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Art Is Life. Everything Around Us Is Art. Appreciate It. Embrace & Encourage Creativity.
Mr. Draper Is A Multi-Media Artist From Harlem. Check Out www.RonaldDraperART.com For More Info.
Mr. Draper Will Be Featured In The “MARVEL”: RAW Artist showcase: April 11th, 2013 from 8:00pm-1:00am @ M1-5, 52 Walker Street, NYC. Tickets $10. www.RawArtists.org
There was once a time when you actually played video games all the way through to the end then played the game over again. The graphics of todays games are dope but they re-playability isn’t. Rarely are there any games that we actually “can’t wait” to play again. Now, soon as we need a game we trade it in or throw it to the side. Sega created a dope era of games with 16-bit graphics (that was dope for the time) & many games that we actually cared to play again.
The difference between minority and white American youth is their educational value. Minority youth glorify and value what pop culture says, it’s viewed as the “cool” thing to do. White youth glorifies it also, but not as much, it’s seems as if they’re more educated on the difference between what’s real and what’s ENTERTAINMENT. They’re taught how to capitalize off of what minority youth glorify. Way too many black/Latin American youth are too caught up on what’s (hot, cool, fly, dope etc.…) and not enough of our interest is focused on what’s really “cool” such as acquiring knowledge and attaining skills that’ll help us excel in life.
I love Hip-Hop and the opportunity it has created for so many people of our ethnic group to raise their families for decades, but as of late I feel that our youth are being poisoned by lyrics and trying to live vicariously through them or go above and beyond to live the lives these ENTERTAINERS portray in these music videos and magazines. Too many of our youth strive to walk in the footsteps of their favorite artist for the wrong reasons. These are the same youth that feels it’s “corny” to strive to be like the men/women that have stood up and laid down their lives to help reshape this country (i.e.: Martin Luther King, El Haj Malik Shabazz, Clarence Edward Smith, Marcus Garvey, etc.…)
But is it our youth’s fault? Or is it the powers that be that continually brainwash them? Is it our school systems? Or our “rehabilitation systems” that actually don’t rehabilitate anyone but instead criminalize a young male/female even more? A young minority goes to prison for felony charge, gets released and now has way less options of employment to seek because of this felony, which makes prison a “revolving door.”
Young brothers and sisters wake up, educate yourself, culture yourself and be proud of it! THE WORLD IS YOURS.
For the last 20 years, 5001 Flavors has been one of the most exclusive custom-made apparel companies for the entertainment industry, particularly within the rap and hip-hop community. Meet the family behind the brand as they talk about their big break in the industry and their new retail space “Harlem Haberdashery” the retail expression of 5001 Flavors.
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Dead Couture Is A Limited Series Line Inspired By High Fashion. Stay Tuned For More Pieces.
Wale “More About Nothing” Mixtape Is The Second Installment Of His “Nothing” Mixtape Series Which Is Inspired By The 90′s Sit-com Seinfeld. Pre-MMG Wale When He Was Fed Up With The Music Industry.
The Break Up Song (Video) Adapted From The Movie “(500) Days Of Summer.”