On Monday Nike announced it was making Colin Kaepernick the face of it’s “Just Do It” campaign. It’s reported that the profits made from the merchandise sold during this campaign will be donated to his charity “Know Your Rights.”
Around ten years ago, I coined the phrase “Quantum Hip Hop’. It was my feeble attempt to express the unknowable potential that Hip Hop possessed in a time when creativity laid dormant. The recycled flows, verses, cadences, and styles which gave birth to a flourishing “rap” industry was killing the emcee.
Bull market. Bear market. These may have been among the terms you have been hearing lately when tuning in to your favorite (or least favorite) 24-hour news station as they report on the current hot and cold state of the stock market. You may have no idea what these terms mean or what their relevance is to investing. Although the stock market (and its terms) can be rather complicated, it’s not as hard as one may think.
Yes, I said “science”. Most will find this statement to be an oxymoron, but please allow me to explain. Anything that we, the Hip-Hop community and Black people in general give our energy, time, and creativity to usually results in something magical, yet is always rooted deep within the subconscious streams of our DNA.
Kemetic theology and high spiritual culture, is in many ways, an early antecedent to the modern hip-hop aesthetic. Hip hop, in its original intent, involves taking bits and pieces from a wide variety of musical soundscapes to create something exciting and new.
Let's first set the scene, it’s September 11, 2001, a day Americans will always remember as the day the World Trade Center was attacked in New York City. 9/11 is also the day Rap fans worldwide will remember as the day Jay-Z dropped one of the most lethal, lyrical assaults in Hip-Hop history with the release of the “Takeover” off of his sixth studio album, The Blueprint.