OAKLAND MAN REPATRIATES TO GHANA AND GETS A SECOND WIND AT LIFE

By JR Valrey Africa has always been a distant dream for Black people, in the Americas, that have thought about escaping this horrid, social, white supremacists imperial kingdom that the colonizers have created. The late Kwame Ture aka Stokley Carmichael, was one of the biggest advocates for the descendants of enslaved Africans to return to the Motherland, to assist in the creation of the United States of Africa. With the modern political creation of super-nations like the European Union, it is in Africa’s interest to tear down colonial borders on…

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EAST OAKLAND’S NO VULTURES PODCAST DOCUMENTS THE HISTORY OF BAY AREA HIP HOP AND MORE

By JR Valrey, The People’s Minister of Information No Vultures Podcast, is where Oakland specifically, and people from the Bay, go to get valid Bay Area history. Much like his older cousin, Sway in the Morning, Lord Rab, the host of No Vultures and founder, is to the slums and the ghetto what Sway is to mainstream and white listeners; a Hip Hop elder statesmen. No Vultures is popular because Lord Rab isn’t scared to ask the hard questions of his subjects. I have seen everybody from Keak Da Sneak,…

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THE FAMILY OF INNOCENT 14 YEAR OLD HIT BY BULLET IN EAST OAKLAND IN AUGUST, STILL NEEDS OUR HELP

By JR Valrey  I have read social media post after post, about how terrible 2020 has been for the average residents of the U.S.; people who are used to living relatively comfortable lives. It has become trendy to complain about the pandemic, the Shelter in Place orders, the closing down of businesses, the lack of employment, distance learning, the new guidelines on travel and dining, and much more. While we constantly have fun complaining about how miserable our lives have become, a minute few have to deal with life as…

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MEKANIX PRODUCER 4-RAX TALKS DEBUT ALBUM F.E.A.R., CREATIVE PROCESS, AND WORKING THROUGH THE PANDEMIC PART 2

By The People’s Minister of Information JR 4 rAx, the legendary Oakland producer, known for being one half of the legendary Mobb Musik Hip Hop production squad, the Mekanix, has recently dropped his debut album “F.E.A.R.”, and in part 2 of this interview, we explore his thought process behind making this album and music in general, as well as 4 rAx gives his expert opinion on the definition of trendy, as well as Mobb Musik. Lastly he discusses, in depth, what him and his partner Tweed the Great have been…

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MEKANIX PRODUCER TALKS ABOUT DEBUT ALBUM “F.E.A.R.”, HIS STRUGGLES, AND HIP HOP NOT BEING 4 ELEMENTS PART 1

By The Minister of Information JR Valrey  By far, the most dominant production duo in Mobb Musik is the Mekanix; made up of 4 rAx and Tweed the Great. 4 rAx, known also for his legendary hooks on the music of rappers like Keak Da Sneak, J Stalin, The Delinquents, Mozzy, E-40, and more, has just dropped his new album of heat titled “F.E.A.R.”. One would expect any and every Mekanix production to beat up the speakers in your trunk, but unexpectedly 4 rAx, an avid fan of Hip Hop…

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