► Saul Williams – Burundi

shockwebpic_saulwilliams_burundiBrand new Saul Williams featuring Emily Kokal of Warpaint from his album MartyrLoserKing coming this fall via the Fader label. Video directed by Rwandan filmmaker Kivu Ruhorahoza.

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Protect The Net: The History Of Net Neutrality

shockwebpic_netneutralityexplainedNow that the FCC has voted yes on Net Neutrality and has vowed to establish rules that will prevent internet service providers from creating fast lanes, throttling speeds or blocking sites, the future of the internet is on the right track.

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Let’s UnPop This: Repetitive Pop Music & The Shazam Effect

shockwebpic_repetitivemusicA must-read feature from The Atlantic looks into why the state of [pop] music is the way it is…repetitive, monotonous, homogeneous, super loud and compressed and in many cases, super cheesy.

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Take Action Internet Citizens: Defend Net Neutrality. Don’t Allow Internet Discrimination

shockleewebpic_defendnetneutralityIf you use the internet and think that it is one of the best things ever invented then please take action now. Help stop laws go into place that will allow your internet service providers to discriminate when and how fa$t they deliver your content. Help save the internet before it’s too late.

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Does Silicon Valley Have A Race Problem?

shockleewebpic_siliconvalleyraceprobAs the tech industry led by Silicon Valley continues to grow, the boom has some people examining some issues of inequality, whether locally around San Francisco or in the venture capital circuit, how can we fix the gap and allow diversity to fuel innovation?

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► Nelson Mandela Reggae Tribute Mix

shockleewebpic_mandelareggaemixSince Nelson Mandela’s passing on December 5, 2013, there have been several tribute mixes floating around the web paying their respects. This particular mix though, takes a different approach by featuring strictly reggae tunes, an effort that highlights the Mandela’s impact throughout the African diaspora.

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High Tech Trash: Your Computer Parts Are Toxic

shockleewebpic_ewasteproblemAs this year comes to a close and you might add a few new gadgets to your collection, here is something to take into consideration when it’s time to get rid of your old ones.

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Russell Brand Says It’s Time To Wake Up

shockleewebpic_russellbrandbbcComedian and actor Russell Brand recently did an interview on the BBC show Newsnight with British TV presenter Jeremy Paxman where he discussed voting, change, genuine alternatives, big business and destruction of the planet. In a dynamic exchange that once again shows how the mainstream media is falling off when it comes to real discussion, investigation, thorough questioning and debate.

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More Trees Less Assholes

shockleestorypic_moretreesYou know what they say, sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words…never been truer.

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[DC] Fri. Sept. 20th: Hip Hop & Politics @ The Congressional Black Caucus 43rd Annual Legislative Conference

shockleewebpic_hiphopandpoliticsIf you’re in the Washington, DC area come check out a discussion on hip hop and politics this Friday, September 20th featuring our own Hank Shocklee plus the legendary DMC of Run DMC, MC Lyte, Rev. Yearwood of the Hip Hop Caucus, Michael Skolnik of Global Grind, Angela Rye of IMPACT Strategies and Amos Brown, on-air personality on Radio One. The event is hosted by Rep. André Carson.

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