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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

A Year In Review: 2014

Disclaimer: Some of this content may contain some of my personal beliefs and thoughts. So if I offend anyone, I will not apologize for my thoughts but I will simply say I apologize if you don't understand!

2014 will be a year some will always remember. We've seen extreme highs and lows. From the declining of record sales to the massive display of injustice (Mike Brown & Eric Garner). If that isn't enough, we've seen Bill Cosby (one of our biggest figures within the Black Community) legacy crumble right in front of our eyes. So where's the reset button to this? I can't answer that. I've been scratching my head to see what is it that I could relay to the masses, but I draw a blank! So i'll end this by saying we need to stop supporting this bullshit we hear on the radio! Educate and gain knowledge of self. Never forget Emmitt Till, Jena 6, Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner, Mike Brown, Aiyana Jones and anyone else who've died from senseless bullshit! We need to stop being cowards and stand up for what we believe! That's all I'm going to say on that matter!

On the flip side....

Let's look at all that's good in 2014!

On the national spectrum, we got to see one of our own (David Banner) spark a light on the 2014 BET Hip Hop Awards as well as educate the masses in a interview with Sway! Those cyphers may not have been the best we've seen, but it was good to see Mississippi on 10 and represented well.

On the home front, we got to see some of those Players I predicted (Read The Power 14 Jan. 2014) to make some major moves go on to do great things! Kudos to J. Skyy, Dolla Black, J Lee, Slimm Pusha, Chanelle Renee, Silas, Kerry Thomas, DJ T. Lewis & ATL's own Earthgang (who is currently on Tour with TDE Artist Ab-Soul)! Congrats to you all! 

Another major congrats to Mario Tolliver & Tricky LT 45 for their film Mentee which made it to the Silver Screen! Congrats fellas! Big salute to Mr. Franklin aka Kamikaze for taking what started in the backyard of Jackson and took it on the road with the Generation Nxt Tour! It can only get better!

We've made progress. 2014 showed some extreme highs and lows! On a national scale to our own backyard! I just pray that if I live to see 2015, I will be able to see more extreme highs than lows!

Put God 1st. Believe in oneself. Make History! See y'all in 2015!

Peace & Love,
Rashad Street

This entry is dedicated in the memory of Helena Walker Brown!
Rest In Power!

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