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Can Chester M. Hanks aka Chet Haze use the n-word

“We have also reached a point where the word can no longer have a negative connotation if we so choose.”  Chester M. Hanks aka #chethaze.

Photo credit - Getty images - Mark Davis

No you can’t use the n-word Chet Hanks

First of all, “If we choose.”?

How in the fkn world do u think u are included in the “We” when it comes to this word????

Like it or not, the n- word is a byproduct of the foul, wicked, disgusting, evil and inhumane treatment and enslavement of an entire people by white people, whom u are directly or indirectly connected too. Yet connected too none the less.

So for you to cite “Rap culture”  and your constitutional right to give you the authority to use it are both ignorant and disrespectful to the culture itself.

Did you have a sit down with Afrika Bambaataa to discuss this?

Why would you think everyone in Hip Hop uses the n-word?  You are definitely  miseducated in the culture and need to study Hip Hop 101.  Give KRS-One a call.

We are THE people who have and continue to struggle with the use of this word among ourselves.

That is how evil this byproduct of evil white people is.

Some of us have taken this disgusting word and have tried to flip it, yet when spoken, it still stings our hearts and minds, just not our backs  like back when the  word was screamed at our ancestors before the crack of the whip hit their bare backs or before the ugly foul smelling white devils mounted our maternal legacy and whispered “U r gonna like this ni##er bit#!”, then proceeded to rape her.

So no! You don’t have the right to use the n-word, since your ancestors stole OUR freedom, the 1st amendment (freedom of speech) argument is abrogated.

Sincerely yours,



Afrobeat Co-Founder and longtime Drummer Tony Allen chat about Afrobeat beginning

Afrobeat Co-Founder and longtime Drummer Tony Allen chats about Afrobeat beginning

Nicki Minaj- A letter from artikleblak- Malcolm X artwork controversy

Nicki Minaj,

Good morning, good afternoon or good evening. 🙂

Like millions across the planet, I have been a fan of you, your story, your talent as a songwriter, musician and rapper for a few years now. 🙂

I have two topics to write you about.

Malcolm X and Hip Hop.

Nicki Minaj controverse single artwork Malcolm X

A letter to Nicki Minaj . Photo credit- Muslim academy

Malcolm X was a man whom without, Hip Hop, as we know it, might not have been born.

Malcolm X is a world icon and Hip Hop is the music listened to around the globe.

I don’t I have to educate you on Malcolm X and/or the power of hip hop and how it influences on our youth everywhere because I know u already know.:)

With all due respect, I have to say your latest album cover or single cover threw me for a loop.

I am not sure who was in charge of the artwork and do not care because it was overly disrespectful to Malcolm X and his legacy.

A man who gave his life, the ultimate sacrifice, simply because he LOVED HIS PEOPLE.

I am not for certain if the following words are actually from your social media site?

“It is in no way to undermine his efforts and legacy.”

If they are, well you did undermine his efforts and legacy.

You did so by placing upon one of Malcolm’s most iconic images a caption that to many is hurtful and self disparaging. Simply isn’t good because the facts are; the youth are listenin’, the youth are watchin’ and they are highly highly influenced by what they see and hear.

I am talking on a global level and Hip Hop has power!

From the Jamaica Queens to the favela streets of Beetham  Estate Gardens formerly known as “Rat town”, a stone’s throw from your own St.James in Port of Spain to the shantytowns of Ghana and the townships of South Africa!  People are tuning in. Black people are listening. Yes Onika Tanya Maraj, your words and lyrics have POWER!

Young girls and boys, some very very poor, who look like you and I are looking for hope and inspiration and truly believe in a lot of the lyrics they hear and images that they see.  Some probably think the words “nigga” and “bitch” are the coolest shit since Coke-A-Cola!

Instead of making headlines about negativity, let’s make headlines how Hip Hop was responsible for making the world a better place to live.

You can do this. Hip Hop can change the world.


Yours truly,



Nicki took to Instagram today to respond, and cleared up a central confusion of the image, suggesting that the title referenced the people outside his window, not the slain Civil Rights leader himself:

What seems to be the issue now? Do you have a problem with me referring to the people Malcolm X was ready to pull his gun out on as Lookin Ass Niggaz? Well, I apologize. That was never the official artwork nor is this an official single. This is a conversation. Not a single. I am in the video shooting at Lookin Ass Niggaz and there happened to be an iconic photo of Malcolm X ready to do the same thing for what he believed in!!!! It is in no way to undermine his efforts and legacy. I apologize to the Malcolm X estate if the meaning of the photo was misconstrued. The word “nigga” causes so much debate in our community while the “nigga” behavior gets praised and worship. Let’s not. Apologies again to his family. I have nothing but respect an adoration for u. The photo was removed hours ago. Thank you




12.13.13 has been declared Officially Bey Day by artikle!!

Beyonce just changed the game. If you want to cop a single of her newly dropped visual album, forget about it! U gotta buy the whole damn thang. Thank u thank you Bey!!!!!

Via CNN: The 14-track self-titled album was released exclusively on iTunes at midnight and had to be purchased in its totality. Singles will not be available for purchase until December 20. In addition to the songs, there are also 17 music videos.

Back to artikle:

Just checking out a couple of the video tracks, Partition and Drunk in Love.

Both feature her man, Jay Z. Both sensual and provocative, yet tasteful, by artikle’s standards. LOL.

See for yourselves. Ladies and Gentlemen:


Is Kanye ranting or kicking knowledge at Barclays Arena BK?

Is Kanye ranting or kicking knowledge at Barclays Arena BK???



Marc Cary and Four Directions Focus Trio Harlem New York Jazz Artist

Check out this interview with an amazing jazz artist Marc Cary in Harlem New York.

Via ====> https://www.facebook.com/MarcCaryMusic

Swedish-Barbadian songtress Naomi Pilgrim

Swedish-Barbadian songtress Naomi Pilgrim kills “No Gun” video.
The track is soulful with electro-pop elements.
Digging the video also.


Keziah Jones was born in Lagos Nigeria in 1968.  Keziah was born Olufemi Sanyaolu and his “Blufunk” music style is totally influenced by his Yoruba roots. Blending Yoruba music and soul music, Keziah’s sound is a fusion of edgy funk rhythms and raw blues. 

Get more info on the singer-song writer at his website.http://keziahjones.biz/

VIDEO COURTESY OF http://www.afropunk.com

Nipsey Hussle CD release Crenshaw make $100K

Nispey Hussle JayZ buys 100 CDS

$100 K in CD sales of Crenshaw CD, Nipsey Hussle

Nipsey Hussle racks $100 k off Crenshaw CD. JayZ buys 100 CDS.

“We’re living in a new era where, for example, I don’t got cable T.V. I watch the Internet. The majority of my content come from on-demand outlets [like] YouTube, Netflix—this is where I go to get my thing—or the blogs. So, what that creates is what they call a global underground,” explained Nipsey.

artikleblak couldn’t have said it any more simple or better.

Entertainment outlets have changed. The “Global Underground” is here to say.

More and more folks are dumping cable tv, in essence, cutting the middleman out, which Nipsey Hussle talks about.

Today’s artists can now go directly to their audience on a global scale and reap most of the monetary rewards.

artikle congratulates Nipsey Hussle on some hot music and a forward thinking mind.

Times have changed. Thus leaving the middleman with little change.

Stay cliked in, for some music reviews soon.



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– See more at: http://news.revolt.tv/nipsey-hussle-crenshaw-crenshaw-jay-z/#sthash.sARGvW27.dpuf

No Guns Allowed: Snoop Lion ft. Drake – artikle’s tribute song to Trayvon Martin

No Guns Allowed : Snoop Lion featuring Drake – artikle’s tribute song to Trayvon Martin

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