Archive for April, 2010

Video: Lupe Fiasco – “I’m Beamin”

April 28, 2010 Leave a comment

One of my favorite Lupe records finally gets a visual. Hope the album drops soon. Enjoy!

“Failures my last name, never’s my first one….”


Editorial: Leaders of the New School -The Truth League

April 28, 2010 1 comment

A few weeks ago, while working on the remix for “I’m Beaming”, ¬†Lupe Fiasco tweeted that he was in the studio with The All City Chess Club. Now I’m sure an album will never surface with the artists he listed, but the names on the list were very similar to the new artists I’ve been praising over the last few years who are finally getting their shine. It’s been said over and over again that Hip-hop is dead, and sometimes I find myself wondering why “I used to love H.E.R.” However, if you look and listen you will find some exceptional talent in hip-hop. Artists who are saying something in their music and bringing back the vibe of times past.

About two years ago, I was talking to a friend and I was telling him that I wished I could create a label that had all of the new underground artists that I loved and surprisingly a few of those names are reaching the level of success I knew they would with the proper backing (I really think A&R was my calling lol). Anyway, below is the list of  artists I consider to be the future of hip-hop. Those who I feel are saying something and represent the art the way it should be.

SN: You won’t find Drake on this list. Even though I respect the commercial success he’s had, the verdict is still out for me.

If you’ve never heard some of these albums/mixtapes/songs.. please act accordingly.

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DVD Spotlight: “Why We Laugh”

April 26, 2010 1 comment

After doing some research, it looks like this documentary debuted at Sundance last year and may have also appeared on Showtime. It is directed by Robert Townsend and features interviews with different scholars and actors. It is set to release tomorrow April 27th or you can do like me and pre-order it on Amazon today!

This is a topic that I feel needs to be discussed so I would recommend you check it out. I might do a review after I watch it. So stay tuned.

Sidenote: We here at The Truth Renaissance are Anti-Coon and do not endorse any type of Coonory or Minstrelsy.

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Happy Easter!

April 3, 2010 Leave a comment

Hope everyone had a blessed Good Friday and has a great Resurrection Sunday! Expect more post and updates in the near future. Taking this weekend to meditate and reflect. Continue to seek the truth and chase your dreams!

God Bless.

– B. Pete

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