Blacker the Berry”, the sweeter the juice… “Hiii Power” rapper and Compton creative, Kendrick Lamar has recently dropped some conscious jewels for the third eye viewers and high schoolers.

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Donning a bit of Badu, and D’Angelo, Kendrick raps “Penitentiary will only hire me”, hinting at the rise of the prison population and the demand for the incarceration of minorities which, brings focus to the agenda of privatizing prisons for profit.

In “the Blacker the Berry”, Kendrick marks our not so favorable reality in black communities highlighting the continued injustices. Kendrick is well aware of the many Eric Garners and Trayvon Martins and clearly demoralizes institutions and white supremacy, all while, Assassin (featured on the track) reassures the world, we are the indigenous people.

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Kendrick Lamar via Tumblr

As history recounts the victimization, institutionalism and conditioning of Africans, Kendrick forces listeners to “be realistic”. With these conversations being a rarity, it’s upsetting that those with the notable platform fail to exercise their power and voice. Kendrick claims the opposite from the beginning of his career and most notably from one of his first projects ‘Section 80‘.

Kendrick continually refers to himself as “the biggest hypocrite of 2015”, alluding to not only his hypocritical nature, but ours, which consequently leads to our plight and the repeating of our history. Not only have we fell victim to non-black attack but we berate, murder and lack the empowerment of our own communities.

Group is self, and here, Kendrick represents that original essence that we once had. With a following as culturally diverse as his own, this substantial anthem is sure to reach the ears of non-blacks, exposing them to not only the struggle but the strength.

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K Dot via Tumblr

The much avoided race discourse needs to be initiated in America, as it’s often treated as taboo. Listen to the track. Hence, that’s an interesting visual – we need to feed: the nation, the children, the people.

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#BlackLivesMatter: Tens of Thousands Take It To The Streets For ‘Millions March’ [Photos]

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NOT ONE MORE! The unique date 12-13-14 was the day more than 50,000 people of all colors, races and walks of life came together, and shouted NOT ONE MORE! Protestors met at Washington Square Park at 2pm, demonstrators let their voices be heard as two emcees got them ready for the 4-hour march on NYC

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#ICantBreathe: Common, John Legend & Alicia Keys [New Music]

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Touching the non-indictment occurrences between the Michael Brown and Eric Garner cases, Alicia Keys, Common and John Legend all lend a vocal helping hand, delivering profound music on the topic at hand. Check it out after the jump…

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The Daily Word: NBA On TNT Analyst Kenny Smith Pens Heartfelt Open Letter To Friend & Colleague Charles Barkley About His Ferguson Remarks

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With the recent developments both Mike Brown and now Eric Garner’s cases, tempers are flaring and opinions are coming from all over. Charles Barkley arguably one of the most outspoken athletes ever shared his thoughts on Ferguson, the protests and riots. His very candid and real analysis is a hit with folks when he’s talking sports, it’s earned him numerous Emmys. His recent comments though definitely rubbed a lot of folks the wrong way.