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Rah Digga To Teach Hip Hop To Newark, New Jersey Youth

Digga will teach courses, such as the history of Hip Hop, intro. to the music industry, recording processes, and building images and brands.

Newark, New Jersey Mayor Ras J. Baraka believes he’s found a way to reach the youth.

He’s developed a new program that utilizes the performing arts to help educate his city’s younger population.

“To change the city, we need to mobilize our youth and the power of culture to enhance life,” Mayor Baraka says “This program will connect our young artists with the skills they need to become successful in their fields of interest and in life. They will be mentored by Newark natives who have distinguished themselves as artists.”

Acting, photography and music are the classes that have been announced as part of the program, thus far.

Hip Hop artist and Newark resident Rah Digga has been tapped to teach the music program, alongside singer-songwriter-producer Peter Hadar.

Digga and Hadar will reportedly cover courses such as the history of Hip Hop, intro. to the music industry, recording processes and building images and brands. A portion of the class will take place in classrooms, while other segments will be taught in a recording studio.

Other Newark natives, including actor JD Williams and veteran photographer Brett Melius, BFA, have been assigned to courses that are relevant to their professions.

Mayor Baracka hopes that this new initiative will have a lasting impact on the future of the city.

“When the young men and women complete this program, they will be the generation of artists that transforms Newark’s culture – and that of America – into the City and nation we can all believe in. As a long-time Newark educator, I am both proud and excited by this program.”

The Performing Arts Program is being offered by The Newark Youth One Stop Career Training Center. Newark residents ages 17 – 21 are eligible to participate.

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Oklahoma

Posted: May 8, 2014 in RANDOM

Check out Danny R as he spits his spoken word piece “Oklahoma”.

Method Man Blasts Critics Of "Chozen" TV Show About Gay White Rapper

Method Man addresses critics who say the TV show, about a gay White rapper, is hurting Hip Hop.

Method Man says he has heard a lot of criticism about his work as the co-star of Chozen, an animated comedy about a gay White rapper who was recently released from prison.

Method Man recently spoke on Twitter about the criticism he has heard regarding the TV show, a program made by the creators of HBO’s Eastbound & Down. In his series of Twitter posts, which were published during the week, Method Man said that he does not care about anyone’s opinion of a show they have not seen yet, noting that the program is slated to premiere January 13 on FX.

In his Twitter statement, Method Man, who recently announced his The Meth Lab project, also says that he did not work on this program for the money. He says he was paid $1,500 – $2,000 an episode. “It was a favor,” Method Man says. According to Method Man, he did the work for free at first, only confirming that he was paid after “the show got picked up” by FX.

Furthermore, Method Man chastised critics of the show. “It’s a fuckin cartoon.These same hatin ass nigs cheer for Omar from the wire tho,” Meth said in a Twitter post. “So fuck off wit all that it hurts hip-hop bs only thing hurtin hip hop is u self loathing over opinionated wannabe thug ass niggas..smh.”

Omar from The Wire refers to Omar Little, a character in The Wire who is a gay man. Omar Little was portrayed by Michael K. Williams on the television series.

Chozen is said to be written and executive produced by Grant Dekernion, who also reportedly raps on the songs featured on the show. SNL’s Bobby Moynihan is set to star in the series as Chozen, the lead character of the show. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Method Man, Michael Pena, Hannibal Buress, Kathryn Hahn, Nick Swardson, Dekernion and Danny McBride are set to also work on the show.

This the old KRS we all know and love pep it out yo…..Big Rock

We’re going to go ahead and consider this a case where we gotta hear both sides. KRS-One is heard cursing out and threatening his protege MC Funky J in this audio of an argument the two had at an undisclosed date.

From what we ascertain, KRS was pissed that MC Funky J left a note on his door threatening his well being. It seems that MC Funky J’s van was stolen, with the note basically saying that if he found out the Blastmaster had anything to do with it, the fade would be dealt.

However, during the conversation KRS asserts that he had nothing to do with the theft but he is more pissed at Funky J putting a note on his front door. This is why we get late 80s, early 90s era KRS who is ready to step to anyone that wants it, including his own quasi-friend/protege.

MC Funky J is who sent us the audio, and had to make sure he highlighted any potential hypocrisy.

“Mr. Stop The Violence aka The Teacha, KRS-One threatens Protégé MC Funky J, says “I’ll kill you!” and that he loves “beating white boys” going against the Gospel of Hip Hop, The Hip Hop D.O.P (Declaration of Peace), The Temple of Hip Hop and everything KRiSoney claims to stand for.”

What Funky J expect if he really did threaten the “I’m Still #1” rapper, though? Did he even tell KRS-One the convo was being taped?

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(CNN) — Actor James Avery, who played the beloved Uncle Phil on the hit 1990s sitcom “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” has died, his publicist said Wednesday. He was 68.

The cause of death was complications from open-heart surgery, said his manager, Toni Benson. Avery had surgery on November 11 and died Tuesday evening at a hospital in Glendale, California, according to Benson.

“Fresh Prince” co-star Joseph Marcell, who played the family butler Geoffrey, told CNN that Avery was “a marvelous man and a truly wonderful actor.”

Avery played Philip Banks, the stern but loving uncle to Will Smith’s character on the show.

“He strove to present an Uncle Phil that everybody wishes was their uncle,” Marcell said.

Avery believed the show was important because the “striving of the African-American ought to have been shown on television,” Marcell said. “What he has done for television, for African-Americans on television is unsurpassable.”

“Fresh Prince” co-star Alfonso Ribeiro tweeted news of Avery’s passing.

“I’m deeply saddened to say that James Avery has passed away,” Ribeiro wrote. “He was a second father to me. I will miss him greatly.

Jada Pinkett Smith, wife of Will Smith, posted the couple’s condolences Wednesday on her verified Facebook page.

“Our condolences to aunt Florence (his mother), Miss Barbara (his wife) and all those who loved him,” Pinkett Smith wrote.

A classically trained actor and poet, Avery grew up in Atlantic City, New Jersey, where he was raised by a single mother. He served in the Navy during the Vietnam War and first appeared onscreen as a dancer in an uncredited role in the 1980 film “The Blues Brothers.”

Photos: People we lost in 2013

A biography provided by his manager said that after he served in the military, Avery moved to San Diego, California, where he began writing TV scripts and poetry for PBS. Before joining the military, he once said, he had dreams of being like Richard Wright and living in Paris. But life took a different turn.

“I knew I loved the arts,” Avery said in an interview for the show “Unscripted.” “I knew I wanted to be a writer, but the theater was something I had been involved in before.”

Avery appeared in multiple TV shows and movies, including “CSI,” “That ’70s Show,” “The Closer” and several appearances as a judge on “L.A. Law.”

Indeed, with his deep, mellifluous voice, he frequently played judges, professors and doctors — Uncle Phil began as a lawyer and eventually became a judge — and was much in demand as a voice actor. His voice roles included Shredder in the “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” series and James “Rhodey” Rhodes in the 1990s animated series version of “Iron Man.”

He most recently appeared in Zach Braff’s new film, “Wish I Was Here,” which will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival later this month.

But his most famous role was on “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” which aired from 1990 to 1996.

The show, co-executive produced by Quincy Jones and created by Andy Borowitz and Susan Borowitz, cast Smith — then best known as a rapper — as a Philadelphia teenager who is sent to live with his wealthy Los Angeles relatives. As Banks, a former civil rights activist and Harvard Law-trained attorney, Avery provided a role model for Smith’s sometimes wild character.

Avery, too, leveled with youthful audiences, noting in “Unscripted” that he left home at 18 because “I had too good a time.”

In a 2007 interview with the New York Film Academy, he was forthright about his abilities.

“You can either be a movie star or an actor. I’m an actor,” Avery said. “(But) I’ve done pretty good.”

He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Barbara Avery; his mother, Florence Avery of Atlantic City; and a stepson, Kevin Waters.

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After 40 million accounts were compromised in a nationwide hack of the retail giant, fraud experts are seeing a “ten- to twentyfold increase” in high-value stolen cards on underground card-selling markets.

As if the Target hack ordeal couldn’t get any worse — data from the retail chain’s massive security breach stolen between November 27 and December 15 is popping up in huge quantities on the black market, The New York Times reported Friday.

After Target conceded Thursday that its in-store point-of-sale systems were indeed hacked, compromising as many as 40 million debit and credit card accounts, fraud industry experts are seeing the information flood online card-selling markets to the tune of a “ten- to twentyfold increase” in high-value cards.

The hack, which affected only shoppers who made purchases physically at Target stores and not online customers, was a sophisticated operation. It allowed the hackers to glean customer names, credit and debit card numbers, expiration dates, and three-digit security codes from customers, data that can then be burned onto counterfeit cards and sold on the black market typically for $20 to $45 apiece.

However, Brian Krebs, the security blogger who broke the story of the breach, reported Friday that batches of up to 1 million cards were selling for anywhere from $20 to as high as $100 per card.

Target CEO Gregg Steinhafel released a statement assuring customers that no one will be held responsible for fraudulent charges and that only a few instances of fraud had since been reported. That echoes a sentiment by Visa yesterday in a statement to CNET in which a company spokesperson said, “Because of advanced fraud-monitoring capabilities, the incidence of fraud involving compromised accounts is actually rare, and Visa fraud rates remain near historic lows.”

Steinhafel also said that no PINs had been compromised, a grave concern for those potentially affected as compromised PINs would allow one in possession of a counterfeit card to withdraw cash from an ATM. He added that Target had no reason to believe that customers’ Social Security numbers or dates of birth were scooped up in the hack.

Target expects to have notified all 40 million of those affected via e-mail by the end of the weekend. In an attempt to save itself for what will inevitably be a disastrous hit to its holiday sales, Steinhafel also announced a promotion:

We’re in this together, and in that spirit, we are extending a 10% discount — the same amount our team members receive — to guests who shop in US stores on Dec. 21 and 22. Again, we recognize this issue has been confusing and disruptive during an already busy holiday season. We want to emphasize that the issue has been addressed and let guests know they can shop with confidence at their local Target stores.

Update at 8:45 a.m. PT on December 21: Target is also claiming that only data from a card’s magnetic strip has been breached, meaning no three- or four-digit security codes that enable one to make online purchases were compromised in the hack.