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Check My Resume: Uncle Luke accepts I Am Hip Hop Icon Award


Hip Hop veteran, Luther “Uncle Luke” Campbell says he has never been honored or nominated during his 35 years in the music industry. With passion, Luke gives insight into moments that defined his career and others. Congratulations to a southern pioneer!

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Here are all the cyphers from tonight’s BET Hip Hop Awards!

YES!  My favorite part of the awards has always been the cyphers.  This year the BET Hip Hop Awards showcases the new emcees and a few vets with DJ Premier of Houston, TX.  Eminem wasn’t the only rapper to take a jab at Donald Trump!  Watch all the cyphers here.
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Which one was your favorite?
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ON THIS DAY: CHINARA BUTLER & RICE UNIVERSITY – PIMP C: A TRILL LEGACY

Where were you when you heard your very first UGK record?  Just some of the dialogue exchanged among the attendees present as Dr. Pinn & Chinara Butler (Widow of Legendary Southern Pioneer Chad “Pimp C.” Butler) prepared for the nights’ event & panelists. When surfaced that there would be a Pimp C Collection at the Woodson Research Center, Hip Hop began to celebrate its excitement thru social media, hence the notable contributions of UGK for not only representation throughout the south, but in regards to the iconic moments within rap music in its entirety. Having had the opportunity to interview Mr. Boomtown back in 2011, I remember learning more about the Port Arthur team and those candid moments that you just can’t simply google. Last night’s event is considerably another one of those, “you had to be there.”

 

I was able to gain insight throughout the evening and looked forward to having an opportunity to visit the collection in Rice’s Fondren Library which includes lyrics handwritten, contracts, artwork from fans and more! Let’s recall from L. To R. the panelist who chimed in on the key moments that shaped their personal relationship with Pimp C

E.S.G., DJ Michael Watts, Mr. Lee, Lil Keke, David Banner, Chinara Butler, Bun B with moderation by Madd Hatta 

Bun B shares how fellow pioneer & legendary DJ Screw, had first test press of “Tell Me Something Good,” and framed it like a plaque.

He spoke on their record “Pocket Full of Stones” which was featured on the, Menace II Society soundtrack, and went on to mention how the ending we saw was actually the alternate version.  Originally, it was “O-Dog” who was supposed to meet his unfortunate fate in the ending!  What a classic movie and great film none the less to be apart of.

A member within the audience asked Bun b a question that he summarizes as one he often receives regarding conspiracies surrounding Pimp C’s death, and clarified it wasn’t due to an overdose of lean.  He did address as well as Chinara, that his existing health conditions contributed to what ultimately led to his passing.

A mini documentary was shown during the ceremony which highlighted how UGK influenced the new generation with featured speakers like Asap Rocky and Scotty ATL.

 

 

David Banner elaborated more that although his death was a result of health factors, the humble conscious rapper from Port Arthur, did knowingly receive death threats due to his new social status, and the leader he had become within the community.

Banner first interacted with Pimp C by way of mail when he wrote to the rapper while incarcerated. He recalled sending pictures of new drum machines which undoubtedly led to him introducing & teaching P C how to use production equipment.

Mad Hatta, E.S.G., Mr. Lee spoke of respect, music & more, while Lil Keke went on record to say he received confidence to pursue music from U.G.K.  Michael Watts said his experience came mostly thru the radio interaction when “Pimp” would call up to the 97.9 station.

It’s thru the continuous efforts and occasions such as these that Chinara vowed in sustaining the voice of Pimp C.  The event carried over to a separate location where Deleon sponsored an evening to remember and J Prince & Chinara would share their first photo together since her becoming a widow.

Among many others in attendance were Hip Hop Recording Artist & Houston Veteran Killa Kyleon and  Billboard Charting Artist Snooti Wild.

*Event Photos & source courtesy of @gavingeorgemusic


This historical hip hop occasion may be over, but his LEGACY lives on. Be sure to stay posted to alltrillthings.com and follow @chinarabutler on social media for further updates and more #LongLivePimpC events, music, and memorabilia to be announced.

 

Purchase Pimp C posthumous album, Long Live The Pimp

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/long-live-the-pimp/id1055415200

You can also utilize the streaming service below to take a listen

 

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Onyx• Queen of Killeen| Songwriter | Music Professional | Executive Producer & Host of Jermaine Dupri’s Global 14 the Cut | 2014 SEA Internet Hustler of the Year

(C) Jan 2017
(P) Jan 2017

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[MIXTAPE] REVIEW: J-RENA – If The Shoe Fits

Haven’t been this excited about a full R&B female project since Candice Boyd. J-Rena has set the bar pretty high for 2017.  The mix is just simply put, amazing! I was thoroughly impressed by the compilation.  “If The Shoe Fits” is dope from start to finish, which to be honest, should be every artist’s goal when completing their project.  “J” adopts the popular model of using familiar records, then recreates them as if the instrumentation was her very own.  The perfect balance of slow, upbeat, and mellow records makes for an amazing playlist.  This just became my official car ride, cardio run, and get ready mix!  The lyrics are quite clear & concise presenting a message throughout each listed track.  Completely fitting for it’s title, and its accompanied by host Ferrari Simmons, and mixed by The Core DJs CEO Tony Neal.  You can ask me which is my favorite, but after multiple playbacks I can’t really pinpoint just one.  No one outside my circle gets this much play aside from Jeezy.  She “did that” and I’m excited about what’s next.  No further breakdown is needed.  With the vocals and the unique appropriate arrangements, it sounds like RnB is back!  Take a listen for yourself.  Straight 🔥!!

J Rena – If The Shoe Fits – Ferrari Simmons, T. Neal – Free Mixtape Download And Stream

Source: J Rena – If The Shoe Fits – Ferrari Simmons, T. Neal
Peep J-Rene’s most recent visual below!

We had an opportunity to hop on the wave before it takes off! Listen to our exclusive one on one interview with R&B’s new songstress!

Twitter: @jrenamusic

IG: @jrenamusic

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The Connect: Would You Cut The Check? [4]

Something I’ve Wanted To Share For Quite Some Time Is About Maybe Once or Twice A Year I Come Across An Unknown, Unsigned or Independent Artist Who Is By Far Incredibly Talented & Pretty Much Ready To Go! Often I Have Asked To Either Interview Or Feature Their Projects And Most Of These Same Artists Have Now Progressed Into Some Of Your Favorite Entertainers. All That Studio Time…All That Grinding..But When It All Boils Down, You Either Have It…Or You Don’t! Still Working On The Commas Needed To Activate Mission: Mogul 😉 However, Within These Upcoming Series Are Artists Whom I’d Definitely Sign A Check Towards…Would You?

 

D-Mac For The Fourth Quarter
Miami, FL

Having First Started As A Battle Rapper, D-mac Learned How To Structure His Music Properly In Order To Create Records That Showcase His Craft. Before Tory Lanez “Say It” Came About, He Released His 2014 Dear Destiny Compilation With 90s Samples. Among The Tracklist Is One Of My Favorites “The Code.”  Pay Attention To The Lyrics.

His Industry Relationships Came About Due To The Genuine Friendships That Were Established First.  He Successfully Sold Nearly A Thousand Care Packages To Fans Who Purchased His Most Recent Project “Destiny.” Seeing How This Was Accomplished Without A Promotional, I Can Only Imagine The Opportunities That Lie Ahead.  One Listen To This Artist Simply Leaves You Wanting To Hear More.

Twitter: @imdmac  IG: @dmac2r

 

Would You Cut The Check?

Yes
I Need To See A Little More
No


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*Please Note None Of The Above Mentioned Artists Are Paid Advertisements & Have No Prior Knowledge They Are Being Featured. Check Back Quarterly To See Who’s Been Added To The Series!*

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The Connect: Would You Cut The Check? [3]

Something I’ve Wanted To Share For Quite Some Time Is About Maybe Once or Twice A Year I Come Across An Unknown, Unsigned or Independent Artist Who Is By Far Incredibly Talented & Pretty Much Ready To Go! Often I Have Asked To Either Interview Or Feature Their Projects And Most Of These Same Artists Have Now Progressed Into Some Of Your Favorite Entertainers. All That Studio Time…All That Grinding..But When It All Boils Down, You Either Have It…Or You Don’t! Still Working On The Commas Needed To Activate Mission: Mogul 😉 However, Within These Upcoming Series Are Artists Whom I’d Definitely Sign A Check Towards…Would You?

 

SKNY For The Third Quarter
Minneapolis, MN

 

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His Music Is A Blend Of Energy With Creative Content. He Might Match A Couple Records With Current Waves Of Production, But I Like That He’s Able To Offer Up A Variety. Most Within Position To Sit Down For A One On One Have Already Caught Wind Of Him.  Investors, He’ll Accept Your Check…But Unless It Has The Right Amount Of 000,000s…It Doesn’t Look Like He Needs It.

A 90s Baby Who’s Familiar With Different Aspects Of The Game.  My Industry Peers I Showed Him To At The Time Heavily Agreed.  He’s Already Joined A Couple Of Tours With Notable Music Veterans Too Short & E40. I Was Introduced During DJs United Conference (2014).  Let’s Rewind Back.

Twitter: @aintyouSKNY  IG: @aintyouSKNY

Would You Cut The Check?

Yes
I Need To See A Little More
No

 

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*Please Note None Of The Above Mentioned Artists Are Paid Advertisements & Have No Prior Knowledge They Are Being Featured. Check Back Quarterly To See Who’s Been Added To The Series!*

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