If you had a dollar for every big time Hip Hop artist who took a public stance (thumbing occasional tweets don’t count) or used their art to utter a peep about the #BlackLivesMatter movement, you’d be ballin’ so hard on the Dollar Menu. You might get a McChicken AND a sweet tea. Maybe.
But, don’t count out Scarface when it comes to using his powerful voice to send a hard-hitting message about what’s going on in the streets. His video for “Mental Exorcism” brilliantly blends real news footage with cell phone and police video of our Black brothers and sisters who lost their lives due to police brutality and other senseless violence. Face uses Sandra Bland’s voice and Eric Garner’s dying cries to punctuate his message. Check it out. Taste the Brew for more
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Posted by Witch Hazel | Posted on 08-25-2015
Even though summer is winding down, it’s still the season for dry skin, bug bites and other uncomfortableness. Whether you spent too many days in the sun or those pesky ‘skeeters seem to love your sweet meat every time you step outside, you need some relief! I’ve found a great remedy for random itchies and dry moments. Taste the Brew for more
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Posted by Witch Hazel | Posted on 08-21-2015
On the heels of the massive success of the N.W.A biopic, Straight Outta Compton, and the subsequent controversy over the film’s failure to tackle the group’s misogyny and Dr. Dre’s violent actions towards women, the Hip Hop hit-maker turned mogul is finally speaking out. Dr. Dre released a statement to the New York Times addressing the issue of his past violence.
“Twenty-five years ago I was a young man drinking too much and in over my head with no real structure in my life. However, none of this is an excuse for what I did. I’ve been married for 19 years and every day I’m working to be a better man for my family, seeking guidance along the way. I’m doing everything I can so I never resemble that man again. I apologize to the women I’ve hurt. I deeply regret what I did and know that it has forever impacted all of our lives.”
Apple, who has helped make Dr. Dre a VERY rich man, jumped into the conversation with its own statement:
“Dre has apologized for the mistakes he’s made in the past and he’s said that he’s not the same person that he was 25 years ago. We believe his sincerity and after working with him for a year and a half, we have every reason to believe that he has changed.”
So, what say you, Brewchies? Is this too little, too late? Do you believe him?
You can read the rest of the piece here and get caught up on the backstory by reading journalist Dee Barnes’ account of the night Dr. Dre assaulted her here.
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Posted by Fleur Delacour | Posted on 08-19-2015
I have not watched one episode of “LA Hair” this season. Wanna know why? Because some bright lightbulb thought by adding celebrity Queen hair stylist Jonathan Antin’s ass into the mix would be a good look. Not! The previews have showt (yes, showt) me ALL I need to see. They turned Kim Kimble into a raging uptight, PineSol woman of hair weavery! So she’s going to scream at Antin and her sister for 10 episodes? Even China’s wig looks sad about this. Kim why you let them do this to you, ma?
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Posted by Witch Hazel | Posted on 08-17-2015
When will people learn, you DON’T want it with Rihanna? Like, ever! NBA baller Matt Barnes told TMZ Sports that Rih is his “friend” and that the two are just a wee bit past the crush stage right now. Taste the Brew for more