The Firing Squad: Floyd Foibles, Dash Drama, Ferguson & French Fries

The Firing Squad: Floyd Foibles, Dash Drama, Ferguson & French Fries

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By Odeisel
“Real journalism is publishing something someone else does not want published – the rest is just public relations.”

-George Orwell

With so much drama in the world today in our communities on both macro and micro levels, it’s always strange to see the news or people that claim to be journalists talking about all kinds of silly things and never what’s going on. The Firing Squad is here…

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King Fantastic: Los Angeles International

By Odeisel The homie Killer Reese is back on these streets and that means that King Fantastic is back on the grind.

King Fantastic: Los Angeles International

By Odeisel The homie Killer Reese is back on these streets and that means that King Fantastic is back on the grind.

The Firing Squad: Ferguson Update, Hip-Hop’s Response & McDonald’s Strikes Back

The Firing Squad: Ferguson Update, Hip-Hop’s Response & McDonald’s Strikes Back

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By Odeisel
“Real journalism is publishing something someone else does not want published – the rest is just public relations.”

-George Orwell

With so much drama in the world today in our communities on both macro and micro levels, it’s always strange to see the news or people that claim to be journalists talking about all kinds of silly things and never what’s going on. The Firing Squad is here…

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IllSide Radio: Cormega Philosphy & D-Rose and The USA Basketball Team

IllSide Radio: Cormega Philosphy & D-Rose and The USA Basketball Team

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This week’s show focuses on the incredible release from Cormega and Large Professor and how artists of his caliber are still able to reinvent themselves late in their career. We talk about how this year’s USA basketball team is shaping up including the status and health of Paul George and Derrick Rose. This and more on a booming in your trunk episode of IllSide Radio.

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Team Fearless Celebrates The 4th Annual Hip-Hop Honors Awards

Team Fearless Celebrates The 4th Annual Hip-Hop Honors Awards

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By C D Frazie

Those that filled the Masonic Hall at Baruch College last weekend weekend were treated to some vintage Hip-Hop as some of the pioneers of the culture were acknowledged at the fourth annual Team Fearless Hip Hop Honors, hosted by the legendary Grandmaster Caz (Cold Crush Brothers) and Devastating Tito (Fearless Four).

“This year we went straight to the essence of Hip-Hop. I started…

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IllSide Radio: Do The Right Thing Turns 25

IllSide Radio: Do The Right Thing Turns 25

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By Gabe Mendoza

This week’s show we get back in to the groove by talking about this year’s annual BET Music and film award show hosted by Chris Rock. The state of hip hop and those that run it is still a hot button topic being pressed by some of hip hop’s veterans, OD and Gabe talk about the latest comments made by Freddie Foxx and Buckshot. We talk new music, World Cup overkill and 25 years of…

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Domineko: Escape From Kansas City

Domineko: Escape From Kansas City

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By Tora B

Kansas City is known for many things, from the Royals to the Chiefs and the bebop era of Jazz. Planet Ill homie Techn9ne carries the Hip-Hop scene on his back as well. As part of our ongoign initiative to bring new artists and new music to the masses, Planet Ill sat down with Kansas City native artists Domineko, who combines jazzy influences with a 90s sensibility to put forth a new…

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IllSide Radio: Dame Dash & Chuck D Out To Save Hip Hop

IllSide Radio: Dame Dash & Chuck D Out To Save Hip Hop

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By Gabriel Mendoza

This week’s show is a combination of several stories where Hip-Hop icons Chuck D, MC Ren and Dame Dash have come out against today’s rap artists and the radio stations that play them. Has the game passed these gentleman by? Or are they truly out to serve the best interest of theHip-Hop culture and ensure its future by combatting corporate run radio stations and label…

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NameBrand: Suicide City

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By Odeisel

The rap music business is slowly dying. At least on the mainstream. And well it should. the vultures have slowly picked and nibbled until the husk that remains reflects rappers that can’t rhyme and a bunch of slave shit blasting from rap radio. I’m so tired of hearing people talk that Hip-Hop is dead shit that The Planet is going to take up the cause of introducing cats to people that…

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IllSide Radio: Maya Angelou Remembered, Rap Genius For Dummies & The Barrell Brothers

IllSide Radio: Maya Angelou Remembered, Rap Genius For Dummies & The Barrell Brothers

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By Gabriel Mendoza

This week’s show we celebrate the life of poet and activist Maya Angelou who passed at the age of 86. The Rap Genius website made news on the eve of the Santa Barbara mass shooting by celebrating the murderer’s “beautiful” words. Closing out the show we talk Torae & Skyzoo’s debut collaboration album, The Barrell Brothers and take one last shot at the Indiana Pacer’s woeful…

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