DiezelP: Time for us to respect women

September 9, 2009

DiezelP writes over at What’s Happening PDX:

Will Hip-Hop Ever Reach Its Full Potential?

The Worth of Women

How will hip hop ever grow to its full potential when the very gender that reproduces our future artists, activists, columnists, producers, and entrepreneurs of our urban community are belittled to almost an object for the testosterone filled modern day rappers? When did the women of our culture become only useful for physical beauty and sexual activity? Why doesn’t Rap music uplift and inspire their female listeners to reach the same level of success males have?

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HAVEN: Hip Hop Against Violence Everywhere Now

August 24, 2009

Who is Diezel P?

DiezelP is one of many talented up and coming emcees who are involved in the beginning stages of a collaborative project entitled “HAVEN:  Hip Hop Against Violence Everywhere Now”

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The Literary Can[n]non

December 7, 2008

While we’re talking music…

http://colinresponse.wordpress.com/senbei-dynamic-souls-the-literary-cannon/

I have to say this is very very high on my “purchase ASAP” list.  <insert appropriate quote from Wayne’s World here>


Alphabet Stew: Mentil Soup

November 28, 2008

Just saw one of my cousins for the first time in a while.  Damn great news.  He just released a new album with his group:

Alphabet Stew (a group concocted, naturally, from a host of PDX hip-hop luminaries, including Sandpeople members Al-One and DJ Sparks, producer Andy B, and DJ Wels)

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