“I thought putting a price on it put a limit on it and inhibited me from making a connection,” explains Chance (whose real name is Chancellor Johnathan Bennett). The politically active 23-year-old Chicago native talks politics, rap, and free music… You campaigned for Hillary Clinton and you helped get out the vote in Illinois. Do you think performers have an obligation to be politically involved? CHANCE THE RAPPER: I think our duty as American citizens is to be involved and engaged in anything that affects us. As an artist, I have to use my platform, and as a dad, a … Continue reading Chance the Rapper: "I Never Wanted to Sell my Music"
Exclusive Q&A w/ Keith Sweat about coming up in the game, what he thinks about R&B music today, and what fans who have yet to see his Vegas show, Keith Sweat: Last Forever can expect. Take me back to 1987 when the album Make It Last Forever was released. It was a time of a new artist coming out with new music trying to make an impact on the music scene. So me dropping an album in 87, or music in 87, was to make a statement and somewhat different than what was out because you had a harder drum beat … Continue reading Keith Sweat on today’s R&B: "Not the R&B that I know it to be" in Exclusive Interview
Hip-Hop veteran DJ Kay Slay is fed up with the ignorance of a younger generation of rappers, and he’s doing something about it. The “Drama King” behind the magazine Straight Stuntin, is launching a new business venture to educate younger rappers. According to Kay, he’s launching a brand new radio show called “What’s the Science,” that will focus on educating whoever wants to learn about the essence of Hip-Hop. “Due to the lack of Knowledge in the Hip-Hop culture I’m starting a new show titled ‘What’s the Science’ dedicated to educating whoever would like to seek the … Continue reading DJ Kay Slay Takes Action on Ignorance in Hip Hop
Artists and members of the community who attended the #BringingItTogether November 2016 Free “Never Understand” ft. Imani Akil off of his latest project Beautiful Struggle mixtape,Artist Photo Shoot sends shout outs on video. Like Bing Bing said in “Now, we bringin’ it together, and can’t nothin stop us, take pictures in any weatherWhether, tha weather is wetter or better than ever…” Continue reading DENA Artists send shout outs @ BringingItTogether November 2016 Free Artist Photo Shoot
After two decades of development, the Official Hip Hop Hall of Fame (“HHHOF”) is poised to become “the Hip-Hop institution of record for the 21st century,” as reported in Billboard Magazine. The organization kicks off November 2016 ‘Hip Hop History Month’ by unveiling its long awaited ‘State of the Art’ Hip Hop Hall of Fame + Museum & Hotel Entertainment Complex design concept for its Manhattan location in New York City. The Hip Hop Hall of Fame was Established in 1992 by Founder J.T. Thompson, who created and executive produced the first Hip Hop Hall of Fame Awards Induction Ceremony … Continue reading Hip Hop Hall of Fame Unveils New Design Concept for Manhattan
Las Vegas Collection of Conceptual Street Sign Photography + Achiever Believers ‘Walk to End Alzheimer’s’ team + RD Peace first artist to break 1,000+ downloads of his interview on WilsonBlock100 Radio + New Interviews with GL Moody, Top of the Jecks, & J. Real + so much more… //e.issuu.com/embed.html#4408251/38724875 Continue reading ThaWilsonBlock Magazine Issue43 featuring Las Vegas Street Sign Photography collection
Mistah Wilson: When we first met you, The DENA Magazine wasn’t in existence yet. What led you to create your own publication?Jason Hardin: When I first created The DENA Magazine, I wanted to produce a product that utilized my skills in graphic design and that promoted the local talent and businesses that I support. Mistah Wilson: What made you decide to focus on the local level?Jason Hardin: I believe that when you’re trying to accomplish something, you have to start close and work your way out. Besides that, Pasadena has been at the center of almost every major moment in my … Continue reading Mistah Wilson interviews Jason Hardin of The DENA Magazine on Business, Community, & Media