BROTHER J (X-CLAN) – MESSAGE MEDIA ED, LOS ANGELES (CA) – JULY 22ND 2011


Brother J (Right), one of the leaders of the East Coast Hip Hop Afrocentric movement in the early 90s and also one of my favorite rappers of all-time, has now relocated to Los Angeles where he is a Board member of Message Media Ed. This Learning Center provides digital education and professional development to African-Americans of all ages to bridge the divide/gap in this area between races/classes in Modern American society.

CLARISA ROSE – BLAZE THE STAGE, VENICE BEACH (CA) – MAY 19TH, 2011


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Clarisa Rose (Right) is a new upcoming artist, winner of 106&Park in 2010 judged by Alicia Keys. Clarisa gave me goosebumps and almost brought me to tears with her sultress voice delivery over Hip Hop tracks. The festival featured professional and street basketball players competing in a tournament as well as performances by upcoming artists in the legendary Venice Beach setting.