“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"
Now, for Pasadenans that have been around for a few generations may already know about Loretta Thompson Glickman, Pasadena’s first African American Mayor. And for those who know even more are aware that she was a traveling Jazz/Pop musician before getting involved in politics. As her music career came to a close, she wanted to start a family. Born in 1945, Loretta Thompson Glickman was a Jazz singer who toured with The New Christy Minstrels, an American large-ensemble folk music group founded by Randy Sparks in 1961. She also performed the show “London Fog” LIVE at The Gold Rush on … Continue reading Cover Songs from Pasadena’s 1st Black Mayor Discovered (circa 1973)
Snoop Dogg just put Colin Kaepernick in his dog house, calling the San Francisco 49ers quarterback a hypocrite for protesting social injustice while praising late Cuban dictator Fidel Castro, and advising he choose between football and his ongoing National Anthem protest. “He’s sort of kind of hypocritical in so many words because he’s pushing this, but at the same time he’s giving credit for this and this is the same abuse that [Cubans] been taking” the rapper said. Snoop Dogg added, “So it makes you hypocritical to be able to speak on this topic and that topic.” The “Lay Low” … Continue reading Snoop Dogg responds to Colin Kaepernick after "praising" Fidel Castro
In this particular election cycle, celebrities were more politically outspoken than ever. Between Chrissy Teigen trolling Trump and Susan Sarandon going hard against Hillary Clinton, opinions were flying fast and furious for many celebs. However, Marky Mark himself thinks that actors and other Hollywood types should keep their opinions to themselves. In a recent interview with veteran oriented magazine Task and Purpose, Wahlberg was pretty harsh on outspoken celebrities… Read Quote & Full Article Continue reading Mark Whalberg on Actors & Politics: "It just goes to show you that People aren’t listening anyway""
Jay Z and The Weinstein Company held a press conference in New York City this Thursday to announce their upcoming television documentary series about Kalief Browder. The series will air on Spike TV this upcoming January. During the press conference, Jay Z answered questions from reporters about his upcoming projects, the killing of black Americans by police, and last but not least, the upcoming presidential election. Read More Continue reading JAY Z ON POLICE BRUTALITY: ‘THERE HAS TO BE RESPECT ON BOTH SIDES’