Thu, 31 August 2006
This special episode of the Hip-Hop War Report PayShir(www.payshir.com) (www.myspace.com/hiphopwarreport) links with J. R. and the Block Report (www.myspace.com/blockreportradio). J. R. interviewed world renowned hip-hop journalist Davey D. www.daveyd.com as he reports on the "Net Neutrality Act" in congress. This is a bill that will give major music and other media conglomerates such as phone and internet companies the power to regulate the speed of artist websites, search-engines and music downloads sites. This is done as an effort to control music on the internet much like the way it is cotrolled on regular terrestrial and mainstream radio.
The Block Report is a radio show that's dedicated to spreading information about the struggle. These are not studio journalists. J. R., the Minister of Information, is constantly in the streets bringing you full coverage of our soldiers in the struggle. From Shutting down a press conference of congressman Bobby Rush, to Fred Hampton Jr. speaking in Watts. The Minister of Info is right there on the front lines.
Highlights from this episode:
Davey D. discusses how internets speeds in many other countries including South Africa and Beirut are 50 to 100 times faster than in America.
Davey D. talks about congressman Bobby Rush and the "C.O.P.E. act" Also how the music industry, media and telecommunications companies are working together to stack the deck against indie artist and other competitors
Block Report Website- www.mypace.com/blockreportradio
For more info on the "Net Neutrality"- www.savethenet.com
Davey D- www.daveyd.com
Wed, 9 August 2006
Interview with AKIR discussing the inspiration behind politically driven song-"Treason" featuring Immortal Technique off debut album titled Legacy currently for sale.(http://www.viperrecords.com/)
Interviewed by PAY DAYE(http://myspace.com/payshir)
Also discusses the mixtape gem titled "Newport Sticks" in which AKIR poetically expresses his feelings towards his favorite cigarette brand-Newports! All interviews are followed by the topic song respectivley.
Highlights from the show
* Akir questions artists that take hood views,make money and dont come back to share with the very people that made them....."TREASON"
* Akir discusses his upbringing around cigarettes and how the tobacco companies target the black community. ......"Newport Sticks"
Please cut and paste links!
buy- Street Editions 1&2 (http://cdbaby.com/cd/akir)Rock the Bells tour dates-(http://myspace.com/rockthebellsfestival)