El Eloh voice of the grown people

liz-pls:

I’m only sharing tweets for those who are not on twitter and can’t see how passionate and outraged journalists are as they tweet from #Ferguson.

If you are on Twitter, here’s a good roster of people to follow if you want to keep updated.

The world is a product of a fucked system

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— 3 weeks ago with 88533 notes

soulrevision:

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Every Tuesday night at 9pm EST there is an excellent twitter chat called #HipHopEd . Last night’s topic was, ‘What Is Hip Hop’s Role In The School To Prison Pipeline?’ I used this time to breakdown the connection between hip hop and private prisons, which fuel the School To Prison Pipeline.

While hip hop is not solely and directly responsible for the School To Prison Pipeline, it definitely plays a role as those who control what we listen to and see invest in private prisons.

CCA is the Corrections Corporation of America, they are the oldest & largest private prison company in the United States. Not only have they capitalized on the failed war on drugs by housing drug offenders, they also found a way to bring in new revenue by incarcerating undocumented immigrants.

GEO is the second largest private prison company in the U.S. and has facilities in the UK, Australia and south Africa.

When we dig into the financials, investments & shareholders of media conglomerates and private prisons, we begin to see some familiar names. Vanguard is one name that comes up frequently as their hands dip in both media interests AND private prisons. Not only is Vanguard the largest shareholder in CCA, they are also the largest shareholder in GEO. When you hold as much stock as Vanguard, it is easy to assume, and rightfully so, that there is enough power to decide what we see and hear on the radio and tv. 

*I know you all are sticklers for wording, so let me say that filling the radio stations with music that glamorizes criminal lifestyles and drug use is only ONE of MANY ways to help fill prisons when crime rates are down & companies like CCA are requiring 90% occupancy*

As always, please don’t take anything that I blog on here for fact. These are my truths as I have researched for myself, now I urge you to do the same. I have posted some links to help get you started. Let’s continue to learn and educate ourselves and others so we can work collectively to dismantle the the prison industrial complex!

Time Warner Cable Holdings: http://bit.ly/1qXjzJu

CCA Holdings: http://bit.ly/1mnlhMA

GEO Holdings: http://bit.ly/1oE9JJd

Letter sent by CCA soliciting states to keep prisons 90% full: http://huff.to/1qXiv8p

GEO website: http://www.geogroup.com/

CCA website (take a look at their board of directors, you’ll find a familiar name on there): http://www.correctionscorp.com/

- soulrevision

It’s bigger than #HipHop

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simplyrelly:

amourlashai:

asap-cruz-control:

Joey Bada$$ made some tweets stating his view on popular rap and its influence of violence and closed mindedness in our communities. 
Joey is 19 years old and he is producing deep fulfilling tracks and speaking wiser than most out there that are older and have more time around in the rap industry.
Reblog for this man, age is no number, we need some free mind in this world.

💯💯💯

it still amazes me how he wrote/released the 1999 mixtape while he was only 17.

This guy gets it. #BK #BadA$$ #Truth #Youth

simplyrelly:

amourlashai:

asap-cruz-control:

Joey Bada$$ made some tweets stating his view on popular rap and its influence of violence and closed mindedness in our communities. 

Joey is 19 years old and he is producing deep fulfilling tracks and speaking wiser than most out there that are older and have more time around in the rap industry.

Reblog for this man, age is no number, we need some free mind in this world.

💯💯💯

it still amazes me how he wrote/released the 1999 mixtape while he was only 17.

This guy gets it. #BK #BadA$$ #Truth #Youth

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— 1 month ago with 4316 notes
darvinasafo:

Don’t compete just do you.

darvinasafo:

Don’t compete just do you.

— 3 months ago with 40 notes

realerstateprojects:

We had the privilege of spending time with super artist (Painter/Author/Song Writer/Illustrator) Leihei Emigli also known as Mig.

Shot and edited by Ali Bey for Realer State Projects
www.realerstate.tv

reblogging because I shot and edited this piece

#RealerState

— 4 months ago with 4 notes
#Ali Bey  #Leihei Emigli 

As Promised, the R.A.P. video off the Queen’s Pawn project 1,000 Points of Light. Directed and edited by myself for Realer State Projects

Lyrics by me

Music by Pesky

Enjoy!

— 4 months ago with 4 notes
#Ali Bey  #alibey  #realer state  #Realer State Projects  #strictly for my negus  #negus  #Elohim  #hip hop  #brooklyn  #good times  #Pesky  #queen's pawn 
BTS at the R.A.P. shoot. Stay tuned for the video.
Rocking that Realer State Projects “Strictly for my Negus” Brooklyn snap back.

BTS at the R.A.P. shoot. Stay tuned for the video.

Rocking that Realer State Projects “Strictly for my Negus” Brooklyn snap back.

— 5 months ago with 16 notes
#Ali Bey  #Negus  #Strictly For My Negus  #Brooklyn  #RAP  #King  #Queen's Pawn  #1000 Points Of Light  #AliBey  #Greezy  #NY  #Realer State  #Realer State Projects 
Get the EP It’s All Love
Lyrics by Ali Bey
Music by Kobayashi
iamalibey.bandcamp.com

Get the EP It’s All Love

Lyrics by Ali Bey

Music by Kobayashi

iamalibey.bandcamp.com

— 5 months ago with 1 note
#Ali Bey  #Elohim  #Hip hop  #Brooklyn  #Love  #Soul  #Peace  #Freedom  #Truth  #Justice 
"Once again back is the incredible." - Chuck D.
Rhyme Animal feat Uni Maxx, Kobayashi, and Sterling Archer
Art work by Leihei Emigli
It’s All Love Available now

"Once again back is the incredible." - Chuck D.

Rhyme Animal feat Uni Maxx, Kobayashi, and Sterling Archer

Art work by Leihei Emigli

It’s All Love Available now

— 6 months ago with 1 note

Stephen A Smith

Lyrics by Ali Bey

Music by Kobayashi

It’s All Love available now

— 6 months ago with 2 notes