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Celebrating 30 yrs of Mama Said Knock You Out 

By Chase March Word Is Bond

This week on Word is Bond Rap Radio we celebrate LL Cool J’s iconic album Mama Said Knock You Out as it was released 30 years ago this week.

Before, we do that though, we spin some great new hip-hop, with a few throwback joints sprinkled in.

Chase March & Wizekrak – Word is Bond Theme
Rusher, Kayohes, & V3rb ft Andy Cooper – Nine 2 Five
Shark & Dano ft Philly Regs, and Edison Av – Pheonix
Onyx ft Ali (45 Scientific) – Kill Da Mic
Young Black and Gifted – Respect Violence
ATN Prime & Millroc – Let It Run
Rah-O ft Jordan Harvin – Fordy 2 Obeezy Rolex
OC from NC & D.R.U.G.S. Beats ft Jozeemo – The Last Batch
Recognize Ali ft Planet Asia, Shabaam Sahdeeq – Elephants in the Room
Tiye Phoenix – 1 Percent
Phro. ft The Inglorious Poet, & DJ Rogue – Nothing 2 Prove
Tone Chop & Frost Gamble – Raising the Bar
The Quarter Inch Kings & Zagnif Nori – Never Copy
Rapsody ft Black Thought, Anderson Paak, & Moonchild – Nobody
DJ Hoppa ft Wax – Numb
Drunken Aresholes ft Blaq Poet – Police State
Sweatshop Union – Nuclear Family
Kool Taj The Gr8, Stan Da Man, Tone Spliff – The One & Only
The Bad Seed & DJ Enyoutee ft NapsNdreds – Attack
Akompliss – Later is Now
Spesh K & MLNY – Keep It Movin
Sivion, Bavu Blakes, The ARE ft NickNack – S.L.Y.
Blee ft Noah 23 – Writing a Book
Level 13 & DJ TMB – Island of The Apes
Daddy-O – The Grapevine of Stestasonic
Misterdillinger ft YL & Starker – Always
The Good People & Shar The Analog Bastard ft El Da Sensei – OK Then
bRavenous – The Avenue
LL Cool J – The Booming System
LL Cool J – Around the Way Girl
LL Cool J – Mr Goodbar
LL Cool J – Mama Said Knock You Out

Original air date – Thursday September 17, 2020

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MAGA Youth 101: Trump Announces ‘Patriotic Education’ Commission To Combat Education On Racial Equality 

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Donald Trump is proving that his administration is heavy on making America more racist, with the announcement of his new ‘Patriotic Education’ Commission.

On Thursday (Sept 17), Trump announced that he would be creating a commission to promote “patriotic education” and adding that a grant program was developed to introduce a “pro-American curriculum.” The move is largely political — and a reaction to a growing push by some academics for schools to teach an American history that better acknowledges slavery and systemic racism.

In the speech, Trump denounced racial equality education, labeling it as a “twisted web of lies” being taught in U.S. classrooms about systemic racism in America, before calling it “a form of child abuse,” reprising the themes from a speech he gave at Mount Rushmore in July.

“Teaching this horrible doctrine to our children is a form of child abuse, the truest sense,” Trump said. “For many years now, the radicals have mistaken Americans’ silence for weakness. They’re wrong. There is no more powerful force than a parent’s love for their children. And patriotic moms and dads are going to demand that their children are no longer fed hateful lies about this country.”

In remarks delivered at the National Archives, which houses the U.S. Constitution, Bill of Rights, and Declaration of Independence, Trump rallied against people who have taken to the streets around the country this year to protest racial injustice.

“American parents are not going to accept indoctrination in our schools, cancel culture at work or the repression of traditional faith, culture, and values in the public square,” Trump said.

Most Republicans, in particular, have taken offense to The New York Times’ Pulitzer Prize-winning “1619 Project,” which detailed the country’s history from when the first enslaved Africans were brought to America’s shores.

“Critical race theory, the 1619 Project, and the crusade against American history is toxic propaganda, ideological poison that, if not removed, will dissolve the civic bonds that tie us together. It will destroy our country,” the president said Thursday.

Since the outcry for justice in the numerous slayings of African Americans at the hands of police, Trump has sought to portray himself as a “law and order” candidate in the Nov. 3 election against Democratic rival Joe Biden and his announcement on Thursday to use an executive order to establish the commission could also be a move to appeal to his base.

Following his remarks, the phrases “Trump Youth” and “Hitler Youth” trended on Twitter, with some likening the president’s new education project to the indoctrination of young people during the Nazi regime.

Footaction Pays Homage To Latino Culture With La Música: A Celebration Through The Lens of Reggaeton 

De La Ghetto - Footaction Launches La Música

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While many thought Reggaeton music was just a fad when Daddy Yankee exploded onto the scene with “Gasolina” back in the 00’s, the music genre from the island of Puerto Rico has continued to thrive in Latino culture and in the barrio and now Footaction is celebrating it for Hispanic Heritage Month.

Arcangel - Footaction Launches La Música

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After launching their No 1 Way design program for HBCU students, Footaction is now rolling out La Música: A celebration through the lens of Reggaeton. Partnering up with the likes of Myke Towers, Brytiago, Arcangel and De La Ghetto, to help bring some Latino heat, the new initiative is set up to help highlight a culture that’s been overlooked by many outside of the barrio and at times demonized by a certain orange mouthpiece who’s whole agenda is to divide and conquer.

La Música will be offering unrivaled access to today’s Latinx artists whose music, style and way of life shape Latinx culture and influence today’s youth. The platform delves into the Latinx experience through the hearts, minds and souls of this community’s most visible and beloved ambassadors. 

Footaction Marketing Manager and Vice President of TENIS – The Latinx Empowerment Network in Sneakers at Foot Locker, Inc, Gabrielle Santana knows the just how deep the culture is ingrained in the Latino community and how important such a collaboration is for the barrio.

“As a Latina woman working in the sneaker industry, I have had the opportunity to see first-hand the transformative impact these artists have had on youth culture – where music and style intersect. We at Footaction are honored to celebrate their stories, impact and influence on not only music, but culture as a whole.”

In this docu-style short film, La Música De La Ghetto reminisces about growing in love with reggaeton music and in a pair of classic Concord Air Jordan XI’s explains that “Sneakers are synonymous with Latino and urban culture. They just go together … like rice and beans or ketchup on a hot dog; you can’t have one without the other.”

The same can be said about chancletas but that’s neither here nor there.

Check out De La Ghetto speak on the culture below.

Myke Towers - Footaction Launches La Música

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Langa Mavuso Releases single ‘Panther’ 

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The Yanga Chief, Langa Mavuso, just released his hit single, "Panther." This smooth, R&B track is lyrically on par with jams of yesteryear by Domino, Digable Planets, and other icons. This enchanting track captures your heart and soul from the moment you press the play button. With an ensemble of jazzy, romantic, pop, and Afro-centric sounds, this song truly takes you back with its magical presence and non-stop swaying steady beat.

"Panther" is perfect for the laid back, chilled out social sessions, or just relaxing with your friends, loved ones, or significant other. With the wind in your hair, roll down the car windows and let this beloved R&Bballad blare across the speakers and sound system. Mavuso's vocals and the track's production reminds me of the everlasting days of Earth, Wind, and Fire. The music accentuates each rhythm, and the flow will captivate your earbuds and dazzle the senses.

The Johannesburg, South African-based singer, songwriter, and performer is a jazz and blues enthusiast with a strong social and global following. As an icon in the South African music industry, Mavuso released a successful EP, "Liminal Sketches," back in 2016. He followed up with the EP, "Home" in 2017, and "Mvula" in 2018. Mavuso's single, "Panther", follows a string of established hits but has its own unique, soulful R&B flow. His signature voice is recognized by its husky, coarse, rich and sweet lyrical delivery. Mavuso combines spirit and soul into every production that transcends so many past and present musical styles and genres.

Take a listen by clicking the link below and be prepared to immerse yourself in a truly one-on-a-kind song!

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Souloni – Do You Wanna Dance – EP 

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The sultry, vibrant, and multi-talented Souloni has created finger-snapping jams for the ages on her mew "Do You Wanna Dance" EP. The EP is heating Spotify, Apple Music, and the social media networks with its dazzling lyrical flows and bounce-style beats. Souloni brings to the table true originality, style, and great vocalization on the tracks for R&B and hip-hop/dance lovers.

"Do You Wanna Dance" is a collection of tight, fresh songs like "Spazzin'" featuring Lil Vida. The lyrics are hard with sexual themes that are precise and straight to the point. "Anti" also has a unique, cutting-edge flow that will make you dance, rap, and bounce all night long. Souloni delivers a jazz-style, romantic ballad with "Call your Phone." This smooth track makes you feel good with every enticing lyric at it caresses your earbuds, heart, and soul. This song shows the versatility of Souloni, who can rap with the hardest of lyrical kings but still deliver slow time, chilled ballads for her many fans.

The EP also features tracks like "Whine it Down," "Let's Dance," "Glow Up, and "Naughty." "Whine it Down" has a fantastic Dancehall reggae vibe, while "Let's Dance" is an R&B -- slow rap fused song that will keep you jamming all night long. "Naughty" is a soulful, romantic ballad that you will surely blare over your sound system speakers at home and in the ride. Check out Souloni's new EP by clicking on the links below. If you love different styles of urban music mixed with old-school, classic R&B -- this album will leave you wanting more and more!


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Hip-Hop Wired Presents: CRT FRSH Playlist – 9.18.20 

Freddie Gibbs In Concert - New York, NY

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Peace to the Hip-Hop Wired nation! We’re back with our latest update to CRT FRSH, the playlist where we do our best to highlight the veterans, up and comers, and those on the cusp across the entire Hip-Hop music ecosystem.

With our (sometimes) bi-weekly schedule thrown off, we’ve decided to beef up today’s playlist to 30 instead of our usual 25 tracks. This week, we have new heat from Chief Keef, Mike WiLL Made-It, Planet Asia, The Lox, Fivio Foreign, Conway The Machine, Big Sean, Fly Anakin, Lil Tecca, Smoke DZA and so many more.

The purpose of the playlist is to give the mainstream and underground equal shine, and we hope that at the very least that’s documented below.

Enjoy the 9.18.20 update to CRT FRSH and be sure to subscribe so you can be in the know next time we update.

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Off The Market: Halle Berry Confirms She And Van Hunt Are Boo’d Up 

Tyler Perry Studios Grand Opening Gala - Arrivals

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One of most beautiful women to ever walk the planet is taken. Halle Berry has put the rumors to rest and makes it clear she chose.

As spotted on Page Six the Things We Lost In The Fire star is officially off the market. In June she posted a very romantic photo of her playing footsies with a very lucky, but unidentified, gentleman. The caption obviously pointed to some serious relationship vibes being shared by the two. “Waking up Vegas! ☀ Thank you for all the beautiful birthday wishes from my friends and my very supportive and loyal fans! You ALL helped to make my birthday extra special ♥” she wrote.

Naturally the visual made fans sprint to a wide array of assumptions about who the mystery man could. Since then she has kept her private life to herself until Thursday, September 17. In a photo where she is seen wearing a Van Hunt t-shirt she makes it know that R&B singer Van Hunt is her new beau. The “Down Here In Hell” crooner reposted the picture to confirm that they are indeed an item.

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now ya know… ♥🦶🏽

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Cheers to Halle for living her best 54-year-old life.

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Tatiana Maslany Tapped To Play She-Hulk In New Disney+ Series 

4th Annual Women's March LA: Women Rising

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Looks like we have our new She-Hulk in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

According to Deadline, Orphan Black star Tatiana Maslany has been tapped to take on the role of Jennifer Walters a.k.a. She-Hulk for Disney+’s upcoming She-Hulk series. Joining the likes of WandaVision, Loki and The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, She-Hulk will continue to expand Disney+’s Marvel Cinematic Universe which will no doubt connect to the big screen in future crossover events.

Her comic book cousin, Bruce Banner was quick to welcome her into the MCU family and took to Twitter to roll out the welcome mat for his cousin.

Mark Ruffalo’s iteration of Bruce Banner has already been rumored to be making an appearance in the new She-Hulk series as he’s going to be introducing the character to the MCU.

Maslany also becomes the latest female talent to lead a Marvel project following in the footsteps of Brie Larson in Captain Marvel and Scarlett Johansson in the upcomingBlack Widow movie. Marvel head Kevin Feige has made it his mission to diversify the MCU and this latest addition to the universe does just that.

Looks like Disney+’s gonna be creating enough new shows to makeup for all the Marvel shows that Netflix canceled for no damn reason. Yeah, we’re still salty about Luke Cage getting canceled, b.

Netflix ‘Cheer’ Star Jerry Harris Arrested On Child Pornography Charges 

Celebrities Visit Build - January 29, 2020

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Netflix Cheer star, Jerry Harris, has been arrested.

According to published reports, the 21-year old star was arrested and taken into custody on Thursday (Sept 17)  on one charge of the production of child pornography, according to Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph Fitzpatrick, following an FBI investigation into claims that Harris was soliciting minors for sex.

As previously reported, the FBI began investigating Jeremiah “Jerry” Harris, one of the students featured in Netflix’s breakout docuseries “Cheer,” after a complaint was filed on behalf of two 14-year old boys who claimed that Harris had solicited them for sex. According to federal court records, Harris admitted to agents that he solicited and received explicit messages on Snapchat from at least 10 to 15 individuals he knew were minors, had sex with a 15-year-old at a cheerleading competition in 2019, and paid a 17-year-old money in exchange for nude photos.

The criminal complaint against Harris also alleges the boy told his mother that in a bathroom at a cheerleading competition, Harris solicited oral sex from him.

Cheer‘s Monica Aldama-the head coach of the Navarro College cheerleading squad, which Harris was part of and is the subject of the Netflix docuseries— issued a statement on Instagram Friday morning, writing that she is heartbroken over the news.

“My heart is shattered into a million pieces. I am devastated by this shocking, unexpected news,” wrote Aldama, who is currently competing on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars.

While Harris’ story is heartbreaking for the children involved, it’s nothing new. As USA Today uncovered in their recent expose, more than 74 sex offenders were able to work in the industry around the children despite the rigorous background checks, because many slip thru the screenings despite having convictions.

USA Today identified nearly 180 individuals affiliated with cheerleading who have faced charges relating to sexual misconduct involving minors but were not banned by the sport’s two governing bodies, USASF and USA Cheer. More than 140 of them — a group that includes coaches, choreographers, and others directly tied to the activity — have been convicted, and 74 are registered sex offenders.

Amy Clark, USASF’s vice president of membership, said her organization has robust child protection policies and “leads the way” on athlete safety.

“I think you would be hard-pressed to find another youth sports organization that has dedicated the time and the effort that we have to these non-sporting resources,” Clark told the publication.

According USASF policy, only requires coaches who go backstage or in the warm-up area at competitions to be members and background checked through their system. And though it mandates gym owners conduct their own screenings and background checks for anyone who interacts with a minor, what businesses do with that information is up to them.

Stadium Goods Opening A New Location In Chicago 

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With the sneaker game continuing to grow in popularity and as a prosperous hustle for resellers, Stadium Goods is getting ready to open up a new brick and mortar store for heads looking to cash in on their silhouette investments.

Freshness Mag is reporting that the retail and consignment store is getting ready to branch out to Chicago and open up a whole new avenue for sneaker hustlers and sneaker collectors alike. Opening their doors this coming October 1, the new location will be quite spacious and luxurious as is their other spot in New York City.

Spanning 6,000 square feet, the new Magnificent Mile location is a two-story ode to the city’s streetwear scene in a high-end shopping district. The physical store will be located at 60 East Walton Street while the market center for drop-off will be at 1719 North Damen Avenue.

Damn, is OG Flight Club going to be putting up any kind of a fight? Seems like Stadium Goods is blowing them out the sky these days what with all the collaborations they’ve been embarking on including auctions at Sotheby‘s and Christie‘s.

If you can’t wait to drop off those kicks for sale, the market center opens September 21 for consignment drop-off.

Are y’all Chicagoans looking forward to the new Stadium Goods in the Windy City? Let us know in the comments.

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Stadium Goods is pleased to announce the official opening dates for our Chicago retail store and market center. Located at 60 E. Walton St., in the Magnificent Mile shopping district, our 2-story, 6000 sq. ft. retail space will open to the public at 11 am on Thursday, October 1. Keep it locked here for details on special offers during our opening week in Chicago. Our Market Center, located at 1719 N. Damen Ave. in Wicker Park, will open for consignment intake this Monday, September 21. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, consignment drop-off is by appointment only. Please visit to book an appointment. Chicago has a rich, longstanding sneaker culture, and we couldn’t be more excited and honored to join the movement. Please pull up and say hello!

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