DID YOU KNOW? : KAREEM ABDUL-JABBAR IS OUR CULTURAL AMBASSADOR [VIDEO]

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This happened back in January but it doesn’t hurt to keep spreading the word to those who had no idea.  Check out the video with Clinton naming him Cultural Ambassador of the United States.  Last month he was in Brazil to talk to underprivileged youth about “the importance of education, racial tolerance, and sports as a tool for empowerment.” [Source]

E-40 & ASIAN AMERICAN “FUNCTION” IN THE BATHROOM

No not in a weird way…E-40 has been an ambassador of Bay Area music for well over 20 years but his unique charisma and original lingo has made him a staple in hip-hop period.  These qualities and never ending volumes of slang has helped him transcend cultural boundaries everywhere, including the asian culture.  We’ve seen the YouTube clips of Asian E-40 so we know they are fans…in some of E-40′s new online promo videos we see him getting down with an Asian-American fan.  Check it out, another video after the jump.

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KONY 2012 by INVISIBLE CHILDREN [VIDEO]

There has been plenty of debate, talk and emotion expressed over the last 24 hours in regards to this topic.  What are your thoughts on this?

 

A DAY IN THE LIFE WITH THE AIRPLANE BOYS via HIGHSNOBIETY TV [VIDEO]

On the newest episode of HighSnobiety TV the Toronto duo The Airplane Boys are featured.  The video piece  shows the two childhood friends and how their upbringing in Canada has raised them and influenced their music.  Toronto’s melting pot of cultures seems to be breeding artists that are creating sounds that blend various musical genres, it’s pretty interesting to see.  This is a dope piece so make sure to check it out.  Don’t forget that The Airplane Boys will be performing at The Vibe House at SXSW that we’ll be covering.

ASAP ROCKY MEETS RAKIM LIVE on ANGIE MARTINEZ [VIDEO]

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This may look like a big deal to some by reading the headlines…and to others it may just sound like whatever.  The story behind it though should be of interest to all.  It’s interesting how “old” hip-hop culture has essentially become in the fact that some of hip-hop’s up and comers have parents who grew up listening to hip-hop.  For those that don’t know, ASAP Rocky was named after Rakim the hip-hop legend.  This meeting was made even more special as they called Rocky’s mother to have her talk to both artists live on the air.  In the future we’re wondering how many more instances of this will happen. You can see part 2 right here.