Jarrod Horton Articles

Are The Chicago Police Department and City Of Chicago Blackballing G Herbo By Cancelling His Shows?

By: Jarrod Horton

Staff Writer

I got upset after finding out that the Chicago Police Department and Chicago’s Business Affair and Consumer Protection cancelled a recent show for G Herbo in Chicago. This is the second time within a month that G Herbo was scheduled to headline a show in Chicago and the powers that be cancelled it. The first was the Takeover Jam, a popular annual concert sponsored by Chicago powerhouse radio station WGCI and its parent company iHeartRadio. The second was a scheduled show tomorrow at Chicago’s Vic Theatre. The promoter of the show Peter Jideonwo of Pete’s House said he try to compromise and talk to city officials, but they haven’t budge.  “Everybody needs to sit down and have a conversation on how to proceed with throwing shows,” he said “The kids need something to do, and you’re telling the kids they need to stay off the street and ‘don’t do this, don’t do that.” he continued. Read More

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David Banner Talks About Women in Hip Hop and New Video with Black Thought

By: Jarrod Horton

Staff Writer

Recently I caught up with David Banner in Atlanta and the viewing of Roxanne Shante’s movie ‘Roxanne Roxanne on Netflix. He used that platform to talk about other women and platform and how it is pleasing to hear different views from a woman perspective. He also talked about his new album ‘The God Box’ and his new video that will feature Black Thought. Check out the interview below.

Viewing of ‘Roxanne Roxanne’ in Atlanta Celebrates Her Legacy along with other Hip Hop Legends

By: Jarrod Horton 

Staff Writer

The celebration of the legacy of Roxanne Shante’s legacy continued this week with the official viewing of her movie ‘Roxanne Roxanne in Atlanta. Hip Hop stars Killer Mike, David Banner and Kap G came out to support the showing at the Gathering Spot in Atlanta. The audience not only got a chance to view the movie but participated in a question and answer session with Roxanne, producer Mimi Valdez and actress Chante Adams who portrayed Roxanne in the film.  The movie chronicled how Roxanne got started in Hip Hop, became a star, mom, domestic abuse victim and survivor. Touching on those topics has opened the dialogue on the role Hip Hop pioneers has played in establishing the culture into the mainstream. Hip Hop legends Kool Moe Dee, Sparky D and MC Shan were also in attendance and answered questions about their contribution to the game. Roxanne talked about her early success and how being a teen mom and domestic abuse victim molded her into being a motivator and inspiration for other young women who have issues. In all the night was a celebratory event filled with admiration and love for the movie and legacy of Roxanne Shante

Roxanne Shante Talks About Not Sugarcoating Movie and Roxanne’s Revenge Movie

By: Jarrod Horton

Staff Writer

I recently caught up with Roxanne Shante for the official viewing of her movie ‘Roxanne Roxanne’ in Atlanta. She talked about she felt with her contributions to the culture of Hip Hop and what it means having her own movie. Check out her interview below.

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New England Patriots Owner Robert Kraft Visiting Meek Mill in Jail Was A Big Deal… A Real Big Deal

By: Jarrod Horton

Staff Writer

ESPN reported that New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft went to visit Meek Mill in jail yesterday (04.11.18). Since the Philadelphia rapper has been sentenced to do 2-4 years in a state prison, he has received support from a wide variety of celebrities throughout the sports and entertainment world. However, to get the support of Robert Kraft is a little bit different.

Kraft is a 76 year old White billionaire from Massachusetts, and probably doesn’t even listen to rap music. He said he has been knowing Meek for a few years through his friend, entrepreneur Michael Rubin. He  and Rubin not only visited Meek, but Kraft  vouch for his character and suggested that he should be freed. “I’ve had the pleasure, through Michael, [of] getting to know him over the last two to three years — maybe even longer. Every time I see him, I just come away more impressed. It makes it clear to me we have to do something with criminal justice reform.” Kraft said.  He continued by saying: “He’s an amazing young man…He’s very intelligent.”  

Having the endorsement of someone as prominent as Kraft maybe be significant for Meek’s freedom; but maybe not. Like the late great Bernie Mac said in one of his routines  “when White folks come and see you… you somebody.” Hopefully that perception materialize into reality in terms of releasing Meek Mill from prison. However, his presiding judge has been steadfast on keeping him there. She recently said it was absolutely necessary that he serve out the entirety of his sentence. Either way, it is good to have friends in high places and Meek Mill being associated with Robert Kraft seems to be a big deal for the rapper. Maybe in the future, that association will help change how the system treat him and others like him in the future.  

Phonte Keeps It Hip Hop With New Album No News Is Good News [Album Review]

By: Jarrod Horton

Staff Writer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Throughout his musical career, Phonte has reinvented himself in various forms. Initially starting out as one third of the Hip Hop group Little Brother, he has since went through different phases of showcasing his talents.

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Black Support For Stephon Clark Becomes Confusing After His Hateful Tweets About Black Women Surface

By: Jarrod Horton

Staff Write

On the surface the support for 22 year old Stephon Clark has been overwhelming. The Sacramento native was gunned down and murdered by local police after being chased by the officers. The ensuing cops fired 20 shots, ultimately striking and killing Clark. Autopsy revealed that he was hit by eight bullets, six in the back, one in the thigh and one in the neck. That autopsy report countered the officers claim that Clark was approaching them when they shot him. Since his death, there have been numerous rallies, protests against his killing and the onslaught of murders by police officers against unarmed Black people. The latest rally was spearheaded by former NBA player Matt Barnes, who is also a Sacramento native. Other NBA players, specifically some from the Sacramento Kings have joined in on the protests against the killing. Former Sacramento player, DeMarcus Cousins offered to pay for Clark’s funeral. Read More

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